EULAR Recommendations

The EULAR Standing Committee for Clinical Affairs (ESCCA) regularly establishes and publishes recommendations for the treatment of various rheumatic disorders. Each of these recommendations is developed by a group of specialists in their field.

Recommendations for management

Y van Eijk-Hustings, A van Tubergen, C Boström, E Braychenko, B Buss, J Felix, J Firth, A Hammond, B Harston, C Hernandez, M Huzjak, J Korandová, M L Kukkurainen, R Landewé, M Mezieres, M Milincovic, A Moretti, S Oliver, J Primdahl, M Scholte-Voshaar, J de la Torre-Aboki, J Waite-Jones, R Westhovens, H Andersen Zangi, T Heiberg, J Hill

EULAR recommendations for the role of the nurse in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis


Ann Rheum Dis doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2011-200185

  • Received 31 May 2011
  • Accepted 10 September 2011
  • Published Online First 28 October 2011

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MW Heijstek, L M Ott de Bruin, M Bijl, R Borrow, F van der Klis, i Koné-Paut, A Fasth, K Minden, A Ravelli, M Abinun, G S Pileggi, M Borte, N M Wulffraat

EULAR recommendations for vaccination in paediatric patients with rheumatic diseases

Ann Rheum Dis doi:10.1136/ard.2011.150193

  • Accepted 11 June 2011
  • Published Online First 3 August 2011

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J Braun, R van den Berg, X Baraliakos, H Boehm, R Burgos-Vargas, E Collantes-Estevez, H Dagfinrud, B Dijkmans, M Dougados, P Emery, P Geher, M Hammoudeh, RD Inman, M Jongkees, MA Khan, U Kiltz, TK Kvien, M Leirisalo-Repo, WP Maksymowych, I Olivieri, K Pavelka, J Sieper, E Stanislawska-Biernat, D Wendling, S Özgocem, C van Drogen, BJ van Royen, D Van der Heijde

2010 update of the ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:896-904 doi:10.1136/ard.2011.151027  Published Online: 2 May 2011

 
W Zhang, M Doherty, E Pascual, V Barskova, P-A Guerne, T L Jansen, B F Leeb, F Perez-Ruiz, J Pimentao, L Punzi, P Richette, F Sivera, T Uhlig, I Watt, T Bardin

EULAR recommendations for calcium pyrophosphate deposition. Part II: Management

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:571-575Published Online First: 20 January 2011

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G K Bertsias, J P A Ioannidis, M Aringer, E Bollen, S Bombardieri, I N Bruce, R Cervera, M Dalakas, A Doria, J G Hanly, T W J Huizinga, D Isenberg, C Kallenberg, J C Piette, M Schneider, N Scolding, J Smolen, A Stara, I Tassiulas, M Tektonidou, A Tincani, M A van Buchem, R van Vollenhoven, M Ward, C Gordon, D T Boumpas

EULAR recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus with neuropsychiatric manifestations: report of a task force of the EULAR standing committee for clinical affairs

Ann Rheum Dis Published Online First: 19 August 2010 doi:10.1136/ard.2010.130476

S van Assen, N Agmon-Levin, O Elkayam, R Cervera, M F Doran, M Dougados, P Emery, P Geborek, J P A Ioannidis, D R W Jayne, C G M Kallenberg, U Müller-Ladner, Y Shoenfeld, L Stojanovich, G Valesini, N M Wulffraat, M Bijl

EULAR recommendations for vaccination in adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:414-422 doi:10.1136/ard.2010.137216

M C van der Goes, J W G Jacobs, M Boers, T Andrews, M A M Blom-Bakkers, F Buttgereit, N Caeyers, M Cutolo, J A P Da Silva, L Guillevin, J R Kirwan, J Rovensky, G Severijns, S Webber, R Westhovens, J W J Bijlsma

Monitoring adverse events of low-dose glucocorticoid therapy: EULAR recommendations for clinical trials and daily practice 

