M Renko

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oulu
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Comparison of the severity and outcome of invasive pneumococcal infections in children and adults
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, and Department of Internal Medicine, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:785-8. 2012
  2. pmc Experiences of using an interactive audience response system in lectures
    Matti Uhari
    The Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, FIN 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    BMC Med Educ 3:12. 2003
  3. pmc Medical theses as part of the scientific training in basic medical and dental education: experiences from Finland
    Pentti Nieminen
    Medical Informatics Group, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
    BMC Med Educ 7:51. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of tonsillectomy in periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis syndrome
    M Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Pediatr 151:289-92. 2007
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Peer consultation as a method for promoting problem-based learning during a paediatrics course
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Med Teach 24:408-11. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Nasopharyngeal dimensions in magnetic resonance imaging and the risk of acute otitis media
    M Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    J Laryngol Otol 121:853-6. 2007
  8. pmc Meta-analysis of the significance of asymptomatic bacteriuria in diabetes
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Diabetes Care 34:230-5. 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Comparison of the severity and outcome of invasive pneumococcal infections in children and adults
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, and Department of Internal Medicine, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:785-8. 2012
    ..None of the children died, whereas the infection was fatal for 15% (35/229) of the adults (P<0.001). The differences are only partly explained by the underlying conditions...
  2. pmc Experiences of using an interactive audience response system in lectures
    Matti Uhari
    The Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, FIN 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    BMC Med Educ 3:12. 2003
    ..Lectures are good for presenting information and providing explanations, but because they lack active participation they have been neglected...
  3. pmc Medical theses as part of the scientific training in basic medical and dental education: experiences from Finland
    Pentti Nieminen
    Medical Informatics Group, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
    BMC Med Educ 7:51. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the nature, quality, publication pattern and visibility of Finnish medical diploma theses...
  4. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of tonsillectomy in periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis syndrome
    M Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Pediatr 151:289-92. 2007
    ..We carried out a prospective, randomized, controlled trial to clarify the effect of tonsillectomy on the clinical course of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Peer consultation as a method for promoting problem-based learning during a paediatrics course
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Med Teach 24:408-11. 2002
    ..These experiences suggest that the model of peer consultation adds new flavour, increasing enthusiasm in problem-based learning...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nasopharyngeal dimensions in magnetic resonance imaging and the risk of acute otitis media
    M Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    J Laryngol Otol 121:853-6. 2007
    ..We evaluate here the association of nasopharyngeal dimensions in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the occurrence of AOM in otherwise healthy children...
  8. pmc Meta-analysis of the significance of asymptomatic bacteriuria in diabetes
    Marjo Renko
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Diabetes Care 34:230-5. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is more common in patients with diabetes than among control subjects. In addition, we wanted to clarify the clinical significance of ASB in patients with diabetes...
  9. 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...
  10. 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)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Serum concentrations of interferon-gamma and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 eight years after an early respiratory syncytial virus infection
    H Juntti
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:59-63. 2005
    ..Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection may influence the development of recurrent wheezing and atopy, but the mechanisms are unclear...
  12. doi request reprint Hospital-associated infections in children: a prospective post-discharge follow-up survey in three different paediatric hospitals
    S Kinnula
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Hosp Infect 80:17-24. 2012
    ..Reported viral hospital-associated infection (HAI) frequencies have ranged from 1% to 24% between paediatric wards and hospitals. Reasons for this variation remain unclear...
  13. doi request reprint Post-discharge follow-up of hospital-associated infections in paediatric patients with conventional questionnaires and electronic surveillance
    S Kinnula
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Hosp Infect 80:13-6. 2012
    ..Viral infections are common causes of hospital-associated infections (HAIs) in paediatric patients, with most of these infections only becoming evident after discharge...
  14. doi request reprint Hospital-associated infections during and after care in a paediatric infectious disease ward
    S E Kinnula
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    J Hosp Infect 68:334-40. 2008
    ..Eight percent of the patients in our ward, where alcohol hand gel is actively used and single rooms are common, developed an HAI. Eighty percent of the HAIs appeared at home, which emphasises the importance of post-discharge follow-up...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Vesicoureteral reflux in children with suspected and proven urinary tract infection
    Annukka Hannula
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Nephrol 25:1463-9. 2010
    ..This challenges the recommendations of routine VCUG after UTI...
