Recent Submissions

  • Does urbanicity modify the relationship between a polygenic risk score for depression and mental health symptoms? Cross-sectional evidence from the observational HUNT Study in Norway 

    Sund, Erik Reidar; van Lenthe, Frank; Avendano, Mauricio; Raina, Parminder; Krokstad, Steinar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Background Research suggests that genetic predisposition for common mental disorders may be moderated by the environment. This study examines whether a polygenic risk score (PRS) for depression is moderated by the level ...
  • Does Dog Ownership Really Prolong Survival?: A Revised Meta-Analysis and Reappraisal of the Evidence 

    Bauman, Adrian; Owen, Katherine B.; Torske, Magnhild Oust; Ding, Ding; Krokstad, Steinar; Stamatakis, Emmanuel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Many households own a dog, and dog owners are more likely to walk and to meet physical activity guidelines, compared with non-dog owners.1,2 Other benefits, usually reported in cross-sectional studies, include improved ...
  • Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol 

    Taddei, Cristina; Zhou, Bin; Bixby, Honor; Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M.; Danaei, Goodarz; Jackson, Rod T.; Ahmed, Soheir H; Andersen, Lars Bo; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Ariansen, Inger Kristine Holtermann; Bjertness, Espen; Bjertness, Marius Bergsmark; Graff-Iversen, Sidsel; Haugsgjerd, Teresa Risan; Janszky, Imre; Krokstad, Steinar; Laugsand, Lars Erik; Madar, Ahmed Ali; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; Meyer, Haakon E; Sen, Abhijit; Tell, Grete S.; Vatten, Lars Johan; Wilsgaard, Tom; Farzadfar, Farshad; Sophiea, Marisa K.; Di Cesare, Mariachiara; Iurilli, Maria L. C.; Martinez, Andrea Rodriguez; Asghari, Golaleh; Dhana, Klodian; Gulayin, Pablo; Kakarmath, Sujay; Santero, Marilina; Voortman, Trudy; Riley, Leanne M.; Cowan, Melanie J.; Savin, Stefan; Bennett, James E.; Stevens, Gretchen A.; Paciorek, Christopher J.; Aekplakorn, Wichai; Cifkova, Renata; Giampaoli, Simona; Kengne, Andre Pascal; Khang, Young-Ho; Kuulasmaa, Kari; Laxmaiah, Avula; Margozzini, Paula; Mathur, Prashant (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    High blood cholesterol is typically considered a feature of wealthy western countries1,2. However, dietary and behavioural determinants of blood cholesterol are changing rapidly throughout the world3 and countries are using ...
  • Duration of breastfeeding, age at introduction of complementary foods and allergy-related diseases: a prospective cohort study 

    Ekelund, Louise; Gloppen, Inga; Øien, Torbjørn; Simpson, Melanie Rae (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Background The influences of breastfeeding and infant diet in the prevention of allergy-related diseases are uncertain and many of the studies conducted on the topic are limited by methodological challenges. Our aim was ...
  • Experiences with using an idiographic assessment procedure in primary mental health care services for adolescents 

    Tollefsen, Thomas Kristian; Darrow, Sabrina; Lohne, Vibeke; Berg-Nielsen, Turid Suzanne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Purpose: This article aims to explore counsellor experiences using an idiographic assessment procedure implemented in adolescent mental health services. The procedure, Assert, is based on asking the adolescents the question ...
  • Intravenous Iron Treatment in the Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Anaemia After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass 

    Sandvik, Jorunn; Hole, Torstein; Kløckner, Christian; Kulseng, Bård Eirik; Wibe, Arne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Background Iron absorption is disturbed after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and iron deficiency with or without anaemia affects almost half of all patients. Intravenous iron is an option when per oral iron is insufficient ...
  • Treatment of posttraumatic olfactory dysfunction with oral corticosteroids and olfactory training 

    Bratt, Mette; Moen, Kent Gøran; Nordgård, Ståle; Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Skandsen, Toril (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Background: Few have investigated long-term effect of treatment of posttraumatic olfactory dysfunction (OD). Aims/objectives: To explore if sequential treatment with corticosteroids and olfactory training (OT) improved ...
  • Cancer Risk After Bariatric Surgery in a Cohort Study from the Five Nordic Countries 

