H Breivik

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oslo
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Epinephrine markedly improves thoracic epidural analgesia produced by a small-dose infusion of ropivacaine, fentanyl, and epinephrine after major thoracic or abdominal surgery: a randomized, double-blinded crossover study with and without epinephrine
    Geir Niemi
    Department of Anesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, University of Oslo, N 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Anesth Analg 94:1598-605, table of contents. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint [Pain treatment in patients on chronic opioid therapy and in drug abusers]
    Ulf E Kongsgaard
    Anestesiavdelingen, Det Norske Radiumhospital, Montebello, 0310 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2808-10. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Adding propacetamol to ketorolac increases the tolerance to painful pressure
    Luis Romundstad
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo N 0027, Norway
    Eur J Pain 10:177-83. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Assessment of pain
    H Breivik
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Anaesth 101:17-24. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Cancer-related pain: a pan-European survey of prevalence, treatment, and patient attitudes
    H Breivik
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Ann Oncol 20:1420-33. 2009
  6. pmc The individual and societal burden of chronic pain in Europe: the case for strategic prioritisation and action to improve knowledge and availability of appropriate care
    Harald Breivik
    Department of Pain Management and Research, University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Public Health 13:1229. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Pain management discussion forum
    Harald Breivik
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 27:296-7. 2013
  8. doi request reprint European pain management discussion forum
    Harald Breivik
    Anesthesiology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 26:394-5. 2012
  9. doi request reprint [Regional analgesia--risks and benefits]
    Harald Breivik
    Institutt for sykehusmedisin, Universitetet i Oslo og Akuttklinikken, Anestesi Oslo universitetssykehus, Rikshospitalet 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 130:392-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint [Pain as a health problem]
    Harald Breivik
    Anestesiavdelingen, Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2807. 2005

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Epinephrine markedly improves thoracic epidural analgesia produced by a small-dose infusion of ropivacaine, fentanyl, and epinephrine after major thoracic or abdominal surgery: a randomized, double-blinded crossover study with and without epinephrine
    Geir Niemi
    Department of Anesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, University of Oslo, N 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Anesth Analg 94:1598-605, table of contents. 2002
    ..We conclude that epinephrine improves the pain relief and reduces the side effects of a thoracic epidural infusion of ropivacaine and fentanyl after major thoracic or upper abdominal surgery...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Pain treatment in patients on chronic opioid therapy and in drug abusers]
    Ulf E Kongsgaard
    Anestesiavdelingen, Det Norske Radiumhospital, Montebello, 0310 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2808-10. 2005
    ..Substance abuse in pain management can undermine treatment compliance, the effectiveness of therapies, and social support and functioning...
  3. ncbi request reprint Adding propacetamol to ketorolac increases the tolerance to painful pressure
    Luis Romundstad
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo N 0027, Norway
    Eur J Pain 10:177-83. 2006
    ..propacetamol and ketorolac vs. propacetamol, P<0.001). The combination was significantly better than ketorolac alone (P<0.04). After propacetamol 2 g, PPTT did not change significantly neither compared with placebo or baseline...
  4. doi request reprint Assessment of pain
    H Breivik
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Anaesth 101:17-24. 2008
    ..Several disease- and patient-specific functional scales are useful, such as the Western Ontario and MacMaster Universities for osteoarthritis, and several neuropathic pain screening tools. The Initiative on..
  5. doi request reprint Cancer-related pain: a pan-European survey of prevalence, treatment, and patient attitudes
    H Breivik
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Ann Oncol 20:1420-33. 2009
    ..The European Pain in Cancer survey sought to increase understanding of cancer-related pain and treatment across Europe...
  6. pmc The individual and societal burden of chronic pain in Europe: the case for strategic prioritisation and action to improve knowledge and availability of appropriate care
    Harald Breivik
    Department of Pain Management and Research, University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Public Health 13:1229. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Pain management discussion forum
    Harald Breivik
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 27:296-7. 2013
    ..The potential value of methadone in such a patient is described, as are the risks of drug interactions leading to toxicity and cardiac arrhythmias...
  8. doi request reprint European pain management discussion forum
    Harald Breivik
    Anesthesiology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 26:394-5. 2012
    ..Queries from European physicians about analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from the author are presented. Topics addressed in this issue pertain to epidural injection for painful central lumbar stenosis and epicondolysis...
  9. doi request reprint [Regional analgesia--risks and benefits]
    Harald Breivik
    Institutt for sykehusmedisin, Universitetet i Oslo og Akuttklinikken, Anestesi Oslo universitetssykehus, Rikshospitalet 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 130:392-7. 2010
    ..In regional anaesthesia/analgesia, rare but serious complications make it necessary to always consider the risk-benefit ratio. The article discusses these issues and gives advice on effective and safe conduct...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Pain as a health problem]
    Harald Breivik
    Anestesiavdelingen, Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2807. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint The future role of the anaesthesiologist in pain management
    H Breivik
    University of Oslo, Department Group of Clinical Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 49:922-6. 2005
    ..Will there be a place for anaesthesiologists in multidisciplinary pain clinics managing chronic non-cancer pain patients in the future?..
