• Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial mass and fibrosis in primary aldosteronism 

      Grytaas, Marianne; Sellevåg, Kjersti; Thordarson, Hrafnkell B; Husebye, Eystein Sverre; Løvås, Kristian; Larsen, Terje H (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-03)
      Background Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity, presumably due to left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and fibrosis. However, the degree of fibrosis has not been extensively studied. ...
    • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial mass and fibrosis in primary aldosteronism 

      Grytaas, Marianne; Sellevåg, Kjersti; Thordarson, Hrafnkell B; Husebye, Eystein Sverre; Løvås, Kristian; Larsen, Terje H (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-03)
      Background: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity, presumably due to left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and fibrosis. However, the degree of fibrosis has not been extensively ...
    • Continuous Subcutaneous Hydrocortisone Infusion versus Oral Hydrocortisone Replacement for Treatment of Addison’s Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial 

      Øksnes, Marianne; Björnsdottir, Sigridur; Isaksson, Magnus; Methlie, Paal; Carlsen, Siri; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Broman, Jan-Erik; Triebner, Kai; Kämpe, Olle; Hulting, Anna-Lena; Bensing, Sophie; Husebye, Eystein Sverre; Løvås, Kristian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Context: Conventional glucocorticoid replacement therapy fails to mimic the physiological cortisol rhythm, which may have implications for morbidity and mortality in patients with Addison’s disease. Objective: The objective ...
    • Development of a Disease-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire in Addison’s Disease 

      Løvås, Kristian; Curran, Suzanne; Øksnes, Marianne; Husebye, Eystein Sverre; Huppert, Felicia A.; Chatterjee, V. Krishna K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-02)
      Context: Patients with Addison’s disease reproducibly self-report impairment in specific dimensions of general well-being questionnaires, suggesting particular deficiencies in health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL). ...
    • Diagnostic testing of autonomous cortisol secretion in adrenal incidentalomas 

      Ueland, Grethe Åstrøm; Grinde, Thea; Methlie, Paal; Kelp, Oskar; Løvås, Kristian; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Objective: Autonomous cortisol secretion (ACS) is a condition with ACTH-independent cortisol overproduction from adrenal incidentalomas (AI) or adrenal hyperplasia. The hypercortisolism is often mild, and most patients ...
    • Efficacy of adrenal venous sampling is increased by point of care cortisol analysis 

      Viste, Kristin; Grytaas, Marianne Aardal; Jørstad, Melissa; Jøssang, Dag Eirik; Høyden, Eivind Næss; Fotland, Solveig Simmenes; Jensen, Dag Kjartan; Løvås, Kristian; Thordarson, Hrafnkell B; Almås, Bjørg; Mellgren, Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a common cause of secondary hypertension and is caused by unilateral or bilateral adrenal disease. Treatment options depend on whether the disease is lateralized or not, which is preferably ...
    • Epidemiology and health related quality of life in hypoparathyroidism in Norway 

      Astor, Marianne; Løvås, Kristian; Debowska, Aleksandra; Eriksen, Erik Fink; Evang, Johan Arild; Fossum, Jan Christian; Fougner, Kristian J; Holte, Synnøve E.; Lima, Kari; Moe, Ragnar Bekkhus; Myhre, Anne Grethe; Kemp, E. Helen; Nedrebø, Bjørn Gunnar; Svartberg, Johan; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-08)
      Objective: The epidemiology of hypoparathyroidism (HP) is largely unknown. We aimed to determine prevalence, etiologies, health related quality of life (HRQOL) and treatment pattern of HP. Methods: Patients with HP and ...
    • Functional studies of novel CYP21A2 mutations detected in Norwegian patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia 

      Brønstad, Ingeborg; Breivik, Lars Ertesvåg; Methlie, Paal; Wolff, Anette Susanne Bøe; Bratland, Eirik; Nermoen, Ingrid; Løvås, Kristian; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      In about 95% of cases, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is caused by mutations in CYP21A2 gene encoding steroid 21-hydroxylase (21OH). Recently, we have reported four novel CYP21A2 variants in the Norwegian population ...
    • Genome-wide copy number variation (CNV) in patients with autoimmune Addison’s disease 

