ASAS Publications


  • Machado PM,
  • Fernandes S, Etcheto A, van der Heijde D, Landewé R, van den Bosch F, Dougados M, Moltó A.

  • Molto A, Gossec L, Meghnathi B, Landewé RBM, van der Heijde D, Atagunduz P, Elzorkany BK, Akkoc N, Kiltz U, Gu J, Wei JCC, Dougados M; ASAS-FLARE study group. An Assessment in SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS)-endorsed definition of clinically important worsening in axial spondyloarthritis based on ASDAS. Ann Rheum Dis. 2018;77:124-7.
  • López-Medina C, Jiménez-Gómez Y, Moltó A, Schiotis RE, Marzo-Ortega H, van Gaalen FA, Ozgocmen S, Dougados M, Calvo-Gutiérrez J, Castro-Villegas MC, Collantes-Estévez E, Font-Ugalde P; ASAS-COMOSPA task force. Cardiovascular risk factors in patients with spondyloarthritis from Northern European and Mediterranean countries: An ancillary study of the ASAS-COMOSPA project. Joint Bone Spine. 2017 Jul 25. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2017.07.006. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Regel A, Sepriano A, Baraliakos X, van der Heijde D, Braun J, Landewé R, Van den Bosch F, Falzon L, Ramiro S. Efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological and non-biological pharmacological treatment: a systematic literature review informing the 2016 update of the ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of axial spondyloarthritis. RMD Open. 2017 Jan 27;3(1):e000397.
  • Sepriano A, Regel A, van der Heijde D, Braun J, Baraliakos X, Landewé R, Van den Bosch F, Falzon L, Ramiro S. Efficacy and safety of biological and targeted-synthetic DMARDs: a systematic literature review informing the 2016 update of the ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of axial spondyloarthritis. RMD Open. 2017 Jan 27;3(1):e000396.
  • van der Heijde D, Ramiro S, Landewé R, Baraliakos X, Van den Bosch F, Sepriano A, Regel A, Ciurea A, Dagfinrud H, Dougados M, van Gaalen F, Géher P, van der Horst-Bruinsma I, Inman RD, Jongkees M, Kiltz U, Kvien TK, Machado PM, Marzo-Ortega H, Molto A, Navarro-Compàn V, Ozgocmen S, Pimentel-Santos FM, Reveille J, Rudwaleit M, Sieper J, Sampaio-Barros P, Wiek D, Braun J. 2016 update of the ASAS-EULAR management recommendations for axial spondyloarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;76:978-91.
  • Kiltz U, van der Heijde D, Boonen A, Bautista-Molano W, Burgos-Vargas R, Chiowchanwisawakit P, Duruoz T, El-Zorkany B, Essers I, Gaydukova I, Géher P, Gossec L, Grazio S, Gu J, Khan MA, Kim TJ, Maksymowych WP, Marzo-Ortega H, Navarro-Compán V, Olivieri I, Patrikos D, Pimentel-Santos FM, Schirmer M, van den Bosch F, Weber U, Zochling J, Braun J. Measuring impairments of functioning and health in patients with axial spondyloarthritis by using the ASAS Health Index and the Environmental Item Set: translation and cross-cultural adaptation into 15 languages. RMD Open. 2016 Oct 4;2(2):e000311
  • Sepriano A, Landewé R, van der Heijde D, Sieper J, Akkoc N, Brandt J, Braun J, Collantes-Estevez E, Dougados M, Fitzgerald O, Huang F, Gu J, Kirazli Y, Maksymowych WP, Marzo-Ortega H, Olivieri I, Ozgocmen S, Roussou E, Scarpato S, Sørensen IJ, Valle-Oñate R, Van den Bosch F, van der Horst-Bruinsma I, Weber U, Wei J, Rudwaleit M; ASAS. Predictive validity of the ASAS classification criteria for axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis after follow-up in the ASAS cohort: a final analysis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016;75:1034-42.
  • Gossec L, Portier A, Landewé R, Etcheto A, Navarro-Compán V, Kroon F, van der Heijde D, Dougados M. Preliminary definitions of 'flare' in axial spondyloarthritis, based on pain, BASDAI and ASDAS-CRP: an ASAS initiative. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016;75:991-6.
  • Lambert RG, Bakker PA, van der Heijde D, Weber U, Rudwaleit M, Hermann KG, Sieper J, Baraliakos X, Bennett A, Braun J, Burgos-Vargas R, Dougados M, Pedersen SJ, Jurik AG, Maksymowych WP, Marzo-Ortega H, Østergaard M, Poddubnyy D, Reijnierse M, van den Bosch F, van der Horst-Bruinsma I, Landewé R. Defining active sacroiliitis on MRI for classification of axial spondyloarthritis: update by the ASAS MRI working group. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016;75:1958-1963.
  • Moltó A, Etcheto A, van der Heijde D, Landewé R, van den Bosch F, Bautista Molano W, Burgos-Vargas R, Cheung PP, Collantes-Estevez E, Deodhar A, El-Zorkany B, Erdes S, Gu J, Hajjaj-Hassouni N, Kiltz U, Kim TH, Kishimoto M, Luo SF, Machado PM, Maksymowych WP, Maldonado-Cocco J, Marzo-Ortega H, Montecucco CM, Ozgoçmen S, van Gaalen F, Dougados M. Prevalence of comorbidities and evaluation of their screening in spondyloarthritis: results of the international cross-sectional ASAS-COMOSPA study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016;75:1016-23.
  • Kiltz U, van der Heijde D, Boonen A, Cieza A, Stucki G, Khan MA, Maksymowych WP, Marzo-Ortega H, Reveille J, Stebbings S, Bostan C, Braun J. Development of a health index in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (ASAS HI): final result of a global initiative based on the ICF guided by ASAS. Ann Rheum Dis 2015;

