Reijo Juhani Takalo

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OBJECTIVES To investigate if disease assessment by contrast-enhanced dynamic and static magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and quantitative nanocolloid (NC) scintigraphy gives useful additional information in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Twenty-seven patients with early RA (disease duration < or =12 months) were followed up for 1 yr and 24 of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of ultrasonography in assessing arthritic acromioclavicular (AC) joints. METHODS One hundred twenty-six AC joints of 63 healthy subjects (2 groups) were prospectively examined by ultrasound to determine the-normal limits of capsular distention and the width of the joint space. Thirty-three AC joints of 32 patients with(More)
In the present paper, the theoretical background of multivariate autoregressive modelling (MAR) is explained. The motivation for MAR modelling is the need to study the linear relationships between signals. In biomedical engineering, MAR modelling is used especially in the analysis of cardiovascular dynamics and electroencephalographic signals, because it(More)
The value of ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and plain radiography (PR) in detecting bone erosions on the humeral head was evaluated in a study of 26 in-patients (26 shoulders) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MRI depicted humeral erosions in 25 (96%), US in 24 (92%), CT in 20 (77%) and PR in 19 (73%) of the(More)
We evaluated 31 painful shoulders of 30 patients with chronic arthritis by ultrasonography (US) and compared the results with those of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Both US and MRI revealed effusion in the subacromial-subdeltoid (SA-SD) bursa, biceps tendon sheath (BTS) and glenohumeral (GH) joint, but MRI was more accurate in depicting joint(More)
OBJECTIVES Cell homing optimisation after transplantation is critical in myocardial infarction (MI) cell therapy. DESIGN Eight pigs were randomized to receiving autologous purified (111)indium-labeled bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs) (10(8) cells/2 ml) by intramyocardial (IM) (n=4) or by intracoronary (IC) (n=4) transplantation after 90 minutes(More)
Parkinsonism has been described in patients with mutations in POLG1 gene. The W748S mutation is one of the most common mutations in this gene and it has been found to be a frequent cause of autosomal recessive ataxia in adults and the Alpers syndrome in children. We found the W748S mutation in a 65-year-old man with a late-onset syndrome consisting of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the roles of contrast-enhanced dynamic and static magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and quantitative 99Tcm-labelled nanocolloid (NC) scintigraphy in detecting wrist joint inflammation in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Twenty-eight early RA patients (median symptom duration 5 months, range(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate ultrasonography (US) of salivary glands in primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and to compare US with parotid magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR sialography. METHODS US examination of parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands was performed on 27 patients with primary SS, 27 healthy controls and 27 symptomatic controls without SS.(More)
BACKGROUND Deposition of the beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta) in neuritic plaques is a hallmark of Alzheimer disease (AD). Mutations in genes encoding amyloid precursor protein (APP) and presenilin 1 and 2 (PSEN1, PSEN2) are associated with increased accumulation of Abeta in neuritic plaques or in the walls of cerebral vessels. Intracerebral hemorrhage(More)