Nils Gunnar Toremalm

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A clinical in vivo - in vitro method for functional mucociliary studies via surface-light reflections is described as well as a method for intracellular recording of electrical activities in ciliated cells. Two types of surface-light reflections can be recognized - one from the secretion layer and one from the tops of lashing cilia. Internal and external(More)
Ototoxicity and efficacy of netilmicin was evaluated in 76 consecutive patients with moderate to severe infections with Gram-negative rods and Staphylococcus aureus. Netilmicin alone was efficacious in 47 patients and in another 23 patients cure or improvement was seen with netilmicin combined with another antibiotic, usually penicillin. Therapeutic failure(More)
Hearing damage suffered by male workers in an automobile sheet-metal pressing plant has been studied on five occasions during the period 1964-89. The hearing threshold data have been analysed in order to determine hearing loss due to noise in various age groups. The hearing thresholds were better on later occasions. In the youngest group of workers only 45%(More)
To gain further knowledge about the differences between normal and pathologic anatomy of the temporomandibular joint disk, we examined histologically disks obtained at autopsy from 10 symptom-free persons and compared our findings with observations involving 17 surgically removed disks. The surgical patients had internal derangement and severe long-standing(More)
Local mucociliary activity (mucociliary wave frequency) was recorded in vivo and in vitro in maxillary sinus diseases. Activity was fairly normal even in cases with chronic purulent sinusitis. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) sometimes showed a quantitative reduction of cilia. The mucociliary wave frequency was mostly about 1000 waves/min, and there was(More)