Recent Submissions

  • Balancing adaptation and innovation for resilience in healthcare – a metasynthesis of narratives 

    Lyng, Hilda Bø; Macrae, Carl James; Guise, Veslemøy; Haraldseid-Driftland, Cecilie; Fagerdal, Birte; Schibevaag, Lene; Alsvik, Janne Gro; Wiig, Siri (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-07)
    Background Adaptation and innovation are both described as instrumental for resilience in healthcare. However, the relatedness between these dimensions of resilience in healthcare has not yet been studied. This study seeks ...
  • Analgesia in pediatric trauma patients in physician-staffed Austrian helicopter rescue: a 12-year registry analysis 

    Rugg, Christopher; Woyke, Simon; Ausserer, Julia; Voelckel, Wolfgang; Paal, Peter; Ströhle, Mathias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Background As pediatric patients are typically rare among helicopter emergency medical systems (HEMS), children might be at risk for oligo-analgesia due to the rescuer’s lack of experience and the fear of side ...
  • Cancer-related fatigue and treatment burden in surgically treated colorectal cancer patients – A cross-sectional study 

    Husebø, Anne Marie Lunde; Dalen, Ingvild; Søreide, Jon Arne; Bru, Edvin; Richardson, Alison (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Objective This cross-sectional study aimed to describe cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who were surgically treated with curative intent, identify subgroups at risk of elevated fatigue ...
  • Personalized medicine to improve treatment of dopa-responsive dystonia—a focus on tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency 

    Nygaard, Gyrid; Szigetvari, Peter D.; Grindheim, Ann Kari; Ruoff, Peter; Martinez, Aurora; Haavik, Jan; Kleppe, Rune; Flydal, Marte I. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) is a rare movement disorder associated with defective dopamine synthesis. This impairment may be due to the fact of a deficiency in GTP cyclohydrolase I (GTPCHI, GCH1 gene), sepiapterin ...
  • Adolescent vegetable consumption: the role of socioemotional family characteristics 

    Melbye, Elisabeth Lind; Hausken-Sutter, Solveig; Lien, Nanna; Bjelland, Mona (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-04-16)
    Objective: To describe associations between adolescents’ frequency of vegetable consumption, food parenting practices and socioemotional family characteristics, and to explore potential mediated relationships that may ...
  • Clinical and MRI findings in lumbar spinal stenosis: baseline data from the NORDSTEN study 

    Aaen, Jørn; Austevoll, Ivar Magne; Hellum, Christian; Storheim, Kjersti; Myklebust, Tor Åge; Banitalebi, Hasan; Anvar, Masoud; Brox, Jens Ivar; Weber, Clemens; Solberg, Tore; Grundnes, Oliver; Brisby, Helena; Indrekvam, Kari; Hermansen, Erland (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Purpose The aim was to describe magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients planned for lumbar spinal stenosis surgery. Further, to describe possible associations between MRI findings and patient characteristics with ...
  • Physicians' clinical experience and its association with healthcare quality: A systematised review 

    Ajmi, Soffien Chadli; Aase, Karina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Background and purpose There is conflicting evidence regarding whether physicians’ clinical experience affects healthcare quality. Knowing whether an association exists and which dimensions of quality might be affected can ...
  • The function of ritualized acts of memory making after death in the neonatal intensive care unit 

    Værland, Inger Emilie; Johansen, Anne Beth Gilja; Lavik, Marta Høyland (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    (1) Background: Some infants die shortly after birth, leaving both parents and nurses in grief. In the specific setting where the data were collected, the bereaved parents receive a scrapbook made by the nursing staff in ...
  • Combining in-situ simulation and live HEMS mission facilitator observation: a flexible learning concept 

    Bredmose, Per P.; Hagemo, Jostein Skjalg; Østergaard, Doris; Sollid, Stephen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Background Continuous medical education is essential in Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). In-situ simulation training makes it possible to train in a familiar environment. The use of a dedicated facilitator ...
  • The association between visual display terminal use and dry eye: a review 

    Fjærvoll, Haakon Kristoffer Olsen; Fjærvoll, Ketil Andreas Olsen; Magnø, Morten Scherven; Moschowits, Emily; Vehof, Jelle; Dartt, Darlene A.; Utheim, Tor Paaske (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-10)
    Background Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disease of the tear film and ocular surface. It causes ocular symptoms, reduced quality of life and a considerable economic burden on society. Prolonged use of visual ...
  • Childhood trauma, antipsychotic medication, and symptom remission in first-episode psychosis 

