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Einar Thorsen

Professor
  • E-mailEinar.Thorsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 97 39 73
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland universitetssykehus, Laboratoriebygget
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Journal articles
  • Hesthammer, Ronja; Eide, Torunn; Thorsen, Einar; Svardal, Asbjørn M.; Djurhuus, Rune. 2019. Hyperoxia and lack of ascorbic acid deplete tetrahydrobiopterin without affecting NO generation in endothelial cells. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 46: 509-519.
  • Hesthammer, Ronja; Eide, Torunn; Thorsen, Einar; Svardal, Asbjørn M.; Djurhuus, Rune. 2019. Decrease of tetrahydrobiopterin and NO generation in endothelial cells exposed to simulated diving. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 46: 159-169.
  • Mjøs, Ingunn; Thorsen, Einar; Hausken, Trygve; Lied, Einar; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Brønstad, Ingeborg; Edvardsen, Elisabeth; Frisk, Bente. 2019. The effect of low dose marine protein hydrolysates on short-term recovery after high intensity performance cycling: A double-blinded crossover study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 16. doi: 10.1186/s12970-019-0318-3
  • Aalstad, Linn Tharaldsen; Hardie, Jon Andrew; Espehaug, Birgitte; Thorsen, Einar; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Frisk, Bente. 2018. Lung hyperinflation and functional exercise capacity in patients with COPD - a three-year longitudinal study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 18:187. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0747-9
  • Aalstad, Linn Tharaldsen; Hardie, Jon Andrew; Thorsen, Einar; Espehaug, Birgitte; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Frisk, Bente. 2017. Static hyperinflation and decline in functional capacity in COPD patients. European Respiratory Journal. 50. doi: 10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.PA2237
  • Hestnes, Julie; Hoel, Hedda Benedicte; Risa, Ole Johan; Romstøl, Hanna Omholt; Røksund, Ola Drange; Frisk, Bente; Thorsen, Einar; Halvorsen, Thomas; Clemm, Hege Synnøve Havstad. 2017. Ventilatory efficiency in children and adolescents born extremely preterm. Frontiers in Physiology. 8. 8 pages. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00499
  • Frisk, Bente; Espehaug, Birgitte; Hardie, Jon Andrew; Strand, Liv Inger; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Bakke, Per S.; Thorsen, Einar. 2016. Respiratory timing and dynamic hyperinflation during incremental exercise in patients with COPD. European Respiratory Journal. 48. doi: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA1584
  • Frisk, Bente; Thorsen, Einar. 2016. Maksimalt oksygenopptak og pustemønster hos pasienter med KOLS fire års oppfølging. BestPractice Lungemedicin. 6.årgang: 9-13.
  • Hestnes, Julie; Hoel, Hedda B; Røksund, Ola Drange; Frisk, Bente; Thorsen, Einar; Halvorsen, Thomas; Vollsæter, Maria; Clemm, Hege Synnøve Havstad. 2016. Ventilatory efficiency in children and adolescents born extremely preterm. European Respiratory Journal. 48. doi: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA1223
  • Saure, Eirunn Waatevik; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Aanerud, Marianne; Jensen, Robert Leroy; Grydeland, Thomas Blix; Johannessen, Ane; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Thorsen, Einar; Hardie, Jon Andrew. 2016. Diffusion capacity and CT measures of emphysema and airway wall thickness – relation to arterial oxygen tension in COPD patients. European Clinical Respiratory Journal. 3. doi: 10.3402/ecrj.v3.29141
  • Stensrud, Trine; Stang, Julie; Thorsen, Einar; Bråten, Veslemøy. 2016. Exhaled nitric oxide concentration in the period of 60 min after submaximal exercise in the cold. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 36: 85-91. doi: 10.1111/cpf.12196
  • Storebø, Michael Langballe; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Eide, Geir Egil; Gulsvik, Amund; Thorsen, Einar; Bakke, Per S. 2016. Change in Pulmonary Diffusion Capacity in a General Population Sample over 9 Years. European Clinical Respiratory Journal. 3. 9 pages. doi: 10.3402%2Fecrj.v3.31265
  • Evanger, Knut; Pierscionek, Barbara K.; Vaagbø, Guro; Thorsen, Einar; Haugen, Olav H. 2015. Myopic shift during hyperbaric oxygenation attributed to lens index changes. Optometry and Vision Science. 92: 1076-1084. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000705
  • Frisk, Bente; Hardie, Jon Andrew; Espehaug, Birgitte; Strand, Liv Inger; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Bakke, Per S.; Thorsen, Einar. 2015. Peak oxygen uptake and breathing pattern in COPD patients - a four-year longitudinal study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 15:93. doi: 10.1186/s12890-015-0095-y
  • Stang, Julie; Bråten, Veslemøy; Caspersen, Cecilie; Thorsen, Einar; Stensrud, Trine. 2015. Exhaled nitric oxide after high-intensity exercise at 2800 m altitude. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 35: 338-343. doi: 10.1111/cpf.12131
  • Svalestad, Jarle; Hellem, Sølve; Thorsen, Einar; Johannessen, Anne Christine. 2015. Effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on irradiated oral mucosa: microvessel density. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 44: 301-307.
