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Antinuclear antibody as entry criterion for classification of systemic lupus erythematosus: pitfalls and opportunities.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Aug 23;78(8):e76. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

Laboratory Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213821DOI Listing
August 2019

Rituximab in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases: indications and practical use.

Acta Clin Belg 2019 Aug 26;74(4):272-279. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

a Department of Rheumatology , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17843286.2018.1521904DOI Listing
August 2019

Multi-segment spine and hip kinematics in asymptomatic individuals during standardized return from forward bending versus functional box lifting.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2019 Aug 22;49:102352. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group, Department of Movement Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2019.102352DOI Listing
August 2019

Effectiveness of different combinations of DMARDs and glucocorticoid bridging in early rheumatoid arthritis: two-year results of CareRA.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2019 Jun 24. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Centre, KU Leuven.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kez213DOI Listing
June 2019

Antinuclear antibodies by indirect immunofluorescence and solid phase assays.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 May 10. Epub 2019 May 10.

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215443DOI Listing
May 2019

Treatment adherence in systemic sclerosis: A cross-sectional study.

Musculoskeletal Care 2019 03 9;17(1):44-53. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/msc.1363
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March 2019

Mobile Health Features Supporting Self-Management Behavior in Patients With Chronic Arthritis: Mixed-Methods Approach on Patient Preferences.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019 03 25;7(3):e12535. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

e-Media Research Lab, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/12535DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6452281PMC
March 2019

Clinical efficacy of new JAK inhibitors under development. Just more of the same?

Authors:
Rene Westhovens

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2019 Feb;58(Supplement_1):i27-i33

Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key256DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390876PMC
February 2019

Detection of myositis-specific antibodies.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Jan 25;78(1):e7. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Experimental Laboratory Immunology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://ard.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-21291
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January 2019

Illness Identity in Adults with a Chronic Illness.

J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2018 12;25(4):429-440

Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10880-018-9552-0DOI Listing
December 2018

The use of glucocorticoids in early rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 08;57(8):1316-1317

Department of Development and Regeneration KU Leuven, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex271DOI Listing
August 2018

A multi-criteria decision approach for ranking unmet needs in healthcare.

Health Policy 2018 08 30;122(8):878-884. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration KU Leuven, Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium; Orphan Drug Colleges and Commission for advice on temporary reimbursement of a pharmaceutical product, National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.06.010DOI Listing
August 2018

High prevalence of occupational exposure to solvents or silica in male systemic sclerosis patients: a Belgian cohort analysis.

Clin Rheumatol 2018 Jul 23;37(7):1977-1982. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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July 2018

Widespread pain in axial spondyloarthritis: clinical importance and gender differences.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 07 27;20(1):156. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-018-1626-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6062924PMC
July 2018

Cardiac transplantation in systemic sclerosis: single-centre experience of three cases.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Jun;57(6):1120-1122

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key048DOI Listing
June 2018

Solid phase assays versus automated indirect immunofluorescence for detection of antinuclear antibodies.

Autoimmun Rev 2018 Jun 8;17(6):533-540. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

Laboratory Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Spondyloarthritis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a prospective hospital-based study.

BMJ Open 2018 05 9;8(5):e020329. Epub 2018 May 9.

Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, University Hospital of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020329DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5942448PMC
May 2018

Modifiable correlates of illness perceptions in adults with chronic somatic conditions: A systematic review.

Res Nurs Health 2018 04 9;41(2):173-184. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nur.21852DOI Listing
April 2018

Activity Limitations in Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Role for Fear of Movement and (Re)injury Beliefs.

J Rheumatol 2018 03 15;45(3):357-366. Epub 2017 Nov 15.

From the Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven; Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven; Health Psychology, Department of Behavior, Health and Psychopathology, KU Leuven, Belgium; Behavioral Medicine, Clinical and Psychological Science, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.170318DOI Listing
March 2018

Prospective associations between illness perceptions and health outcomes in patients with systemic sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross-lagged analysis.

Rheumatol Adv Pract 2018 6;2(1):rky007. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

KU Leuven, Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rap/rky007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6649946PMC
March 2018

Illness representations of systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis: a comparison of patients, their rheumatologists and their general practitioners.

Lupus Sci Med 2017 14;4(1):e000232. Epub 2017 Nov 14.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/lupus-2017-000232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5687554PMC
November 2017

Perception of Originator Biologics and Biosimilars: A Survey Among Belgian Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients and Rheumatologists.

BioDrugs 2017 Oct;31(5):447-459

Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, KU Leuven, O&N2, Herestraat 49, Box 521, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40259-017-0244-3DOI Listing
October 2017

The Dutch-Flemish PROMIS Physical Function item bank exhibited strong psychometric properties in patients with chronic pain.

