Kristian Bernhard Nilsen
Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- Is elevated pre-ictal heart rate associated with secondary generalization in partial epilepsy?Kristian Bernhard Nilsen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Trondeim, Norway
Seizure 19:291-5. 2010..People with epilepsy are at risk for sudden unexpected death. Cardiac arrhythmia is one possible mechanism. We have studied seizure-related changes in cardiac rhythm...
- Cardiovascular responses to cognitive stress in patients with migraine and tension-type headacheRune B Leistad
Department of Neurosciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
BMC Neurol 7:23. 2007..The purpose of this study was to investigate the temporal relationship between autonomic changes and pain activation in migraine and tension-type headache induced by stress in a model relevant for everyday office-work...
- Pain induced by low-grade stress in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic shoulder/neck pain, relation to surface electromyographyK B Nilsen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Neurosciences, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
Eur J Pain 10:615-27. 2006..Pain lasted longer during recovery in both FMS and SNP patients compared to healthy controls, possibly a result of disease-related sensitisation in pain pathways...
- Increased baroreflex sensitivity and heart rate variability in migraine patientsK B Nilsen
Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, MTFS, 7489 Trondheim, Norway
Acta Neurol Scand 120:418-23. 2009..We investigated whether spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity and heart rate variability (HRV) are different in migraine patients compared to healthy controls...
- Two novel SCN9A mutations causing insensitivity to painK B Nilsen
Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Edvard Griegs gate 8, 7489 Trondheim, Norway
Pain 143:155-8. 2009..Here we describe a woman with insensitivity to pain with two novel mutations in the SCN9A gene, coding for the Nav1.7 channel. We also discuss the finding of anosmia which apparently is a common feature in these patients...
- Autonomic and muscular responses and recovery to one-hour laboratory mental stress in healthy subjectsKristian B Nilsen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosciences, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:81. 2007..We wanted to explore stress related physiology in healthy subjects in order to gain insight into mechanisms of pain development which may relate to the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal pain disorders...
- Autonomic activation and pain in response to low-grade mental stress in fibromyalgia and shoulder/neck pain patientsKristian Bernhard Nilsen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Neurosciences, N 7489, Trondheim, Norway
Eur J Pain 11:743-55. 2007..We wanted to examine the relationship between low-grade autonomic activation and stress-related pain in patients with fibromyalgia and localised chronic shoulder/neck pain...
- [Mechanisms for pain inhibiton in the central nervous system]Kristian Bernhard Nilsen
Seksjon for klinisk nevrofysiologi, Avdeling for nevrologi, Oslo universitetssykehus, 0407 Oslo, Norway
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 130:1921-4. 2010..Understanding of pain-alleviating mechanisms is increasing, which is useful both for doctors who treat pain-ridden patients and for researchers interested in the physiology of pain. This article provides an overview of such mechanisms...
- Similarities in stress physiology among patients with chronic pain and headache disorders: evidence for a common pathophysiological mechanism?Rune Bang Leistad
Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
J Headache Pain 9:165-75. 2008....
- Repeatability of cold pain and heat pain thresholds: The application of sensory testing in migraine researchTrond Sand
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Cephalalgia 30:904-9. 2010..5 degrees C and 40.8 degrees C. Quantitative sensory methods provide useful information about headache and pain pathophysiology, and it is important to estimate the normal test/retest repeatability range in follow-up studies...
- The validity of questionnaire-based diagnoses: the third Nord-Trøndelag Health Study 2006-2008Knut Hagen
Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7489 Trondheim, Norway
J Headache Pain 11:67-73. 2010..However, the high specificity of the questionnaire-based diagnosis of migraine, in particular for migraine with aura, makes the questionnaire a valid tool for diagnosing patients with migraine for genetic studies...
- Noradrenaline and cortisol changes in response to low-grade cognitive stress differ in migraine and tension-type headacheRune Bang Leistad
Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
J Headache Pain 8:157-66. 2007..The present study suggests that migraineurs and TTH patients cope differently with low-grade cognitive stress...