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Individual differences in pain and placebo analgesia : the role of fear.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2012-10-16)
The title of the PhD thesis is “Individual differences in pain and placebo analgesia – the role of fear”. Placebo analgesia refers to the reduction in pain after the administration of an inert treatment with the information that pain will be reduced. Pain reduction is therefore not attributable to the treatment, but to the conscious belief or expectation that the treatment is effective. However, not ...
Magnetic resonance imaging of pancreatic islets transplantation
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2012-08-30)
Transplanted insulin-producing cells can be safely monitored by magnetic resonance imaging Transplantation of insulin-producing cells can treat patients with diabetes. Unfortunately, the long-term effects of this treatment are poor due to non-survival of the majority of the transplanted cells. In our study, we found that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be safely used to trace survival of the ...
Relational insight and user involvement in the context of Norwegian community mental health care: A narrative analysis of service users' stories.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2017-01-19)
Målet med studien Relational insight and user involvement in the context of Norwegian community mental health care. A narrative analysis of service users' stories var å undersøke brukernes innsikt i egen helse og behandling, og legge frem mulige tilnærminger som kan være til hjelp for å anerkjenne og nyttiggjøre seg av brukernes perspektiver i praksishverdagen i distriktspsykiatrien. Studien hadde ...
General Practitioners’ Decisions to Refer Patients to Secondary Care – Referral Rates, Reasons for Referral and Expected Medical Benefit of the Referrals
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-04-09)
Summary Background The referral rates of general practitioners (GPs) are an important determinant of secondary care utilisation. The considerable variation in these rates between GPs cannot be explained by patient morbidity alone. Other factors, like health care organisation, GP characteristics and patient preference play an important role, but the extent of their mutual contributions is not ...
Extended-spectrum β-lactamases and carbapenemases in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae in Norway. Aspects of detection and epidemiology.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-04-16)
Identification of novel roles and new modes of regulation for the atypical MAP kinases ERK3 and ERK4
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-11-13)
The atypical MAP kinases ERK3 and ERK4 are the main characters in this study. ERK3 and ERK4 were for long considered as orphan proteins without known upstream activators. However, in 2011 two studies had detected that group I p-21 protein activated kinase (PAKs) can constitutively phosphorylate ERK3 and ERK4 in their activation loop. The only well-characterized substrate for ERK3 and ERK4 at that ...
Immune properties of cry1Ab transgenic maize studied in mouse models of airway and food allergy
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-03-19)
The genetically modified maize event MON810 has been inserted with a processed version of the transgene, cry1ab, derived from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to express proteins with insecticidal properties. The introduced toxin may confer risks of immunogenicity, allergenicity and/or adjuvanticity to humans as well as domestic and wild animals, via inhalation of pollen and plant ...
Antibiotic use Human consumption patterns and effect on bacteria
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2015-03-17)
Prescriptions of antibiotics in Norway, and the effect of antibiotics on bacteria were investigated. The aim was to describe the consumption of antibiotics through prescriptions to patients and address how antibiotics can favour bacterial resistance. Several methods were applied, multivariate statistics, quantile regression and mathematical modelling of experimental conditions aided in the investigations. ...
The Clinician in Leadership. Perceptions of Style. Perspectives from Rural Primary Medicine in Norway.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2014-08-22)
Health education and self care in dentistry : surveys and interventions.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 1989)