• Ascaris exposure and its association with lung function, asthma, and DNA methylation in Northern Europe 

      Jögi, Nils Oskar; Kitaba, Negusse; Storaas, Torgeir; Schlünssen, Vivi; Triebner, Kai Philipp; Holloway, John W; Horsnell, William G.C.; Svanes, Cecilie; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Ascaris infections, with a worldwide prevalence above 10%, can cause respiratory pathology. However, long-term effects on lung function in humans are largely unknown. Objective We investigated the associations ...
    • Bakers’ rhinitis : diagnostic criteria, flour dust exposure, mucosal inflammation, IgE sensitization, and relation to lower airways 

      Storaas, Torgeir (Doctoral thesis, 2008-01-16)
      This thesis is the results of a cross-sectional epidemiological study undertaken in the period from March 2000 to January 2002 on bakery workers in 6 bakeries in Bergen, Norway. The aims were to study the consequences of ...
    • Intraoperative anaphylaxis to gelatin-basedhemostatic agents: a case report 

      Lied, Gülen Arslan; Lund, Kjetil B.; Storaas, Torgeir (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Surgiflo Haemostatic Matrix is an absorbable gelatin matrix hemostatic material that has been widely used in various surgical operations to assist hemostasis. Nonetheless, as biologically active agents (contains porcine ...
    • Iodine status in women attending Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar: a matched case-control study 

      Bysheim, Olivia; Vogt, Elinor Margrethe Chelsom; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv; Naufal Kassim, Mohammed; Storaas, Torgeir; Rosendahl-Riise, Hanne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Iodine deficiency can have adverse health effects in all age groups affecting growth, development and cognitive functions as well as the incidence of goitre. Worldwide, the most important dietary source of ...
    • Nasal symptoms increase the risk of snoring and snoring increases the risk of nasal symptoms. A longitudinal population study 

      Värendh, Maria; Janson, Christer; Bengtsson, Caroline; Hellgren, Johan; Holm, Mathias; Schlünssen, Vivi; Johannessen, Ane; Franklin, Karl A.; Storaas, Torgeir; Jõgi, Rain; Gislason, Thorarinn; Lindberg, Eva (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Purpose Humans have a preference for nasal breathing during sleep. This 10-year prospective study aimed to determine if nasal symptoms can predict snoring and also if snoring can predict development of nasal symptoms. The ...
    • Prevalence of allergic sensitization to storage mites in Northern Europe 

      Jögi, Nils Oskar; Kleppe Olsen, Robin; Svanes, Cecilie; Gislason, David; Gislason, Thorarinn; Schlünssen, Vivi; Sigsgaard, Torben; Sundbom, Fredrik; Storaas, Torgeir; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: Allergic sensitization to storage mites has mostly been related to occupational exposures like farming, grain/cattle handling, whereas for non‐occupational settings, storage mite sensitization has been attributed ...