Pelle Nilsson

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The ability to predict adverse hypotensive events, where a patient's arterial blood pressure drops to abnormally low (and dangerous) levels, would be of major benefit to the fields of primary and secondary health care, and especially to the traumatic brain injury domain. A wealth of data exist in health care systems providing information on the major health(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review highlights recent advances in cerebral microdialysis as a tool for neurochemical monitoring of patients with traumatic brain injury. RECENT FINDINGS Progress in microdialysis research has come from validation studies of microdialysis biomarkers and clinical outcome in large cohorts of traumatic brain injury patients and by(More)
Astrocytic glutamate (Glt) uptake keeps brain interstitial Glt levels low. Within the astrocytes Glt is converted to glutamine (Gln), which is released and reconverted to Glt in neurons. The Glt-Gln cycle is energy demanding and impaired energy metabolism has been suggested to cause low interstitial Gln/Glt ratios. Using microdialysis (MD) measurements from(More)
Cerebral ischemia is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Although 70% of the patients show angiographic vasospasm only 30% develop symptomatic vasospasm defined as delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). Early detection and management of reversible ischemia is of critical importance in patients with SAH.(More)
  • Sylwia Libard, Svetlana N. Popova, Rose-Marie Amini, Vesa Kärjä, Timo Pietiläinen, Kirsi M. Hämäläinen +13 others
  • 2014
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has been indicated being a significant oncomodulator. Recent reports have suggested that an antiviral treatment alters the outcome of a glioblastoma. We analysed the performance of commercial HCMV-antibodies applying the immunohistochemical (IHC) methods on brain sample obtained from a subject with a verified HCMV infection, on(More)
There are many serious and acute physiological conditions about which we have incomplete medical knowledge. To address this and develop effective treatments it is often the case that a wealth of clinical data is required for collection, analysis and feedback. Whilst such data often exists it is typically held in a variety of different formats and locations.(More)
The feasibility and accuracy of using checklists after every working shift in a bedside computer-based information system for documentation of secondary insults in the neurointensive care unit were evaluated. The ultimate goal was to get maximal attention to avoid secondary insults. Feasibility was investigated by assessing if the checklists were filled in(More)