liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
Refine search result
123 1 - 50 of 103
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 1.
    Aanaes, K
    et al.
    Rigshosp, Denmark .
    Rasmussen, N
    Rigshosp, Denmark Statens Serum Institute, Denmark .
    Pressler, T
    Rigshosp, Denmark Rigshosp, Denmark .
    Segelmark, Mårten
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Johansen, H K
    Rigshosp, Denmark .
    Lindberg, U
    Lund University, Sweden .
    Hoiby, N
    Rigshosp, Denmark .
    Carlsson, M
    Lund University, Sweden .
    Wieslander, J
    EuroDiagnostica AB, Sweden .
    Buchwald, C
    Rigshosp, Denmark .
    Extensive Endoscopic Image-Guided Sinus Surgery Decreases BPI-ANCA in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis2012In: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0300-9475, E-ISSN 1365-3083, Vol. 76, no 6, p. 573-579Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Antineutrophil cytoplasm autoantibodies (ANCA) directed against bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI) are common in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), and serum levels are correlated with lung colonization by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the severity of lung damage. The production of BPI-ANCA may be due to the costimulation of BPI when mounting an immune response against P. aeruginosa. The effect of surgery aiming to eradicate bacteria and infected tissue on BPI-ANCA levels is sparsely described. A cohort of patients with CF were included: 53 patients having extensive image-guided sinus surgery (EIGSS) with topical postoperative antibiotic treatment, 131 non-operated controls and 36 who had double lung transplantation (LTX). In all 219 patients, serum samples before and after surgery or at similar intervals were analysed for IgG and IgA BPI-ANCA. The EIGSS group showed a highly significant decrease in both IgA and IgG BPI-ANCA levels compared with their own preoperative values and control group values (P andlt; 0.0010.02). The LTX patients also showed a highly significant decrease in both IgA and IgG BPI-ANCA levels (P andlt; 0.001). EIGSS and LTX decrease IgA and IgG BPI-ANCA levels in patients with CF, indicating that extensive removal of infected tissue influences the pathogenic process of autoantibody production. The results shown herein are in favour of applying EIGSS in selected patients with CF and for using BPI-ANCA as a surrogate marker for guiding further therapeutic interventions.

  • 2.
    Abdgawad, Mohamed
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Pettersson, Asa
    Lund University.
    Gunnarsson, Lena
    Lund University.
    Bengtsson, Anders A
    Lund University.
    Geborek, Pierre
    Lund University.
    Nilsson, Lars
    Lund University.
    Segelmark, Mårten
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Hellmark, Thomas
    Lund University.
    Decreased Neutrophil Apoptosis in Quiescent ANCA-Associated Systemic Vasculitis2012In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 7, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: ANCA-Associated Systemic Vasculitis (AASV) is characterized by leukocytoclasis, accumulation of unscavenged apoptotic and necrotic neutrophils in perivascular tissues. Dysregulation of neutrophil cell death may contribute directly to the pathogenesis of AASV. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods: Neutrophils from Healthy Blood Donors (HBD), patients with AASV most in complete remission, Polycythemia Vera (PV), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and renal transplant recipients (TP) were incubated in vitro, and the rate of spontaneous apoptosis was measured by FACS. Plasma levels of cytokines and sFAS were measured with cytometric bead array and ELISA. Expression of pro/anti-apoptotic factors, transcription factors C/EBP-alpha, C/EBP-beta and PU.1 and inhibitors of survival/JAK2-pathway were measured by real-time-PCR. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: AASV, PV and RA neutrophils had a significantly lower rate of apoptosis compared to HBD neutrophils (AASV 50 +/- 14% vs. HBD 64 +/- 11%, p andlt; 0.0001). In RA but not in AASV and PV, low apoptosis rate correlated with increased plasma levels of GM-CSF and high mRNA levels of anti-apoptotic factors Bcl-2A1 and Mcl-1. AASV patients had normal levels of G-CSF, GM-CSF and IL-3. Both C/EBP-alpha, C/EBP-beta were significantly higher in neutrophils from AASV patients than HBD. Levels of sFAS were significantly higher in AASV compared to HBD. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion: Neutrophil apoptosis rates in vitro are decreased in AASV, RA and PV but mechanisms seem to differ. Increased mRNA levels of granulopoiesis-associated transcription factors and increased levels of sFAS in plasma were observed in AASV. Additional studies are required to define the mechanisms behind the decreased apoptosis rates, and possible connections with accumulation of dying neutrophils in regions of vascular lesions in AASV patients.

  • 3.
    Abednazari, Hossin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. PEAS Institute, Linköping.
    Brudin, Lars
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Clinical Physiology in Linköping.
    Almroth, Gabriel
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Nilsson, Ingela
    Kalmar County Hospital, Sweden.
    Nayeri, Fariba
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Infectious Diseases.
    Hepatocyte growth factor is a reliable marker for efficient anti-bacterial therapy within the first day of treatment2014In: Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, ISSN 2156-8456, E-ISSN 2156-8502, Vol. 5, no 10, p. 823-830Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Rapid diagnosis and choice of appropriate antibiotic treatment might be life-saving in serious infectious diseases. Still the available markers that can evaluate and monitor the diagnosis and treatment are few. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has been studied as a potent regenerative factor produced and released during injuries such as infectious diseases. Monitoring of HGF levels might predict therapy results better than C-reactive protein (CRP) within the first day of treatment in pneumonia. For further investigation of previous observations we aimed to study HGF as a first-day marker in over-representing infectious diseases in comparison to procalcitonin (PCT), CRP and body temperature. Fifty-one patients with community acquired infectious diseases were included consequently at admittance and the serum samples were collected before and within 18 - 24 hours of treatment. HGF levels decreased significantly in case of efficient antibiotic therapy and HGF was shown to be better than PCT, CRP and body temperature to evaluate treatment. In patients with pneumonia, monitoring of HGF was most reasonable. HGF might be used as a therapeutic marker within the first day of empiric antibiotic treatment during infection.

  • 4.
    Almroth, Gabriel
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Lonn, J
    University of Örebro, Sweden .
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Nayeri, Fariba
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Infectious Diseases. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Infectious Diseases.
    Brudin, Lars
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Andersson, B
    Sahlgrens University Hospital, Sweden .
    Hahn-Zoric, M
    Sahlgrens University Hospital, Sweden .
    Fibroblast Growth Factor 23, Hepatocyte Growth Factor, Interleukin-6, High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein and Soluble Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor. Inflammation Markers in Chronic Haemodialysis Patients?2013In: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0300-9475, E-ISSN 1365-3083, Vol. 78, no 3, p. 285-290Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sera from 84 haemodialysis (HD) patients and 68 healthy blood donors were analysed with commercially available ELISA techniques for fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), interleukin-6 (Il-6), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), to find a possible correlation of FGF-23 and HGF with the earlier recognized inflammatory markers Il-6 and hs-CRP or suPAR. All patients studied had significantly elevated levels of FGF-23, HGF, hs-CRP and suPAR as compared to the controls. Il-6 and hs-CRP correlated for patients (R=0.6) as well as for patients and controls altogether. Ln (natural logarithm) of HGF correlated weakly with Ln Il-6 and Ln CRP (R 0.28-0.37). Ln FGF-23 correlated only with Ln HGF (r=-0.25) in controls. Ln HGF correlated with ln suPAR (r=0.6) in both patients and controls. Although elevated as compared to controls, we found no correlation of FGF-23 with the recognized inflammatory markers Il-6, hs-CRP, nor HGF or the new marker suPAR in HD patients. Ln HGF correlated with Ln Il-6, Ln CRP and Ln suPAR. Although probably involved in vessel disease, FGF-23 and HGF may play other roles than acting in inflammatory vessel disease in HD patients. Further studies are necessary to evaluate the role of these immunological markers in chronic haemodialysis patients with atherosclerosis.

