Tommi Auvinen

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CONTEXT Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia to occur after cardiac surgery. An exaggerated inflammatory response has been proposed to be one etiological factor. OBJECTIVE To test whether intravenous corticosteroid administration after cardiac surgery prevents AF after cardiac surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia to occur after cardiac surgery, with an incidence of 20% to 40%. AF is associated with postoperative complications, including increased risk of stroke and need of additional treatment, as well as prolonged hospital stay and increased costs. It has been shown that prophylactic oral(More)
BACKGROUND Norway spruce (Picea abies) produces resin to protect against decomposition by microbial pathogens. In vitro tests have shown that spruce resin has antifungal properties against dermatophytes known to cause nearly 90% of onychomycosis in humans. OBJECTIVES To confirm previous in vivo observations that a topical resin lacquer provides(More)
In this paper we describe various ways in which power is exercised between personnel in a hospital operating theatre. An ethnographic approach was utilised in the fieldwork. Our data were collected mainly through observations and interviews with surgical residents, physicians and nurses. In the paper we describe the delicate ways in which power is exercised(More)
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