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1. Bjertness E, Nijem K, Husseini A, Giacaman R, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Kristensen P. 15 years of cooperation in research and higher education between the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, and Palestinian institutions. Lancet 2010; 375:  (accessed 19.08.2010).

2. Jaradat Y, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Lien L, Kristensen P, Bast-Pettersen R, Stigum H. Effect of shift work on mental health of Palestinian nurses: a comparative study. Lancet 2010; 375:  (accessed 19.08.2010).

3. Sham'a F, Skogstad M, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Kristensen P. Lung function and respiratory symptoms in male Palestinian farmers. Lancet 2010; 375:  (accessed 19.08.2010).

4. Nemer M , Skogstad M, Nijem K, Kristensen P, Bjertness E. Lung function, respiratory symptoms, skin problems and chemical exposures – A cross-sectional study among female hairdressers in Hebron City, Palestine. Lancet 2010; 375:  (accessed 19.08.2010).

5. Issa YY, Sallmén M, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Kristensen P. Fecundability in newly married couples in agricultural villages in the occupied Palestinian territory: a prospective study. Lancet 2010; 375:  (accessed 19.08.2010).

6. Issa Y, Sallme´n M, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Kristensen P. Fecundability among newly married couples in agricultural villages in Palestine: a prospective study. Human Reproduction
2010 Hum Reprod. 2010 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20519244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

7. Abu Sham’a F, Skogstad M, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Kristensen P. Lung Function and Respiratory Symptoms in Male Palestinian Farmers. Arch Environ Occup Health 2010 Oct-Dec;65(4):191-200

8. Husseini A, Abu-Rmeileh NM, Mikki N, Ramahi TM, Ghosh HA, Barghuthi N, Khalili M, Bjertness E, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Jervell J. Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and cancer in the occupied Palestinian territory. Lancet 2009 Mar 21;373(9668):1041-9.

9. Giacaman R, Khatib R, Shabaneh L, Ramlawi A, Sabri B, Sabatinelli G, Khawaja M, Laurance T. Health status and health services in the occupied Palestinian territory. Lancet 2009 Mar 7;373(9666):837-849.

10. Rahim HF, Wick L, Halileh S, Hassan-Bitar S, Chekir H, Watt G, Khawaja M.Maternal and child health in the occupied Palestinian territory. Lancet. 2009 Mar 14;373(9667):967-77.

11. Batniji R, Rabaia Y, Nguyen-Gillham V, Giacaman R, Sarraj E, Punamaki RL, Saab H, Boyce W. Health as human security in the occupied Palestinian territory. Lancet. 2009 Mar 28;373(9669):1133-43.

12. Mataria A, Khatib R, Donaldson C, Bossert T, Hunter DJ, Alsayed F, Moatti JP. The health-care system: an assessment and reform agenda. Lancet. 2009 Apr 4;373(9670):1207-17.

13. Mikki N, Abdul-Rahim H, Awartani F, Holmboe-Ottesen G. Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of stunting, underweight, and overweight among Palestinian school adolescents (13-15 years) in two major governorates in the West Bank. BMC Public Health. 2009; 9, 485

14. Mikki N, Abdul-Rahim H, Stigum H, Holmboe-Ottesen G. Anaemia prevalence and associated sociodemographic and dietary factors among Palestinian adolescents in the West Bank. EMHJ (accepted 2009).

15. Mikki N, Abdul-Rahim H, Shi Z, Holmboe-Ottesen G. Dietary habits of Palestinian adolescents and associated socio-demographic characteristics in Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron governorates. Public Health Nutrition Journal (ccepted 2010)

16. Ramahi T, Khawaja M, Abu-Rmeileh NME. Socioeconomic Disparities in Heart disease in the Republic of Lebanon: Findings from a Population-based Study. Heart Asia (accepted 2009).

17. Abudayya AH, Stigum H, Shi Z, Abed Y, Holmboe-Ottesen G. Sociodemographic correlates of food habits among school adolescents (12-15 year) in north Gaza Strip. BMC Public Health 2009 Jun 15;9(1):185.

18. Abudayya AH, Shi Z, Abed Y, Holmboe-Ottesen G. Diet, nutritional status and school performance among adolescents in Gaza Strip. EMHJ (Accepted 2009).

19. Hassan-Bitar S. and Narrainen S. “Shedding light on the challenges faced by Palestinian Maternal Health Care Providers”. Midwifery 2009, doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2009.05.007.

20. Nahed Mikki, Nivin A. Rmeileh, Laura Wick, Nihad A. Asab and Hassan-Bitar S. Caesarean delivery rates, determinants and indications in Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem 1993 and 2002. EMHJ 2009; 15 (4): 868-878.                                                 

21. Nijem K, Al Amlah S. Serorevalence and associated risk factors of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Hebron District. EMHJ 2009; 15: 1278-1284.

