Rune Bang Leistad

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We recorded deep pain and surface electromyographic (EMG) responses to stress in 22 migraineurs during headache-free periods, 18 patients with tension-type headache (TTH), and 44 healthy controls. Sixty minutes of cognitive stress was followed by 30 min relaxation. EMG and pain (visual analogue scale) in the trapezius, neck (splenius), temporalis and(More)
BACKGROUND Stress is a risk factor for musculoskeletal pain. 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. METHODS Continuous blood pressure, heart rate, finger skin blood flow, respiration, surface(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic musculoskeletal pain is often exacerbated by mental and social stress. The association between stress and musculoskeletal pain is potentially mediated by peripheral sympathetic nerves, either directly or indirectly through muscle activity. In the present study we wanted to determine whether sympathetic blockade could affect either the pain(More)
This study investigated data obtained from whole blood fatty acid (FA) composition of 3476 Norwegian and Swedish individuals, which provided background information including age, gender, nationality and self-motivated n-3 supplement consumption. The aim of this paper was to statistically relate this background information on the subjects to their whole(More)
One common feature of chronic musculoskeletal pain and headaches are that they are both influenced by stress. Among these, tension-type headache (TTH), fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic shoulder/neck pain (SNP) appear to have several similarities, both with regard to pathophysiology, clinical features and demographics. The main hypothesis of the present study(More)
The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between indicators of sympathoneural, sympathomedullar and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) activity and stress-induced head and shoulder-neck pain in patients with migraine or tension-type headache (TTH). We measured noradrenaline, adrenaline and cortisol levels before and after low-grade(More)
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS We measured pain, blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR) and skin blood flow (BF) during and after controlled low-grade(More)
part of the study " Autonomic activation and pain " , investigating responses to low-grade stress in patients with migraine, tension-type headache, fibromyalgia and chronic shoulder/neck pains. (" Samarbeidsorganet "). I wish to express my sincere gratitude to a number of people who I have had the pleasure to work with over the last years: first of all I(More)
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