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TNF-α is associated with loss of lean body mass only in already cachectic COPD patients
(BioMed Central, 2012-06-18)
Co-prescription of medication for bipolar disorder and diabetes mellitus: a nationwide population-based study with focus on gender differences
(BioMed Central, 2012-11-27)
Background: Studies have shown a correlation between bipolar disorder and diabetes mellitus. It is unclear if this correlation is a part of common pathophysiological pathways, or if medication for bipolar disorder has ...
Airway symptoms and lung function in the local population after the oil tank explosion in Gulen, Norway
(BioMed Central, 2012-12-12)
Background: Oil tanks containing a mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulphuric compounds, exploded and caught fire in an industrial harbour. This study assesses airway symptoms and lung function in the nearby population ...
Impact of Obesity on the Bioavailability of Peginterferon-α2a and Ribavirin and Treatment Outcome for Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 2 or 3
(Public Library of Science, 2012-05-24)
Background and Aims: Having a body mass index above or equal to 30 kg/m2 in conjunction with chronic hepatitis C virus infection is associated with non-responsiveness to treatment with interferon and ribavirin, but details ...
Establishing a network of specialist Porphyria centres - effects on diagnostic activities and services
(BioMed Central, 2012-12-10)
Background: The porphyrias are a heterogeneous group of rare metabolic diseases. The full spectrum of porphyria diagnostics is usually performed by specialized porphyria laboratories or centres. The European Porphyria ...
Implementation of recommended trauma system criteria in south-eastern Norway: a cross-sectional hospital survey
(BioMed Central, 2012-01-26)
Background: Formalized trauma systems have shown beneficial effects on patient survival and have harvested great recognition among health care professionals. In spite of this, the implementation of trauma systems is ...
Timeliness of Childhood Vaccinations in Kampala Uganda: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study
(Public Library of Science, 2012-04-23)
Background: Child survival is dependent on several factors including high vaccination coverage. Timely receipt of vaccines ensures optimal immune response to the vaccines. Yet timeliness is not usually emphasized in ...