  12. ncbi request reprint Survey of chronic pain in Europe: prevalence, impact on daily life, and treatment
    Harald Breivik
    University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Division Rikshospitalet, Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Norway
    Eur J Pain 10:287-333. 2006
    ..Although differences were observed between the 16 countries, we have documented that chronic pain is a major health care problem in Europe that needs to be taken more seriously...
  13. doi request reprint Nordic guidelines for neuraxial blocks in disturbed haemostasis from the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
    H Breivik
    Section for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Oslo, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 54:16-41. 2010
    ..National guidelines for minimizing this risk in patients who benefit from such blocks vary in their recommendations for safe practice...
  14. ncbi request reprint Epidural fentanyl markedly improves thoracic epidural analgesia in a low-dose infusion of bupivacaine, adrenaline and fentanyl. A randomized, double-blind crossover study with and without fentanyl
    G Niemi
    Department of Anaesthesiology, The National Hospital Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 45:221-32. 2001
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Methylprednisolone and ketorolac rapidly reduce hyperalgesia around a skin burn injury and increase pressure pain thresholds
    A Stubhaug
    University of Oslo, Faculty Division Rikshospitalet, Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet Medical Centre, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 51:1138-46. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of methylprednisolone and ketorolac on hyperalgesia around a skin burn injury and on pressure pain thresholds...
  16. ncbi request reprint Methylprednisolone intravenously 1 day after surgery has sustained analgesic and opioid-sparing effects
    L Romundstad
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 48:1223-31. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Effective pain relief from intra-articular saline with or without morphine 2 mg in patients with moderate-to-severe pain after knee arthroscopy: a randomized, double-blind controlled clinical study
    L A Rosseland
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 47:732-8. 2003
    ..This obviously is a confounding factor, reducing assay sensitivity when all patients are included in IA morphine studies...
  18. ncbi request reprint The minimally effective concentration of adrenaline in a low-concentration thoracic epidural analgesic infusion of bupivacaine, fentanyl and adrenaline after major surgery. A randomized, double-blind, dose-finding study
    G Niemi
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 47:439-50. 2003
    ..ml- 1. Concern about possible adverse effects on spinal cord blood flow, expressed by others, prompted us to find the lowest concentration of adrenaline needed to produce effective and reliable pain relief after major surgery...
  19. doi request reprint Prescription pattern of codeine for non-malignant pain: a pharmacoepidemiological study from the Norwegian Prescription Database
    O M S Fredheim
    Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Pain and Palliation Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 53:627-33. 2009
    ..Opioid prescription for pain relief is increasing. Codeine is the dominating opioid in several European countries, with Norway being among the highest codeine users...
  20. ncbi request reprint Opioids in cancer and chronic non-cancer pain therapy-indications and controversies
    H Breivik
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 45:1059-66. 2001
    ..Guidelines for long-term treatment with strong opioids of chronic non-cancer-related pain are also being developed in the Nordic countries, where very diverging traditions for the usage of such therapy still exist...
  21. doi request reprint High-resolution MRI demonstrates detailed anatomy of the axillary brachial plexus. A pilot study
    T Kjelstrup
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 56:914-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this pilot study was to demonstrate the anatomy as shown by MRI of the brachial plexus in the axillary region...
  22. ncbi request reprint Monitoring urinary bladder volume and detecting post-operative urinary retention in children with an ultrasound scanner
    L A Rosseland
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, N 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 49:1456-9. 2005
    ..The prevention of PUR by routine catheterization may increase the risk of urinary tract infection. Post-operative monitoring of the bladder volume is a reliable method in adults, but has not been evaluated for reliability in children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Predictable reduction of intracranial hypertension with hypertonic saline hydroxyethyl starch: a prospective clinical trial in critically ill patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage
    G Bentsen
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 48:1089-95. 2004
    ..Hypertonic saline has not been studied in patients with increased ICP due to subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects on elevated ICP and on CPP in patients critically ill from SAH...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Do women with Caesarean section have to choose between pain relief and breastfeeding?]
    Siv Hestenes
    Anestesiavdelingen, Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 128:2190-2. 2008
    ..Too cautious prescription of strong analgesics postoperatively may have untoward consequences, such as immobilisation and delayed onset of breastfeeding...
