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Ansgar Espeland

Professor
  • E-mailA.Espeland@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 97 38 98
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland Universitetssykehus Laboratoriebygget, 7. etg. Heis øst
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2020). The effect of infliximab in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the BackToBasic study): study protocol of a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Short tau inversion recovery MRI of Modic changes: a reliability study. Acta Radiologica Open. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Oedema on STIR modified the effect of amoxicillin as treatment for chronic low back pain with Modic changes-subgroup analysis of a randomized trial. European Radiology. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Facet arthropathy following disc replacement versus rehabilitation: A prospective study with 8-year follow-up. Spine. 1467-1475.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Cost–utility analysis of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes: results from a randomised, placebo-controlled trial in Norway (the AIM study) . BMJ Open. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Clinical effect modifiers of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes - Secondary analyses of a randomised, placebo-controlled trial (the AIM study). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Association of Modic change types and their short tau inversion recovery signals with clinical characteristics : a cross sectional study of chronic low back pain patients in the AIM-study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Facet arthropathy evaluation: CT or MRI? European Radiology. 4990-4998.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial. The BMJ. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Disc and nerve root findings on lumbar MRI with straightened v s flexed hips and knees - pilot study. British Journal of Radiology (BJR).
  • Show author(s) (2018). Five-year development of lumbar disc degeneration—a prospective study. Skeletal Radiology. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Adjacent disc degeneration after lumbar total disc replacement or non-operative Treatment: A randomized study with eight-year follow-up. Spine. 1695-1703.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Lumbar total disc replacement: predictors for long-term outcome. European spine journal. 709-718.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Fat in the lumbar multifidus muscles - predictive value and change following disc prosthesis surgery and multidiciplinary rehabilitation in patients With chronic low back pain and degenerative disc: 2-year follow-up of a randomized trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Antibiotic treatment In patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 596-607.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Single-session alcohol sclerotherapy of symptomatic liver cysts using 10-20 min of ethanol exposure: no recurrence at 2-16 years of follow-up. Abdominal Radiology. 1776-1781.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The role of imaging specialists as authors of systematic reviews on diagnostic and interventional imaging and its impact on scientific quality: Report from the EuroAIM evidence-based radiology working group. Radiology. 533-540.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The association between Modic changes and pain during 1-year follow-up in patients with lumbar radicular pain. Skeletal Radiology. 1271-1279.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Association between baseline IL-6 and 1-year recovery in lumbar radicular pain. European Journal of Pain. 1394-1401.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The MMP1 rs1799750 2G allele is associated with increased low back pain, sciatica, and disability after lumbar disk herniation. The Clinical Journal of Pain. 967-971.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Do more MRI findings imply worse disability or more intense low back pain? A cross-sectional study of candidates for lumbar disc prosthesis. Skeletal Radiology. 1593-1602.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Are two readers more reliable than one? A study of upper neck ligament scoring on magnetic resonance images. BMC Medical Imaging. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Standard 1.5-T MRI of endometrial carcinomas: modest agreement between radiologists. European Radiology. 1601-1611.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Reliability of change in lumbar MRI findings over time in patients with and without disc prosthesis-comparing two different image evaluation methods. Skeletal Radiology. 1547-1557.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Reliability of MRI findings in candidates for lumbar disc prosthesis. Neuroradiology. 699-707.
  • Show author(s) (2012). No effect of 6-month intake of glucosamine sulfate on Modic changes or high intensity zones in the lumbar spine: sub-group analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine (JNRBM).