  • 5.
    Almroth, Gabriel
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Lönn, J
    School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro, Sweden.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Nayeri, Fariba
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Infectious Diseases. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Infectious Diseases.
    Brudin, Lars
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Andersson, B
    Hahn-Zoric, M
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Tillväxtfaktorer och inflammationsmarkörer vid kronisk njursvikt2013In: Njurmedicinskt vårmöte Jönköping 12-14 maj 2013, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Appel, Silke
    et al.
    Broegelmann Research Laboratory, The Gade Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway .
    Le Hellard, Stephanie
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway .
    Bruland, Ove
    Center for Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway .
    Brun, Johan G
    Department of Rheumatology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway .
    Omdal, Roald
    Clinical Immunology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway .
    Kristjansdottir, Gudlaug
    Molecular Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala.
    Theander, Elke
    Department of Rheumatology, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö.
    Nordmark, Gunnel
    Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala.
    Kvarnstrom, Marika
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
    Eriksson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Rönnblom, Lars
    Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala.
    Wahren-Herlenius, Marie
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
    Jonsson, Roland
    Broegelmann Research Laboratory, The Gade Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
    Potential association of muscarinic receptor 3 gene variants with primary Sjögrens syndrome2011In: ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, ISSN 0003-4967, Vol. 70, no 7, p. 1327-1329Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Primary Sjogrens syndrome (pSS) is characterised by a chronic inflammation of exocrine glands. Salivary gland infiltrates, however, do not correlate well with disease symptoms, and a primary role for the salivary gland parenchyma in disease development has been suggested. Specifically, dysfunction of exocrine pathways involving the muscarinic receptor 3 (CHRM3) has been indicated. Objective To investigate possible genetic divergence in the CHRM3 gene in patients with pSS. Methods 530 patients with pSS and 532 controls from a combined Swedish and Norwegian cohort were genotyped for 84 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) distributed throughout CHRM3. Results Genetic association was observed with five SNPs localised in intron 3 and 4 of CHRM3, the strongest being rs7548522 (minor allele frequency = 0.06, OR=1.93, 95% CI (1.24 to 3.01); p=0.0033). In addition, clinical parameters, including focus score, abnormal Schirmers test and presence of autoantibodies, were associated with different SNPs in CHRM3. Conclusion The study demonstrates a novel association of CHRM3 polymorphisms with pSS, suggesting a functional role for CHRM3 and the salivary gland parenchyma in the pathogenesis of pSS.

  • 7. Arund, J
    et al.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Contribution of uremic compounds to the total UV absorbance in respect to optical monitoring of dialysis quality2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 8. Arund, J
    et al.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Relative importance of uremic compounds in total UV absorbance of spent dialysate2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 9. Arund, Jürgen
    et al.
    Tanner, Risto
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Holmar, Jana
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Contribution of main UV absorbing chromophores to the total UV absorbance in respect to optical monitoring of dialysis quality.2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Arund, Jürgen
    et al.
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Do Only Small Uremic Toxins, Chromophores, Contribute to the Online Dialysis Dose Monitoring by UV Absorbance?2012In: Toxins, ISSN 2072-6651, E-ISSN 2072-6651, Vol. 4, no 10, p. 849-861Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this work was to evaluate the contributions of the main chromophores to the total UV absorbance of the spent dialysate and to assess removal dynamics of these solutes during optical on-line dialysis dose monitoring. High performance chromatography was used to separate and quantify UV-absorbing solutes in the spent dialysate sampled at the start and at the end of dialysis sessions. Chromatograms were monitored at 210, 254 and 280 nm routinely and full absorption spectra were registered between 200 and 400 nm. Nearly 95% of UV absorbance originates from solutes with high removal ratio, such as uric acid. The contributions of different solute groups vary at different wavelengths and there are dynamical changes in contributions during the single dialysis session. However, large standard deviation of the average contribution values within a series of sessions indicates remarkable differences between individual treatments. A noteworthy contribution of Paracetamol and its metabolites to the total UV absorbance was determined at all three wavelengths. Contribution of slowly dialyzed uremic solutes, such as indoxyl sulfate, was negligible.

  • 11.
    Blomgran, Robert
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Medical Microbiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Brodin Patcha, Veronika
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Medical Microbiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Verma, Deepti
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Bergström, Ida
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Cardiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Söderkvist, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Sjöwall, Christoffer
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Rheumatology in Östergötland.
    Eriksson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Lerm, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Medical Microbiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Stendahl, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Medical Microbiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Sarndahl, Eva
    University of Örebro.
    Common Genetic Variations in the NALP3 Inflammasome Are Associated with Delayed Apoptosis of Human Neutrophils2012In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 7, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Neutrophils are key-players in the innate host defense and their programmed cell death and removal are essential for efficient resolution of inflammation. These cells recognize a variety of pathogens, and the NOD-like receptors (NLRs) have been suggested as intracellular sensors of microbial components and cell injury/stress. Some NLR will upon activation form multi-protein complexes termed inflammasomes that result in IL-1 beta production. NLR mutations are associated with auto-inflammatory syndromes, and our previous data propose NLRP3 (Q705K)/CARD-8 (C10X) polymorphisms to contribute to increased risk and severity of inflammatory disease by acting as genetic susceptibility factors. These gene products are components of the NALP3 inflammasome, and approximately 6.5% of the Swedish population are heterozygote carriers of these combined gene variants. Since patients carrying the Q705K/C10X polymorphisms display leukocytosis, the aim of the present study was to find out whether the inflammatory phenotype was related to dysfunctional apoptosis and impaired clearance of neutrophils by macrophages. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods and Findings: Patients carrying the Q705K/C10X polymorphisms displayed significantly delayed spontaneous as well as microbe-induced apoptosis compared to matched controls. Western blotting revealed increased levels and phosphorylation of Akt and Mcl-1 in the patients neutrophils. In contrast to macrophages from healthy controls, macrophages from the patients produced lower amounts of TNF; suggesting impaired macrophage clearance response. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions: The Q705K/C10X polymorphisms are associated with delayed apoptosis of neutrophils. These findings are explained by altered involvement of different regulators of apoptosis, resulting in an anti-apoptotic profile. Moreover, the macrophage response to ingestion of microbe-induced apoptotic neutrophils is altered in the patients. Taken together, the patients display impaired turnover and clearance of apoptotic neutrophils, pointing towards a dysregulated innate immune response that influences the resolution of inflammation. The future challenge is to understand how microbes affect the activation of inflammasomes, and why this interaction will develop into severe inflammatory disease in certain individuals.

