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  • Neopterin and kynurenic acid as predictors of stroke recurrence and mortality: a multicentre prospective cohort study on biomarkers of infammation measured three months after ischemic stroke 

    Alme, Katinka Nordheim; Ulvik, Arve; Askim, Torunn; Assmus, Jörg; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Naik, Mala; Næss, Halvor; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Ueland, Per-Magne; Knapskog, Anne Brita (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Background Chronic low-grade inflammation is associated with both ischemic stroke and sedentary behaviour. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive abilities of biomarkers of inflammation and immune modulation ...
  • Rules and regulations for a pregnant endourologist: the European perspective 

    Jones, Charles Patrick Warburton; Pietropaolo, Amelia; Spinoit, Anne-Francoise; Bergesen, Anne Kvåle; Gudbrandsdottir, Gigja; Beisland, Christian; von Ostau, Nicola; Harke, Nina N.; Ribal, Maria J.; Zerva, Maria; Bres-Niewada, Ewa; Zondervan, Patricia; McLornan, Liza; Ferretti, Stefania; Tonnhofer, Ursula; Necknig, Ulrike Hendrika; Skolarikos, Andreas; Somani, Bhaskar K. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Introduction Working in surgery while pregnant is challenging. Navigating this period safely is of paramount importance. Anecdotal observation suggests that there exists great variation among European nations in regard ...
  • Current Status of Intravesical Therapies for Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS): A Narrative Review of Emerging Evidence 

    Jones, Patrick; Hjelle, Karin Margrethe; Mohn, Jannike; Gudbrandsdottir, Gigja; Roth, I; Chaudhry, Adeel Asghar; Bergesen, Anne Kvåle; Beisland, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a complex condition, which can have debilitating sequelae for patients. Many elements of BPS remain poorly understood including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. Navigating patient ...
  • Characterization of immune cell infiltrate in tumor stroma and epithelial compartments in oral squamous cell carcinomas of Sudanese patients 

    Mohamed, Nuha Mohamed Gaafar; Osman, Tarig Al-Hadi; Ahmed, Israa A.H.; Elsheikh, Mariam; Dongre, Harsh Nitin; Jacobsen, Martha Rolland; Mohamed, Nazar; Fromreide, Siren; Suleiman, Ahmed Mohamed; Johannessen, Anne Christine; Nginamau, Elisabeth Sivy; Costea, Daniela Elena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Background Tumor immune infiltrate has been explored in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), but studies on simultaneous characterization of multiple immune cell subtypes separately in stromal and intraepithelial tumor ...
  • Effects of Intraoperative Dexmedetomidine Infusion on Postoperative Pain after Craniotomy: A Narrative Review 

    Syrous, Nesjla Sofia; Sundstrøm, Terje; Softeland, Eirik; Jammer, Ib (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Publisert Hovedoppgave UiB for Stud Med Nesjla Sofia Syrous: Effekter av intraoperativ dexmedetomidine infusjon på postoperative smerter etter craniotomi, en litteraturoversikt.
  • Placental histology predicted adverse outcomes in extremely premature neonates in Norway-population-based study 

    Budal, Elisabeth Berge; Ebbing, Cathrine; Kessler, Jørg; Bains, Sukhjeet; Haugen, Olav H.; Aukland, Stein Magnus; Eide, Geir Egil; Halvorsen, Thomas; Bentsen, Mariann; Collett, Karin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Aim We evaluated the role of placental pathology in predicting adverse outcomes for neonates born extremely preterm (EPT) before 28 weeks of gestation. Methods This was a prospective observational study of 123 extremely ...
  • The Effect of Posterior Tibial Slope on the Risk of Revision Surgery After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction 

    Dæhlin, Lene; Inderhaug, Eivind; Strand, Torbjørn; Parkar, Anagha P; Solheim, Eirik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Background: A significant proportion of patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) later experience graft failure. Some studies suggest an association between a steep posterior tibial slope ...
  • Hospital care for the dying patient with cancer: does an advance care planning invitation influence bereaved relatives' experiences? A two country survey 

    Hjorth, Nina Elisabeth; Hufthammer, Karl Ove; Sigurdardottir, Katrin Rut; Tripodoro, Vilma Adriana; Goldraij, Gabriel; Kvikstad, Anne; Haugen, Dagny Renata Faksvåg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Objectives Advance care planning (ACP) is not systematically performed in Argentina or Norway. We used the post-bereavement survey of the ERANet-LAC International Care Of the Dying Evaluation (CODE) project (2017–2020) to ...
  • Prevalence of atherosclerosis and association with 5-year outcome: The Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study 

