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Fungemia and Other Fungal Infections Associated with Use of Saccharomyces boulardii Probiotic Supplements.

Juha Rannikko, Ville Holmberg, Matti Karppelin, Pertti Arvola, Reetta Huttunen, Eero Mattila, Niina Kerttula, Teija Puhto, Ülle Tamm, Irma Koivula, Risto Vuento, Jaana Syrjänen, Ulla Hohenthal,

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2021, 27(8):]

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Prognostic Value of Secretoneurin in Critically Ill Patients With Infections.

Helge Røsjø, Mats Stridsberg, Anett H Ottesen, Ståle Nygård, Geir Christensen, Ville Pettilä, Rita Linko, Sari Karlsson, Tero Varpula, Esko Ruokonen, Torbjørn Omland, ,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Secretoneurin is produced in neuroendocrine cells, and the myocardium and circulating secretoneurin levels provide incremental prognostic information to established risk indices in cardiovascular disease. As myocardial dysfunction contributes to poor outcome in critically ill patients, we wanted to assess the prognostic value of secretoneurin in two cohorts of critically ill ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2016, 44(10):1882-1890]

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Combined interventions are effective in MRSA control.

Elina Jokinen, Janne Laine, Reetta Huttunen, Pertti Arvola, Jaana Vuopio, Laura Lindholm, Risto Vuento, Jaana Syrjänen,

<h4>Background</h4>A large healthcare-associated epidemic mainly caused by one methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain broke out in Pirkanmaa County, Finland, in 2001. This study describes the impact of infection control and screening practices on the epidemic.<h4>Methods</h4>The number of hospital-acquired (HA)-MRSA findings obtained from clinical and screening samples during the epidemic was ... Read more >>

Infect Dis (Lond) (Infectious diseases (London, England))
[2015, 47(11):801-807]

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus epidemic restricted to one health district in Finland: a population-based descriptive study in Pirkanmaa, Finland, years 2001-2011.

Janne Laine, Reetta Huttunen, Risto Vuento, Pertti Arvola, Ritva Levola, Minna Vuorihuhta, Jaana Syrjänen, Jaana Vuopio, Jukka Lumio,

<h4>Background</h4>The incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been low in the Scandinavian countries, including Finland.<h4>Methods</h4>We report a population-based, prospective survey of an exceptionally large ongoing MRSA epidemic in a Finnish health district (HD), Pirkanmaa HD, during 2001-2011 caused by 1 strain, spa t067 (FIN-16).<h4>Results</h4>The first FIN-16 case in the ... Read more >>

Scand J Infect Dis (Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases)
[2013, 45(1):45-53]

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A severe case of Puumala hantavirus infection successfully treated with bradykinin receptor antagonist icatibant.

Jaakko Antonen, Ilona Leppänen, Jyrki Tenhunen, Pertti Arvola, Satu Mäkelä, Antti Vaheri, Jukka Mustonen,

A patient with severe capillary leakage syndrome caused by a Puumala hantavirus infection was treated with a single dose of icatibant, a bradykinin receptor antagonist, with a dramatic positive response. We suggest that this drug should be tested in a larger number of patients with severe hantavirus infection. ... Read more >>

Scand J Infect Dis (Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases)
[2013, 45(6):494-496]

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Prognostic value of chromogranin A in severe sepsis: data from the FINNSEPSIS study.

Helge Røsjø, Ståle Nygård, Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen, Sari Karlsson, Mats Stridsberg, Esko Ruokonen, Ville Pettilä, Torbjørn Omland, ,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To assess the prognostic information of chromogranin A (CgA), a marker associated with adrenergic tone and myocardial function, in patients with severe sepsis.<h4>Methods</h4>CgA levels were measured at the time of study inclusion and 72 h later in 232 patients with severe sepsis recruited from 24 ICUs in Finland (FINNSEPSIS study).<h4>Results</h4>Sixty-five ... Read more >>

Intensive Care Med (Intensive care medicine)
[2012, 38(5):820-829]

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Circulating high sensitivity troponin T in severe sepsis and septic shock: distribution, associated factors, and relation to outcome.