      Brønstad, Ingeborg; Wolff, Anette S. B.; Løvås, Kristian; Knappskog, Per; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-08-18)
      Background: Addison’s disease (AD) is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex. The pathogenesis is multi-factorial, involving genetic components and hitherto unknown environmental factors. The aim of the ...
    • High cardiac background activity limits 99mTc-MIBI radioguided surgery in aortopulmonary window parathyroid adenomas 

      Schwarzlmüller, Thomas; Brauckhoff, Katrin; Løvås, Kristian; Biermann, Martin; Brauckhoff, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-04-23)
      Background: Radioguided surgery using 99m-Technetium-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) has been recommended for the surgical treatment of mediastinal parathyroid adenomas. However, high myocardial 99mTc-MIBI uptake ...
    • Hypomagnesemia and functional hypoparathyroidism due to novel mutations in the Mg-channel TRPM6 

      Astor, Marianne; Løvås, Kristian; Wolff, Anette Susanne Bøe; Nedrebø, Bjørn Gunnar; Bratland, Eirik; Steen-Johnsen, Jon; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Primary hypomagnesemia with secondary hypocalcemia (HSH) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by neuromuscular symptoms in infancy due to extremely low levels of serum magnesium and moderate to severe hypocalcemia. ...
    • A longitudinal follow-up of autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 

      Bruserud, Øyvind; Oftedal, Bergithe Eikeland; Landegren, Nils; Erichsen, Martina Moter; Bratland, Eirik; Lima, Kari; Jørgensen, Anders Palmstrøm; Myhre, Anne Grethe; Svartberg, Johan; Fougner, Kristian J; Bakke, Åsne; Nedrebø, Bjørn Gunnar; Mella, Bjarne; Breivik, Lars Ertesvåg; Viken, Marte K; Knappskog, Per; Cuida Marthinussen, Ileana Mihaela; Løvås, Kristian; Kämpe, Olle; Wolff, Anette Susanne Bøe; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-08)
      Context: Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) is a childhood-onset monogenic disease defined by the presence of two of the three major components: hypoparathyroidism, primary adrenocortical insufficiency, and ...
    • Multisteroid LC-MS/MS assay for glucocorticoids and androgens, and its application in Addison’s disease 

      Methlie, Paal; Hustad, Simon Steinar; Kellmann, Ralph; Almås, Bjørg; Moter-Erichsen, M; Husebye, ES; Løvås, Kristian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Objective: Liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) offers superior analytical specificity compared with immunoassays, but it is not available in many regions and hospitals due to expensive instrumentation ...
    • Primary adrenal lymphoma as a cause of adrenal insufficiency, a report of two cases 

      Grønning, Kaja; Sharma, Archana; Mastroianni, Maria Adele; Karlsson, Bo Daniel; Husebye, Eystein Sverre; Løvås, Kristian; Nermoen, Ingrid (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-03)
      Primary adrenal lymphoma (PAL) is a rare cause of adrenal insufficiency. More than 90% is of B-cell origin. The condition is bilateral in up to 75% of cases, with adrenal insufficiency in two of three patients. We report ...
    • Quality of Life in European Patients with Addison’s Disease: Validity of the Disease-Specific Questionnaire AddiQoL 

      Øksnes, Marianne; Bensing, Sophie; Hulting, Anna-Lena; Kämpe, Olle; Hackemann, Annika; Meyer, Gesine; Badenhoop, Klaus; Betterle, Corrado; Parolo, Anna; Giordano, Roberta; Falorni, Alberto; Papierska, Lucyna; Jeske, Wojciech; Kasperlik-Zaluska, Anna A.; Chatterjee, V. Krishna K.; Husebye, Eystein Sverre; Løvås, Kristian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-02)
      Context: Patients with Addison’s disease (AD) self-report impairment in specific dimensions on well-being questionnaires. An AD-specific quality-of-life questionnaire (AddiQoL) was developed to aid evaluation of patients. ...