  • Show author(s) (2012). Adjacent level degeneration and facet arthropathy after disc prosthesis surgery or rehabilitation in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative disc. Spine. 2063-2073.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Magnetic resonance imaging of the alar and transverse ligaments in acute whiplash-associated disorders 1 and 2 A cross-sectional controlled study. Spine. E434-E440.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Lumbar spine radiography - poor collimation practices after implementation of digital technology. British Journal of Radiology (BJR). 566-569.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Implementation of checklists in health care; learning from high-reliability organisations. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 7.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Follow-Up MR Imaging of the Alar and Transverse Ligaments after Whiplash Injury: A Prospective Controlled Study. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 1836-1841.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Double reading of radiological examinations in Norway. Acta Radiologica. 516-521.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Central nervous system lymphoma: Characteristic findings on traditional and advanced imaging. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 984-992.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Radiologists' responses to inadequate referrals. European Radiology. 1227-1233.
  • Show author(s) (2010). MRI of the transverse and alar ligaments in rheumatoid arthritis: feasibility and relations to atlantoaxial subluxation and disease activity. Neuroradiology. 215-223.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Clinicians' justification of imaging: do radiation issues play a role? Insight into Imaging. 193-200.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Checklists in the operating room: Help or hurdle? A qualitative study on health workers' experiences. BMC Health Services Research. 1 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Are MRI high-signal changes of alar and transverse ligaments in acute whiplash injury related to outcome? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • Show author(s) (2009). MRI of the alar and transverse ligaments in whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) grades 1–2: high-signal changes by age, gender, event and time since trauma. Neuroradiology. 227-235.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Do radiologists agree on the quality of computed tomography enterography? Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO). 353-360.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Do radiologists agree on the quality of computed tomography enterography? Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO). 353-360.
  • Show author(s) (2009). CT and MR imaging features of primary central nervous system lymphoma in Norway, 1989-2003. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 744-751.
  • Show author(s) (2008). AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma: a Norwegian national survey 1989-2003. BMC Cancer. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Magnetic resonance imaging of the knee in Norway 2002-2004 (national survey): rapid increase, older patients, large geographic differences. BMC Health Services Research. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Increasing incidence and continued dismal outcome of primary central nervous system lymphoma in Norway 1989-2003 - Time trends in a 15-year national survey. Cancer. 1803-1814.
  • Show author(s) (2007). General practitioners' views on radiology reports of plain radiography for back pain. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 15-19.
  • Show author(s) (2003). Factors affecting general practitioners’ decisions about plain radiography for back pain: implications for classification of guideline barriers - a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research.
  • Show author(s) (2003). Diagnostic value of radiography in cases of perinatal death: a population based study. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition. F521-F524.
Report
  • Show author(s) (2007). Nasjonale kliniske retningslinjer. Korsryggsmerter - med og uten nerverotaffeksjon. .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2011). Radiologists' reponses to inadequate referrals.
  • Show author(s) (2003). Bildediagnostiske problemer - rygg/columna.
  • Show author(s) (2003). Bildediagnostikk - rygg.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Imaging diagnostics. Help or annoyance?
  • Show author(s) (2000). Pasienters syn på viktighet og nytte av rtg LS-columna.
Editorial
  • Show author(s) (2001). Don't duck the evidence. Response to editorial. Spine. 1308.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) (2019). Disc and nerve root findings on lumbar MRI with straightened vs flexed hips and knees—pilot study. British Journal of Radiology (BJR).
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2009). Exponerad bildfält vid analog respective digital röntgenteknik.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2004). Plain radiography of the lumbosacral spine. Observer variation, patients' views, and referrals in general practice.
Poster
  • Show author(s) (2019). Lumbar MRI with straightened versus flexed hips and knees. Disc and nerve root findings. A pilot study. Muntlig presentasjon av E-poster.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Radiation knowledge, use of referral guidelines and referral practice among clinicians.
  • Show author(s) (2008). MRI of the alar and transverse ligaments in whiplach-associated disorders (WAD)grade 1-2: lesions by age, gender, event and time since the trauma.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2018). Modic changes-Their associations with low back pain and activity limitation: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE. 1-27.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Langvarige korsryggsmerter og MR-forandringer i ryggvirvlene :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2260-2263.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Bildediagnostikk ved nakke- og ryggsmerter :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2256-2259.

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