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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729326/associations-between-physical-function-and-depression-in-nursing-home-residents-with-mild-and-moderate-dementia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Linda Aimée Hartford Kvæl, Astrid Bergland, Elisabeth Wiken Telenius
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study is to describe depression and physical function in nursing home residents with dementia, as well as to examine the associations between depression and balance function, lower limb muscle strength, mobility and activities of daily living. The secondary aim is to examine the differences in physical function between the groups classified as depressed and not depressed. DESIGN: The study has a cross-sectional design. SETTING: A convenience sample of 18 nursing homes in, and around, Oslo, Norway, participated...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723602/tinnitus-anxiety-depression-and-substance-abuse-in-rock-musicians-a-norwegian-survey
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Carl Christian Lein Stormer, Tore Sorlie, Niels Christian Stenklev
OBJECTIVE: Rock musicians are known to have an increased prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus. The aims of the present study were to examine the distribution of anxiety and depression symptoms among rock musicians with or without tinnitus and how these mental health indicators and internal locus of control influenced upon their tinnitus symptom concerns and the degree to which the tinnitus affected their lives. DESIGN: The study was a questionnairebased cross-sectional survey of subjects selected from a cohort of rock musicians...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719040/discovering-long-term-potentiation-ltp-recollections-and-reflections-on-what-came-after
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REVIEW
Terje Lømo
Chance events led me to a lifelong career in scientific research. They paved the way for being the first to see long-term potentiation of synaptic efficiency (LTP) in Per Andersen's lab in Oslo in 1966. Here I describe my way to this discovery and the experiments with Tim Bliss in 1968-1969 that led to Bliss and Lømo, 1973. Surprisingly, we later failed to reproduce these results. I discuss possible reasons for this failure, which made us both leave LTP research, in my case for good, in Tim's case for several years...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713837/the-predictive-role-of-tooth-extractions-oral-infections-and-hs-c-reactive-protein-for-mortality-in-individuals-with-and-without-diabetes-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-a-12-1-2-year-follow-up
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Lise Lund Håheim, Kjersti S Rønningen, Morten Enersen, Ingar Olsen
The predictive role of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), number of tooth extractions, and oral infections for mortality in people with and without diabetes is unclear. This prospective cohort study is a 12 1/2-year follow-up of the Oslo II study, a health survey in 2000. In all, 12,764 men were invited. Health information was retrieved from 6434 elderly men through questionnaire information, serum measurements, and anthropometric and blood pressure measurements. Diabetes was reported by 425 men...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683982/research-priorities-to-achieve-universal-access-to-hepatitis-c-prevention-management-and-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment-among-people-who-inject-drugs
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Jason Grebely, Julie Bruneau, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Olav Dalgard, Philip Bruggmann, Carla Treloar, Matthew Hickman, Margaret Hellard, Teri Roberts, Levinia Crooks, Håvard Midgard, Sarah Larney, Louisa Degenhardt, Hannu Alho, Jude Byrne, John F Dillon, Jordan J Feld, Graham Foster, David Goldberg, Andrew R Lloyd, Jens Reimer, Geert Robaeys, Marta Torrens, Nat Wright, Icro Maremmani, Brianna L Norton, Alain H Litwin, Gregory J Dore
Globally, it is estimated that 71.1 million people have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including an estimated 7.5 million people who have recently injected drugs (PWID). There is an additional large, but unquantified, burden among those PWID who have ceased injecting. The incidence of HCV infection among current PWID also remains high in many settings. Morbidity and mortality due to liver disease among PWID with HCV infection continues to increase, despite the advent of well-tolerated, simple interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) HCV regimens with cure rates >95%...
July 3, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683571/the-palestinian-israeli-conflict-a-disease-for-which-root-causes-must-be-acknowledged-and-treated
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Izzeldin Abuelaish, Neil Arya
Fourth of June 2017 marks a half century of the Six Day War, three decades post the first Intifada, seven decades post the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the 70th anniversary of Israeli Independence, and one century post the Balfour Declaration. Both Palestinians and Israelis remain occupied. Five million Palestinians remain sick with hopelessness and despair rendered by years of subjugation. Israelis are stuck, occupied by their historical narrative and transcendental fears. Over two decades have passed since the Oslo accords, which both Israelis and Palestinians hoped might be a historic turning point...
July 7, 2017: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670657/risk-factors-for-new-onset-shunt-dependency-after-craniotomies-for-intracranial-tumors-in-adult-patients
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Sayied Abdol Mohieb Hosainey, Benjamin Lassen, John K Hald, Eirik Helseth, Torstein R Meling
The risk of developing a de novo shunt-dependent hydrocephalus (HC) after undergoing a craniotomy for brain tumor in adult patients is largely unknown. All craniotomies for intracranial tumors at Oslo University Hospital in adult patients ≥18 years of age during a 10-year period (2004-2013) were included. None were lost to follow-up. Patients who developed a shunt-dependent HC were identified by cross-linking our prospectively collected tumor database to patients with a NCSP surgical procedure code of hydrocephalus (AAF)...
