Frédéric A Houssiau

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Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc A randomised comparative study of the short term clinical and biological effects of intravenous pulse methylprednisolone and infliximab in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate treatment
    P Durez
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:1069-74. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Functional outcome of myositis patients: can a low-dose glucocorticoid regimen achieve good functional results?
    A Nzeusseu
    Department of Rheumatology, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 17:441-6. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Thirty years of cyclophosphamide: assessing the evidence
    F Houssiau
    Department of Rheumatology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Lupus 16:212-6. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Cyclophosphamide in lupus nephritis
    F A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Lupus 14:53-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Early response to immunosuppressive therapy predicts good renal outcome in lupus nephritis: lessons from long-term followup of patients in the Euro-Lupus Nephritis Trial
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 50:3934-40. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Management of lupus nephritis: an update
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Unit, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2694-704. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppressive therapy in lupus nephritis: the Euro-Lupus Nephritis Trial, a randomized trial of low-dose versus high-dose intravenous cyclophosphamide
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Cliniques Universitaires St Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 46:2121-31. 2002
  8. pmc Azathioprine versus mycophenolate mofetil for long-term immunosuppression in lupus nephritis: results from the MAINTAIN Nephritis Trial
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Saint Luc University Hospital, Brussels 1200, Belgium
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:2083-9. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Current management of lupus nephritis
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Pôle et Service de Rhumatologie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, B 1200 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 27:319-28. 2013
  10. doi request reprint The Belgian Systemic Sclerosis Cohort: correlations between disease severity scores, cutaneous subsets, and autoantibody profile
    Marie Vanthuyne
    Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Departments, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mont Godinne, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    J Rheumatol 39:2127-33. 2012

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  1. pmc A randomised comparative study of the short term clinical and biological effects of intravenous pulse methylprednisolone and infliximab in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate treatment
    P Durez
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:1069-74. 2004
    ..To compare the short term clinical and biological effects of intravenous (i.v.) pulse methylprednisolone (MP) and infliximab (IFX) in patients with severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite methotrexate (MTX) treatment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Functional outcome of myositis patients: can a low-dose glucocorticoid regimen achieve good functional results?
    A Nzeusseu
    Department of Rheumatology, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 17:441-6. 1999
    ..In order to validate this approach, we performed a functional re-evaluation of these PM-DM patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Thirty years of cyclophosphamide: assessing the evidence
    F Houssiau
    Department of Rheumatology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Lupus 16:212-6. 2007
    ..As data on other therapies accumulate, however, intravenous cyclophosphamide might no longer be considered the standard treatment for lupus nephritis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cyclophosphamide in lupus nephritis
    F A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Lupus 14:53-8. 2005
    ..In this review, the different CYC regimes on the basis of the results of prospective randomized trials performed in LN patients is discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Early response to immunosuppressive therapy predicts good renal outcome in lupus nephritis: lessons from long-term followup of patients in the Euro-Lupus Nephritis Trial
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 50:3934-40. 2004
    ..After a median followup of 41 months, a difference in efficacy between the 2 regimens was not observed. The present analysis was undertaken to extend the followup and to identify prognostic factors...
  6. ncbi request reprint Management of lupus nephritis: an update
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Unit, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2694-704. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppressive therapy in lupus nephritis: the Euro-Lupus Nephritis Trial, a randomized trial of low-dose versus high-dose intravenous cyclophosphamide
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Cliniques Universitaires St Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 46:2121-31. 2002
    ..Given the side effects of this regimen, we evaluated the efficacy and the toxicity of a course of low-dose IV CYC prescribed as a remission-inducing treatment, followed by azathioprine (AZA) as a remission-maintaining treatment...
  8. pmc Azathioprine versus mycophenolate mofetil for long-term immunosuppression in lupus nephritis: results from the MAINTAIN Nephritis Trial
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Saint Luc University Hospital, Brussels 1200, Belgium
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:2083-9. 2010
    ..This investigator-initiated randomised trial tested whether mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) was superior to azathioprine (AZA) as maintenance treatment...
  9. doi request reprint Current management of lupus nephritis
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Pôle et Service de Rhumatologie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, B 1200 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 27:319-28. 2013
    ..We then discuss the current anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic and biologic therapies, with special emphasis on the need for optimal global care. ..
  10. doi request reprint The Belgian Systemic Sclerosis Cohort: correlations between disease severity scores, cutaneous subsets, and autoantibody profile
    Marie Vanthuyne
    Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Departments, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mont Godinne, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    J Rheumatol 39:2127-33. 2012
    ..To report baseline and followup data on the first 438 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) included in the Belgian Systemic Sclerosis Cohort...
  11. doi request reprint Repeat kidney biopsies fail to detect differences between azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetil maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis: data from the MAINTAIN Nephritis Trial
    Maria S Stoenoiu
    Department of Rheumatology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:1924-30. 2012
    ..Here, we compare the pathological findings on repeat kidney biopsies between the two groups...
