Miranda van Lunteren
Affiliation: Leiden University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands
van Lunteren M, Sepriano A, Landewe R, Sieper J, Rudwaleit M, van der Heijde D, et al
. Do ethnicity, degree of family relationship, and the spondyloarthritis subtype in affected relatives influence the association between a positive family history for spondyloarthritis and HLA-B27 carriership? Results from the worldwide ASAS cohort. Arthritis Res Ther. 2018;20:166 pubmed publisher
..This cohort and two European cohorts show that a PFH of AS and possibly a PFH of AAU can be used to identify patients who are more likely to be HLA-B27-positive and therefore may have an increased risk of axSpA. ..
van Lunteren M, Ez Zaitouni Z, de Koning A, Dagfinrud H, Ramonda R, Jacobsson L, et al
. In Early Axial Spondyloarthritis, Increasing Disease Activity Is Associated with Worsening of Health-related Quality of Life over Time. J Rheumatol. 2018;45:779-784 pubmed publisher
..To our knowledge, our data are the first to show that in a broad group of patients with early axSpA, increasing ASDAS is associated with worsening of physical HRQOL, but not mental HRQOL, over time. ..