Gunnvald Kvarstein

  • Consultant; MD, PhD

Presentation from UiT - The Arctic University of Norway



Publications 2021

Roland SB, Pripp AH, Msomphora MR, Kvarstein G (2021)
The efficacy of botulinum toxin A treatment for tension-type or cervicogenic headache: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials
Scand J Pain, 21 (4), 635-652
DOI 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0038, PubMed 34090319

Sørensen K, Skirbekk H, Kvarstein G, Wøien H (2021)
I don't want to think about it: a qualitative study of children (6-18 years) with rheumatic diseases and parents' experiences with regular needle injections at home
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J, 19 (1), 8
DOI 10.1186/s12969-021-00495-4, PubMed 33482852

Publications 2020

Andersen KK, Kvarstein G (2020)
Postoperative opioids and risk of respiratory depression - A cross-sectional evaluation of routines for administration and monitoring in a tertiary hospital
Scand J Pain, 21 (1), 203-207
DOI 10.1515/sjpain-2020-0060, PubMed 33108339

Danielsson L, Kvarstein G, Bergvik S (2020)
Mediators of Pain and Physical Function in Female and Male Patients with Chronic Pain
J Pain Res, 13, 1059-1071
DOI 10.2147/JPR.S233501, PubMed 32547171

Hausken J, Fretland ÅA, Edwin B, Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI (2020)
Response to the Comment on "Epidural Analgesia (TEA) vs. IV-PCA After Open Liver Surgery"
Ann Surg, 271 (5), e126-e127
DOI 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003684, PubMed 31800498

Måwe L, Thorén LM, Kvarstein G (2020)
Responses after spinal interventions in a clinical pain practice - a pragmatic observational study
Scand J Pain, 20 (3), 469-482
DOI 10.1515/sjpain-2019-0126, PubMed 31977310

Sørensen K, Skirbekk H, Kvarstein G, Wøien H (2020)
Children's fear of needle injections: a qualitative study of training sessions for children with rheumatic diseases before home administration
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J, 18 (1), 13
DOI 10.1186/s12969-020-0406-6, PubMed 32033566

Stedenfeldt M, Kvarstein G, Nilsen TIL, Schjødt B, Borchgrevink PC, Halsteinli V (2020)
Pre-consultation biopsychosocial data from patients admitted for management at pain centers in Norway
Scand J Pain, 20 (2), 363-373
DOI 10.1515/sjpain-2019-0076, PubMed 31940290

Publications 2019

Hausken J, Fretland ÅA, Edwin B, Andersen MH, Dagenborg VJ, Bjørnelv GMW, Kristiansen R, Røysland K, Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI (2019)
Intravenous Patient-controlled Analgesia Versus Thoracic Epidural Analgesia After Open Liver Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Noninferiority Trial
Ann Surg, 270 (2), 193-199
DOI 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003209, PubMed 30676382

Kvarstein G, Högström H, Allen SM, Rosland JH (2019)
Cryoneurolysis for cervicogenic headache - a double blinded randomized controlled study
Scand J Pain, 20 (1), 39-50
DOI 10.1515/sjpain-2019-0086, PubMed 31675351

Martinsen T, Pettersen FJ, Kalvøy H, Tronstad C, Kvarstein G, Bakken A, Høgetveit JO, Martinsen ØG, Grimnes S, Frich L (2019)
Electrosurgery and Temperature Increase in Tissue With a Passive Metal Implant
Front Surg, 6, 8
DOI 10.3389/fsurg.2019.00008, PubMed 30915337

Nothnagel H, Brown Menard M, Kvarstein G, Norheim AJ, Weiss T, Puta C, Mist SD, Musial F (2019)
Recruitment and inclusion procedures as "pain killers" in clinical trials?
J Pain Res, 12, 2027-2037
DOI 10.2147/JPR.S204259, PubMed 31308731

Stedenfeldt M, Kvarstein G, Schjodt B, Johansen A, Berntsen AGS, Brautaset A, Halsteinli V (2019)
Rights assessment and quality of referrals- rate of agreement between four pain management centres
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 139 (9), 817-822

Stedenfeldt M, Kvarstein G, Schjødt B, Johansen A, Berntsen AGS, Brautaset A, Halsteinli V (2019)
Rights assessment and quality of referrals - rate of agreement between four pain management centres
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 139 (9)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.18.0396, PubMed 31140252

Publications 2018

Damsgård E, Solgård H, Johannessen K, Wennevold K, Kvarstein G, Pettersen G, Garcia B (2018)
Understanding Pain and Pain Management in Elderly Nursing Home Patients Applying an Interprofessional Learning Activity in Health Care Students: A Norwegian Pilot Study
Pain Manag Nurs, 19 (5), 516-524
DOI 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.02.064, PubMed 29779794

Hansson P, Jensen TS, Kvarstein G, Strömberg M (2018)
Pain-relieving effectiveness, quality of life and tolerability of repeated capsaicin 8% patch treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in Scandinavian clinical practice
Eur J Pain, 22 (5), 941-950
DOI 10.1002/ejp.1180, PubMed 29388284

