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Urinary Clara cell protein and alpha 1-microglobulin – biomarkers of changes in kidney and airway function
Validated biomarkers are useful tools for screening large populations. The benefit of screening may be improved risk assessment or early indications of adverse effects before detection or onset of symptoms. Screening is ...
Bone mineral density in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
Low bone mineral density (BMD) has been highlighted as a potential problem in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the westernized world. The mechanisms ...
Orofacial dysfunctions in children and adolescents with myotonic dystrophy type 1 - evaluation and intervention
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a slowly progressive neuromuscular disease. The overall aim of this thesis was primarily to describe the characteristics, prevalence, and development of orofacial functions in a group of ...
Inflammatory mediator response to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in vitro and in middle ear infections
Based on the structure of the cell wall, bacteria are divided into Gram-positive and Gram-negative. While the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria is thick, the cell wall of Gram-negatives is very thin and surrounded by an ...
Exahaled NO and small airway function in asthma and cystic fibrosis
Background: Asthma and cystic fibrosis (CF) are chronic inflammatory airway disorders known to involve the peripheral airways. Non-invasive tests sensitive to peripheral airway function and inflammation are therefore of ...