Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen

Professor II - Department of Urology
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Visiting address Trondheimsveien 235 None 0586 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 4959 Nydalen 0424 OSLO

Academic interests

  • urology
  • cancer of the kidney, bladder and prostate
  • urogenital infections

Academic and clinical background

  • MD 1976, University of Oslo
  • Dr. med. sci 1988, University of Oslo
  • Specialist in general surgery in 1984, and specialist in urology  in 1986
  • Professor in urology and chairman of the Norwegian Institute of Urology at University of Tromsø,1993-2001
  • Visiting professor at The Norwegian Cancer Registry 2000-2001
  • Professor in medical science, Telemark University College, 2002-2005
  • chairman of the urology section, Telemark Hospital, Norway 1988-2007
  • Professor II in urology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark 2007-2012
  • Chairman of the Urology Department, Aarhus University Hospital 2007-2012
  • Head urologist, Urology Department at Oslo University Hospital in 2013 (present position).


  • Board member, EAU Research Foundation (EAURF)
  • Faculty member, European School of Urology
  • Co-chairman, Global Prevalence Study on Infections in Urology (GPIU)
  • Co-chairman EAURF/GPIU-Serpens study on urosepsis
  • Past chair European Section for Infections in Urology (ESIU), a full section of the European Association of Urology (EAU) (Chair/co-chair 2000-2016)
  • Past co-chair of EAU guidelines panel on Urogenital Infections  (Co-chair 2000-2016)
  • Board member and Commissioner for Europe, Commission for UTI, International Society for Chemotherapy of Infection and Cancer
  • Secretary for EUCAP (EUropean registry for Cryosurgical Ablation of Prostate cancer)
  • Ass editor Technologies in Cancer Research and Treatment, US
  • Section editor, European Urology To-day
  • Referee/ consulting editor for numerous medical journals
  • Member of EU (ECDC) advisory board on antibiotic resistance