Ann Rheum Dis Published Online First: 6 August 2010 doi:10.1136/ard.2009.124958

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Josef S Smolen, Robert Landewé, Ferdinand C Breedveld, Maxime Dougados, Paul Emery, Cecile Gaujoux-Viala, Simone Gorter, Rachel Knevel, Jackie Nam, Monika Schoels, Daniel Aletaha, Maya Buch, Laure Gossec, Tom Huizinga, Johannes W J W Bijlsma, Gerd Burmester, Bernard Combe, Maurizio Cutolo, Cem Gabay, Juan Gomez-Reino, Marios Kouloumas, Tore K Kvien, Emilio Martin-Mola, Iain McInnes, Karel Pavelka, Piet van Riel, Marieke Scholte, David L Scott, Tuulikki Sokka, Guido Valesini, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Kevin L Winthrop, John Wong, Angela Zink, Désirée van der Heijde

EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs

Ann Rheum Dis Published Online First: 5 May 2010 doi:10.1136/ard.2009.126532

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M JL Peters, D PM Symmons, D McCarey, B AC Dijkmans, P Nicola, T K Kvien, I B McInnes, H Haentzschel, M A Gonzalez-Gay, S Provan, A G Semb,  P Sidiropoulos, G Kitas, Y M Smulders, M J Soubrier, Z Szekanecz, N G Sattar and M T Nurmohamed

EULAR evidence-based recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis

Ann Rheum Dis, Feb 2010; 69: 325-331

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M C Van der Goes, J WG Jacobs, M Boers, T Andrews, M AM Blom-Bakkers, F Buttgereit, N Caeyers, E H Choy, M Cutolo, J AP Da Silva, L Guillevin, M Holland, J R Kirwan, J Rovensky, K G Saag, G Severijns, S Webber, R Westhovens and J WJ Bijlsma

Patients' and rheumatologists' perspectives on glucocorticoids an exercise to improve the implementation of the EULAR recommendations on the management of systemic glucocorticoid therapy in rheumatic diseases.

Ann Rheum Dis, Published Online First: 17 September 2009. doi:10.1136/ard.2009.114579

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U Kiltz, D van der Heijde, H Mielants, E Feldtkeller, and J Braun, on behalf of the PARE/EULAR patient initiative group

ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis - the patient version

Ann Rheum Dis, Sept 2009; 68: 1381-1386

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O Kowal-Bielecka, R Landewé, J Avouac, S Chwiesko, I Miniati, L Czirjak, P Clements, C Denton, D Farge, K Fligelstone, I Földvari, D E Furst, U Müller-Ladner, J Seibold, R M Silver, K Takehara, B Garay Toth, A Tyndall, G Valentini, F van den Hoogen, F Wigley, F Zulian, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, and the EUSTAR co-authors

EULAR recommendations for the treatment of systemic sclerosis: a report from the EULAR Scleroderma Trials and Research group (EUSTAR)

Ann Rheum Dis, May 2009; 68: 620-628

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G Hatemi, A Silman, D Bang, B Bodaghi, A M Chamberlain, A Gül, M H Houman, I Kötter, I Olivieri, C Salvarani, P P Sfikakis, A Siva, M R Stanford, N Stübiger, S Yurdakul and H Yazici

EULAR recommendations for the management of Behçet disease

Ann Rheum Dis, Dec 2008, 67: 1656-1662

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S F Carville, S Arendt-Nielsen, H Bliddal, F Blotman, J C Branco, D Buskila, J A P Da Silva, B Danneskiold-Samsøe, F Dincer, C Henriksson, K G Henriksson, E Kosek, K Longley, G M McCarthy, S Perrot, M Puszczewicz, P Sarzi-Puttini, A Silman, M Späth, and E H Choy


EULAR evidence based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome


Ann Rheum Dis, Apr 2008; 67: 536-541

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G K Bertsias, J P A Ioannidis, J Boletis, S Bombardieri, R Cervera, C Dostal, J Font, I M Gilboe, F Houssiau, T Huizinga, D Isenberg, C GM Kallenberg, M Khamashta, J C Piette, M Schneider, J Smolen, G Sturfelt, A Tincani, R van Vollenhoven, C Gordon and D T Boumpas

EULAR recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erytematosus. Report of a Task Force of the EULAR Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutics (ESCISIT)

Ann Rheum Dis, Feb 2008; 67: 195-205.

