Search for dissertations about: "chronic infection"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 153 swedish dissertations containing the words chronic infection.

  1. 1. Chronic Gastritis Diagnosis, natural history and consequences

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Stefan Redéen; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; Östergötlands Läns Landsting.; [2010]

    Abstract : Background & alms: The main cause of chronic gastritis is Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Clinical manifestations of chronic gastritis are ulcer disease, gastric cancer and mucosa-associated lymphoma tissue (MALT) lymphoma in the stomach. It is uncertain whether gastritis can be diagnosed macroscopically at endoscopy. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aspects of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in children and adolescents

    University dissertation from Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Malmö

    Author : Johan Svensson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; adolescents; thyroid autoantibodies; enterovirus infection; thyroid ultrasonography; reference standard; goiter; chronic autoimmune thyroiditis; levothyroxine treatment; Medicin människa och djur ; Medicine human and vertebrates ; children;

    Abstract : The aims of this thesis were to 1) compare different methods for detection of antibodies against thyroglobulin (TgAb) and thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb), particulary in children with chronic autoimmune thyroditis (AIT), 2) investigate if maternal enterovirus infection is a risk factor for development of AIT in offspring, 3) ascertain the prevalence of thyroid autoantibodies in cord blood sera from children who later developed AIT, 4) develop a new reference standard for interpretation of normative thyroid volumes in Swedish children, and 5) evaluate the effect of Levothyroxine (L-thyroxine) treatment on thyroid size in children and adolescents with AIT. We found that 1) Methods based on radioimmunoassay (RIA) were more efficient in detecting both TgAb and TPOAb in children with AIT than methods based on agglutination. READ MORE

  3. 3. Platelet reactivity and comorbidities in acute coronary syndrome

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Fredrik Björklund; Umeå universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; acute coronary syndrome; myocardial infarction; platelet reactivity; platelet aggregation; Inflammation; infection; diabetes mellitus; chronic kidney disease; acute kidney injury; kardiologi; Cardiology;

    Abstract : Background In the event of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the risk of death and complications such as stroke and re-infarction is high during the first month. Diabetes, impaired kidney function, elevated markers of systemic inflammation and high level of platelet reactivity have all been associated with worsened prognosis in ACS patients. READ MORE

  4. 4. Infection induced chronic inflammation and it's association with prostate cancer initiation and progression

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitet

    Author : Sabina Davidsson; Örebro universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Prostate cancer; chronic inflammation; CD4 helper T cells; CD8 cytotoxic T cells; regulatory T cells; Propionibacterium acnes; Medicine; Medicin;

    Abstract : An association between cancer development and inflammation has long been suggested. Approximately 20% of all human cancers in adults are assumed to result from chronic inflammation. The aim of this thesis was to investigate if infection-induced chronic inflammation plays a role in prostate carcinogenesis. READ MORE

  5. 5. Helicobacter pylori adhesion and patho-adaptation the role of BabA and SabA adhesins in persistent infection and chronic inflammation

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitet

    Author : Jafar Mahdavi; Umeå universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : H. pylori; BabA; adhesin; Lewis b; MUC5AC; sialyl-dimeric-Lewis x; chronic inflammation; SabA; Lewis x; LPS; odontologi; Odontology;

    Abstract : Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a human-specific gastric pathogen which is responsible for a spectrum of diseases ranging from superficial gastritis to gastric and duodenal ulceration, and which is also highly associated with gastric cancer. The pathogenesis of severe gastric disorders caused by H. READ MORE