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  • Competent help during acute psychosis. A qualitative interview study with patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards 

    Sebergsen, Karina (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2020-06-10)
    Akutt psykose er en alvorlig tilstand. Mennesker med akutt psykose blir vanligvis innlagt på akuttpsykiatriske sengeposter for behandling og nødvendig pleie og omsorg. Formålet med denne avhandlingen er å utforske og å beskrive hva kyndig hjelp gjennom akutt psykose kan være for pasienter innlagt i akutt psykiatriske sengeposter. Avhandlingens teoretiske referanseramme er sykepleietenkning i en ...
  • Is smoking associated with patient reported surgical-site infection after fusion surgery in the lumbar spine? 

    Isaksen, Victoria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-26)
    Introduction: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common complications in patients undergoing spine surgery. Associations between smoking and SSI have been found in previous studies, but with ambiguous results. This study was designed to compare the postoperative rate of SSI among smokers and non-smokers after fusion surgery in the lumbar spine and evaluate risk factors for SSI. Methods ...
  • Molecular modelling of the androgen metabolising enzyme UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B17 

    Trane, Ingmar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-25)
    The enzyme UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B17 (UGT2B17) has a major role in androgen metabolism, being involved in the conjugation of both testosterone and its potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone. The enzyme catalyses the transfer of glucuronic acid from UDP-glucuronic acid to the lipophilic androgen substrate. As a consequence, the water solubility of the substrate is increased, and it is more ...
  • Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding at discharge, the Georgian Birth Registry 

    Sigstad, Marie (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-21)
    Breastfeeding is associated with many short and long-term advantages for both mother and child, such as protection against gastrointestinal and respiratory infections in children and breast cancer in women. Rates of exclusive breastfeeding are low in low and middle-income countries. Several determinants of breastfeeding have previously been identified in the literature, for example mother’s age and ...
  • Home as place for giving birth - a circumpolar study of the experience of mothers an midwifes 

    Clancy, Anne; Gjærum, Rikke Gürgens (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-25)
    This article explores what home birth mothers and midwives say about the birth experience and the interaction between mother, partner and midwife. It is based on an explorative empirical study of the narratives of seven home birth mothers and the experiences of five midwives. The authors examine how these subjective experiences can help us to understand the phenomenon of home birth. The article is ...
  • Self-reported health as a predictor of mortality: A cohort study of its relation to other health measurements and observation time 

    Lorem, Geir; Cook, Sarah Anne; Leon, David A.; Emaus, Nina; Schirmer, Henrik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-17)
    Self-reported health (SRH) is widely used as an epidemiological instrument given the changes in public health since its introduction in the 1980s. We examined the association between SRH and mortality and how this is affected by time and health measurements in a prospective cohort study using repeated measurements and physical examinations of 11652 men and 12684 women in Tromsø, Norway. We used Cox ...
  • Morphological Variations of the Mandibular Premolars. Tooth Morphology and Identification - A Macro Analysis 

    Olsen, Susanne; Aune, Martine Lilleeng (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-20)
    Background: In the context of teaching tooth morphology to dentist students, which is based on the anatomical and morphological hallmarks described in the literature, some of the teeth in the permanent dentition have shown to be harder to characterize than others. The aim of this project was to specifically focus on the premolars of the lower jaw. By studying a collection of extracted teeth and ...
  • Antibiotic Prescription among Norwegian Dentists (2010-2016) 

    Røberg, Eveline; Evensen, Tiril Colberg (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-20)
    Norwegian health authorities have a goal to reduce the total antibiotic use by 30% by 2020. Studies have shown that dentists contribute to about 8% of the total antibiotic consumption in Norway, which emphasizes the role of dentists to achieve a reduction in the use of antibiotics in the society. The antibiotic prescription pattern among Norwegian dentists from 2010 until 2016 have been mapped and ...
  • Associations between learning environment factors and student satisfaction among occupational therapy students 

    Thygesen, Hilde; Gramstad, Astrid; Åsli, Lene Angel; Stigen, Linda; Magne, Trine A; Carstensen, Tove; Bonsaksen, Tore (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-04-20)
    <i>Purpose</i> - Student satisfaction is an important indicator of educational quality in higher education institutions. Learning environment factors are assumed to play a role in determining student satisfaction. The purpose of this study is to examine the intrinsic relationships between five learning environment scales embedded within one measure; and examine the associations between each of these ...
  • Serum levels of inflammation-related markers and metabolites predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy with and without bevacizumab in breast cancers 

    Nome, Marianne Eikhom; Euceda, Leslie R.; Jabeen, Shakila; Debik, Julia; Bathen, Tone Frost; Giskeødegård, Guro F.; Tasken, Kristin Austlid; Mælandsmo, Gunhild Mari; Halvorsen, Bente; Yndestad, Arne; Borgen, Elin; Garred, Øystein; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor; Engebraaten, Olav; Kristensen, Vessela N.; Tekpli, Xavier (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-24)
    Angiogenesis is necessary for tumor growth and has been targeted in breast cancer; however, it is unclear which patients will respond and benefit from antiangiogenic therapy. We report noninvasive monitoring of patient response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy given alone or in combination with anti‐vascular endothelial growth factor (bevacizumab) in a randomized clinical trial. At four time points during ...
  • Tannhelsetilbudet til innsatte i norske fengsler. En spørreundersøkelse blant fengselsansatte og fengselstannleger 