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J N Hoes, J W G Jacobs, M Boers, D Boumpas, F Buttgereit, N Caeyers, E H Choy, M Cutolo, J A P da Silva, G Esselens, L Guillevin, I Hafstrom, J R Kirwan, J Rovensky, A Russell, K G Saag, B Svensson, R Westhovens, H Zeidler, J W J Bijlsma

EULAR evidence-based recommendations on the management of systemic glucocorticoid therapy in rheumatic diseases

Ann Rheum Dis, Dec 2007; 66: 1560-1567.  

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W Zhang, M Doherty, B F Leeb, L Alekseeva, N K Arden, J W Bijlsma, F Dincer, K Dziedzic, H J Häuselmann, G Herrero-Beaumont, P Kaklamanis, S Lohmander, E Maheu, E Martín-Mola, K Pavelka, L Punzi, S Reiter, J Sautner, J Smolen, G Verbruggen, and I Zimmermann-Górska

EULAR evidence based recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis - report of a task force of the EULAR Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutics (ESCISIT)

Ann Rheum Dis, Mar 2007; 66: 377 - 388.

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B Combe, R Landewé, C Lukas, H D Bolosiu, F C Breedveld, M Dougados, P Emery, G Ferraccioli, JMW Hazes, L Klareskog, K Machold, E Martin-Mola, H Nielsen, A Silman, J Smolen, and H Yazici


EULAR recommendations for the management of early arthritis: Report of a task force of the European Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutics (ESCISIT)

Ann Rheum Dis, Jan 2007; 66: 34-45.

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W Zhang, M Doherty, T Bardin, E Pascual, V Barskova, P Conaghan, J Gerster, J Jacobs, B Leeb, F Liotè, G McCarthy, P Netter, G Nuki, F Perez-Ruiz, A Pignone, J Pimentão, L Punzi, E Roddy, T Uhlig, and I Zimmermann-Gòrska


EULAR evidence based recommendations for gout. Part II: Management. Report of a task force of the EULAR Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutics (ESCISIT)


Ann Rheum Dis, Oct 2006; 65: 1312 - 1324.

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J Zochling, D van der Heijde, R Burgos-Vargas, E Collantes, J C Davis, Jr, B Dijkmans, M Dougados, P Géher, R D Inman, M A Khan, T K Kvien, M Leirisalo-Repo, I Olivieri, K Pavelka, J Sieper, G Stucki, R D Sturrock, S van der Linden, D Wendling, H Böhm, B J van Royen, and J Braun


ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis


Ann Rheum Dis, Apr 2006; 65: 442 - 452.

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J Zochling, D van der Heijde, M Dougados, and J Braun


Current evidence for the management of ankylosing spondylitis: a systematic literature review for the ASAS/EULAR management recommendations in ankylosing spondylitis


Ann Rheum Dis, Apr 2006; 65: 423 - 432.

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W Zhang, M Doherty, N Arden, B Bannwarth, J Bijlsma, K-P Gunther, H J Häuselmann, G Herrero-Beaumont, K Jordan, P Kaklamanis, B Leeb, M Lequesne, S Lohmander, B Mazieres, E Martin-Mola, K Pavelka, A Pendleton, L Punzi, B Swoboda, R Varatojo, G Verbruggen, I Zimmermann-Gorska, and M Dougados


EULAR evidence based recommendations for the management of hip osteoarthritis: report of a task force of the EULAR Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutics (ESCISIT)


Ann Rheum Dis, May 2005; 64: 669 - 681.

