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Effect of Ascaris Lumbricoides specific IgE ontuberculin skin test responses in children in a high-burdensetting: a cross-sectional community-based study
(BioMed Central, 2012-09-11)
Background: M.tuberculosis (M.tb) is associated with enhanced T helper cell type 1 (Th1) immune responses while helminth infection is associated with T helper cell type 2 (Th2) immune responses. Our aim was to investigate ...
Evaluation of the Sublingual Route for Administration of Influenza H5N1 Virosomes in Combination with the Bacterial Second Messenger c-di-GMP
(Public Library of Science, 2011-11-01)
Avian influenza A H5N1 is a virus with pandemic potential. Mucosal vaccines are attractive as they have the potential to block viruses at the site of entry, thereby preventing both disease and further transmission. The ...
The link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis: An updated review
Porphyromonas gingivalis is a leading pathogen in chronic periodontitis, a disease process involving progressive destruction of the tissues that support the teeth. Recently, the organism has been reported to produce a ...
Evaluation of four novel genetic variants affecting hemoglobin A1c levels in a population-based type 2 diabetes cohort (the HUNT2 study)
(BioMed Central, 2011-02-04)
Background: Chronic hyperglycemia confers increased risk for long-term diabetes-associated complications and repeated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measures are a widely used marker for glycemic control in diabetes treatment and ...
Evidence for waning of latency in a cohort study of tuberculosis
(BioMed Central, 2010-02-23)
Background To investigate how the risk of active tuberculosis disease is influenced by time since original infection and to determine whether the risk of reactivation of tuberculosis increases or decreases with ...
Definition of novel cell envelope associated proteins in Triton X-114 extracts of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv
(BioMed Central, 2010-04-29)
Background Membrane- and membrane-associated proteins are important for the pathogenicity of bacteria. We have analysed the content of these proteins in virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv using Triton X-114 ...
Epidemiological and microbiological aspects of aggressive periodontitis in Sudan
(The University of Bergen, 2012-02-22)
A five-year prospective study of fatigue in primary Sjögren’s syndrome
(BioMed Central, 2011-10-13)
Introduction: Fatigue is prevalent in primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS), and contributes to the considerably reduced health related quality of life in this disease. The symptom is included in proposed disease activity ...
Discrimination of grade 2 and 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia by means of analysis of water soluble proteins recovered from cervical biopsies
(BioMed Central, 2011-06-28)
Background: Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grades 2 and 3 are usually grouped and treated in the same way as “high grade”, in spite of their different risk to cancer progression and spontaneous regression rates. ...
Ki-67 expression is superior to mitotic count and novel proliferation markers PHH3, MCM4 and mitosin as a prognostic factor in thick cutaneous melanoma
(BioMed Central, 2010-04-14)
Background: Tumor cell proliferation is a predictor of survival in cutaneous melanoma. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of mitotic count, Ki-67 expression and novel proliferation markers ...