Recent Submissions

  • Factors related to educational adaptations and social life at school experienced by young people with CFS/ME: A qualitative study 

    Similä, Wenche Ann; Rø, Torstein Baade; Nøst, Torunn Hatlen; Helland, Ingrid B (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Objectives To explore factors perceived as positive or negative among young people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in relation to school and everyday life. Design A qualitative study ...
  • Drug modification by nurses in Norwegian nursing homes: A cross-sectional study 

    Solberg, Hege; Devik, Siri Andreassen; Bell, Hege Therese; Zeiss, Daniel Horst; Olsen, Rose Mari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Crushing and dividing pills among older patients in nursing homes appears to be a common yet not harmless practice. Because few updates exist regarding the role of nurses and their dispensing of drugs in nursing homes, ...
  • External validity of the Both Hands Assessment for evaluating bimanual performance in children with bilateral cerebral palsy 

    Elvrum, Ann-Kristin Gunnes; Johansen, Gøril Okkenhaug; Vik, Torstein; Krumlinde-Sundholm, Lena (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Aim To investigate the external validity of the Both Hands Assessment (BoHA), a new test evaluating bimanual performance in children with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP), by analysing its relationship to established ...
  • Development of an Effective Method for Studying Pancreatic Cancer: Formation of Spheroids in 3D Culture 

    Resell, Mathilde (Master thesis, 2021)
    Pancreatic cancer, particularly pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), is a highly fatal malignancy and the tumor microenvironment plays an important role in its tumorigenesis. The improvement of treatment methods has ...
  • Adhd and mental health symptoms in the identification of young adults with increased risk of alcohol dependency in the general population—the hunt4 population study 

    Lauvsnes, Anders Dahlen Forsmo; Langaas, Mette; Olsen, Alexander; Vassileva, Jasmin; Spigset, Olav; Gråwe, Rolf Wilhelm (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Symptoms of ADHD are strongly associated with alcohol use disorders, and mental health symptoms attenuate this relationship. There is limited knowledge about how specific symptoms of inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity ...
  • Unravel the Local Complexity of Biological Environments by MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging 

    Sgobba, Elvira; Daguerre, Yohann; Giampà, Marco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Classic metabolomic methods have proven to be very useful to study functional biology and variation in the chemical composition of different tissues. However, they do not provide any information in terms of spatial ...
  • Vitamin B status and association with antiseizure medication in pregnant women with epilepsy 

    Husebye, Elisabeth Synnøve Nilsen; Riedel, Bettina Maria Ingeborg; Monsen, Anne-Lise Bjørke; Spigset, Olav; Daltveit, Anne Kjersti Nesje; Gilhus, Nils Erik; Bjørk, Marte-Helene (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Objective Antiseizure medication (ASM) use interacts with vitamin B status in nonpregnant epilepsy populations. We aimed to examine the association between ASM and vitamin B status in pregnant women with epilepsy. Methods ...
  • Ureteric injuries during hysterectomy—A Norwegian retrospective study of occurrence and claims for compensation over an 11-year period 

    Ravlo, Merethe; Moen, Mette Haase; Bukholm, Ida Rashida Khan; Lieng, Marit; Vanky, Eszter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Introduction: Ureteric injury is a rare but serious, iatrogenic complication of hysterectomy. The risk depends on indication for surgery, predisposing risk factors, and peroperative conditions. Our aims were to evaluate ...
  • Kvaliteten på medisinske obduksjonsrapporter 

    Eng, Hanna Maria; Bie, Rolf Bruun; Skjulsvik, Anne Jarstein; Pedersen, Anne Gro; Alfsen, G. Cecilie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    BAKGRUNN Medisinske obduksjoner er sjelden gjenstand for kvalitetssikring. Vi har undersøkt kvaliteten av obduksjonsrapporter i Norge og vurdert innvirkningen av feil på dødsårsaksstatistikken. MATERIALE OG METODE Hver ...
  • Multiparametric Prostate MRI in Biopsy-Naïve Men: A Prospective Evaluation of Performance and Biopsy Strategies 

    Krüger-Stokke, Brage; Bertilsson, Helena; Langørgen, Sverre; Sjøbakk, Torill Eidhammer; Bathen, Tone Frost; Selnæs, Kirsten Margrete (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Objectives: This study aims to prospectively estimate the diagnostic performance of multiparametric prostate MRI (mpMRI) and compare the detection rates of prostate cancer using cognitive targeted transrectal ultrasound ...
  • Simultaneous Resection of Primary Colorectal Cancer and Synchronous Liver Metastases: Contemporary Practice, Evidence and Knowledge Gaps 

