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    • Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with asthma 

      Fasmer, Ole Bernt; Halmøy, Anne; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim; Haavik, Jan (BioMed Central, 2011-08-07)
      Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasingly recognized as a common disorder not only in children, but also in the adult population. Similarly, asthma also has a substantial prevalence among ...
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    • Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with migraine headaches 

      Fasmer, Ole Bernt; Halmøy, Anne; Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim; Haavik, Jan (Springer, 2011-03-11)
      Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now recognized as a common disorder both in child and adult psychiatry. Adult patients with a diagnosis of ADHD (n = 572) and community controls (n = 675) responded ...
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    • Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. A brain magnetic resonance spectroscopy study 

      Dramsdahl, Margaretha; Ersland, Lars; Plessen, Kerstin von; Haavik, Jan; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2011-11-23)
      Background: Impaired cognitive control in individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be related to a prefrontal cortical glutamatergic deficit. We assessed the glutamate level in the left and the ...
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    • Alterations of the retinoblastoma gene in metastatic breast cancer 

      Berge, Elisabet Ognedal; Knappskog, Stian; Lillehaug, Johan; Lønning, Per Eystein (Springer, 2011-01-21)
      Germline mutations affecting the retinoblastoma gene (RB1) predispose to inherited retinoblastomas but also other malignancies, including breast cancer. While somatic RB1 mutations have been detected in different malignancies, ...
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    • Anti-depressive effectiveness of olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone and ziprasidone: a pragmatic, randomized trial 

      Kjelby, Eirik; Jørgensen, Hugo A.; Kroken, Rune A.; Løberg, Else-Marie; Johnsen, Erik (BioMed Central, 2011-08-31)
      Background: Efficacy studies indicate anti-depressive effects of at least some second generation antipsychotics (SGAs). The Bergen Psychosis Project (BPP) is a 24-month, pragmatic, industry-independent, randomized, ...
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    • Assessing medical students’ attitudes towards learning communication skills – which components of attitudes do we measure? 

      Anvik, Tor; Gude, Tore; Grimstad, Hilde; Bærheim, Anders; Fasmer, Ole Bernt; Hjortdahl, Per; Holen, Are; Risberg, Terje; Vaglum, Per (BioMed Central, 2007-03-30)
      Background. The Communication Skills Attitudes Scale (CSAS) created by Rees, Sheard and Davies and published in 2002 has been a widely used instrument for measuring medical students' attitudes towards learning communication ...
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    • Associations between tamoxifen, estrogens, and FSH serum levels during steady state tamoxifen treatment of postmenopausal women with breast cancer 

      Gjerde, Jennifer; Geisler, Jürgen; Lundgren, Steinar; Ekse, Dagfinn; Varhaug, Jan Erik; Mellgren, Gunnar; Steen, Vidar Martin; Lien, Ernst Asbjørn (BioMed Central, 2010-06-21)
      Background The cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes 2C19, 2D6, and 3A5 are responsible for converting the selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), tamoxifen to its active metabolites 4-hydroxy-tamoxifen (4OHtam) and ...
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    • B-type natriuretic peptide and high sensitive C-reactive protein predict 2-year all cause mortality in chest pain patients: a prospective observational study from Salta, Argentina 

      Fuente, Ricardo León de la; Næsgaard, Patrycja A.; Nilsen, Stein Tore; Woie, Leik; Aarsland, Torbjørn; Gallo, Patricio; Grundt, Heidi; Staines, Harry; Nilsen, Dennis W. T. (BioMed Central, 2011-09-29)
      Background: Several mechanisms are involved in the pathophysiology of the Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). We have addressed whether B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in ...
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    • CDR2 antigen and Yo antibodies 

      Totland, Cecilie; Aarskog, Nina K.; Eichler, Tilo W.; Haugen, Mette; Nøstbakken, Jane K.; Monstad, Sissel E.; Salvesen, Helga Birgitte; Mørk, Sverre; Haukanes, Bjørn Ivar; Vedeler, Christian A. (2011)
      Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is often associated with Yo antibodies that are directed against human cerebellar degeneration-related protein 2 (CDR2). Such antibodies may also be found in ovarian cancer ...
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    • Clinical and histological characterization of oral pemphigus lesions in patients with skin diseases: a cross sectional study from Sudan 

      Suliman, Nada M.; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Ali, Raouf Wahab; Salman, Hussein; Johannessen, Anne Christine (BioMed Central, 2013-11-21)
      Background: Pemphigus is a rare group of life-threatening mucocutaneous autoimmune blistering diseases. Frequently, oral lesions precede the cutaneous ones. This study aimed to describe clinical and histological features of ...
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    • Complications after intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in a low-income country. A prospective study of follow-up, HIV infection, and microbial infection rates after IM nailing of 141 femoral fractures at a central hospital in Malawi 

