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Salivary glands of primary Sjögren’s syndrome patients express factors vital for plasma cell survival
(BioMed Central, 2011-01-07)
Introduction: The presence of circulating Ro/SSA and La/SSB autoantibodies has become an important marker in the classification criteria for primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS). Plasma cells producing these autoantibodies ...
Tetradecylthioacetic Acid Increases Hepatic Mitochondrial b-Oxidation and Alters Fatty Acid Composition in a Mouse Model of Chronic Inflammation
The administration of tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA), a hypolipidemic and anti-inflammatory modified bioactive fatty acid, has in several experiments based on high fat diets been shown to improve lipid transport ...
Evaluation of interferon-beta neutralizing antibodies in individual patients with multiple sclerosis based on phospho-specific flow cytometry
(The University of Bergen, 2013-03-19)
<p>Background: Recombinant human interferon-beta (IFN-β) is the most frequently used drug for treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. It modulates ...
Diagnosis and follow-up of treatment of latent tuberculosis; the utility of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube assay in outpatients from a tuberculosis low-endemic country
(BioMed Central, 2010-03-08)
Background Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) Release Assays (IGRA) are more specific than the tuberculosis skin test (TST) in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI). We present the performance of the QuantiFERON®-TB ...
Giardiasis : with emphasis on treatment and post-infectious manifestations
(The University of Bergen, 2010-05-21)
Early outcome and restenosis after coronary stenting : intervention with stent-coatings, antioxidants and radiation
(The University of Bergen, 2007-03-16)
AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma: a Norwegian national survey 1989–2003
(BioMed Central, 2008-08-06)
Background: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a frequent complication in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The objective of this survey was to investigate incidence, clinical features, radiological ...
The activity of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) as expressed by immunohistochemistry in atherothrombotic plaques obtained by aspiration thrombectomy in patients presenting with a ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a brief communication
Background The expression of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) was identified by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in culprit atherothrombotic plaque specimens harvested from patients admitted with ST-segment elevation ...
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 ...