  • 12.
    Carlsson, Malin
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Shukla, Swati
    Lund University.
    Petersson, Ann Cathrine
    University and Reg Labs Reg Shane.
    Segelmark, Mårten
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmacology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Hellmark, Thomas
    Lund University.
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis: Pyocyanin negative strains are associated with BPI-ANCA and progressive lung disease2011In: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, ISSN 1569-1993, E-ISSN 1873-5010, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 265-271Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The clinical consequence of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in cystic fibrosis (CF) varies between individuals for unknown reasons. Auto-antibodies against bactericidal/permeability increasing protein (BPI-ANCA) are associated with poor prognosis in CF. We hypothesize that there is a correlation between the presence of BPI-ANCA, the properties of the colonizing bacteria and the clinical conditions of the host. We compared isolates of P. aeruginosa from BPI-ANCA positive CF patients who have deteriorating lung disease with BPI-ANCA negative CF patients who are in stable clinical conditions. Epithelial cells (A549) and isolated polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMNs) were stimulated with the isolates and cell death was analyzed with flow cytometry. We found that the ANCA associated strains in most cases showed pyocyanin negative phenotypes. These strains also induced less inflammatory response than the non-ANCA associated strains as shown by apoptosis and necrosis of epithelial cells and neutrophils. Our results suggest that colonization with strains of P. aeruginosa that induce a weak inflammatory response is associated with unfavorable outcome in CF. We speculate that inadequate control of pathogen proliferation through an insufficient inflammatory response results in a slowly increasing number of bacteria and accumulation of dying PMNs in the airways, contributing to progression in CF lung disease.

  • 13.
    Chaireti, Roza
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Acute Internal Medicine.
    Nordström, Katarzyna
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Case report of anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome complicated by a concomitant atypical pneumonia2012In: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, ISSN 1040-1237, E-ISSN 1547-3325, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 176-177Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 14.
    Chapko, Roman
    et al.
    Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine .
    Johansson, Tomas
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Vavrychuk, Vasyl
    Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine .
    A projected iterative method based on integral equations for inverse heat conduction in domains with a cut2013In: Inverse Problems, ISSN 0266-5611, E-ISSN 1361-6420, Vol. 29, no 6, p. 065003-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Cauchy problem for the parabolic heat equation, consisting of the reconstruction of the solution from knowledge of the temperature and heat flux on a part of the boundary of the solution domain, is investigated in a planar region containing a cut. This linear inverse ill-posed problem is numerically solved using an iterative regularization procedure, where at each iteration step mixed Dirichlet-Neumann problems for the parabolic heat equation are used. Using the method of Rothe these mixed problems are reduced to a sequence of boundary integral equations. The integral equations have a square root singularity in the densities and logarithmic and hypersingularities in the kernels. Moreover, the mixed parabolic problems have singularities near the endpoints of the cut. Special techniques are employed to handle each of these (four) types of singularities, and analysis is performed in weighted spaces of square integrable functions. Numerical examples are included showing that the proposed regularizing procedure gives stable and accurate approximations.

  • 15.
    Ekman, Bertil
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Fitts, David
    ViroPharma Incorporated, Exton, Pennsylvania, USA .
    Marelli, Claudio
    ViroPharma SPRL, Maidenhead, UK .
    Murray, Robert D.
    St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK .
    Quinkler, Marcus
    Charité University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany .
    Zelissen, Pierre M. J.
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands .
    European Adrenal Insufficiency Registry (EU-AIR): a comparative observational study of glucocorticoid replacement therapy2014In: BMC Endocrine Disorders, ISSN 1472-6823, E-ISSN 1472-6823, Vol. 14, no 40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    Increased morbidity and mortality associated with conventional glucocorticoid replacement therapy for primary adrenal insufficiency (primary AI; estimated prevalence 93-140/million), secondary AI (estimated prevalence, 150-280/million, respectively) or congenital adrenal hyperplasia (estimated prevalence, approximately 65/million) may be due to the inability of typical glucocorticoid treatment regimens to reproduce the normal circadian profile of plasma cortisol. A once-daily modified-release formulation of hydrocortisone has been developed to provide a plasma cortisol profile that better mimics the daytime endogenous profile of cortisol. Here, we describe the protocol for the European Adrenal Insufficiency Registry (EU-AIR), an observational study to assess the long-term safety of modified-release hydrocortisone compared with conventional glucocorticoid replacement therapies in routine clinical practice (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01661387).

    METHODS:

    Patients enrolled in EU-AIR have primary or secondary AI and are receiving either modified-release or conventional glucocorticoid replacement therapy. The primary endpoints of EU-AIR are the incidence of intercurrent illness, adrenal crisis and serious adverse events (SAEs), as well as the duration of SAEs and dose changes related to SAEs. Data relating to morbidity, mortality, adverse drug reactions, dosing and concomitant therapies will be collected. Patient diaries will record illness-related dose changes between visits. All decisions concerning medical care are made by the registry physician and patient. Enrolment is targeted at achieving 3600 patient-years of treatment (1800 patient-years per group) for the primary analysis, which is focused on determining the non-inferiority of once-daily modified-release replacement therapy compared with conventional glucocorticoid therapy.

    RESULTS:

    Recruitment began in August 2012 and, as of March 2014, 801 patients have been enrolled. Fifteen centres are participating in Germany, the UK and Sweden, with recruitment soon to be initiated in the Netherlands.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    EU-AIR will provide a unique opportunity not only to collect long-term safety data on a modified-release preparation of glucocorticoid but also to evaluate baseline data on conventional glucocorticoid replacement. Such data should help to improve the treatment of AI.

  • 16.
    Enberg, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Holmar, Jana
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Utilization of UV absorbance for estimation of phosphate elimination during hemodiafiltration2012In: Nephron. Clinical practice, ISSN 1660-8151, E-ISSN 2235-3186, Vol. 121, no 1-2, p. c1-c9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Phosphate is an important factor in explaining the high progress of vascular calcification among dialysis patients. Today, phosphate concentration is measured in plasma on a regular basis. The aim of this study was to find out if it is possible to estimate total removed phosphate (TRp) in spent dialysate utilizing UV absorbance during hemodiafiltration. Methods: Eleven patients were monitored online with UV absorbance at 297 nm, three times during one week each (n = 33). Dialysate samples were taken at different times during treatment and from a collection tank to chemically determine phosphate concentrations. Two mathematical models (UVIND and UVGROUP) were tested to estimate TRp with supervision by UV absorbance and compared with TRp measured in the tank (reference). Results: High correlation between UV absorbance and phosphate concentration for each single patient and lower for the whole group together was found. TRp was (mean +/- SD) 30.7 +/- 7.3 mmol for the reference and 30.8 +/- 8.2 and 29.1 +/- 5.2 mmol for UVIND and UVGROUP, respectively (p > 0.05). Conclusion: This study demonstrates a novel possibility to estimate TRp based on linear relationship between online monitoring of UV absorbance and concentration of phosphate in spent dialysate.

  • 17.
    Eriksson, Per
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Sandell, Christina
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ernerudh, Jan
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinical Immunology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine.
    Expansions of CD4+CD28-and CD8+CD28-T cells in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Microscopic Polyangiitis Are Associated with Cytomegalovirus Infection But Not with Disease Activity2012In: Journal of Rheumatology, ISSN 0315-162X, E-ISSN 1499-2752, Vol. 39, no 9, p. 1840-1843Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. T helper cells lacking CD28 (CD4+CD28-) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener; GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). Expansions of CD4+CD28- and CD8+CD28- T cells have also been associated with latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. We assessed these T cells with and without coexpression of CD56 and CD57 in relation to vasculitis as well as CMV status. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods. Blood from 16 patients in remission (12 GPA, 4 MPA), 18 patients with active vasculitis (12 GPA, 6 MPA), and 20 healthy controls was examined by flow cytometry for expression of CD4, CD8, CD56, CD57, and CD28 on T cells. The influence of age, CMV status, presence of disease, and disease activity on T cell subpopulations was tested with multiple regression analyses. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults. In active vasculitis, the total numbers and proportion of lymphocytes were decreased. Total numbers of CD4+, CD8+, CD4+CD28-, CD8+CD28-, CD4+CD57+, and CD8+CD57+ T subpopulations were decreased to the same extent, implying unchanged proportions. Multivariate analyses showed no associations between vasculitis and CD28- or CD57+ T subpopulations, whereas immunoglobulin G antibodies to CMV were associated with expanded proportions of CD28 and CD57+ T cells, in both the CD4+ and the CD8+ compartments. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion. CD28- and CD57+ T cells were associated with latent CMV infection and not with a diagnosis of GPA or MPA. Vasculitis assessment should include CMV status.

