Jorunn E Bratlie

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The current trend is to allow coeliac disease (CD) patients to introduce oats to their gluten free diet. We sought further data from the clinical setting with regards to oats consumption by coeliac patients. Several oat products were tested for wheat contamination using a commercial enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) kit, and six samples were examined by an(More)
BACKGROUND It has recently been hypothesized that bipolar disorders are associated with accelerated aging. Telomere dysfunction, a biomarker of aging, is determined by the load of short telomeres, rather than by the mean telomere length. To our knowledge, the load of short telomeres has not been reported in any psychiatric disorder. The aims of the study(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Adherence to gluten-free diet in self reported non-coeliac gluten sensitive subjects is scarcely researched. Objectives of the study were to compare dietary adherence in coeliac disease (CD) subjects and in non-coeliac gluten sensitive (NCGS) subjects, and to estimate gluten exposure based on weighed food records and analysis of gluten(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are colectomized in young age in order to avoid development of colorectal cancer. Because colectomy radically changes gastrointestinal physiology, and food avoidance may be present, colectomized patients may be at risk for nutritional deficiency. AIM OF THE STUDY to evaluate: (1) serum(More)
OBJECTIVE Coeliac disease is effectively treated with a gluten-free diet devoid of wheat, rye, barley and related cereals. Oats has until recently also been considered harmful but is now allowed in several countries. We have, however, identified three adult coeliac disease patients who developed a flare of active coeliac disease after ingestion of oats,(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) provides a model for sporadic colorectal cancer development. Cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition may ameliorate polyp development, but rofecoxib was withdrawn due to cardiovascular side effects. Although this selective COX-2 inhibitor, like diet, may alter the fatty acid and eicosanoid pattern, data on the potential(More)
A few familial adenomatous polyposis studies have focused upon faecal sterols and bile acids but none has analysed the fecal content of fatty acids. We report here findings of an observational study on 29 colectomized familial adenomatous polyposis patients that describe the fecal content of fatty acids, and relate this to the proportions of fatty acids and(More)
Carcinoid cell cultures were established from primary tumours and liver and mesenteric metastases. The cells continued to produce serotonin for up to 6 months. Cells from different tumours showed different properties. In most wells carcinoid cells grew on a layer of fibroblasts. The tendency to co-culture seemed to be less marked in cells from liver biopsy(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare three different D-xylose test modalities for small intestinal malabsorption, using patients with celiac disease and healthy persons as experimental models. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-one untreated celiac patients, 98 treated celiac patients, and 43 healthy subjects performed the (13)C-D-xylose breath test.(More)
OBJECTIVES:The objective of this study was to study the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and histopathology in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) as well as linking the findings to GI infections and markers of systemic immune activation.METHODS:In this cross-sectional study, we addressed GI symptoms in 103 patients and GI(More)