J W G Hans Jacobs

Summary

Affiliation: University Medical Center Utrecht
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint How to perform local soft-tissue glucocorticoid injections?
    J W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 27:171-94. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint The CAMERA (Computer-Assisted Management in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis) studies
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:S39-43. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Lessons for the use of non-biologic anchor treatments for rheumatoid arthritis in the era of biologic therapies
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:iv27-33. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Optimal use of non-biologic therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:iv3-8. 2012
  5. pmc The relation between cartilage biomarkers (C2C, C1,2C, CS846, and CPII) and the long-term outcome of rheumatoid arthritis patients within the CAMERA trial
    Marije F Bakker
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R70. 2011
  6. pmc Women, men, and rheumatoid arthritis: analyses of disease activity, disease characteristics, and treatments in the QUEST-RA study
    Tuulikki Sokka
    Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Keskussairaalantie 19, 40620 Jyvaskyla, and Medcare Oy, Hämeentie 1, 44100 Aanekoski, Finland
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R7. 2009
  7. doi request reprint How to perform local soft-tissue glucocorticoid injections
    J W Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 23:193-219. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Followup radiographic data on patients with rheumatoid arthritis who participated in a two-year trial of prednisone therapy or placebo
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 54:1422-8. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Prediction of vertebral fractures is specific for gender and site of bone mineral density measurement
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 37:149-54. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint [The anticitrulline antibody test: unsuitable for screening for rheumatoid arthritis]
    J W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:69-70. 2008

Detail Information

Publications67

  1. doi request reprint How to perform local soft-tissue glucocorticoid injections?
    J W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 27:171-94. 2013
    ..This chapter reviews local injection therapy for these lesions and for nerve compression syndromes...
  2. ncbi request reprint The CAMERA (Computer-Assisted Management in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis) studies
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:S39-43. 2012
    ..In all, the CAMERA studies have shown good results in the treatment of early RA patients with conventional anchor drugs, aiming for remission, making use of a feasible and simple computer decision program...
  3. doi request reprint Lessons for the use of non-biologic anchor treatments for rheumatoid arthritis in the era of biologic therapies
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:iv27-33. 2012
    ..As a case in point, the CAMERA (Computer Assisted Management in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis) II study applied these lessons and has clearly shown the benefits of optimizing MTX and prednisone therapy...
  4. doi request reprint Optimal use of non-biologic therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:iv3-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, both MTX and prednisone play key roles in modern RA treatment strategies...
  5. pmc The relation between cartilage biomarkers (C2C, C1,2C, CS846, and CPII) and the long-term outcome of rheumatoid arthritis patients within the CAMERA trial
    Marije F Bakker
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R70. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Women, men, and rheumatoid arthritis: analyses of disease activity, disease characteristics, and treatments in the QUEST-RA study
    Tuulikki Sokka
    Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Keskussairaalantie 19, 40620 Jyvaskyla, and Medcare Oy, Hämeentie 1, 44100 Aanekoski, Finland
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R7. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint How to perform local soft-tissue glucocorticoid injections
    J W Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 23:193-219. 2009
    ..This chapter reviews local injection therapy for these lesions and for nerve compression syndromes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Followup radiographic data on patients with rheumatoid arthritis who participated in a two-year trial of prednisone therapy or placebo
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 54:1422-8. 2006
    ..Our goal was to investigate whether this beneficial effect persisted after the end of the trial...
  9. doi request reprint Prediction of vertebral fractures is specific for gender and site of bone mineral density measurement
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 37:149-54. 2010
    ..To investigate basic assumptions of prediction models for future vertebral fractures...
  10. ncbi request reprint [The anticitrulline antibody test: unsuitable for screening for rheumatoid arthritis]
    J W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:69-70. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostic image (290). A woman with painful finger joints and swelling]
    J W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, F002 127, Postbus 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:1982. 2006
    ..A 38-year-old woman with chronic pain of and swelling located at the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) finger joints suffered from 'knuckle pads' or 'Garrod's fatty pads'...
  12. ncbi request reprint [TNF-blocking drugs and infection; recommendations for daily practice]
    J W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, Huispost Fo2 127, Postbus 85 500, 358 GA Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:588-93. 2007
    ..Flu vaccination during anti-TNF therapy is indicated. Travel vaccinations with live microbial inocula should not be given...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Gout and diuretics; still an issue]
    J W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, F02 127, Postbus 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:458-60. 2007
    ..Therefore, the generally accepted guideline still stands that if gout develops during diuretic therapy, this medication should be stopped if possible...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevention of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis with alendronate or alfacalcidol: relations of change in bone mineral density, bone markers, and calcium homeostasis
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 34:1051-7. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint [Insufficient evidence for oral glucocorticoids as first-line therapy for acute gout]
    J W G Hans Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie and Klinische Immunologie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:A615. 2009
    ..Although in selected acute gout patients prednisolone may be a good choice, available data still are too scarce to conclude that oral prednisolone is the first-line therapy for gout arthritis...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Progress due to genetic research on rheumatoid arthritis: hype or hope?]
