The prevalence of spondyloarthritis-like structural lesions of the sacroiliac joints on MRI in postpartum women.
Supported project of Filip Van den Bosch : A former study in 35 healthy postpartum women showed prevalence of sacroiliac bone marrow edema (BME) on magnetic resonance (MRI), resembling inflammatory lesions in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), immediately after delivery in 77% of these women, considered to be a consequence of increased mechanical stress. This project aims to investigate the long term evolution (+/- 5 years) of these BME lesions and the potential development of axSpA-like structural lesions using improved MRI sequence
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KU Leuven (RA Clinical Research Group, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Centre, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven)
What is the optimal tapering strategy for rituximab in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: comparison of interval prolongation with disease activity guided dose reduction
Supported project of Patrick Verschueren : Rituximab is an effective drug, but it is expensive and might be accompanied by an increased infection risk. Therefore, lowering the do…
Université Catholique de Louvain
Transcriptome study of individual cells isolated from synovial biopsies: can it help in the therapeutic management of early rheumatoid arthritis ?
Supported project of Patrick Durez : Early diagnosis and therapeutic management of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are crucial. Early RA is treated with methotrexate (MTX) and after 3 …
UZ Leuven/ KU Leuven
Clinical field tests as predictors of cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic risk in Psoriatic Arthritis.
Supported project of Barbara Neerinckx : This project will study the potential of low cost, objective and highly generalisable clinical field tests, six minute walk and hand grip…