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Labour onset and early labour. An exploration of first-time mothers’ and midwives’ experiences
(The University of Bergen, 2011-10-28)
This dissertation is about how women experience waiting for the onset of labour, and how first-time mothers and midwives communicate during the early phases of labour. Most women in Norway give birth in public hospitals, ...
Ultrasound Detection of Pneumothorax. Development of a porcine pneumothorax model to assess and teach lung ultrasound diagnostics.
(The University of Bergen, 2013-10-21)
Background: Pneumothorax (PTX) is common after blunt chest injury, and failure to diagnose and rapidly treat an enlarging PTX may cause patient death. The anteroposterior supine chest x-ray (CXR) is the least sensitive ...
Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey
(BioMed Central, 2011-02-02)
Background: Calprotectin is a calcium and zinc binding protein, abundant in neutrophils and is extremely stable in faeces. Faecal calprotectin is used as a non-specific marker for gastrointestinal inflammation. It has a ...
Left ventricular systolic deformation in subclinical metabolic cardiomyopathies
(The University of Bergen, 2013-02-21)
Cardiovascular disease is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients with inherited metabolic disorders or chronic kidney disease. Conventional echocardiography typically identifies cardiac involvement ...
Association between visceral, cardiac and sensorimotor polyneuropathies in diabetes mellitus
Aims: Gastrointestinal complaints are common in diabetes mellitus. However, its association to peripheral sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathies is not well investigated. The aim was to assess skin, muscle, bone and ...
Developing a novel femoral stem in hip arthroplasty. An innovation process using a weight-bearing animal model
(The University of Bergen, 2015-08-20)
Introduction: To address the growing incidence of hip replacement revision, this project aimed to find a stem that would fulfil three criteria. First, solid osteointegration and long survival of the implant. Second, ...
Endometrial carcinoma; can biomarkers aid in the prediction of aggressive disease? A study with focus on preoperative tumour markers
(The University of Bergen, 2012-05-04)
Background: Although endometrial cancer in general has a good prognosis, 15-20% recurs. Surgery is the main treatment with lymph node sampling increasingly advocated as compulsory for adequate staging. In metastatic ...
Diagnostic, Prognostic and Therapeutic Aspects of Endometrial Stromal Sarcomas, Low Grade and Undifferentiated Endometrial Sarcoma
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-24)
Neuroborreliosis in children: Epidemiological and clinical aspects
(The University of Bergen, 2012-06-08)
Background: Lyme borreliosis (LB) caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) is the most common tick transmitted infection in Europe. LB is a multi systemic infection that develops when the bacteria ...
Computer Navigation in Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Effect on Outcome
(The University of Bergen, 2013-11-29)
Background: In total knee replacement surgery (TKR), the surgeon aims to align the implant according to the mechanical axis of the limb. Among knee surgeons the dominating belief is that good alignment reduces wear and ...