  • Cai, Tommaso; Santi, Raffaella; Tamanini, Irene; Galli, Ilaria Camilla; Perletti, Giampaolo; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund & Nesi, Gabriella (2019). Current knowledge of the potential links between inflammation and prostate cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  ISSN 1422-0067.  20:3833(15), s 1- 14 . doi: 10.3390/ijms20153833
  • Cai, Tommaso; Tamanini, Irene; Cocci, Andrea; di Maida, Fabrizio; Caciagli, Patrizio; Migno, Serena; Mereu, Liliana; Tateo, Saverio; Malossini, Gianni; Palmieri, Alessandro; Verze, Paolo; Mirone, Vincenzo & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2019). Xyloglucan, hibiscus and propolis to reduce symptoms and antibiotics use in recurrent UTIs: A prospective study. Future Microbiology.  ISSN 1746-0913.  14(12), s 1013- 1021 . doi: 10.2217/fmb-2019-0145
  • Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Zahl, Per Henrik; Baco, Eduard; Bartoletti, Riccardo; Bonkat, Gernot; Bruyere, Franck; Cai, Tommaso; Cek, Mete; Kulchavenya, Ekaterina; Köves, Béla; Mouraviev, Vladimir; Pilatz, Adrian; Tandogdu, Zafer; Tenke, Peter & Wagenlehner, Florian M.E. (2019). Antibiotic resistance, hospitalizations, and mortality related to prostate biopsy: first report from the Norwegian Patient Registry. World journal of urology.  ISSN 0724-4983.  s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02837-0
  • Tandogdu, Zafer; Kakariadis, Evgenios TA; Naber, Kurt; Wagenlehner, Florian & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2019). Appropriate empiric antibiotic choices in health care associated urinary tract infections in urology departments in Europe from 2006 to 2015: A Bayesian analytical approach applied in a surveillance study. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  14(4), s 1- 18 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214710
  • Tandogdu, Zafer; Köves, Béla; Cai, Tommaso; Cek, Mete; Tenke, Peter; Naber, Kurt; Wagenlehner, Florian & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2019). Condition-specific surveillance in health care-associated urinary tract infections as a strategy to improve empirical antibiotic treatment: an epidemiological modelling study. World journal of urology.  ISSN 0724-4983.  s 1- 8 . doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02963-9
  • Bartoletti, Riccardo; Wagenlehner, Florian M.E.; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Köves, Béla; Cai, Tommaso; Tandogdu, Zafer & Bonkat, Gernot (2018). Management of Urethritis: Is It Still the Time for Empirical Antibiotic Treatments?. European Urology Focus.  ISSN 2405-4569. . doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2018.10.006
  • Bonkat, Gernot; Braissant, Olivier; Cai, Tommaso; Köves, Béla; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Pickard, Robert & Veeratterapillay, Rajan (2018). Non-molecular Methods to Detect Bacteriuria Prior to Urological Interventions: A Diagnostic Accuracy Systematic Review. European Urology Focus.  ISSN 2405-4569.  3(6), s 535- 537 . doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2018.03.004
  • Cai, Tommaso; Cocci, Andrea; Tiscione, Daniele; Puglisi, Marco; Di Maida, Fabrizio; Malossini, Gianni; Verze, Paolo; Palmieri, Alessandro; Mirone, Vincenzo & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2018). L-Methionine associated with Hibiscus sabdariffa and Boswellia serrata extracts are not inferior to antibiotic treatment for symptoms relief in patients affected by recurrent uncomplicated urinary tract infections: Focus on antibiotic-sparing approach. Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia.  ISSN 1124-3562.  9(2), s 97- 100 . doi: 10.4081/aiua.2018.2.97 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cai, Tommaso; Cocci, Andrea; Verze, Paolo; Rizzo, Michele; Palmieri, Alessandro; Liguori, Giovanni; Trombetta, Carlo; Adembri, Chiara; Carini, Marco; Bartoletti, Riccardo; Wagenlehner, Florian M.; Bonkat, Gernot; Mirone, Vincenzo; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund & Novelli, Andrea (2018). The use of oral fosfomycin-trometamol in patients with catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI): new indications for an old antibiotic?. Journal of chemotherapy.  ISSN 1120-009X.  30(5), s 290- 295 . doi: 10.1080/1120009X.2018.1500110
  • Cai, Tommaso; Lanzafame, Paolo; Caciagli, Patrizio; Migno, Serena; Mereu, Liliana; Mattevi, Daniele; Luciani, Lorenzo Giuseppe; Tateo, Saverio; Malossini, Gianni & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2018). Role of increasing leukocyturia for detecting the transition from asymptomatic bacteriuria to symptomatic infection in women with recurrent urinary tract infections: A new tool for improving antibiotic stewardship. International journal of urology.  ISSN 0919-8172.  25(9), s 800- 806 . doi: 10.1111/iju.13723