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K M Jordan, N K Arden, M Doherty, B Bannwarth, J W J Bijlsma, P Dieppe, K Gunther, H Häuselmann, G Herrero-Beaumont, P Kaklamanis, S Lohmander, B Leeb, M Lequesne, B Mazieres, E Martin-Mola, K Pavelka, A Pendleton, L Punzi, U Serni, B Swoboda, G Verbruggen, I Zimmerman-Gorska, and M Dougados


EULAR Recommendations 2003: an evidence based approach to the management of knee osteoarthritis: Report of a Task Force of the Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutic Trials (ESCISIT)


Ann Rheum Dis, Dec 2003; 62: 1145 - 1155.

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A Pendleton, N Arden, M Dougados, M Doherty, B Bannwarth, J W J Bijlsma, F Cluzeau, C Cooper, P A Dieppe, K-P Günther, H J Häuselmann, G Herrero-Beaumont, P M Kaklamanis, B Leeb, M Lequesne, S Lohmander, B Mazieres, E Martin-Mola, K Pavelka, U Serni, B Swoboda, A A Verbruggen, G Weseloh, and I Zimmermann-Gorska


EULAR recommendations for the management of knee osteoarthritis: report of a task force of the Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutic Trials (ESCISIT)


Ann Rheum Dis, Dec 2000; 59: 936 - 944.

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Recommendations for conducting/reporting clinical trials

Christian Beyer, Jörg H W Distler, Yannick Allanore, Martin Aringer, Jérôme Avouac, Làszlo Czirjak, Maurizio Cutolo, Nemanja Damjanov, Francesco Del Galdo, Kim Fligelstone, Serena Guiducci, Otylia Kowal-Bielecka, Jacob  M van Laar, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Gabriela Riemekasten, Ingo H Tarner, Alan Tyndall, Ann Tyrrell Kennedy, Gabriele Valentini, Serena Vettori, Ulrich A Walker, Christopher Denton, Oliver Distler, the EUSTAR Biobanking Group

EUSTAR biobanking: recommendations for the collection, storage and distribution of biospecimens in scleroderma research

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:1178-1182 doi:10.1136/ard.2010.142489

  • Accepted 2 January 2011
  • Published Online First 1 February 2011

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M P T de Wit, S E Berlo, G J Aanerud, D Aletaha, J W Bijlsma, L Croucher, J A P Da Silva, B Glüsing,

L Gossec, S Hewlett, M Jongkees, D Magnusson, M Scholte-Voshaar, P Richards, C Ziegler, T A Abma

European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the inclusion of patient representatives in scientific projects

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:722-726Published Online First: 20 January 2011

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WG Dixon, L Carmona, A Finckh, ML Hetland, TK Kvien, R Landewe, J Listing, PJ Nicola, U Tarp, A Zink, J Askling

EULAR points to consider when establishing, analysing and reporting safety data of biologics registers in rheumatology

Ann Rheum Dis 2010 Sep;69 (9): 1596-602

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Marta Mosca, Chiara Tani, Martin Aringer, Stefano Bombardieri, Dimitrios Boumpas, Robin Brey, Ricard Cervera, Andrea Doria, David Jayne, Munther A Khamashta, Annegret Kuhn, Caroline Gordon, Michelle Petri, Ole Petter Rekvig, Matthias Schneider, Yaniv Sherer, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Josef S Smolen, Rosaria Talarico, Angela Tincani, Ronald F van Vollenhoven, Michael M Ward, Victoria P Werth, Loreto Carmona

EULAR Recommendations for monitoring systemic lupus erythematosus patients in clinical practice and in observational studies  

Ann Rheum Dis. Jul 2010; 69: 1269-1274

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Macfarlane GJ, Pallewatte N, Paudyal P, Blyth FM, Coggon D, Crombez G, Linton S, Leino-Arjas P, Silman AJ, Smeets RJ, van der Windt D.


Task Force on Measurement of Work-related Psychosocial Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Evaluation of work-related psychosocial factors and regional musculoskeletal pain: results from a EULAR Task Force. Ann Rheum Dis 2009 Jun;68(6):885-91).

