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AIMS The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as a clustering of cardiovascular risk factors characterized by insulin resistance. We investigated the relationship of the MetS and its single components, defined by all six different criteria, with coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and all-cause mortality in a prospective(More)
Plasma catecholamine levels were studied in 45 severely injured patients for 8 days after the trauma. Sixteen of the patients were classified as critically injured and 29 as seriously injured. The total plasma catecholamine values of the whole group immediately after the injury were almost twice as high as the eighth day reference values and remained(More)
Forty-five patients with severe blunt injuries were examined during eight posttraumatic days. At random, 14 patients were given three doses of methylprednisolone intravenously; 10 mg/kg at 8-hour intervals. Fat embolism syndrome was diagnosed in 13/45 patients, only one of whom had received corticosteroid (p = 0.03). Shock, acidosis and elevated plasma(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components defined by four different criteria including subjects with prevalent diabetes in their definitions were associated with congestive heart failure (CHF) independent of interim myocardial infarction (MI) and prevalent diabetes during a 20-year follow-up in an elderly(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Limited information is available on the role of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) to predict stroke. We investigated the relationship of the MetS and its single components, defined by 6 different criteria, with stroke in a prospective population-based study. METHODS The MetS was defined according to the World Health Organization, the(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the relationship of the metabolic syndrome and its single components, defined by four different criteria, with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in a prospective population-based study. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The metabolic syndrome was defined according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Cholesterol(More)
Production of various arachidonic acid metabolites from both endogenous and exogenous substrate was measured using cultures of synovial fibroblasts from healthy and rheumatic synovia. At first, the rheumatic cells showed retarded growth and an altered histological picture. Rheumatic cells produced more 6-keto-PGF1 alpha, the main metabolite of prostacyclin,(More)