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Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a key factor in tumorigenesis. The association between EGFR expression and prognosis in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is not clear. In our study of 134 RCCs, the cellular location of immunostaining was evaluated and patients with EGFR-positive tumours with prominent membranous staining had a good prognosis. Their(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the changes in the multiple sclerosis (MS) concordance in twins, and the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to the aetiology of MS in Finland. BACKGROUND Both genes and the environment contribute to the development of MS. A well-conducted twin study is an excellent means to assess the relative contribution of(More)
The aim here is to show that texture parameters of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data changes in lymphoma tissue during chemotherapy. Ten patients having non-Hodgkin lymphoma masses in the abdomen were imaged for chemotherapy response evaluation three consecutive times. The analysis was performed with MaZda texture analysis (TA) application. The best(More)
  • Minna Anttila, M Anttila, Välimäki M, Hätönen H Luukkaala, Kaila M, M Välimäki +25 others
  • 2012
Effects of the implementation of the web-based patient support system on staff's attitudes towards computers and IT use: a randomised controlled trial. Design and development process of patient-centered computer-based support system for patients with schizophrenia spectrum psychosis. Integration of computer and Internet-based programmes into psychiatric(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to elucidate predictors of decreased free water clearance (DFWC) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. We hypothesized that DFWC and fluid retention are linked to the severity of pulmonary problems and prolonged respiratory support, especially to nCPAP treatment. METHODS The investigation was carried out at Tampere University(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of web-based patient education sessions in the psychiatric inpatient care. METHODS The qualitative and quantitative data was collected from 93 patients' evaluation reports in two psychiatric hospitals in Finland completed by 83 nurses. RESULTS The web-education included six patient education sessions which were used over a(More)
This study evaluated nutrition and growth in relation to plasma adipokine levels in 21 very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) children with radiographic bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), 19 VLBW controls, and 19 term controls with a median age of 11.3 years. We took anthropometric measurements; assessed plasma levels of adipsin, resistin, adiponectin, and leptin; and(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment develops in some MS patients at any time during the course of the disease regardless of whether the patients have neurological disability or not. Underlying causes for the MS related cognitive decline are yet poorly understood but both genetic and environmental risk factors have been proposed. OBJECTIVES To assess whether(More)
Internet-based patient support systems are widely assumed to predict a future trend in patient education. Coherent information is still lacking on how patient education is adopted in psychiatric hospitals and how information technology is used in it. Our aim was to describe nurses' adoption of an Internet-based patient education programme and the variables(More)
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