July 3, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668173/mapping-urban-air-quality-in-near-real-time-using-observations-from-low-cost-sensors-and-model-information
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Philipp Schneider, Nuria Castell, Matthias Vogt, Franck R Dauge, William A Lahoz, Alena Bartonova
The recent emergence of low-cost microsensors measuring various air pollutants has significant potential for carrying out high-resolution mapping of air quality in the urban environment. However, the data obtained by such sensors are generally less reliable than that from standard equipment and they are subject to significant data gaps in both space and time. In order to overcome this issue, we present here a data fusion method based on geostatistics that allows for merging observations of air quality from a network of low-cost sensors with spatial information from an urban-scale air quality model...
June 28, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667664/tacrolimus-and-mycophenolate-regimen-and-subclinical-tubulo-interstitial-inflammation-in-low-immunological-risk-renal-transplants
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Irina B Torres, Anna V Reisaeter, Francesc Moreso, Anders Åsberg, Marta Vidal, Clara Garcia-Carro, Karsten Midtvedt, Finn P Reinholt, Helge Scott, Eva Castellà, Maite Salcedo, Christina Dörje, Joana Sellarés, Maria A Azancot, Manel Perello, Hallvard Holdaas, Daniel Serón
The aim was to evaluate the relationship between maintenance immunosuppression, subclinical tubulo-interstital inflammation and interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy (IF/TA) in surveillance biopsies performed in low immunological risk renal transplants at two transplant centers. The Barcelona cohort consisted of 109 early and 66 late biopsies in patients receiving high tacrolimus (TAC-C0 target at 1-year 6-10 ng/mL) and reduced MMF dose (500 mg bid at 1-year). The Oslo cohort consisted of 262 early and 237 late biopsies performed in patients treated with low TAC-C0 (target 3-7 ng/mL) and standard MMF dose (750 mg bid)...
July 1, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666432/development-of-a-pilot-cartilage-surgery-register
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Cathrine Nørstad Engen, Asbjørn Årøen, Lars Engebretsen
BACKGROUND: Norway has no prospective surveillance system to monitor the outcome of knee cartilage surgery. In 2004 the Norwegian Registry of Knee Ligament (NKLR) was successfully established, and has yielded useful information on the treatment of patients with both knee ligament and combined knee injuries. Patients with focal cartilage defects (FCDs) in their knees have reduced function and the treatment is difficult. There are geographical variations in treatment, and the generalizability from randomized controlled studies is low...
June 30, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664687/urban-rural-differences-in-social-capital-in-relation-to-self-rated-health-and-subjective-well-being-in-older-residents-of-six-regions-in-poland
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Katarzyna Zawisza
The aim of the study was to assess the differences between rural and urban areas as regards the role of social capital and its effect on self-rated health and subjective well-being among older people in Poland. The sample was selected on the basis of multi-stage clustered design from the non-institutionalized adult population. Analysis was based on 1,299 elderly people aged 65 and over from the general Polish population who participated in the COURAGE in Europe project. Six regions of Poland were distinguished according to first level of Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS) classification ...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657937/laparoscopic-versus-open-resection-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-the-oslo-comet-randomized-controlled-trial
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Åsmund Avdem Fretland, Vegar Johansen Dagenborg, Gudrun Maria Waaler Bjørnelv, Airazat M Kazaryan, Ronny Kristiansen, Morten Wang Fagerland, John Hausken, Tor Inge Tønnessen, Andreas Abildgaard, Leonid Barkhatov, Sheraz Yaqub, Bård I Røsok, Bjørn Atle Bjørnbeth, Marit Helen Andersen, Kjersti Flatmark, Eline Aas, Bjørn Edwin
OBJECTIVE: To perform the first randomized controlled trial to compare laparoscopic and open liver resection. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Laparoscopic liver resection is increasingly used for the surgical treatment of liver tumors. However, high-level evidence to conclude that laparoscopic liver resection is superior to open liver resection is lacking. METHODS: Explanatory, assessor-blinded, single center, randomized superiority trial recruiting patients from Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway from February 2012 to January 2016...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654567/worry-in-head-and-neck-cancer-caregivers-the-role-of-survivor-factors-care-related-stressors-and-loneliness-in-predicting-fear-of-recurrence
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Rebecca Maguire, Paul Hanly, Myles Balfe, Aileen Timmons, Philip Hyland, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Phyllis Butow, Linda Sharp
BACKGROUND: Fear of recurrence (FOR) is a primary concern for both cancer survivors and their caregivers, yet little is known about what care-related factors exacerbate this worry. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to establish the role of care-related stressors-as distinct from survivor characteristics-in predicting FOR in head and neck cancer caregivers. METHODS: HNC survivor-caregiver dyads took part in a mailed survey. Survivors provided information on health and quality of life (using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Questionnaire)...
