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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Economic aspects of Parkinson’s disease
(The University of Bergen, 2009-11-13)
Background: Next to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most neurodegenerative disease. As the population structure in the industrialized and industrializing countries is changing, an increasing ...
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 ...
Functional level after Traumatic Brain Injury
(The University of Bergen, 2012-02-03)
Objectives: The objectives of the thesis were to describe the functional level (papers I and II) and self awareness of functional deficits (paper III) after moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and to ...
Characterisation of genomic imbalances in patients with mental retardation
(The University of Bergen, 2009-03-20)
A major cause of mental retardation is chromosomal abnormalities, but due to low sensitivity of conventional chromosomal karyotyping, these abnormalities may stay undetected, and the etiology of the impairment remains ...