Björn Gerdle

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Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc High levels of N-palmitoylethanolamide and N-stearoylethanolamide in microdialysate samples from myalgic trapezius muscle in women
    Nazdar Ghafouri
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, County Council of Ostergotland, Linkoping, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e27257. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Decreased muscle concentrations of ATP and PCR in the quadriceps muscle of fibromyalgia patients--a 31P-MRS study
    B Gerdle
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences IMH, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 17:1205-15. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Increased interstitial concentrations of pyruvate and lactate in the trapezius muscle of patients with fibromyalgia: a microdialysis study
    Björn Gerdle
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 42:679-87. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Biochemical alterations in the trapezius muscle of patients with chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD)--a microdialysis study
    Björn Gerdle
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, SE 58185 Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:82-93. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Palmitoylethanolamide and stearoylethanolamide levels in the interstitium of the trapezius muscle of women with chronic widespread pain and chronic neck-shoulder pain correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity
    Nazdar Ghafouri
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    Pain 154:1649-58. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Bradykinin and kallidin levels in the trapezius muscle in patients with work-related trapezius myalgia, in patients with whiplash associated pain, and in healthy controls - A microdialysis study of women
    Björn Gerdle
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping, Sweden
    Pain 139:578-87. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not
    Lars Coster
    Section of Rheumatology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:600-10. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Catastrophizing, depression, and pain: correlation with and influence on quality of life and health - a study of chronic whiplash-associated disorders
    Björn Börsbo
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 40:562-9. 2008
  9. pmc Prevalence of widespread pain and associations with work status: a population study
    Björn Gerdle
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:102. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Multivariate relationships between pain intensity and other aspects of health in rheumatoid arthritis--cross sectional and five year longitudinal analyses (the Swedish TIRA project)
    Mathilda Björk
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1429-38. 2008

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Publications43

  1. pmc High levels of N-palmitoylethanolamide and N-stearoylethanolamide in microdialysate samples from myalgic trapezius muscle in women
    Nazdar Ghafouri
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, County Council of Ostergotland, Linkoping, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e27257. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of these lipid mediators in muscle dialysate from women with chronic neck-/shoulder pain compared to healthy controls...
  2. doi request reprint Decreased muscle concentrations of ATP and PCR in the quadriceps muscle of fibromyalgia patients--a 31P-MRS study
    B Gerdle
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences IMH, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 17:1205-15. 2013
    ..It was also investigated whether the concentrations of these substances correlated with measures of pain and/or physical capacity...
  3. ncbi request reprint Increased interstitial concentrations of pyruvate and lactate in the trapezius muscle of patients with fibromyalgia: a microdialysis study
    Björn Gerdle
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 42:679-87. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the interstitial concentrations of pyruvate, lactate and glutamate in the trapezius muscle between patients with fibromyalgia syndrome and healthy controls...
  4. ncbi request reprint Biochemical alterations in the trapezius muscle of patients with chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD)--a microdialysis study
    Björn Gerdle
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, SE 58185 Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:82-93. 2008
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Palmitoylethanolamide and stearoylethanolamide levels in the interstitium of the trapezius muscle of women with chronic widespread pain and chronic neck-shoulder pain correlate with pain intensity and sensitivity
    Nazdar Ghafouri
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    Pain 154:1649-58. 2013
    ..Increases in pain intensity as a consequence of low-force exercise were associated with low levels of PEA and SEA in CNSP and CWP. These results indicate that PEA and SEA have antinociceptive roles in humans. ..
  6. doi request reprint Bradykinin and kallidin levels in the trapezius muscle in patients with work-related trapezius myalgia, in patients with whiplash associated pain, and in healthy controls - A microdialysis study of women
    Björn Gerdle
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping, Sweden
    Pain 139:578-87. 2008
    ..The results indicated that the two kinins were involved in aspects of hyperalgesia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not
    Lars Coster
    Section of Rheumatology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:600-10. 2008
    ..Similar coping strategies were found. Chronic widespread pain without widespread allodynia to pressure pain was found in 4.5% in the population and fibromyalgia in 2.5%...
  8. ncbi request reprint Catastrophizing, depression, and pain: correlation with and influence on quality of life and health - a study of chronic whiplash-associated disorders
    Björn Börsbo
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 40:562-9. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Prevalence of widespread pain and associations with work status: a population study
    Björn Gerdle
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:102. 2008
    ..In addition, this study investigates the prevalence of widespread pain and its relationship to pain intensity, gender, age, income, work status, citizenship, civil status, urban residence, and health care seeking...
