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Exercise capacity and breathing pattern in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Predictors and longitudinal changes
(The University of Bergen, 2015-05-26)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterized by expiratory flow limitation. The knowledge about factors contributing to the long-term changes in exercise capacity and breathing ...
Novel endoscopic and MRI-based methods for evaluating exocrine pancreatic function in pancreatitis and monogenic forms of diabetes
(The University of Bergen, 2013-11-15)
Background: Monogenic diabetes (Maturity onset diabetes in the young, MODY) are autosomal dominantly inherited diabetes syndromes characterized by diabetes due to beta cell dysfunction, with typical onset of diabetes ...
Risk factors for development and maintenance of chronic whiplash
(The University of Bergen, 2015-05-13)
Background: After experiencing whiplash accidents, most individuals recover rapidly. Others, however, develop chronic whiplash, a condition characterized by long lasting neck pain, somatic complaints and symptoms of ...
Frequency and prognostic implications of orthostatic hypotension and white matter hyperintensities in older people with mild dementia
(The University of Bergen, 2014-09-19)
Background: In addition to cognitive impairments, dementia sufferers may have other problems as well, such as depression and orthostatic hypotension (OH), both of which according to previous studies may be associated ...
Diagnosing pediatric malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Clinical and laboratorial perspectives
(The University of Bergen, 2014-05-20)
Malaria is an extensive global health issue with high morbidity and mortality. Diagnostics of malaria are challenging. Clinically malaria is indistinguishable from various other infectious diseases. Microscopy of blood ...
Community acquired infections in adult and elderly airways; an evaluation of diagnostic harvesting techniques
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-04)
Cardiotoxicity of Doxorubicin. A Study of Methods and Protective Interventions in Rat Models
(The University of Bergen, 2015-03-13)
Introduction: The clinical use of anthracyclines, like doxorubicin, is a double-edged sword. On one side, anthracyclines play an undisputed key role in the treatment of many neoplastic diseases. On the other side; ...
Oxygen concentration in inhaled gas and nitric oxide concentration in exhaled gas. Is nitric oxide concentration in exhaled gas a useful marker for exposure to hyperoxia?
(The University of Bergen, 2014-04-10)
Background: Exposure to partial pressures of oxygen (PO2) higher than 50 kPa may result in toxic effects on the lungs with reduced vital capacity, maximal expiratory flow rates and diffusion capacity. The risk of developing ...
Endometrial carcinoma: a step closer to individualized therapy? Exploring transcriptional alterations in relation to prognostic biomarkers
(The University of Bergen, 2013-09-30)
Background: Endometrial cancer is diagnosed early and has in general a good prognosis. The more important it is to diagnose and treat the poor-prognosis cases. Therapy of endometrial carcinoma patients per today is to ...
Drug information in pregnancy. Attitudes and needs among pregnant women and physicians
(The University of Bergen, 2013-10-25)
Background: Drug use in pregnancy is common and both pregnant women and their physicians are in need of appropriate information for decision-making regarding drug therapy. However, uncertainty about the risks of drug use ...