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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
Academic article
  • 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.
  • 2019. Hyperoxia and lack of ascorbic acid deplete tetrahydrobiopterin without affecting NO generation in endothelial cells. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 509-519.
  • 2019. Decrease of tetrahydrobiopterin and NO generation in endothelial cells exposed to simulated diving. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 159-169.
  • 2018. Lung hyperinflation and functional exercise capacity in patients with COPD - a three-year longitudinal study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 9 pages.
  • 2017. Ventilatory efficiency in children and adolescents born extremely preterm. Frontiers in Physiology. 8 pages.
  • 2016. Exhaled nitric oxide concentration in the period of 60 min after submaximal exercise in the cold. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 85-91.
  • 2016. Diffusion capacity and CT measures of emphysema and airway wall thickness – relation to arterial oxygen tension in COPD patients. European Clinical Respiratory Journal.
  • 2016. Change in Pulmonary Diffusion Capacity in a General Population Sample over 9 Years. European Clinical Respiratory Journal. 9 pages.
  • 2015. Peak oxygen uptake and breathing pattern in COPD patients - a four-year longitudinal study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine.
  • 2015. Myopic shift during hyperbaric oxygenation attributed to lens index changes. Optometry and Vision Science. 1076-1084.
  • 2015. Exhaled nitric oxide after high-intensity exercise at 2800 m altitude. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 338-343.
  • 2015. Effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on irradiated oral mucosa: microvessel density. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 301-307.
  • 2015. Effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on irradiated oral mucosa: Microvessel density. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 301-307.
  • 2014. Predictors for PaO2 and hypoxemic respiratory failure in COPD-A three-year follow-up. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 531-538.
  • 2014. Posterior segment changes of the eye during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 589-596.
  • 2014. Physical activity and longitudinal change in 6-min walk distance in COPD patients. Respiratory Medicine. 86-94.
  • 2014. Effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on oxygen tension and vascular capacity in irradiated skin and mucosa. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 107-112.
  • 2014. Airway obstruction, dynamic hyperinflation, and breathing pattern during incremental exercise in COPD patients. Physiological Reports.
  • 2013. Pulmonary gas transfer in children and adolescents born extremely preterm. European Respiratory Journal. 1536-1544.
  • 2013. Prevalence and causes of loss of consciousness in former North Sea occupational divers. International Maritime Health. 142-147.
  • 2013. Mortality among professional divers in Norway. Occupational Medicine. 537-543.
  • 2013. Exhaled nitric oxide concentration upon acute exposure to moderate altitude. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. e102-e107.
  • 2013. Exhaled nitric oxide and lung function after moderate normobaric hyperoxic exposure. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 7-13.
  • 2012. Aerobic capacity and exercise performance in young people born extremely preterm. Pediatrics. E97-E105.
  • 2011. Risk of Misclassification of decompression sickness. International Maritime Health. 17-19.
  • 2011. Quantitative CT measures of emphysema and airway wall thickness are related to DLCO. Respiratory Medicine. 343-351.
  • 2011. Phakic and pseudophakic eyes in patients during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Optometry and Vision Science. 691-696.
  • 2011. Bronchial Nitric Oxide Flux and Alveolar Nitric Oxide Concentration After Exposure to Hyperoxia. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 946-950.
  • 2010. Reproducibility of transcutaneous oximetry and laser Doppler flowmetry in facial skin and gingival tissue. Microvascular Research. 29-33.
  • 2010. Quantitative computed tomography measures of emphysema and airway wall thickness are related to respiratory symptoms. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 353-359.
  • 2010. Cerebral diffusion and perfusion deficits in North Sea divers. Acta Radiologica. 1050-1058.
  • 2010. Anticipating maximal or submaximal exercise: no differences in cardiopulmonary responses. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 333-337.
  • 2009. Time course of the reduction in nitric oxide concentration in exhaled gas after exposure to hyperbaric hyperoxia. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 77-80.
  • 2009. Quantitative CT Measures of Emphysema and Airway Wall Thickness Are Related to Respiratory Symptoms. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
  • 2009. Breathing patterns during progressive incremental cycle and treadmill exercise are different. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 335-338.
  • 2008. Postexercise reduction in lung diffusion capacity is not attenuated by skin cooling. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 403-408.
  • 2007. Reduced nitric oxide concentration in exhaled gas after exposure to hyperbaric hyperoxia. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 321-327.
  • 2007. Reduced health-related quality of life in former North Sea divers is associated with decompression sickness. Occupational Medicine. 349-354.
  • 2006. Post-exercise reduction in diffusing capacity of the lung after moderate intensity running and swimming. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 103-108.
  • 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. 270-275.
  • 2006. Hypermetropia-succeeded myopia after hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Optometry and Vision Science. 195-198.
  • 2005. Electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging in neurological decompression sickness. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 397-402.
  • 2005. Changes in erythropoietin and haemoglobin concentrations in response to saturation diving. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 191-196.
  • 2005. Breathing at depth: physiologic and clinical aspects of diving while breathing compressed gas. Clinics in Chest Medicine. 355-380.
  • 2005. Assessment of lung volumes in children and adolescents: comparison of two plethysmographic techniques. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 62-68.
