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  • R Peltonen, M Nenonen, T Helve, O Hänninen, P Toivanen, E Eerola
  • 1997
To clarify the role of the faecal flora in the diet-induced decrease of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) activity, 43 RA patients were randomized into two groups: the test group to receive living food, a form of uncooked vegan diet rich in lactobacilli, and the control group to continue their ordinary omnivorous diets. Based on clinical assessments before, during(More)
BACKGROUND Sindbis virus (SINV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus found in Eurasia, Africa, and Oceania. Clinical SINV infection, characterized by arthropathic disease that may persist for years, is primarily reported in Northern Europe where the disease has considerable public health importance in endemic areas. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
Three patients fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of both multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were examined clinically, immunologically and by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In all three patients MRI showed several high-signal lesions compatible with MS and, additionally, non-specific small white matter lesions suggesting small(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterise the psychological profiles of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and patients with sicca symptoms but without SS; to find predictors for salivary gland function; to evaluate salivary scintigraphy as a method to differentiate between SS and patients with sicca symptoms but without SS. PATIENTS AND METHODS Psychological tests (Medical(More)
The effects of a strict uncooked vegan diet on serum lipid and sterol concentrations were studied in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The subjects were randomized into a vegan diet group (n 16), who consumed a vegan diet for 2-3 months, or into a control group (n 13), who continued their usual omnivorous diets. Serum total and LDL-cholesterol and(More)
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