• Cognitive function in patients with neuroborreliosis: A prospective cohort study from the acute phase to 12 months post treatment 

      Andreassen, Silje; Solheim, Anne Marit; Ljøstad, Unn; Mygland, Åse Daasvand; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord; Reiso, Harald; Beyer, Mona Kristiansen; Harbo, Hanne-Cathrin Flinstad; Løhaugen, Gro; Eikeland, Randi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Long-term cognitive problems after neuroborreliosis treatment remain a subject of debate. We have previously shown that cognitive problems are not present in the acute phase of neuroborreliosis, although fatigue ...
    • Enhancement of cranial nerves in Lyme neuroborreliosis: incidence and correlation with clinical symptoms and prognosis 

      Lindland, Elisabeth Margrete Stokke; Solheim, Anne Marit; Dareez, Muhammad Nazeer; Eikeland, Randi; Ljøstad, Unn; Mygland, Åse Daasvand; Reiso, Harald; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord; Harbo, Hanne; Beyer, Mona Kristiansen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Purpose Symptoms of cranial neuritis are a common presentation of Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB). Imaging studies are scarce and report contradictory low prevalence of enhancement compared to clinical studies of cranial ...
    • European neuroborreliosis: neuropsychological findings 30 months post-treatment 

      Eikeland, Randi; Ljøstad, Unn; Mygland, Åse; Herlofson, Karen; Løhaugen, G. C. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011)
      Background: The aim of this study was to compare neuropsychological (NP) functioning in patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) 30 months after treatment to matched controls. Methods: We tested 50 patients with LNB and ...
    • Genetic epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Norway - a 2-year population based study 

      Olsen, Cathrine Goberg; Busk, Øyvind Løvold; Aanjesen, Tori Navestad; Alstadhaug, Karl Bjørnar; Bjørnå, Ingrid Kristine; Braathen, Geir Julius; Breivik, Kristin Lif; Demic, Natasha; Flemmen, Heidi Øyen; Hallerstig, Erika; HogenEsch, Ineke; Holla, Øystein Lunde; Jøntvedt, Anne Berit; Kampman, Margitta T.; Kleveland, Grethe; Kvernmo, Helene Ballo; Ljøstad, Unn; Maniaol, Angelina; Morsund, Åse Hagen; Nakken, Ola; Novy, Camilla; Rekand, Tiina; Schlüter, Katrin Ruth; Schuler, Stephan; Tveten, Kristian; Tysnes, Ole-Bjørn; Holmøy, Trygve; Høyer, Helle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons. In Europe, disease-causing genetic variants have been identified in 40-70% of familial ALS patients and approximately ...
    • Human seroprevalence of antibodies to tick-borne microbes in southern Norway 

      Thortveit, Erik Thomas; Aase, Audun; Petersen, Lizette Balle; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord; Mygland, Åse; Ljøstad, Unn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The tick Ixodes ricinus is widespread along the coastline of southern Norway, but data on human exposure to tick-borne microbes are scarce. We aimed to assess the seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to various tick-borne ...
    • Imaging in Lyme neuroborreliosis 

      Lindland, Elisabeth Margrete Stokke; Solheim, Anne Marit; Andreassen, Silje; Paulsen, Else Quist; Eikeland, Randi; Ljøstad, Unn; Mygland, Åse; Elsais, Ahmed; Nygaard, Gro Owren; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord; Harbo, Hanne Flinstad; Beyer, Mona K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-10)
      Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is a tick-borne spirochetal infection with a broad spectrum of imaging pathology. For individuals who live in or have travelled to areas where ticks reside, LNB should be considered among ...
    • Patient-reported outcome after treatment for definite Lyme neuroborreliosis 

      Eikeland, Randi; Ljøstad, Unn; Helgeland, Geir; Sand, Geir; Flemmen, Heidi Øyen; Bø, Margrete Halvorsen; Nordaa, Ludmila; Owe, Jone Furulund; Mygland, Åse; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Objective To chart patient‐reported outcome measures (PROMs) in Norwegian patients treated for definite neuroborreliosis (NB). Material and Methods Adult patients treated for definite NB 1–10 years earlier supplied ...
    • Risk factors for a non-favourable outcome after treated European Neuroborreliosis 

      Eikeland, Randi; Mygland, Åse; Herlofson, Karen; Ljøstad, Unn (Journal article, 2011)
      Aim: To identify risk factors for a non-favourable long term outcome with respect to Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and fatigue after treated Lyme Neuroborreliosis (LNB). Methods: We followed 50 LNB patients, and ...
    • Six versus 2 weeks treatment with doxycycline in European Lyme neuroborreliosis: a multicentre, noninferiority, double-blinded, randomised and placebocontrolled trial 

      Solheim, Anne Marit; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord; Dahlberg, Audun Olav; Flemmen, Heidi Øyen; Brune, Synne; Forselv, Kristine Johanne Nordstrøm; Pripp, Are Hugo; Bø, Margrete Halvorsen; Eikeland, Randi; Reiso, Harald; Mygland, Åse Daasvand; Ljøstad, Unn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background There is limited evidence regarding optimal duration of antibiotic treatment in neuroborreliosis. We aimed to compare efficacy and safety of oral doxycycline for 2 and 6 weeks in European Lyme neuroborreliosis ...
    • Six versus two weeks treatment with doxycycline in Lyme neuroborreliosis: the protocol of a multicentre, non-inferiority, double-blinded and randomised controlled trial 

      Solheim, Anne Marit; Ljøstad, Unn; Mygland, Åse (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Introduction: Current treatment guidelines for European Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) recommend cephalosporins, penicillin or doxycycline for 14–28 days but evidence for optimal treatment length is poor. Treatment lengths ...
    • Subjective health complaints and exposure to tick-borne infections in southern Norway 

      Thortveit, Erik Thomas; Aase, Audun; Petersen, Lizette Balle; Lorentzen, Åslaug Rudjord; Mygland, Åse; Ljøstad, Unn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Objectives: Whether tick‐borne infections can cause chronic subjective health complaints is heavily debated. If such a causal connection exists, one would expect to find more health complaints among individuals exposed to ...
    • Web-based vestibular rehabilitation in persistent postural-perceptual dizziness 

      Eldøen, Guttorm; Kvalheim, Stine E.; Thesen, Terje; Mygland, Åse; Ljøstad, Unn; Bakke, Siri; Holo, Marit Horsgaard; Løge, Ingard; Jonsbu, Egil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Objectives: The aims of the study were to investigate the feasibility and preliminary outcome of a Norwegian web-based self-help application for vestibular rehabilitation (VR) among patients with high symptom burden of ...