  • 18.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Bra lärobok – kan bli bättre2016In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 113, no 763Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Nu finns en ny svensk lärobok i njurmedicin2016In: Vaskulär Medicin, Vol. 32, no 41Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Polycystisk sjukdom - en ärftlig sjukdom med hopp om behandling2013In: NjurFunk, ISSN 0347-1365, no 2, p. 12-15Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Fernström, Anders
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology.
    Giaever, Jan
    Karolinska University.
    Granroth, Barbara
    Sundsvall Hospital.
    Hylander, Britta
    Karolinska University.
    Jensen, Gert
    Sahlgrenska University.
    Christensson, Anders
    Malmo University Hospital.
    Wikstrom, Bjorn
    Akad University.
    Weiss, Lars
    Karlstad Hospital.
    Wrege, Ulf
    Gavle Cent Hospital.
    H Jacobson, Stefan
    Danderyd Hospital.
    Achievement of recommended treatment targets for bone and mineral metabolism in haemodialysis patients using paricalcitol: An observational study2011In: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, ISSN 0036-5599, Vol. 45, no 3, p. 196-205Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common problem among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on haemodialysis. This study was conducted to assess the use, effectiveness and safety of intravenous paricalcitol in haemodialysis patients with various degrees of SHPT. Material and methods. This observational, multicentre, prospective study was conducted in 14 Swedish dialysis centres from May 2007 to June 2008 and included 92 haemodialysis patients with a diagnosis of SHPT associated with CKD. The decision to initiate treatment with intravenous paricalcitol was made by the treating physician. No treatment algorithms were provided. Results. Mean patient age was 64 years. Of the 92 patients included, 74 had an intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) level of andgt; 300 pg/ml at baseline. Median iPTH was 584 pg/ml in patients with a baseline PTH of andgt; 300 pg/ml. During follow-up there was a decrease in iPTH to 323 pg/ml at 6 months (--45%, p andlt; 0.0001). In parallel, there was a small increase in serum calcium, but serum phosphorus and the calcium xx phosphorus product remained unchanged. Conclusions. This study showed that intravenous paricalcitol substantially and safely decreased iPTH in haemodialysis patients with a baseline iPTH above the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative recommended target range (150--300 pg/ml) and had minimal impact on serum minerals.

  • 22.
    Fernström, Anders
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Weiss, Lars
    Njurmedicinska kliniken, Centralsjukhuset, Karlstad.
    Hemodiafiltration - för och emot2013In: Vaskulär medicin, ISSN 2000-3188, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 142-144Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    ESHOL-studien är den första RCT som visat skillnad i mortalitet mellan två dialysmetoder. Studiens resultat styrks av de två post hoc-analyserna från CONTRAST-studien och den turkiska studien som båda visat ökad överlevnad i grupper med hög ultrafiltrerad volym. Resultatet torde innebära ökad användning av högvolyms OL-HDF-behandling vid de dialysenheter som har möjlighet att utföra detta.

  • 23. Fogelberg, Annika
    et al.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Yngman-Uhlin, Pia
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in West Östergötland, Research & Development Unit in Local Health Care.
    VÄNTAN PÅ EN NJURTRANSPLANTATION - ur ett patientperspektiv2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    et al.
    Tallinn University, Estonia.
    Holmar, Jana
    Tallinn University, Estonia.
    Arund, Jürgen
    Tallinn University, Estonia.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University, Estonia.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Optical dialysis dose estimation for B2-microglubulin by fluorescencein the spent dialysate2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25. Fridolin, Ivo
    et al.
    Jerotskaja, Jana
    Tallinn University.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University.
    A New Optical Method for Measuring Creatinine Concentration Removed During Dialysis2010In: XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010 IFMBE Proceedings, 2010, Springer , 2010, p. 379-382Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to compare creatinine (Cr) concentration measurements removed during dialysis by two optical algorithms based on single wavelength and multiwavelength UV-absorbance. Ten uremic patients, three females and seven males, mean age 62.6 ± 18.6 years, on chronic thrice-weekly hemodialysis were included in the study. Double-beam spectrophotometer (Shimatsu UV-2401 PC, Japan) was used for the determination of UV-absorbance in the collected spent dialysate samples. Two optical algorithms were developed to calculate Cr concentration removed during dialysis from measured UVabsorbance: (i) an algorithm utilizing only a single wavelength, revealing Cr concentration Cr_sw; (ii) an algorithm utilizing several wavelengths (multiwavelength algorithm), revealing Cr concentration Cr_mw. The mean value of Cr estimated at the laboratory was 107 ± 46,7 micromol/l, while UV-absorbance as Cr_sw (242 nm) was 107 ± 42.7 micromol/l, and 107 ± 44.7 micromol/l as Cr_mw. The mean concentrations were not significantly different (P = 0.99). The systematic errors, using Cr_lab as a reference, were -2.7% for Cr_sw and -1.7% for Cr_mw, and random errors were 17.3% and 13.6% for Cr_sw and Cr_mw, respectively. The systematic error was not significantly different for two optical algorithms (P = 0.25). The random error decreased significantly (P < 0.05) using Cr_mw algorithm compared to the Cr_sw model. In summary, the creatinine concentration removed during dialysis can be estimated with UV-absorbance technique.

  • 26. Fridolin, Ivo
    et al.
    Jerotskaja, Jana
    Tallinn University.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University.
    Lean Body Mass (LBM) Estimation by UV-Absorbance Measurements in the Spent Dialysate2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Grundstrom, Gunilla
    et al.
    Gambro Lundia AB, Sweden .
    Christensson, Anders
    Skåne University Hospital, Sweden .
    Alquist, Maria
    Gambro Lundia AB, Sweden .
    Nilsson, Lars-Goran
    Gambro Lundia AB, Sweden .
    Segelmark, Marten
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Skåne University Hospital, Sweden .
    Replacement of acetate with citrate in dialysis fluid: a randomized clinical trial of short term safety and fluid biocompatibility2013In: BMC Nephrology, ISSN 1471-2369, E-ISSN 1471-2369, Vol. 14, no 216Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    The majority of bicarbonate based dialysis fluids are acidified with acetate. Citrate, a well known anticoagulant and antioxidant, has been suggested as a biocompatible alternative. The objective of this study was to evaluate short term safety and biocompatibility of a citrate containing acetate-free dialysis fluid.

    Methods

    Twenty four (24) patients on maintenance dialysis three times per week, 13 on on-line hemodiafiltration (HDF) and 11 on hemodialysis (HD), were randomly assigned to start with either citrate dialysis fluid (1 mM citrate, 1.5 mM calcium) or control fluid (3 mM acetate, 1.5 mM calcium) in an open-labeled cross-over trial (6 + 6 weeks with 8 treatments wash-out in between). Twenty (20) patients, 11 on HDF and 9 on HD were included in the analyses. Main objective was short term safety assessed by acid–base status, plasma ionized calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH). In addition, biocompatibility was assessed by markers of inflammation (pentraxin 3 (PTX-3), CRP, IL-6, TNF-α and IL-1β) and thrombogenicity (activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and visual clotting scores).