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C Gordon, G K Bertsias, J P A Ioannidis, J Boletis, S Bombardieri, R Cervera, C Dostál, G Font, I-M Gilboe, F Houssiau, T WJ Huizinga, D Isenberg, C G M Kallenberg, M A Khamashta, J-C Piette, M Schneider, J S Smolen, G Sturfelt, A Tincani, R Van Vollenhoven and D T Boumpas

EULAR points to consider for conducting clinical trials in systemic lupus erythematosus

Ann Rheum Dis., April 2009; 68: 470 - 476. 

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D Aletaha, R Landewe, T Karonitsch, J Bathon, M Boers, C Bombardier, S Bombardieri, H Choi, B Combe, M Dougados, P Emery, J Gomez-Reino, E Keystone, G Koch, T K Kvien, E Martin-Mola, M Matucci-Cerinic, K Michaud, J O’Dell, H Paulus, T Pincus, P Richards, L Simon, J Siegel, J S Smolen, T Sokka, V Strand, P Tugwell, D van der Heijde, P van Riel, S Vlad, R van Vollenhoven, M Ward, M Weinblatt, G Wells, B White, F Wolfe, B Zhang, A Zink, D Felson

Reporting disease activity in clinical trials of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: EULAR/ACR collaborative recommendations

Ann Rheum Dis., Oct 2008; 67: 1360 - 1364.

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B Hellmich, O Flossmann, W L Gross, P Bacon, J W Cohen-Tervaert,
L Guillevin, D Jayne, A Mahr, P A Merkel, H Raspe, D GI Scott, J Witter,
H Yazici and R A Luqmani

EULAR recommendations for conducting clinical studies and/or clinical trials in systemic vasculitis: Focus on ANCA-associated vasculitis

Ann Rheum Dis, May 2007; 66: 605 - 617.

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Classification and diagnosis criteria / response criteria
L Gossec, S Patternotte, GJ Aanerud, A Balanescu, D T Boumpas, L Carmona, M de Wit, B A C Dijkmans, M Dougados, M Englbrecht, F Gogus, T Heiberg, C Hernandez, J R Kirwan, E Martin Mola, M Matucci Cerinic, K Otsa, G Schett, M Scholte-Voshaar, T Sokka, G von Krause, G A Wells, T K Kvien

Finalisation and validation of the rheumatoid arthritis impact of disease score, a patient-derived composite measure of impact of rheumatoid arthritis: a EULAR initiative

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:935-942 doi:10.1136/ard.2010.142901 Publication Online: 2 May 2011

David T Felson Josef S Smolen, George Wells, Bin Zhang, Lilian HD van Tuyl, Julia Funovits, Daniel Aletaha, Cornelia F Allaart, Joan Bathon, Stefano Bombardieri, Peter Brooks, Andrew Brown, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Hyon Choi, Bernard Combe, Maarten de Wit, Maxime Dougados, Paul Emery, Daniel Furst, Juan Gomez-Reino, Gillian Hawker, Edward Keystone, Dinesh Khanna, John Kirwan Tore K. Kvien, Robert Landewé, Joachim Listing, Kaleb Michaud, Emilio Martin-Mola, Pamela Montie, Theodore Pincus, Pamela Richards, Jeffrey N Siegel, Lee S Simon, Tuulikki Sokka-Isler, Vibeke Strand, Peter Tugwell, Alan Tyndall, Desirée van der Heijde, Suzan Verstappen, Barbara White, Frederick Wolfe, Angela Zink, Maarten Boers

American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Provisional Definition of Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis for Clinical Trials

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:404-413doi:10.1136/ard.2011.149765

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W Zhang, M Doherty, T Bardin, V Barskova, P-A Guerne, T L Jansen, B F Leeb, F Perez-Ruiz, J Pimentao, L Punzi, P Richette, F Sivera, T Uhlig, I Watt, E Pascual

European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for calcium pyrophosphate deposition. Part I: terminology and diagnosis

