Three KI researchers elected to EMBO
Birgitta Henriques Normark, Rickard Sandberg and Sten Eirik Jacobsen have been elected as members of the EMBO organization.
Causal association between excess body fat and cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that there is a causal association between high BMI and several heart and blood vessel diseases. The greatest risk increase was observed for a condition known as aortic valve stenosis. The study is published in the European Heart Journal.
Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies
Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Red blood cell transfusions from once-pregnant donors not linked to higher risk of death
Neither the sex nor pregnancy history of red blood cell donors appear to influence the risk of death among patients who receive their blood, according to a large observational study involving researchers from Karolinska Institutet. These findings, published in JAMA, suggest that current red blood cell transfusion practice is safe.
Women have better recollection of previous events
Memories of events, episodic memory, is better amongst women compared to men, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found in a new overview published in the scientific journal Psychological Bulletin. However, results vary depending on what is to be remembered.
Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease
People with undetected glucose disorders run a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The results demonstrate the need of greater collaboration between dentistry and healthcare, say the researchers, and possibly of screening for diabetes at dental clinics.
Family history important when evaluating chest pain in the emergency room
Patients with a near relative that has experienced a myocardial infarction, has an over 60 % increased risk of also being afflicted when attending the emergency with chest pain. Researchers from KI have observed this association by combining data in a completely new way. The results are published in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.