J Clin Epidemiol 2017 Jul 28;87:47-58. Epub 2017 Mar 28.

Amsterdam Rehabilitation Research Center|Reade, Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 2, Amsterdam 1056 AB, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.03.011DOI Listing
July 2017

Diverging illness perceptions between physicians about patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis: a vignette-based study.

Rheumatol Int 2017 Jun 28;37(6):915-922. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-017-3667-8DOI Listing
June 2017

A Rare Cause of Weight Loss in an 80y Old Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient.

J Clin Rheumatol 2017 Apr;23(3):170-171

From the *Department of Geriatrics, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium; †Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals KU Leuven; and ‡Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Belgium.

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April 2017

Accelerometry-Based Activity Recognition and Assessment in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases.

Sensors (Basel) 2016 Dec 16;16(12). Epub 2016 Dec 16.

KU Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), STADIUS Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 box 2446, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s16122151DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5191131PMC
December 2016

Patients' Perceptions of their Rheumatic Condition: Why Does it Matter and How Can Healthcare Professionals Influence or Deal with these Perceptions?

Musculoskeletal Care 2016 09 8;14(3):174-9. Epub 2015 Dec 8.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1128DOI Listing
September 2016

A general practice perspective on early rheumatoid arthritis management: A qualitative study from Flanders.

Eur J Gen Pract 2015 19;21(4):231-7. Epub 2015 Nov 19.

a Department of Development and Regeneration , Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Centre, KU Leuven , Leuven , Belgium .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13814788.2015.1084279DOI Listing
September 2016

Unraveling Patient-Preferred Health and Treatment Outcomes in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2016 09 29;68(9):1278-87. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

University Hospitals Leuven and KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.22824DOI Listing
September 2016

Costs of drugs for treatment of rheumatic diseases.

RMD Open 2016 12;2(2):e000259. Epub 2016 Sep 12.

Department of Public Health, I-CHER Interuniversity Centre for Health Economics Research, Ghent University , Ghent , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2016-000259DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5020678PMC
September 2016

Instrumented BASFI (iBASFI) Shows Promising Reliability and Validity in the Assessment of Activity Limitations in Axial Spondyloarthritis.

J Rheumatol 2016 08 15;43(8):1532-40. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

From the Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven; Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven; Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven; Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics, Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven; iMinds, Medical Information Technology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.T.W. Swinnen, PT, MSc, Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, and Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven; M. Milosevic, MSc Eng, Doctoral Research Fellow, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics, Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, and iMinds, Medical Information Technology, KU Leuven; S. Van Huffel, MSc Eng, PhD, Full Professor Biomedical Data Processing, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics, Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, and iMinds, Medical Information Technology, KU Leuven; W. Dankaerts, PT, PhD, Professor Rehabilitation Sciences, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven; R. Westhovens, MD, PhD, Full Professor Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, and Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven; K. de Vlam, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator Clinical Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, and Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.150439DOI Listing
August 2016

Development and preliminary evaluation of the validity and reliability of a revised illness perception questionnaire for healthcare professionals.

BMC Nurs 2016 1;15:34. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Centre, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium ; Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12912-016-0156-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4888540PMC
June 2016

A homozygous deletion of exon 1 in WISP3 causes progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia in two siblings.

Hum Genome Var 2015 3;2:15049. Epub 2015 Dec 3.

Center for Human Genetics, University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/hgv.2015.49DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4785582PMC
April 2016

The clinical impact of a brief transition programme for young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: results of the DON'T RETARD project.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2016 Jan 28;55(1):133-42. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Centre, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev284DOI Listing
January 2016

The optimal combination therapy for the treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis.

Expert Opin Pharmacother 2015 10;16(11):1615-25. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration , Leuven , Belgium +016 346 350 ; +016 342 543 ;

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1517/14656566.2015.1056735DOI Listing
November 2015

Malignancies and anti-TNF therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: a single-center observational cohort study.

Clin Rheumatol 2015 Oct 30;34(10):1687-95. Epub 2015 Jul 30.

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10067-015-3026-7
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October 2015

Difficulties in diagnosis of systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease.

Respirol Case Rep 2015 Sep 8;3(3):99-101. Epub 2015 Jun 8.

Department of Pneumology, University Hospitals Leuven Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.113DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4571738PMC
September 2015

Cellular adhesion gene SELP is associated with rheumatoid arthritis and displays differential allelic expression.