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:563-570Published Online First: 7 January 2011

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Neil Basu, Richard Watts, Ingeborg Bajema, Bo Baslund, Thorsten Bley, Maarten Boers, Paul Brogan, Len Calabrese, Maria C Cid, Jan Willem Cohen-Tervaert, Luis Felipe Flores-Suarez, Shouichi Fujimoto, Kirsten de Groot, Loic Guillevin, Gulen Hatemi, Thomas Hauser, David Jayne, Charles Jennette, Cees G M Kallenberg, Shigeto Kobayashi, Mark A Little, Alfred Mahr, John McLaren, Peter A Merkel, Seza Ozen, Xavier Puechal, Niels Rasmussen, Alan Salama, Carlo Salvarani, Caroline Savage, David G I Scott, Mårten Segelmark, Ulrich Specks, Cord Sunderköetter, Kazuo Suzuki, Vladimir Tesar, Allan Wiik, Hasan Yazici, Raashid Luqmani

EULAR points to consider in the development of classification and diagnostic criteria in systemic vasculitis

Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69:1744-1750 doi:10.1136/ard.2009.119032

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Daniel Aletaha, Tuhina Neogi, Alan J Silman, Julia Funovits, David T Felson, Clifton O Bingham III, Neal S Birnbaum, Gerd R Burmester, Vivian P Bykerk, Marc D Cohen, Bernard Combe, Karen H Costenbader, Maxime Dougados, Paul Emery, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Johanna MW Hazes, Kathryn Hobbs, Tom WJ Huizinga, Arthur Kavanaugh, Jonathan Kay, Tore K Kvien, Timothy Laing, Philip Mease, Henri A Ménard, Larry W Moreland, Raymond L Naden, Theodore Pincus, Josef S Smolen, Ewa Stanislawska-Biernat, Deborah Symmons, Paul P Tak, Katherine S Upchurch, JiYí Vencovský, Frederick Wolfe, Gillian Hawker

2010 Rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria: an American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism collaborative initiative

Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69:1580-1588doi:10.1136/ard.2010.138461

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Julia Funovits, Daniel Aletaha, Vivian Bykerk, Bernard Combe, Maxime Dougados, Paul Emery, David Felson, Gillian Hawker, Joanna M Hazes, Tom Huizinga, Jonathan Kay, Tore K Kvien, Josef S Smolen, Deborah Symmons, Paul P Tak, Alan Silman

The 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis: Methodological Report Phase I

Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69:1589-1595doi:10.1136/ard.2010.130310

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Raphaèle Seror, Philippe Ravaud, Simon Bowman, Gabriel Baron, Athanasios Tzioufas, Elke Theander, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Hendrika Bootsma, Xavier Mariette, and Claudio Vitali

EULAR Sjögren's Syndrome Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI): Development of a consensus systemic disease activity index in primary Sjögren's syndrome

Ann Rheum Dis, June 2010; 69: 1103-1109

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Neil Basu, Richard Watts, Ingeborg Bajema, Bo Baslund, Thorsten Bley, Maarten Boers, Paul Brogan, Len Calabrese, Maria C Cid, Jan Willem Cohen-Tervaert, Luis Felipe Flores-Suarez, Shouichi Fujimoto, Kirsten de Groot, Loic Guillevin, Gulen Hatemi, Thomas Hauser, David Jayne, Charles Jennette, Cees G M Kallenberg, Shigeto Kobayashi, Mark A Little, Alfred Mahr, John McLaren, Peter A Merkel, Seza Ozen, Xavier Puechal, Niels Rasmussen, Alan Salama, Carlo Salvarani, Caroline Savage, David G I Scott, Mårten Segelmark, Ulrich Specks, Cord Sunderköetter, Kazuo Suzuki, Vladimir Tesar, Allan Wiik, Hasan Yazici, Raashid Luqmani

EULAR points to consider in the development of classification and diagnostic criteria in systemic vasculitis