    Berggren, Tiril; Endresen, Erika Haugli; Bondø, Therese (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-18)
    Introduction: The extents of dental health issues are greater among prisoners compared to the general population. This study aimed to assess the dental services available to inmates in Norwegian prisons. Method: Electronic questionnaires were sent to 42 dentists treating inmates, and 43 prison workers. Results: Forty dentists and 38 prison workers participated in the study. 17 out of 18 ...
  • Development of orodispersible films: A new age-appropriate dosage form for children 

    Betoko, Evrard Louis Alain Brice (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-18)
    In the recent years, governmental institutions have given incentives to the pharmaceutical industry in order to develop age-appropriate dosage forms for pediatric use. This has resulted in an interest in design of new and improved dosage form for pediatric patients. One of the many recent approaches is to take advantages of ODFs. Taste masking is a crucial step in the design of not only ODFs but all ...
  • The effects of and experiences from participation in GroupCoreDIST- a new, individualized, group-based, physiotherapy intervention for ambulant individuals with multiple sclerosis. A mixed methods study including a randomized controlled trial and a qualitative interview study 

    Arntzen, Ellen Christin (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2020-05-27)
    <p><i>Introduction: </i>Balance and walking deviations are common in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Individualized physiotherapy is common, however, participation in individualized group physiotherapy is questioned, and needs to be explored in terms of balance and walking-status, effects and user-experiences. <p><i>Methods: </i>This parallel QUAN+QUAL mixed method study included a ...
  • Large scale cultivation of microalgae at Finnfjord AS: The effect of addition of CO2 and flue gas on lipid production and fatty acid composition 

    Ramskjell, Marte (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Background: This master’s thesis was a part of a project involving mass cultivation of microalgae at the smelting plant Finnfjord AS. Microalgae are primary producers of the important omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA. At Finnfjord, the algae use CO2 from the flue gas for their production of lipid and protein rich biomass. The algal biomass can potentially function well as ...
  • Development of self-eliminating linkers for drug conjugates 

    Nergård, Silje Lillemark (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Newly discovered compounds through bioprospecting are screened for cytotoxicity, and many of them are found to be highly toxic. Because they are often not specifically toxic only against cancer cells, they are not further studied. These new compounds could be of further interest by temporarily masking a functional group which regulate the anticancer activity of a cytotoxic compound. This means that ...
  • Synthesis of copper and silver nanoparticles with extracts of berries: A green chemistry approach 

    Løkse, Christoffer Jacobsen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    Nanoparticles are usually defined as particles in a size range of 1-100 nm, and these particles often have different properties than the non-nanoscale material of the same chemical composition. In recent years, as the interest and use of nanoparticles has increased and so has the interest in understanding their behaviour, impact and fate in the environment. In the last decades, there has been special ...
  • Molecular modeling of 3D structure of the oxytocin receptor. Discovery of novel oxytocin receptor agonists via molecular docking studies. 

    Antobreh, Gloria Tiwaa (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-15)
    Oxytocin has been shown to be implicated in psychiatric diseases such as depression, anxiety disorders, autism post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. As a result, oxytocin can be used as a potential treatment for these brain disorders. However, oxytocin is a large peptide, and is therefore unable to cross the blood brain barrier. Thus, the development of new small non-peptide drugs would ...
  • Large scale cultivation of microalgae at Finnfjord AS: The effect of different storage treatments on lipid and fatty acid stability 

    Aronsen, Simen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    The Arctic University of Norway and the ferrosilicon smeltery Finnfjord AS has started a microalgal mass cultivation project where sequestration of CO2 and NOx from factory fumes are used in the production of diatom biomass. Primary application of the produced biomass is fish feed. This requires information regarding lipid content and storage stability. In this study the lipid content, fatty acid ...
  • Improved chronic wound therapy: surface charged deformable liposomes for dermal delivery of curcumin 

    Gagnat, Eivind (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Chronic wounds are today representing a major challenge in global healthcare due the difficulty to treat as well as the costs for the society. Therefore, improving chronic wound therapy is an urgent need. Curcumin, a polyphenol compound, has shown to have potential in wound therapy due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious and anti-oxidant properties. However, the poor water solubility, low ...
  • Regulation of urokinase receptor (uPAR) cleavage by cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in oral cancer 

    Kitaw, Manyahilishal Etana (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the frequently diagnosed type of oral cancers and is a leading cause of cancer associated mortality and morbidity worldwide. Cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are activated fibroblasts that are found in association with cancer cells. CAFs are the most abundant stromal cells in the tumor microenvironment (TME). In the TME, cell interactions mediated ...

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