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  • Cerebrospinal fluid neurogranin/β-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1 predicts cognitive decline in preclinical Alzheimer's disease 

    Kirsebom, Bjørn-Eivind; Nordengen, Kaja; Selnes, Per; Waterloo, Knut; Torsetnes, Silje Bøen; Gísladóttir, Berglind; Brix, Britta; Vanmechelen, Eugeen; Bråthen, Geir; Hessen, Erik; Aarsland, Dag; Fladby, Tormod (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-10)
    <i>Introduction</i>: The cerebrospinal fluid neurogranin (Ng)/β-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) ratio may reflect synaptic affection resulting from reduced beta-amyloid (Aβ) clearance. We hypothesize that increased Ng/BACE1 ratio predicts the earliest cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: We compared Ng/BACE1 levels between cases with subjective ...
  • Psychometric Properties of the Norwegian Short Version of the Team Climate Inventory (TCI) 

    Kaiser, Sabine; Ekelund, Bjørn Z.; Patras, Joshua; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016)
    <p><i>Objective: </i>To examine the psychometric properties of the short version of the Team Climate Inventory (TCI) in a Norwegian sample. <p><i>Method: </i>A multilevel confirmatory factor analysis (MCFA) was conducted using Mplus. The sample (<i>N</i> = 1380) comprised employees working in the private- (<i>n</i> = 657) and in the public sector (<i>n</i> = 723) in Norway. A multi-group comparison ...
  • Hvordan møte utfordringer for fastlegetjenesten i distriktene? 

    Gaski, Margrete; Abelsen, Birgit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2018)
    En god fastlegetjeneste er viktig, ikke minst der det er lang avstand til sykehus. I Nord-Norge er avstandene store, og gjennomsnittlig reisetid fra de 87 kommunesentra i Nord-Norge til nærmeste sykehus er 2 timer og 6 minutter. I denne artikkelen beskriver vi fastlegetjenesten i Nord-Norge samtidig som vi fokuserer på sentrale utfordringer som gjelder rekruttering av fastleger, det å få fastleger ...
  • Commentary: Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness 

    Csifcsák, Gábor; Boayue, Nya Mehnwolo; Aslaksen, Per M; Turi, Zsolt; Antal, Andrea; Groot, Josephine; Hawkins, Guy E.; Forstmann, Birte U.; Opitz, Alexander; Thielscher, Axel; Mittner, Matthias (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-05)
    A Commentary on <p> <p>Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness<p> <p>by Axelrod, V., Zhu, X., & Qui, J. (2018). <i>Scientific Reports</i>, 8:15975. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34098-z
  • Complications, reoperations, readmissions, and length of hospital stay in 34 639 surgical cases of lumbar disc herniation 

    Fjeld, Olaf Randall; Grøvle, Lars; Helgeland, Jon; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Solberg, Tore; Zwart, John-Anker; Grotle, Margreth (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-01)
    <i>Aims</i>: The aims of this study were to determine the rates of surgical complications, reoperations, and readmissions following herniated lumbar disc surgery, and to investigate the impact of sociodemographic factors and comorbidity on the rate of such unfavourable events.<p> <p><i>Patients and Methods</i>: This was a longitudinal observation study. Data from herniated lumbar disc ...
  • Collaboration and service quality among health care professionals working with children and their families in Norwegian municipalities 

    Kaiser, Sabine (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-03-29)
    The main objective of this thesis was to examine the importance of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork between different health care professionals on outcomes that are relevant for the professionals themselves but also for the organizations, and indirectly also for the users of the different services. Interprofessional collaboration and teamwork are an integral part of the work health and ...
  • Achieving Thoracic Oncology data collection in Europe: a precursor study in 35 Countries 