Ann Rheum Dis Published Online First: 6 May 2010 doi:10.1136/ard.2009.119032 

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Nicolino Ruperto, Seza Ozen, Angela Pistorio, Pavla Dolezalova, Paul Brogan, David A Cabral, Ruben Cuttica, Raju Khubchandani, Daniel J Lovell, Kathleen M O'Neil, Pierre Quartier, Angelo Ravelli, Silvia M Iusan, Giovanni Filocamo, Claudia Saad Magalhães, Erbil Unsal, Sheila Oliveira, Claudia Bracaglia, Arvind Bagga, Valda Stanevicha, Silvia Magni Manzoni, Polyxeni Pratsidou, Loredana Lepore, Graciela Espada, Isabelle Kone Paut, Francesco Zulian, Patrizia Barone, Zelal Bircan, Maria del Rocio Maldonado, Ricardo Russo, Iris Vilca, Kjell Tullus, Rolando Cimaz, Gerd Horneff, Jordi Anton, Stella Garay, Susan Nielsen, Giancarlo Barbano, Alberto Martini, for the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO)

EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part I: Overall methodology and clinical characterisation

Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69; 69: 790 - 797.

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Seza Ozen, Angela Pistorio, Silvia M Iusan, Aysin Bakkaloglu, Troels Herlin, Riva Brik, Antonella Buoncompagni, Calin Lazar, Ilmay Bilge, Yosef Uziel, Donato Rigante, Luca Cantarini, Maria Odete Hilario, Clovis A Silva, Mauricio Alegria, Ximena Norambuena, Alexandre Belot, Yackov Berkun, Amparo Ibanez Estrella, Alma Nunzia Olivieri, Maria Giannina Alpigiani, Ingrida Rumba, Flavio Sztajnbok, Lana Tambic-Bukovac, Luciana Breda, Sulaiman Al-Mayouf, Dimitrina Mihaylova, Vyacheslav Chasnyk, Claudia Sengler, Maria Klein-Gitelman, Djamal Djeddi, Laura Nuno, Chris Pruunsild, Jurgen Brunner, Anuela Kondi, Karaman Pagava, Silvia Pederzoli, Alberto Martini, Nicolino Ruperto, for the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO)

EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part II: Final classification criteria

Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69; 69: 798 - 806.

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W Zhang, M Doherty, G Peat, S MA Bierma-Zeinstra, N K Arden, B Bresnihan, G Herrero-Beaumont, S Kirschner, B F Leeb, L S Lohmander, B Mazières, K Pavelka, L Punzi, A K So, T Tuncer, I Watt and J W Bijlsma

EULAR evidence based recommendations for the diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis

Ann Rheum Dis, Mar 2010; 69: 483 - 489

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L Gossec, M Dougados, N Rincheval, A Balanescu, D T Boumpas, S Canadelo, L Carmona, J-P Daurès, M de Wit, B A C Dijkmans, M Englbrecht, Z Gunendi, T Heiberg, J R Kirwan, E M Mola, M Matucci-Cerinic, K Otsa, G Schett, T Sokka, G A Wells, G J Aanerud, A Celano, A Dudkin, C Hernandez, K Koutsogianni, F N Akca, A-M Petre, P Richards, M Scholte-Voshaar, G Von Krause, T K Kvien

Elaboration of the preliminary Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) score: a EULAR initiative

Ann Rheum Dis, Nov 2009; 68: 1680-1685

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R BM Landewé, KP Günther, C Lukas, J Braun, B Combe, P G Conaghan, K Dreinhöfer, D Fritschy, J Getty, H JL van der Heide, T K Kvien, K Machold, C Mihai, M Mosconi, R Nelissen, E Pascual, K Pavelka, M Pileckyte, W Puhl, L Punzi, W Rüther, M San-Julian, C Tudisco, R Westhovens, E Witso, and D MFM van der Heijde

EULAR/EFORT Recommendations for the diagnosis and initial management of patients with acute or recent onset swelling of the knee

Ann Rheum Dis, Jan 2009, doi:10.1136/ard.2008.104406

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