About this person

Expertise:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer in primary care
  • Infections in primary care

Knut-Arne Wensaas graduated with a medical degree from the University of Bergen in 1993. He acquired clinical speciality in family medicine in 2001 and is working as a general practitioner at Kalfaret legesenter in Bergen.

He defended his Ph.D. thesis in 2011 «Giardiasis in Bergen – Outbreak and clinical consequences». Currently he holds a 50% position as senior researcher on his post doctorate project «Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue following infection with Giardia lamblia. Premorbid factors and long-term consequences». He is also Associate professor at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Durham University, UK.

Knut-Arne Wensaas is the leader of the Network Group for Gastroenterology of the Norwegian College of General Practice and member of the council and former chairman of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology.

His research interests include infectious disease, gastrointestinal diseases, medically unexplained disorders and primary care epidemiology.

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  • Hay, A D; Wensaas, Knut-Arne; Redmond, N; Turnbull, S; Christensen, H; Thornton, H; Peters, T; Blair, P; Heron, J Post consultation symptom trajectories in children presenting to primary care with acute cough and respiratory tract infection: latent class analysis of a prospective cohort study.. 2016.
  • Litleskare, Sverre; Rørtveit, Guri; Eide, Geir Egil; Hanevik, Kurt; Langeland, Nina; Wensaas, Knut-Arne Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue ten years after giardia infection: a controlled prospective cohort study.. 2016.
  • Wensaas, Knut-Arne; Redmond, N; Turnbull, S; Christensen, H; Thornton, H; Peters, T; Blair, P; Heron, J; Hay, A D Investigating symptom trajectories in children presenting to primary care with acute cough and respiratory tract infection: analysis of the ‘TARGET’ prospective cohort study.. 2016.
  • Wensaas, Knut-Arne The impact of diverticular disease in the daily workup of the general practitioner.. 2016.
  • Wensaas, Knut-Arne Chronic gastrointestinal and liver infections: Infections with Giardia lamblia and other gastrointestinal parasites.. 2016.
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