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Gunnvald Kvarstein

Department of Clinical Medicine




Publications in CRIStin


  • Hausken, John; Fretland, Åsmund Avdem; Edwin, Bjørn; Andersen, Marit Helen; Dagenborg, Vegar Johansen; Bjørnelv, Gudrun Maria Waaler; Kristiansen, Ronny; Røysland, Kjetil; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia versus thoracic epidural analgesia after open liver surgery: a prospective, randomized, controlled noninferiority trial. Annals of Surgery 2019; Volum 270 (2). ISSN 0003-4932.s 193 - 199.s doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003209.

  • Stedenfeldt, Mona; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Schjødt, Borrik; Johansen, Aslak; Berntsen, Anne Gina Schie; Brautaset, Astrid; Halsteinli, Vidar. Rettighetsvurdering og kvalitet p? henvisninger - grad av samsvar mellom fire smertesentre. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2019; Volum 139 (9). ISSN 0029-2001.s doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.18.0396.

  • Nothnagel, Helen; Brown Menard, Martha; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Norheim, Arne Johan; Weiss, Thomas; Puta, Christian; Mist, Scott D; Musial, Frauke. Recruitment and inclusion procedures as "pain killers" in clinical trials.. Journal of Pain Research 2019; Volum 12. ISSN 1178-7090.s 2027 - 2037.s doi: 10.2147/JPR.S204259.

  • Hansson, Per; Jensen, Troels Staehelin; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Strömberg, Martin. Pain-relieving effectiveness, quality of life and tolerability of repeated capsaicin 8% patch treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in Scandinavian clinical practice. European Journal of Pain 2018; Volum 22 (5). ISSN 1090-3801.s 941 - 950.s doi: 10.1002/ejp.1180.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald; LUNDELAND, BÅRD. Bipolar radiofrequency neurotomy for spinal pain - A promising technique but still some steps to go. Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2018. ISSN 1877-8860.s doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2018-0305.

  • Damsgård, Elin; Solgård, Hege; Johannessen, Karin; Wennevold, Katrine; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Pettersen, Gunn; Garcia, Beate Hennie. Understanding Pain and Pain Management in Elderly Nursing Home Patients Applying an Interprofessional Learning Activity in Health Care Students: A Norwegian Pilot Study. Pain Management Nursing 2018; Volum 19 (5). ISSN 1524-9042.s 516 - 524.s doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.02.064.

  • LUNDELAND, BÅRD; Janerås, Lars; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Severe side effects from intrathecal morphine for chronic pain after repeated failed spinal operations. Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2017; Volum 17 (1). ISSN 1877-8860.

  • Winger, Anette; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Wyller, Vegard Bruun; Ekstedt, Mirjam; Sulheim, Dag; Fagermoen, Frode Even; Småstuen, Milada C; Helseth, Sølvi. Health related quality of life in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome: A cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2015; Volum 13:96. ISSN 1477-7525.s doi: 10.1186/s12955-015-0288-3.

  • Winger, Anette; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Wyller, Vegard Bruun; Sulheim, Dag; Fagermoen, Frode Even; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Helseth, Sølvi. Pain and pressure pain thresholds in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy controls: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2014; Volum 4 (10). ISSN 2044-6055.s doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005920.

  • Rognstad, May Karin; Fredheim, Olav Magnus; Johannessen, Tone E.Brenne; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Skauge, Marta; Undall, Eva; Rustøen, Tone. Attitudes, beliefs and self-reported competence about postoperative pain among physicians and nurses working on surgical wards. (fulltekst) Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 2012; Volum 26 (3). ISSN 0283-9318.s 545 - 552.s doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00964.x.

  • Wælgaard, Lars Torbjørn; Dahl, Berit Marie; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. Tissue gas tensions and tissue metabolites for detection of organ hypoperfusion and ischemia. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2012; Volum 56 (2). ISSN 0001-5172.s 200 - 209.s doi: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02572.x.

  • Fredheim, Olav Magnus; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Undall, Eva; Stubhaug, Audun; Rustøen, Tone; Borchgrevink, Petter Chr.. Postoperativ smerte hos pasienter innlagt i norske sykehus. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2011; Volum 18 (131). ISSN 0029-2001.s 1763 - 1767.s doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.10.1129.

  • Fredheim, Olav Magnus; Borchgrevink, Petter Chr.; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Behandling av postoperativ smerte i sykehus. (fulltekst) Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2011; Volum 131 (18). ISSN 0029-2001.s 1772 - 1776.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Måwe, Leif; Indahl, A; Hol, Per Kristian; Tennøe, Bjørn; Digernes, R; Stubhaug, Audun; Tønnessen, Tor Inge; Breivik, Harald. A randomized double-blind controlled trial of intra-annular radiofrequency thermal disc therapy - A 12-month follow-up. Pain 2009; Volum 145 (3). ISSN 0304-3959.s 279 - 286.s doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2009.05.001.