    Rich, Anna; Baldwin, David; Alfageme, Inmaculada; Beckett, Paul; Berghmans, Thierry; Brincat, Stephen; Burghuber, Otto C.; Corlateanu, Alexandru; Cufer, Tanja; Damhuis, Ronald; Edvardas, Danila; Domagala-Kulawik, Joanna; Stefano, Elia; Mina, Gaga; Tuncay, Goksel; Bogdan, Grigoriu; Hillerdal, Gunnar; Huber, Rudolf Maria; Jakobsen, Erik; Jonsson, Steinn; Jovanovic, Dragana; Kavcova, Elena; Konsoulova, Assia; Laisaar, Tanel; Makitaro, Riitta; Mehic, Bakir; Milroy, Robert; Moldva, Judit; Morgan, Ross; Nanushi, Milda; Paesmans, Marianne; Putora, Paul Martin; Samarzija, Miroslav; Scherpereel, Arnaud; Schlesser, Marc; Sculier, Jean-Paul; Skrickova, Jana; Sotto-Mayor, Renato; Strand, Trond-Eirik; van Schil, Paul E.; Blum, Torsten-Gerriet (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-20)
    <i>Background</i>: A minority of European countries have participated in international comparisons with high level data on lung cancer. However, the nature and extent of data collection across the continent is simply unknown, and without accurate data collection it is not possible to compare practice and set benchmarks to which lung cancer services can aspire.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: Using an ...
  • Myocardial NADPH oxidase-4 regulates the physiological response to acute exercise 

    Hancock, Matthew; Hafstad, Anne Dragøy; Nabeebaccus, Adam A.; Catibog, Norman; Logan, Angela; Smyrnias, Ioannis; Hansen, Synne Simonsen; Lanner, Johanna; Schröder, Katrin; Murphy, Michael P.; Shah, Ajay M.; Zhang, Min (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-27)
    Regular exercise has widespread health benefits. Fundamental to these beneficial effects is the ability of the heart to intermittently and substantially increase its performance without incurring damage, but the underlying homeostatic mechanisms are unclear. We identify the ROSgenerating NADPH oxidase-4 (Nox4) as an essential regulator of exercise performance in mice. Myocardial Nox4 levels ...
  • Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of atopic eczema in children under 14 years old: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 

    Lu, Chun-Li; Lui, Xue-han; Stub, Trine; Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Liang, Shi-bing; Wang, Xiao; Bai, Xue; Norheim, Arne Johan; Musial, Frauke; Alræk, Terje; Fønnebø, Vinjar; Liu, Jianping (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-26)
    <i>Background</i>: Due to limitations of conventional medicine for atopic eczema (AE), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used as an alternative, maintaining, or simultaneous treatment for AE. We aimed to evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of CAM for children with AE under 14 years old.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: We searched for randomized trials on CAM in 12 Chinese and ...
  • Perinatal fluoxetine exposure changes social and stress-coping behavior in adult rats housed in a seminatural environment 

    Houwing, Danielle; Heijkoop, Roy; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-06)
    The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) during pregnancy has increased tremendously, but the consequences for the offspring remain largely unclear. Several studies have described potential effects of perinatal SSRI-exposure on neurobehavioral outcomes using simplified rodent test set-ups, however these set-ups only assess a small fraction of the behavior. For translational purposes ...
  • Thrombospondin-1 Is Necessary for the Development and Repair of Corneal Nerves 

    Tatematsu, Yukako; Khan, Qalbi; Blanco, Tomas; Bair, Jeffrey A.; Hodges, Robin R.; Masli, Sharmila; Dartt, Darlene A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-16)
    Thrombospondin-1-deficient (TSP-1−/−) mice are used as an animal model of Sjögren’s Syndrome because they exhibit many of the symptoms associated with the autoimmune type of dry eye found in primary Sjögren’s Syndrome. This type of dry eye is linked to the inflammation of the lacrimal gland, conjunctiva, and cornea, and is thought to involve dysfunction of the complex neuronal reflex arc that ...
  • Circulating delta-like Notch ligand 1 is correlated with cardiac allograft vasculopathy and suppressed in heart transplant recipients on everolimus-based immunosuppression 

    Norum, Hilde Margrethe; Michelsen, Annika; Lekva, Tove; Arora, Satish; Otterdal, Kari; Olsen, Maria Belland; Kong, Xiang Yi; Gude, Einar; Andreassen, Arne K.; Solbu, Dag; Karason, Kristjan; Dellgren, Göran; Gullestad, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint, 2018-10-12)
    Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) causes heart failure after heart transplantation (HTx), but its pathogenesis is incompletely understood. Notch signaling, possibly modulated by everolimus (EVR), is essential for processes involved in CAV. We hypothesized that circulating Notch ligands would be dysregulated after HTx. We studied circulating delta‐like Notch ligand 1 (DLL1) and periostin (POSTN) ...
  • Role of the Complement System in the Pathogenesis of Venous Thromboembolism 

