• 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 ...
    • Motivation and response rates in bronchoscopy studies 

      Martinsen, Einar Marius Hjellestad; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Leiten, Elise Orvedal; Nordeide, Eli; Bakke, Per S.; Lehmann, Sverre; Nielsen, Rune (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-05-02)
      Background Bronchoscopy is frequently used to sample the lower airways in lung microbiome studies. Despite being a safe procedure, it is associated with discomfort that may result in reservations regarding participation ...