  19. doi request reprint Biofilm formation by Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from paediatric patients
    Terhi Tapiainen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, and Laboratory of Microbiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    APMIS 118:255-60. 2010
    ..We conclude that the clinical presentation of pneumococcal disease did not differ in relation to biofilm formation in vitro, even though there was marked variation between the clinical isolates and serotypes...
  20. doi request reprint An outbreak of holarctica-type tularemia in pediatric patients
    Ulla Jounio
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:160-2. 2010
    ..Holarctica-type tularemia is endemic in the Northern Hemisphere. Despite recurrent epidemics tularemia is not well known in children and the pediatric cases are often misdiagnosed...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Infant mortality in Finland during the years of 1969-1996]
    Marjo Kallunki
    Oulun yliopiston lastentautien klinikka
    Duodecim 120:2100-7. 2004
  22. doi request reprint Cytokine responses in cord blood predict the severity of later respiratory syncytial virus infection
    Hanna Juntti
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, PO Box 5000, University of Oulu, Oulu FI 90014, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:52-58.e1-2. 2009
    ..It has been claimed that an early respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection can induce asthma and recurrent wheezing...
  23. doi request reprint Safety of alcohol hand gel use among children and personnel at a child day care center
    Sohvi Kinnula
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Am J Infect Control 37:318-21. 2009
    ..Alcohol hand gels (AHG) have been used by children in child day care centers (CDCCs) to prevent the transmission of microbes. Because parents and personnel have been concerned about the safety of AHGs, we conducted a trial to assess this...
  24. ncbi request reprint [The care of obstructive bronchitis]
    Teija Dunder
    OYS n lasten ja nuorten klinikka
    Duodecim 122:459-61. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint Consumption of asthma medication after RS-virus epidemic--a population based survey
    Teija Dunder
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:105-9. 2007
    ..5% vs. 20.3% for consumption and 4.8% vs. 4.9% for reimbursement. These differences were insignificant. In conclusion exposure to a RSV epidemic in infancy does not increase the consumption of asthma medicines at the population level...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association between surfactant protein A gene locus and severe respiratory syncytial virus infection in infants
    Johan Lofgren
    Department of Pediatrics and Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, FIN 90014 Finland
    J Infect Dis 185:283-9. 2002
    ..18%; P =.023), whereas the allele pool in which proline was amino acid 99 was underrepresented (5% vs. 16%; P =.001). These results indicate that a genetic association exists between SP-A gene locus and severe RSV infection...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Trends in childhood mortality from 1969 to 2004 in Finland
    Marjo Lantto
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 97:1024-9. 2008
    ..The aim was to evaluate the trends in childhood mortality in Finland from 1969 to 2004. We especially wanted to find out whether the decline in mortality is continuous and whether there are still deaths that could be prevented...
  29. ncbi request reprint Surfactant protein D gene polymorphism associated with severe respiratory syncytial virus infection
    Meri Lahti
    Department of Pediatrics and Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, PO Box 5000, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Res 51:696-9. 2002
    ..The results further confirmed this association (p = 0.028). To our knowledge, the present report provides the first evidence of a specific gene associated with susceptibility to severe RSV infection...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association of an early respiratory syncytial virus infection and atopic allergy
    H Juntti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, PO Box 5000, FIN 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Allergy 58:878-84. 2003
    ..Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes postbronchiolitic wheezing but its role in allergic sensitization is controversial. The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of an early RSV infection on allergic sensitization...
  31. doi request reprint Occurrence of vesicoureteral reflux in children
    M Venhola
    Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 99:1875-8. 2010
    ..The reported low occurrence of vesicoureteral reflux in the general population seems implausible. We wanted to test the hypothesis that reflux is more common and more independent of urinary-tract infection than has previously been thought...
  32. doi request reprint Toll-like receptor 4 Asp299Gly polymorphism in respiratory syncytial virus epidemics
    Johan Lofgren
    Department of Pediatrics, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:687-92. 2010
    ..We propose that the risk of severe RSV infection may additionally depend on the interaction between individual TLR4 genotype and the particular RSV group causing bronchiolitis...
  33. doi request reprint Risk factors for croup in children with recurrent respiratory infections: a case-control study
    Hannele Pruikkonen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:153-9. 2009
    ..5 (95% CI 0.2, 1.0, P = 0.04). Family history appeared to be an exceptionally strong predictive factor for croup and its recurrence. In this patient series prone to respiratory infections recurrence of croup was common...