Publications




The relationship between left ventricular deformation and heart rate variability in patients with systemic sclerosis: Two- and three-dimensional strain analysis.
Int J Cardiol 2017 Jun 14;236:145-150. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
University Clinical Hospital Center "Dr. Dragisa Misovic - Dedinje", Cardiology Department, Heroja Milana Tepica 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.


Definition and Reliability Assessment of Elementary Ultrasonographic Findings in Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease: A Study by the OMERACT Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease Ultrasound Subtask Force.
J Rheumatol 2017 Mar 1. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
From the University of Siena, Siena; Italian Society for Rheumatology (SIR) Epidemiology Unit, Milan; University of Pisa, Pisa; Università Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi; Internal Medicine Division, San Jacopo Hospital, Pistoia; Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy; University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; Department of Rheumatology, MC Groep, Lelystad, the Netherlands; APHP, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, Boulogne-Billancourt; INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, France; Division of Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, Mexico City, Mexico; Rehabilitation Clinical Hospital, Cluj-Napoca; Sf. Maria Hospital, Bucharest, Romania; Instituto Poal, University of Barcelona, Barcelona; Department of Rheumatology, Joint and Bone Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jimenez Deaz and Autónoma University, Madrid, Spain; Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin, Medical Center for Rheumatology Berlin-Buch Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark; Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. G. Filippou, MD, PhD, University of Siena; C.A. Scirè, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, SIR Epidemiology Unit; N. Damjanov, MD, PhD, Professor of Rheumatology, University of Belgrade; A. Adinolfi, MD, University of Siena; G. Carrara, MSc, SIR Epidemiology Unit; V. Picerno, MD, University of Siena; C. Toscano, MD, University of Siena; G.A. Bruyn, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, MC Groep; M.A. D'Agostino, MD, PhD, APHP, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, and INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University; A. Delle Sedie, MD, University of Pisa; E. Filippucci, MD, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, Università Politecnica delle Marche; M. Gutierrez, MD, Division of Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra; M. Micu, MD, Rehabilitation Clinical Hospital; I. Möller, MD, PhD, Instituto Poal, University of Barcelona; E. Naredo, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Joint and Bone Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jimenez Deaz and Autónoma University; C. Pineda, MD, PhD, Division of Musculoskeletal and Rheumatic Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra; F. Porta, MD, Internal Medicine Division, San Jacopo Hospital; W.A. Schmidt, MD, Professor of Charité University Medicine, Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin, Medical Center for Rheumatology Berlin-Buch; L. Terslev, MD, PhD, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet; V. Vlad, MD, PhD, Sf. Maria Hospital; P. Zufferey, MD, Lausanne University Hospital; A. Iagnocco, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Università degli Studi di Torino. Address correspondence to Dr. G. Filippou, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, Rheumatology Section, Policlinico le Scotte, Viale Bracci 16, 53100 Siena, Italy. E-mail: Accepted for publication January 13, 2017.