    Nawaz, Beenish; Fromm, Annette; Øygarden, Halvor; Eide, Geir E; Saeed, Sahrai; Meijer, Rudy; Bots, Michiel L; Sand, Kristin M; Thomassen, Lars; Næss, Halvor; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Objectives: We studied the prevalence of atherosclerosis among ischaemic stroke patients ≤60 years and controls at the time of the index stroke, and its association with occurrence of new cardiovascular events (CVEs) and ...
  • Development of and Gathering Validity Evidence for a Theoretical Test in Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound 

    Jacobsen, Niels; Nolsøe, Christian P.; Konge, Lars; Graumann, Ole; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Sidhu, Paul S.; Gilja, Odd H.; Meloni, Maria F.; Berzigotti, Annalisa; Harvey, Chris J.; Deganello, Annamaria; Prada, Francesco; Lerchbaumer, Markus H.; Laursen, Christian B. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an imaging modality applied in a broad field of medical specialties for diagnostic uses, guidance during biopsy procedures and ablation therapies and sonoporation therapy. Appropriate ...
  • Humoral immunity to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination in multiple sclerosis: the relevance of time since last rituximab infusion and first experience from sporadic revaccinations 

    König, Marton; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord; Torgauten, Hilde Marie; Tran, The Trung; Schikora-Rustad, Stine; Vaage, Eline Benno; Mygland, Åse Daasvand; Wergeland, Stig; Aarseth, Jan Harald; Aaberge, Ingeborg Sundsvalen; Torkildsen, Øivind; Holmøy, Trygve; Berge, Tone; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Harbo, Hanne-Cathrin Flinstad; Andersen, Jan Terje; Munthe, Ludvig Andre; Søraas, Arne Vasli; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen; Vaage, John T.; Lund-Johansen, Fridtjof; Nygaard, Gro Owren (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Introduction The effect of disease-modifying therapies (DMT) on vaccine responses is largely unknown. Understanding the development of protective immunity is of paramount importance to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective ...
  • Nordic Specialist Course in Palliative Medicine: Evaluation and Impact on the Development of Palliative Medicine in the Nordic Countries: A Survey among Participants from Seven Courses 2003-2017 

    Sigurdardottir, Valgerdur; Edenbrandt, Carl-Magnus; Hirvonen, Outi; Jespersen, Bodil Abild; Haugen, Dagny Renata Faksvåg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Background: The five Nordic Associations for palliative medicine (PM) have since 2003 organized a common specialist course for six weeks in two years. Aim: To describe the course: participants, evaluations, impact on ...
  • Clinical predictors of non-response to lithium treatment in the Pharmacogenomics of Bipolar Disorder (PGBD) study 

    Lin, Yan; Maihofer, Adam X.; Stapp, Emma; Ritchey, Megan; Alliey-Rodriguez, Ney; Anand, Amit; Balaraman, Yokesh; Berrettini, Wade H; Bertram, Holli; Bhattacharjee, Abesh; Calkin, Cynthia V.; Conroy, Carla; Coryell, William; D´Arcangelo, Nicole; DeModena, Anna; Biernacka, Joanna M.; Fisher, Carrie; Frazier, Nicole; Frye, Mark; Gao, Keming; Garnham, Julie; Gershon, Elliot; Glazer, Kara; Goes, Fernando S; Goto, Toyomi; Karberg, Elizabeth; Harrington, Gloria J.; Jakobsen, Petter; Kamali, Masoud; Kelly, Marisa; Leckband, Susan G.; Lohoff, Falk W.; Stautland, Andrea; McCarthy, Michael J.; McInnis, Melvin G.; Mondimore, Francis; Morken, Gunnar; Nurnberger, John I.; Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim; Syrstad, Vigdis Elin Giæver; Ryan, Kelly; Schinagle, Martha; Schøyen, Helle Kristine; Andreassen, Ole; Shaw, Martha; Shilling, Paul D.; Slaney, Claire; Tarwater, Bruce; Calabrese, Joseph R.; Alda, Martin; Nievergelt, Caroline M.; Zandi, Peter P.; Kelsoe, John R. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Background Lithium is regarded as a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder (BD), but partial response and non-response commonly occurs. There exists a need to identify lithium non-responders prior to initiating treatment. ...
  • No difference in risk of hospitalization between reported cases of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant and Alpha variant in Norway 

