• Agreement in reporting of asthma by parents or offspring - the RHINESSA generation study 

      Kuiper, Ingrid Nordeide; Svanes, Cecilie; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Bråbäck, Lennart; Dharmage, Shyamali C.; Holm, Mathias; Janson, Christer; Jõgi, Rain; Malinovschi, Andrei; Matheson, Melanie; Moratalla, Jesús Martínez; Gomez Real, Francisco; Sánchez-Ramos, José Luis; Schlünssen, Vivi; Timm, Signe; Johannessen, Ane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-07-27)
      Background: Self-report questionnaires are commonly used in epidemiology, but may be susceptible to misclassification, especially if answers are given on behalf of others, e.g. children or parents. The aim was to determine ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Association of Gum Bleeding with Respiratory Health in a Population Based Study from Northern Europe 

      Gomez, Francisco; Barrionuevo, Laura Perez; Franklin, K.; Lindberg, E.; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Benediktsdottir, Bryndis; Forsberg, B; Gislason, T; Jøgi, Rain; Johannessen, Ane; Omenaas, Ernst; Saure, Eirunn Waatevik; Schlunssen, V.; Skorge, Trude Duelien; Toren, Kjell; Saavedra, A; Svanes, Øistein; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Janson, Christer; Svanes, Cecilie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-01-25)
      Background: There is little knowledge about how oral and respiratory health is interrelated even though the mucosa of the oral cavity and airways constitutes a continuum and the exposures to these are partly similar. Aims: ...
    • Being overweight in childhood, puberty, or early adulthood: Changing asthma risk in the next generation? 

      Johannessen, Ane; Lønnebotn, Marianne; Calciano, Lucia; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Bråbäck, Lennart; Dharmage, Shyamali; Franklin, Karl A.; Gíslason, Þórarinn; Holm, Mathias; Janson, Christer; Jarvis, Deborah; Jõgi, Rain; Kim, Jeong-Lim; Kirkeleit, Jorunn; Lodge, Caroline; Malinovschi, Andrei; Martinez-Moratalla, Jesus; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Pereira-Vega, Antonio; Gomez Real, Francisco; Schlünssen, Vivi; Accordini, Simone; Svanes, Cecilie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-03)
      Background Overweight status and asthma have increased during the last decades. Being overweight is a known risk factor for asthma, but it is not known whether it might also increase asthma risk in the next generation. ...
    • Body silhouettes as a tool to reflect obesity in the past 

      Lønnebotn, Marianne; Svanes, Cecilie; Igland, Jannicke; Franklin, Karl A.; Accordini, Simone; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Bentohuami, Hayat; Blanco, José Antonio Gullón; Bono, Roberto; Corsico, Angelo; Demoly, Pascal; Dharmage, Shyamali; Dorado Arenas, Sandra; Garcia, Judith; Heinrich, Joachim; Holm, Mathias; Janson, Christer; Jarvis, Deborah; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Martinez-Moratalla, Jesús; Nowak, Dennis; Pin, Isabelle; Raherison-Semjen, Chantal; Sánchez-Ramos, José Luis; Schlünssen, Vivi; Skulstad, Svein Magne; Dratva, Julia; Gomez Real, Francisco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-04-25)
      Life course data on obesity may enrich the quality of epidemiologic studies analysing health consequences of obesity. However, achieving such data may require substantial resources. We investigated the use of body silhouettes ...
    • Early life environment and snoring in adulthood 

      Franklin, Karl A.; Janson, Christer; Gíslason, Thórarinn; Gulsvik, Amund; Gunnbjörnsdottir, Maria; Lærum, Birger Norderud; Lindberg, Eva; Norrman, Eva; Nyström, Lennarth; Omenaas, Ernst; Torén, Kjell; Svanes, Cecilie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2008-08-22)
      Background: To our knowledge, no studies of the possible association of early life environment with snoring in adulthood have been published. We aimed to investigate whether early life environment is associated with snoring ...
    • Epigenome-wide association of father's smoking with offspring DNA methylation: a hypothesis-generating study 

      Mørkve Knudsen, G.T.; Rezwan, FI; Johannessen, Ane; Skulstad, Svein Magne; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Gomez Real, Francisco; Krauss-Etschmann, Susanne; Patil, Viswanath; Jarvis, Deborah; Arshad, SH; Holloway, John W; Svanes, Cecilie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Epidemiological studies suggest that father’s smoking might influence their future children’s health, but few studies have addressed whether paternal line effects might be related to altered DNA methylation patterns in the ...
    • Exogenous female sex steroids may reduce lung ageing after menopause: A 20-year follow-up study of a general population sample (ECRHS) 