  • Svalestad, Jarle; Hellem, Sølve; Thorsen, Einar; Johannessen, Anne Christine. 2015. Effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on irradiated oral mucosa: Microvessel density. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 44: 301-307. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2014.12.012
  • Evanger, Knut; Vaagbø, Guro; Thorsen, Einar; Haugen, Olav H. 2014. Posterior segment changes of the eye during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 41: 589-596.
  • Frisk, Bente; Espehaug, Birgitte; Hardie, Jon Andrew; Strand, Liv Inger; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Bakke, Per S.; Thorsen, Einar. 2014. Airway obstruction, dynamic hyperinflation, and breathing pattern during incremental exercise in COPD patients. Physiological Reports. 2. doi: 10.1002/phy2.222
  • Frisk, Bente; Espehaug, Birgitte; Hardie, Jon Andrew; Strand, Liv Inger; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Bakke, Per S.; Thorsen, Einar. 2014. Physical activity and longitudinal change in 6-min walk distance in COPD patients. Respiratory Medicine. 108: 86-94. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2013.09.004
  • Frisk, Bente; Thorsen, Einar. 2014. Luftveisobstrukjon, dynamisk hyperinflasjon og pustemønster ved progressivt økende arbeidsbelastning hos pasienter med KOLS. BestPractice Lungemedicin. 13. 12-15.
  • Saure, Eirunn Waatevik; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Jensen, Robert Leroy; Bakke, Per S.; Johannessen, Ane; Aanerud, Marianne; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Thorsen, Einar; Hardie, Jon Andrew. 2014. Predictors for PaO2 and hypoxemic respiratory failure in COPD-A three-year follow-up. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 11: 531-538. doi: 10.3109/15412555.2014.898027
  • Svalestad, Jarle; Thorsen, Einar; Vaagbø, Guro; Hellem, Sølve. 2014. Effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on oxygen tension and vascular capacity in irradiated skin and mucosa. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 43: 107-112. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2013.07.006
  • Caspersen, Cecilie; Stang, Julie; Thorsen, Einar; Stensrud, Trine. 2013. Exhaled nitric oxide concentration upon acute exposure to moderate altitude. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 23: e102-e107. doi: 10.1111/sms.12018
  • Caspersen, Cecilie; Stensrud, Trine; Storebø, Michael Langballe; Thorsen, Einar. 2013. Exhaled nitric oxide and lung function after moderate normobaric hyperoxic exposure. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 40: 7-13.
  • Evanger, Knut; Vaagbø, Guro; Thorsen, Einar; Haugen, Olav H. 2013. Corneal optical density during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. [ARVO Abstract No. 3867/D1011]. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
  • Irgens, Ågot; Troland, Kari; Thorsen, Einar; Grønning, Marit. 2013. Mortality among professional divers in Norway. Occupational Medicine. 63: 537-543. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqt112
  • Satrell, Emma; Røksund, Ola Drange; Thorsen, Einar; Halvorsen, Thomas. 2013. Pulmonary gas transfer in children and adolescents born extremely preterm. European Respiratory Journal. 42: 1536-1544. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00027112
  • Sundal, Endre; Irgens, Ågot; Troland, Kari; Thorsen, Einar; Grønning, Marit. 2013. Prevalence and causes of loss of consciousness in former North Sea occupational divers. International Maritime Health. 64: 142-147.