      Young, Sven; Banza, Leonard N.; Hallan, Geir; Beniyasi, Fletcher; Manda, Kumbukani G.; Munthali, Boston S.; Dybvik, Eva Hansen; Engesæter, Lars B.; Havelin, Leif Ivar (Informa Healthcare, 2013-10)
      Background: Some surgeons believe that internal fixation of fractures carries too high a risk of infection in low-income countries (LICs) to merit its use there. However, there have been too few studies from LICs with ...
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    • The cost of multiple sclerosis in Norway 

      Svendsen, Bjørn; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Nyland, Harald Inge; Aarseth, Jan Harald (Springer, 2010-11-16)
      Health economic aspects have been increasingly important during introduction of new treatments for multiple sclerosis. As a partial response for Norway, a costof- illness study was carried out to estimate the yearly ...
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    • DCLK1 Variants Are Associated across Schizophrenia and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 

      Håvik, Bjarte; Fernandes, Carla P. D.; Christoforou, Andrea; Ersland, Kari Merete; Giddaluru, Sudheer; Cichon, Sven; Steen, Vidar Martin; Hellard, Stéphanie Le; Johansson, Stefan; Bramham, Clive R.; Haavik, Jan (Public Library of Science, 2012-04-23)
      Doublecortin and calmodulin like kinase 1 (DCLK1) is implicated in synaptic plasticity and neurodevelopment. Genetic variants in DCLK1 are associated with cognitive traits, specifically verbal memory and general cognition. ...
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    • Dietary Vitamin D3 Supplements Reduce Demyelination in the Cuprizone Model 

      Wergeland, Stig; Torkildsen, Øivind; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Aksnes, Lage; Mørk, Sverre; Bø, Lars (Public Library of Science, 2011-10-20)
      Vitamin D is emerging as a probably important environmental risk factor in multiple sclerosis, affecting both susceptibility and disease progression. It is not known to what extent this effect is due to a modulation of ...
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    • The Dynamics and Prognostic Potential of DNA Methylation Changes at Stem Cell Gene Loci in Women's Cancer 

      Zhuang, Joanna; Jones, Allison; Lee, Shih-Han; Ng, Esther; Fiegl, Heidi; Zikan, Michal; Cibula, David; Sargent, Alexandra; Salvesen, Helga Birgitte; Jacobs, Ian J.; Kitchener, Henry C.; Teschendorff, Andrew E.; Widschwendter, Martin (Public Library of Science, 2012-02-09)
      Aberrant DNA methylation is an important cancer hallmark, yet the dynamics of DNA methylation changes in human carcinogenesis remain largely unexplored. Moreover, the role of DNA methylation for prediction of clinical ...
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    • Effectiveness of second generation antipsychotics: A systematic review of randomized trials 

      Johnsen, Erik; Jørgensen, Hugo A. (BioMed Central, 2008-04-25)
      Background Systematic reviews based on efficacy trials are inconclusive about which second generation antipsychotic drug (SGA) should be preferred in normal clinical practice, and studies with longer duration and more ...
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    • Evaluation of four novel genetic variants affecting hemoglobin A1c levels in a population-based type 2 diabetes cohort (the HUNT2 study) 

      Hertel, Jens Kristoffer; Johansson, Stefan; Ræder, Helge; Platou, Carl G. P.; Midthjell, Kristian; Hveem, Kristian; Molven, Anders; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (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 ...
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    • Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction: natural history and effect of surgical treatment 

      Maat, Robert Christiaan; Hilland, Magnus; Røksund, Ola Drange; Halvorsen, Thomas; Olofsson, Jan; Aarstad, Hans Jørgen; Heimdal, John-Helge (Springer, 2011-06-05)
      The current follow-up study concerning the supraglottic type of exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) was performed to reveal the natural history of supraglottic EILO and compare the symptoms, as well as the ...
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    • Exome Sequencing and Genetic Testing for MODY 

      Johansson, Stefan; Irgens, Henrik; Chudasama, Kishan K.; Molnes, Janne; Aerts, Jan; Knappskog, Per; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Roque, Francisco S.; Jonassen, Inge; Molven, Anders (Public Library of Science, 2012-05-25)
      Context: Genetic testing for monogenic diabetes is important for patient care. Given the extensive genetic and clinical heterogeneity of diabetes, exome sequencing might provide additional diagnostic potential when standard ...
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    • Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey 

      Hestvik, Elin; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Grahnquist, Lena; Ndeezi, Grace; Kaddu-Mulindwa, Deogratias H.; Aksnes, Lage; Olafsdottir, Edda (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 ...
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