• Comparison of rapid molecular testing methods for detecting respiratory viruses in emergency care: a prospective study 

      Markussen, Dagfinn Lunde; Grewal, Harleen; Knoop, Siri Tandberg; Serigstad, Sondre; Kommedal, Øyvind; Ebbesen, Marit Helen; Ulvestad, Elling; Bjørneklett, Rune Oskar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) caused by contagious viruses are common among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). Early detection of these viruses can help prevent nosocomial transmissio ...
    • Investigating the human jejunal microbiota 

      Villmones, Heidi Cecilie; Svanevik, Marius; Ulvestad, Elling; Stenstad, Tore; Anthonisen, Inger Lill; Nygaard, Randi Monsen; Dyrhovden, Ruben; Kommedal, Øyvind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Descriptions of the small intestinal microbiota are deficient and conflicting. We aimed to get a reliable description of the jejunal bacterial microbiota by investigating samples from two separate jejunal segments collected ...
    • Managing Contamination and Diverse Bacterial Loads in 16S rRNA Deep Sequencing of Clinical Samples: Implications of the Law of Small Numbers 

      Dyrhovden, Ruben; Rippin, Martin; Øvrebø, Kjell Kåre; Nygaard, Randi Monsen; Ulvestad, Elling; Kommedal, Øyvind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      In this article, we investigate patterns of microbial DNA contamination in targeted 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing (16S deep sequencing) and demonstrate how this can be used to filter background bacterial DNA in diagnostic ...
    • Rapid syndromic PCR testing in patients with respiratory tract infections reduces time to results and improves microbial yield 

      Serigstad, S.; Grewal, Harleen; Ebbesen, Marit Helen; Kommedal, Øyvind; Heggelund, Lars; van Werkhoven, Werkhoven; Faurholt-Jepsen, D.; Clark, T.W.; Ritz, Christian; Ulvestad, Elling; Bjørneklett, Rune Oskar; Knoop, S.T.; Ravn, P.; Markussen, Dagfinn Lunde (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Lack of rapid and comprehensive microbiological diagnosis in patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) hampers appropriate antimicrobial therapy. This study evaluates the real-world performance of the BioFire FilmArray ...