Gro Owren Nygaard

  • Consultant of neurology; MD, PhD
  • +47 230 16299

Background:
Gro Owren Nygaard has a medical degree from University of Oslo (UiO) from 2004. She worked as a general practitioner at the emergency care unit in the city of Oslo until she started specializing in neurology at Oslo University Hospital in 2008. She started her PhD project on early Multiple Sclerosis in the summer of 2011. Alongside her research activity, she takes an interest in the follow-up of the patients with recent MS diagnosis at the department.

Project/Research interest:
Gro Owren Nygaard works on the project "MRI and genetics and clinical outcome in Multiple Sclerosis", which is a translational project, aiming at using quantitative MRI to elucidate early structural changes in the central nervous system of recently diagnosed MS patients. She hopes to contribute to knowledge about the correlation between the structural changes and the clinical outcome of the patients, as measured by neurological and neuropsycological examinations, and also to identify the role of the known genetic risk factors in MS, in the pathology of early disease.

Main supervisor: Hanne F Harbo (MD, PhD)
Co-supervisors: Elisabeth Gulowsen Celius (MD, PhD) and Kristine Beate Walhovd (Cand. Psychol, PhD, Professor at the Department of Psychiology, University of Oslo).

Methodology:
• Epidemiology
• Clinical examinations (neurological and neuropsychological tests, MRI)

 

Publications 2021

Høgestøl EA, Ghezzo S, Nygaard GO, Espeseth T, Sowa P, Beyer MK, Harbo HF, Westlye LT, Hulst HE, Alnæs D (2021)
Functional connectivity in multiple sclerosis modelled as connectome stability: A 5-year follow-up study
Mult Scler, 13524585211030212
DOI 10.1177/13524585211030212, PubMed 34259578

Holmøy T, Nygaard GO, Myhr KM, Bø L (2021)
Correction: Disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 141 (10)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.21.0454, PubMed 34182741

Holmøy T, Nygaard GO, Myhr KM, Bø L (2021)
Disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 141 (8)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.21.0155, PubMed 34047171

König M, Lorentzen ÅR, Torgauten HM, Tran TT, Schikora-Rustad S, Vaage EB, Mygland Å, Wergeland S, Aarseth J, Aaberge IAS, Torkildsen Ø, Holmøy T, Berge T, Kjell-Morten M, Harbo HF, Andersen JT, Munthe LA, Søraas A, Celius EG, Vaage JT, Lund-Johansen F, Nygaard GO (2021)
Humoral immunity to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination in multiple sclerosis: the relevance of time since last rituximab infusion and first experience from sporadic revaccinations
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry (in press)
DOI 10.1136/jnnp-2021-327612, PubMed 34670844

Publications 2020

Brune S, Høgestøl EA, Cengija V, Berg-Hansen P, Sowa P, Nygaard GO, Harbo HF, Beyer MK (2020)
LesionQuant for Assessment of MRI in Multiple Sclerosis-A Promising Supplement to the Visual Scan Inspection
Front Neurol, 11, 546744
DOI 10.3389/fneur.2020.546744, PubMed 33362682

Publications 2019

de Rodez Benavent SA, Nygaard GO, Nilsen KB, Etholm L, Sowa P, Wendel-Haga M, Harbo HF, Drolsum L, Laeng B, Kerty E, Celius EG (2019)
Neurodegenerative Interplay of Cardiovascular Autonomic Dysregulation and the Retina in Early Multiple Sclerosis
Front Neurol, 10, 507
DOI 10.3389/fneur.2019.00507, PubMed 31156539

Høgestøl EA, Kaufmann T, Nygaard GO, Beyer MK, Sowa P, Nordvik JE, Kolskår K, Richard G, Andreassen OA, Harbo HF, Westlye LT (2019)
Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal MRI Brain Scans Reveal Accelerated Brain Aging in Multiple Sclerosis
Front Neurol, 10, 450
DOI 10.3389/fneur.2019.00450, PubMed 31114541

Høgestøl EA, Nygaard GO, Alnæs D, Beyer MK, Westlye LT, Harbo HF (2019)
Symptoms of fatigue and depression is reflected in altered default mode network connectivity in multiple sclerosis
PLoS One, 14 (4), e0210375
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0210375, PubMed 30933977

Publications 2018

Lindland ES, Solheim AM, Andreassen S, Quist-Paulsen E, Eikeland R, Ljøstad U, Mygland Å, Elsais A, Nygaard GO, Lorentzen ÅR, Harbo HF, Beyer MK (2018)
Imaging in Lyme neuroborreliosis
Insights Imaging, 9 (5), 833-844
DOI 10.1007/s13244-018-0646-x, PubMed 30187265

