Frank Karlsen

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The oncogenic potential of the human papillomavirus (HPV) early genes E6 and E7 is well established and a source of interest with regard to HPV testing for cervical carcinoma. Here we present a study performed with 204 histologically confirmed invasive cervical squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) in which we evaluated the HPV E6 and E7 mRNA detection assay(More)
Monitoring human papillomavirus (HPV) E6/E7 mRNA expression may provide an accurate and informative diagnostic approach for detection of oncogene activity related to the development of severe dysplasia or cervical carcinoma. A multiplex nucleic acid sequence based amplification (NASBA) assay, utilizing molecular beacon probes for real-time detection was(More)
In this study, we investigated the presence of E6/E7 transcripts of seven common high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types in 190 cervical biopsies. The RNA-based real-time nucleic acid sequence-based amplification assay (NASBA) and type-specific PCR, both detecting HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58, as well as consensus PCR, were performed on all 190(More)
BACKGROUND Given the high burden of cervical cancer in low-income settings, there is a need for a convenient and affordable method for detecting and treating pre-cancerous lesions. METHODS Samples for comparing the accuracy of cytology, virology and histology were collected. Identification of HPV E6/E7 mRNA was performed using PreTect HPV-Proofer. HPV DNA(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke fourfold and is associated with a poor clinical outcome. Despite work-up in compliance with guidelines, up to one-third of patients have cryptogenic stroke (CS). The prevalence of asymptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in CS remains unknown. The SURPRISE project aimed at(More)
Several studies have focused on the role of p53 inactivation in cervical cancer, either by inactivating mutations in the TP53 gene or by degradation of the p53 protein by human papillomavirus (HPV). In this study, primary cervical carcinomas from 365 patients were analysed for presence of HPV using both consensus primer-sets and type-specific primer-sets.(More)
The paper presents the development of a "proof-of-principle" hands-free and self-contained diagnostic platform for detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) E6/E7 mRNA in clinical specimens. The automated platform performs chip-based sample preconcentration, nucleic acid extraction, amplification, and real-time fluorescent detection with minimal user(More)
In this paper, a passive planar micromixer with ellipse-like micropillars is proposed to operate in the laminar flow regime for high mixing efficiency. With a splitting and recombination (SAR) concept, the diffusion distance of the fluids in a micromixer with ellipse-like micropillars was decreased. Thus, space usage for micromixer of an automatic sample(More)
In the present work, the microfabricated impedance sensing array (MISA) unit, based on interdigitated microelectrodes (IDMEs) coated with nickel hexacyanoferrate (NiHCF) film, is presented as an alternative solution to detect pathogens. The NiHCF film, which provide a [Fe(CN)<inf>6</inf>]<sup>3-/4-</sup> probe-free redox reaction, was functionalized with(More)