• Association of SNCA Parkinson's Disease Risk Polymorphisms With Disease Progression in Newly Diagnosed Patients 

      Szwedo, Aleksandra A; Pedersen, Camilla C; Ushakova, Anastasia; Forsgren, Lars; Tysnes, Ole-Bjørn; Counsell, Carl E.; Alves, Guido Werner; Lange, Johannes; Macleod, Angus D.; Maple-Grødem, Jodi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Objectives: To evaluate the impact of SNCA polymorphisms originally identified as risk factors for Parkinson's disease (PD) on the clinical presentation and progression of the disease in a large cohort of population-based ...
    • The Course of Carotid Plaque Vulnerability Assessed by Advanced Neurosonology 

      Aarli, Sander Johan; Thomassen, Lars; Waje-Andreassen, Ulrike; Logallo, Nicola; Kvistad, Christopher Elnan; Næss, Halvor; Fromm, Annette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-20)
      Background: Carotid artery atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke. This risk is related to plaque vulnerability and is characterized by plaque morphology, intraplaque neovascularization, and cerebral ...
    • Myasthenia gravis can have consequences for pregnancy and the developing child 

      Gilhus, Nils Erik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Myasthenia gravis (MG) with onset below 50 years, thymic hyperplasia and acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies is more common in females than in males. For a relatively large group of MG patients, pregnancy represents ...
    • Natural Variation of Vitamin D and Neurofilament Light Chain in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis 

      Røsjø, Egil Rørvik; Lindstrøm, Jonas Christoffer; Holmøy, Trygve; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Varhaug, Kristin Nielsen; Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-04-30)
      Background: High serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) have been found among patients with a favorable disease course in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), indicating that this may limit clinical deterioration. Clinical ...
    • Neurofilament light chain as a biomarker in multiple sclerosis 

      Varhaug, Kristin Nielsen; Torkildsen, Øivind; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Vedeler, Christian A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-04-05)
      Due to the unpredictable course and heterogenous treatment response in multiple sclerosis (MS), there is a clear need for biomarkers that reflect disease activity in the clinical follow-up of these patients. Neurofilaments ...
    • REM sleep behavior disorder is not associated with a more rapid cognitive decline in mild dementia 

      Chwiszczuk, Luiza; Breitve, Monica Haraldseid; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg; Gjerstad, Michaela D; Hynninen, Kia Minna; Aarsland, Dag; Rongve, Arvid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-08-07)
      Objectives: REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is associated with cognitive dysfunctions and is a risk factor for development of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. However, it is unknown whether RBD is associated with ...