T Kontiokari

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oulu
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Xylitol-supplemented nutrition enhances bacterial killing and prolongs survival of rats in experimental pneumococcal sepsis
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    BMC Microbiol 8:45. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of acute otitis media
    T Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17:676-9. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Middle ear effusion among children diagnosed and treated actively for acute otitis media
    T Kontiokari
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Pediatr 157:731-4. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Quantitative analysis of the effect of xylitol on pneumococcal nasal colonisation in rats
    T Kontiokari
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 178:313-7. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Comparison of nasal swab culture, quantitative culture of nasal mucosal tissue and PCR in detecting Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in rats
    T Kontiokari
    The Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    APMIS 108:734-8. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Cranberry juice and bacterial colonization in children--a placebo-controlled randomized trial
    Tero Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, FIN 90014, Finland
    Clin Nutr 24:1065-72. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors affecting susceptibility to urinary tract infection
    Tero Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Nephrol 19:378-83. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Xylitol in preventing acute otitis media
    M Uhari
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, FIN 90220 Oulu, Finland
    Vaccine 19:S144-7. 2000
  9. pmc Effect of xylitol on growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the presence of fructose and sorbitol
    T Tapiainen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 45:166-9. 2001
  10. doi request reprint Cardiac troponin-I as a screening tool for myocarditis in children hospitalized for viral infection
    M Renko
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 99:283-5. 2010

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Xylitol-supplemented nutrition enhances bacterial killing and prolongs survival of rats in experimental pneumococcal sepsis
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    BMC Microbiol 8:45. 2008
    ..Xylitol has antiadhesive effects on Streptococcus pneumoniae and inhibits its growth, and has also been found to be effective in preventing acute otitis media and has been used in intensive care as a valuable source of energy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of acute otitis media
    T Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17:676-9. 1998
    ..The symptoms related to acute otitis media, however, are considered nonspecific...
  3. ncbi request reprint Middle ear effusion among children diagnosed and treated actively for acute otitis media
    T Kontiokari
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Pediatr 157:731-4. 1998
    ..4%) had not been identified earlier. The point prevalence of acute otitis media was 3.2% and that of otitis media with effusion 3.9%...
  4. ncbi request reprint Quantitative analysis of the effect of xylitol on pneumococcal nasal colonisation in rats
    T Kontiokari
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 178:313-7. 1999
    ..Neither the mean colony-forming unit counts nor the PCR counts differed statistically significant between the xylitol and control groups. Thus, we found that xylitol had no significant effect on pneumococcal mucosal colonisation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Comparison of nasal swab culture, quantitative culture of nasal mucosal tissue and PCR in detecting Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in rats
    T Kontiokari
    The Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    APMIS 108:734-8. 2000
    ..79, p<0.001). In conclusion, even a well-controlled swab sampling markedly underestimates pneumococcal carriage rate, and simultaneous use of quantitative culture and PCR increases the number of positive samples by about one third...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cranberry juice and bacterial colonization in children--a placebo-controlled randomized trial
    Tero Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, FIN 90014, Finland
    Clin Nutr 24:1065-72. 2005
    ..We were interested in studying cranberry juice in children since many children with recurrent UTI need long-term antimicrobial prophylaxis and would benefit from an alternative...
  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors affecting susceptibility to urinary tract infection
    Tero Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Nephrol 19:378-83. 2004
    ..However, there is no reason to expect that children would be different from adults in this respect. In this review, we discuss the dietary factors affecting the susceptibility to UTI...
  8. ncbi request reprint Xylitol in preventing acute otitis media
    M Uhari
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, FIN 90220 Oulu, Finland
    Vaccine 19:S144-7. 2000
    ..Xylitol appears to be an attractive alternative to prevent acute otitis media. A more practical frequency of doses should be found before its use can be widely recommended...
  9. pmc Effect of xylitol on growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the presence of fructose and sorbitol
    T Tapiainen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 45:166-9. 2001
    ..Thus, it seems that xylitol is the only commercially used sugar substitute proven to have an antimicrobial effect on pneumococci...
  10. doi request reprint Cardiac troponin-I as a screening tool for myocarditis in children hospitalized for viral infection
    M Renko
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 99:283-5. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that screening all children who are hospitalized for an acute infection with troponin-I (TnI) would reveal myocarditis cases and performed a prospective screening study...
  11. pmc Randomised trial of cranberry-lingonberry juice and Lactobacillus GG drink for the prevention of urinary tract infections in women
    T Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, FIN 90220, Finland
    BMJ 322:1571. 2001
    ..To determine whether recurrences of urinary tract infection can be prevented with cranberry-lingonberry juice or with Lactobacillus GG drink. Design: Open, randomised controlled 12 month follow up trial...
  12. ncbi request reprint Xylitol concentrations in the saliva of children after chewing xylitol gum or consuming a xylitol mixture
    T Tapiainen
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:53-5. 2002
    ..A schedule with the same single doses given less frequently could be clinically effective in preventing otitis media...
  13. ncbi request reprint Pneumolysin polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia and empyema in children
    E Lahti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, P O Box 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:783-9. 2006
    ..In the evaluation of blood samples, blood culture remains the superior method for the diagnosis of bacteremic pneumococcal disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ultrastructure of Streptococcus pneumoniae after exposure to xylitol
    Terhi Tapiainen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, PO Box 5000, FIN 90014, Oulu
    J Antimicrob Chemother 54:225-8. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that xylitol could affect the surface structures of viable pneumococci, which would further explain the mechanism of action of xylitol in preventing acute otitis media...
  15. ncbi request reprint Xylitol administered only during respiratory infections failed to prevent acute otitis media
    Terhi Tapiainen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatrics 109:E19. 2002
    ..As regular administration of xylitol had been effective in preventing acute otitis media (AOM) in children, we tested whether xylitol administered only at times of acute respiratory infection (ARI) reduces the occurrence of AOM...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nasal middle meatal specimen bacteriology as a predictor of the course of acute respiratory infection in children
    Aila Kristo
    Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, PO Box 5000, University of Oulu, Oulu FIN 90014, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:108-12. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Disappearance of middle ear effusion in acute otitis media monitored daily with tympanometry
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 95:359-63. 2006
    ..Disappearance of middle ear effusion is one of the most important outcomes in the treatment of acute otitis media (AOM)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Failure of xylitol given three times a day for preventing acute otitis media
    Outi Hautalahti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:423-7. 2007
    ..To find a more convenient dosing regimen, we tested whether xylitol administered 3 times a day reduces the occurrence of AOM...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors protecting women from urinary tract infection
    Tero Kontiokari
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:600-4. 2003
    ..Because urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria in the stool, dietary factors may affect the risk of contracting a UTI by altering the properties of the fecal bacterial flora...