Olli Ruuskanen

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Affiliation: University of Turku
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Merkel cell polyomavirus and trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus DNAs and antibodies in blood among the elderly
    Mohammadreza Sadeghi
    Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Infect Dis 12:383. 2012
  2. pmc Specific antibody deficiency in children with recurrent respiratory infections: a controlled study with follow-up
    O Ruuskanen
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospital, PO Box 52, FI 20521 Turku, Finland
    Clin Exp Immunol 172:238-44. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Safety and tolerability of azithromycin in pediatric infectious diseases: 2003 update
    Olli Ruuskanen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospitals, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:S135-9. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Viral pneumonia
    Olli Ruuskanen
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospitals, Turku, Finland
    Lancet 377:1264-75. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Respiratory viral infections in children with leukemia
    Minna Koskenvuo
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:974-80. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Atopic characteristics of wheezing children and responses to prednisolone
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:1125-33. 2007
  7. pmc Bacterial and viral interactions within the nasopharynx contribute to the risk of acute otitis media
    Aino Ruohola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Kiinamyllynkatu 4 8, 20520 Turku, Finland
    J Infect 66:247-54. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of total white blood cell count and serum C-reactive protein levels in confirmed bacterial and viral infections
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Pediatr 149:721-4. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of prednisolone in children hospitalized for recurrent wheezing
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:326-34. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The dynamics of bacteria in the middle ear during the course of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tube otorrhea
    Aino Ruohola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:892-6. 2007

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  1. pmc Merkel cell polyomavirus and trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus DNAs and antibodies in blood among the elderly
    Mohammadreza Sadeghi
    Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Infect Dis 12:383. 2012
    ..We wished to determine the occurrences and blood levels of MCPyV and TSPyV DNAs among the elderly and any association between the prevalences of their corresponding antiviral IgG antibodies...
  2. pmc Specific antibody deficiency in children with recurrent respiratory infections: a controlled study with follow-up
    O Ruuskanen
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospital, PO Box 52, FI 20521 Turku, Finland
    Clin Exp Immunol 172:238-44. 2013
    ..SAD is common in young children with recurrent respiratory infections, but it is often transient and resolves itself within a few years without specific treatment...
  3. ncbi request reprint Safety and tolerability of azithromycin in pediatric infectious diseases: 2003 update
    Olli Ruuskanen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospitals, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:S135-9. 2004
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Viral pneumonia
    Olli Ruuskanen
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospitals, Turku, Finland
    Lancet 377:1264-75. 2011
    ..Furthermore, regional differences in cause of pneumonia should be investigated, in particular to obtain more data from developing countries...
  5. doi request reprint Respiratory viral infections in children with leukemia
    Minna Koskenvuo
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:974-80. 2008
    ..Respiratory viruses occur frequently in the community and are a common cause of fever in children. Data on respiratory viral infections in children with cancer are limited...
  6. ncbi request reprint Atopic characteristics of wheezing children and responses to prednisolone
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:1125-33. 2007
    ..It is important that corticosteroid intervention trials have strict design for these potentially confounding factors...
  7. pmc Bacterial and viral interactions within the nasopharynx contribute to the risk of acute otitis media
    Aino Ruohola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Kiinamyllynkatu 4 8, 20520 Turku, Finland
    J Infect 66:247-54. 2013
    ..To understand relationships between microbes in pathogenesis of acute otitis media during respiratory tract infections, we compared nasopharyngeal bacteria and respiratory viruses in symptomatic children with and without AOM...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of total white blood cell count and serum C-reactive protein levels in confirmed bacterial and viral infections
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Pediatr 149:721-4. 2006
    ..Adenoviruses were the only viral agents that often increased total white blood cell counts or serum C-reactive protein levels...
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of prednisolone in children hospitalized for recurrent wheezing
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:326-34. 2007
    ..033 for both). Prospectively designed clinical trial is needed to test the hypothesis that prednisolone reduces symptoms in picornavirus-affected wheezing children...
  10. ncbi request reprint The dynamics of bacteria in the middle ear during the course of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tube otorrhea
    Aino Ruohola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:892-6. 2007
    ..AOM with tympanostomy tube otorrhea provides a unique opportunity to study the appearance and disappearance of pathogens during the course of the disease without stressing the child...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the efficacy of prednisolone in early wheezing induced by rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:482-8. 2006
    ..The role of systemic corticosteroids in the treatment of early childhood wheezing in children is not clear...
