UZ Leuven/ KU Leuven
Clinical field tests as predictors of cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic risk in Psoriatic Arthritis.
Ondersteund project van Barbara Neerinckx : This project will study the potential of low cost, objective and highly generalisable clinical field tests, six minute walk and hand grip strength test, in predicting maximal cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with psoriatic artritis (PsA). Moreover, we will evaluate the relationship between the fitness outcomes and disease activity, cardiometabolic risk and quality of life in PsA-patients. This study will contribute to the optimalisation of current cardiometabolic risk assessment in PsA.
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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
Ondersteund project van Patrick Verschueren : Rituximab is an effective drug, but it is expensive and might be accompanied by an increased infection risk. Therefore, lowering the…
Anti-UH-RA antibody reactivity for prediction of response to first-line therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: validation in the independent CAP48 cohort
Ondersteund project van Patrick Van Dormael : Recently, baseline antibodies against 3 University Hasselt (UH)-RA antigens were found to be predictive for failure to achieve respo…
The prevalence of spondyloarthritis-like structural lesions of the sacroiliac joints on MRI in postpartum women.
Ondersteund 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), re…