    Tao, Wenjing; Giola, Santoni; von Euler-Chelpin, My; Ljung, Rickard; Lynge, Elsebeth; Pukkala, Eero; Ness-Jensen, Eivind; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Tryggvadóttir, Laufey; Lagergren, Jesper (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Purpose Obesity increases the risk of several cancers, but the influence of bariatric surgery on the risk of individual obesity-related cancers is unclear. This study aimed to assess the impact of bariatric surgery on ...
  • Differences in course of illness between patients with bipolar II disorder with and without epileptiform discharges or other sharp activity on electroencephalograms: a cross-sectional study 

    Drange, Ole Kristian; Sæther, Sverre Georg; Finseth, Per Ivar; Morken, Gunnar; Vaaler, Arne; Arntsen, Vibeke; Henning, Oliver Johannes; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn; Malt, Ulrik Fredrik; Bøen, Erlend (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Background A diagnosis of bipolar II disorder requires that the symptoms cannot be better explained by a medical condition. Epilepsy is in some cases associated with an affective syndrome mimicking an unstable bipolar ...
  • Mendelian randomization study of maternal influences on birthweight and future cardiometabolic risk in the HUNT cohort 

    Moen, Gunn-Helen; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Cristen J.; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Birkeland, Kåre I.; Wang, Geng; Neale, Michael C.; Freathy, Rachel M.; Smith, George Davey; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Kirkpatrick, Robert M.; Warrington, Nicole Maree; Evans, David M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    There is a robust observational relationship between lower birthweight and higher risk of cardiometabolic disease in later life. The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis posits that adverse ...
  • Cultural participation and all-cause mortality, with possible gender differences: an 8-year follow-up in the HUNT Study, Norway 

    Løkken, Bente Irene; Merom, Dafna; Sund, Erik; Krokstad, Steinar; Rangul, Vegar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Background Cultural activities can promote health and longevity, but longitudinal studies examining a broad spectrum of participation are scarce. This study investigated the gender-specific association between all-causes ...
  • Simple and robust intravital microscopy procedures in hybrid TIE2GFP-BALB/c transgenic mice 

    Sofias, Alexandros Marios; Åslund, Andreas; Hagen, Nils; Grendstad, Kristin; Hak, Sjoerd (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    Purpose The endeavor of deciphering intricate phenomena within the field of molecular medicine dictates the necessity to investigate tumor/disease microenvironment real-time on cellular level. We, hereby, design simple and ...
  • Nephronectin promotes breast cancer brain metastatic colonization via its integrin-binding domains 

    Norvoll Magnussen, Synnøve; Toraskar, Jimita Prashant; Wilhelm, Imola; Hasko, Janos; Figenschau, Stine; Molnar, Judit; Seppola, Marit; Steigen, Sonja Eriksson; Steigedal, Tonje S.; Hadler-Olsen, Elin Synnøve; Krizbai, Istvan; Svineng, Gunbjørg (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This study demonstrates a role for the extracellular matrix protein nephronectin (NPNT) in promoting experimental breast cancer brain metastasis, possibly through enhanced binding to- and migration through brain endothelial ...
  • Between Privileged and Opperessed? Immigrant Labor Trajectories in Norwegian Long-Term Care. 

    Tingvold, Laila; Fagertun, Anette (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    An increase in older people coupled with growing life expectancy has created a higher demand for long-term care (LTC) services in the global North. Recruitment of staff with an immigrant background has been a solution to ...
  • Mycobacterium smegmatis Vaccine Vector Elicits CD4+ Th17 and CD8+ Tc17 T Cells With Therapeutic Potential to Infections With Mycobacterium avium 

    Kannan, Nisha; Haug, Markus; Steigedal, Magnus; Flo, Trude Helen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Mycobacterium avium (Mav) complex is increasingly reported to cause non-tuberculous infections in individuals with a compromised immune system. Treatment is complicated and no vaccines are available. Previous studies have ...
  • Consequences of laughter upon trunk compression and cortical activation: Linear and polynomial relations 

    Svebak, Sven (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
    Results from two studies of biological consequences of laughter are reported. A proposed inhibitory brain mechanism was tested in Study 1. It aims to protect against trunk compression that can cause health hazards during ...
  • High incidence and prevalence of MS in Møre and Romsdal County, Norway, 1950–2018 

    Willumsen, Johannes Sverre; Aarseth, Jan Harald; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Midgard, Rune (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Objective To determine prevalence and longitudinal trends in incidence of MS in Møre and Romsdal County, Western Norway, from 1950 to 2018. Methods Retrospective longitudinal population-based observational study. All ...
  • Brain imaging of the cortex in ADHD: A coordinated analysis of large-scale clinical and population-based samples 