Kvarstein G, Lundeland B (2018)
Bipolar radiofrequency neurotomy for spinal pain - a promising technique but still some steps to go
Scand J Pain, 18 (4), 565-566
DOI 10.1515/sjpain-2018-0305, PubMed 30281515

Publications 2017

Lundeland B, Janerås L, Kvarstein G (2017)
Severe side effects from intrathecal morphine for chronic pain after repeated failed spinal operations
Scand J Pain, 17, 150-151
DOI 10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.09.003, PubMed 28950244

Publications 2016

Lundeland B, Kvarstein G (2016)
Is there a place for pulsed radiofrequency in the treatment of chronic pain?
Scand J Pain, 12, 55-56
DOI 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.04.002, PubMed 28850492

Publications 2015

Kvarstein G (2015)
Frozen shoulder and corticosteroids--still a need for needles?
Pain, 156 (9), 1587-1588
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000225, PubMed 26075964

Winger A, Kvarstein G, Wyller VB, Ekstedt M, Sulheim D, Fagermoen E, Småstuen MC, Helseth S (2015)
Health related quality of life in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome: a cross-sectional study
Health Qual Life Outcomes, 13, 96
DOI 10.1186/s12955-015-0288-3, PubMed 26138694

Publications 2014

Winger A, Kvarstein G, Wyller VB, Sulheim D, Fagermoen E, Småstuen MC, Helseth S (2014)
Pain and pressure pain thresholds in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy controls: a cross-sectional study
BMJ Open, 4 (9), e005920
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005920, PubMed 25287104

Publications 2012

Kvarstein G (2012)
Pulsed radiofrequency-Time for a clinical pause and more science
Scand J Pain, 3 (3), 124-126
DOI 10.1016/j.sjpain.2012.05.071, PubMed 29913819

Rognstad MK, Fredheim OM, Johannessen TE, Kvarstein G, Skauge M, Undall E, Rustøen T (2012)
Attitudes, beliefs and self-reported competence about postoperative pain among physicians and nurses working on surgical wards
Scand J Caring Sci, 26 (3), 545-52
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00964.x, PubMed 22272649

Publications 2011

Fredheim OM, Borchgrevink PC, Kvarstein G (2011)
[Post-operative pain management in hospitals]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 131 (18), 1772-6
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.10.1184, PubMed 21946595

Fredheim OM, Kvarstein G, Undall E, Stubhaug A, Rustøen T, Borchgrevink PC (2011)
[Postoperative pain in patients admitted to Norwegian hospitals]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 131 (18), 1763-7
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.10.1129, PubMed 21946593

Kvarstein G (2011)
Choi WJ et al. "Radiofrequency treatment relieves chronic knee osteoarthritis pain: a double-blind randomized controlled trial" [Pain 2011;152:481-7]
Pain, 152 (8), 1934-1936
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2011.05.030

Waelgaard L, Dahl BM, Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI (2011)
Tissue gas tensions and tissue metabolites for detection of organ hypoperfusion and ischemia
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 56 (2), 200-9
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02572.x, PubMed 22103593

Publications 2010

Kvarstein G (2010)
Nerve block-A reliable diagnostic tool?
Scand J Pain, 1 (4), 184-185
DOI 10.1016/j.sjpain.2010.08.006, PubMed 29913987

Kvarstein G (2010)
A new target for radiofrequency neurotomy?
Pain, 152 (3), 465-466
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2010.09.037, PubMed 20961686

Kvarstein G, Jørum E (2010)
[The intern's vein--the patient's nightmare?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 130 (12), 1250-1
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.09.0769, PubMed 20567278

Publications 2009

Kvarstein G, Måwe L, Indahl A, Hol PK, Tennøe B, Digernes R, Stubhaug A, Tønnessen TI, Beivik H (2009)
A randomized double-blind controlled trial of intra-annular radiofrequency thermal disc therapy--a 12-month follow-up
Pain, 145 (3), 279-286
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2009.05.001, PubMed 19647940

Kvarstein G, Måwe L, Indahl A, Hol PK, Tennøe B, Digernes R, Tønnessen TI, Beivik H, Stubhaug A (2009)
Placebo control--still the most ethical study design
Pain, 148 (1), 174-175
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2009.11.013, PubMed 19962241

Publications 2008

Breivik H, Borchgrevink PC, Allen SM, Rosseland LA, Romundstad L, Hals EK, Kvarstein G, Stubhaug A (2008)
Assessment of pain
Br J Anaesth, 101 (1), 17-24
DOI 10.1093/bja/aen103, PubMed 18487245

Svendsrud A, Kvarstein G (2008)
Smerte og intensivpasienten
In Ulike tekster om smerte: fra nocisepsjon til livskvalitet, Gyldendal akademisk, Oslo, s. 290-306
BIBSYS 082789541

Publications 2007

Andersen MH, Mathisen L, Veenstra M, Oyen O, Edwin B, Digernes R, Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI, Wahl AK, Hanestad BR, Fosse E (2007)
Quality of life after randomization to laparoscopic versus open living donor nephrectomy: long-term follow-up
Transplantation, 84 (1), 64-9
DOI 10.1097/, PubMed 17627239