  12. doi request reprint Clinical effects of rhinovirus infections
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Clin Virol 43:411-4. 2008
    ..Our studies corroborate the major contribution of rhinovirus to hospitalization of children, most often because of wheezing. Young children with respiratory symptoms are major spreaders of rhinovirus in family setting...
  13. pmc Respiratory picornaviruses and respiratory syncytial virus as causative agents of acute expiratory wheezing in children
    Tuomas Jartti
    Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1095-101. 2004
    ..Human metapneumovirus was detected in 4% of all children and in 11% of infants. To prevent and treat acute expiratory wheezing illnesses in children, efforts should be focused on RSV, enterovirus, and rhinovirus infections...
  14. doi request reprint Prednisolone reduces recurrent wheezing after first rhinovirus wheeze: a 7-year follow-up
    Minna Lukkarinen
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 24:237-43. 2013
    ..To better understand the role of human rhinovirus-associated wheeze as a risk factor for childhood recurrent wheezing, a cohort of young children experiencing their first wheezing episode was followed until school age...
  15. doi request reprint Human bocavirus-the first 5 years
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Rev Med Virol 22:46-64. 2012
    ..The best currently available diagnostic approaches are quantitative PCR and serology. This concise review summarizes the current clinical knowledge on HBoV species...
  16. doi request reprint New molecular virus detection methods and their clinical value in lower respiratory tract infections in children
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Paediatr Respir Rev 14:38-45. 2013
    ..This paper reviews the progress in PCR assays and discusses their role in the diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections in children...
  17. doi request reprint Symptoms and otoscopic signs in bilateral and unilateral acute otitis media
    Johanna M Uitti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Kiinamyllynkatu 4 8, PL 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
    Pediatrics 131:e398-405. 2013
    ..We studied whether bilateral AOM is a clinically more severe illness than unilateral AOM by comparing symptoms and otoscopic signs between bilateral and unilateral AOM...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mixed bacterial-viral infections in septic children with leukemia
    Minna Koskenvuo
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:1133-6. 2007
    ..Febrile infections in children with leukemia are common. The occurrence of possible mixed bacterial-viral infections is unknown...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prednisolone reduces recurrent wheezing after a first wheezing episode associated with rhinovirus infection or eczema
    Pasi Lehtinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:570-5. 2007
    ..Rhinovirus-induced early wheezing has been suggested as a new important risk factor for recurrent wheezing...
  20. doi request reprint Bronchiolitis: age and previous wheezing episodes are linked to viral etiology and atopic characteristics
    Tuomas Jartti
    Departments of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:311-7. 2009
    ..Diagnostic criteria for bronchiolitis are variable...
  21. doi request reprint No efficacy of prednisolone in acute wheezing associated with human bocavirus infection
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:521-3. 2011
    ..Outcomes included hospitalization time, duration of symptoms, and occurrence of relapses. No efficacy of prednisolone was found in children with serologically confirmed acute human bocavirus infection...
  22. doi request reprint Symptoms or symptom-based scores cannot predict acute otitis media at otitis-prone age
    Miia K Laine
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatrics 125:e1154-61. 2010
    ..We also compared scores including or excluding tympanic-membrane examination of children with and without AOM...
  23. doi request reprint Recurrent and persistent respiratory tract viral infections in patients with primary hypogammaglobulinemia
    Leena Kainulainen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospitals, Turku, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:120-6. 2010
    ..The occurrence of respiratory tract viral infections in patients with primary hypogammaglobulinemia has not been studied...
  24. doi request reprint Temporal association between rhinovirus circulation in the community and invasive pneumococcal disease in children
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:456-61. 2011
    ..Mucosal coinfections with respiratory viruses and Streptococcus pneumoniae are common, but the role of rhinovirus infections in the development of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children has not been studied...
  25. ncbi request reprint Bacteria and viruses in maxillary sinuses of patients with primary hypogammaglobulinemia
    Leena Kainulainen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, PO Box 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:597-602. 2007
    ..To study bacteria and viruses in maxillary sinuses of patients with primary hypogammaglobulinemia receiving immunoglobulin therapy...
  26. pmc Systemic T-helper and T-regulatory cell type cytokine responses in rhinovirus vs. respiratory syncytial virus induced early wheezing: an observational study
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Respir Res 10:85. 2009
    ..The risk is more important than that associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease. No comparative data are available on the immune responses of these diseases...