PLoS One 2014 22;9(8):e103872. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

Fraunhofer Institute for Celltherapy and Immunology (IZI), Leipzig, Germany; LIFE - Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4141704PMC
May 2015

A maximum difference scaling survey of barriers to intensive combination treatment strategies with glucocorticoids in early rheumatoid arthritis.

Clin Rheumatol 2015 May 26;34(5):861-9. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, box 7003, 3000, Leuven, Belgium,

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May 2015

Further international adaptation and validation of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) questionnaire.

Rheumatol Int 2015 Apr 1;35(4):669-75. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

Galen Research Ltd, Enterprise House, Manchester Science Park, Lloyd Street North, Manchester, M15 6SE, UK,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-014-3138-4DOI Listing
April 2015

Patient experiences with intensive combination-treatment strategies with glucocorticoids for early rheumatoid arthritis.

Patient Educ Couns 2015 Mar 20;98(3):384-90. Epub 2014 Nov 20.

Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2014.11.011DOI Listing
March 2015

Acquired haemophilia A in a patient with systemic sclerosis treated with autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 Jan 6;54(1):196-7. Epub 2014 Oct 6.

Department of Rheumatology, Department of Hematology, Dokterspraktijk De Brug, Mol, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Department of Vascular Medicine and Hemostasis, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu402DOI Listing
January 2015

Osteoarthritis at young age, a diagnostic challenge: a case of stickler syndrome.

Open Rheumatol J 2014 19;8:100-2. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874312901408010100DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293741PMC
January 2015

Physical activity assessment in patients with axial spondyloarthritis compared to healthy controls: a technology-based approach.

PLoS One 2014 28;9(2):e85309. Epub 2014 Feb 28.

Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium ; Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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November 2014

Anti-TNF therapy and malignancy in spondyloarthritis in the Leuven spondyloarthritis biologics cohort (BIOSPAR).

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2014 Jan-Feb;32(1):71-6. Epub 2013 Dec 2.

Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration KU Leuven; Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

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October 2014

Long-term safety and efficacy of abatacept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and an inadequate response to methotrexate: a 7-year extended study.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2014 Jul-Aug;32(4):553-62. Epub 2014 Jul 8.

Department of Development and Regeneration, Neuro-musculo-skeletal Research Unit, KU Leuven, Belgium.

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October 2014

Longterm followup of rituximab therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the Belgian MabThera in Rheumatoid Arthritis registry.

J Rheumatol 2014 Sep 15;41(9):1761-5. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

From the Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent; GZA St-Augustinus Hospital, Antwerp; Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Liège, Liège; Pôle de Recherche en Rhumatologie; Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique; Université Catholique de Louvain and Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels; Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center; the Department of Development and Regeneration; KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.F. De Keyser, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital; I. Hoffman, MD, PhD, GZA St-Augustinus Hospital; P. Durez, MD, PhD, Pôle de Recherche en Rhumatologie, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc; M.J. Kaiser, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Liège; R. Westhovens, MD, PhD, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Rheumatology.

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September 2014

Ten-year followup of infliximab therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients with severe, longstanding refractory disease: a cohort study.

J Rheumatol 2014 Jul 1;41(7):1276-81. Epub 2014 Jun 1.

From Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University, Ghent; MSD Belgium BVBA; Department of Rheumatology, Pôle de Recherche en Rhumatologie, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université Catholique de Louvain and Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels; Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration KU Leuven; and Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.F. De Keyser, MD; J. De Kock, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University; H. Leroi, MSD Belgium BVBA, Brussels; P. Durez, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Pôle de Recherche en Rhumatologie, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université Catholique de Louvain and Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc; R. Westhovens, MD, PhD, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, Department of Development and Regeneration KU Leuven; and Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven.

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July 2014

Longterm safety, efficacy, and inhibition of structural damage progression over 5 years of treatment with abatacept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the abatacept in inadequate responders to methotrexate trial.

J Rheumatol 2014 Jun 1;41(6):1077-87. Epub 2014 May 1.

From the Center for Rheumatology, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York; Spire Sciences Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, USA; Division of Rheumatology, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Division of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds; UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds, UK; Regional Unit of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine and Central Hospital, University of San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México; Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Strasbourg, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; Department of Rheumatology, Universitaire Ziekenhuizenn Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; UCSF/Synarc, San Francisco, California, USA.Professional medical writing and editorial assistance funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, and provided by Eve Guichard BSc (hons) of Caudex Medical, Oxford, UK.J.M. Kremer, MD, Center for Rheumatology, Albany Medical College; C. Peterfy, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Spire Sciences Inc.; A.S. Russell, FRCP, FRCPC, Division of Rheumatology, University of Alberta Hospital; P. Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, Division of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust; C. Abud-Mendoza, MD, Regional Unit of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine and Central Hospital, University of San Luis Potosí; J. Sibilia, MD, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Strasbourg, Hôpital de Hautepierre; J-C. Becker, MD, Bristol-Myers Squibb*; R. Westhovens, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Universitaire Ziekenhuizenn Leuven; H.K. Genant, MD, UCSF/Synarc.

