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Ansgar Espeland

  • E-maila.espeland@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland Universitetssykehus Laboratoriebygget, 7. etg. Heis øst
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Longitudinal Relationship Between Reduced Modic Change Edema and Disability and Pain in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain. Spine. 1699-1708.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Long-Term Use of Amoxicillin Is Associated with Changes in Gene Expression and DNA Methylation in Patients with Low Back Pain and Modic Changes. Antibiotics. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Cytokine Patterns as Predictors of Antibiotic Treatment Effect in Chronic Low Back Pain with Modic Changes: Subgroup Analyses of a Randomized Trial (AIM Study). Journal of Pain Research. 1713-1724.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Reliability of preoperative MRI findings in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Minimal important change was on the lower spectrum of previous estimates and responsiveness was sufficient for core outcomes in chronic low back pain. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 75-87.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Dixon T2 imaging of vertebral bone edema: reliability and comparison with short tau inversion recovery. Acta Radiologica. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Correlation between gene expression and MRI STIR signals in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes indicates immune involvement. Scientific Reports. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Apparent diffusion coefficient values in Modic changes – interobserver reproducibility and relation to Modic type. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Amoxicillin did not Reduce Modic Change Oedema in Patients with Chronic Low Back pain - subgroup Analyses of a Randomised Trial (the AIM study). Spine.
  • Show author(s) (2022). A novel MRI index for paraspinal muscle fatty infiltration: reliability and relation to pain and disability in lumbar spinal stenosis: results from a multicentre study. European Radiology Experimental. 1-10.
  • 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. 871-879.
  • 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.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Nasjonale kliniske retningslinjer. Korsryggsmerter - med og uten nerverotaffeksjon. .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). Fatty Infiltration of the Paraspinal Muscles Is Associated with Postoperative Leg Pain in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Association between preoperative fatty infiltration of the paraspinal muscles and persistent leg pain after surgery for LSS.
  • 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). Long-lasting low back pain and MRI changes in the intervertebral discs. 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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