Miranda van Lunteren

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OBJECTIVE Obesity is associated with elevated C reactive protein (CRP) levels. The Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) combines patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and CRP. We evaluated the effect of body mass index (BMI) on CRP and on ASDAS, and studied if ASDAS can be used in obese axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients to assess disease(More)
OBJECTIVES Concerns have been raised about overdiagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). We investigated whether patients with chronic back pain (CBP) of short duration and multiple SpA features are always diagnosed with axSpA by the rheumatologist, and to what extent fulfilment of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) axSpA(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether HLA-B27 testing and imaging of the sacroiliac joints are needed in patients with ≤1 spondyloarthritis (SpA) feature, referred to a secondary care setting, after medical history collection, clinical examination, and measurement of acute phase reactants. METHODS Baseline data from patients in the Spondyloarthritis Caught(More)
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