Ellen M. Apalset

Rheumatologist, MD PhD

Employer/workplace:

Senior consultant in general rheumatology and osteoporosis at Department of Rheumatology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen
Project associate of University of Bergen

Areas of interest:

Rheumatology, osteoporosis, immunology, nutrition
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Basic profession and academic degrees

• Cand Med et Chir, University of Iceland 1995
• MD (medical doctor) 1997
• Specialist in rheumatology 2005
• PhD 2014

Dissertation

Vitamin K and inflammation in relation to osteoporosis and hip fractures in Hordaland (2014)

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Publications

Publications in PubMed

Selected publications:

Apalset EM, Gjesdal CG, Eide GE, Tell GS. Intake of vitamin K1 and K2 and risk of hip fractures: The Hordaland Health Study. Bone. 2011 Nov;49(5):990-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2011.07.035.

Apalset EM, Gjesdal CG, Eide GE, Johansen AMW, Drevon CA, Tell GS. Dietary vitamins K1, K2 and bone mineral density: the Hordaland Health Study. Arch Osteoporos (2010) 5:73–81, doi: 10.1007/s11657-010-0036-6.

Apalset EM, Gjesdal CG, Ueland PM, Øyen J, Meyer K, Midttun Ø, Eide GE, Tell GS. Interferon gamma (IFN-γ)-mediated inflammation and the kynurenine pathway in relation to risk of hip fractures: the Hordaland Health Study. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Aug;25(8):2067-75. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2720-7.

Apalset EM, Gjesdal CG, Ueland PM, Midttun Ø, Ulvik A, Eide GE, Meyer K, Tell GS. Interferon (IFN)-γ-mediated inflammation and the kynurenine pathway in relation to bone mineral density: the Hordaland Health Study. Clin Exp Immunol. 2014 Jun;176(3):452-60. doi: 10.1111/cei.12288.

Christensen MH, Apalset EM, Nordbø Y, Varhaug JE, Mellgren G, Lien EA. 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and the vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism Apa1 influence bone mineral density in primary hyperparathyroidism. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056019.

Finnes TE, Lofthus CM, Meyer HE, Eriksen EF, Apalset EM, Tell GS, Torjesen P, Samuelsen SO, Holvik K. Procollagen type 1 amino-terminal propeptide (P1NP) and risk of hip fractures in elderly Norwegian men and women. A NOREPOS study. Bone. 2014 Jul;64:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2014.03.010.

Finnes TE, Lofthus CM, Meyer HE, Søgaard AJ, Tell GS, Apalset EM, Gjesdal C, Grimnes G, Schei B, Blomhoff R, Samuelsen SO, Holvik K. A combination of low serum concentrations of vitamins K1 and D is associated with increased risk of hip fractures in elderly Norwegians: a NOREPOS study. Osteoporos Int. 2016 Apr;27(4):1645-52. doi: 10.1007/s00198-015-3435-0.

Herland T, Apalset EM, Eide GE, Tell GS, Lehmann S. Airflow limitation as a risk factor for low bone mineral density and hip fracture. Eur Clin Respir J. 2016 Oct 11;3:32214. doi: 10.3402/ecrj.v3.32214.

Hjelle AM, Apalset E, Mielnik P, Bollerslev J, Lundin KE, Tell GS. Celiac disease and risk of fracture in adults-a review. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Jun;25(6):1667-76. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2683-8. Review.

Holvik K, Gjesdal CG, Tell GS, Grimnes G, Schei B, Apalset EM, Samuelsen SO, Blomhoff R, Michaëlsson K, Meyer HE. Low serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol are associated with increased risk of hip fracture. A NOREPOS study. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Nov;25(11):2545-54. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2802-6.

Øyen J, Apalset EM, Gjesdal CG, Brudvik C, Lie SA, Hove LM. Vitamin D inadequacy is associated with low-energy distal radius fractures: a case-control study. Bone 2011 May 1;48(5):1140-5. Epub 2011 Feb2

Øyen J, Gjesdal CG, Brudvik C, Hove LM, Apalset EM, Gulseth HC, Haugeberg G. Low-energy distal radius fractures in middle-aged and elderly men and women- the burden of osteoporosis and fracture risk: A study of 1794 consecutive patients. Osteoporos Int. 2010 Jul;21(7):1257-67. Epub 2009 Oct8.

Øyen J, Nygård OK, Gjesdal CG, Ueland PM, Apalset EM, Schartum-Hansen H, Vollset SE, Meyer K, Tell GS. Plasma choline, nicotine exposure, and risk of low bone mineral density and hip fracture: the Hordaland health study. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Jan;29(1):242-50. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2025.

Øyen J, Gram Gjesdal C, Nygård OK, Lie SA, Meyer HE, Apalset EM, Ueland PM, Pedersen ER, Midttun Ø, Vollset SE, Tell GS. Smoking and body fat mass in relation to bone mineral density and hip fracture: the Hordaland Health Study. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 25;9(3):e92882. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092882. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e101335.

Øyen J, Svingen GF, Gjesdal CG, Tell GS, Ueland PM, Lysne V, Apalset EM, Meyer K, Vollset SE, Nygård OK. Plasma dimethylglycine, nicotine exposure and risk of low bone mineral density and hip fracture: the Hordaland Health Study. Osteoporos Int. 2015 May;26(5):1573-83. doi: 10.1007/s00198-015-3030-4.

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