Minna Sadeniemi

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Nitric oxide (NO) has recently gained much attention due to its apparently double-edged role in neuronal injury. This study was aimed at elucidating neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) expression in the brain after two types of injury, namely axonal transection and colchicine treatment. The neurosecretory hypothalamo-pituitary pathway served as a model(More)
Nitric oxide has recently been implicated in mediation of neuronal excitotoxicity and damage. This study aimed at elucidating the changes in the expression of neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in the hippocampus after status epilepticus induced by perforant pathway stimulation. nNOS-immunoreactivity (nNOS-ir) and neuronal damage, assessed by(More)
Governances, structures and contents of mental health services are being reformed across countries. There is a need for data to support those changes. The aim of this study was to explore the quality, i.e., diversity and community orientation, and quantity, i.e., personnel resources, of mental health and substance abuse services (MHS) and evaluate(More)
Collaborative care models for treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in primary care have been shown to be effective. The aim of this study was to investigate at the municipal level to what extent investment in mental health personnel at primary care health centres in the study area is reflected in the costs and use of secondary psychiatric services.(More)
BACKGROUND The diversity of mental health and substance abuse services (MHS) available to service users is seen as an indicator of the quality of the service system. In most countries MHS are provided by a mix of public, private and third sector providers. In Finland, officially, the municipalities are responsible for organizing the services needed, but the(More)
Hypothalamic supraoptic nucleus (SON) neurons express nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in an activity-dependent manner. In the present study, the effect of aging on the NOS expression of the SON neurons, as detected by nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase activity, was studied under normal conditions and under dehydration stress induced by salt(More)
Current reforms of mental health and substance abuse services (MHS) emphasize community-based care and the downsizing of psychiatric hospitals. Reductions in acute and semi-acute hospital beds are achieved through shortened stays or by avoiding hospitalization. Understanding the factors that drive the current inpatient treatment provision is essential. We(More)
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