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A novel, single-amplification PCR targeting mitochondrial genome highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing malaria among returned travellers in Bergen, Norway
(BioMed Central, 2013-01-22)
Background: Nested PCR is a commonly used technique in diagnosis of malaria owing to its high sensitivity and specificity. However, it is time-consuming, open to considerable risk of contamination and has low cost-efficiency. ...
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 ...
Community acquired infections in adult and elderly airways; an evaluation of diagnostic harvesting techniques
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-04)
Challenges in diagnosing paediatric malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2013-07-03)
Background: Malaria is a major cause of paediatric morbidity and mortality. As no clinical features clearly differentiate malaria from other febrile illnesses, and malaria diagnosis is challenged by often lacking ...
Exhaled nitric oxide is related to atopy, but not asthma in adolescents with bronchiolitis in infancy
(BioMed Central, 2013-11-17)
Background: The fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) has been suggested as a non-invasive marker of eosinophilic inflammation in asthma, but lately rather as a biomarker of atopy than of asthma itself. Asthma after ...
The Association between Progression of Atherosclerosis and the Methylated Amino Acids Asymmetric Dimethylarginine and Trimethyllysine
(Public Library of Science, 2013-05-29)
Objective: We previously showed that treatment with folic acid (FA)/B12 was associated with more rapid progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). High doses of FA may induce methylation by increasing the availability ...
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 ...
Limited cross-border infections in patients newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe
(BioMed Central, 2013-04-03)
Background: International travel plays a role in the spread of HIV-1 across Europe. It is, however, not known whether international travel is more important for spread of the epidemic as compared to endogenous infections within ...
Characterization of extracellular polymeric matrix, and treatment of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis biofilms with DNase I and proteinase K
(Co-Action Publishing, 2013-01-29)
Background : Biofilms are organized communities of microorganisms embedded in a self-produced extracellular polymeric matrix (EPM), often with great phylogenetic variety. Bacteria in the subgingival biofilm are key factors ...