• Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial 

      Bråten, Lars Christian Haugli; Rolfsen, Mads Peder; Espeland, Ansgar; Wigemyr, Monica; Assmus, Jörg; Froholdt, Anne; Haugen, Anne Julsrud; Marchand, Gunn Hege; Kristoffersen, Per M; Lutro, Olav; Randen, Sigrun; Wilhelmsen, Maja; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Kadar, Thomas; Holmgard, Thor Einar; Vigeland, Maria Dehli; Vetti, Nils; Nygaard, Øystein Petter; Lie, Benedicte Alexandra; Hellum, Christian; Anke, Audny; Grotle, Margreth; Schistad, Ellina Iordanova; Skouen, Jan Sture; Grøvle, Lars; Brox, Jens Ivar; Zwart, John-Anker; Storheim, Kjersti (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Objective To assess the efficacy of three months of antibiotic treatment compared with placebo in patients with chronic low back pain, previous disc herniation, and vertebral endplate changes (Modic changes). Design Double ...
    • Oedema on STIR modified the effect of amoxicillin as treatment for chronic low back pain with Modic changes—subgroup analysis of a randomized trial 

      Kristoffersen, Per M; Bråten, Lars Christian Haugli; Vetti, Nils; Grøvle, Lars; Hellum, Christian; Storheim, Kjersti; Zwart, John-Anker; Assmus, Jörg; Espeland, Ansgar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Objective To evaluate potential MRI-defined effect modifiers of amoxicillin treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and type 1 or 2 Modic changes (MCs) at the level of a previous lumbar disc herniation (index ...
    • Short tau inversion recovery MRI of Modic changes: a reliability study 

      Kristoffersen, Per M; Vetti, Nils; Storheim, Kjersti; Bråten, Lars Christian Haugli; Rolfsen, Mads Peder; Assmus, Jörg; Espeland, Ansgar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background Limited reliability data exist for evaluation of spinal edema changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences. Purpose To assess the inter-observer reliability ...