Marianne Voll-Aanerud

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AIMS The aim of this report from a general population sample was to examine the association of respiratory symptoms and COPD severity with HRQoL (health related quality of life). METHODS In a general population study in 1996-1997, of 3181 invited subjects aged 26-81 years, a total of 2405 returned postal questionnaires on respiratory symptoms and attended(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is an antimicrobial peptide that could be involved in the pathogenesis of COPD. This study aimed to measure the plasma levels of NGAL in a large cohort of patients with COPD and control subjects and examine the levels of NGAL by COPD characteristics. METHODS The study included 402 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory symptoms are common in the general population, and their presence is related to Health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The objective was to describe the association of respiratory symptoms with HRQoL in subjects with and without asthma or COPD and to investigate the role of atopy, bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), and lung(More)
BACKGROUND For a number of chronic diseases, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become an important outcome measure. Little data are available on how incidence, remission, or persistence of respiratory symptoms affect HRQoL. METHODS The Hordaland County Cohort Study was conducted between 1985 and 1997, and comprised 3,786 subjects, randomly(More)
INTRODUCTION Variation of blood gas levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients has not been extensively reported and there is limited knowledge about predictors of chronic respiratory failure in COPD patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify predictors of hypoxemia, hypercapnia and increased alveolar-arterial oxygen(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an increasingly important outcome measure in medical research. We wanted to evaluate how adjustment for potential confounders affected the relationship between HRQoL and asthma. Furthermore, we wanted to evaluate the relationship of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) with HRQoL. METHODS We carried out a(More)
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