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Ability of the National Early Warning Score and its respiratory and haemodynamic subcomponents to predict short-term mortality on general wards : a prospective three-centre observational study in Finland
OBJECTIVES: To validate the ability of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to predict short-term mortality on hospital wards, with a special reference to the NEWS's respiratory and haemodynamic subcomponents. DESIGN: ...
Association between spinal disorders and different domains of physical activity among young adult men
Background: There is limited evidence of how physical activity (PA) associates with low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP). Particularly, the association between occupational or commuting PA and LBP/NP is unclear. The aim ...
Inverse Association between Statin Use and Cancer Mortality Relates to Cholesterol Level
Statins have been associated with a decreased cancer mortality. However, cholesterol level as such may modify the risk of cancer death. To clarify the complex interplay between statins, cholesterol level, and cancer ...
The marital relationship and health-related quality of life of prostate cancer patients and their spouses : A prospective, longitudinal study
Aims: This study aims to measure any changes in the marital relationship during the first year after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, identify the demographic characteristics that influenced such changes, and measure changes ...
The risk of renal comorbidities in celiac disease patients depends on the phenotype of celiac disease
Background: An increased risk of kidney disease in patients with celiac disease has been reported, but the association has remained obscure. Only few studies have investigated the association between renal comorbidities ...
Platelet count is not associated with delayed cerebral ischemia after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage as defined by the 2010 consensus definition
Background: Although delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) commonly complicates recovery in survivors of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), its pathophysiology is incompletely understood. Previous studies examining the ...
Are peanut oral food challenges still useful? An evaluation of children with suspected peanut allergy, sensitization to Ara h 2 and controlled asthma
Background: Sensitization to Ara h 2 has been proposed as a promising biological marker for the severity of peanut allergy and may reduce the need for oral food challenges. This study aimed to evaluate whether peanut oral ...
Preoperative measures predicting outcome after pancreatic resection in aged patients
Background and objective: High-risk surgery on aged patients raises challenging ethical and clinical issues. The aim of this study was to analyze the preoperative factors associated with severe complications and returning ...
Association of lumbar disc degeneration with low back pain in middle age in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966
Background: Although it has been suggested that lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is a significant risk factor for low back pain (LBP), its role remains uncertain. Our objective was to clarify the association between LDD and ...
Day surgery in reduction mammaplasty – saving money or increasing complications?
Background: The benefits of reduction mammoplasty procedures have been reported previously. However, to control the rise in public healthcare costs, we need to find ways of conducting these procedures safely and more ...