    Hoogman, Martine; Muetzel, Ryan; Guimãraes, João-Tiago; Shumskaya, Elena; Mennes, Maarten; Zwiers, Marcel P.; Jahanshad, Neda; Sudre, Gustavo; Wolfers, Thomas; Earl, Eric A.; Soliva Vila, Juan Carlos; Vives-Gilabert, Yolanda; Khadka, Sabin; Novotny, Stephanie E.; Hartman, Catharina A.; Heslenfeld, Dirk J.; Schweren, Lizanne J.S.; Ambrosino, Sara; Oranje, Bob; De Zeeuw Oranje, Patrick; Chaim-Avancini, Tiffany M.; Rosa, Pedro G.P.; Zanetti, Marcus V.; Malpas, Charles B.; Kohls, Gregor; von Polier, Georg G.; Seitz, Jochen; Biederman, Joseph; Doyle, Alysa E.; Dale, Anders; van Erp, Theo G.M.; Epstein, Jeffery N.; Jernigan, Terry L.; Baur-Streubel, Ramona; Ziegler, Georg C.; Zierhut, Kathrin C.; Schrantee, Anouk; Høvik, Marie Farstad; Lundervold, Astri; Kelly, Clare; McCarthy, Hazel; Skokauskas, Norbert; O'Gorman Tuura, Ruth L.; Calvo, Anna; Lera-Miguel, Sara; Nicolau, Rosa; Chantiluke, Kaylita C.; Christakou, Anastasia; Vance, Alasdair; Cercignani, Mara; Gabel, Matt C.; Asherson, Philip; Baumeister, Sarah; Brandeis, Daniel; Hohmann, Sarah; Bramati, Ivanei E.; Tovar-Moll, Fernanda; Fallgatter, Andreas J.; Kardatzki, Bernd; Schwarz, Lena; Anikin, Anatoly; Baranov, Alexandr; Gogberashvili, Tinatin; Kapilushniy, Dmitry; Solovieva, Anastasia; El Marroun, Hanan; White, Tonya; Karkashadze, Georgii; Namazova-Baranova, Leyla; Ethofer, Thomas; Mattos, Paulo; Banaschewski, Tobias; Coghill, David; Plessen, Kerstin J.; Kuntsi, Jonna; Mehta, Mitul A.; Paloyelis, Yannis; Harrison, Neil A.; Bellgrove, Mark A.; Silk, Tim J.; Cubillo, Ana I.; Rubia, Katya; Lazaro, Luisa; Brem, Silvia; Walitza, Susanne; Frodl, Thomas; Zentis, Mariam; Castellanos, Francisco X.; Yoncheva, Yuliya N.; Haavik, Jan; Reneman, Liesbeth; Conzelmann, Annette; Lesch, Klaus-Peter; Pauli, Paul; Reif, Andreas; Tamm, Leanne; Konrad, Kerstin; Oberwelland Weiss, Eileen; Busatto, Geraldo F.; Louza, Mario R.; Durston, Sarah; Hoekstra, Pieter J.; Oosterlaan, Jaap; Stevens, Michael C.; Ramos-Quiroga, Josep-Antoni; Vilarroya, Oscar; Fair, Damien A.; Nigg, Joel T.; Thompson, Paul M.; Buitelaar, Jan K.; Faraone, Stephen V.; Shaw, Philip; Tiemeier, Henning; Bralten, Janita; Franke, Barbara (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    Objective: Neuroimaging studies show structural alterations of various brain regions in children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although nonreplications are frequent. The authors sought ...
  • Clinical value of natriuretic peptides in predicting time to dialysis in stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease patients 

    Sundqvist, Sofia; Larson, Thomas; Cauliez, Bruno; Bauer, Fabrice; Dumont, Audrey; Le Roy, Frank; Hanoy, Melanie; Freguin-Bouilland, Caroline; Godin, Michel; Guerrot, Dominique (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
    Background Anticipating the time to renal replacement therapy (RRT) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients is an important but challenging issue. Natriuretic peptides are biomarkers of ventricular dysfunction related ...
  • The power of enthusiasm in collaborative innovation: a case study of the power of individual action in the establishment of a local medical centre in Norway 

    Magnussen, Siv (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
    The aim of this article is to address a much-neglected aspect of collaborative innovational analysis: the power of individual action in the conversion of innovative ideas to local practice. The theoretical framework for ...

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