July 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640217/suboptimal-iodine-concentration-in-breastmilk-and-inadequate-iodine-intake-among-lactating-women-in-norway
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Sigrun Henjum, Anne Marie Lilleengen, Inger Aakre, Anna Dudareva, Elin Lovise Folven Gjengedal, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Anne Lise Brantsæter
Breastfed infants depend on sufficient maternal iodine intake for optimal growth and neurological development. Despite this, few studies have assessed iodine concentrations in human milk and there is currently no published data on iodine status among lactating women in Norway. The aim of this study was to assess iodine concentrations in breast milk (BMIC) in lactating women and estimate iodine intake. Five Mother and Child Health Centres in Oslo were randomly selected during 2016, and 175 lactating women between 2nd and 28th weeks postpartum participated...
June 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598991/change-in-potato-consumption-among-norwegian-women-1998-2005-the-norwegian-women-and-cancer-study-nowac
#15
Ambrose Ojodale Attah, Tonje Braaten, Guri Skeie
Studies have shown that potato consumption in Norway have been on the decline in recent years. Increase in income and the association of potato consumption with weight gain and chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes have been identified as some of the factors responsible for the change. The aim of this study was to describe the change in potato consumption within persons and how non-dietary variables influenced that change among participants in the Norwegian Women and Cancer study (NOWAC). A prospective analysis was performed in the NOWAC cohort using linear regression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594935/a-nested-case-control-study-of-277-prediagnostic-serum-cytokines-and-glioma
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Judith Schwartzbaum, Min Wang, Elisabeth Root, Maciej Pietrzak, Grzegorz A Rempala, Ruo-Pan Huang, Tom Borge Johannesen, Tom K Grimsrud
Recent research shows bidirectional communication between the normal brain and the peripheral immune system. Glioma is a primary brain tumor characterized by systemic immunosuppression. To better understand gliomagenesis, we evaluated associations between 277 prediagnostic serum cytokines and glioma. We used glioma (n = 487) and matched control (n = 487) specimens from the Janus Serum Bank Cohort in Oslo, Norway. Conditional logistic regression allowed us to identify those cytokines that were individually associated with glioma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589007/are-national-policies-on-global-health-in-fact-national-policies-on-global-health-governance-a-comparison-of-policy-designs-from-norway-and-switzerland
#17
Catherine M Jones, Carole Clavier, Louise Potvin
BACKGROUND: Since the signing of the Oslo Ministerial Declaration in 2007, the idea that foreign policy formulation should include health considerations has gained traction on the United Nations agenda as evidenced by annual General Assembly resolutions on global health and foreign policy. The adoption of national policies on global health (NPGH) is one way that some member states integrate health and foreign policymaking. This paper explores what these policies intend to do and how countries plan to do it...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564647/64th-orca-congress-july-5-8-2017-oslo-norway-abstracts
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June 1, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557540/prediction-of-long-term-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-analysis-of-a-large-single-institution-cohort
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Ivar Hompland, Øyvind Sverre Bruland, Toto Hølmebakk, Jan Peter Poulsen, Stephan Stoldt, Kirsten Sundby Hall, Kjetil Boye
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with metastatic GIST become long-term survivors, and a more precise prediction of outcome could improve clinical decision-making. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One-hundred and thirty-three patients diagnosed with metastatic GIST from 1995 to 2013 were identified from the sarcoma database at Oslo University Hospital. Clinical data prospectively registered in the database were supplemented with retrospective review of medical records. Factors associated with survival were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier curves, log-rank test, univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses...
May 30, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554112/wastewater-based-epidemiology-to-assess-pan-european-pesticide-exposure
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Nikolaos I Rousis, Emma Gracia-Lor, Ettore Zuccato, Richard Bade, Jose Antonio Baz-Lomba, Erika Castrignanò, Ana Causanilles, Adrian Covaci, Pim de Voogt, Félix Hernàndez, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Juliet Kinyua, Ann-Kathrin McCall, Benedek Gy Plósz, Pedram Ramin, Yeonsuk Ryu, Kevin V Thomas, Alexander van Nuijs, Zhugen Yang, Sara Castiglioni
Human biomonitoring, i.e. the determination of chemicals and/or their metabolites in human specimens, is the most common and potent tool for assessing human exposure to pesticides, but it suffers from limitations such as high costs and biases in sampling. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is an innovative approach based on the chemical analysis of specific human metabolic excretion products (biomarkers) in wastewater, and provides objective and real-time information on xenobiotics directly or indirectly ingested by a population...
May 21, 2017: Water Research
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