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Gene expression profiling of meningiomas: current status after a decade of microarray-based transcriptomic studies
Purpose This article provides a review of the transcriptomic expression profiling studies that have been performed on meningiomas so far. We discuss some future prospects and challenges ahead in the field of gene ...
High-dose chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery versus surgery alone in esophageal cancer: a retrospective cohort study
(BioMed Central, 2010-06-01)
Background We aimed to assess whether high-dose preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) improves outcome in esophageal cancer patients compared to surgery alone and to define possible prognostic factors for overall survival. ...
Imaging of the brain and of the lungs in young adults born prematurely and / or with a low birth weight. Radiological findings and associations with clinical features.
(The University of Bergen, 2011-04-15)
Background and Purpose: Premature birth is defined as a birth occurring earlier than 37 gestational weeks, and typically occurs in 6% of all pregnancies in Europe (1). All premature babies are at risk for health problems ...
Multiple organ failure after trauma affects even long- term survival and functional status
(BioMed Central, 2007-09-04)
Background The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of organ failure in trauma patients treated in an intensive care unit (ICU), and to study the relationship between organ failure and long-term survival and ...
Capillary leakage in post-cardiac arrest survivors during therapeutic hypothermia - a prospective, randomised study
(BioMed Central, 2010-05-25)
<p>Background: Fluids are often given liberally after the return of spontaneous circulation. However, the optimal fluid regimen in survivors of cardiac arrest is unknown. Recent studies indicate an increased fluid requirement ...
Sustainability of healthcare improvement: what can we learn from learning theory?
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2012-08-03)
<p><strong>Background</strong> Changes that improve the quality of health care should be sustained. Falling back to old, unsatisfactory ways of working is a waste of resources and can in the worst case increase resistance ...
Remifentanil as analgesia for labour pain
(The University of Bergen, 2013-04-18)
<p>Aims: To collect updated information about pharmacological labour analgesia in Norway, especially systemic opioids and epidural. Evaluation of efficacy and safety with remifentanil IVPCA (intravenous patient-controlled ...
Arachnoid cysts do not contain cerebrospinal fluid: A comparative chemical analysis of arachnoid cyst fluid and cerebrospinal fluid in adults
(BioMed Central, 2010-06-10)
Background Arachnoid cyst (AC) fluid has not previously been compared with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the same patient. ACs are commonly referred to as containing "CSF-like fluid". The objective of this study was to ...
Inter-hospital transfer: the crux of the trauma system, a curse for trauma registries
(BioMed Central, 2010-03-16)
The inter-hospital transfer of patients is crucial to a well functioning trauma system, and the transfer process may serve as a quality indicator for regional trauma care. However, the assessment of the transfer process ...
Influenza Vaccination with Focus on the Immunobiology of the Upper Respiratory Tract
(The University of Bergen, 2008-11-28)