Oslo University Hospital awards 6 excellent articles

A new research prize has been introduced by Oslo University Hospital. Every half-year, six of the very best papers authored by scientists working on the hospital (first or last author must be affiliated to OUS) are selected.
The awarded articles from the first half-year of 2011 have now been announced. These have been chosen among 19 nominated papers, and have gained considerable international scientific impact.

The six selected scientific papers from Oslo University Hospital for the first half-year of 2011:

Right ventricular mechanical dispersion is related to malignant arrhythmias: a study of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and subclinical right ventricular dysfunction.
Sarvari SI, Haugaa KH, Anfinsen OG, Leren TP, Smiseth OA, Kongsgaard E, Amlie JP, Edvardsen T.
Eur Heart J. 2011 May;32(9):1089-96.

ALKBH8-mediated formation of a novel diastereomeric pair of wobble nucleosides in mammalian tRNA.
van den Born E, Vågbø CB, Songe-Møller L, Leihne V, Lien GF, Leszczynska G, Malkiewicz A, Krokan HE, Kirpekar F, Klungland A, Falnes PØ.
Nat Commun. 2011 Feb 1;2:172.

Surgery with disc prosthesis versus rehabilitation in patients with low back pain and degenerative disc: two year follow-up of randomised study.
Hellum C, Johnsen LG, Storheim K, Nygaard OP, Brox JI, Rossvoll I, Rø M, Sandvik L, Grundnes O; Norwegian Spine Study Group.
BMJ. 2011 May 19;342:d2786. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2786.

The angiotensin-receptor blocker candesartan for treatment of acute stroke (SCAST): a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.
Sandset EC, Bath PM, Boysen G, Jatuzis D, Kõrv J, Lüders S, Murray GD, Richter PS, Roine RO, Terént A, Thijs V, Berge E; SCAST Study Group.
Lancet. 2011 Feb 26;377(9767):741-50.

Increased systemic cortisol metabolism in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: a mechanism for increased stress vulnerability?
Steen NE, Methlie P, Lorentzen S, Hope S, Barrett EA, Larsson S, Mork E, Almås B, Løvås K, Agartz I, Melle I, Berg JP, Andreassen OA.
J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Feb 8.

Genome-wide association analysis in primary sclerosing cholangitis identifies two non-HLA susceptibility loci.
Melum E, Franke A, Schramm C, Weismüller TJ, Gotthardt DN, Offner FA, Juran BD, Laerdahl JK, Labi V, Björnsson E, Weersma RK, Henckaerts L, Teufel A, Rust C, Ellinghaus E, Balschun T, Boberg KM, Ellinghaus D, Bergquist A, Sauer P, Ryu E, Hov JR, Wedemeyer J, Lindkvist B, Wittig M, Porte RJ, Holm K, Gieger C, Wichmann HE, Stokkers P, Ponsioen CY, Runz H, Stiehl A, Wijmenga C, Sterneck M, Vermeire S, Beuers U, Villunger A, Schrumpf E, Lazaridis KN, Manns MP, Schreiber S, Karlsen TH.
Nat Genet. 2011 Jan;43(1):17-9.

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