Niclas Sjögren

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The development of the dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) alpha/gamma agonist tesaglitazar as an oral antidiabetic was recently discontinued. Here we present tumor data from a 2-year carcinogenicity study in rats given 0.3, 1, 3, and 10 micromol/kg tesaglitazar is presented with focus on the findings of subcutaneous fibrosarcomas. To(More)
INTRODUCTION Perfusion measurement by arterial spin labeling (ASL) techniques is well suited for pharmaceutical magnetic resonance imaging (phMRI) studies to investigate how drugs change the cerebral perfusion status and further, neuronal activity. MATERIALS AND METHOD Twelve healthy normal male volunteers participated in the study which was based on a(More)
Survivors of poliomyelitis often develop increased or new symptoms decades after the acute infection, a condition known as post-polio syndrome (PPS). The condition affects 20-60% of previous polio patients, making it one of the most common causes of neurological deficits worldwide. The underlying pathogenesis is not fully understood and accurate diagnosis(More)
With the aim of evaluating the usefulness of an in vitro system for assessing the potential hepatotoxicity of compounds, the paper describes several methods of obtaining mathematical models for the prediction of compound-induced toxicity in vivo. These models are based on data derived from treating rat primary hepatocytes with various compounds, and(More)
We aimed to find functional and structural differences in neuropathy between patients with and without chronic pain following nerve injury. We included 30 patients requiring hand surgery after a trauma, with 21 reporting chronic pain for more than one year after the injury, while 9 did not suffer from injury-related chronic pain. We assessed mechanical(More)
Integrative understanding of preclinical and clinical data is imperative to enable informed decisions and reduce the attrition rate during drug development. The volume and variety of data generated during drug development have increased tremendously. A new information model and visualization tool was developed to effectively utilize all available data and(More)
AIMS To conduct a psychometric analysis to determine the adequacy of instruments that measure cognition in Alzheimer's disease trials. BACKGROUND Both the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognition (ADAS-Cog) and the Neuropsychological Test Battery (NTB) are validated outcome measures for clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease and are approved also(More)
Tesaglitazar was developed as a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPARα/γ). To support the clinical program, a hamster carcinogenicity study was performed. The only neoplastic findings possibly related to treatment with tesaglitazar were low incidences of hemangioma and hemangiosarcoma in the liver of male animals. A high-power, two-year(More)
The use of novel analytical techniques (such as data clustering and decision trees) that can model and predict patient disease outcomes has great potential for assessing disease process and progression in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. For this study, 124 different variables (generated from image data, demographics and data) have been(More)