Päivi Mäkelä-Bengs

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We describe a four-generation family with a maternally inherited mitochondrial disorder. The symptoms were restricted to the CNS and muscle, the most common features being subacute necrotizing encephalomyopathy, cognitive impairment, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, infantile spasms, and optic atrophy. A point mutation at the nucleotide 8993 of the gene(More)
Tibial muscular dystrophy (TMD) is a rare autosomal dominant distal myopathy with late adult onset. The phenotype is relatively mild: muscle weakness manifests in the patient's early 40s and remains confined to the tibial anterior muscles. Histopathological changes in muscle are compatible with muscular dystrophy, with the exception that rimmed vacuoles are(More)
Lethal congenital contracture syndrome (LCCS) is an autosomal recessive disease leading to death before the 32d gestational week. It is characterized by the fetal akinesia phenotype, with highly focused degeneration of motoneurons in the spinal cord as the main neuropathological finding. We report here the assignment of the LCCS locus to a defined region of(More)
The lethal congenital contracture syndrome (LCCS) is an autosomal recessive syndrome (McKusick 253310) leading to perinatal death owing to early onset degeneration of the anterior horn motor neurones of the spinal cord. The neuropathological findings in the LCCS closely resemble those of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Since all the three types of SMA have(More)
PURPOSE This paper (1) presents the protocol of an on-going systematic literature review on the methods of structuring electronic health record (EHR) data and studying the impacts of implemented structures, thus laying basis for the analysis of the empirical articles (2) describes previous reviews published on the subject and retrieved during the search of(More)
BACKGROUND Asbestos fibers are known to accumulate in lung parenchyma and thoracic lymph nodes, but their presence and translocation into the extrapulmonary tissues need clarification. We assessed the presence of asbestos in the para-aortic (PA) and mesenteric (ME) lymph nodes. METHODS PA and ME lymph nodes and lung tissue from 17 persons who underwent(More)
In addition to patient care, EHR data are increasingly in demand for secondary purposes, e.g. administration, research and enterprise resource planning. We conducted a systematic literature review and subsequent analysis of 85 articles focusing on the secondary use of structured patient records. We grounded the analysis on how patient records have been(More)
PURPOSE To explore the impacts that structuring of electronic health records (EHRs) has had from the perspective of secondary use of patient data as reflected in currently published literature. This paper presents the results of a systematic literature review aimed at answering the following questions; (1) what are the common methods of structuring patient(More)
An implementation of eHealth services including a national code service is ongoing in Finland. The code service shares and maintains all common codes and data structures used in electronic patient records. In this paper, we describe the code service process and the challenges of developing the process as a part of national eHealth services.