    Høiland, Ina Isabella (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-04-02)
    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common disease with serious short- and long-term complications. VTE is a collective term for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and is the third most common cardiovascular disease, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Despite preventive strategies, the incidence of VTE has been stable or increasing slightly during the last decades, affecting ...
  • Expression and functional properties of selected miRNAs in human cancer tissue and cancer cell lines 

    Johannessen, Charles Walquist (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-03-01)
    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) involved in the regulation of gene expression, and they are often seen dysregulated in cancer. For this reason, it is of great scientific interest to study these ncRNAs to better understand their distribution in human tissues and their mode of function. Based on a comprehensive miRNA microarray from 108 breast cancers in the Norwegian Woman and ...
  • Time trends of persistent organic pollutants in 30 year olds sampled in 1986, 1994, 2001 and 2007 in Northern Norway: Measurements, mechanistic modeling and a comparison of study designs 

    Nøst, Therese Haugdahl; Berg, Vivian; Hanssen, Linda; Rylander, Charlotta; Gaudreau, Eric; Dumas, Pierre; Breivik, Knut; Sandanger, Torkjel M (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-01)
    <p><i>Background</i>: Human biomonitoring studies have demonstrated decreasing concentrations of many persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in years after emission peaks.</p> <p><i>Objectives</i>: To describe time trends of POPs in blood using four cross-sectional samples of 30 year olds from Tromsø, Norway across 1986–2007, and to compare the measured concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyl ...
  • In Home we trust. An ethnographic study of mental health and the use of traditional medicine in a North Norwegian community 

    Kiil, Mona Anita (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-05-24)
    Traditional healing practices used when faced with illness or crisis, exist in many North Norwegian communities. Northern Troms has a historical multi-ethnicity of Sami, Kven and Norwegian. The notion of culture appears ambivalent and ambiguous, particularly concerning the Sami identity, but cultural diversity is nevertheless manifested through the use of traditional healing practices such as reading. ...
  • Procrastination and personal finances: Exploring the roles of planning and financial self-efficacy 

    Gamst-Klaussen, Thor; Steel, Piers; Svartdal, Frode (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-05)
    Procrastination is related to unhealthy personal financial behaviors, such as postponing retirement savings, last minute shopping, and not paying bills on time. The present paper explores factors that could explain why procrastinators demonstrate more financial problems compared to non-procrastinators. Study 1 (N = 675) focused on planning, as both procrastination and poor financial habits are ...
  • Hjelpen kom for sent. En studie av hvilke erfaringer fosterforeldre som har sagt opp en fosterhjemsavtale har med barneverntjenesten, og hvilke tanker de har om fremtidig fosterhjemsarbeid 

    Wiik, Sandra; Nilsen, Kathrine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Bakgrunn: Det er en stadig økning av antall barn som plasseres i fosterhjem. Dessverre opplever mange av disse å flytte fra det ene omsorgstiltaket til det andre. Det må legges til rette for en mer stabil hverdag for fosterbarna og fosterfamiliene. Formål og problemstilling: Målet med masteroppgaven er å bidra med kunnskap som kan bidra til at flere fosterforeldre blir stående i oppdraget, slik ...
  • Beslutningstaking i barnevern. Norske saksbehandleres risikovurdering og tiltaksanbefaling 

    Eilertsen, Nathalie Zahra Gonzalez (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Saksbehandlere i barnevernet står gjennom sitt arbeid, overfor beslutninger som har konsekvenser for barnet, deres familier og deres nettverk. Beslutninger som foretas i en barnevernkontekst er avhengig av saksbehandlernes vurdering av risiko for barnet, og påfølgende tiltaksanbefaling skal reflektere beste alternativ for å håndtere vurdert risiko. De sakene som saksbehandlerne i barnevernet kan ...
  • "Media er ikke interessert i de sakene som går på system". Barnevernsansattes perspektiver på medias fremstilling av barnevernet, mulige konsekvenser og forslag til tiltak. 

    Hadzic, Aldina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Denne masteroppgaven har som formål å vise de resultatene jeg har gjort funnet i undersøkelsen min, og hvilke perspektiver de ansatte i barnevernstjenesten hadde i forhold til medias fremstilling av tjenesten. Problemstillingen er formulert som følger: Barnevernsansattes perspektiver på medias fremstilling av barnevernet, mulige konsekvenser og forslag til tiltak. For å belyse problemstillingen ...

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