• 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 ...
    • Hepcidin predicts 5-year mortality after community-acquired pneumonia 

      Oppen, Kjersti; Ueland, Thor; Michelsen, Annika Elisabet; Aukrust, Pål; Steinsvik, Trude; Skadberg, Øyvind; Brede, Cato; Siljan, William Ward; Husebye, Einar; Holter, Jan Cato; Heggelund, Lars (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Virtually all living organisms, including microbes and humans, depend on iron to survive and grow. During an infection, the plasma level of iron and several iron-related proteins change substantially. We ...
    • Lower antibiotic prescription rates in hospitalized COVID-19 patients than influenza patients, a prospective study 

      Fjelltveit, Elisabeth Berg; Cox, Rebecca Jane; Kittang, Bård Reiakvam; Blomberg, Bjørn; Buanes, Eirik A.; Langeland, Nina; Mohn, Kristin Greve-Isdahl (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background COVID-19 patients are extensively treated with antibiotics despite few bacterial complications. We aimed to study antibiotic use in hospitalized COVID-19 patients compared to influenza patients in two consecutive ...