  • Evanger, Knut; Vaagbø, Guro; Thorsen, Einar; Haugen, Olav H. 2012. Central and peripheral corneal thickness in patients during hyperbaric oxygen therapy.[ARVO Abstract No. 126/A269]. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
  • Havstad, Hege Synnøve; Røksund, Ola Drange; Thorsen, Einar; Eide, Geir Egil; Markestad, Trond; Halvorsen, Thomas. 2012. Aerobic capacity and exercise performance in young people born extremely preterm. Pediatrics. 129: E97-E105. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0326
  • Thorsen, Einar; Caspersen, Cecilie; Stensrud, Trine. 2012. Application of Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity Response. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 83: 531-532.
  • Caspersen, Cecilie; Stensrud, Trine; Thorsen, Einar. 2011. Bronchial Nitric Oxide Flux and Alveolar Nitric Oxide Concentration After Exposure to Hyperoxia. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 82: 946-950. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.2995.2011
  • Evanger, Knut; Vaagbø, Guro; Thorsen, Einar; Haugen, Olav H. 2011. Phakic and pseudophakic eyes in patients during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Optometry and Vision Science. 88: 691-696. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e318213f001
  • Grydeland, Thomas Blix; Thorsen, Einar; Dirksen, Asger; Jensen, Robert; Coxson, Harvey O.; Pillai, Sreekumar G; Sharma, Sanjay; Eide, Geir Egil; Gulsvik, Amund; Bakke, Per S. 2011. Quantitative CT measures of emphysema and airway wall thickness are related to DLCO. Respiratory Medicine. 105: 343-351. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2010.10.018
  • Sundal, Endre; Grønning, Marit; Troland, Kari; Irgens, Ågot; Aanderud, Leif; Thorsen, Einar. 2011. Risk of Misclassification of decompression sickness. International Maritime Health. 62: 17-19.
  • Evanger, Knut; Vaagbø, Guro; Thorsen, Einar; Haugen, Olav H. 2010. Myopic shift occurs in phakic - not in pseudophakic eyes during hyperbaric oxygen therapy.[ARVO Abstract No. 2194/A293]. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
  • Grydeland, Thomas; Dirksen, Asger; Coxson, Harvey O.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal Lind; Thorsen, Einar; Pillai, Sreekumar G.; Sharma, Sanjay; Eide, Geir Egil; Gulsvik, Amund; Bakke, Per S. 2010. Quantitative computed tomography measures of emphysema and airway wall thickness are related to respiratory symptoms. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 181: 353-359. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200907-1008OC
  • Kjelkenes, Ida; Thorsen, Einar. 2010. Anticipating maximal or submaximal exercise: no differences in cardiopulmonary responses. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 30: 333-337. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2010.00948.x
  • Moen, Gunnar; Specht, Karsten; Taxt, Torfinn; Sundal, Endre; Grønning, Marit; Thorsen, Einar; Troland, Kari; Irgens, Ågot; Grüner, Renate. 2010. Cerebral diffusion and perfusion deficits in North Sea divers. Acta Radiologica. 51: 1050-1058. doi: 10.3109/02841851.2010.515245
  • Svalestad, Jarle; Hellem, Sølve; Vaagbø, Guro; Irgens, Ågot; Thorsen, Einar. 2010. Reproducibility of transcutaneous oximetry and laser Doppler flowmetry in facial skin and gingival tissue. Microvascular Research. 79: 29-33. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2009.10.003
  • Thorsen, Einar; Grønning, Marit; Troland, Kari. 2010. Diving and Intrapulmonary Shunting of Venous Gas Microemboli. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 38: 497-497. doi: 10.1002/jcu.20730
  • Grydeland, Thomas; Dirksen, Asger; Coxson, Harvey O.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal Lind; Thorsen, Einar; Pillai, Sreekumar G.; Sharma, S.; Eide, Geir Egil; Gulsvik, Amund; Bakke, Per S. 2009. Quantitative CT Measures of Emphysema and Airway Wall Thickness Are Related to Respiratory Symptoms. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Published 2009-11-19.