    J W G Hans Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie and Klinische Immunologie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:A206. 2009
    ..In the future, research into genetic factors correlated with the severity of RA disease progression or with the effect of antirheumatic medication is expected to yield interesting and hopefully clinically relevant results...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Methotrexate: mainstay of rheumatoid arthritis treatment]
    J W G Hans Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:A879. 2009
    ..Fortunately, it is a safe drug, if used by doctors experienced in using it and who follow MTX guidelines...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Coincident gout and bacterial infection]
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 154:A2141. 2010
    ..Only if (coincident) bacterial infection has been ruled out, patients with contraindications for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy and colchicine may safely be treated for a gout attack with oral glucocorticoids...
  19. pmc Intensive treatment with methotrexate in early rheumatoid arthritis: aiming for remission. Computer Assisted Management in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (CAMERA, an open-label strategy trial)
    S M M Verstappen
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1443-9. 2007
    ..To investigate whether intensive treatment with methotrexate (MTX) according to a strict protocol and a computerised decision program is more beneficial compared to conventional treatment with MTX in early rheumatoid arthritis...
  20. ncbi request reprint [The Dutch College of General Practitioners' "Gout" Standard: a response from rheumatologists]
    J W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, Postbus 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:295-6. 2002
    ..The most important criticism concerns the supposed diagnostic value of serum urate levels: close examination of the data suggests that this value is very limited...
  21. pmc A good response to early DMARD treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the first year predicts remission during follow up
    S M M Verstappen
    University Medical Centre Utrecht, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:38-43. 2005
    ..To describe the frequency and duration of remission in the Utrecht rheumatoid arthritis cohort of patients followed since diagnosis, and the clinical and treatment characteristics of patients with remission v those without...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trends in economic consequences of rheumatoid arthritis over two subsequent years
    S M M Verstappen
    University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:968-74. 2007
    ..To examine changes in direct costs and in working status over 2 yrs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  23. pmc Utility and direct costs: ankylosing spondylitis compared with rheumatoid arthritis
    S M M Verstappen
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:727-31. 2007
    ..To compare utility and disease-specific direct costs between patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Netherlands...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Seronegative spondylarthropathy: variable manifestations, common characteristics]
    A W A M van Rijthoven
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, F02 127, Postbus 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:1377-81. 2007
    ..Early treatment of patients with severe spondylarthropathy with TNFalpha-blocking agents may prevent structural damage and functional disability...
  25. pmc Tight control in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: efficacy and feasibility
    M F Bakker
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:iii56-60. 2007
    ..Tight control is a treatment strategy tailored to the individual patient with RA, which aims to achieve a predefined level of low disease activity or remission within a certain period of time...
  26. doi request reprint Adverse events and factors associated with toxicity in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis treated with methotrexate tight control therapy: the CAMERA study
    S M M Verstappen
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1044-8. 2010
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Patient and rheumatologist perspectives on glucocorticoids: an exercise to improve the implementation of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations on the management of systemic glucocorticoid therapy in rheumatic diseases
    M C van der Goes
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1015-21. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Are switches from oral to subcutaneous methotrexate or addition of ciclosporin to methotrexate useful steps in a tight control treatment strategy for rheumatoid arthritis? A post hoc analysis of the CAMERA study
    M F Bakker
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, F02 127, PO Box 85500, Utrecht 3508 GA, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1849-52. 2010
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Monitoring adverse events of low-dose glucocorticoid therapy: EULAR recommendations for clinical trials and daily practice
    M C van der Goes
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1913-9. 2010
    ..To develop recommendations on monitoring for adverse events (AEs) of low-dose glucocorticoid (GC) therapy (≤7.5 mg prednisone or equivalent daily) in clinical trials and daily practice...
  30. pmc Pretreatment macrophage infiltration of the synovium predicts the clinical effect of both radiation synovectomy and intra-articular glucocorticoids
    Z N Jahangier
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1286-92. 2006
    ..To explore whether pretreatment features of synovial tissue in patients with gonarthritis could predict the clinical effect of radiation synovectomy with yttrium-90 (90Y) and glucocorticoids or with intra-articular glucocorticoids alone...
  31. pmc Determinants of direct costs in Dutch rheumatoid arthritis patients
    S M M Verstappen
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:817-24. 2004
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint [Rheumatoid arthritis: early detection may nip it in the bud]
    J W J Bijlsma
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, Postbus 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:685-7. 2005
    ..Recently a Dutch clinical trial was started with this objective. Patients at risk will be randomised to receive dexamethasone or placebo treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Action potential simulation (APS) in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS): a controlled single subject experimental design
    R K B Fengler
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Section Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan, The Netherlands
    Clin Rheumatol 26:322-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether APS helps to reduce pain, improves patients' perception of daily functioning and social participation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)...
  34. pmc Joint surgery in the Utrecht Rheumatoid Arthritis Cohort: the effect of treatment strategy
    S M M Verstappen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, F02 127, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1506-11. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Low-dose glucocorticoids in early rheumatoid arthritis: discordant effects on bone mineral density and fractures?
    A A van Everdingen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:155-60. 2003
    ..The study duration was 2 years, with an open follow-up during the third year. Patients were randomly allocated to receive 10 mg prednisone or placebo...
  36. ncbi request reprint Down regulation of glucocorticoid receptors in early-diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis
    A A van Everdingen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:463-8. 2002
    ..This phenomenon might play a role in the aetio-pathogenesis of RA. Therefore we studied GR expression, as well as the serum cortisol levels, in patients with recently diagnosed RA...
  37. pmc Productivity costs among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the influence of methods and sources to value loss of productivity
    S M M Verstappen
    University Medical Centre Utrecht, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:1754-60. 2005
    ..To assess productivity costs incurred by rheumatoid arthritis, comprising paid as well as household productivity costs, from a societal perspective, using different methods...
  38. pmc EULAR evidence-based recommendations on the management of systemic glucocorticoid therapy in rheumatic diseases
    J N Hoes
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1560-7. 2007
    ..To develop evidence-based recommendations for the management of systemic glucocorticoid (GC) therapy in rheumatic diseases...
  39. doi request reprint Adverse events of low- to medium-dose oral glucocorticoids in inflammatory diseases: a meta-analysis
    J N Hoes
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:1833-8. 2009
    ..To systematically analyse the literature on reported adverse events of low- to medium-dose glucocorticoids during >or=1 month for inflammatory diseases...
  40. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoid receptor up-regulation in early rheumatoid arthritis treated with low dose prednisone or placebo
    A M Huisman
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85000, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:217-20. 2003
    ..With this in mind we determined in a double blind, placebo controlled study at baseline and yearly the GR number in PBMC...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Ultrasonography in rheumatological practice]
    J W G Jacobs
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Reumatologie en Klinische Immunologie, F02 127, Postbus 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:1730-8. 2005
    ..Data regarding the validity, reproducibility, sensivity and specificity of ultrasonographic findings are scarce. Further development of guidelines for the use and indications of musculoskeletal ultrasonography is warranted...
  42. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of quantitative immunohistology in labial salivary glands for diagnosing Sjogren's syndrome
    J M van Woerkom
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127 University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:470-7. 2006
    ..However, this distinction might be difficult because of the lack of a gold standard for pSS. We studied the clinical significance of quantitative immunohistology (QIH) in labial salivary glands for diagnosing pSS...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis with active vitamin D3 analogues: a review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials including organ transplantation studies
    R N J de Nijs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 15:589-602. 2004
    ..Bisphosphonates, however, are more effective in preserving bone and decreasing the risk of vertebral fractures than active vitamin D3 analogues...
  44. ncbi request reprint Overview of work disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients as observed in cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys
    S M M Verstappen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 51:488-97. 2004
  45. pmc Salivary gland and peripheral blood T helper 1 and 2 cell activity in Sjögren's syndrome compared with non-Sjögren's sicca syndrome
    J M van Woerkom
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:1474-9. 2005
    ..Additionally, to study relationships of local and peripheral Th cell activities with each other and with disease activity measures...
  46. pmc The intra-articular distribution of 90yttrium does not influence the clinical outcome of radiation synovectomy of the knee
    Z N Jahangier
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1110-2. 2007
    ..To assess the impact of the intra-articular distribution of (90)yttrium-citrate ((90)Y) on the clinical effect of radiosynoviorthesis (RSO) of the knee and on (90)Y leakage from this joint...
  47. ncbi request reprint Alendronate or alfacalcidol in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
    Ron N J de Nijs
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 355:675-84. 2006
    ..Treatment with glucocorticoids is associated with bone loss starting soon after therapy is initiated and an increased risk of fracture...
  48. ncbi request reprint The clinical effect of glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis may be masked by decreased use of additional therapies
    Amalia A van Everdingen
    University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 51:233-8. 2004
    ..We sought to investigate whether this discrepancy would extend to variables of well-being...
  49. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoid receptor downregulation in early diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis
    A Margriet Huisman
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 966:64-7. 2002
    ..Since normal glucocorticoid receptor expression was found in the male population with early-diagnosed RA, it remains questionable if glucocorticoid receptor expression is causally involved in pathogenesis of RA...
  50. ncbi request reprint Are glucocorticoids DMARDs?
    Johannes W J Bijlsma
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Box 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1069:268-74. 2006
    ..The evidence is carefully evaluated and discussed. The ultimate conclusion is that indeed glucocorticoids are DMARDs and are especially useful in early RA...
  51. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoids in rheumatoid arthritis: effects on erosions and bone
    Johannes W J Bijlsma
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 966:82-90. 2002
    ..The management of the (side) effects of glucocorticoids on bone has clearly improved in the last years. These two developments lead to a further optimizing of glucocorticoid treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  52. doi request reprint Glucocorticoid chronotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis
    Johannes W J Bijlsma
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, Netherlands
    Lancet 371:183-4. 2008
  53. pmc Cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the QUEST-RA study
    Antonio Naranjo
    Hospital de Gran Canaria Dr, Negrin, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Barranco de la Ballena s n 35011, Spain
    Arthritis Res Ther 10:R30. 2008
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Low-dose prednisone therapy for patients with early active rheumatoid arthritis: clinical efficacy, disease-modifying properties, and side effects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
    Amalia A van Everdingen
    Department of Rheumatology, Deventer Hospital, Box 5001, 7400 GC Deventer, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 136:1-12. 2002
    ..Oral glucocorticoids combined with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are beneficial and retard radiologic joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Longterm predictors of anxiety and depressed mood in early rheumatoid arthritis: a 3 and 5 year followup
    Andrea W M Evers
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 29:2327-36. 2002
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint The benefit of low-dose glucocorticoid treatment in early rheumatoid arthritis may outweigh the risk: comment on the editorial by Harris
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Arthritis Rheum 54:2031-2; author reply 2032. 2006
  57. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of trial methodology not always easy: comment on the editorial by Landewé
    Johannes W G Jacobs
    Arthritis Rheum 48:2693-4; author reply 2695. 2003
  58. ncbi request reprint Stress-vulnerability factors as long-term predictors of disease activity in early rheumatoid arthritis
    Andrea W M Evers
    Department of Medical Psychology 118, University Medical Center St Radboud, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 55:293-302. 2003
    ..Stress-vulnerability factors were studied for their ability to predict long-term disease activity in early rheumatoid arthritis...
  59. ncbi request reprint Pain coping and social support as predictors of long-term functional disability and pain in early rheumatoid arthritis
    Andrea W M Evers
    Department of Medical Psychology 118, University Medical Center St Radboud, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 41:1295-310. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Is radiation synovectomy for arthritis of the knee more effective than intraarticular treatment with glucocorticoids? Results of an eighteen-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial
    Zalima N Jahangier
    Dept of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology F02 127, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3391-402. 2005
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Five-year followup of rheumatoid arthritis patients after early treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs versus treatment according to the pyramid approach in the first year
    Suzan M M Verstappen
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 48:1797-807. 2003
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis: neuroendocrine immune integrated physiopathogenetic perspectives and therapy
    Alfonse T Masi
    Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, One Illini Drive, PO Box 1649, Peoria, IL 61656, USA
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 31:131-60, x. 2005
    ..Future research may reveal means of diminishing the onset risk as well as disease activity of RA by controlling these imbalances of NEI and other vital networks...
  63. ncbi request reprint Measurement of joint space width and erosion size
    John T Sharp
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:2456-61. 2005
    ..Methods for measurement of erosion size, which have had less attention, are briefly discussed...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effect of anti-tumor necrosis factor on work disability
    Suzanne M M Verstappen
    J Rheumatol 34:2126-8. 2007
  65. ncbi request reprint Functional Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) and Psychological HAQ Are Associated with and Predicted by Different Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Suzanne M M Verstappen
    Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 34:1837-40. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association between clinical, demographic, and psychological factors and the functional Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) and psychological HAQ (PSHAQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Revisiting the toxicity of low-dose glucocorticoids: risks and fears
    José A P Da Silva
    Reumatologia, Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, 3000 075 Coimbra, Portugal
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1069:275-88. 2006
    ..Clearly, there is a need for studies that are appropriately designed to address the toxicity of GCs and to avoid the risk of "throwing out the baby with the bath water."..