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New criteria for inflammatory back pain in patients with chronic back pain: a real patient exercise by experts from the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS)
  1. J Sieper1,
  2. D van der Heijde2,
  3. R Landewé3,
  4. J Brandt4,
  5. R Burgos-Vagas5,
  6. E Collantes-Estevez6,
  7. B Dijkmans7,
  8. M Dougados8,
  9. M A Khan9,
  10. M Leirisalo-Repo10,
  11. S van der Linden3,
  12. W P Maksymowych11,
  13. H Mielants12,
  14. I Olivieri13,
  15. M Rudwaleit1
  1. 1
    Rheumatology, Medizinische Klinik I, Charité – Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
  2. 2
    Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  3. 3
    Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  4. 4
    Rheumatology Private Practice, Berlin, Germany
  5. 5
    Rheumatology Department, Hospital General de Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, University of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  6. 6
    University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain
  7. 7
    VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  8. 8
    Hospital Cochin, Paris, France
  9. 9
    Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  10. 10
    University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
  11. 11
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  12. 12
    University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
  13. 13
    Ospedale San Carlo, Potenza, Italy
  1. Dr M Rudwaleit, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Rheumatologie, Medizinische Klinik I, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin, Germany; martin.rudwaleit{at}charite.de

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Funding: The ASAS workshop in Berlin as well as the international study on new classification criteria for axial SpA are official ASAS scientific projects, financially supported by ASAS.

  • Ethics approval: The study was approved by the local ethical committee and informed consent was obtained from all patients.

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Funding: The ASAS workshop in Berlin as well as the international study on new classification criteria for axial SpA are official ASAS scientific projects, financially supported by ASAS.

  • Ethics approval: The study was approved by the local ethical committee and informed consent was obtained from all patients.

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