  27. doi request reprint A placebo-controlled trial of antimicrobial treatment for acute otitis media
    Paula A Tähtinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    N Engl J Med 364:116-26. 2011
    ..The efficacy of antimicrobial treatment in children with acute otitis media remains controversial...
  28. doi request reprint Rhinovirus infections in children: a retrospective and prospective hospital-based study
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Med Virol 81:1831-8. 2009
    ..Acute wheezing is the most frequent manifestation in hospital setting, but the range of clinical presentations is wide. Group C rhinoviruses may account for a large part of rhinovirus hospitalizations...
  29. ncbi request reprint Human bocavirus in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Minna Koskenvuo
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Kiinamyllynkatu 4 8, FI 20520, Turku, Finland
    Eur J Pediatr 167:1011-5. 2008
    ..One of them had five consecutive febrile episodes during 6 months, all associated with the presence of human bocavirus at varying viral loads, suggesting prolonged shedding or reactivation of the virus...
  30. doi request reprint Identification of respiratory viruses in asymptomatic subjects: asymptomatic respiratory viral infections
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:1103-7. 2008
    ....
  31. doi request reprint New respiratory viral infections
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 18:271-8. 2012
    ..This article briefly reviews the clinical significance of newly discovered respiratory viruses...
  32. ncbi request reprint Development of parapneumonic empyema in children
    Elina Lahti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 96:1686-92. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to find clinical predictors for parapneumonic empyema in children...
  33. pmc Primary and secondary human bocavirus 1 infections in a family, Finland
    Alma Jula
    Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1328-31. 2013
    ..The mother's nasopharyngeal samples intermittently showed HBoV1 DNA; the grandmother had HBoV1 reinfection. Findings in this family lead to consideration of HBoV virulence, latency, and reactivation. ..
  34. doi request reprint C4A deficiency in children and adolescents with recurrent respiratory infections
    Leena Kainulainen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Hum Immunol 73:498-501. 2012
    ..C4 gene testing should be added to the list of investigations when the cause for recurrent acute otitis media, maxillary sinusitis, or pneumonia in children and young adults is sought...
  35. ncbi request reprint Discrepancy between total white blood cell counts and serum C-reactive protein levels in febrile children
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:560-5. 2007
    ..In conclusion, WBC and CRP are commonly discrepant in febrile children. Measuring both markers increases substantially the detection rate of bacterial infections...
  36. doi request reprint Parental experiences and attitudes regarding the management of acute otitis media--a comparative questionnaire between Finland and The Netherlands
    Paula A Tähtinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, PL 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
    Fam Pract 26:488-92. 2009
    ..Parental expectations and their awareness of antimicrobial use and resistance, which may also be influenced by the guidelines, are not yet completely known...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary abscess of viral-bacterial etiology in a neonate
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, 20520 Turku, Finland
    Eur J Pediatr 166:1301-2. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint Incidence of influenza-related hospitalizations in different age groups of children in Finland: a 16-year study
    Heli Silvennoinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:e24-8. 2011
    ..children are frequently hospitalized with influenza-associated illnesses. Few virologically confirmed population-based studies of pediatric hospitalizations performed during several consecutive seasons are vailable...
  39. ncbi request reprint Microbiology of acute otitis media in children with tympanostomy tubes: prevalences of bacteria and viruses
    Aino Ruohola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, FIN 20521, Finland
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1417-22. 2006
    ..Our aim was to specify the full etiology of acute middle ear infection by using modern microbiological methods concomitantly for bacterial and viral detection...
  40. ncbi request reprint The link between bronchiolitis and asthma
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Finland
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 19:667-89. 2005
    ..The authors address the question how respiratory syncytial virus and rhinovirus infections in young children, together with genetics and immunologic immaturity, may contribute to the development of asthma...
  41. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment of acute otorrhea through tympanostomy tube: randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study with daily follow-up
    Aino Ruohola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatrics 111:1061-7. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether amoxicillin-clavulanate accelerates the resolution of acute tube otorrhea...
  42. pmc Hepatitis and human bocavirus primary infection in a child with T-cell deficiency
    Leena Kainulainen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Clin Microbiol 46:4104-5. 2008
    ..The clinical features of HBoV infection have not yet been fully elucidated. We report an invasive HBoV infection and hepatitis in a boy with cartilage-hair hypoplasia and severe T-cell immunodeficiency...
