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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
  • 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.
  • 2019. Facet arthropathy evaluation: CT or MRI? European Radiology. 4990-4998.
  • 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. BMJ. British Medical Journal. 10 pages.
  • 2018. Five-year development of lumbar disc degeneration—a prospective study. Skeletal Radiology. 1-9.
  • 2018. Adjacent disc degeneration after lumbar total disc replacement or non-operative Treatment: A randomized study with eight-year follow-up. Spine. 1695-1703.
  • 2017. Lumbar total disc replacement: predictors for long-term outcome. European spine journal. 709-718.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2014. The association between Modic changes and pain during 1-year follow-up in patients with lumbar radicular pain. Skeletal Radiology. 1271-1279.
  • 2014. Association between baseline IL-6 and 1-year recovery in lumbar radicular pain. European Journal of Pain. 1394-1401.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2013. Are two readers more reliable than one? A study of upper neck ligament scoring on magnetic resonance images. BMC Medical Imaging. 7 pages.
  • 2012. Standard 1.5-T MRI of endometrial carcinomas: modest agreement between radiologists. European Radiology. 1601-1611.
  • 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.
  • 2012. Reliability of MRI findings in candidates for lumbar disc prosthesis. Neuroradiology. 699-707.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2011. Lumbar spine radiography - poor collimation practices after implementation of digital technology. British Journal of Radiology. 566-569.
  • 2011. Implementation of checklists in health care; learning from high-reliability organisations. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 7.
  • 2011. Follow-Up MR Imaging of the Alar and Transverse Ligaments after Whiplash Injury: A Prospective Controlled Study. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 1836-1841.
  • 2011. Double reading of radiological examinations in Norway. Acta Radiologica. 516-521.
  • 2011. Central nervous system lymphoma: Characteristic findings on traditional and advanced imaging. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 984-992.
  • 2010. Radiologists' responses to inadequate referrals. European Radiology. 1227-1233.
  • 2010. MRI of the transverse and alar ligaments in rheumatoid arthritis: feasibility and relations to atlantoaxial subluxation and disease activity. Neuroradiology. 215-223.
  • 2010. Clinicians' justification of imaging: do radiation issues play a role? Insight into Imaging. 193-200.
  • 2010. Checklists in the operating room: Help or hurdle? A qualitative study on health workers' experiences. BMC Health Services Research. 1 pages.
  • 2010. Are MRI high-signal changes of alar and transverse ligaments in acute whiplash injury related to outcome? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • 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.
  • 2009. Do radiologists agree on the quality of computed tomography enterography? Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO). 353-360.
  • 2009. Do radiologists agree on the quality of computed tomography enterography? Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO). 353-360.
  • 2009. CT and MR imaging features of primary central nervous system lymphoma in Norway, 1989-2003. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 744-751.
  • 2008. AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma: a Norwegian national survey 1989-2003. BMC Cancer. 8 pages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007. General practitioners' views on radiology reports of plain radiography for back pain. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 15-19.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2007. Nasjonale kliniske retningslinjer. Korsryggsmerter - med og uten nerverotaffeksjon. .
Academic lecture
  • 2011. Radiologists' reponses to inadequate referrals.
  • 2003. Bildediagnostiske problemer - rygg/columna.
  • 2003. Bildediagnostikk - rygg.
  • 2002. Imaging diagnostics. Help or annoyance?
  • 2000. Pasienters syn på viktighet og nytte av rtg LS-columna.
Editorial
  • 2001. Don't duck the evidence. Response to editorial. Spine. 1308.
Short communication
  • 2019. Disc and nerve root findings on lumbar MRI with straightened vs flexed hips and knees—pilot study. British Journal of Radiology.
Masters thesis
  • 2009. Exponerad bildfält vid analog respective digital röntgenteknik.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2004. Plain radiography of the lumbosacral spine. Observer variation, patients' views, and referrals in general practice.
Poster
  • 2019. Lumbar MRI with straightened versus flexed hips and knees. Disc and nerve root findings. A pilot study. Muntlig presentasjon av E-poster.
  • 2010. Radiation knowledge, use of referral guidelines and referral practice among clinicians.
  • 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
  • 2018. Modic changes-Their associations with low back pain and activity limitation: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. 1-27.
  • 2010. Langvarige korsryggsmerter og MR-forandringer i ryggvirvlene :. 2260-2263.
  • 2010. Bildediagnostikk ved nakke- og ryggsmerter :. 2256-2259.

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