Tomi Seppälä

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BACKGROUND Hysterectomy guidelines highlight an increase in urinary tract injuries with laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). This national survey analyses complications of LH, abdominal hysterectomy (AH) and vaginal hysterectomy (VH). METHODS A prospective cohort undergoing hysterectomy for benign indications during 2006 was drawn from 53 hospitals in Finland;(More)
BACKGROUND Complications of laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) have been evaluated with particular focus on quantities of urinary tract injuries. An earlier survey in the 1990s on LH in Finland indicated a decreasing trend in complications; our aim was to evaluate the current complications and hysterectomy trends. METHODS All hysterectomies in Finland(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to examine the role of microsatellite instability (MSI) and BRAF(V600E)mutation in colorectal cancer (CRC) by categorising patients into more detailed subtypes based on tumour characteristics. METHODS Tumour samples from 762 population-based patients with sporadic CRC were analysed for MSI and BRAF(V600E) by(More)
This study focused on the use of accelerated testing to find out why tantalum capacitors fail. Stress effects of humidity, temperature, and ripple voltage were examined in different combinations. Results show that a standard 85/85 test with combined enhanced moisture and temperature does not result in failure of tantalum capacitors in 2500 h. However, with(More)
a Department of Business, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland b Department of Information and Service Economy, Aalto University School of Business, P.O. Box 11000, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland c Department of Marketing, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, FI-65101 Vaasa, Finland d Department of Management and International(More)
We conducted an executive level survey in the 500 largest companies in Finland. In general, the adaptation of leading edge technology in Finland is high. We analyzed systematic support tools that were used for strategic decisions. Two hundred seventy five executives described their used of strategy support. The most used tool types were: SWOT-analysis,(More)
In the strategic level decision-making of road network maintenance, the condition of the network plays a central role, both as an input to the evaluation process and an outcome of the proposed maintenance works. The condition is perceived by the road users and affects the costs of the traffic flow on the network. Without maintenance the condition of the(More)
Simulated virtual realities o®er a promising but currently underutilized source of data in studying cultural and demographic aspects of dynamic decision-making (DDM) in small groups. This study focuses on one simulated reality, a clock-driven business simulation game, which is International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making Vol. 16, No. 3(More)
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