Search for dissertations about: "dexamethasone"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 120 swedish dissertations containing the word dexamethasone.

  1. 1. Mechanisms of Sensitization to Apoptosis in Multiple Myeloma

    Author : Anna Hammarberg; Helena Jernberg Wiklund; Kenneth Nilsson; Federico Caligaris-Cappio; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Pathology; multiple myeloma; apoptosis; IGF-1; mTOR; IAP; GSK3; rapamycin; PPP; dexamethasone; CT99021; Patologi;

    Abstract : Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological tumor of plasma blast/plasma cell origin heterogeneous with respect to the morphological differentiation stage of the tumor cells, genetic alterations and course of disease. A challenge in MM research is to overcome resistance to therapy, which inevitably arises. READ MORE

  2. 2. Hormonal programming and adrenal function. Studies in children and in a rat model

    Author : Jovanna Dahlgren; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Children; cortisol; dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate; small for gestational age; short stature; cytokines; dexamethasone; insulin sensitivity; androgenization;

    Abstract : Prenatal events during specific time windows have been found to be followed by permanent changes affecting neuroendocrine, so called programming. Undernutrition, placental dysfunction or maternal stress, are apparent examples of such stimuli. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pathogenesis and treatment of chemical-induced lung injury

    Author : Elisabeth Wigenstam; Anders Bucht; Thomas Sandström; Kjell Larsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; chemical-induced lung injury; dexamethasone; melphalan; vitamin E; respiratory mechanics; lungmedicin; Lung Medicine;

    Abstract : Inhalation of chemical substances can cause irritation to airways and in high doses acute airway injury. When mice are exposed to the alkylating nitrogen mustard analogue melphalan they develop an acute airway inflammation with a rapid influx of neutrophils to the lungs. READ MORE

  4. 4. Drug Eluting Hydrogels : Design, Synthesis and Evaluation

    Author : Lage Ahrenstedt; Deon Bezuidenhout; Michael Malkoch; University of Cape Town; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Drug delivery; PEGylation; Rapamycin; Dexamethasone; Controlled release; Hydrogels; Slow release;

    Abstract : Hydrogels have successfully proved themselves useful for drug delivery applications and several delivery routes have been developed over the years. The particular interest in this work was to design, synthesise and evaluate in situ forming drug eluting hydrogels, which have the potential to ameliorate the healing of cardiovascular diseases. READ MORE

  5. 5. Depression after stroke

    Author : Monica Åström; Rolf Adolfsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cerebrovascular disorders; stroke; depression; living conditions; life satisfaction; social network; dysphasia; self-care ability; cerebral atrophy; dexamethasone;

    Abstract : Both stroke and depression are major health problems in the elderly. In this study, the prevalence of major depression after stroke was investigated in a well-defined sample of acute stroke patients (n=80), followed up at 3 months, 1 year, 2 and 3 years after the stroke event. Links to biological and psychosocial factors were examined. READ MORE