Tomas Karlsson

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This randomized study assessed if intravenous iron improves hemoglobin (Hb) response and permits decreased epoetin dose in anemic (Hb 9-11 g/dl), transfusion-independent patients with stainable iron in the bone marrow and lymphoproliferative malignancies not receiving chemotherapy. Patients (n=67) were randomized to subcutaneous epoetin beta 30 000 IU once(More)
The reflex changes in skin blood flow which occur in response to various non-thermal stimuli (e.g., deep inspiratory gasps, arousing or painful stimuli, emotional stress) are profoundly influenced by the thermoregulatory state. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the involvement of arteriovenous anastomoses in the thermoregulatory modulation of(More)
Surprising sensory stimuli causing arousal are known to evoke short-lasting activation of human sympathetic activity in skin but not in muscle nerves; anecdotal observations suggest that there may even be an inhibition of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). To test this hypothesis we recorded multiunit MSNA in the peroneal nerve in 19 subjects aged(More)
Clozapine (7.5-30.0 mumol kg-1 s.c.) produced a decrease in core temperature in the rat. The temperature decrease caused by clozapine (7.5 mumol kg-1 s.c.) was fully antagonized by the selective dopamine D1 receptor antagonist SCH 23390 (0.3 mumol kg-1) s.c.) and a partial antagonism was obtained by the selective dopamine D2 receptor antagonist raclopride(More)
BACKGROUND Acute phase hyperglycaemia has been associated with increased mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome. We investigated whether the predictive value of admission hyperglycaemia for mortality differs between diabetics and non-diabetics with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS Patients with acute coronary syndrome (n=1957) were followed up(More)
Young, old, alcohol intoxicated, and sleep deprived subjects studied weakly and strongly related word pairs, and were tested in lexical decision priming and cued recall. Results showed memory deficits for old, alcohol intoxicated, and sleep deprived subjects in cued recall of weakly related pairs. In contrast, there were no differences between these three(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe mortality and morbidity during a 2-year period after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) among diabetic and nondiabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS All the patients in western Sweden in whom CABG was undertaken between June 1988 and June 1991 and in whom concomitant procedures were not performed were registered(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating homocysteine levels are predictive of survival in patients with stable coronary artery disease. The prognostic value of serum homocysteine levels, obtained in the acute phase in patients with myocardial infarction or unstable angina, is unknown. OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that circulating homocysteine levels, obtained during(More)
The sensitivity of baroreflex control of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) represents the responsiveness of SNA to changes in blood pressure. In a slightly different analysis, the baroreflex threshold measures the probability of whether a sympathetic burst will occur at a given diastolic blood pressure. We hypothesized that baroreflex threshold analysis(More)
Surprising sensory stimuli have been found to attenuate one or two sympathetic discharges in human muscle nerves of some, but not all subjects, an effect suggested to be due to arousal. The aims of the present study were: (1) to provide evidence for or against an arousal mechanism by searching for evidence of habituation, and (2) to investigate if the(More)