Samipetteri Laine

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Human Lactobacillus sp strain GG (Lactobacillus GG) administered during acute rotavirus diarrhea has been shown to promote clinical recovery. To elucidate the immune mechanisms behind such a favorable outcome, the ELISPOT (solid phase enzyme-linked immunospot) assay of Ig- and specific antibody-secreting cells among circulating lymphocytes was used, giving(More)
Upper genital tract infection was investigated in 45 women admitted to hospital for suspected acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Salpingitis was diagnosed by laparoscopy in 30 (67%) women. Histopathological evidence of endometritis was found significantly more often in the 30 women with salpingitis (87%) than in the other 15 women without salpingitis(More)
We have investigated the role of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in the regulation of antigen-specific T-cell function in patients with cow's milk allergy. The study population consisted of 22 patients, aged from 7.6 to 56.9 months, who had challenge-proven cow's milk allergy (CMA) manifested with either skin (n = 9) or gastrointestinal (n = 13) symptoms. In(More)
BACKGROUND Food allergy is contemplated in atopic eczema. Early recognition of food allergies is difficult and the diagnosis is often missed because of the non-specificity of symptoms. New non-invasive tests are clearly needed. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS We measured the concentrations of tumour necrosis factor-alpha, eosinophil cationic protein and alpha-1(More)
OBJECTIVE The release of proinflammatory cytokines has been shown to be associated with the development of complications after coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass. The purpose of the present study was to establish whether ischemic preconditioning (IP) could limit inflammatory cytokines release in patients undergoing elective coronary(More)
PURPOSE The increased prevalence of autoantibodies in patients with epilepsy has been traditionally regarded to be a consequence of antiepileptic drugs. The purpose of this study was to measure autoantibodies in well-defined groups of patients with seizures to determine the effects of epilepsy and antiepileptic medications on the presence of autoantibodies.(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiopulmonary bypass is acknowledged to be one of the major causes of a complex systemic inflammatory response after cardiac surgery, and it may contribute to postoperative complications and even multiple organ dysfunction. We here compared the cytokine responses and the degree of myocardial injury after coronary artery bypass grafting with or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the anti-inflammatory and hemodynamic effects of 17beta-estradiol in men undergoing elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled. SETTING Operating room and intensive care unit in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one men undergoing primary, elective CABG surgery. (More)
Cell adhesion molecules are cell surface glycoproteins that may act as mediators in the metastatic process. Soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) is an immunological marker that may also serve as an indicator of tumour progression. Normal and neoplastic cells are capable of releasing these molecules into circulation. We evaluated the association between(More)
The CIAO Study ("Complicated Intra-Abdominal infection Observational" Study) is a multicenter investigation performed in 68 medical institutions throughout Europe over the course of a 6-month observational period (January-June 2012).Patients with either community-acquired or healthcare-associated complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) were included(More)