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The Canadian Vasculitis research network (CanVasc) is composed of physicians from different medical specialties, including rheumatology and nephrology and researchers with expertise in vasculitis. One of its aims was to develop recommendations for the diagnosis and management of antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides in Canada.(More)
OBJECTIVE The Canadian Vasculitis research network (CanVasc) is composed of physicians from different medical specialties and researchers with expertise in vasculitis. One of its aims is to develop recommendations for the diagnosis and management of antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) in Canada. METHODS Diagnostic and(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the main characteristics of adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) and concurrent connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS A retrospective investigational study was performed. CTD was diagnosed according to standard international criteria. Severity of SCD was assessed by a clinical severity score. RESULTS Thirty patients, 23 women(More)
OBJECTIVES To study variations in Canadian clinical practice patterns for the management of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) and identify points to consider for the development of national recommendations. MATERIAL AND METHODOLOGY A 30-item needs assessment questionnaire was sent to all members of the Canadian Vasculitis network (CanVasc), Canadian(More)
OBJECTIVE Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is a large vessel vasculitis that predominately affects young women and can cause severe ischemic complications. Given the rarity of TAK, the management of this condition is challenging. We aim to describe current rheumatologist practices for the management of TAK and identify discrepancies and gaps in knowledge. METHODS(More)
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