Lars Christian Haugli Bråten

  • PhD student; MD
  • +47 22 11 77 94 / 992 99 034

Lars Christian Bråten has a medical degree from University of Dundee in Scotland from 2005. He has been working with internal medicine, with a special interest in infectious diseases, until he started as a PhD-student in 2015.

Research Project 
Lars Christian Bråten is currently doing his PhD on clinical outcomes of the AIM-study (Antibiotics in Modic changes) – a randomized trial testing antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes. He is also working on the Backtobasic-study – a randomized trial testing TNF-α inhibitors in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes.

Main supervisor/Co supervisor: Kjersti Storheim, John-Anker Zwart, Elina Schistad and Jens Ivar Brox.

Methodology and interests
Lars Christian Bråten has a strong interest in clinical trials and back pain research, and is also involved in radiological and biomedical changes in patients with chronic back pain. He also has a special interest in research on microbiota of the gut and the sputum. He is a member of the National research school in population based epidemiology (EPINOR).


Publications 2020

Bråten LCH, Schistad EI, Espeland A, Kristoffersen PM, Haugen AJ, Marchand GH, Vetti N, Pripp AH, Kadar TI, Skouen JS, Grotle M, Grøvle L, Zwart JA, Brox JI, Storheim K, AIM-study group (2020)
Association of Modic change types and their short tau inversion recovery signals with clinical characteristics- a cross sectional study of chronic low back pain patients in the AIM-study
BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 21 (1), 368
DOI 10.1186/s12891-020-03381-4, PubMed 32522268

Grotle M, Bråten LC, Brox JI, Espeland A, Zolic-Karlsson Z, Munk Killingmo R, Tingulstad A, Grøvle L, Froholdt A, Kristoffersen PM, Wigemyr M, van Tulder MW, Storheim K, Zwart JA, AIM-study group (2020)
Cost-utility analysis of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes: results from a randomised, placebo-controlled trial in Norway (the AIM study)
BMJ Open, 10 (6), e035461
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035461, PubMed 32546490

Kristoffersen PM, Vetti N, Storheim K, Bråten LC, Rolfsen MP, Assmus J, Espeland A (2020)
Short tau inversion recovery MRI of Modic changes: a reliability study
Acta Radiol Open, 9 (1), 2058460120902402
DOI 10.1177/2058460120902402, PubMed 32064122

Publications 2019

Bråten LCH, Rolfsen MP, Espeland A, Wigemyr M, Aßmus J, Froholdt A, Haugen AJ, Marchand GH, Kristoffersen PM, Lutro O, Randen S, Wilhelmsen M, Winsvold BS, Kadar TI, Holmgard TE, Vigeland MD, Vetti N, Nygaard ØP, Lie BA, Hellum C, Anke A, Grotle M, Schistad EI, Skouen JS, Grøvle L et al. (2019)
Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial
BMJ, 367, l5654
DOI 10.1136/bmj.l5654, PubMed 31619437

Publications 2016

Bråten LC, Reikvam DH (2016)
[A man in his 30s with fever after a safari in South Africa]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 136 (4), 328-30
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.15.0431, PubMed 26905848

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