The OMERACT Ultrasound Group: A Report from the OMERACT 2016 Meeting and Perspectives.
J Rheumatol 2017 Feb 1. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
From the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Zealand's University Hospital, Køge, Denmark; Dipartimento Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche - Reumatologia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, Rheumatology Section, University of Siena, Siena; Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Rome; Internal Medicine Department, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale di Mantova, C. Poma Hospital, Mantua, Italy; Department of Rheumatology, MC Groep, Lelystad; Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands; Department of Rheumatology, Joint and Bone Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz; Autónoma University; Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain; Clinic Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Niš; Institute of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; Rheumatology Research Group, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds; UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, UK; Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg; Charite University Hospital, Humboldt University; Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin, Medical Center for Rheumatology Berlin-Buch; Pediatric Rheumatology Research Institute, Bad Bramstedt, Germany; APHP, Department of Rheumatology, CHU Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris 6 University, GRC-UPMC 08, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health; APHP, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt; INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, 78180 Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, Paris, France; Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan; Department of Rheumatology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia; Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion, Mexico City, Mexico; Rheumatology Institute of Rheumatology and Orthopedics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia; Department of Rheumatology, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium. As part of the supplement series OMERACT 13, this report was reviewed internally and approved by the Guest Editors for integrity, accuracy, and consistency with scientific and ethical standards. L. Terslev, MD, PhD, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet; A. Iagnocco, MD, Dipartimento Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche - Reumatologia, Università degli Studi di Torino; G.A. Bruyn, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, MC Groep; E. Naredo, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Joint and Bone Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, and Autónoma University; J. Vojinovic, MD, PhD, Clinic Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš; P. Collado, MD, Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa; N. Damjanov, MD, PhD, Institute of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade; A. Filer, MD, PhD, Rheumatology Research Group, The University of Birmingham; G. Filippou, MD, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, Rheumatology Section, University of Siena; S. Finzel, MD, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg; F. Gandjbakhch, MD, APHP, Department of Rheumatology, CHU Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris 6 University, GRC-UPMC 08, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health; K. Ikeda, MD, PhD, Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Chiba University Hospital; H.I. Keen, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, Royal Perth Hospital; M.C. Kortekaas, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center; S. Magni-Manzoni, MD, Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù; S. Ohrndorf, MD, Charite University Hospital, Humboldt University; C. Pineda, MD, Research Directorate, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion; V. Ravagnani MD, PhD, Internal Medicine Department, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale di Mantova, C. Poma Hospital; B. Richards, MD, Rheumatology Institute of Rheumatology and Orthopedics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; I. Sahbudin, MD, Rheumatology Research Group, The University of Birmingham; W.A. Schmidt, MD, Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin, Medical Center for Rheumatology Berlin-Buch; H.J. Siddle, MSc, PhD, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital; M.S. Stoenoiu, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc; M. Szkudlarek, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, Zealand's University Hospital at Køge; N. Tzaribachev, MD, Pediatric Rheumatology Research Institute; M.A. D'Agostino, MD, PhD, APHP, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, 92100 Boulogne- Billancourt, and INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University. Address correspondence to Dr. L. Terslev, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disease, Ndr. Ringvej 57, Glostrup, 2600, Denmark. E-mail:

Safety and Efficacy of SBI-087, a Subcutaneous Agent for B Cell Depletion, in Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results from a Phase II Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study.
J Rheumatol 2016 Dec 1;43(12):2094-2100. Epub 2016 Oct 1.
From Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia; Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny, Warsaw, Poland; Arthritis Clinic and West Tennessee Research Institute, Jackson, Tennessee; Desert Medical Advances, Palm Desert, California; Pfizer, Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Pfizer, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Janssen, Spring House, Pennsylvania, USA.

Multiobserver Reliability of Ultrasound Assessment of Salivary Glands in Patients with Established Primary Sjögren Syndrome.
J Rheumatol 2016 Oct 15;43(10):1858-1863. Epub 2016 Aug 15.
From the Rheumatology Department, Institute of Rheumatology and the Institute of Social Medicine and Informatics, University of Belgrade, Medical School, Belgrade, Serbia; Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.N. Damjanov, MD, PhD, Professor, Rheumatology Department, Institute of Rheumatology, University of Belgrade, Medical School; V. Milic, MD, PhD, Rheumatology Department, Institute of Rheumatology, University of Belgrade, Medical School; J.C. Nieto-González, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; I. Janta, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; L. Martínez-Estupiñan, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; B. Serrano, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; C. Mata, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; M. Montoro, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; D. Stanciu, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; J. Marinković-Erić, MD, PhD, Professor, Institute of Social Medicine and Informatics, University of Belgrade, Medical School; F.J. López-Longo, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; L. Carreño, MD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón; E. Naredo, MD, PhD, Rheumatology Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón.











-174G/C interleukin-6 gene promoter polymorphism predicts therapeutic response to etanercept in rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatol Int 2013 Jun 12;33(6):1481-6. Epub 2012 Dec 12.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, 450 Vojvode Stepe, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia.






Construct validity and reliability of ultrasound disease activity score in assessing joint inflammation in RA: comparison with DAS-28.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012 Jan 8;51(1):120-8. Epub 2011 Nov 8.
Institute of Rheumatology, University of Belgrade Medical School, Resavska 69, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.






Diagnostic value of salivary gland ultrasonographic scoring system in primary Sjogren's syndrome: a comparison with scintigraphy and biopsy.
J Rheumatol 2009 Jul 1;36(7):1495-500. Epub 2009 Jun 1.
Institute of Rheumatology, Pathology, Social Medicine and Informatics, and Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.



Mapping and predicting mortality from systemic sclerosis.
Ann Rheum Dis 2017 08 23. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
Rheumatology A department, Paris Descartes University, INSERM U1016, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France.

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