  12. doi request reprint The association of illness perceptions with physical and mental health in systemic sclerosis patients: an exploratory study
    Seher Arat
    Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Musculoskeletal Care 10:18-28. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between illness perceptions and the ability to cope with physical and mental health problems in a large cohort of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients...
  13. pmc Therapy of lupus nephritis: lessons learned from clinical research and daily care of patients
    Frédéric A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:202. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Hand radiological damage in systemic sclerosis: comparison with a control group and clinical and functional correlations
    Sophie Koutaissoff
    Radiology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 40:455-60. 2011
    ..To define the burden of hand radiological damage in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, compared with a control group...
  15. doi request reprint Serum soluble interleukin 7 receptor is strongly associated with lupus nephritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Valérie Badot
    Pôle de recherche en Rhumatologie, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Ann Rheum Dis 72:453-6. 2013
    ..Increased sIL-7R serum and synovial fluid levels were recently demonstrated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized magnetic resonance imaging study comparing the effects of methotrexate alone, methotrexate in combination with infliximab, and methotrexate in combination with intravenous pulse methylprednisolone
    Patrick Durez
    Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 56:3919-27. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Correlation between baseline femoral neck marrow status and the development of femoral head osteonecrosis in corticosteroid-treated patients: a longitudinal study by MR imaging
    Bruno C Vande Berg
    Radiology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Radiol 58:444-9. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that the development of corticosteroid (CS)-associated femoral head osteonecrosis (ON) is influenced by baseline femoral neck marrow status...
  18. ncbi request reprint Selective involvement of the choroid plexus on cerebral magnetic resonance images: a new radiological sign in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus with neurological symptoms
    T Duprez
    Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Universite Catholique de Louvain, St Luc University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    J Rheumatol 28:387-91. 2001
    ..Our cases indicate that selective involvement of the choroid plexus should be included in the spectrum of the radiological signs for neurological lupus...
  19. doi request reprint Global molecular effects of tocilizumab therapy in rheumatoid arthritis synovium
    Julie Ducreux
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheumatol 66:15-23. 2014
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  20. ncbi request reprint Tendon friction rubs in systemic sclerosis: a possible explanation--an ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging study
    Maria S Stoenoiu
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Pôle de recherche en Rhumatologie, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:529-33. 2013
    ..To assess the tendon and joint involvement at wrists and ankles of patients suffering from diffuse SSc and to identify the morphological substrate of tendon friction rubs (TFRs)...
  21. doi request reprint Validation of a manual ability questionnaire in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Marie Vanthuyne
    Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Rheum 61:695-703. 2009
    ..To adapt and validate a manual ability questionnaire, the ABILHAND, developed through the Rasch methodology in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  22. doi request reprint The 10-year follow-up data of the Euro-Lupus Nephritis Trial comparing low-dose and high-dose intravenous cyclophosphamide
    F A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:61-4. 2010
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Persistent pneumomediastinum and dermatomyositis: a case report and review of the literature
    V A Barvaux
    Pneumology Unit, Cliniques UniversitairesSaint-Luc, , Brussels, Belgium
    Clin Rheumatol 20:359-61. 2001
    ..We conclude that pneumomediastinum is not an uncommon complication of dermatomyositis and that its aetiopathogenesis remains very unclear...
  24. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of mycophenolate mofetil combined to intravenous methylprednisolone pulses and oral low-dose glucocorticoids in severe early systemic sclerosis
    M Vanthuyne
    Rheumatology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:287-92. 2007
    ....
  25. pmc Gene expression profiling in the synovium identifies a predictive signature of absence of response to adalimumab therapy in rheumatoid arthritis
    Valérie Badot
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R57. 2009
    ....
  26. pmc Increased matrix metalloproteinase-3 serum levels in rheumatic diseases: relationship with synovitis and steroid treatment
    C Ribbens
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Liege, Belgium
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:161-6. 2002
    ..To determine matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) serum levels in patients with rheumatic diseases and to study the relation between MMP-3 and C reactive protein (CRP) levels...
  27. ncbi request reprint Oral pamidronate prevents high-dose glucocorticoid-induced lumbar spine bone loss in premenopausal connective tissue disease (mainly lupus) patients
    A Nzeusseu Toukap
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Lupus 14:517-20. 2005
    ..We stress the need for optimal GC-induced bone loss prevention therapy in premenopausal patients, a too often neglected issue in patients whose survival has dramatically improved over the last decades...
  28. doi request reprint Current treatment of lupus nephritis
    F A Houssiau
    Rheumatology Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Lupus 17:426-30. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint [Lupus nephritis]
    F A Houssiau
    Service de Rhumatologie, Departement de Medecine Interne, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Rev Med Interne 28:S304-5. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Relapses of lupus nephritis: incidence, risk factors, serology and impact on outcome
    M El Hachmi
    Department of Rheumatology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Lupus 12:692-6. 2003
    ..These results stress the importance of regular blood and urine examinations in LN patients, even years after the initial episode...