• Patients with non-Sjögren's sicca report poorer general and oral health-related quality of life than patients with Sjögren's syndrome: a cross-sectional study 

      Tashbayev, Behzod; Garen, Torhild Oddveig; Palm, Øyvind; Chen, Xiangjun; Herlofson, Bente Brokstad; Young Vik, Alix Rosslyn; Hove, Lene Hystad; Rykke, Morten; Singh, Preet Bano; Aqrawi, Lara Adnan; Utheim, Øygunn Aass; Utheim, Tor Paaske; Jensen, Janicke Cecilie Liaaen (Scientific Reports;10, Article number: 2063 (2020), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-07)
      Understanding the impact of the disease on quality of life is crucial in patient management. In this cross-sectional study, general and oral health-related quality of life questionnaires, and thorough examinations of oral ...
    • Stem cell function is conserved during shortterm storage of cultured epidermal cell sheets at 12°C 

      Ringstad, Håkon; Reppe, Sjur; Schøyen, Tine Hiorth; Tønseth, Kim Alexander; Utheim, Tor Paaske; Jackson, Catherine (PLOS ONE;15 (5): e0232270, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-05-20)
      Transplantation of cultured epidermal cell sheets (CES) can be life-saving for patients with large area burns. CES have also been successfully used to regenerate eye and urethral epithelia in animal models. Short-term ...
    • Tear metabolomics in dry eye disease: A review 

      Yazdani, Mazyar; Elgstøen, Katja B. Prestø; Rootwelt, Helge; Shahdafar, Aboulghassem; Utheim, Øygunn Aass; Utheim, Tor Paaske (International Journal of Molecular Sciences;Volume 20, Issue 15, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-01)
      Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial syndrome that can be caused by alteration in the quality or quantity of the precorneal tear film. It is considered one of the most common ocular conditions leading patients to seek ...
    • Utility of Tear Osmolarity Measurement in Diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease 

      Tashbayev, Behzod; Utheim, Tor Paaske; Utheim, Øygunn Aass; Ræder, Sten; Jensen, Janicke Cecilie Liaaen; Yazdani, Mazyar; Lagali, Neil Satish; Vitelli, Valeria; Dartt, Darlene Ann; Chen, Xiangjun (Scientific Reports;10, Article number: 5542 (2020), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-26)
      The prevalence of dry eye disease is high worldwide and poses a great burden on patients’ daily lives. Accurate diagnosis of the disease is important, and it requires application of various methods. Hyperosmolarity is ...