• Clinical effect modifiers of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes - secondary analyses of a randomised, placebocontrolled trial (the AIM study) 

      Bråten, Lars Christian Haugli; Grøvle, Lars; Espeland, Ansgar; Pripp, Are Hugo; Grotle, Margreth; Hellum, Christian; Haugen, Anne Julsrud; Froholdt, Anne; Rolfsen, Mads Peder; Nygaard, Øystein Petter; Lutro, Olav; Kristoffersen, Per Martin; Anke, Audny; Schistad, Ellina Iordanova; Skouen, Jan Sture; Brox, Jens Ivar; Zwart, John-Anker; Storheim, Kjersti (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background Randomised trials on antibiotic treatment for patients with chronic low back pain and vertebral endplate changes visible on MRI (Modic changes) have shown mixed results. A possible explanation might be a real ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...