Mira van Veenendaal

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OBJECTIVE Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) experience functional impairment due to joint manifestations of the disease. The aim of our present study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its predictors in a group of children and adolescents with JIA. METHODS The study sample includes all JIA patients (ages 6-18 years)(More)
A full-term baby girl presented on the 14th day of life with an appendiceal abscess on a basis of appendicular perforation. Pathologic examination found focal transmural coagulation necrosis suggesting an ischemic origin for the perforation. It is argued that appendiceal perforation in the newborn period is a different disease entity than appendiceal(More)
MRI is the most sensitive imaging modality in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), but has practical limitations. Optimizing the scanning protocol is, therefore, necessary to increase feasibility and patient comfort. To determine the feasibility of bilateral non-contrast-enhanced open-bore MRI of knees and to assess the presence of literature-based MRI(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether clinical disease activity findings during 1-year followup of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is associated with changes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based disease activity scores. METHODS Patients with JIA who had active knee involvement were studied using an open-bore MRI. After followup of a median(More)
Results Data of 30 patients were analysed: 26 patients in clinical remission on medication (CRM) (median duration inactive disease 0.9 years [IQ,0.6-1.2]) and 4 patients who achieved clinical remission off medication (CR) (median duration inactive disease 2.4 years [IQR,1.5-3.1]). Thirty percent of CRM patients and 1 of 4 CR patients had > 3 mm synovial(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper aims to evaluate disease course and outcome of patients in the first 2 years after diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) when treated according to local standard of clinical care, focusing on achievement of inactive disease, functional ability and radiological joint damage. METHODS A retrospective inception cohort study of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Monitoring health-related quality of life (HRQoL) by using electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) has been only minimally evaluated in pediatrics. Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are at risk for HRQoL problems. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of ePROs in clinical pediatric(More)
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