Jorunn Havnen

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UNLABELLED Early identification of wheezing children with an increased risk of recurrent wheezing or subsequent asthma is important. The aim of the study was to determine the role of markers of eosinophil activation, along with other parameters, in the prediction of recurrent wheezing and allergic sensitization in children with early and severe wheezing. We(More)
Fluticasone propionate is a synthetic steroid for use by the inhaled route. It's high topical potency and low systemic bioavailability make it suitable for use in asthmatic children. A total of 258 children were randomised in a double-blind study to receive fluticasone propionate (50 μg bd) as the dry powder formulation inhaled via a Diskhaler inhaler, or(More)
Twenty children, ranging in age from 1--9 years, and one adult suffering from epiglottis acuta were treated with nasotracheal intubation performed under general anaesthesia and with ampicillin. Clinical cure was obtained in all cases with a mean intubation time of 34 hours. The diagnosis, epiglottis acuta, was suspected by the referring physician in 10(More)
We examined 1,541 consecutive serum samples from 707 children with suspected food intolerance and 32 with treated celiac disease (CD) for IgG and IgA antibody reactivities to antigens from gluten, egg, and cow's milk by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Samples from 72 patients showed increased IgA and/or IgG reactivity to gluten antigens; four(More)
A multi-center, double-blind, randomized dose-response study was performed to assess the effect of 3 months of treatment with two different doses of inhaled nebulized budesonide in children with acute recurrent bronchial obstruction (BO) causing hospitalization. Steroid-naive children younger than 18 months were included when admitted to hospital because of(More)
more allergens showed a higher incidence of raised IgE in serum (52%) than those reacting to only one allergen (23%), whereas only 1 of the 10 children in whom allergy investigation proved negative had raised serum IgE. In children where bronchial asthma was the only atopic disease, the incidence of raised serum IgE was low (14%), whereas high incidences(More)
BACKGROUND Bile duct cysts are rare and of uncertain origin. Most have been reported in young females of Asian descent, but an increasing number have occurred in Western adults. METHODS A Medline literature search was performed to locate articles on the pathophysiological concepts, clinical behaviour and management controversies pertaining to bile duct(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric diverticulum is a rare and frequently asymptomatic condition. Symptoms include vague pain, fullness, dyspepsia, vomiting, hemorrhage and perforation. Occasionally, the patient can present with belching and oral fetor. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a 58-year-old woman with a gastric diverticulum who was suffering from a socially(More)
more allergens showed a higher incidence of raised IgE in serum (52%) than those reacting to only one allergen (23%), whereas only 1 of the 10 children in whom allergy investigation proved negative had raised serum IgE. In children where bronchial asthma was the only atopic disease, the incidence of raised serum IgE was low (14%), whereas high incidences(More)