  25. ncbi request reprint How to implement an acute pain service
    Harald Breivik
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Clinic, NO 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 16:527-47. 2002
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint [A new schedule for the inventory of pain]
    Olav Magnus S Fredheim
    Nasjonalt kompetansesenter for sammensatte lidelser, Institutt for sirkulasjon og bildediagnostikk, Det medisinske fakultet, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 128:2082-4. 2008
  27. doi request reprint Management of acute postoperative pain: still a long way to go!
    Harald Breivik
    Pain 137:233-4. 2008
  28. ncbi request reprint [The elderly need better pain treatment]
    Ulf E Kongsgaard
    Anestesi og intensivklinikken Rikshospitalet og Det medisinske fakultet Universitetet i Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 128:590-1. 2008
    ..There is an urgent need for better professional education programmes and further dedicated research specifically targeted to the needs of the elderly in our community...
  29. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain and sensory changes after augmentation mammoplasty: long term effects of preincisional administration of methylprednisolone
    Luis Romundstad
    University of Oslo, Department Group of Clinical Medicine, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Pain 124:92-9. 2006
    ..Preoperative methylprednisolone resulted in significantly less hyperesthesia compared with both parecoxib and placebo, but did not significantly reduce the prevalence of persistent spontaneous or evoked pain...
  30. ncbi request reprint Intra-articular (IA) catheter administration of postoperative analgesics. A new trial design allows evaluation of baseline pain, demonstrates large variation in need of analgesics, and finds no analgesic effect of IA ketamine compared with IA saline
    Leiv Arne Rosseland
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, N 0027, Oslo, Norway
    Pain 104:25-34. 2003
    ..Intra-muscular ketamine 10mg showed significantly better early pain relief, global evaluation, and longer time to rescue analgesic, compared with IA ketamine 10mg...
  31. ncbi request reprint Moderate-to-severe pain after knee arthroscopy is relieved by intraarticular saline: a randomized controlled trial
    Leiv A Rosseland
    Department of Anesthesia, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Anesth Analg 98:1546-51, table of contents. 2004
    ..Our finding of a major placebo effect may have implications for the interpretation of previously published placebo-controlled IA analgesia studies...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Treatment of acute and chronic pain]
    Harald Breivik
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:2078. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint [Glucocorticoids reduce acute postoperative pain]
    Luis Romundstad
    Anestesiavdelingen, Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2507-8. 2005
    ..The evidence for an analgesic effect is best after oral, orthopaedic, laparoscopic and perianal surgery. Their anti-emetic properties in addition to the analgesic effects make them particularly useful perioperatively...
  34. ncbi request reprint Breakthrough pain in malignant and non-malignant diseases: a review of prevalence, characteristics and mechanisms
    Kristina B Svendsen
    Danish Pain Research Center, University Hospital of Aarhus, Noerrebrogade 44, Building 1A, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    Eur J Pain 9:195-206. 2005
    ..It is suggested that sensitization could be the common denominator of BTP in malignant and non-malignant pain...
  35. ncbi request reprint Methylprednisolone reduces pain, emesis, and fatigue after breast augmentation surgery: a single-dose, randomized, parallel-group study with methylprednisolone 125 mg, parecoxib 40 mg, and placebo
    Luis Romundstad
    Department Group of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
    Anesth Analg 102:418-25. 2006
    ..Methylprednisolone, but not parecoxib, reduced nausea, vomiting, and fatigue...
  36. ncbi request reprint What do different databases tell about the use of opioids in seven European countries in 2002?
    Katri Hamunen
    Pain Clinic, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 140, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur J Pain 12:705-15. 2008
    ..The objective of this paper was to analyse opioid consumption in a number European countries using different sources of data...
  37. ncbi request reprint Appropriate and responsible use of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain
    Harald Breivik
    Eur J Pain 7:379-80. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Opioids in chronic non-cancer pain, indications and controversies
    Harald Breivik
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, N 0027 Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Pain 9:127-30. 2005
    ..Therefore a number of national and international guidelines are being published, recommending experts' opinion on appropriate use and responsible follow-up of long term treatment with opioids for chronic non-cancer pain...
  39. ncbi request reprint [The Dubrovka theatre rescue action]
    Harald Breivik
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:2766. 2002
  40. ncbi request reprint Norway: development of palliative care
    Stein Kaasa
    Unit for Applied Clinical Research and Palliative Medicine Unit, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology Unit, NTNU, St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:211-4. 2002
  41. ncbi request reprint International Association for the Study of Pain: update on WHO-IASP activities
    Harald Breivik
    World Health Organization and The International Association for the Study of Pain, Oslo, Norway
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:97-101. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint Hypertonic saline (7.2%) in 6% hydroxyethyl starch reduces intracranial pressure and improves hemodynamics in a placebo-controlled study involving stable patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Gunnar Bentsen
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Rikshospitalet Radiumhospitalet Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Crit Care Med 34:2912-7. 2006
    ....