      Triebner, Kai; Accordini, Simone; Calciano, Lucia; Johannessen, Ane; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Bifulco, Ersilia; Demoly, Pascal; Dharmage, Shyamali C.; Franklin, Karl A.; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Gullón Blanco, José Antonio; Heinrich, Joachim; Holm, Mathias; Jarvis, Debbie; Jõgi, Rain; Lindberg, Eva; Martínez-Moratalla, Jesús; Muniozguren Agirre, Nerea; Pin, Isabelle; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Raherison, Chantal; Sánchez-Ramos, José Luis; Schlünssen, Vivi; Svanes, Cecilie; Hustad, Simon Steinar; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Gomez Real, Francisco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Objectives: Menopause involves hypoestrogenism, which is associated with numerous detrimental effects, including on respiratory health. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often used to improve symptoms of menopause. The ...
    • Is atopic sensitization associated with indicators of early vascular ageing in adolescents? 

      Königstein, Karsten; Infanger, Denis; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Johannessen, Ane; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike; Schmidt-Trucksäss, Arno; Svanes, Cecilie; Dratva, Julia (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: Chronic systemic inflammation accelerates early vascular ageing. Atopic sensitization and allergic diseases may involve increased inflammatory activity. This study aimed to assess whether atopic sensitization ...
    • Latitude, Birth Date, and Allergy 

      Wjst, Matthias; Dharmage, Shyamali; André, Elisabeth; Norbäck, Dan; Raherison, Chantal; Villani, Simona; Manfreda, Jure; Sunyer, Jordi; Jarvis, Deborah; Burney, Peter; Svanes, Cecilie (PLoS Medicine 2(10): e294, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2005-10-04)
      Background: The space and time distribution of risk factors for allergic diseases may provide insights into disease mechanisms. Allergy is believed to vary by month of birth, but multinational studies taking into account ...
    • Longterm follow-up in European respiratory health studies - patterns and implications 

      Johannessen, Ane; Verlato, Guiseppe; Benediktsdottir, Bryndis; Forsberg, Bertil; Franklin, Karl; Gíslason, Thorainn; Holm, Mathias; Janson, Christer; Jögi, Rain; Lindberg, Eva; Macsali, Ferenc; Omenaas, Ernst; Gomez Real, Francisco; Saure, Eirunn Waatevik; Schlünssen, Vivi; Sigsgaard, Torben; Skorge, Trude Duelien; Svanes, Cecilie; Torén, Kjell; Waatevik, Marie Johanne; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; de Marco, Roberto (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-04-16)
      Background: Selection bias is a systematic error in epidemiologic studies that may seriously distort true measures of associations between exposure and disease. Observational studies are highly susceptible to selection ...
    • Menopause as a predictor of new-onset asthma 

      Triebner, Kai; Johannessen, Ane; Puggini, Luca; Benediktsdottir, Bryndis; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Bifulco, Ersilia; Dharmage, Shyamali C.; Franklin, Karl A.; Gislason, Þórarinn; Holm, Mathias; Jarvis, Deborah; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Lindberg, Eva; Macsali, Ferenc; Malinovschi, Andrej; Norbäck, Dan; Omenaas, Ernst; Rodriguez, Francisco J; Saure, Eirunn Waatevik; Schlünssen, Vivi; Sigsgaard, Torben; Skorge, Trude Duelien; Wieslander, Gunilla; Zemp, Elisabeth; Svanes, Cecilie; Hustad, Simon Steinar; Gomez Real, Francisco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-01)
      Background: There is limited and conflicting evidence on the effect of menopause on asthma. Objectives: We sought to study whether the incidence of asthma and respiratory symptoms differ by menopausal status in a longitudinal ...
    • Periodontal Health status and lung function in two Norwegian cohorts 

      Perez Barrionuevo, Antonio Manuel; Gomez Real, Francisco; Igland, Jannicke; Johannessen, Ane; Omenaas, Ernst; Franklin, Karl A.; Barrionuevo, Laura Perez; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Svanes, Cecilie; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01-19)
      Rationale and objectives: The oral cavity is united with the airways, and thus poor oral health may affect respiratory health. However, data on the interaction of periodontal and respiratory health is limited. We aimed to ...
    • Place of upbringing in early childhood as related to inflammatory bowel diseases in adulthood: A population-based cohort study in Northern Europe 

