Minna Hämäläinen

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We examined stool specimens for viral pathogens from 50 children referred to hospital due to acute gastroenteritis (AGE) resulting from consuming drinking water contaminated with sewage in a Finnish community using PCR methods. Rotavirus was detected in 33 (66%), human calicivirus in 31 (62%), and both in 40% of cases. Of the caliciviruses, 20/31 (65%) were(More)
Noroviruses are, after rotaviruses, the second most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in young children. In a prospective study conducted in 2009-2010 at the Tampere University Hospital, 195 stool specimens were collected from cases of acute gastroenteritis in children and examined for noroviruses, sapoviruses, and rotaviruses, using a reverse(More)
Heavy snoring is associated with increased respiratory variation of the ballistocardiogram (BCG). The cause for this association is not known. Although the BCG is a sensitive method to measure myocardial performance, the validity of the signal as a marker of snoring-related haemodynamic changes has not been tested. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
There is no general agreement about the role of surgery in the treatment of juvenile chronic arthritis patients. It is very natural that in the case of the growing child, the surgical armament is limited to prophylactic procedures, and reconstructive operations are rather rare. In Finland, with a population of 5 million people, slightly less than 1,000(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether any of a number of factors studied correlated with the incidence of postoperative infection in rheumatoid patients, which is regarded as high. Data relating to all early postoperative infections between 1975 and 1978, 136 cases in all, were analysed together with data relating to two control series, one(More)
The effects of methylprednisolone on the clinical fat embolism syndrome were studied in a series of 60 patients who had at least two fractures of the pelvis, femur and tibia and who did not have any other important injuries. This series was dichotomized at random, and 29 patients were given 10 milligrams per kilogram of methylprednisolone three times, once(More)
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