Publications 2017

de Rodez Benavent SA, Nygaard GO, Harbo HF, Tønnesen S, Sowa P, Landrø NI, Wendel-Haga M, Etholm L, Nilsen KB, Drolsum L, Kerty E, Celius EG, Laeng B (2017)
Fatigue and cognition: Pupillary responses to problem-solving in early multiple sclerosis patients
Brain Behav, 7 (7), e00717
DOI 10.1002/brb3.717, PubMed 28729927

Nygaard GO (2017)
[In-hospital stroke]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 137 (19)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0634, PubMed 29043721

Sowa P, Nygaard GO, Bjørnerud A, Celius EG, Harbo HF, Beyer MK (2017)
Magnetic resonance imaging perfusion is associated with disease severity and activity in multiple sclerosis
Neuroradiology, 59 (7), 655-664
DOI 10.1007/s00234-017-1849-4, PubMed 28585082

Publications 2016

Gustavsen MW, Celius EG, Winsvold BS, Moen SM, Nygaard GO, Berg-Hansen P, Lie BA, Zwart JA, Harbo HF (2016)
Migraine and frequent tension-type headache are not associated with multiple sclerosis in a Norwegian case-control study
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin, 2, 2055217316682976
DOI 10.1177/2055217316682976, PubMed 28607748

Moen SM, Harbo HF, Celius EG, Sowa P, Nygaard GO, Beyer MK (2016)
S.M. Moen og medarbeidere svarer
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 136 (19), 1608
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0826, PubMed 27790879

Moen SM, Harbo HF, Celius EG, Sowa P, Nygaard GO, Beyer MK (2016)
S.M. Moen og medarbeidere svarer
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 136 (20), 1702
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0865, PubMed 27830899

Moen SM, Harbo HF, Sowa P, Celius EG, Nygaard GO, Beyer MK (2016)
MRI- investigations in multiple sclerosis
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 136 (16), 1373-1376

Moen SM, Harbo HF, Sowa P, Celius EG, Nygaard GO, Beyer MK (2016)
[MRI in multiple sclerosis]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 136 (16), 1373-6
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.15.1361, PubMed 27637059

Publications 2015

Nygaard GO, Celius EG, de Rodez Benavent SA, Sowa P, Gustavsen MW, Fjell AM, Landrø NI, Walhovd KB, Harbo HF (2015)
A Longitudinal Study of Disability, Cognition and Gray Matter Atrophy in Early Multiple Sclerosis Patients According to Evidence of Disease Activity
PLoS One, 10 (8), e0135974
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0135974, PubMed 26280173

Nygaard GO, de Rodez Benavent SA, Harbo HF, Laeng B, Sowa P, Damangir S, Bernhard Nilsen K, Etholm L, Tønnesen S, Kerty E, Drolsum L, Inge Landrø N, Celius EG (2015)
Eye and hand motor interactions with the Symbol Digit Modalities Test in early multiple sclerosis
Mult Scler Relat Disord, 4 (6), 585-9
DOI 10.1016/j.msard.2015.08.003, PubMed 26590666

Sowa P, Bjørnerud A, Nygaard GO, Damangir S, Spulber G, Celius EG, Due-Tønnessen P, Harbo HF, Beyer MK (2015)
Reduced perfusion in white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis
Eur J Radiol, 84 (12), 2605-12
DOI 10.1016/j.ejrad.2015.09.007, PubMed 26391230

Publications 2014

Gustavsen MW, Celius EG, Moen SM, Bjølgerud A, Berg-Hansen P, Nygaard GO, Sandvik L, Lie BA, Harbo HF (2014)
No association between multiple sclerosis and periodontitis after adjusting for smoking habits
Eur J Neurol, 22 (3), 588-90
DOI 10.1111/ene.12520, PubMed 25041906

Gustavsen MW, Page CM, Moen SM, Bjølgerud A, Berg-Hansen P, Nygaard GO, Sandvik L, Lie BA, Celius EG, Harbo HF (2014)
Environmental exposures and the risk of multiple sclerosis investigated in a Norwegian case-control study
BMC Neurol, 14, 196
DOI 10.1186/s12883-014-0196-x, PubMed 25274070

Nygaard GO, Walhovd KB, Sowa P, Chepkoech JL, Bjørnerud A, Due-Tønnessen P, Landrø NI, Damangir S, Spulber G, Storsve AB, Beyer MK, Fjell AM, Celius EG, Harbo HF (2014)
Cortical thickness and surface area relate to specific symptoms in early relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
Mult Scler, 21 (4), 402-14
DOI 10.1177/1352458514543811, PubMed 25139946

Publications 2001

Fremeau RT, Troyer MD, Pahner I, Nygaard GO, Tran CH, Reimer RJ, Bellocchio EE, Fortin D, Storm-Mathisen J, Edwards RH (2001)
The expression of vesicular glutamate transporters defines two classes of excitatory synapse
Neuron, 31 (2), 247-60
DOI 10.1016/s0896-6273(01)00344-0, PubMed 11502256

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