• Comparing microbiota profiles in induced and spontaneous sputum samples in COPD patients 

      Tangedal, Solveig; Aanerud, Marianne; Grønseth, Rune; Drengenes, Christine; Wiker, Harald G; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-08-29)
      Background: Induced and spontaneous sputum are used to evaluate the airways microbiota. Whether the sputum types can be used interchangeably in microbiota research is unknown. Our aim was to compare microbiota in induced ...
    • Laboratory contamination in airway microbiome studies 

      Drengenes, Christine; Wiker, Harald G; Kalananthan, Tharmini; Nordeide, Eli; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Nielsen, Rune (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-14)
      Background The low bacterial load in samples acquired from the lungs, have made studies on the airway microbiome vulnerable to contamination from bacterial DNA introduced during sampling and laboratory processing. We have ...