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Swabbing for respiratory viral infections in older patients: a comparison of rayon and nylon flocked swabs
The purpose of this study was to compare the sampling efficacy of rayon swabs and nylon flocked swabs, and of oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal specimens for the detection of respiratory viruses in elderly patients. Samples ...
Ultrasound Strain Rate Imaging in Functional Dyspepsia : in-vitro and clinical evaluation
(The University of Bergen, 2008-06-20)
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a chronic condition that is characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, early satiation and abdominal fullness. The Rome III classification of functional gastrointestinal ...
Age specific aetiological agents of diarrhoea in hospitalized children aged less than five years in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2011-02-23)
Background This study aimed to determine the age-specific aetiologic agents of diarrhoea in children aged less than five years. The study also assessed the efficacy of the empiric treatment of childhood diarrhoea using ...
Bioactive fatty acids and coronary heart disease. Mechanisms and clinical effects of dietary fatty acids
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-26)
<p><strong>Background:</strong> A high intake of omega-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), which are potential peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists, has been associated with ...
Fever in the tropics: aetiology and case-fatality - a prospective observational study in a tertiary care hospital in South India
(BioMed Central, 2013-07-30)
<p>Background: The objective of this study was to describe aetiology and case fatality of fever among inpatients in a tertiary care hospital in South India.</p><p>Methods: This was an observational, prospective study ...
Genetics of Sputum Gene Expression in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(Public Library of Science, 2011-09-16)
Previous expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) studies have performed genetic association studies for gene expression, but most of these studies examined lymphoblastoid cell lines from non-diseased individuals. We ...
Radiation therapy combined with hormone treatment for primary prostate cancer. Effects of radiation dose escalations and assessment of side effects
(The University of Bergen, 2009-05-06)
Effekt av havregrynsgrøt på tykktarmens bakterieflora En eksplorativ studie av fekal beta-galaktosidase galaktosidaseog ureaseaktivitet i tykktarmen hos friske forsøkspersoner
(The University of Bergen, 2009-05-07)
Irritabel tarm (IBS) er en kronisk lidelse som rammer ca. 15 prosent av befolkningen, og kjennetegnes ved magesmerter, oppblåsthet/gassplager og avføringsforstyrrelser. Det er mye som tyder på at bakteriefloraen til ...
Intestinal fermentation in patients with self-reported food hypersensitivity: painful, but protective?
(Dove Medical Press, 2010-07-03)
Purpose: Enterometabolic disturbances may cause meal-related symptoms. We performed a functional evaluation of the intestinal microflora in patients with unexplained, self-reported food hypersensitivity by measuring fecal ...
Hope in action - facing cardiac death: A qualitative study of patients with life-threatening disease
(Informa Healthcare, 2011-03-18)
Coping with existential challenges is important when struck by serious disease, but apart from cancer and palliative care little is known about how patients deal with such issues and maintain hope. To explore how patients ...