  10. doi request reprint Multivariate relationships between pain intensity and other aspects of health in rheumatoid arthritis--cross sectional and five year longitudinal analyses (the Swedish TIRA project)
    Mathilda Björk
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1429-38. 2008
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Sick leave before and after diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis--a report from the Swedish TIRA project
    Mathilda Björk
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, University Hospital Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rheumatol 36:1170-9. 2009
    ..Our study describes sick leave during 3 years before and 3 years after diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in relation to referents and identifies predictors for sick leave during the third year after diagnosis of RA...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of the interaction between self-efficacy, symptoms and catastrophising on disability, quality of life and health in with chronic pain patients
    Björn Börsbo
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 32:1387-96. 2010
    ..To investigate the interactions between self-efficacy - including subcomponents - and symptoms (pain, depression and anxiety), catastrophising, disability, quality of life and health in a population of patients with chronic pain...
  13. ncbi request reprint The responses to pharmacological challenges and experimental pain in patients with chronic whiplash-associated pain
    Dag Lemming
    Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 21:412-21. 2005
    ..In addition, experimental muscle pain sensitivity and its correlation to pain duration and pharmacological responses were assessed...
  14. pmc A pilot study using Tissue Velocity Ultrasound Imaging (TVI) to assess muscle activity pattern in patients with chronic trapezius myalgia
    Michael Peolsson
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:127. 2008
    ..Different research techniques indicate alterations in muscle tissue and in neuromuscular control of aching muscles in patients with chronic localized pain. Ultrasound can be used for analysis of muscle tissue dynamics in clinical practice...
  15. doi request reprint Thermal detection and pain thresholds but not pressure pain thresholds are correlated with psychological factors in women with chronic whiplash-associated pain
    Mia Wallin
    Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Linkoping, Norrkoping, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 28:211-21. 2012
    ..These results indicate the need to consider that a blend of factors influences the pain thresholds in chronic WAD and emphasize the need for a biopsychosocial model when interpreting QST and PPT variables...
  16. pmc An increased response to experimental muscle pain is related to psychological status in women with chronic non-traumatic neck-shoulder pain
    Anna Sjörs
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:230. 2011
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  17. ncbi request reprint Tender point scores and their relations to signs of mobility, symptoms, and disability in female home care personnel and the prevalence of fibromyalgia syndrome
    Gunnar Lundberg
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, INR, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rheumatol 29:603-13. 2002
    ....
  18. pmc Physiological responses to low-force work and psychosocial stress in women with chronic trapezius myalgia
    Anna Sjörs
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:63. 2009
    ..This study investigates whether women with chronic trapezius myalgia show higher muscle activity and increased sympathetic tone at baseline and during repetitive low-force work and psychosocial stress, compared with pain-free controls...
  19. ncbi request reprint Different patterns of blood flow response in the trapezius muscle following needle stimulation (acupuncture) between healthy subjects and patients with fibromyalgia and work-related trapezius myalgia
    Margareta Sandberg
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, INR, Faculty of Health Sciences, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 9:497-510. 2005
    ..The intensity of stimulation should be taken into consideration when applying local needle stimulation (acupuncture) in order to increase the trapezius muscle blood flow in chronic pain conditions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Generalized pain is associated with more negative consequences than local or regional pain: a study of chronic whiplash-associated disorders
    Michael Peolsson
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine INR, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 39:260-8. 2007
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Salivary cortisol response to acute stress and its relation to psychological factors in women with chronic trapezius myalgia--a pilot study
    Anna Sjörs
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:674-85. 2010
    ..Further studies are needed to elucidate the possibility of altered HPA axis activity in terms of a slower salivary cortisol response...
  22. ncbi request reprint The complex interplay between pain intensity, depression, anxiety and catastrophising with respect to quality of life and disability
    Björn Börsbo
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 31:1605-13. 2009
    ..In addition to this, the relationship between the subgroups with respect to background variables, diagnosis, pain-related disability and perceived quality of life are investigated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Widespread pain hypersensitivity and facilitated temporal summation of deep tissue pain in whiplash associated disorder: an explorative study of women
    Dag Lemming
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences IMH, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, UHL, County Council, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 44:648-57. 2012
    ..Widespread deep tissue pain hyperalgesia was evaluated in women with chronic whiplash associated disorder (n = 25) and controls (n = 10) using computerized cuff pressure algometry and hypertonic saline infusion...
  24. pmc Identification of proteins from interstitium of trapezius muscle in women with chronic myalgia using microdialysis in combination with proteomics
    Patrik Olausson
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Linköping and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, County Council, Linkoping, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e52560. 2012
    ..In this study we have applied in vivo MD in combination with two dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and mass spectrometry to identify proteins in the extracellular fluid of the trapezius muscle...
  25. ncbi request reprint Activity limitation in rheumatoid arthritis correlates with reduced grip force regardless of sex: the Swedish TIRA project
    Ingrid Thyberg
    The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linkoping University, Linkoping, and Orebro Universities, Orebro, Sweden
    Arthritis Rheum 53:886-96. 2005
    ..To evaluate activity limitations 3 years after diagnosis of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in relation to grip force and sex...
  26. ncbi request reprint Managing chronic whiplash associated pain with a combination of low-dose opioid (remifentanil) and NMDA-antagonist (ketamine)
    Dag Lemming
    Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 11:719-32. 2007
    ..Experimental pain was attenuated by both combinations containing the opioid, however, KET seemed to enhance the effect of REMI on electrical pain thresholds when a low REMI target concentration was used...
