• Dødsfall i sykehjem etter covid-19-vaksine 

      Wyller, Torgeir Bruun; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen; Harg, Pernille; Myrstad, Marius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Bakgrunn: I perioden 27.12.2020–15.2.2021 ble om lag 29 400 av Norges ca. 35 000 sykehjemspasienter vaksinert med mRNA-vaksinen BNT162b2. I samme tidsrom mottok Statens legemiddelverk 100 meldinger om mistenkte fatale ...
    • Emergence of a Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis stG62647-lineage associated with severe clinical manifestations 

      Oppegaard, Oddvar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Skrede, Steinar; Lindemann, Paul Christoffer; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-08-08)
      Increasing incidence rates of invasive Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE) infections have been reported worldwide, but the evolutionary mechanisms underlying this development remain elusive. Through ...
    • emm gene diversity, superantigen gene profiles and presence of SlaA among clinical isolates of group A, C and G streptococci from western Norway 

      Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Skrede, Steinar; Langeland, Nina; Haanshuus, Christel Gill; Mylvaganam, Haima (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-11-20)
      In order to investigate molecular characteristics of beta-hemolytic streptococcal isolates from western Norway, we analysed the entire emm gene sequences, obtained superantigen gene profiles and determined the prevalence ...
    • Increased cytotoxicity and streptolysin O activity in group G streptococcal strains causing invasive tissue infections 

      Siemens, Nikolai; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Chakrakodi, Bhavya; Oppegaard, Oddvar; Johansson, Linda; Bruun, Trond; Mylvaganam, Haima; Svensson, Mattias; Skrede, Steinar; Norrby-Teglund, Anna (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (SDSE) has emerged as an important cause of severe skin and soft tissue infections, but little is known of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying tissue pathology. Patient samples ...
    • Long COVID in a prospective cohort of home-isolated patients 

      Blomberg, Bjørn; Mohn, Kristin Greve-Isdahl; Brokstad, Karl Albert; Zhou, Fan; Linchausen, Dagrunn Waag; Hansen, Bernt-Are; Lartey, Sarah; Onyango, Therese Bredholt; Kuwelker, Kanika; Sævik, Marianne; Bartsch, Hauke; Tøndel, Camilla; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Cox, Rebecca Jane; Langeland, Nina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Long-term complications after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are common in hospitalized patients, but the spectrum of symptoms in milder cases needs further investigation. We conducted a long-term follow-up in a ...
    • Temporal trends of β-haemolytic streptococcal osteoarticular infections in western Norway 

      Oppegaard, Oddvar; Skrede, Steinar; Mylvaganam, Haima; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-10-04)
      Background: Beta-haemolytic streptococci are important contributors to the global burden of osteoarticular infections (OAI). Knowledge on the disease traits specific for streptococcal OAI, however, remains scarce. We wished ...
    • Use of microbiology tests in the era of increasing AMR rates- a multicentre hospital cohort study 

      Skodvin, Brita; Wathne, Jannicke Slettli; Lindemann, Paul Christoffer; Harthug, Stig; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Charani, Esmita; Syre, Heidi; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Kleppe, Lars Kåre Selland; Smith, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02-04)
      Background: Effective use of microbiology test results may positively influence patient outcomes and limit the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. However, studies indicate that their potential is not fully utilized. We ...