Pentti Lautala

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In the Finnish Multicentre Study of the risk factors of coronary heart disease serum immunoreactive insulin (IRI) was measured in 3,486 children and adolescents aged 3-18 years. Serum IRI increased with age till the age of 15 years in both sexes. The increase in serum IRI levelled off with the progression of pubertal development. Serum IRI levels were(More)
To examine whether a physical activity program could improve physical fitness and glycemic control, 32 children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) were examined before the program and 3 mo later. Fifty percent of the subjects (n = 16) participated in the training for 1 h/wk (exercise group), whereas the remaining subjects were(More)
We wanted to determine the levels of fasting serum insulin during growth, the tracking of serum insulin, and the correlation of serum insulin with other coronary heart disease risk indicators in children and young adults. In 1986 2433 subjects, aged nine to 24 were studied, and insulin data were available from the same population in 1980 and 1983. Serum(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of physical and psychological mistreatment of medical students at two medical schools in Finland. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING To enable comparison between Finnish and American students, we used the American Medical Association's Office of Education Research questionnaire. RESULTS Three of every four students surveyed(More)
Seventeen children aged 5 months to 3 years with recurrent or chronic otitis media complicated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa were treated with ceftazidime. All patients had been previously treated with several antibiotics. All strains of Pseudomonas were initially sensitive to ceftazidime. In four of the six cases which failed bacteriologically, the Pseudomonas(More)
In vitro glucose oxidation and glucose transport in the rat medial (MH) and lateral (LH) hypothalamic areas was measured. Glucose oxidation was calculated from the conversion of [U-14C]glucose to 14CO2 and glucose transport from 14CO2 produced from [1-14C]glucose in the presence of phenazine and methosulphate and NaF. Increasing glucose in the medium from 1(More)
We describe a 12-year-old girl who died due to hypertensive encephalopathy and a 7-year-old boy with a favorable outcome after bilateral nephrectomy. Both had end-stage renal disease. Nephrectomy should be considered as a possible treatment of severe hypertension even without end-stage renal disease, if the patient has symptoms of hypertensive(More)
Epidemic nephropathy, a form of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, caused by the Puumala serotype of hantaviruses and occurring endemically in northern Scandinavia, was studied in 13 children. The clinical symptoms and signs were somewhat different from those reported in adults; none of our patients had hemorrhagic manifestations despite low thrombocyte(More)
AIM Children with motor disabilities are at increased risk of compromised bone health. This study evaluated prevalence and risk factors of low bone mass and fractures in these children. METHOD This cross-sectional cohort study evaluated bone health in 59 children (38 males, 21 females; median age 10 y 11 mo) with motor disability (Gross Motor Function(More)
Serum calcium and 25-OH-D3 in mothers of newborns with craniotabes. The aim of this study was to investigate whether calcium or vitamin D balance during late pregnancy have influence on the outcome of newborn craniotabes. 27 mothers and their fullterm newborns with craniotabes in two series were studied for clinical findings, course of pregnancy and calcium(More)