  27. ncbi request reprint Coping in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders: a descriptive study
    Michael Peolsson
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, INR, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 36:28-35. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Chronic widespread pain: increased glutamate and lactate concentrations in the trapezius muscle and plasma
    Björn Gerdle
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences IMH Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine IKE, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Linköping Pain and Rehabilitation Centre Centre of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UHL, County Council, Linkoping, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 30:409-20. 2014
    ..Microdialysis can be used in vivo to study muscle alterations in chronic myalgia...
  29. doi request reprint Relative recovery over time - an in vivo microdialysis study of human skeletal muscle
    Patrik Olausson
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 73:10-6. 2013
    ..Aim. To investigate the relative recovery of small molecules (< 20 kDa) such as lactate, fluid recovery and the reproducibility of the relative recovery at group and individual level of the microdialysis technique applied in muscle...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of current and chronic pain and their influences upon work and healthcare-seeking: a population study
    Björn Gerdle
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rheumatol 31:1399-406. 2004
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Acute and chronic whiplash disorders--a review
    Ylva Sterner
    Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Clinic, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 36:193-209; quiz 210. 2004
    ..This review examines acute and chronic whiplash-associated disorders to facilitate assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for further research and evidence-based practices...
  32. ncbi request reprint Surface electromyography and peak torque of repetitive maximum isokinetic plantar flexions in relation to aspects of muscle morphology
    Barbro Larsson
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, S 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:281-90. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Peripheral effects of needle stimulation (acupuncture) on skin and muscle blood flow in fibromyalgia
    Margareta Sandberg
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping SE 581 85, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 8:163-71. 2004
    ..The different results of subcutaneous needling between the groups (skin blood flow: p=0.008; muscle blood flow: p=0.027) may be related to a greater sensitivity to pain and other somatosensory input in FM...
  34. ncbi request reprint Firing rate and conduction velocity of single motor units in the trapezius muscle in fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls
    Björn Gerdle
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:707-16. 2008
    ..CV was significantly higher in FM than in healthy controls; this might be due to alterations in histopathology and microcirculation...
  35. doi request reprint Do low levels of beta-endorphin in the cerebrospinal fluid indicate defective top-down inhibition in patients with chronic neuropathic pain? A cross-sectional, comparative study
    Emmanuel Bäckryd
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, UHL, County Council of Ostergotland, Linkoping, Sweden
    Pain Med 15:111-9. 2014
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  36. doi request reprint Evaluation of pain and function after two home exercise programs in a clinical trial on women with chronic neck pain - with special emphasises on completers and responders
    Linn Karlsson
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences IMH, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Linkoping, and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, UHL, County Council SE 581 85 Linköping, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:6. 2014
    ..Supervised exercise interventions are widely used, but these protocols require substantial resources. The aim of this trial, which focused on adherence, was to evaluate two home exercise interventions...
  37. pmc Subgroups based on thermal and pressure pain thresholds in women with chronic whiplash display differences in clinical presentation - an explorative study
    Björn Börsbo
    Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden Clinical Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, County Hospital Ryhov, Jonkoping, Sweden
    J Pain Res 5:511-21. 2012
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Are perceived muscle tension, electromyographic hyperactivity and personality traits correlated in the fibromyalgia syndrome?
    Sally Aspegren Kendall
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 34:73-9. 2002
    ..Pain intensity interacted with many of the variables. We propose that when patients with fibromyalgia report muscle tension that they may be expressing something other than physiological muscle tension...
  39. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone substitution titrated to obtain IGF-I levels in the physiological range in hypopituitary adults: effects upon dynamic strength, endurance and EMG
    Bertil Ekman
    Endocrinology and Diabetology, University Hospital, S 581 85, Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:496-504. 2003
    ..This finding may indicate that the net increase in IGF-I levels is critical for improvements in biomechanical output, EMG and perception of fatigue to occur...
  40. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder--a matched control study
    Wolfram Antepohl
    Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    NeuroRehabilitation 18:307-15. 2003
    ..To verify the occurrence of cognitive impairment in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) and to provide a more detailed description of the impairment's character and context...
  41. ncbi request reprint Recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis: a 1-year observational study of correlations between health-related quality of life and clinical/laboratory data
    Ingrid Thyberg
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine AIR, Linkoping University, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 37:159-65. 2005
    ..To analyse correlations within and between clinical/laboratory assessments and health-related quality of life variables for recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis at the time of diagnosis and 12 months later...
  42. ncbi request reprint The effect of rear-wheel position on seating ergonomics and mobility efficiency in wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries: a pilot study
    Kersti A M Samuelsson
    Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Section of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, SE 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    J Rehabil Res Dev 41:65-74. 2004
    ..05) during wheelchair propulsion. We found no consistent effect on mechanical efficiency, estimated exertion, breathlessness, seating comfort, estimated propulsion qualities, pelvic position, or activity performance...