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BACKGROUND As studies on gastrointestinal neuroendocrine carcinoma (WHO G3) (GI-NEC) are limited, we reviewed clinical data to identify predictive and prognostic markers for advanced GI-NEC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from advanced GI-NEC patients diagnosed 2000-2009 were retrospectively registered at 12 Nordic hospitals. RESULTS The median(More)
BACKGROUND A randomized and controlled clinical study was performed to evaluate the use of neurofeedback (NF) to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. METHODS The ADHD population was selected from an outpatient clinic for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Norway. Ninety-one of the 275 children and(More)
The CXCL12-CXCR4 axis is proposed to mediate metastasis formation. In this study, we examined CXCL12, CXCR4 and the relative CXCL12-CXCR4 expression as prognostic factors in two cohorts of colon cancer patients. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH) were used to study CXCR4, CXCL12 and relative CXCL12-CXCR4 expression in tissue(More)
SETTING Despite a steep increase in the number of individuals treated for latent tuberculous infection (LTBI), few data are available on how treatment is implemented. OBJECTIVE To obtain baseline information on initiation and completion of treatment for LTBI in Norway in 2009. DESIGN A descriptive cross-sectional study. RESULTS All 721 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Autonomic symptoms are present in early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD), but evidence on how they are influenced by dopaminergic treatment remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of dopaminergic treatment on autonomic symptoms in early PD in a population-based cohort. METHODS A total of 171 drug-naive patients(More)
BACKGROUND A non-anatomic placement of the femoral and tibial tunnels may affect outcome in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions. Tunnel placements are validated with varying imaging modalities. We compared measurements of tunnel placements between radiographs, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a clinical setting,(More)
This paper examines the prevalence of multiple symptoms and the relationships between future expectations and multiple symptoms in a cross-sectional study of 100 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A questionnaire was used to examine the patients' symptoms of breathlessness, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, fatigue, and pain, and their(More)
BACKGROUND Music therapy (MT) has been shown to be efficacious for mental health care clients with various disorders such as schizophrenia, depression and substance abuse. Referral to MT in clinical practice is often based on other factors than diagnosis. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of resource-oriented MT for mental health care clients with low(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) among adolescents and to contrast the prevalence of TMD according to the DC/TMD clinical examination protocol versus the prevalence of pain related to TMD according to two screening questions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two hundred and ten adolescents living in(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) presents globally a significant health problem and health care workers (HCW) are at increased risk of contracting TB infection. There is no diagnostic gold standard for latent TB infection (LTBI), but both blood based interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) and the tuberculin skin test (TST) are used. According to the national(More)