    Kleive, Dyre; Aas, Eline; Angelsen, Jon-Helge; Bringeland, Erling Audun; Nesbakken, Arild; Nymo, Linn Såve; Schultz, Johannes Kurt; Søreide, Kjetil; Yaqub, Sheraz (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    The timing of surgical resection of synchronous liver metastases from colorectal cancer has been debated for decades. Several strategies have been proposed, but high-level evidence remains scarce. Simultaneous resection ...
  • Strategimøte 2019 - Mikrobiologisk diagnostikk ved virale CNS-infeksjoner 

    Christensen, Andreas; Lind, Andreas; Kanestrøm, Anita; Tylden, Garth Daryl (Research report, 2021)
    I regi av Referansegruppen for ekstern kvalitetssikring i virologi og serologi, ble det den 31.10.2019 holdt strategimøte med temaet «Mikrobiologisk diagnostikk ved virale CNS-infeksjoner» på Gjestehuset, Lovisenberg sykehus ...
  • Experiences among school personnel and school nurses on educational adaptations for students with CFS/ME: A qualitative interview study 

    Similä, Wenche Ann; Rø, Torstein Baade; Nøst, Torunn Hatlen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Introduction: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) is a disabling disease severely impacting school attendance, education, and social life in young students. Uncertainties surrounding CFS/ME etiology may impact the interpretation ...
  • The Norwegian childhood cancer biobank 

    Hermansen, Johanne Uthus; Wojcik, Dorota; Robinson, Nina; Pahnke, Jens; Haugland, Hans Kristian; Jamtøy, Ann-Helen; Flægstad, Trond; Halvorsen, Hanne; Lund, Bendik; Baumbusch, Lars Oliver; Munthe-Kaas, Monica Cheng (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Background The rapidly expanding era of “omics” research is highly dependent on the availability of quality-proven biological material, especially for rare conditions such as pediatric malignancies. Professional biobanks ...
  • Complement activation is associated with poor outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 

    Chaban, Viktoriia; Nakstad, Espen R.; Stær-Jensen, Henrik; Schjalm, Camilla; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Lundqvist, Christofer; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Sunde, Kjetil; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Andersen, Geir Øystein; Pischke, Soeren (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Background Cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest initiates a whole-body ischemia-reperfusion injury, which may activate the innate immune system, including the complement system. We hypothesized that complement ...
  • Liquid Biopsies in Solid Cancers: Implementation in a Nordic Healthcare System 

    Nordgård, Oddmund; Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Lapin, Morten; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Kalland, Karl Henning; Kopperud, Reidun Kristin; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Tjensvoll, Kjersti; Gilje, Bjørnar; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Hovland, Randi (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Liquid biopsies have emerged as a potential new diagnostic tool, providing detailed information relevant for characterization and treatment of solid cancers. We here present an overview of current evidence supporting the ...
  • Rehabilitation of executive function in chronic paediatric brain injury: a randomized controlled trial 

    Brandt, Anne Elisabeth; Finnanger, Torun Gangaune; Hypher, Ruth Elizabeth; Rø, Torstein Baade; Skovlund, Eva; Andersson, Stein; Risnes, Kari; Stubberud, Jan Egil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Background Impaired executive functions (EFs, i.e., purposeful, goal-directed behaviour) cause significant disability after paediatric acquired brain injury (pABI) warranting efficient interventions. Goal Management Training ...
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital utilisation in Sierra Leone 

    Sevalie, Stephen; Youkee, Daniel; van Duinen, Aalke Johan; Bailey, Emma; Bangura, Thaimu; Mangipudi, Sowmya; Mansaray, Esther; Odland, Maria Lisa; Parmar, Divya; Samura, Sorie; Van Delft, Diede; Wurie, Haja; Davies, Justine I; Bolkan, Håkon Angell; Leather, Andy J.M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected health systems in many countries, but little is known about effects on health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examines the effects of COVID-19 on hospital ...
  • Bereaved parents’ quality of life: resilience and professional support 

    Rasouli, Omid; Vegsund, Hilde Kristin; Eilegård, Alexandra; Hjemdal, Odin; Reinfjell, Trude; Moksnes, Unni Karin; Lund, Bendik; Eilertsen, Mary-Elizabeth B (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Objectives: The study aimed to compare the quality of life (QoL) among cancer-bereaved parents with a control group and explore how resilience and support from healthcare professionals associated with QoL of parents 2–8 ...
  • Catastrophic expenditure and impoverishment after caesarean section in Sierra Leone: An evaluation of the free health care initiative 

    van Duinen, Aalke Johan; Westendorp, Josien; Ashley, Thomas; Hagander, Lars; Holmer, Hampus; Koroma, Alimamy P.; Leather, Andy J.M.; Shrime, Mark G.; Wibe, Arne; Bolkan, Håkon Angell (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Background Utilizing surgical services, including caesarean sections, can result in catastrophic expenditure and impoverishment. In 2010, Sierra Leone introduced the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI), a national financial ...

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