Ossi Teerenhovi

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OBJECTIVE The Allen test is a widely used screening method of hand circulation. Our aim was to study whether the Allen test alone gives sufficient information for harvesting the radial artery in coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS One hundred and forty-five patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting underwent the Allen test, upper arm(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of antireflux surgery on gastric emptying. DESIGN Nonrandomized controlled trial 3 months before and after surgical intervention. SETTING Secondary and tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND CONTROL SUBJECTS Twenty consecutive patients (7 women, 13 men), mean age 49.2 years, with symptomatic, objectively confirmed(More)
Twenty patients with ultrasonographic or computed tomographic diagnosis of pancreatic pseudocyst were referred for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Two of these were found at laparotomy not to have pseudocysts and were excluded. Pancreatography was successful in 15 out of 18 cases (83%) and cholangiography in 12 out of 18 cases (67%).(More)
Since radial artery is preferably harvested from a non-dominant hand, our aim was to study whether there are contraindications for radial artery harvest in the dominant hand if the radial artery of the other hand is not suitable for harvesting. Thirty-three patients scheduled to coronary artery bypass grafting with contraindication for radial artery harvest(More)
The activity and the content of phospholipase A2 (PLA2), a potential 'toxin' in pancreatitis, were determined separately by respective methods in pancreatic tissue resected from 22 patients treated for acute necrotizing pancreatitis. Correspondent enzyme assays were analyzed in the serum of 6 last patients. In cases with total necrosis in the tissue(More)
Atherosclerosis of the inferior epigastric artery (IEA) and the internal mammary artery (IMA) was evaluated in 21 patients with coronary heart disease. Both arteries were used simultaneously in coronary artery bypass grafting. Histologic samples were obtained from the proximal and distal segments of IEA and from the distal segment of IMA. Morphologic(More)
The effect of lesser sac drainage with or without lavage on some early predictors and on outcome in acute necrotizing pancreatitis was analysed. The evaluation was made prospectively for 24 patients, in a single centre study. According to Ranson's criteria and laparotomy findings, the lavage and drainage groups were comparable and the pancreatitis was(More)
The influence of pancreatic resection on early systemic complications of acute necrotizing pancreatitis was evaluated in 84 patients. The aetiology of pancreatitis was alcohol 71 per cent, gallstones 13 per cent, alcohol plus gallstones 2 per cent, trauma 1 per cent and idiopathic 12 per cent. A total of 26 of 81 patients (32 percent) had greater than 50(More)
21 years' experience of operated pancreatic pseudocysts is reviewed. The number of patients was 42, with mean age of 50 +/- 5 years. Thirteen patients (31%) were alcoholic. In 6/42 cases (14%) pancreatic carcinoma was considered the reason for pseudocyst formation. In 30 patients an internal and in 11 an external drainage was created. Operative mortality(More)
OBJECTIVES Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease affecting several vessels of the body. Coronary artery patients requiring bypass surgery have increased prevalence of carotid artery atherosclerosis which is known to increase operative risk in coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Radial artery is often screened for grafting purposes preoperatively. Our aim(More)