A New Colour-Coded Imaging Method to Diagnose Gout

Feb 21, 2012

This study has shown that the Dual Energy CT scan (DECT) can be used reliably as a tool to help diagnose gout, and rule out other types of arthritis.

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A study of the risk of blood clots in patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

Jul 05, 2017

Using a population-based database that includes all people living in BC, this study looked at the rate of venous thromboembolism (blood clots) in patients diagnosed with GPA compared to the general population (people without GPA).

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Assessing Heart Disease and Stroke Risk in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Apr 25, 2009

Due to the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in SLE patients, this study looked at how often the known factors that increase heart attack and stroke were checked in SLE and whether or not definitive action was taken.

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Assessing the Complications of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Jun 03, 2013

This study sought to better understand the complications of PsA (psoriatic arthritis) and to generate valuable information about the progression from PsC (psoriasis) to to better serve patients.

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Biologic drugs for SpA: does following recommendations affect patients’ cost and health?

Feb 09, 2018

The study showed that there were no differences in costs or in health between patients who received a biologic when recommended and those who did not. Moreover, the study showed that patients who received a biologic when recommended had better health than those who did not, as well as reductions in certain types of costs.

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Biologic drugs for spondyloarthritis patients: do policies in different countries affect costs and health?

Feb 09, 2018

The study compared different countries’ policies in administering biologics and how those requirements may lead to extra costs without any added health benefit for the patient. The study showed extra costs result when patients who are not benefiting from biologics continue to take the drug and that patients and doctors can work together to save costs and improve health.

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How can we tell if Ankylosing Spondylitis care is being given according to recommendations?

Feb 09, 2018

With specialist doctors having differences of opinion about recommended AS care, through feedback from the specialists, this researcher developed a way to measure whether AS care is being given according to recommendations.

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How much extra time do people with certain systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs) lose from paid and unpaid work, and what are the costs?

Aug 16, 2018

The study focused on three systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs): systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis/scleroderma, and Sjogren’s syndrome, and how they affected the patients’ ability to work.

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It IS About Us

Sep 09, 2016

A joint project with Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB) and health researchers who have experience engaging with patients in research. Analysis of the perspectives shared by participants is ongoing. Based on findings, user-friendly resources for patients, researchers, and research organizations to support patient engagement in research are being developed.

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Management of gout from the patient perspective

Aug 24, 2019

This study was developed to improve gout care. By conducting one-on-one interviews with individuals with gout in an effort to understand their experience managing gout. The information collected will be used to adapt ways of delivering care and thereby improve health outcomes in gout.

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Managing Lupus and you: Navigate your journey with MyLupusGuide – Part I

Dec 20, 2017

The study was responsible for the development of The Lupus Interactive Navigator (LIN) a web-based self-management program for people with lupus and then further tested its usability and acceptability with lupus patients.

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Team effort proves effective in managing gout

Apr 08, 2019

The study showed that a collaborative team ehealth approach was feasible and effective in managing gout. The research found that uric acid levels decreased during the study with over two-thirds of patients hitting their target levels.

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The costs of early spondyloarthritis

Feb 09, 2018

This study created a database of cost and health information that will let researchers look into many questions that affect spondyloarthritis (SpA) patients.

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