    Results

    No differences dependent on randomization order or treatment mode (HD vs. HDF) were detected. Citrate in the dialysis fluid reduced the intra-dialytic shift in pH (+0.04 week 6 vs. +0.06 week 0, p = 0.046) and base excess (+3.9 mM week 6 vs. +5.6 mM week 0, p = 0.006) over the study period. Using the same calcium concentration (1.5 mM), citrate dialysis fluid resulted in lower post-dialysis plasma ionized calcium level (1.10 mM vs. 1.27 mM for control, p < 0.0001) and higher post-dialysis PTH level (28.8 pM vs. 14.7 pM for control, p < 0.0001) while pre-dialysis levels were unaffected. Citrate reduced intra-dialytic induction of PTX-3 (+1.1 ng/ml vs. +1.4 ng/ml for control, p = 0.04) but had no effect on other markers of inflammation or oxidative stress. Citrate reduced visual clotting in the arterial air chamber during HDF (1.0 vs. 1.8 for control, p = 0.03) and caused an intra-dialytic increase in APTT (+6.8 s, p = 0.003) without affecting post-dialysis values compared to control.

    Conclusions

    During this small short term study citrate dialysis fluid was apparently safe to use in HD and on-line HDF treatments. Indications of reduced treatment-induced inflammation and thrombogenicity suggest citrate as a biocompatible alternative to acetate in dialysis fluid. However, the results need to be confirmed in long term studies.

  • 28.
    Haarhaus, Mathias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Arnqvist, Hans
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Endocrinology.
    Magnusson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinical Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Calcifying Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Express Different Bone Alkaline Phosphatase Isoforms, Including the Novel B1x Isoform2013In: Journal of Vascular Research, ISSN 1018-1172, E-ISSN 1423-0135, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 167-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Vascular calcification, causing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, is associated with hyperphosphatemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD). In vitro, phosphate induces transdifferentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells to osteoblast-like cells that express alkaline phosphatase (ALP). In vivo, raised serum ALP activities are associated with increased mortality. A new bone ALP isoform (B1x) has been identified in serum from CKD patients. The present study investigated the different ALP isoforms in calcifying human aortic smooth muscle cells (HAoSMCs). Methods: HAoSMCs were cultured for 30 days in medium containing 5 or 10 mmol/l beta-glycerophosphate in the presence or absence of the ALP-specific inhibitor tetramisole. Results: All known bone-specific ALP (BALP) isoforms (B/I, B1x, B1 and B2) were identified in HAoSMCs. beta-Glycerophosphate stimulated calcification of HAoSMCs, which was associated with increased BALP isoforms B/I, B1x and B2. Tetramisole inhibited the beta-glycerophosphate-induced HAoSMC calcification, which was paralleled by the inhibition of the B1x and B/I, but not the other isoforms. Conclusions: HAoSMCs express the four known BALP isoforms. B/I, B1x and B2 could be essential for soft tissue calcification. B/I and B1x were more affected by tetramisole than the other isoforms, which suggests different biological functions during calcification of HAoSMCs.

  • 29.
    Haarhaus, Mathias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Department of Nephrology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism, University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, USA.
    Magnusson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry. Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism, University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, USA.
    A multicenter prospective study of bone alkaline phosphatase isoforms and arterial calcification in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis2014Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Chronic kidney disease – mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is associated with high morbidity and mortality due to frequent cardiovascular (CV) complications. Accelerated arterial stiffening and calcification are associated with serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in advanced CKD. We have previously described three bone ALP (BALP) isoforms in healthy individuals and detected a novel isoform, B1x, exclusively in serum from some CKD patients, in bone and in calcifying vascular smooth muscle cells. We investigated the association of these BALP isoforms, abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) score and carotid – femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), with outcome in a 2-year prospective multicenter study of 68 prevalent dialysis patients participating in the Calcification Outcome in Renal Disease (CORD) study. Twenty-one patients experienced a combined event of all-cause mortality or a first nonfatal CV event during follow-up. PWV (hazard ratio 1.067, P = 0.03) was independently associated with the combined event. B1x was detected in 53 patients and was associated with baseline PWV (Kendall's tau 0.23, P = 0.007) and with variation of PWV over time (estimate 14.14, P = 0.03). Patients with B1x had lower levels of PTH and total ALP, indicating a possible association with low bone turnover. We found no association of BALP isoforms with AAC score. Cox regression revealed B1x as a positive predictor of event free survival (hazard ratio 0.98, P = 0.01). In conclusion, B1x is associated with vascular stiffness in CKD 5D. This finding is contrasted by the ability of B1x to predict longer event free survival in the current study.

  • 30.
    Haarhaus, Mathias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Department of Nephrology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Monier-Faugere, Marie-Claude
    Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism, University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, USA.
    Magnusson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry. Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism, University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, USA.
    Malluche, Hartmut H.
    Bone alkaline phosphatase isoforms in CKD patients on hemodialysis with low and high bone turnover2014Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Renal osteodystrophy encompasses the bone histologic abnormalities seen in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP) isoform B1x is exclusively found in serum of some CKD patients.

    Study Design: The aim of this cross-sectional diagnostic test study was to examine the relationship between serum BALP isoform activities and histomorphometric parameters of bone in patients with CKD on chronic hemodialysis.

    Setting & Participants: Anterior iliac crest bone biopsy samples from 40 CKD patients were selected on the basis of bone turnover for histomorphometric analysis. There were samples from 20 patients with low and 20 with non-low bone turnover.

    Index Test: In serum, BALP, BALP isoforms (B/I, B1x, B1 and B2), and parathyroid hormone (PTH) were measured.

    Reference Test or Outcome: Indices of osteoblastic activity and number.

    Other Measurements: Parathyroid hormone

    Results: B1x was found in 21 patients (53%) who had lower median levels of BALP, 18.6 versus 46.9 U/L; B/I, 0.10 versus 0.22 μkat/L; B1, 0.40 versus 0.88 μkat/L; B2, 1.21 versus 2.66 μkat/L; and PTH, 49 versus 287 pg/mL, compared to patients without B1x (p<0.001). B1x correlated inversely with osteoblast number and activity. ROC curves showed that B1x (AUC 0.83) can be used for diagnosis of low osteoblastic activity, while BALP (AUC 0.78) and PTH (AUC 0.77) are useful for diagnosis of high osteoblast number seen with high bone turnover.

    Limitations: Small number of study participants.

    Conclusions: The presence of B1x in serum may be a sign of perturbed osteoblast activity and it may be useful as a diagnostic parameter for low bone turnover rate.

  • 31.
    Hadimeri, Henrik
    et al.
    Kärnsjukhuset, Skövde, Sweden.
    Frisenette-Fich, Carsten
    Ryhov, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Deurell, Sven-Ingemar
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Department of Internal Medicine in Norrköping.
    Svensson, Lars
    Höglandssjukhuset, Eksjö, Sweden.
    Carlsson-Bjering, Lena
    Höglandssjukhuset, Eksjö, Sweden.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Almroth, Gabriel
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Melander, Stefan
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Haarhaus, Mathias
    Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Andersson, Per-Olof
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Department of Internal Medicine in Norrköping.
    Cassel, Agneta
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Mauritz, Nils-Johan
    Ryhov, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Ståhl-Nilsson, Agneta
    Ryhov, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Wilske, Jan
    Värnamo Sjukhus, Sweden .
    Nordström, Kataryna
    Värnamo Sjukhus, Sweden .
    Oruda, Pavel
    Värnamo Sjukhus, Sweden .
    Eriksson, Marie
    Umeå University, Sweden .
    Inghilesi Larsson, Annelie
    Umeå University, Sweden .
    Stegmayr, Bernd
    Umeå University, Sweden .
    A fixed protocol for outpatient clinic routines in the care of patients with severe renal failure2013In: Renal failure, ISSN 0886-022X, E-ISSN 1525-6049, Vol. 35, no 6, p. 845-854Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    The primary aim of this study was to assess whether a fixed protocol, using a specially trained team, for intermediate follow-up to fulfillment of guideline targets is non-inferior to conventional follow-up in the care of uraemic patients. A secondary aim was to investigate possible impact on patient outcome.

