Ulla Stenbäck

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PURPOSE Ring chromosome 20 [r(20)] syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder. Cases tend to be sporadic. We elucidate the characteristics of an inherited r(20) mosaicism by describing the clinical features of three family members: a mother and her two children. RESULTS The mosaicism rate of the mother was 10% and that of the children 40%. The mother(More)
Computerized tomography of the head was carried out on 69 elderly patients who met the DSM-III criteria for delirium and 31 neurological controls in order to evaluate the focal changes and generalized brain atrophy associated with delirium. Neither the difference between the mean ages nor the sex distribution in these groups was statistically significant.(More)
Seventy elderly patients meeting the DSM-III criteria for delirium were examined during the acute stage and followed up to one year. The mean age of the patients was 75 years (range 60-88), their delirium lasted on average 20 days (range 3-81) and the psychiatric hospitalization on average 30 days (range 8-365). The most common etiologies for delirium were(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid beta-endorphin-like immunoreactivity (CSF BLI) was determined for 69 patients who met DSM-III criteria for delirium and for 8 controls. The CSF BLI was significantly lower in the delirious patient group than in the controls (12.5 +/- 3.0 pg/ml versus 15.0 +/- 3.4 pg/ml, p less than 0.05). CSF BLI had no correlation with age or(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (CSF SLI) was determined for 67 elderly patients who met the DSM-III criteria for delirium and for 19 age-matched controls. As a group, and also when subdivided according to the type of delirium, severity of cognitive decline or the type of central nervous system disease, the delirious patients showed(More)
Computered tomography of the head was carried out on 35 patients who received a hospital diagnosis of delirium according to the DSM-III, and 25 controls without cognitive disturbance. There were no statistically significant differences in the mean age of the groups or in the cortical atrophy score as measured by the mean width of the four largest sulci in(More)
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