• Airway Inflammation and Bronchial Remodelling in Toluene Diisocyanate-exposed BALB/c Mouse Model 

      Sun, Li-Zhi; Elsayed, S.; Bronstad, A. M.; Van Do, T.; Irgens, Ågot; Aardal, N. P.; Aasen, T. B. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2007)
      Toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a highly reactive industrial chemical, is one of the leading causes of occupation-related asthma in industrialized countries. The pathogenesis of TDI-induced asthma, however, remains not fully ...
    • Airway symptoms and lung function in the local population after the oil tank explosion in Gulen, Norway 

      Granslo, Jens Tore; Bråtveit, Magne; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Irgens, Ågot; Svanes, Cecilie; Magerøy, Nils; Moen, Bente E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-12-12)
      Background: Oil tanks containing a mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulphuric compounds, exploded and caught fire in an industrial harbour. This study assesses airway symptoms and lung function in the nearby population ...
    • Can air pollution affect tear film stability? a cross-sectional study in the aftermath of an explosion accident 

      Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Norbäck, D.; Wieslander, G; Bakke, Jan Vilhelm; Magerøy, Nils; Granslo, Jens-Tore; Irgens, Ågot; Bråtveit, Magne; Hollund, Eli Bjørg; Aasen, Tor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-04-14)
      Background After an explosion and fire in two tanks containing contaminated oil and sulphur products in a Norwegian industrial harbour in 2007, the surrounding area was polluted. This caused an intense smell, lasting until ...
    • Can air pollution affect tear film stability? a cross-sectional study in the aftermath of an explosion accident 

      Moen, Bente E.; Norbäck, Dan; Wieslander, G.; Bakke, Jan Vilhelm; Magerøy, Nils; Granslo, Jens Tore; Irgens, Ågot; Bråtveit, Magne; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Aasen, T. B. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-04-14)
      Background: After an explosion and fire in two tanks containing contaminated oil and sulphur products in a Norwegian industrial harbour in 2007, the surrounding area was polluted. This caused an intense smell, lasting until ...
    • Mortality among retired offshore divers in Norway 

      Irgens, Ågot; Djurhuus, Rune; Grønning, Marit (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Background: Health effects of diving have been observed in divers who have not experienced any diving related accidents. The aim of the study was to study total, and cause specific mortality, in Norwegian retired professional ...
    • Musculoskeletal complaints among professional divers 

      Flatmo, Fride; Grønning, Marit; Irgens, Ågot (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: Previous publications have indicated a high risk of musculoskeletal complaints among professional divers. This study aims to investigate which factors influence professional divers’ risk of musculoskeletal ...
    • Prevalence and causes of loss of consciousness in former North Sea occupational divers 

      Sundal, Endre; Irgens, Ågot; Troland, Kari; Thorsen, Einar; Grønning, Marit (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Background: Loss of consciousness (LOC) is a serious event during diving. The purpose of this study wasto estimate the prevalence and causes of LOC during diving in former North Sea divers, and the impacton health-related ...
    • Risk of Misclassification of decompression sickness 

      Sundal, Endre; Grønning, Marit; Troland, Kari; Irgens, Ågot; Aanderud, Leif; Thorsen, Einar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011)
      Decompression sickness (DCS) is classified on the basis of which organ system is affected, and neurological DCS is considered more severe than DCS in joints and skin with respect to response to recompression treatment and ...
    • Seafarers' wives and intermittent husbands - social and psychological impact of a subgroup of Norwegian seafarers' work schedule on their families 

      Ulven, Arne Johan; Omdal, Knut Arve; Herløv-Nielsen, Henrik; Irgens, Ågot; Dahl, Eilif (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2007)
      Objective – To examine the psycho-social impact of work schedules (absence from home) on the families of a subgroup of Norwegian seafarers as reported by their wives (sea wives). Their husbands worked 4-6 weeks on and 4-6 ...
    • Upper limb disability in Norwegian workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome 

      Buhaug, Kristin; Moen, Bente E.; Irgens, Ågot (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-02-11)
      Background: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a well-known disease among workers using hand-held vibrating tools. These patients experience major symptoms from their upper limbs. However, there are few studies on ...