  43. doi request reprint Delayed versus immediate antimicrobial treatment for acute otitis media
    Paula A Tähtinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:1227-32. 2012
    ..Our aim was to study whether delayed, as compared with immediate, initiation of antimicrobial treatment worsens the recovery from acute otitis media in young children...
  44. doi request reprint Rhinovirus transmission within families with children: incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Infect Dis 197:382-9. 2008
    ..Rhinoviruses are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, but the transmission in families has not been studied using sensitive and specific molecular detection methods...
  45. pmc New respiratory viruses and the elderly
    Laura Jartti
    Department of Geriatrics, Turku City Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Open Respir Med J 5:61-9. 2011
    ..Data regarding these viruses and the elderly are scarce. This review introduces these new viruses and reviews their clinical significance, especially with regard to the elderly population...
  46. ncbi request reprint Metapneumovirus and acute wheezing in children
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospital, PL 52, 20521, Turku, Finland
    Lancet 360:1393-4. 2002
    ..Human metapneumovirus is a clinically important causative agent of acute wheezing in young children...
  47. doi request reprint Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy: a prospective follow-up of nine children
    Heikki Lukkarinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Central Hospital, PB 52, Turku FIN 20520, Finland
    Arch Dis Child 98:141-4. 2013
    ..Systemic or inhaled corticosteroid treatment did not affect the duration of the symptoms. NEHI may mimic severe asthma and thus this entity should be taken into account when evaluating infants with chronic respiratory symptoms...
  48. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging of lung infections in children
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Radiol 38:1225-31. 2008
    ..Contrast enhancement may be useful in the differentiation of active inflammation from noninflammatory changes. MRI can be particularly useful in the follow-up of children with chronic pulmonary diseases...
  49. ncbi request reprint Influenza A and B virus infections in children
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Clin Infect Dis 36:299-305. 2003
    ..Laboratory confirmation of influenza is particularly important for children because the clinical presentation of the infection is less characteristic than that seen in adults...
  50. ncbi request reprint Persistence of rhinovirus and enterovirus RNA after acute respiratory illness in children
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Med Virol 72:695-9. 2004
    ..The study shows that after the onset of symptomatic respiratory infection enterovirus RNA may take 2-3 weeks and rhinovirus RNA 5-6 weeks to disappear from nasal mucus...
  51. doi request reprint Three distinct episodes of GBS septicemia in a healthy newborn during the first month of life
    Hanna Soukka
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Eur J Pediatr 169:1275-7. 2010
    ..Conclusion In this report, we describe a newborn with two exceptionally rapid recurrences of group B streptococcal septicemias, and who was successfully treated with combining rifampin to the antibiotic regimen...
  52. doi request reprint High-dose ganciclovir in HHV-6 encephalitis of an immunocompetent child
    Tuire Olli-Lähdesmäki
    Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Neurol 43:53-6. 2010
    ..Controlled, prospective, clinical trials are warranted, to analyze the pharmacokinetics of ganciclovir in infants...
  53. doi request reprint Clostridium difficile ribotype 027-associated disease in children with norovirus infection
    Heikki Lukkarinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:847-8. 2009
    ..Viral gastroenteritis may contribute to epithelial homeostasis of the intestine and exacerbate the effects of toxins produced by C. difficile ribotype 027...
  54. ncbi request reprint Influenza pneumonia
    Elina Lahti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Vähä Hämeenkatu 1A3, 20500 Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:160-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the frequency and characteristics of laboratory-documented and radiologically detected influenza pneumonia in children...
  55. ncbi request reprint Clinical response to antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia
    Taina Juven
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Hospital, PL 52, 20521, Turku, Finland
    Eur J Pediatr 163:140-4. 2004
    ..Expensive and time-consuming microbiological investigations are not required once bacterial sepsis has been excluded...
  56. pmc Nasal swab versus nasopharyngeal aspirate for isolation of respiratory viruses
    Terho Heikkinen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital Department of Virology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    J Clin Microbiol 40:4337-9. 2002
    ..The sensitivity of nasal swabs was comparable to that of nasopharyngeal aspirates for the detection of all major respiratory viruses except respiratory syncytial virus...
  57. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography after the first febrile urinary tract infection in children
    Timo Jahnukainen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, PL 52, 20521, Turku, Finland
    Eur J Pediatr 165:556-9. 2006
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Systemic glucocorticoids in childhood expiratory wheezing: relation between age and viral etiology with efficacy
    Tuomas Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:873-8. 2002
  59. ncbi request reprint Clinical courses of croup caused by influenza and parainfluenza viruses
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:76-8. 2002
    ..By several indicators the clinical picture of croup caused by influenza viruses was significantly more severe than that caused by parainfluenza viruses...
