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Impaired response to treatment with tumour necrosis factor α inhibitors in smokers with axial spondyloarthritis
  1. Adrian Ciurea1,
  2. Almut Scherer2,
  3. Ulrich Weber3,
  4. Pascale Exer4,
  5. Jürg Bernhard5,
  6. Giorgio Tamborrini6,
  7. Myriam Riek2,
  8. Rüdiger B Müller7,
  9. Bettina Weiss8,
  10. Michael J Nissen9,
  11. Rudolf Kissling8,
  12. Beat A Michel1,
  13. Axel Finckh9
  14. on behalf of the Rheumatologists of Swiss Clinical Quality Management Program for Axial Spondyloarthritis
  1. 1Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2Swiss Clinical Quality Management Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
  3. 3King Christian 10th Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Gråsten, Denmark
  4. 4Private Rheumatology Practice, Basel, Switzerland
  5. 5Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Bürgerspital, Solothurn, Switzerland
  6. 6Department of Rheumatology, Bethesda Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  7. 7Department of Rheumatology, Cantonal Hospital, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  8. 8Division of Rheumatology, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
  9. 9Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adrian Ciurea, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 25, Zurich CH-8091, Switzerland; adrian.ciurea{at}

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