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  • Vagnildhaug, Ola M; Brunelli, Cinzia; Hjermstad, Marianne J; Strasser, Florian; Baracos, Vickie; Wilcock, Andrew; Nabal, Maria; Kaasa, Stein; Laird, Barry; Solheim, Tora S (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Background Early intervention against cachexia necessitates a predictive model. The aims of this study were to identify predictors of cachexia development and to create and evaluate accuracy of a predictive ...
  • Dolan, Ross D.; Laird, Barry J.A.; Klepstad, Pål; Kaasa, Stein; Horgan, Paul G.; Paulsen, Ørnulf; McMillan, Donald C. (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    The role of cytokines in the systemic inflammatory response (SIR) is now well established. This is in keeping with the role of the SIR in tumorigenesis, malignant spread, and the development of cachexia. However, the ...
  • Løhre, Erik Torbjørn; Thronæs, Morten; Brunelli, Cinzia; Kaasa, Stein; Klepstad, Pål (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Purpose A clinical care pathway for pain management in a palliative care unit was studied with outcomes related to patients, physicians, and health care service. Mandatory use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) ...
  • Vagnildhaug, Ola Magne; Blum, David; Wilcock, Andrew; Fayers, Peter; Strasser, Florian; Baracos, Vickie E.; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Kaasa, Stein; Laird, Barry J; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background: A body mass index (BMI) adjusted weight loss grading system (WLGS) is related to survival in patients with cancer. The aim of this study was to examine the applicability of the WLGS by confirming its prognostic ...
  • Sommerbakk, Ragni; Haugen, Dagny Faksvåg; Tjora, Aksel; Kaasa, Stein; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    Background Implementation of quality improvements in palliative care (PC) is challenging, and detailed knowledge about factors that may facilitate or hinder implementation is essential for success. One part of the EU-funded ...
  • Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Laird, Barry J. A.; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Bye, Asta; Stene, Guro Birgitte; Baracos, Vickie; Strasser, Florian; Griffiths, Gareth; Maddocks, Matthew; Fallon, Marie; Kaasa, Stein; Fearon, Kenneth (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterised by an ongoing loss of skeletal muscle mass that cannot be fully reversed by conventional nutritional support alone. Cachexia has a high prevalence in cancer and a ...
  • Berger, Ola; Grønberg, Bjørn H; Loge, Jon H; Kaasa, Stein; Sand, Kari (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Background Knowledge about disease and treatment is necessary before patients can consent to treatment. One of the few established instruments for evaluating whether sufficient information has been provided, ...
  • Frydenberg, Hanne; Harsem, Nina Kittelsen; Ofigsbø, Åsa; Skoglund, Hanne; Brandengen, Morten; Kaasa, Stein; Guren, Marianne (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
  • Jacobsen, Ellisiv Lærum; Bye, Asta; Aass, Nina Kathrine; Fosså, Sophie Dorothea; Grotmol, Kjersti Støen; Kaasa, Stein; Loge, Jon Håvard; Moum, Torbjørn Åge; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
  • Grotmol, Kjersti Støen; Lie, Hanne Cathrine; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Aass, Nina Kathrine; Currow, David; Kaasa, Stein; Moum, Torbjørn Åge; Pigni, Alessandra; Loge, Jon Håvard (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / SubmittedVersion, 2017)
    Context Quality of life (QoL) and depression are important patient-reported outcomes in cancer care. However, the relative importance of depression severity in predicting QoL remains unclear because of few methodologically ...
  • Landmark, Tormod; Dale, Ola; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Woodhouse, Astrid; Kaasa, Stein; Borchgrevink, Petter Chr. (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Background: Epidemiological studies of chronic pain frequently report high prevalence estimates. However, there is little information about the development and natural course of chronic pain. Methods: We followed a random ...
  • Landmark, Tormod; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Butler, Stephen; Kaasa, Stein; Borchgrevink, Petter Chr. (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is common and associated with loss of functioning and health. Subjects with chronic nonwidespread pain (CnWP) are at increased risk of developing CWP, but few studies have described the nature ...
  • Hølen, Jacob C; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Fayers, Peter M; Hjermstad, Marianne J; Loge, Jon H; Kaasa, Stein (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2007)
    Background The Doloplus-2 is used for behavioural pain assessment in cognitively impaired patients. Little data exists on the psychometric properties of the Doloplus-2. Our objectives were to test the ...
  • Tøndel, Hanne; Lund, Jo-Åsmund; Lydersen, Stian; Wanderås, Anne Dybdahl; Aksnessæther, Bjørg Yksnøy; Jensen, Christer André; Kaasa, Stein; Solberg, Arne (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Background Erectile dysfunction is a common side effect of prostate cancer (PC) therapy. In this randomized study (The RIC-study) we used patient reported outcomes to evaluate sexual function 18 months after combined ...
  • Bye, Asta; Meli, Kari; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Laird, Barry J; Kaasa, Stein; Stene, Guro Birgitte; Balstad, Trude Rakel (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Background & aims The aim of this study was to test how well the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) question about food intake correlates with a well-established measurement of food intake. Furthermore, ...
  • Brenne, Anne-Tove; Knudsen, Anne Kari; Raj, Sunil Xavier; Skjelvan, Laila Strand; Lund, Jo-Åsmund; Thronæs, Morten; Løhre, Erik Torbjørn; Hågensen, Liv Ågot; Brunelli, Cinzia; Kaasa, Stein (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Introduction Early access to cancer palliative care is recommended. Descriptions of structures and processes of outpatient palliative care clinics operated within smaller hospitals are scarce. This paper presents the ...
  • Kurita, Geana Paula; Ekholm, Ola; Kaasa, Stein; Klepstad, Pål; Skorpen, Frank; Sjøgren, Per (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    Background and purpose The effects of single‐nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP s) on the cognitive function of opioid‐treated patients with cancer until now have not been explored, but they could potentially be related to ...
  • Kaasa, Stein; Loge, Jon Håvard; Aapro, Matti S.; Albreht, Tit; Anderson, Rebecca; Bruera, Eduardo; Brunelli, Cinzia; Caraceni, Augusto; Cervantes, Andres; Currow, David C.; Deliens, Luc; Fallon, Marie; Gomez-Batiste, Xavier; Grotmol, Kjersti Støen; Hannon, Breffni; Haugen, Dagny Faksvåg; Higginson, Irene J; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Hui, David; Jordan, Karin; Kurita, Geana Paula; Larkin, Philip J; Miccinesi, Guido; Nauck, Friedemann; Pribakovic, Rade; Rodin, Gary; Sjøgren, Per; Stone, Patrick C; Zimmermann, Camilla; Lundeby, Tonje (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Full integration of oncology and palliative care relies on the specific knowledge and skills of two modes of care: the tumour-directed approach, the main focus of which is on treating the disease; and the host-directed ...
  • Kaasa, Stein; Knudsen, Anne Kari; Lundeby, Tonje; Loge, Jon Håvard (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    With the groundbreaking work of three Milan professors—Bonadonna, Veronesi, and Ventafridda—in the 1980s as the starting point, this article aims to shed light on the potential benefits of a closer and more formal integration ...
  • Jacobsen, Ellisiv Lærum; Bye, Asta; Aass, Nina Kathrine; Fosså, Sophie Dorothea; Grotmol, Kjersti Støen; Kaasa, Stein; Loge, Jon Håvard; Moum, Torbjørn Åge; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Purpose Reference values for patient-reported outcome measures are useful for interpretation of results from clinical trials. The study aims were to collect Norwegian SF-36 reference values and compare with data from ...