  60. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and signs of community-acquired pneumonia in children
    Taina Juven
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:52-6. 2003
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Respiratory viruses in children with invasive pneumococcal disease
    Ville Peltola
    Clin Infect Dis 43:266-8. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint Human bocavirus and acute wheezing in children
    Tobias Allander
    Department of Microbiology Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Infect Dis 44:904-10. 2007
    ..It has been detected primarily in children with acute lower respiratory tract infection, but its occurrence, clinical profile, and role as a causative agent of respiratory tract disease are not clear...
  63. ncbi request reprint Detection of rhinovirus RNA in middle turbinate of patients with common colds by in situ hybridization
    Anne Pitkaranta
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 70:319-23. 2003
    ..However, in situ hybridization procedure appeared to be an interesting methodology to investigate the physiopathology of respiratory tract infection by rhinoviruses...
  64. ncbi request reprint Respiratory viruses and acute asthma in children
    Tuomas Jartti
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:216; author reply 217. 2007
  65. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostics and therapy of hypogammaglobulinemia]
    Leena Kainulainen
    TYKS n lastenklinikka PL 52, 20521 Turku
    Duodecim 118:1873-80; quiz 1880, 1897. 2002
  66. ncbi request reprint [Is penicillin becoming old-fashioned?]
    Olli Ruuskanen
    Duodecim 118:325-7. 2002
  67. pmc Nasal swabs for detection of respiratory syncytial virus RNA
    Matti E Waris
    Arch Dis Child 92:1046-7. 2007
  68. ncbi request reprint Zanamivir prophylaxis: an effective strategy for the prevention of influenza types A and B within households
    Arnold S Monto
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    J Infect Dis 186:1582-8. 2002
    ..Zanamivir was well tolerated and was effective in preventing influenza types A and B within households where the index patient was not treated...
  69. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccines in healthy children
    Terho Heikkinen
    Lancet 365:2086-7; author reply 2087. 2005
  70. ncbi request reprint [Empyema--increasingly common complication connected to pneumonia in children]
    Ville Peltola
    Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
    Duodecim 120:1771-7. 2004
  71. doi request reprint The role of respiratory viral infections among children hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia in a developing country
    Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho
    Department of Pediatrics, Federal University of Bahia School of Medicine, Salvador, Brazil
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:939-41. 2008
    ..Rhinovirus (21%) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (21%) were the most common pathogens. Our results demonstrate the importance of viral and pneumococcal infections among those patients...
  72. pmc Use of an oligonucleotide array for laboratory diagnosis of bacteria responsible for acute upper respiratory infections
    Stina B Roth
    Mobidiag, Haartmaninkatu 8, FIN 00290 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4268-74. 2004
    ..These results provide a proof of concept for the diagnostic use of microarray technology based on broad-range topoisomerase gene amplification, followed by hybridization and specific detection of bacterial species...
  73. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of influenza vaccine to prevent acute otitis media
    Terho Heikkinen
    JAMA 291:692-3; author reply 693-4. 2004
  74. ncbi request reprint [Response to comments on adenoidectomy]
    Aino Ruohola
    TYKS n lastenklinikka, Turku
    Duodecim 120:2936-7. 2004
  75. doi request reprint Serodiagnosis of human bocavirus infection
    Kalle Kantola
    Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Infect Dis 46:540-6. 2008
    ..Moreover, nothing is known of HBoV immunity. We examined HBoV-specific systemic B cell responses and assessed their diagnostic use in young children with respiratory disease...
  76. doi request reprint Editorial commentary: Respiratory viral infections in developing countries: common, severe, and unrecognized
    Ville Peltola
    Clin Infect Dis 46:58-60. 2008
  77. ncbi request reprint [Adenoidectomy--is it unnecessary surgery toward preventing otitis?]
    Aino Ruohola
    TYKS n lastenklinikka, Turku
    Duodecim 120:2040-2. 2004
  78. ncbi request reprint Novel insertions of Bruton tyrosine kinase in patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia
    Michael P Okoh
    Institute of Medical Technology, FIN 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    Hum Mutat 20:480-1. 2002
    ..In the intron 4 there is a substitution of two bases. Carrier detection was performed in four families. In one case the mutation was found to be de novo...