    METHODS:

    The cohort comprised 424 patients from seven centers. Inclusion criteria were either serum creatinine exceeding 200 µmol/l or calculated clearance below 30 ml/min, representing CKD 4 or 5a. Six centers followed a standardized protocol (group 1). One center provided controls (group 2). The study design was prospective and interventional. The variables measured were blood hemoglobin, bicarbonate, calcium, phosphate, intact parathyroid hormone, albumin, renal function variables, blood pressure and RAAS blockade. The number of patients achieving the set goals was analyzed as a time trend to determine if the intervention resulted in an improvement.

    RESULTS:

    At baseline, group 1 had significantly lower GFR and higher serum creatinine, calcium, phosphate, calcium × phosphate product and bicarbonate, lower mean arterial pressure (MAP), systolic blood pressures and less use of RAAS. During the intervention, group 1 improved in the direction of guidelines for blood hemoglobin, albumin, bicarbonate and MAP. Outcome of secondary endpoints gave a risk of death of 30% in both groups, while the risk of renal replacement therapy was higher in group 1.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    However, the time to renal replacement therapy was significantly shorter in the intervention group, indicating that other variables than guideline achievements are important for the patient.

  • 32.
    Hadimeri, U.
    et al.
    Kärnsjukhuset, Skövde, Sweden.
    Hultman, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Inflammation Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Genetics.
    Larsson, R.
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Melander, S.
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Mölne, J.
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Hadimeri, H.
    Kärnsjukhuset, Skövde, Sweden.
    Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis and Inflammatory Pseudotumour of the Spleen2013In: Case Reports in Oncology, ISSN 1662-6575, E-ISSN 1662-6575, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 84-89Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inflammatory pseudotumour is a rare condition that can affect various organs. The clinical and histologic appearance of the pseudotumour may mimic haematological, lymphoproliferative, paraneoplastic or malignant processes. A previously healthy 39-year-old man presented with nephrotic syndrome. He had a history of headaches, nausea and swollen ankles. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a 6-cm mass in the spleen. Following a renal biopsy, a diagnosis of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) type I was made. Splenectomy was performed and the examination revealed a mixed population of lymphocytes with predominantly T-cells, B-cells and lymphoplasmacytoid cells. Immunostaining confirmed that the small cells were mostly T-cells positive for all T-cell markers including CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5, CD7 and CD8. A diagnosis of inflammatory pseudotumour was established. The removal of the spleen was followed by remission of glomerulonephritis, but it was complicated by a subphrenic abscess and pneumonia. This association between an inflammatory pseudotumour of the spleen and MPGN has not been previously described. Abnormal immune response due to the inflammation leading to secondary glomerulonephritis might be the main pathogenic mechanism.

  • 33.
    Haldorsen, Karstein
    et al.
    University of Bergen, Norway .
    Appel, Silke
    University of Bergen, Norway .
    Le Hellard, Stephanie
    University of Bergen, Norway .
    Bruland, Ove
    Haukeland Hospital, Norway .
    Brun, Johan G.
    Haukeland Hospital, Norway University of Bergen, Norway .
    Omdal, Roald
    Stavanger University Hospital, Norway .
    Kristjansdottir, Gudlaug
    Uppsala University, Sweden .
    Theander, Elke
    Malmö University Hospital, Sweden .
    Fernandes, Carla P. D.
    University of Bergen, Norway .
    Nordmark, Gunnel
    Uppsala University, Sweden .
    Kvarnstrom, Marika
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
    Eriksson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Ronnblom, Lars
    Uppsala University, Sweden .
    Wahren Herlenius, Marie
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
    Jonsson, Roland
    University of Bergen, Norway Haukeland Hospital, Norway .
    Isine Bolstad, Anne
    University of Bergen, Norway .
    No Association of Primary Sjogrens Syndrome with Fc gamma?Receptor Gene Variants2012In: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0300-9475, E-ISSN 1365-3083, Vol. 76, no 2, p. 198-198Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Hellmark, Thomas
    et al.
    Lund University, Sweden .
    Segelmark, Mårten
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Diagnosis and classification of Goodpastures disease (anti-GBM)2014In: Journal of Autoimmunity, ISSN 0896-8411, E-ISSN 1095-9157, Vol. 48-49, p. 108-112Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Goodpastures disease or anti-glomerular basement membrane disease (anti-GBM-disease) is included among immune complex small vessel vasculitides. The definition of anti-GBM disease is a vasculitis affecting glomerular capillaries, pulmonary capillaries, or both, with GBM deposition of anti-GBM auto-antibodies. The disease is a prototype of autoimmune disease, where the patients develop auto-antibodies that bind to the basement membranes and activate the classical pathway of the complement system, which start a neutrophil dependent inflammation. The diagnosis of anti-GBM disease relies on the detection of anti-GBM antibodies in conjunction with glomerulonephritis and/or alveolitis. Overt clinical symptoms are most prominent in the glomeruli where the inflammation usually results in a severe rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Despite modern treatment less than one third of the patients survive with a preserved kidney function after 6 months follow-up. Frequencies vary from 0.5 to 1 cases per million inhabitants per year and there is a strong genetic linkage to HLA-DRB1*1501 and DRB1*1502. Essentially, anti-GBM disease is now a preferred term for what was earlier called Goodpastures syndrome or Goodpastures disease; anti-GBM disease is now classified as small vessel vasculitis caused by in situ immune complex formation; the diagnosis relies on the detection of anti-GBM in tissues or circulation in conjunction with alveolar or glomerular disease; therapy is effective only when detected at an early stage, making a high degree of awareness necessary to find these rare cases; 20-35% have anti-GBM and MPO-ANCA simultaneously, which necessitates testing for anti-GBM whenever acute test for ANCA is ordered in patients with renal disease.

  • 35.
    Holmar, J
    et al.
    Tallin University of Technology, Estonia .
    Fridolin, I
    Tallin University of Technology, Estonia .
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Luman, M
    North Estonian Medical Centre, Estonia .
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Can combined assessment of small molecule uremic markers improve prediction of dialysis patients survival?2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Arund, Jürgen
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    New optical method for estimation of protein bound uremic toxins elimination2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility to determine the amount of removed Indoxyl Sulphate (IS) during dialysis session. An optical method using fluorescence spectra was used.

    Eight uremic patients were studied during three dialysis treatments per patient in one week at the Department of Nephrology at Linköping University Hospital. Dialysate samples were taken during each treatment and analyzed at laboratory. IS concentration was estimated using HPLC method, and fluorescence spectra was measured with spectrofluorophotometer. The fluorescence spectral values were transformed into IS concentration using regression model from the total material noted as fluorescence method (F). Removal ratio (RR) was calculated for both. Achieved results were compared regarding mean values and SD and collated with urea reduction ratio (URR) of same dialysis procedures.

    Mean RR value (%) for urea was 74.55±8.11. RR for IS estimated by HPLC was 54.01±8.44 % and by F 58.95±10.94 %. The values were not significantly different (p≤0.05).