    Veneti, Lamprini; Valcarcel Salamanca, Beatriz; Seppälä, Elina Marjukka; Starrfelt, Jostein; Storm, Margrethe Larsdatter; Bragstad, Karoline; Hungnes, Olav; Bøås, Håkon; Kvåle, Reidar; Vold, Line; Nygård, Karin Maria; Buanes, Eirik Alnes; Whittaker, Robert Neil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Objectives To estimate the risk of hospitalization among reported cases of the Delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) compared with the Alpha variant in Norway, and the risk of ...
  • Cardiovascular changes in young renal failure patients 

    Tøndel, Camilla; Marti, Hans Peter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Progresses in medical care of severe kidney disease and congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract make it possible for a higher percentage of young renal failure patients to survive and enter adulthood. There is ...
  • Aetiological risk factors are associated with distinct imaging findings in patients with chronic pancreatitis: A study of 959 cases from the Scandinavian Baltic Pancreatic Club (SBPC) imaging database 

    Engjom, Trond; Nordaas, Ingrid Kvåle; Tjora, Erling; Dimcevski, Georg Gjorgji; Haldorsen, Ingfrid S.; Olesen, Søren Schou; Drewes, Asbjørn Mohr; Zviniene, Kristina; Barauskas, Giedrus; Riis Jespersen, Hans Søe; Jensen, Nanna; Borch, Anders; Nøjgaard, Camilla; Novovic, Srdan; Kardasheva, Svetlana S.; Okhlobystin, Alexey; Hauge, Truls; Waage, Anne; Frøkjær, Jens Brøndum (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Objectives The relation between aetiology and structural changes of the pancreas in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) is not fully understood. Earlier studies are limited by focusing on selected factors in studies ...
  • Antiseizure medication in patients with Glioblastoma- a collaborative cohort study 

    Knudsen-Baas, Kristin M.; Storstein, Anette; Zarabla, Alessia; Maialetti, Andrea; Giannarelli, Diana; Beghi, Ettore; Maschio, Marta (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Purpose We investigated, whether epileptic seizures (ES) as presenting symptom in adult patients with GBM are associated with better Overall Survival (OS) compared to ES presenting later during the course of GBM, and ...
  • Vitrectomy-Assisted Biopsy: An in vitro Study on the Impact of Cut Rate and Probe Size 

    Ulltang, Erlend; Kiilgaard, Jens Folke; Mola, Nazanin; Scheie, David; Heegaard, Steffen; Krohn, Jørgen Gitlesen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Purpose: The aim of this study was to optimize the technique of performing vitrectomy-assisted biopsy of intraocular tumors by comparing the cytohistological findings in specimens obtained with different vitrectomy probes ...
  • Multifaceted intervention including Facebook-groups to improve guideline-adherence in ICU: A quasi-experimental interrupted time series study 

    Petosic, Antonija; Småstuen, Milada C.; Beeckman, Dimitri; Flaatten, Hans; Sunde, Kjetil; Wøien, Hilde (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Background: The impact of social media, with its speed, reach and accessibility, in interventions aimed to improve adherence to guidelines such as assessment of Pain, Agitation/Sedation and Delirium (PAD) in intensive care ...
  • Common variants in Alzheimer’s disease and risk stratification by polygenic risk scores 

    de Rojas, Itziar; Moreno-Grau, Sonia; Tesi, Niccolo; Grenier-Boley, Benjamin; Andrade, Victor; Jansen, Iris E.; Rongve, Arvid; Aarsland, Dag; Selbæk, Geir; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Sando, Sigrid Botne; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole; Pedersen, Nancy L.; Stringa, Najada; Zettergren, Anna; Hernández, Isabel; Montrreal, Laura; Antunez, Carmen; Antonell, Anna; Tankard, Rick; Bis, Joshua C.; Sims, Rebecca; Bellenguez, Celine; Quintela, Inés; González-Pérez, Antonio; Calero, Miguel; Franco-Macias, Emilio; Macias, Juan; Blesa, Rafael; Cervera-Carles, Laura; Menendez-Gonzalez, Manuel; Frank-Garcia, Ana; Royo, José Luis; Moreno, Fermin; Vilas, Raquel Huerto; Baquero, Miquel; Diez-Fairen, Monica; Lage, Carmen; García-Madrona, Sebastian; Garcia-Gonzalez, Pablo; Alarcón-Martín, Emilio; Valero, Sergi; Sotolongo-Grau, Oscar; Ullgren, Abbe; Naj, Adam C.; Lemstra, Afina W.; Benaque, Alba; Perez-Cordon, Alba; Benussi, Alberto; Rabano, Alberto (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Genetic discoveries of Alzheimer’s disease are the drivers of our understanding, and together with polygenetic risk stratification can contribute towards planning of feasible and efficient preventive and curative clinical ...

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