Birgit Margrethe Falch

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Vitamin D induces the expression of antimicrobial peptides with activity against Staphylococcus aureus. Thus, we studied the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and S. aureus nasal colonization and carriage. Nasal swabs, blood samples and clinical data from 2,115 women and 1,674 men, aged 30–87 years, were collected in the Tromsø Staph(More)
BACKGROUND Maggots' ability to prevent infections and promote wound healing has been known since the 19th century. Increasing problems with treatment-resistant wounds and antibiotic-resistant bacteria has aroused interest in maggot therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Literature on maggot therapy - identified through a non-systematic search of Pubmed - was(More)
The expression of the melanoma-associated antigen p250 on thermotolerant cells and the effect of a second heat dose on the antigen expression have been measured by flow cytometry. The human melanoma cell line FME was heated at 43.5 degrees C for 120 min after a priming heat dose at 43.5 degrees C for 20, 40 or 60 min. Cells preheated at 43.5 degrees C for(More)
1 Sir: W read with interest the article by Datli et al.1 on closure of defects with large dead spaces on the posterior trunk. The authors made a valuable contribution with their technique for closure of these defects. They stress that complete debridement and obliteration of dead space with well-vascularized tissue should be one of the primary concerns to(More)
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