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Radiographically quantified sarcopenia and traditional cardiovascular risk assessment in predicting long-term mortality after endovascular aortic repair
Objective: This study evaluated radiographically quantified sarcopenia and the patient's comorbidity burden based on traditional cardiovascular risk assessment as potential predictors of long-term mortality after endovascular ...
Glucose management team significantly improves glycaemic care and commitment to in-hospital guidelines within arthroplastic patients
Background: Perioperative dysglycaemias are a risk for harm but guidelines to improve glucose management are poorly adhered to. Aim: To determine whether a specialized team and diabetes education improves the implementation ...
Surgery for chronic pancreatitis in Finland is rare but seems to produce good long-term results
BACKGROUND Abdominal pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP) may require invasive interventions.Surgical procedures are rare, and little is known about the long-term results.AIMTo study the nationwide frequency of pancreatic ...
A randomized trial comparing inspiratory training and positive pressure training in immediate lung recovery after minor pleuro-pulmonary surgery
Background: Two respiratory physiotherapy modalities were compared in a randomized controlled trial on patients undergoing minor pleuro-pulmonary surgery. Methods: Forty-five patients were randomly allocated into positive ...
Risk factors for prosthetic joint infections following total hip arthroplasty based on 33,337 hips in the Finnish Arthroplasty Register from 2014 to 2018
Background and purpose — Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication and more information on risk factors for PJI is required to find measures to prevent infections. Therefore, we assessed risk factors ...
Immunoprofiles and DNA methylation of inflammatory marker genes in ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal tumorigenesis
Immunological and epigenetic changes are interconnected and contribute to tumorigenesis. We determined the immunoprofiles and promoter methylation of inflammationrelated genes for colitis-associated colorectal carcinomas ...
Influence of early life risk factors and lifestyle on systemic vascular resistance in later adulthood : the cardiovascular risk in young Finns study
Purpose: There are limited data available concerning the effects of lifetime risk factors and lifestyle on systemic hemodynamics, especially on systemic vascular resistance. The purpose of the study was to evaluate how ...