Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen

Professor II - Department of Urology
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Visiting address Trondheimsveien 235 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



  • Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Strøm, Vegard; Simic, Jelena & Rike, Per-Ola (2020). Effectiveness of training with motion-controlled commercial video games for hand and arm function in people with cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.  ISSN 1650-1977.  52, s 1- 10 . doi: 10.2340/16501977-2633 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cai, Tommaso; Cocci, Andrea; Coccarelli, Franco; Ruggera, Lorenzo; Lanzafame, Paolo; Caciagli, Patrizio; Malossini, Gianni; Crisci, Alfonso; Trinchieri, Alberto; Perletti, Giampaolo; Carini, Marco; Bonkat, Gernot; Bartoletti, Riccardo & Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund (2019). Infectious complications after laser vaporization of urinary stones during retrograde intrarenal surgery are not associated with spreading of bacteria into irrigation fluid but with previous use of fluoroquinolones. European Urology Focus.  ISSN 2405-4569.  s 1- 8 . doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2019.02.018
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cai, Tommaso; Tamanini, Irene; Tascini, Carlo; Köves, Bela; Bonkat, Gernot; Gacci, Mauro; Novelli, Andrea; Horcajada, Juan Pablo; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund & Zanel, George (2019). Fosfomycin Trometamol versus Comparator Antibiotics for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Urology.  ISSN 0022-5347.  203(3), s 570- 578 . doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000620
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Matthew, Dixon; Stefil, Maria; McDonald, Michael; Johansen, Truls Erik Bjerklund; Naber, Kurt; Wagenlehner, Florian M. & Mouraviev, Vladimir (2019). Metagenomics in diagnosis and improved targeted treatment of UTI. World Journal of Urology.  ISSN 0724-4983.  38, s 35- 43 . doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02731-9 Show summary
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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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