Taran Søberg

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OBJECTIVES To compare cure rates of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, ulcer healing, and side effects of three simplified regimens of triple therapy in patients with peptic ulcer disease. METHODS Two hundred thirty-one patients were prospectively randomized to receive either regimen OAM (omeprazole 20 mg b.i.d., amoxicillin 750 mg b.i.d., and(More)
BACKGROUND Self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) are commonly used in the palliative treatment of malignant gastrointestinal (GI) obstructions with favorable short-term outcome. Data on long-term outcome are scarce, however. AIM To evaluate long-term outcome after palliative stent treatment of malignant GI obstruction. METHOD Between October 2006 and April(More)
The clinical effect of stent treatment has been evaluated by mainly physicians; only a limited number of prospective studies have used patient-reported outcomes for this purpose. The aim of this work was to study the clinical effect of self-expanding metal stents in treatment of malignant gastrointestinal obstructions, as evaluated by patient-reported(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and side effects of standard bismuth triple therapy with those of omeprazole-based triple therapy in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection and duodenal ulcer disease. METHODS One hundred patients were prospectively recruited and randomized to receive either bismuth subnitrate 75 mg q.i.d., oxytetracycline 500 mg(More)
The prevalence of left ventricular (LV) thrombosis and incidence of arterial embolism after acute anterior myocardial infarction (AAMI) treated with streptokinase 1.5 x 10(6) IU intravenously was studied in 136 patients enrolled consecutively in five cardiological centres. Adjunctive antithrombotic therapy was administered according to the routine of each(More)
To study left ventricular thrombus (LVT) formation and arterial embolism (AE), 106 consecutive patients with a first acute anterior myocardial infarction (AAMI) underwent two-dimensional echocardiography before discharge. Repeated assessments for detection of AE were performed. Patients were non-randomly allocated to either no heparin, low-dose heparin or(More)
BACKGROUND Many drugs increase the risk for gastroduodenal ulcer bleeding. The aim of this study was to investigate Helicobacter pylori infection and drug use in patients who had gastroduodenal ulcer bleeding in 2002 or 2007, and possible differences between the periods. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with gastroduodenal ulcer bleeding were prospectively(More)
The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with sustainable behaviour change among persons at increased risk for future cardiovascular disease. A qualitative approach based on focus group interviews was used. Twenty-five men aged 62-71 years who participated in the Oslo Study Diet and Anti-smoking Trial were interviewed in four focus groups.(More)
OBJECTIVE Colonoscopy is the method of choice for examining patients with lower gastrointestinal symptoms. The procedure is, however, in many cases, associated with pain and impaired compliance. Magnetic endoscopic imaging (MEI) generates a three-dimensional image of the colonoscope on a computer screen which may enable the colonoscopist to avoid looping,(More)