  • Cai, Tommaso; Tessarolo, Francesco; Caola, Iole; Piccoli, Federico; Nollo, Giandomenico; Caciagli, Patrizio; Mazzoli, Sandra; Palmieri, Alessandro; Verze, Paolo; Malossini, Gianni; Mirone, Vincenzo & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2018). Prostate calcifications: A case series supporting the microbial biofilm theory. Investigative and Clinical Urology (Investig. clin. urol.).  ISSN 2466-0493.  59(3), s 187- 193 . doi: 10.4111/icu.2018.59.3.187
  • Choe, Hyun-Sop; Lee, Seung-Ju; Cho, Yong-Hyun; Cek, Mete; Tandogdu, Zafer; Wagenlehner, Florian; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund & Naber, Kurt (2018). Aspects of urinary tract infections and antimicrobial resistance in hospitalized urology patients in Asia: 10-Year results of the Global Prevalence Study of Infections in Urology (GPIU). Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy.  ISSN 1341-321X.  24(4), s 278- 283 . doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2017.11.013
  • Kløw, Nils-Einar; Grøtta, Ole Jørgen; Bay, Dag; Sandbæk, Gunnar; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Hagen, Thijs & Baco, Eduard (2018). Outcome after prostatic artery embolization in patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. Acta Radiologica.  ISSN 0284-1851.  s 1- 6 . doi: 10.1177/0284185118813709
  • Köves, Béla; Tenke, Peter; Tandogdu, Zafer; Cai, Tommaso; Bogenhard, Florian; Wullt, Björn; Naber, Kurt; Bartoletti, Riccardo; Cek, Mete; Kulchavenya, Ekaterina; Perepanova, Tamara; Pilatz, Adrian; Bonkat, Gernot; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund & Wagenlehner, Florian (2018). Transurethral resection of the prostate: Are we following the guidelines? - Outcomes from the Global Prevalence of Infections in Urology (GPIU) study. Journal of chemotherapy.  ISSN 1120-009X.  31(1), s 15- 22 . doi: 10.1080/1120009X.2018.1542552
  • Cai, Tommaso; Köves, Béla & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2017). Asymptomatic bacteriuria, to screen or not to screen - And when to treat?. Current Opinion in Urology.  ISSN 0963-0643.  27(2), s 107- 111 . doi: 10.1097/MOU.0000000000000368
  • Cai, Tommaso; Tamanini, Irene; Kulchavenya, Ekaterina; Perepanova, Tamara; Köves, Béla; Wagenlehner, Florian M.E.; Tandogdu, Zafer; Bonkat, Gernot; Bartoletti, Riccardo & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2017). The role of nutraceuticals and phytotherapy in the management of urinary tract infections: What we need to know?. Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia.  ISSN 1124-3562.  89(1), s 1- 6 . doi: 10.4081/aiua.2017.1.1
  • Cai, Tommaso; Verze, Paolo; Palmieri, Alessandro; Gacci, Mauro; Lanzafame, Paolo; Malossini, Gianni; Nesi, Gabriella; Bonkat, Gernot; Wagenlehner, Florian M.E.; Mirone, Vincenzo; Bartoletti, Riccardo & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2017). Is preoperative assessment and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria necessary for reducing the risk of postoperative symptomatic urinary tract infections after urologic surgical procedures?. Urology.  ISSN 0090-4295.  99, s 100- 105 . doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.10.016
  • Drejer, Ditte; Beji, Sami; Øzeke, Recep; Nielsen, Anna Munk; Høyer, Søren; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Lam, Gitte W & Jensen, Jørgen B. (2017). Comparison of White Light, Photodynamic Diagnosis, and Narrow-band Imaging in Detection of Carcinoma In Situ or Flat Dysplasia at Transurethral Resection of the Bladder: the DaBlaCa-8 Study. Urology.  ISSN 0090-4295.  102, s 138- 142 . doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.11.032
  • Wagenlehner, Florian M.E.; Tandogdu, Zafer & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2017). An update on classification and management of urosepsis. Current Opinion in Urology.  ISSN 0963-0643.  27(2), s 133- 137 . doi: 10.1097/MOU.0000000000000364
  • Bartoletti, Riccardo; Cai, Tommaso; Wagenlehner, Florian M.; Naber, Kurt & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2016). Treatment of urinary tract infections and antibiotic stewardship. European urology. Supplement.  ISSN 1569-9056.  15(4), s 81- 87 . doi: 10.1016/j.eursup.2016.04.003
  • Cai, Tommaso; Gallelli, Luca; Cocci, Andrea; Tiscione, Daniele; Verze, Paolo; Lanciotti, Michele; Vanacore, Davide; Rizzo, Michele; Gacci, Mauro; Saleh, Omar; Malossini, Gianni; Liguori, Giovanni; Trombetta, Carlo; Rocco, Damiano; Palmieri, Alessandro; Bartoletti, Riccardo; Carini, Marco; Wagenlehner, Florian M.E.; Naber, Kurt; Mirone, Vincenzo & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2016). Antimicrobial prophylaxis for transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy: fosfomycin trometamol, an attractive alternative. World journal of urology.  ISSN 0724-4983.  35(2), s 221- 228 . doi: 10.1007/s00345-016-1867-6