  • Andersen, Marit Helen; Mathisen, Lars; Øyen, Ole; Edwin, Bjørn; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Tønnessen, Tor Inge; Wahl, Astrid Klopstad; Hanestad, Berit Rokne; Fosse, Erik. Postoperative pain and convalescence in living donors – laparoscopic versus open nephrectomy. American Journal of Transplantation 2006. ISSN 1600-6135.

  • Øyen, Ole; Andersen, MH; Mathisen, Lars; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Edwin, B; Line, Pål Dag; Scholz, Tim; Pfeffer, Per F. Laparascopic versus open living donor nephrectomy, experiences from a prospective, randomised, single centre study; focusing on donor safety. Transplantation 2005. ISSN 0041-1337.

  • Øyen, Ole; Andersen, Marit Helen; Mathisen, Lars; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Edwin, Bjørn; Line, Pål-Dag; Scholz, Tim; Pfeffer, Per F. Laparoscopic versus Open Living-Donor Nephrectomy: Experiences from a prospective, single-center study focusing on donor safety.. Transplantation 2005. ISSN 0041-1337.

  • Nortvedt, Per; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Jonland, I. Sedation of patients in intensive care medicine and nursing: Ethical issues. Nursing Ethics 2005; Volum 12. ISSN 0969-7330.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Mirtaheri, Peyman; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. Detection of ischemia by PCO2 before adenosine triphosphate declines in skeletal muscle. Critical Care Medicine 2004; Volum 32 (1). ISSN 0090-3493.s 232 - 237.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Mirtaheri, Peyman; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. Detection of organ ischemia during hemorrhagic shock. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2003; Volum 47 (6). ISSN 0001-5172.s 675 - 686.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Barstad, Marius; Mirtaheri, Peyman; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. Tissue carbon dioxide tension: A putative specific indicator of ischemia in porcine latissimus dorsi flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003; Volum 112. ISSN 0032-1052.s 1825 - 1831.

  • Rasmussen, Henrik; Mirtaheri, Peyman; Dirven, H.; Johnsen, Hilde; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Tønnessen, Tor Inge; Midtvedt, Tore. PCO2 in the large intestine of mice, rats, guinea pigs, and dogs and effects of the dietary substrate. Journal of applied physiology 2002; Volum 92. ISSN 8750-7587.s 219 - 224.

  • Hol, Per Kristian; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Viken, Oddbjørn; Smedby, Ørjan; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. MRI-guided celiac plexus block. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2000; Volum 12. ISSN 1053-1807.s 562 - 564.

  • Rasmussen, Henrik; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Johnsen, Hilde; Dirven, H.; Midtvedt, Tore; Mirtaheri, Peyman; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. Gas supersaturation in the cecal wall of mice due to bacterial CO2 production. Journal of applied physiology 1999; Volum 86. ISSN 8750-7587.s 1311 - 1318.

  • Tønnessen, Tor Inge; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. PCO2 electodes at the surface of the kidney detect ischemia. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 1996; Volum 40. ISSN 0001-5172.s 510 - 519.

  • Roland, Sissel Breivold; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Å rekruttere studiepasienter gjennom sosiale medier. NOSF Fagkonferanse 2019 2019-01-03 - 2019-01-04 2019.

  • Roland, Sissel Breivold; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Aslaksen, Per M; Anke, Audny; Müller, Kai Ivar; Vangberg, Torgil Riise. Effekt av spesifikk rehabilitering ved nakkehodepine, med samtidig kartlegging av strukturelle endringer og konnektivitet i hjernen.. NOSF Fagkonferanse 2018 2018-01-04 - 2018-01-05 2018.

  • Danielsson, Lena Elsa; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Vangberg, Torgil Riise; Bergvik, Svein; Aslaksen, Per M. Quantitative Sensory Testing and cortical thickness in healthy volunteers. International Association for the Study of Pain - world congress 2018-09-12 - 2018-09-16 2018.

  • Damsgård, Elin; Solgård, Hege; Johannessen, Karin; Wennevold, Katrine; Pettersen, Gunn; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Garcia, Beate Hennie. Studenter er en ressurs i behandlingen av pasienter med smerteproblemer i sykehjem. https://blogg.uit.no/helsefak/ 2018.

  • Damsgård, Elin; Solgård, Hege; Johannessen, Karin; Wennevold, Katrine; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Garcia, Beate. Interprofessional Pain Education in a Nursing Home Setting. NOSF fag og forskningskonferanse 2016-01-19 - 2016-01-20 2016.

