Monika Østensen

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Anti-inflammatory pharmacotherapy during pregnancy
    Monika E Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 5:571-80. 2004
  2. ncbi Therapy with immunosuppressive drugs and biological agents and use of contraception in patients with rheumatic disease
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Allergology, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
    J Rheumatol 34:1266-9. 2007
  3. ncbi Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in systemic lupus erythematosus
    M Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology, and Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Lupus 10:135-9. 2001
  4. ncbi A woman with rheumatoid arthritis whose condition did not improve during pregnancy
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 1:111-4; quiz 1 p. following 114. 2005
  5. doi Pregnancy mediated improvement of rheumatoid arthritis
    Frauke Förger
    Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University Hospital and University of Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13644. 2012
  6. ncbi Cytokines and pregnancy in rheumatic disease
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1069:353-63. 2006
  7. pmc Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs and reproduction
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Allergology, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
    Arthritis Res Ther 8:209. 2006
  8. ncbi New insights into sexual functioning and fertility in rheumatic diseases
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Allergology, University Hospital of Berne, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:219-32. 2004
  9. ncbi Therapy insight: the use of antirheumatic drugs during nursing
    Monika Østensen
    Center for Women with Rheumatic Disease, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 3:400-6. 2007
  10. doi Interaction of pregnancy and autoimmune rheumatic disease
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Autoimmun Rev 11:A437-46. 2012

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi Anti-inflammatory pharmacotherapy during pregnancy
    Monika E Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 5:571-80. 2004
    ..High doses of glucocorticosteroids in the second and third trimester are reserved for flares of autoimmune diseases. Intrauterine fetal growth restriction and premature delivery are possible side effects of high doses...
  2. ncbi Therapy with immunosuppressive drugs and biological agents and use of contraception in patients with rheumatic disease
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Allergology, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
    J Rheumatol 34:1266-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the attitude of patients towards immunosuppressive and biological drugs in relation to reproduction and the outcome of pregnancies exposed to these drugs...
  3. ncbi Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in systemic lupus erythematosus
    M Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology, and Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Lupus 10:135-9. 2001
    ..In summary, treatment of SLE with NSAID requires awareness for the increased frequency of some side effects and close monitoring of toxicity...
  4. ncbi A woman with rheumatoid arthritis whose condition did not improve during pregnancy
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 1:111-4; quiz 1 p. following 114. 2005
    ..She was treated with low-dose prednisone, sulfasalazine, nimesulide, and intra-articular corticosteroid injections. Oligohydramnios developed at gestational week 18...
  5. doi Pregnancy mediated improvement of rheumatoid arthritis
    Frauke Förger
    Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University Hospital and University of Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13644. 2012
    ..To investigate pregnancy related changes of rheumatoid factor (RF) isotypes and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) and their association with disease activity and therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  6. ncbi Cytokines and pregnancy in rheumatic disease
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1069:353-63. 2006
    ..The influence of hormones and cytokines on autoimmune disease is an issue for further study...
  7. pmc Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs and reproduction
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Allergology, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
    Arthritis Res Ther 8:209. 2006
    ..Recommendations for drug treatment during pregnancy and lactation are given...
  8. ncbi New insights into sexual functioning and fertility in rheumatic diseases
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Allergology, University Hospital of Berne, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:219-32. 2004
    ..Active disease disturbs the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis, giving rise to periods of gonadal dysfunction. Toxic effects of immunosuppressive drugs can induce transient or permanent gonadal failure in women and men...
  9. ncbi Therapy insight: the use of antirheumatic drugs during nursing
    Monika Østensen
    Center for Women with Rheumatic Disease, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 3:400-6. 2007
    ..At present, many patients feel they have to choose between postpartum disease control and lactation. Extended studies of the transfer of antirheumatic drugs into breast milk and the resulting consequences are, therefore, urgently needed...
  10. doi Interaction of pregnancy and autoimmune rheumatic disease
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Autoimmun Rev 11:A437-46. 2012
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  11. doi Effects of TNF antagonists on sperm characteristics in patients with spondyloarthritis
    Peter M Villiger
    Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University Hospital and University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1842-4. 2010
    ..To study the influence of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists on spermatogenesis in a cohort of patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA)...
  12. doi Management of RA medications in pregnant patients
    Monika Østensen
    Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Rheumatol 5:382-90. 2009
    ..The most important consideration when managing rheumatoid arthritis medications during pregnancy is that therapy must be tailored for the individual patient according to disease activity...