• Comparing microbiota profiles in induced and spontaneous sputum samples in COPD patients 

      Tangedal, Solveig; Aanerud, Marianne; Grønseth, Rune; Drengenes, Christine; Wiker, Harald G; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-08-29)
      Background: Induced and spontaneous sputum are used to evaluate the airways microbiota. Whether the sputum types can be used interchangeably in microbiota research is unknown. Our aim was to compare microbiota in induced ...
    • Comparison of inflammatory markers in induced and spontaneous sputum in a cohort of COPD patients 

      Tangedal, Solveig; Aanerud, Marianne; Persson, Louise Jeanette Pauline; Brokstad, Karl Albert; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-11-15)
      Background: Sputum induction is a non-invasive method for obtaining measurements of inflammation in the airways. Whether spontaneously sampled sputum can be a valid surrogate is unknown. The aim of this study was to compare ...
    • Protected sampling is preferable in bronchoscopic studies of the airway microbiome 

      Grønseth, Rune; Drengenes, Christine; Wiker, Harald G; Tangedal, Solveig; Xue, Yaxin; Husebø, Gunnar; Svanes, Øistein; Lehmann, Sverre; Aardal, Marit Elisabeth; Hoang, Tuyen; Kalananthan, Tharmini; Martinsen, Einar Marius Hjellestad; Leiten, Elise Orvedal; Aanerud, Marianne; Nordeide, Eli; Haaland, Ingvild; Jonassen, Inge; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The aim was to evaluate susceptibility of oropharyngeal contamination with various bronchoscopic sampling techniques. 67 patients with obstructive lung disease and 58 control subjects underwent bronchoscopy with ...
    • Sputum microbiota and inflammation at stable state and during exacerbations in a cohort of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients 

      Tangedal, Solveig; Nielsen, Rune; Aanerud, Marianne; Persson, Louise Jeanette Pauline; Wiker, Harald G; Bakke, Per S.; Hiemstra, Pieter S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09-17)
      Background: Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are debilitating events and spur disease progression. Infectious causes are frequent; however, it is unknown to what extent exacerbations are caused ...