  • Ann Rheum Dis. 2010;69:102-7.
  • Ann Rheum Dis. 2009;68:1381-6.
  • Gossec L, Dougados M, Phillips C, Hammoudeh M, de Vlam K, Pavelka K, Pham T, Braun J, Sieper J, Olivieri I, van der Heijde D, Collantes E, Stone M, Kvien TK; ASAS (ASsessment in AS international working group). Dissemination and evaluation of the ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis: results of a study among 1507 rheumatologists. Ann Rheum Dis. 2008;67:782-8.
  • Lukas C, Braun J, van der Heijde D, Hermann KG, Rudwaleit M, Østergaard M, Oostveen A, O'Connor P, Maksymowych WP, Lambert RG, Jurik AG, Baraliakos X, Landewé R; ASAS/OMERACT MRI in AS Working Group. Scoring inflammatory activity of the spine by magnetic resonance imaging in ankylosing spondylitis: a multireader experiment. J Rheumatol. 2007;34:862-70.
  • Zochling J, van der Heijde D, Dougados M, Braun J. Current evidence for the management of ankylosing spondylitis: a systematic literature review for the ASAS/EULAR management recommendations in ankylosing spondylitis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2006;65:423-32
  • Zochling J, van der Heijde D, Burgos-Vargas R, Collantes E, Davis JC Jr, Dijkmans B, Dougados M, Géher P, Inman RD, Khan MA, Kvien TK, Leirisalo-Repo M, Olivieri I, Pavelka K, Sieper J, Stucki G, Sturrock RD, van der Linden S, Wendling D, Böhm H, van Royen BJ, Braun J; 'ASsessment in AS' international working group; European League Against Rheumatism. ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2006;65:442-52.

  • Braun J, Davis J, Dougados M, Sieper J, van der Linden S, van der Heijde D; ASAS Working Group. First update of the international ASAS consensus statement for the use of anti-TNF agents in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2006;65:316-20.
  • van der Heijde D, Braun J, Landewé R, Davis J, Sieper J, van der Linden S, Dougados M. ASessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS) international working group: a model for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis? Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64 Suppl 2:ii108-9.
  • Brandt J, Listing J, Sieper J, Rudwaleit M, van der Heijde D, Braun J. Development and preselection of criteria for short term improvement after anti-TNF alpha treatment in ankylosing spondylitis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2004;63:1438-44.
  • Braun J, Pham T, Sieper J, Davis J, van der Linden S, Dougados M, van der Heijde D; ASAS Working Group. International ASAS consensus statement for the use of anti-tumour necrosis factor agents in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2003;62:817-24.
  • Pham T, van der Heijde D, Calin A, Khan MA, van der Linden S, Bellamy N, Dougados M; ASAS Working Group. Initiation of biological agents in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: results of a Delphi study by the ASAS Group. Ann Rheum Dis. 2003;62:812-6.
  • van Tubergen A, van der Heijde D, Anderson J, Landewé R, Dougados M, Braun J, Bellamy N, Udrea G, van der Linden S. Comparison of statistically derived ASAS improvement criteria for ankylosing spondylitis with clinically relevant improvement according to an expert panel.
    Ann Rheum Dis. 2003;62:215-21.