Mervi Taskinen

Summary

Affiliation: Helsinki University Central Hospital
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Physical performance of nontransplanted childhood ALL survivors is comparable to healthy controls
    Mervi H Taskinen
    Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 35:276-80. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Hypoplastic anemia in cartilage-hair hypoplasia-balancing between iron overload and chelation
    Mervi Taskinen
    Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr 162:844-9. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Impaired glucose tolerance and dyslipidaemia as late effects after bone-marrow transplantation in childhood
    M Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet 356:993-7. 2000
  4. doi request reprint Leukocyte transfusions revisited: stem cell graft stimulation in graft failure
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:1247-52. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Insufficient growth hormone secretion is associated with metabolic syndrome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation in childhood
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinkil, Finland
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:529-34. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Bone health in children and adolescents after allogeneic stem cell transplantation: high prevalence of vertebral compression fractures
    Mervi Taskinen
    Division of Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer 110:442-51. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for reduced areal bone mineral density in young adults with stem cell transplantation in childhood
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Transplant 10:90-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint [Gynecologic problems due to cancer treatment during childhood and adolescence]
    Mervi Taskinen
    HUS Lasten ja nourten sairaala, HUS
    Duodecim 121:1909-15. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Increased cell turnover, but no signs of increased T-cell infiltration or inflammatory cytokines in the duodenum of pediatric patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation
    M Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Bone Marrow Transplant 34:221-8. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Breastfeeding and determinants of adult body composition: a prospective study from birth to young adulthood
    Satu Pirilä
    Children s Hospital, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Horm Res Paediatr 77:281-90. 2012