Publications 2006

Andersen MH, Mathisen L, Oyen O, Edwin B, Digernes R, Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI, Wahl AK, Hanestad BR, Fosse E (2006)
Postoperative pain and convalescence in living kidney donors-laparoscopic versus open donor nephrectomy: a randomized study
Am J Transplant, 6 (6), 1438-43
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01301.x, PubMed 16686768

Jørum E, Ørstavik K, Schmidt R, Namer B, Carr RW, Kvarstein G, Hilliges M, Handwerker H, Torebjörk E, Schmelz M (2006)
Catecholamine-induced excitation of nociceptors in sympathetically maintained pain
Pain, 127 (3), 296-301
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2006.08.022, PubMed 16997471

Publications 2005

Breivik H, Kvarstein G (2005)
[Pain as a health problem]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (20), 2807
PubMed 16244687

Nortvedt P, Kvarstein G, Jønland I (2005)
Sedation of patients in intensive care medicine and nursing: ethical issues
Nurs Ethics, 12 (5), 522-36
DOI 10.1191/0969733005ne819oa, PubMed 16178347

Øyen O, Andersen M, Mathisen L, Kvarstein G, Edwin B, Line PD, Scholz T, Pfeffer PF (2005)
Laparoscopic versus open living-donor nephrectomy: experiences from a prospective, randomized, single-center study focusing on donor safety
Transplantation, 79 (9), 1236-40
DOI 10.1097/, PubMed 15880077

Publications 2004

Kvarstein G (2004)
Tissue PCO₂ for early detection of organ ischemia
In Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Unipub, Oslo, no. 225, 1 b. (flere pag.)
BIBSYS 042290740, ISBN 82-8072-136-3

Kvarstein G, Mirtaheri P, Tønnessen TI (2004)
Detection of ischemia by PCO2 before adenosine triphosphate declines in skeletal muscle
Crit Care Med, 32 (1), 232-7
DOI 10.1097/01.CCM.0000104948.41544.FC, PubMed 14707584

Publications 2003

Kvarstein G, Barstad M, Mirtaheri P, Tønnessen TI (2003)
Tissue carbon dioxide tension: a putative specific indicator of ischemia in porcine latissimus dorsi flaps
Plast Reconstr Surg, 112 (7), 1825-31
DOI 10.1097/01.PRS.0000091166.83956.39, PubMed 14663226

Kvarstein G, Mirtaheri P, Tønnessen TI (2003)
Detection of organ ischemia during hemorrhagic shock
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 47 (6), 675-86
DOI 10.1034/j.1399-6576.2003.00134.x, PubMed 12803584

Publications 2002

Rasmussen H, Mirtaheri P, Dirven H, Johnsen H, Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI, Midtvedt T (2002)
PCO(2) in the large intestine of mice, rats, guinea pigs, and dogs and effects of the dietary substrate
J Appl Physiol (1985), 92 (1), 219-24
DOI 10.1152/japplphysiol.00190.2001, PubMed 11744663

Publications 2001

Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI (2001)
[Pain--difficult for both laymen and professionals]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 121 (22), 2577
PubMed 11668750

Publications 2000

Hol PK, Kvarstein G, Viken O, Smedby O, Tønnessen TI (2000)
MRI-guided celiac plexus block
J Magn Reson Imaging, 12 (4), 562-4
DOI 10.1002/1522-2586(200010)12:4<562::aid-jmri7>;2-a, PubMed 11042637

Hol PK, Kvarstein G, Viken O, Smedby O, Tonnessen TI (2000)
MRI-guided celiac plexus block
J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 12 (2), 562-564
DOI 10.1002/1522-2586(200010)12:4<562::AID-JMRI7>3.0.CO;2-A

Publications 1999

Rasmussen H, Kvarstein G, Johnsen H, Dirven H, Midtvedt T, Mirtaheri P, Tønnessen TI (1999)
Gas supersaturation in the cecal wall of mice due to bacterial CO2 production
J Appl Physiol (1985), 86 (4), 1311-8
DOI 10.1152/jappl.1999.86.4.1311, PubMed 10194217

Publications 1997

Kvarstein G, Tønnessen TI (1997)
[CO2 pressure used in the diagnosis of ischemia]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 117 (29), 4251-5
PubMed 9441471

Publications 1996

Tønnessen TI, Kvarstein G (1996)
PCO2 electrodes at the surface of the kidney detect ischaemia
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 40 (5), 510-9
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.1996.tb04481.x, PubMed 8792878

Publications 1989

Gulbrandsen P, Fugelli P, Kvarstein G, Moland L (1989)
The duration of acute respiratory tract infections in children
Scand J Prim Health Care, 7 (4), 219-23
DOI 10.3109/02813438909088668, PubMed 2626611

Publications 1988

Kvarstein G, Hovdenak N (1988)
[Granulocytopenia in treatment with salazopyrin]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 108 (32), 2982-3
PubMed 2908084

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