    This study indicates, that it is possible to estimate RR of IS using only fluorescence values of the spent dialysate and achieved parameter can be used for describing the elimination of protein bound uremic toxins during the dialysis procedure.

  • 37. Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Arund, Jürgen
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Tanner, Risto
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Optical estimation of the removal rate of indoxyl sulphate in the spent dialysate.2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University.
    Arund, Jürgen
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University.
    Quantification of indoxyl sulphate in the spent dialysate using fluorescence spectra2011In: IFMBE Proceedings, ISSN 1680-0737, Vol. 34, p. 45-48Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility to determine the amount of Indoxyl Sulphate (IS) in the spent dialysate using fluorescence spectra. Eight uremic patients from Linköping were studied during their three dialysis treatments in one week at the Department of Dialysis and Nephrology at Linköping University Hospital. Dialysate samples were taken during each treatment and analyzed, IS concentration was estimated using HPLC method, and fluorescence spectra was measured with spectrofluorophotometer. The fluorescence spectral values were transformed into IS concentration using regression model from total material noted as fluorescence method (F). Achieved results were compared regarding mean values and SD. Mean value of IS estimated by HPLC was 1.21±0.77 mg/l and by F 1.22±0.72 mg/l. Concentrations were not significantly different (p≤0,05). This study indicates, that it is possible to estimate the concentration of IS using only fluorescence values of the spent dialysate.

  • 39.
    Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Drug Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; North Estonian Medical Centre, Estonia.
    Estimation of dialysis patients survival through combined approach of small molecule uremic markers2014In: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, ISSN 1736-6046, E-ISSN 1736-7530, Vol. 63, no 3, p. 227-233Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Survival rate of dialysis patients is still alarmingly low and various factors may have in it an important role. The purpose of this study was to observe the relationship between the survival of dialysis patients and the serum level of urea, creatinine, and uric acid (UA). Serum urea and creatinine concentrations may express patients nutritional status and muscle mass, and high UA value may refer to higher risk for cardiovascular events. The idea of combining the concentrations and removal of urea and UA into a single model for predicting the patients outcome is introduced. The study included 33 hemodialysis patients from Link ping, Sweden and 10 from Tallinn, Estonia. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used for survival analysis. Logistic and Cox regression analysis was applied to create models for predicting patients three-year survival. It was observed that higher serum UA is significantly related to poor survival in dialysis patients (p = 0.026). A reverse effect was observed in case of urea (p = 0.095). The level of creatinine was not related to survival (p = 0.905). The best logistic regression model for predicting patients outcome included both UA and urea based parameters (Chi Square 21.0, p = 0.0001). Survival of dialysis patients seems to be determined by a set of causal factors and combined models may have a predictive relevance. A possibility for automatic online monitoring of small molecule uremic markers is proposed. Since the number of participating patients was small, larger studies including more patients and testing the models in independent validation cohort is the future goal.

  • 40.
    Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technomedicum, Tallinn University.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technomedicum, Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Lauri, Kai
    1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technomedicum, Tallinn University.
    Luman, Merike
    1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technomedicum, Tallinn University.
    Optical method for cardiovascular risk marker uric acid removal assessment during dialysis2012In: Scientific World Journal, ISSN 1537-744X, E-ISSN 1537-744X, Vol. 2012, p. 8-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to estimate the concentration of uric acid (UA) optically by using the original and processed ultraviolet (UV) absorbance spectra of spent dialysate. Also, the effect of using several wavelengths (multi-wavelength algorithms) for estimation was examined. This paper gives an overview of seven studies carried out in Linköping, Sweden, and Tallinn, Estonia. A total of 60 patients were monitored over their 188 dialysis treatment procedures. Dialysate samples were taken and analysed by means of UA concentration in a chemical laboratory and with a double-beam spectrophotometer. The measured UV absorbance spectra were processed. Three models for the original and three for the first derivate of UV absorbance were created; concentrations of UA from the different methods were finally compared in terms of mean values and SD. The mean concentration (micromol/L) of UA was 49.7 ± 23.0 measured in the chemical laboratory, and 48.9 ± 22.4 calculated with the best estimate among all models. The concentrations were not significantly different (P ≥ 0.17). It was found that using a multi-wavelength and processed signal approach leads to more accurate results, and therefore these approaches should be used in future.

  • 41.
    Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Luman, Merike
    Estonian Medical Centre, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Serum uric acid level and long term survival in dialysis patients2013In: 50th ERA-EDTA Congress, Istanbul, 2013, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia .
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Ferenets, R
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Lauri, K
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Tanner, R
    Tallinn University of Technology; Estonia.
    Arund, J
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Luman, M
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
    Estimation of removed uremic toxin indoxyl sulphate during hemodialysis by using optical data of the spent dialysate2013In: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, IEEE , 2013, p. 6707-6710Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore the possibility to determine the amount of total removed Indoxyl Sulphate (TR_IS) during dialysis session, an optical method utilizing absorbance and fluorescence spectral data of the spent dialysate was used. Eight uremic patients from Linköping, Sweden and 10 from Tallinn, Estonia, were studied during dialysis treatments. Dialysate samples were taken during each treatment and analyzed at a laboratory. Fluorescence and absorbance spectra of the spent dialysate were measured with spectrofluorophotometer and spectrophotometer. The spectral values were transformed into IS concentration using multiple linear regression model from the total material noted as optical method (Opt). IS concentration was estimated using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method as a reference. TR_IS values were calculated. Achieved results were compared regarding mean values and SD and collated with the amount of total removed urea value (TR_Urea) for the same dialysis procedures. Mean TR value ± SD (mg) for urea was 28 947 ± 9 241; TR for IS was 151.4 ± 87.3 estimated by HPLC and 149.4 ± 84.9 estimated by Opt. The TR_IS values were not significantly different (p ≤ 0.05). This study indicates, that it is possible to estimate TR_IS using only spectral values of the spent dialysate and the parameter can be used for quantifying the elimination of protein bound uremic toxins during the dialysis procedure.

  • 43.
    Holmar, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn university of technology.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Ferenets, Rain
    Tallinn university of technology.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn university of technology.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn university of technology.
    Arund, Jörgen
    Tallinn university of technology.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn university of technology.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn university of technology.
    Estimation of removed uremic toxin idoxyl sulphate during hemodialysis by using optical data of the spent dialysate.2013In: 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Osaka, Japan 3-7 July 2013, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 44. Indurain, A
    et al.
    Anderson, Chris D
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Dermatology and Venerology in Östergötland.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Uremic klåda2010In: Incitament, ISSN 1103-503XArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 45.
    Isine Bolstad, Anne
    et al.
    University of Bergen.
    Le Hellard, Stephanie
    University of Bergen.
    Kristjansdottir, Gudlaug
    Uppsala University.
    Vasaitis, Lilian
    Uppsala University.
    Kvarnstrom, Marika
    Karolinska Institute.
    Sjöwall, Christoffer
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Rheumatology in Östergötland.
    Joar Auglaend Johnsen, Svein
    Stavanger University Hospital.
    Eriksson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Omdal, Roald
    Stavanger University Hospital.
    Brun, Johan G
    University of Bergen.
    Wahren-Herlenius, Marie
    Karolinska Institute.
    Theander, Elke
    Lund University.
    Syvanen, Ann-Christine
    Uppsala University.
    Ronnblom, Lars
    Uppsala University.
    Nordmark, Gunnel
    Uppsala University.
    Jonsson, Roland
    University of Bergen.
    Association between genetic variants in the tumour necrosis factor/lymphotoxin alpha/lymphotoxin beta locus and primary Sjogrens syndrome in Scandinavian samples2012In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, ISSN 0003-4967, E-ISSN 1468-2060, Vol. 71, no 6, p. 981-988Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives Lymphotoxin beta (LTB) has been found to be upregulated in salivary glands of patients with primary Sjogrens syndrome (pSS). An animal model of pSS also showed ablation of the lymphoid organisation and a marked improvement in salivary gland function on blocking the LTB receptor pathway. This study aimed to investigate whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the lymphotoxin alpha (LTA)/LTB/tumour necrosis factor (TNF) gene clusters are associated with pSS. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods 527 pSS patients and 532 controls participated in the study, all of Caucasian origin from Sweden and Norway. 14 SNP markers were genotyped and after quality control filtering, 12 SNP were analysed for their association with pSS using single marker and haplotype tests, and corrected by permutation testing. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults Nine markers showed significant association with pSS at the p=0.05 level. Markers rs1800629 and rs909253 showed the strongest genotype association (p=1.64E-11 and p=4.42E-08, respectively, after correcting for sex and country of origin). When the analysis was conditioned for the effect of rs1800629, only the association with rs909253 remained nominally significant (p=0.027). In haplotype analyses the strongest effect was observed for the haplotype rs909253G_rs1800629A (p=9.14E-17). The associations were mainly due to anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibody-positive pSS. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions A strong association was found between several SNP in the LTA/LTB/TNF alpha locus and pSS, some of which led to amino acid changes. These data suggest a role for this locus in the development of pSS. Further studies are needed to examine if the genetic effect described here is independent of the known genetic association between HLA and pSS.