    Ottesen, Akiah; Hegelstad, Wenche; Joa, Inge; Ilner, Stein E. Opjordsmoen; Rund, Bjørn Rishovd; Røssberg, Jan Ivar; Simonsen, Erik; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Larsen, Tor Ketil; Haahr, Ulrik H.; McGlashan, T.H.; Friis, Svein; Melle, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Background To what extent psychotic symptoms in first-episode psychosis (FEP) with a history of childhood interpersonal trauma (CIT) are less responsive to antipsychotic medication is not known. In this longitudinal study, ...
  • Time-Based Decision Making for Reperfusion in Acute Ischemic Stroke 

    Grøan, Mathias; Ospel, Johanna; Ajmi, Soffien Chadli; Sandset, Else Charlotte; Kurz, Friedrich Martin Wilhelm; Skjelland, Mona; Advani, Rajiv (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Decision making in the extended time windows for acute ischemic stroke can be a complex and time-consuming process. The process of making the clinical decision to treat has been compounded by the availability of different ...
  • Addressing Patients’ Alcohol Consumption–A Population-Based Survey of Patient Experiences 

    Lid, Torgeir Gilje; Karlsson, Nadine; Thomas, Kristin; Skagerström, Janna; O'Donnell, Amy; Abidi, Latifa; Nilsen, Per (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Objectives: To identify the proportion of the population that had experienced that alcohol was addressed in health care the previous year, to explore experiences and perceived effects of addressing alcohol, and to investigate ...
  • DOPA Homeostasis by Dopamine: A Control-Theoretic View 

    Kleppe, Rune; Waheed, Qaiser; Ruoff, Peter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Dopamine (DA) is an important signal mediator in the brain as well as in the periphery. The term “dopamine homeostasis” occasionally found in the literature refers to the fact that abnormal DA levels can be associated with ...
  • Using the ‘huddle’ to enhance interprofessional teamwork among nursing students through a podcast: a qualitative and exploratory pilot study, 

    Aase, Ingunn; Tjoflåt, Ingrid; Urstad, Kristin Hjorthaug (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    Background Interprofessional teamwork is crucial for fostering healthcare performance and for minimizing adverse events. The daily huddle is an important arena for interprofessional interaction and communication between ...
  • Assessing short-term risk of ischemic stroke in relation to all prescribed medications 

    Janszky, Imre; Vardaxis, Ioannis; Lindqvist, Bo Henry; Horn, Jens; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Strand, Linn Beate; Bakken, Inger Johanne Landsjøåsen; Alsnes, Ingvild Vatten; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Ljung, Rickard; Mukamal, Kenneth J.; Sen, Abhijit (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
    We examined the short-term risk of stroke associated with drugs prescribed in Norway or Sweden in a comprehensive, hypothesis-free manner using comprehensive nation-wide data. We identified 27,680 and 92,561 cases with a ...
  • Lower circulating neuron-specific enolase concentrations in adults and adolescents with severe mental illness 

    Andreou, Dimitrios; Steen, Nils Eiel; Jørgensen, Kjetil Nordbø; Smelror, Runar Elle; Wedervang-Resell, Kirsten; Nerland, Stener; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Nærland, Terje; Myhre, Anne Margrethe; Joa, Inge; Reitan, Solveig Merete Klæbo; Vaaler, Arne; Morken, Gunnar; Bøen, Erlend; Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn; Boye, Birgitte; Malt, Ulrik Fredrik; Aukrust, Pål; Skrede, Silje; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Johnsen, Erik; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole; Ueland, Thor; Agartz, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-08)
    Background Both neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental abnormalities have been suggested to be part of the etiopathology of severe mental illness (SMI). Neuron-specific enolase (NSE), mainly located in the neuronal ...
  • Novel neonatal simulator provides high-fidelity ventilation training comparable to real-life newborn ventilation 

    Haynes, Joanna; Bjorland, Peder Aleksander; Gomo, Øystein; Ushakova, Anastasia; Rettedal, Siren; Perlman, Jeffrey M.; Ersdal, Hege Langli (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-10)
    Face mask ventilation of apnoeic neonates is an essential skill. However, many non-paediatric healthcare personnel (HCP) in high-resource childbirth facilities receive little hands-on real-life practice. Simulation training ...
  • Liquid Biopsies in Solid Cancers: Implementation in a Nordic Healthcare System 

    Nordgård, Oddmund; Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Lapin, Morten; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Kalland, Karl Henning; Kopperud, Reidun Kristin; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Tjensvoll, Kjersti; Gilje, Bjørnar; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Hovland, Randi (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-04)
    Liquid biopsies have emerged as a potential new diagnostic tool, providing detailed information relevant for characterization and treatment of solid cancers. We here present an overview of current evidence supporting the ...
  • Fear of missing out and binge-drinking among adolescents 

    Brunborg, Geir Scott; Skogen, Jens C.; Burdzovic Andreas, Jasmina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-07)
    Introduction No previous studies have examined the cross-sectional association between fear of missing out (FOMO) and binge-drinking among adolescents. The aim of the present study was: (i) to estimate the magnitude of ...

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