Trygve Syversveen

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Chronic allograft nephropathy characterized by interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy is a major cause of renal transplant failure. Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) quantification is a promising noninvasive method for assessing tissue stiffness. We evaluated if the method could reveal renal transplant fibrosis. In a prospective study, 30 adult(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) receptor pre-mRNA is alternatively spliced in human tissue to produce three splice variants, h5-HT7(a), h5-HT7(b) and h5-HT7(d), which differ only in their carboxyl terminal tails. Using membranes from transiently and stably transfected HEK293 cells expressing the three recombinant h5-HT7 splice variants we compared(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) increases human heart rate and atrial contractile force and hastens atrial relaxation through 5-HT4 receptors. Moreover, 5-HT may be arrhythmogenic and give rise to atrial fibrillation. It is not clear which splice variant(s) of the 5-HT4 receptor is expressed and mediates these effects of 5-HT in the human heart. Previous studies(More)
Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) quantification estimates tissue elasticity by measuring shear-wave velocity (SWV) and has been applied to various organs. We evaluated the impact of variations in the transducer force applied to the skin on the SWV ultrasound measurements in kidney transplant cortex and ARFI’s ability to detect fibrosis in kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Formation of lymphocele (accumulation of lymphatic fluid) is a common surgical complication following kidney transplantation. This open randomized trial evaluated the effect of prophylactic fenestration on lymphocele formation. METHODS Adult recipients of kidney grafts from deceased donors were randomized to undergo peritoneal fenestration(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) characterized by interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy is a major cause of renal transplant failure. The diagnosis can currently only be verified by a graft biopsy. PURPOSE To evaluate whether non-invasive dynamic color Doppler sonographic parenchymal perfusion measurements are different in grafts with(More)
INTRODUCTION There is an uncertainty whether total inflammation in early protocol kidney graft biopsies is associated with fibrosis progression. We investigated whether total inflammation, both in fibrotic and non-fibrotic areas, at week 6 would predict fibrosis progression at one yr post-transplant. METHODS We included 156 single adult ABO compatible(More)
UNLABELLED There is a need to determine biomarkers reflecting disease activity and prognosis in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). We evaluated the prognostic utility of the enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF) score in Norwegian PSC patients. Serum samples were available from 305 well-characterized large-duct PSC patients, 96 ulcerative colitis patients, and(More)
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