      Timm, Signe; Svanes, Cecilie; Janson, Christer; Sigsgaard, Torben; Johannessen, Ane; Gíslason, Thorarinn; Jõgi, Rain; Omenaas, Ernst; Forsberg, Bertil; Torén, Kjell; Holm, Mathias; Bråbäck, Lennart; Schlünssen, Vivi (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06)
      Background The two inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, has increased rapidly during the twentieth century, but the aetiology is still poorly understood. Impaired immunological competence ...
    • Predictors of microbial agents in dust and respiratory health in the Ecrhs 

      Tischer, Christina; Zock, Jan-Paul; Valkonen, Maria; Doekes, Gert; Guerra, Stefano; Heederick, Dick; Jarvis, Deborah; Norbäck, Dan; Olivieri, Mario; Sunyer, Jordi; Svanes, Cecilie; Täubel, Martin; Thiering, Elisabeth; Verlato, Guiseppe; Hyvärinen, Anne; Heinrich, Joachim (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-05-02)
      Background Dampness and mould exposure have been repeatedly associated with respiratory health. However, less is known about the specific agents provoking or arresting health effects in adult populations. We aimed to assess ...
    • 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 ...
    • Prevalence of, and work-related risk factors for, hand eczema in a Norwegian general population (The HUNT Study) 

      Vindenes, Hilde Kristin; Svanes, Cecilie; Lygre, Stein Håkon Låstad; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Langhammer, Arnulf; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-10)
      Background: Chemical exposures at work and at home may cause hand eczema. However, this has been scarcely described for Norway. Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of, and occupational risk factors for, hand eczema ...
    • Respiratory symptoms in adults are related to impaired quality of life, regardless of asthma and COPD: results from the European community respiratory health survey 

      Voll-Aanerud, Marianne; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Plana, Estel; Omenaas, Ernst; Bakke, Per; Svanes, Cecilie; Siroux, Valerie; Pin, Isabelle; Antó, Josep M.; Leynaert, Benedicte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-09-27)
      Background Respiratory symptoms are common in the general population, and their presence is related to Health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The objective was to describe the association of respiratory symptoms with HRQoL ...
    • Restrictive spirometry pattern is associated with low physical activity levels. A population based international study 

      Carsin, Anne-Elie; Fuertes, Elaine; Schaffner, Emmanuel; Jarvis, Debbie; Antó, Josep M.; Heinrich, Joachim; Bellisario, Valeria; Svanes, Cecilie; Keidel, Dirk; Imboden, Medea; Weyler, Joost; Nowak, Dennis; Martínez-Moratalla, Jesús; Gullón, José-Antonio; Sánchez Ramos, José Luis; Caviezel, Seraina; Beckmeyer-Borowko, Anna; Raherison, Chantal; Pin, Isabelle; Demoly, Pascal; Cerveri, Isa; Accordini, Simone; Gislason, Þórarinn; Torén, Kjell; Forsberg, Bertil; Janson, Christer; Jõgi, Rain; Emtner, Margareta; Gomez Real, Francisco; Raza, Wasif; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Pascual, Silvia; Guerra, Stefano; Dharmage, Shyamali C.; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Introduction: Restrictive spirometry pattern is an under-recognised disorder with a poor morbidity and mortality prognosis. We compared physical activity levels between adults with a restrictive spirometry pattern and with ...
    • Second-hand smoke exposure in adulthood and lower respiratory health during 20 year follow up in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey 

      Flexeder, Claudia; Zock, Jan-Paul; Jarvis, Deborah; Verlato, Giuseppe; Olivieri, Mario; Benke, Geza; Abramson, Michael J.; Sigsgaard, Torben; Svanes, Cecilie; Torén, Kjell; Nowak, Dennis; Jõgi, Rain; Martínez-Moratalla, Jesús; Demoly, Pascal; Janson, Christer; Gíslason, Þórarinn; Bono, Roberto; Holm, Mathias; Franklin, Karl A.; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Siroux, Valérie; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Dorado Arenas, Sandra; Corsico, Angelo Guido; Pereira-Vega, Antonio; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Urrutia Landa, Isabel; Schulz, Holger; Heinrich, Joachim (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02-14)
      Background: Early life exposure to tobacco smoke has been extensively studied but the role of second-hand smoke (SHS) for new-onset respiratory symptoms and lung function decline in adulthood has not been widely investigated ...