Viveka B Lindén

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BACKGROUND A high survival rate can be achieved in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The technique and the costs are, however, debated and follow-up studies in survivors are few. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term pulmonary health after ECMO and severe ARDS. (More)
Objectives: To evaluate the results of treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), minimal sedation, and pressure supported ventilation. Design and setting: Observational study in a tertiary referral center, Intensive Care Unit, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital at Karolinska Hospital,(More)
Summary: The protective effect of four commercial human gammaglobulin batches (I-IV) in mice was studied using six different strains of group B streptococci (GBS): types la; Ib; II, R-protein negative (R-); II, R+; III, R-; and III, R+. Each mouse received 1.0 ml gammaglobulin and 0.5 ml bacteria, 106-108 colony forming units (CFU). There was a close(More)
Epimastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi, Peru strain, incubated in Contreras' artificial triatomine urine transformed into metacyclic trypomastigotes when 10 mM L-glutamine, L-asparagine or D-fructose was added to the medium. Metacyclogenesis with these substrates was comparable to the percent metacyclic morphotype formation induced by L-proline and(More)
Early diagnosis of cerebral hypoxic ischemic complications during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is important to guide further treatment. However, diagnostic methods available during ECMO are limited, especially in adults and older children. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive and noninvasive method for assessment of vessel patency(More)
Background. In patients with acute severe respiratory failure (ARF) treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) the radiological evaluation has until now almost exclusively relied on bedside radiography and US. At St. Göran/Karolinska ECMO centre CT has become a routine complement to bedside examinations. Objective. To review retrospectively the(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the results of treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with extracorporeal life support (ECLS), minimal sedation and low pressure supported ventilation in adults. METHODS DESIGN AND SETTING observational study in a tertiary referral center, Intensive Care Unit, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital at(More)
R-proteins was isolated by affinity chromatography from an alkaline extract of group B streptococci, type III. the identity of the protein was demonstrated by pepsin- and trypsin-treatment and in double diffusion-in-gel with antisera from other laboratories. A monospecific rabbit antiserum against the R-protein was studied in mouse-protection tests, using(More)