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Physical performance of nontransplanted childhood ALL survivors is comparable to healthy controls
    Mervi H Taskinen
    Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 35:276-80. 2013
    ..A higher physical exercise activity and a BMI below median positively correlated with better muscle performance, supporting the importance of encouraging ALL survivors to exercise and avoid obesity...
  2. doi request reprint Hypoplastic anemia in cartilage-hair hypoplasia-balancing between iron overload and chelation
    Mervi Taskinen
    Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr 162:844-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate the severity of iron overload and the success of iron chelation therapy in patients with cartilage-hair hypoplasia (CHH) and hypoplastic anemia, with particular focus on adverse effects of iron chelators...
  3. ncbi request reprint Impaired glucose tolerance and dyslipidaemia as late effects after bone-marrow transplantation in childhood
    M Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet 356:993-7. 2000
    ..This follow-up study aimed to assess the frequency of late effects on glucose and lipid metabolism after bone-marrow transplantation in childhood...
  4. doi request reprint Leukocyte transfusions revisited: stem cell graft stimulation in graft failure
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:1247-52. 2008
    ..The aim was to evaluate the role of leukocyte transfusions (LTX) in relation to graft function during prolonged neutropenia after stem cell transplantation (SCT)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Insufficient growth hormone secretion is associated with metabolic syndrome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation in childhood
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinkil, Finland
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:529-34. 2007
    ..This should implicate a close follow-up of the metabolic parameters in SCT patients with either frank GH insufficiency or signs of inadequate GH response in provocative testing...
  6. ncbi request reprint Bone health in children and adolescents after allogeneic stem cell transplantation: high prevalence of vertebral compression fractures
    Mervi Taskinen
    Division of Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer 110:442-51. 2007
    ..This cross-sectional study evaluated the overall bone health and the prevalence of vertebral complications after stem cell transplantation (SCT) in prepubertal children and adolescents...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for reduced areal bone mineral density in young adults with stem cell transplantation in childhood
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Transplant 10:90-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, 38% of the SCT long-term survivors had reduced areal BMD. Prepubertal status at transplant with pubertal onset gonadal hormone insufficiency and female sex predisposed to reduced bone mass after SCT performed in childhood...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Gynecologic problems due to cancer treatment during childhood and adolescence]
    Mervi Taskinen
    HUS Lasten ja nourten sairaala, HUS
    Duodecim 121:1909-15. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Increased cell turnover, but no signs of increased T-cell infiltration or inflammatory cytokines in the duodenum of pediatric patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation
    M Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Bone Marrow Transplant 34:221-8. 2004
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  10. doi request reprint Breastfeeding and determinants of adult body composition: a prospective study from birth to young adulthood
    Satu Pirilä
    Children s Hospital, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Horm Res Paediatr 77:281-90. 2012
    ..The impact of breastfeeding on adult body composition is controversial. We evaluated effects of lifestyle and childhood-related factors, including infant feeding, on adult body composition...
  11. doi request reprint Extended follow-up of the Finnish cartilage-hair hypoplasia cohort confirms high incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and basal cell carcinoma
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med Genet A 146:2370-5. 2008
    ..The underlying pathogenetic mechanisms remain to be elucidated in future studies. Careful follow-up, extending beyond pediatric age, is warranted for early diagnosis of malignancies...
  12. doi request reprint Testicular torsion: orchiectomy or orchiopexy?
    Seppo Taskinen
    Division of Surgery, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Stenbackinkatu 11, 00290 Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr Urol 4:210-3. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact on testicular function of the surgical approach used to treat testicular torsion...
  13. doi request reprint Testicular tumors in children and adolescents
    Seppo Taskinen
    Department of Surgery, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Stenbackinkatu 11, 00290 Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr Urol 4:134-7. 2008
    ..To analyze the spectrum of testicular tumors in children in an unselected population-based series, as well as the results of testis-preserving surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Allograft with unrelated donor accentuates the gastrointestinal toxicity associated with high-dose melphalan and total body irradiation preparative for bone marrow transplantation in children
    K Vettenranta
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Transplant 4:300-4. 2000
    ..We conclude that the use of preparative L-PAM for allogeneic transplants from unrelated donors is associated with considerable procedure-related toxicity. We strongly suggest its use in this setting to be viewed with caution...
  15. ncbi request reprint Subnormal androgen levels in young female bone marrow transplant recipients with ovarian dysfunction, chronic GVHD and receiving glucocorticoid therapy
    L Hovi
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Bone Marrow Transplant 33:503-8. 2004
    ..The clinical consequences of these changes and possible benefits of putative androgen replacement therapy remain to be elucidated...
  16. pmc Infant milk feeding influences adult bone health: a prospective study from birth to 32 years
    Satu Pirilä
    Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 6:e19068. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether the effects of early infant feeding extend to peak bone mass and other bone health characteristics at adult age...
  17. doi request reprint Time-related arterial changes after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children
    Maila I Turanlahti
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Res 73:777-82. 2013
    ..Metabolic syndrome is a frequent late effect in young adults after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) performed in childhood...
  18. doi request reprint Segmental cystic kidney tumours in children
    Seppo Taskinen
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 43:476-81. 2009
    ..Segmental cystic tumours in the kidney are extremely rare in children. This study reports our experience of those tumours...
  19. doi request reprint Myocardial function in patients with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome: aspects to consider before stem cell transplantation
    Sanna Toiviainen-Salo
    Helsinki Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:461-7. 2008
    ..Patients undergoing stem cell transplantation (STC) have appeared susceptible to organ toxicity, including cardiac involvement...
  20. doi request reprint Further evidence for a relationship between the 5p15 chromosome region and the oculoauriculovertebral anomaly
    Sirpa Ala-Mello
    Department of Clinical Genetics, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med Genet A 146:2490-4. 2008
    ..In addition to OAV she developed myelodysplasia treated with bone marrow transplantation. We discuss her clinical findings with reference to her karyotype findings and review the patients with OAV and a terminal deletion of 5p...
  21. doi request reprint Antithrombin deficiency after prolonged asparaginase treatment in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Susanna Ranta
    aChildren s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland bChildhood Cancer Research Unit, Karolinska Institute cDepartment of Blood Coagulations Disorders, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden dUnit of Coagulation Disorders, Division of Haematology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 24:749-56. 2013
    ..We conclude that most children are exposed to low AT activity during ASP treatment predisposing to thrombosis. The effect of prophylactic AT substitution remains unclear...
  22. doi request reprint Suboptimal long-term physical performance in children and young adults after pediatric allo-SCT
    L Hovi
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Bone Marrow Transplant 45:738-45. 2010
    ..The potential beneficial effect of an exercise intervention program on impaired physical performance after pediatric SCT merits prospective studies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Imminent allograft rejection prevented by donor lymphocyte transfusions: report of two pediatric cases
    U M Saarinen-Pihkala
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Bone Marrow Transplant 31:833-6. 2003
    ..DLT dosing and timing need to be individually guided by monitoring of the chimerism status...
  24. ncbi request reprint The natural history of severe anemia in cartilage-hair hypoplasia
    Marc S Williams
    Intermountain Health Care Clinical Genetics Institute, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 138:35-40. 2005
    ..Thrombocytosis, though not previously reported in CHH, was noted in five patients, similar to that seen in DBA. The role of possible gene-gene and gene-environment interactions is discussed...