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Prognostic impact of CXCL16 and CXCR6 in non-small cell lung cancer: combined high CXCL16 expression in tumor stroma and cancer cells yields improved survival
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-10-27)
BACKGROUND: The chemokine CXCL16 and its receptor CXCR6 are expressed by a variety of immune cells and have been shown to influence angiogenesis. The expression of CXCR6 and CXCL16 has been examined in numerous human cancers; however no studies have yet investigated their influence on prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to explore their prognostic significance in NSCLC, in ...
Serum free and bio-available 25-hydroxyvitamin D correlate better with bone density than serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin D
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-10-29)
Introduction/background In the circulation 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) is bound to vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) and albumin. Only a small fraction is in the unbound, free form. According to the ‘free-hormone-hypothesis’ only the free form is biologically active. Genetic differences in DBP may affect the binding to 25(OH)D and thereby the amount of free 25(OH)D. Methods In the present study ...
Hyperglycemia, Assessed by HbA1c, and Future Risk of Venous Thromboembolism -The Tromsø Study
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-10-23)
Background: Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), a marker of average plasma glucose during the last 8-12 weeks, is associated with future risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality. Objectives: To examine the association between hyperglycemia, assessed by HbA1c, and future risk of VTE in a population based cohort. Methods: HbA1c was measured in 16 156 unique subjects (25-87 years) ...
Impact of incident venous thromboembolism on risk of arterial thrombotic diseases
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-10-26)
Background: Growing evidence support an association between venous thromboembolism (VTE) and arterial thrombotic diseases (i.e. myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke). We aimed to study the association between VTE and future arterial events, and to determine the population attributable risk (PAR%) of arterial events by VTE in a large prospective cohort recruited from the general ...