  • Roland, Sissel Breivold; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Øvreberg, Elisabeth. Forskningsprosjekt trenger personer med hodepine og nakkesmerter. 2016.

  • Damsgård, Elin; Solgård, Hege; Johannessen, Karin; Wennevold, Katrine; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Tverrprofesjonell smertebehandling, studenterfaringer. Helse Nord Forskningskonferanse 2016 2016-11-02 - 2016-11-03 2016.

  • LUNDELAND, BÅRD; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Is there a place for pulsed radiofrequency in the treatment of chronic pain?. Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2016; Volum 12. ISSN 1877-8860.s 55 - 56.s doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.04.002.

  • Damsgård, Elin; Solgård, Hege; Johannessen, Karin; Wennevold, Katrine; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Garcia, Beate Hennie. Tverrprofesjonell smerteundervisning - et pilotprosjekt ved Universitetet i Tromsø. TPS nettverkskonferanse 2016-06-06 - 2016-07-07 2016.

  • Damsgård, Elin; Solgård, Hege; Johannessen, Karin; Wennevold, Katrine; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Garcia, Beate Hennie. Tverrprofesjonell smerteundervisning. Dialogkonferansen i tromsø 2016-02-11 - 2016-02-11 2016.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Frozen shoulder and corticosteroids—still a need for needles?. Pain 2015; Volum 156 (9). ISSN 0304-3959.s doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000225.

  • Roland, Sissel Breivold; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Evidens for at botulinum toxin forebygger mot tensjonshodepine? – et systematisk review. NOSF Fagkonferanse 2015 2015-01-08 - 2015-01-09 2015.

  • Persson, C.A.; Hansson, P; Jensen, T. S.; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Magnusson, K.. CHANGES IN PAIN INTENSITY AND HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE (HRQOL) IN PATIENTS WITH PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIC PAIN AFTER TREATMENT WITH 8% CAPSAICIN PATCH - RESULTS FROM A NORDIC PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY. Value in Health 2013; Volum 16 (3). ISSN 1098-3015.s A121 - A121.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Pulsed radiofrequency—Time for a clinical pause and more science. Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2012; Volum 3 (3). ISSN 1877-8860.s doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2012.05.071.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald. A new target for radiofrequency neurotomy?. Pain 2011; Volum 152 (3). ISSN 0304-3959.s 465 - 466.s doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.09.037.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Choi WJ et al. "Radiofrequency treatment relieves chronic knee osteoarthritis pain: a double-blind randomized controlled trial" [Pain 2011;152:481-7]. Pain 2011; Volum 152 (8). ISSN 0304-3959.s 1934 - 1936.s doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.05.030.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Måwe, Leif; Indahl, A; Hol, Per Kristian; Tennøe, Bjørn; Digernes, R; Tønnessen, Tor Inge; Breivik, Harald; Stubhaug, Audun. Placebo control - Still the most ethical study design. Pain 2010; Volum 148 (1). ISSN 0304-3959.s 174 - 175.s doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2009.11.013.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Nerve block—A reliable diagnostic tool?. Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2010; Volum 1 (4). ISSN 1877-8860.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2010.08.006.

  • Jørum, Ellen; Ørstavik, Kristin; Schmidt, Roland; Carr, Richard W.; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Hilliges, Marita; Handwerker, Hermann; Torebjørk, Erik; Schmelz, Martin. Catecholamine-induced excitation of nociceptors in sympathetically maintained pain. Pain 2007; Volum 127 (3). ISSN 0304-3959.s doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2006.08.022.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Tissue PCO2 for early detection of organ ischemia. Universitetet i Oslo 2004 ISBN 82-8072-136-3.

  • Måwe, Leif; Hol, Per Kristian; Tennøe, Bjørn; Kvarstein, Gunnvald. Pilotundersøkelse av provokasjonsdiskografi og intradiskal varmebehandling (discTRODE) ved annulære diskrupturer. Norsk anestesiologisk forenings høstmøte 2003-10-20 - 2003-10-26 2003.

  • Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. Smerte - til besvær for leg og lærd. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2001; Volum 121. ISSN 0029-2001.s 2577 - 2577.

  • Hol, Per Kristian; Smedby, Ørjan; Tillung, Terje; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Viken, Oddbjørn; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. MRI guided coeliac plexus block. 3rd Interventional MRI Symposium 2000-06-12 - 2000.

  • Hol, Per Kristian; Smedby, Ørjan; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Viken, Oddbjørn; Tønnessen, Tor Inge. MR veiledet plexus coeliacus blokade. Norsk Radiologisk Forenings Høstmøte 2000-10-27 - 2000.