  • 46.
    Isnard Bagnis, Corinne
    et al.
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France..
    Crepaldi, Carlo
    Unità Operativa di Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto, Ospedale San Bortolo, Vicenza, Italy.
    Dean, Jessica
    Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK..
    Goovaerts, Tony
    Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc, Service de Néphrologie, Brussels, Belgium.
    Melander, Stefan
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Nilsson, Eva-Lena
    Skåne University Hospital, Malmö.
    Prieto-Velasco, Mario
    Unidad de Nefrología, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, León, Spain.
    Trujillo, Carmen
    Unidad clínica de Gestión de Nefrología, Hospital Regional Carlos Haya, Malaga, Spain.
    Zambon, Roberto
    2Unità Operativa di Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto, Ospedale San Bortolo, Vicenza, Italy.
    Mooney, Andrew
    St James's University Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.
    Quality standards for predialysis education: results from a consensus conference2015In: Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, ISSN 0931-0509, E-ISSN 1460-2385, Vol. 30, no 7, p. 1058-1066Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This position statement was compiled following an expert meeting in March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland. Attendees were invited from a spread of European renal units with established and respected renal replacement therapy option education programmes. Discussions centred around optimal ways of creating an education team, setting realistic and meaningful objectives for patient education, and assessing the quality of education delivered.

  • 47.
    Jerotskaja, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University Technology.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Medicine, Department of Nephrology UHL. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Tallinn University Technology.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University Technology.
    Luman, Merike
    North Estonia Medical Centre.
    Fernström, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nephrology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Nephrology.
    Optical Online Monitoring of Uric Acid Removal during Dialysis2010In: BLOOD PURIFICATION, ISSN 0253-5068, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 69-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study estimates the total removal of uric acid (TRUA) by online UV absorbance measurements in the spent dialysate in two different dialysis centers in Estonia and Sweden. Sixteen dialysis patients were included. All dialysate was collected that gave the reference for TRUA. Two regression models were investigated: one for each patient (UV1) and one for the entire material (UV2). TRUA from the three methods was in the same order but showed a statistically significant difference when the UV2 model was built on data from both centers together. TRUA, (n = 56) was (mean +/- SD, mu mol): 5,854 +/- 1,377 for reference, 6,117 +/- 1,795 for UV1 and 5,762 +/- 1,591 for UV2. Six patients were monitored 1 year after the first study session, using the same models as the previous year, still having a nonsignificant difference. The results show the possibility of estimating TRUA by using UV absorbance. The method appeared to be reliable also in long-term patient monitoring.

  • 48.
    Jerotskaja, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Concentration of uric acid removed during dialysis. Estimated by multi wavelength and processed ultra violet absorbance spectra2010In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, ISSN: 1557-170X, IEEE , 2010, Vol. 2010, p. 5791-5794Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to estimate the concentration of uric acid (UA) optically by using original and processed ultra violet (UV) absorbance spectra's of the spent dialysate. Also the effect of using several wavelengths for estimation was examined. Ten uremic patients from Tallinn and ten from Linkoping, during 30+40 hemodialysis treatments, were followed at the Departments of Dialysis and Nephrology at North-Estonian Medical Centre and at Linkoping University Hospital. The dialysate samples were taken and analyzed by means of UA concentration at the chemical laboratory and with a doublebeam spectrophotometer. From the calibration set of material three models for original and three for Is' derivate of UV absorbance were created. These models were tested on validation set of material and concentrations of UA from the different methods were compared regarding mean values and SD. It was found that the concentration of UA can be estimated by UV absorbance method whereby using processed UV absorbance spectra and absorbance values from several wavelengths gives better and more accurate results.

  • 49.
    Jerotskaja, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Improved optical method for measuring concentration of uric acid removed during dialysis2010In: XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010 IFMBE Proceedings, 2010, Springer , 2010, p. 124-127Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to compare concentration measurements of uric acid (UA) removed during dialysis. Algorithms based on ultraviolet (UV) absorbance and 1st derivate of UV-absorbance whereby single and multi-wavelength was used. Ten uremic patients from Tallinn and ten from Linköping, during 30+40 haemodialysis treatments, were followed at the Departments of Dialysis and Nephrology at North-Estonian Medical Centre and at Linköping University Hospital. The dialysate samples were taken and analyzed by means of UA concentration at the chemical laboratory and with a double-beam spectrophotometer. UV absorbance and derivate of UV absorbance value on single or multi wavelength was transformed into UA concentration in the spent dialysate using the regression models from the total material, noted as UV-absorbance (UV_A _single and UV_A_multi) and the 1st derivate of UV absorbance (UV_D_single and UV_D_multi) method. Concentrations of UA from the different methods were finally compared regarding mean values and SD. Mean concentration of UA were 52,40 ± 23,1 micromol/l measured at the chemical laboratory (UA_Lab), 52,39 ± 21,8 micromol/l determined by UV_A_single, 52,42 ± 22,4 micromol/ l determined by UV_A_multi and 52,4 ± 22,2 micromol/l determined by UV_D_single and 52,4 ± 22,9 micromol/l determined by UV_D_multi. The results of mean concentrations were not significantly different (p ≥ 0,95). The systematic errors were -0,7- -2,6% and random errors were 8 - 16 % using different methods. The systematic and random errors were significantly different (p < 0.05) between different algorithms indicating that the algorithm that uses multi wavelengths from derivative spectra enables more accurate UA estimation. Our study indicates that the removed UA can be reliably and more accurately estimated by the UV_D_multi technique.

  • 50.
    Jerotskaja, Jana
    et al.
    Tallinn University.
    Uhlin, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Centre, Department of Nephrology UHL.
    Luman, Merike
    Tallinn University.
    Lauri, Kai
    Tallinn University.
    Tanner, Risto
    Tallinn University.
    Fridolin, Ivo
    Determination of concentration of uric acid removed during dialysis by ultraviolet absorbance:  A multi wavelength and processed spectra approach2010Conference paper (Other academic)
123 1 - 50 of 103
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf