A Finckh

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance of an automated computer-based scoring method to assess joint space narrowing in rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal study
    Axel Finckh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:1444-50. 2006
  2. pmc Progression of radiographic joint damage in different eras: trends towards milder disease in rheumatoid arthritis are attributable to improved treatment
    A Finckh
    Division of Rheumatology, Av Beau Séjour 26, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1192-7. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Short-term efficacy of intravenous pulse glucocorticoids in acute discogenic sciatica. A randomized controlled trial
    Axel Finckh
    Section of Clinical Sciences, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:377-81. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in preventing progressive radiographic joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study
    Axel Finckh
    Robert B Brigham Atthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:54-9. 2006
  5. pmc Evidence for differential acquired drug resistance to anti-tumour necrosis factor agents in rheumatoid arthritis
    A Finckh
    Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:746-52. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term impact of early treatment on radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis: A meta-analysis
    Axel Finckh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:864-72. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of dehydroepiandrosterone in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia
    Axel Finckh
    Rheumatology Department, University Hospital of Vaud CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Rheumatol 32:1336-40. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint [Review of the protective effects of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis]
    Axel Finckh
    Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Center, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 124:547-50. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Occupational silica and solvent exposures and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in urban women
    Axel Finckh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3648-54. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Elevated levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in periradicular fat tissue in patients with radiculopathy from herniated disc
    S Genevay
    Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2041-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance of an automated computer-based scoring method to assess joint space narrowing in rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal study
    Axel Finckh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:1444-50. 2006
    ..To compare the diagnostic performance of a computer-based method for measuring joint space width with the Sharp joint space narrowing (JSN) scoring method in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  2. pmc Progression of radiographic joint damage in different eras: trends towards milder disease in rheumatoid arthritis are attributable to improved treatment
    A Finckh
    Division of Rheumatology, Av Beau Séjour 26, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1192-7. 2006
    ..Severity of rheumatoid arthritis and progression of radiographic joint damage have decreased over the last decades...
  3. ncbi request reprint Short-term efficacy of intravenous pulse glucocorticoids in acute discogenic sciatica. A randomized controlled trial
    Axel Finckh
    Section of Clinical Sciences, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:377-81. 2006
    ..Double-blinded randomized controlled trial...
  4. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in preventing progressive radiographic joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study
    Axel Finckh
    Robert B Brigham Atthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:54-9. 2006
    ..The 3 strategies were infliximab with concomitant disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), etanercept with concomitant DMARDs, and etanercept alone...
  5. pmc Evidence for differential acquired drug resistance to anti-tumour necrosis factor agents in rheumatoid arthritis
    A Finckh
    Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:746-52. 2006
    ..Acquired drug resistance or gradual drug failure has been described with most disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and is also starting to be recognised with anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents...
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term impact of early treatment on radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis: A meta-analysis
    Axel Finckh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:864-72. 2006
    ..We examined the long-term benefit of early DMARD initiation on radiographic progression in early RA...
  7. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of dehydroepiandrosterone in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia
    Axel Finckh
    Rheumatology Department, University Hospital of Vaud CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Rheumatol 32:1336-40. 2005
    ..DHEA is promoted for and used by patients with FM. We tested the efficacy and safety of DHEA supplementation in ameliorating the symptoms of FM...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Review of the protective effects of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis]
    Axel Finckh
    Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Center, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 124:547-50. 2004
    ..We also touch on the notion of a therapeutic window of opportunity early in the course of RA, as early initiation of aggressive treatment seems to provide a sustained benefit on radiographic progression...
  9. ncbi request reprint Occupational silica and solvent exposures and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in urban women
    Axel Finckh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3648-54. 2006
    ..To assess the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) associated with occupational exposure to silica dust and organic solvents in an urban population...
  10. doi request reprint Elevated levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in periradicular fat tissue in patients with radiculopathy from herniated disc
    S Genevay
    Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2041-6. 2008
    ..Case-control study...
  11. pmc Cigarette smoking and radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis
    A Finckh
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva, 26 Av Beau Sejour, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1066-71. 2007
    ..However, it remains unclear whether smoking influences RA disease progression and whether smokers have more radiographic damage progression than non-smokers over time...
  12. pmc Fibromyalgia: a randomised, controlled trial of a treatment programme based on self management
    C Cedraschi
    Division of Rheumatology, Geneva University Hospital, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:290-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of a treatment programme for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) based on self management, using pool exercises and education...
  13. doi request reprint Adalimumab in acute sciatica reduces the long-term need for surgery: a 3-year follow-up of a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    S Genevay
    Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 71:560-2. 2012
    ..Two subcutaneous injections of adalimumab in severe acute sciatica significantly reduced the number of back operations in a short-term randomised controlled clinical trial...
  14. pmc A six year prospective study of a cohort of patients with fibromyalgia
    E Baumgartner
    Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:644-5. 2002
    ..To examine the long term prognosis in patients with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  15. ncbi request reprint The cervical spine in calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease. A prevalent case-control study
    Axel Finckh
    Rheumatology and Radiology Departments, University Hospital of Vaud CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Rheumatol 31:545-9. 2004
    ..To test the hypothesis that calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) deposition disease is a risk factor for neck pain...
  16. ncbi request reprint Methotrexate as an alternative therapy for chronic calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease: an exploratory analysis
    Amélie Chollet-Janin
    Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Arthritis Rheum 56:688-92. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint B cell depletion may be more effective than switching to an alternative anti-tumor necrosis factor agent in rheumatoid arthritis patients with inadequate response to anti-tumor necrosis factor agents
    Axel Finckh
    University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1417-23. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of RTX with that of an alternative anti-TNF agent in the management of patients with RA who had an inadequate response to anti-TNF therapy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Tolerance and effectiveness of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha therapies in elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based cohort study
    Stephane Genevay
    University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Arthritis Rheum 57:679-85. 2007
    ..The goal of the present study was to evaluate the tolerance to and effectiveness of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents in elderly patients (> or =65 years old) with RA (ERA) in comparison with younger patients (YRA)...
  19. doi request reprint Neutral functional realignment orthosis prevents hand pain in patients with subacute stroke: a randomized trial
    Elisabeth Bürge
    Haute école de santé Geneva, HES SO University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1857-62. 2008
    ..To quantify the preventive effect of a neutral functional realignment orthosis on pain, mobility, and edema of the hand in subacute hemiparetic poststroke patients with severe motor deficits...
  20. ncbi request reprint The exercise prescription in rheumatoid arthritis: primum non nocere
    Axel Finckh
    Arthritis Rheum 48:2393-5. 2003
  21. doi request reprint At the horizon of innovative therapy in rheumatology: new biologic agents
    Axel Finckh
    Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Geneva and University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 20:269-75. 2008
    ..To review the rational and the results regarding the use of novel biologic agents in inflammatory rheumatic diseases...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostic strategy in presence of diffuse pain]
    Axel Finckh
    Service de Rhumatologie, Departement de Medecine Interne, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 3:1562, 1565-8. 2007
    ..In the absence of an alternative etiology, the diagnosis of FM must be considered in presence of a cluster of symptoms associating diffuse pain, asthenia and a certain number of tender points...
  23. ncbi request reprint Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis: bayes clears the haze
    Axel Finckh
    Ann Intern Med 146:816-7. 2007
  24. ncbi request reprint Barriers to a trial of atherosclerosis prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Karen H Costenbader
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:718-23. 2005
    ..We describe our experience in recruiting and retaining patients with SLE in this trial...
  25. ncbi request reprint Radiographic joint space width in the fingers of patients with rheumatoid arthritis of less than one year's duration
    Ewan C Goligher
    Robert B Brigham Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 54:1440-3. 2006
    ..To determine the radiographic joint space width (JSW) in undamaged metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to identify important clinical determinants of JSW...