  • 2004. Venous gas embolism in chamber attendants after hyperbaric exposure. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 417-429.
  • 2004. Ocular refractive changes in patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen administered by oronasal mask or hood. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. 449-453.
  • 2002. Lung function over six years in professional divers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 629-633.
  • 2002. Effects of normobaric hyperoxia on water content in different organs in rats. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica. 13-16.
  • 2001. Increased lung compliance in response to a moderate hyperoxic exposure. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 19-23.
  • 2001. Exposure to hyperoxia in diving and hyperbaric medicine - effects on blood cell counts and serum ferritin. Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. 6 pages.
  • 2000. Lung function over the first three years of a professional diving career. Occup Environ Med. 390-395.
  • 2000. Lung function over the first three years of a professional diving career. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 390-395.
  • 2000. Hyperbar oksygenbehandling ved strålereaksjoner. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1020-1022.
  • 2000. Hyperbar oksygenbehandling ved strålereaksjoner. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1020-1022.
  • 1993. The contribution of hyperoxia to reduced pulmonary function after deep saturation dives. Journal of applied physiology. 657-662.
  • 1993. Pulmonary function one and four years after deep saturation dive. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 115-120.
  • 1992. Respiratory effects of warm and dry air at increased ambient pressure. Undersea Biomed Res. 78-83.
  • 1991. Characteristics of the response to exercise in professional saturation divers. Undersea Biochem Res. 93-101.
  • 1990. Pulmonary mechanical function and diffusing capacity after deep saturation dives. British Journal of Industrial Medicine. 242-247.
  • 1990. Exercise tolerance and pulmonary gas exchange after deep saturation dives. Journal of applied physiology. 1809-1814.
  • 1990. Divers lung function - "Small airway disease". British Journal of Industrial Medicine. 242-247.
Report
  • 1991. Pensjonsalder for dykkere. .
Academic lecture
  • 2019. Predictors for increase in exercise capacity after pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD.
  • 2019. Oxygen supplementation in COPD patients with exercise induced desaturation - a RCT study.
  • 2013. Time-dependent effects of radiotherapy on vascular capacity in oral mucosa.
  • 2010. Hyperbaric oxygen improves gingival blood flow capacity.
  • 2002. Venous gas embolism in nurses assisting HBO treatment.
  • 2002. Long term effects of saturation diving on pulmonary function - reduction in FEF50% and FEF75% in early period of diving career.
Editorial
  • 2000. Hyperbar oxygen treatment. European Respiratory Journal. 433.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2012. Application of Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity Response. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 531-532.
  • 2010. Diving and Intrapulmonary Shunting of Venous Gas Microemboli. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 497-497.
  • 2007. Health-related quality of life in former North Sea divers - Reply. Occupational Medicine. 612-612.
Popular scientific article
  • 2016. Maksimalt oksygenopptak og pustemønster hos pasienter med KOLS fire års oppfølging. BestPractice Lungemedicin. 9-13.
  • 2014. Luftveisobstrukjon, dynamisk hyperinflasjon og pustemønster ved progressivt økende arbeidsbelastning hos pasienter med KOLS. BestPractice Lungemedicin. 12-15.
Feature article
  • 2000. Hyperbar oxygen treatment. European Respiratory Journal. 433.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2019. Diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide: Variability and longitudinal changes over nine years.
  • 2015. Exercise capacity and breathing pattern in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Predictors and longitudinal changes.
  • 1993. Respiratory effects of saturation diving. Short and long term effects on pulmonary function.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2003. Undersøkelse av respirasjonsorganene. 11 pages.
Abstract
  • 2017. Static hyperinflation and decline in functional capacity in COPD patients. European Respiratory Journal.
  • 2016. Ventilatory efficiency in children and adolescents born extremely preterm. European Respiratory Journal.
  • 2016. Respiratory timing and dynamic hyperinflation during incremental exercise in patients with COPD. European Respiratory Journal.
  • 2013. Corneal optical density during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. [ARVO Abstract No. 3867/D1011]. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
  • 2012. Central and peripheral corneal thickness in patients during hyperbaric oxygen therapy.[ARVO Abstract No. 126/A269]. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
  • 2010. Myopic shift occurs in phakic - not in pseudophakic eyes during hyperbaric oxygen therapy.[ARVO Abstract No. 2194/A293]. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
Poster
  • 2015. Peak oxygen uptake and breathing pattern in COPD patients – a four year longitudinal study.
  • 2014. Longitudinal change in peak oxygen uptake in COPD patients .
  • 2014. Longitudinal change in peak oxygen uptake in COPD patients .
  • 2014. Dynamic hyperinflation and respiratory timing during incremental exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .
  • 2014. Alveolar nitric oxide(NO)in children born extremely preterm (EP).
  • 2013. Slope and curvature of the relationship between ventilation and tidal volume in COPD patients.
  • 2012. Predictors for longitudinal change in 6-Minute Walk Distance in COPD patients.
  • 2008. Reproducibility of facial skin transcutaneous oxymetry.
  • 2008. Reproducibility of facial skin and mandibular gingival laser Doppler flowmetry.
  • 2001. Inhibited hemoglobin synthesis and increased serum ferritin during hyperoxic saturation diving and after hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

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