22. Abu Sham’a F, Skogstad M, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Kristensen P. Lung Function and Respiratory Symptoms in Male Palestinian Farmers. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health (accepted 2009).

23. Issa Y, Sallmén M, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Kristensen P. Fecundability among newly married couples in agricultural villages in Palestine: a prospective study.  Human Reproduction (submitted 2009).

24. Abudayya AH, Thoresen M, Abed Y, Holmboe-Ottesen G. Overweight, stunting, and anemia are public health problems among low socioeconomic groups in school adolescents (12-15 years) in the North Gaza Strip. NutritionResearch 2007;27(12):762-71.

25. Nijem K I, Kristensen P, Khatib A, Bjertness. Application of different statistical methods to estimate relative risk for self-reported health complains among shoe factory workers exposed to organic solvents and plastic compounds. Nor J Epidemiol 2005; 15 (1): 111-116.

26. Abdul-Rahim H, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Stene LCM, Husseini A, Giacaman R, Jervell J, Bjertness E. Obesity in a rural and urban Palestinian West Bank population. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Jan;27(1):140-6.

27. Husseini A, Abdul-Rahim H, Awartani F, Giacaman R, Jervell J , Bjertness E. Selected factors associated with Diabetes Mellitus in a rural Palestinian community. Med Sci Monit. 2003 May;9(5):CR181-5.

28. Afana A H, Dalgard O S, Bjertness E, Grünfeld B. The ability of general practioners to detect mental health problems among primary care patients in a stressful environment: Gaza Strip. J Public Health Med. 2002 Dec;24(4):326-31.

29. Abdul-Rahim H, Husseini A, Giacaman R, Awartani F, Jervell J, Bjertness E. Diabetes mellitus in an urban Palestinian population: prevalence and associated factors. EMHJ 2001; 7: 67-78.

30. Abdul-Rahim H, Abu-Rmeileh N, Husseini A, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Jervell J, Bjertness E. Obesity and selected co-morbidities in an urban Palestinian population. Int J Obesity 2001; 25: 1736-1740.

31. Nijem K I, Kristensen P, Khatib A, Takrori F, Bjertness. Prevalence of neuropsychiatric and mucous membrane irritation complaints among Palestinian shoe factory workers exposed to organic solvents and plastic compounds. Am J Industrial Med 2001;40: 192-198.

32. Nijem K I, Kristensen P, Thorud S, Khatib A, Takrori F, Bjertness E. Solvent exposure in shoe factories and workshops of Hebron City, West Bank. Int J Occup Environ Health 2001; 7: 182-188.

33. Stene LCM, Giacaman R, Abdul-Rahim H, Husseini A, Norum KR, Holmboe-Ottesen G.  Obesity and associated factors in a Palestinian West Bank village population. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001; 55, 805-811.

34. Abdul-Rahim H, Husseini A, Bjertness E, Giacaman R, Gordon NH, Jervell J. The Metabolic Syndrome in the West Bank Population: an Urban-Rural Comparison. Diabetes Care 2001; 24: 275-279.

35. Afana A, Dalgard O, Bjertness E, Grünfeld B, El-Sarraj E. The Attitudes of Palestinian Primary Health Care Professionals in the Gaza Strip towards mental illness. Egypt J Psychiat 2000; 23: 101-111.

36. Nijem K I, Kristensen P, Khatib A, Rabbá J, Takrori F, Bjertness E. Prevalence of Self-Reported Health Complaints among Shoe workshop Workers Exposed to Organic Solvents in Hebron City, West Bank: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Med Lav 2000; 91:206-216.

37. Husseini A, Abdul-Rahim H, Awartani F, Jervell J , Bjertness E. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) in Rural Palestine. EMHJ 2000; 6: 1039-1045.

38. Husseini A, Abdul-Rahim H, Awartani F, Giacaman R, Jervell J, Bjertness E. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Impaired Glucose Tolerance and associated Factors in a Rural Palestinian Village. Diabet Med 2000; 17: 746-748.

39. Husseini A, Abdul-Rahim H, Awartani F, Giacaman R, Jervell J,  Bjertness E. The Utility of a Single Glucometer Measurement of Fasting Capillary Blood Glucose (FCBG) in the Prevalence Determination of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in an Urban Adult Palestinian Population. Scand J Lab Invest 2000; 60: 457-462.

40. Stene LCM, Giacaman R, Abdul-Rahim H, Husseini A, Norum KR, Holmboe-Ottesen G. Food consumption patterns in a Palestinian West Bank population. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1999; 53: 953-958.

41. Bjertness E. En oppfordring til lesere av Tidene. Nor Tannlegeforen Tid 1995; 105 (L).

42. Bjertness E. Hjelp til oppbygging av bibliotek i Gaza. Nor J Epidemiol 1995; 5 (2) (L).

43. Smith L, Bjertness E. A challenge to the Lancet readers. Lancet 1995; 346: 312 (L).

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