Helge Røsjø, Marjut Varpula, Tor-Arne Hagve, Sari Karlsson, Esko Ruokonen, Ville Pettilä, Torbjørn Omland, ,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To assess the clinical utility of a recently developed highly sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) assay for providing prognostic information on patients with sepsis.<h4>Methods</h4>cTnT levels were measured by the novel hs-cTnT assay at two time points (inclusion and 72 h thereafter) in a subgroup of patients from the FINNSEPSIS study ... Read more >>

Intensive Care Med (Intensive care medicine)
[2011, 37(1):77-85]

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Predictive value of procalcitonin decrease in patients with severe sepsis: a prospective observational study.

Sari Karlsson, Milja Heikkinen, Ville Pettilä, Seija Alila, Sari Väisänen, Kari Pulkki, Elina Kolho, Esko Ruokonen, ,

<h4>Introduction</h4>This prospective study investigated the predictive value of procalcitonin (PCT) for survival in 242 adult patients with severe sepsis and septic shock treated in intensive care.<h4>Methods</h4>PCT was analyzed from blood samples of all patients at baseline, and 155 patients 72 hours later.<h4>Results</h4>The median PCT serum concentration on day 0 was ... Read more >>

Crit Care (Critical care (London, England))
[2010, 14(6):R205]

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Free cortisol in sepsis and septic shock.

Stepani Bendel, Sari Karlsson, Ville Pettilä, Pekka Loisa, Marjut Varpula, Esko Ruokonen, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Severe sepsis activates the hypothalamopituitary axis, increasing cortisol production. In some studies, hydrocortisone substitution based on an adrenocorticotropic hormone-stimulation test or baseline cortisol measurement has improved outcome. Because only the free fraction of cortisol is active, measurement of free cortisol may be more important than total cortisol in critically ill ... Read more >>

Anesth Analg (Anesthesia and analgesia)
[2008, 106(6):1813-1819]

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Dexmedetomidine versus propofol/midazolam for long-term sedation during mechanical ventilation.

Esko Ruokonen, Ilkka Parviainen, Stephan M Jakob, Silvia Nunes, Maija Kaukonen, Stephen T Shepherd, Toni Sarapohja, J Raymond Bratty, Jukka Takala, ,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To compare dexmedetomidine (DEX) with standard care (SC, either propofol or midazolam) for long-term sedation in terms of maintaining target sedation and length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay.<h4>Methods</h4>A pilot, phase III, double-blind multicenter study in randomized medical and surgical patients (n = 85) within the first 72 h of ... Read more >>

Intensive Care Med (Intensive care medicine)
[2009, 35(2):282-290]

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Calcium channel antagonists and inhibition of human sphincter of Oddi contractions.

Juhani Sand, Pertti Arvola, Isto Nordback,

<h4>Objective</h4>Nifedipine has been used in the treatment of sphincter of Oddi dyskinesia, a biliary disease characterized by upper abdominal pains and increased pressure in the sphincter. The effects of other calcium channel antagonists on sphincter of Oddi have not been elucidated.<h4>Material and methods</h4>We compared the effects of three calcium blockers ... Read more >>

Scand J Gastroenterol (Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology)
[2005, 40(12):1394-1397]

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[Why did the toddler cough while urinating?].

Taina Arvola, Pertti Arvola,

Duodecim (Duodecim; laaketieteellinen aikakauskirja)
[2003, 119(6):479, 481]

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Long-term physical exercise and atrial natriuretic peptide in obese Zucker rats.

Ilkka Pörsti, Mika Kähönen, Xiumin Wu, Pertti Arvola, Heikki Ruskoaho,

Endurance training increases natriuretic peptide synthesis in the hypertrophied myocardium of spontaneously hypertensive rats. We examined the effects of 22-week-long treadmill exercise on plasma and tissue atrial natriuretic peptide in Zucker rats, a model of genetic obesity and moderate hypertension without clear cardiac hypertrophy. The blood pressures of the animals ... Read more >>

Pharmacol Toxicol (Pharmacology & toxicology)
[2002, 91(1):8-12]

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