  • Kalsås, Knud; Thorsen, Einar. 2009. Breathing patterns during progressive incremental cycle and treadmill exercise are different. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 29: 335-338. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2009.00874.x
  • Kjelkenes, Ida; Thorsen, Einar. 2009. Time course of the reduction in nitric oxide concentration in exhaled gas after exposure to hyperbaric hyperoxia. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 39: 77-80.
  • Storebø, Michael Langballe; Hope, Arvid; Vaagbø, Guro; Thorsen, Einar. 2008. Postexercise reduction in lung diffusion capacity is not attenuated by skin cooling. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 28: 403-408. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2008.00821.x
  • Irgens, Ågot; Grønning, Mona; Troland, Kari; Sundal, Endre; Nyland, Harald Inge; Thorsen, Einar. 2007. Reduced health-related quality of life in former North Sea divers is associated with decompression sickness. Occupational Medicine. 57: 349-354. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqm032
  • Irgens, Ågot; Troland, Kari; Sundal, Endre; Grønning, Marit; Nyland, Harald Inge; Thorsen, Einar. 2007. Health-related quality of life in former North Sea divers - Reply. Occupational Medicine. 57: 612-612. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqm130
  • Taraldsøy, Torhild Ingeborg; Bolann, Bjørn Johan; Thorsen, Einar. 2007. Reduced nitric oxide concentration in exhaled gas after exposure to hyperbaric hyperoxia. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 34: 321-327.
  • Evanger, Knut; Haugen, Olav H.; Aanderud, Leif; Thorsen, Einar; Pierscionek, Barbara K. 2006. Hypermetropia-succeeded myopia after hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Optometry and Vision Science. 83: 195-198.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Sandsmark, Håkon; Ulltang, Erlend. 2006. Post-exercise reduction in diffusing capacity of the lung after moderate intensity running and swimming. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 33: 103-108.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Segadal, Kåre; Stuhr, Linda Elin Birkhaug; Troland, Kari; Grønning, M.; Marstein, Sverre; Hope, Arvid. 2006. No changes in lung function after a saturation dive to 2.5 MPa with intermittent reduction in Po-2 during decompression. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 98: 270-275. doi: 10.1007/s00421-006-0276-8
  • Grønning, Mona; Risberg, Jan; Skeidsvoll, Håvard; Moen, Gunnar; Aanderud, Leif; Troland, Kari; Sundal, Endre; Thorsen, Einar. 2005. Electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging in neurological decompression sickness. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 32: 397-402.
  • Halvorsen, Thomas; Skadberg, Britt Torunn; Eide, Geir Egil; Røksund, Ola Drange; Bakke, Per; Thorsen, Einar. 2005. Assessment of lung volumes in children and adolescents: comparison of two plethysmographic techniques. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 25: 62-68.
  • Hofsø, Dag; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Segadal, Kåre; Hope, Arvid; Thorsen, Einar. 2005. Changes in erythropoietin and haemoglobin concentrations in response to saturation diving. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 95: 191-196. doi: 10.1007/s00421-005-1381-9
  • Tetzlaff, Kay; Thorsen, Einar. 2005. Breathing at depth: physiologic and clinical aspects of diving while breathing compressed gas. Clinics in Chest Medicine. 26: 355-380. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2005.05.001
  • Evanger, Knut; Haugen, Olav; Irgens, Ågot; Aanderud, Leif; Thorsen, Einar. 2004. Ocular refractive changes in patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen administered by oronasal mask or hood. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. 82: 449-453.
  • Risberg, J.; Englund, M.; Aanderud, Leif; Eftedal, O.; Flook, V.; Thorsen, Einar. 2004. Venous gas embolism in chamber attendants after hyperbaric exposure. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 31: 417-429.
