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Gout Activity Score has predictive validity and is sensitive to change: results from the Nottingham Gout Treatment Trial (Phase II) (2019)
Journal Article
Chinchilla, S. P., Doherty, M., & Abhishek, A. (2019). Gout Activity Score has predictive validity and is sensitive to change: results from the Nottingham Gout Treatment Trial (Phase II). Rheumatology,

Objectives: To examine the predictive validity of the Gout Activity Score (GAS), its’ correlation with the Gout Impact Scale (GIS), and their sensitivity to change. Methods: Data from a clinical trial in which participants with ≥1 gout flare in th... Read More

Temporal relationships between systemic lupus erythematosus and comorbidities (2018)
Journal Article
Kuo, C., Chou, I., Rees, F., Grainge, M. J., Lanyon, P., Davenport, G., …Doherty, M. (2018). Temporal relationships between systemic lupus erythematosus and comorbidities. Rheumatology, doi:10.1093/rheumatology/key335

Objective To examine the burden of comorbidities prior to and after the diagnosis of SLE and its impact on mortality. Methods We identified 1605 incident cases of SLE and 6284 matched controls from the UK primary care. The risks of comorbidities... Read More

Thresholds of ultrasound synovial abnormalities for knee osteoarthritis: a cross sectional study in the general population (2018)
Journal Article
Sarmanova, A., Hall, M., Fernandes, G., Valdes, A., Walsh, D., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (2018). Thresholds of ultrasound synovial abnormalities for knee osteoarthritis: a cross sectional study in the general population. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.09.018

Objective To establish “normal” ranges for synovial thickness and effusion detected by ultrasound (US) and to determine cut-offs associated with knee pain (KP) and radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) in the community. Methods 147 women a... Read More

Implication of nurse intervention on engagement with urate-lowering drugs: a qualitative study of participants in a RCT of nurse led care (2018)
Journal Article
Latif, Z. P., Nakafero, G., Jenkins, W., Doherty, M., & Abhishek, A. (2018). Implication of nurse intervention on engagement with urate-lowering drugs: a qualitative study of participants in a RCT of nurse led care. Joint Bone Spine, doi:10.1016/j.jbspin.2018.10.008

Objectives To explore patient perception of the role of a nurse-led complex package of care in facilitating engagement with urate-lowering therapies (ULTs) in the management of gout. Methods Thirty people who had participated in a randomised control... Read More

Familial aggregation and heritability of type 1 diabetes mellitus and coaggregation of chronic diseases in affected families (2018)
Journal Article
Kuo, C., Chou, I., Grainge, M., Luo, S., See, L., Yu, K., …Valdes, A. (2018). Familial aggregation and heritability of type 1 diabetes mellitus and coaggregation of chronic diseases in affected families. Clinical Epidemiology, 10, 1447-1455. doi:10.2147/clep.s172207

Purpose: To estimate the extent of familial aggregation of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and coaggregation of related chronic diseases and assess the relative contribution of environmental and genetic factors on the risks. Patients and methods: This popula... Read More

Neuropathic-like knee pain and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study in a UK community sample (2018)
Journal Article
Fernandes, G. S., Valdes, A. M., Walsh, D. A., Zhang, W., & Doherty, M. (2018). Neuropathic-like knee pain and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study in a UK community sample. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 20(1), doi:10.1186/s13075-018-1717-6

Background Neuropathic-like knee pain (NKP) is often reported in individuals with knee pain (KP), but the contribution of specific central and peripheral risk factors to NKP has not been studied previously. The aims of the present study were to de... Read More

Urate-lowering treatment and risk of total joint replacement in patients with gout (2018)
Journal Article
Kuo, C., Chou, I., See, L., Chen, J., Yu, K., Luo, S., …Doherty, M. (2018). Urate-lowering treatment and risk of total joint replacement in patients with gout. Rheumatology, 57(12), 2129-2139. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/key212

Objectives: To examine whether gout is an independent risk factor for total joint replacement (TJR) and whether urate-lowering treatment (ULT) reduces this risk. Methods: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance database and the UK Clinical Pract... Read More

Omega-6 oxylipins generated by soluble epoxide hydrolase are associated with knee osteoarthritis (2018)
Journal Article
Valdes, A. M., Ravipati, S., Pousinis, P., Menni, C., Mangino, M., Abhishek, A., …Doherty, M. (in press). Omega-6 oxylipins generated by soluble epoxide hydrolase are associated with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Lipid Research, 59(7), doi:10.1194/jlr.P085118. ISSN 0022-2275

Omega-6 fatty acids are important inflammatory mediators increased in joints with osteoarthritis (OA) joints. To investigate the relationship between omega-6 fatty acids and knee OA 22 omega-6 lipids (arachidonic acid, linoleic acid and 20 oxylipins)... Read More

Conventional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (2018)
Journal Article
Persson, M. S., Sarmanova, A., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (2018). Conventional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Rheumatology, doi:10.1093/rheumatology/key131. ISSN 1462-0332

Objectives The role of inflammation in OA is controversial and it is unclear whether suppressing inflammation with conventional or biologic DMARDs is effective. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was condu... Read More

Prediction of persistent knee pain by pressure pain detection thresholds: results from the Knee Pain In the Community cohort (KPIC) (2018)
Conference Proceeding
McWilliams, D. F., Frowd, N., Marshall, L., Stocks, J., Sarmanova, A., Fernandes, G. S., …Walsh, D. A. (2018). Prediction of persistent knee pain by pressure pain detection thresholds: results from the Knee Pain In the Community cohort (KPIC)

Background: Knee pain results from a combination of nociceptive input from the joint, and processing by the central nervous system. Pressure pain detection thresholds (PPTs) are lower and pain is more severe in people with greater central sensitisat... Read More