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June 2014

The effect of intravenous golimumab on health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis: 24-week results of the phase III GO-FURTHER trial.

J Rheumatol 2014 Jun 1;41(6):1067-76. Epub 2014 May 1.

From the Division of Rheumatology and Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Department of Clinical Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Patient Reported Outcomes, Janssen Global Services LLC, Malvern, Pennsylvania; Biostatistics and Immunology, Janssen Research & Development LLC, Spring House, Pennsylvania, USA; Department of Rheumatology, UZ Gasthuisberg, KU Leuven, Belgium.C.O. Bingham III, MD, Division of Rheumatology and Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University; M. Weinblatt, MD, Department of Clinical Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; C. Han, PhD; T.A. Gathany, PhD, Patient Reported Outcomes, Janssen Global Services; L. Kim, PhD; K.H. Lo, PhD, Biostatistics, Janssen Research & Development LLC; D. Baker, MD; A. Mendelsohn, MD, Immunology, Janssen Research & Development LLC; R. Westhovens, MD, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven; Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven.

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June 2014

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) Special Interest Group at OMERACT 11: outcomes of importance for patients with PMR.

J Rheumatol 2014 Apr 1;41(4):819-23. Epub 2014 Feb 1.

From UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-Leeds Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Rheumatology Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Polymyalgia Rheumatica Giant Cell Arteritis (PMRGCA) UK, Bristol; Department of Rheumatology Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey; Centre for Health and Clinical Research, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol; Department of Rheumatology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK; Horizon Pharma Inc., Deerfield, Illinois; SDG LLC, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Rheumatology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Academic Rheumatology Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK.

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April 2014

Sleep problems in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

J Rheumatol 2014 Jan 1;41(1):31-40. Epub 2013 Dec 1.

From the Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration, and the Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven Department of Public Health and Primary Care, and Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Leuven, Leuven; Medical Department, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brussels, Belgium; EJB Systems Inc., Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

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January 2014

Association study of the platelet collagen receptor glycoprotein VI gene with rheumatoid arthritis.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2013 Sep-Oct;31(5):770-2. Epub 2013 May 28.

Department of Medicine, Faculté de Médecine de l'Université Laval, CHUQ Research center and Division of Rheumatology, CHUQ, Quebec City, QC, Canada.

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December 2013

Left atrial myxoma on FDG-PET/CT.

Clin Nucl Med 2013 Nov;38(11):e421-2

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, †Rheumatology, ‡Cardiology, and §Radiology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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November 2013

Detection of antinuclear antibodies by automated indirect immunofluorescence analysis.

Clin Chim Acta 2013 Jan 28;415:101-6. Epub 2012 Sep 28.

Experimental Laboratory Immunology, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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January 2013

Antinuclear antibody detection by automated multiplex immunoassay in untreated patients at the time of diagnosis.

Autoimmun Rev 2012 Dec 23;12(2):137-43. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

Experimental Laboratory Immunology, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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December 2012

Targeted Therapy with Rituximab in Felty's Syndrome: A Case Report.

Open Rheumatol J 2012 16;6:312-4. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

Rheumatology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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December 2012

The Belgian Systemic Sclerosis Cohort: correlations between disease severity scores, cutaneous subsets, and autoantibody profile.

J Rheumatol 2012 Nov 15;39(11):2127-33. Epub 2012 Sep 15.

Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Departments, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mont Godinne, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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November 2012

Septic arthritis due to Staphylococcus warneri: a diagnostic challenge.

Open Rheumatol J 2012 2;6:310-1. Epub 2012 Nov 2.

Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital KU Leuven, Belgium.

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November 2012

The epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo--a population-based study.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012 Sep 23;51(9):1644-7. Epub 2012 May 23.

Département de Médecine Interne/Service de Rhumatologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa XI, DR Congo.

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September 2012

Rheumatoid arthritis: defining remission in patients with RA in clinical practice.

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2012 Aug 3;8(8):445-7. Epub 2012 Jul 3.

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August 2012

Are personal characteristics associated with exercise participation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? A cross-sectional explorative survey.

Musculoskeletal Care 2012 Jun 20;10(2):90-100. Epub 2012 Feb 20.

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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June 2012