  • Skogstad, Marit; Thorsen, Einar; Haldorsen, Tor; Kjuus, Helge. 2002. Lung function over six years in professional divers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 59: 629-633.
  • Stuhr, Linda EB; Gjerde, Eli-Anne Birgitte; Thorsen, Einar; Reed, Rolf Kåre. 2002. Effects of normobaric hyperoxia on water content in different organs in rats. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica. 176: 13-16.
  • Reed, James W.; Elliot, Craig; Thorsen, Einar. 2001. Increased lung compliance in response to a moderate hyperoxic exposure. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 28: 19-23.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Haave, Hilde; Hofsø, Dag; Ulvik, Rune. 2001. Exposure to hyperoxia in diving and hyperbaric medicine - effects on blood cell counts and serum ferritin. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 28. 6 pages.
  • Aanderud, L; Thorsen, Einar; Brattebø, G; Forland, M; Kristensen, G. 2000. Hyperbar oksygenbehandling ved strålereaksjoner. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 120: 1020-1022.
  • Aanderud, L; Thorsen, Einar; Brattebø, G; Forland, M; Kristensen, G. 2000. Hyperbar oksygenbehandling ved strålereaksjoner. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 120: 1020-1022.
  • Shupak, A; Thorsen, Einar. 2000. Hyperbar oxygen treatment. European Respiratory Journal. 15: 433.
  • Shupak, A; Thorsen, Einar. 2000. Hyperbar oxygen treatment. European Respiratory Journal. 15: 433.
  • Skogstad, M; Thorsen, Einar; Haldorsen, T. 2000. Lung function over the first three years of a professional diving career. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 57: 390-395.
  • Skogstad, M; Thorsen, Einar; Haldorsen, T. 2000. Lung function over the first three years of a professional diving career. Occup Environ Med. 57: 390-395.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Segadal, K.; Kambestad, B.; Gulsvik, Amund. 1993. Pulmonary function one and four years after deep saturation dive. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 19: 115-120.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Segadal, K.; Reed, I. W.; Elliot, C.; Gulsvik, Amund; Hjelle, Jan Idar. 1993. The contribution of hyperoxia to reduced pulmonary function after deep saturation dives. Journal of applied physiology. 75: 657-662.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Rønnestad, Ivar; Segadal, R.; Hope, A. 1992. Respiratory effects of warm and dry air at increased ambient pressure. Undersea Biomed Res. 19: 78-83.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Segadal, K.; Kambestad, B. K. 1991. Characteristics of the response to exercise in professional saturation divers. Undersea Biochem Res. 18: 93-101.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Hjelle, Jan Idar; Segadal, K.; Gulsvik, Amund. 1990. Exercise tolerance and pulmonary gas exchange after deep saturation dives. Journal of applied physiology. 68: 1809-1814.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Segadal, K.; Kambestad, B.; Gulsvik, Amund. 1990. Divers lung function - "Small airway disease". British Journal of Industrial Medicine. 47: 242-247.
  • Thorsen, Einar; Segadal, K.; Myrseth, E.; Påsche, A.; Gulsvik, Amund. 1990. Pulmonary mechanical function and diffusing capacity after deep saturation dives. British Journal of Industrial Medicine. 47: 242-247.
Reports and theses
  • Thorsen, Einar. 1993. Respiratory effects of saturation diving. Short and long term effects on pulmonary function. Universitetet i Bergen, Medisinsk avdeling A.
  • Nyland, H.; Molvær, O. I.; Kvåle, Gunnar; Todnem, K.; Thorsen, Einar; Værnes, Ragnar; Kambestad, B. K. 1991. Pensjonsalder for dykkere. [Mangler utgivernavn].
Book sections
  • Omenaas, Ernst; Thorsen, Einar; Aasen, T.B. 2003. Undersøkelse av respirasjonsorganene. Kapittel, pages 204-214. In:
    • Moen, Bente. 2003. Håndbok for bedriftshelsetjenesten (B. 1-3). ISBN: 82-7305-104-8.

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