Mikko Vahteristo

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Possible effects of Chernobyl fallout on outcome of pregnancy in Finland were evaluated in a nationwide follow-up study. The outcomes were the rate of live births and stillbirths, pregnancy loss, and induced abortions by municipality. Exposure was assessed based on nationwide surveys of radiation dose rate from the Chernobyl fallout, from both external and(More)
The health effects in teachers of a mold-damaged school before and during an extensive remediation process were assessed. Health data were collected with self-administered questionnaires from teachers (n=31) working in a moisture and mold damaged school and from the reference group of teachers (n=13) working in a non-damaged school. The questionnaire study(More)
Repeated dosing of levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone (LCE) has shown a favourable pharmacokinetic (PK) profile compared with levodopa/carbidopa (LC), but increases maximum plasma levodopa concentrations (Cmax) during the day. High levodopa concentrations are associated with peak-dose dyskinesias. To determine whether administering LCE 75/18.5/200 and(More)
The objective of the present study was to assess the prevalence of asthma and asthma-related symptoms in Finland. We also wondered whether chronic cough may be an indicator of occult asthma. Prevalence and characteristics of children with doctor-diagnosed asthma and chronic respiratory symptoms were investigated in 7-12 year old school children from eastern(More)
Microbial indoor air quality and respiratory symptoms of children were studied in 24 schools with visible moisture and mold problems, and in eight non-damaged schools. School buildings of concrete/brick and wooden construction were included. The indoor environment investigations included technical building inspections for visible moisture signs and(More)
The aim of the study was to create a rapid method for estimating cancer risk in areas defined by exact map coordinates and to test it using as an example incidence of leukemia near an oil refinery. The method can be used to investigate possible local excesses of cancer of suspected environmental origin in Finland. Map coordinates with an accuracy of 10 m(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to compare lung deposition of budesonide administered from two dry powder inhalers, Giona Easyhaler 200 microg/dose and Pulmicort Turbuhaler 200 microg/dose by utilizing a pharmacokinetic method. METHODS This was an open, randomized, crossover study in 33 healthy subjects. The study consisted of four treatment periods(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate efficacy and safety of entacapone across phase III studies in Parkinson's disease (PD) with wearing-off symptoms. METHODS Retrospective, pooled analysis of four phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies with entacapone. RESULTS 475 of 808 patients with PD received entacapone and 333 received placebo.(More)
A total of 630 randomly selected dwellings were surveyed for visible signs of moisture damage by civil engineers, and questionnaire responses were collected from the occupants (a total of 1,017 adults) to analyse the association between moisture damage and occupant health. A three-level grading system was developed, which took into account the number of(More)
OBJECTIVES Levodopa is effective in the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS). However, due to the short duration of action of conventional levodopa/decarboxylase inhibitor formulations, multiple dosing may be required in individual patients with persisting symptoms. We assessed whether a new levodopa formulation containing levodopa, carbidopa, and(More)