  • Cai, Tommaso; Verze, Paolo; Brugnolli, Anna; Tiscione, Daniele; Luciani, Lorenzo Giuseppe; Eccher, Cristina; Lanzafame, Paolo; Malossini, Gianni; Wagenlehner, Florian M.E.; Mirone, Vincenzo; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Pickard, Robert & Bartoletti, Riccardo (2016). Adherence to European Association of Urology Guidelines on Prophylactic Antibiotics: An Important Step in Antimicrobial Stewardship. European Urology.  ISSN 0302-2838.  69(2), s 276- 283 . doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.05.010
  • Kulchavenya, Ekaterina; Naber, Kurt & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2016). Urogenital tuberculosis: classification, diagnosis, and treatment. European urology. Supplement.  ISSN 1569-9056.  15(4), s 112- 121 . doi: 10.1016/j.eursup.2016.04.001
  • Mouraviev, V; Lee, B; Patel, V; Albala, D; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Partin, A.; Ross, A & Perera, RJ (2016). Clinical prospects of long noncoding RNAs as novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets in prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.  ISSN 1365-7852.  19(1), s 14- 20 . doi: 10.1038/pcan.2015.48
  • Smelov, Vitaly; Naber, Kurt & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2016). Improved Classification of Urinary Tract Infection: Future Considerations. European urology. Supplement.  ISSN 1569-9056.  15(4), s 71- 80 . doi: 10.1016/j.eursup.2016.04.002
  • Tandogdu, Zafer; Cai, Tommaso; Köves, Béla; Wagenlehner, Florian & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2016). Urinary tract infections in immunocompromised patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and kidney transplant. European Urology Focus.  ISSN 2405-4569.  2(4), s 394- 399 . doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2016.08.006
  • Tandogdu, Zafer; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Bartoletti, Riccardo & Wagenlehner, Florian (2016). Management of the Urologic Sepsis Syndrome. European urology. Supplement.  ISSN 1569-9056.  15(4), s 102- 111 . doi: 10.1016/j.eursup.2016.04.004
  • Vahlensieck, Winfried; Perepanova, Tamara; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Tenke, Peter; Naber, Kurt G. & Wagenlehner, Florian M.E. (2016). Management of uncomplicated recurrent urinary tract infections. European urology. Supplement.  ISSN 1569-9056.  15(4), s 95- 101 . doi: 10.1016/j.eursup.2016.04.007
  • Wagenlehner, Florian; Tandogdu, Zafer; Bartoletti, Riccardo; Cai, Tommaso; Cek, Mete; Kulchavenya, Ekaterina; Köves, Béla; Naber, Kurt; Perepanova, Tamara; Tenke, Peter; Wullt, Björn; Bogenhard, Florian & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2016). The global prevalence of infections in urology study: A long-term,worldwide surveillance study on urological infections. Pathogens.  ISSN 2076-0817.  5(1), s 1- 8 . doi: 10.3390/pathogens5010010
  • Bartoletti, Riccardo; Cai, Tommaso; Perletti, Giampaolo; Wagenlehner, Florian M.E. & Johansen, Truls E. Bjerklund (2015). Finafloxacin for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  ISSN 1354-3784.  24(7), s 957- 963 . doi: 10.1517/13543784.2015.1052401
  • Baust, John G.; Gage, Andrew A.; Johansen, Truls Erik B & Baust, John M. (2014). Mechanisms of cryoablation: Clinical consequences on malignant tumors. Cryobiology.  ISSN 0011-2240.  68(1), s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2013.11.001
  • Johansen, Truls Erik B; Nilsson, Rasmus; Tandogdu, Zafer & Wagenlehner, Florian (2014). Clinical presentation, risk factors and use of antibiotics in urinary tract infections. Surgery (United Kingdom).  ISSN 0263-9319.  32(6), s 297- 303 . doi: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2014.04.002
  • Nilsson, Rasmus; Omland, Harald; Dahl, Alv A & Johansen, Truls Erik B (2014). Early outcome of orchiopexy and analysis of predictive factors: A retrospective study from 2001 to 2010 in a Norwegian regional hospital. Scandinavian journal of urology.  ISSN 2168-1805.  48(5), s 474- 481 . doi: 10.3109/21681805.2014.905631
  • Rud, Per Erik; Klotz, Dagmar; Rennesund, Kristin; Baco, Eduard; Johansen, Truls Erik B; Diep, Lien My; Svindland, Aud; Eri, Lars Magne & Eggesbø, Heidi Beate (2014). Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging for detecting uni- and bilateral extraprostatic disease in patients with prostate cancer. World journal of urology.  ISSN 0724-4983.  33(7), s 1015- 1021 . doi: 10.1007/s00345-014-1362-x
  • Salji, M.; Jones, Robert J.; Paul, James Edward; Birrell, Fiona; Dixon-Hughes, J.; Hutchison, Catherine R.; Johansen, Truls Erik B; Greene, Damian R.J.; Parr, Nigel J. & Leung, Hing (2014). Feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial to compare (deferred) androgen deprivation therapy and cryotherapy in men with localised radiation-recurrent prostate cancer. British Journal of Cancer.  ISSN 0007-0920.  111(3), s 424- 429 . doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.316
  • Tenke, Peter; Köves, Béla & Johansen, Truls Erik B (2014). An update on prevention and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 0951-7375.  27(1), s 102- 107 . doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000031

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