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Validation of the EULAR/ERA-EDTA recommendations for the management of ANCA-associated vasculitis by disease content experts

Yates, Max, WATTS, Richard, Bajema, Ingeborg, Cid, Maria, Crestani, Bruno, Hauser, Thomas, Hellmich, Bernhard, Holle, Julia, Laudien, Martin, Little, Mark A, Luqmani, Raashid Ahmed, Mahr, Alfred, Merkel, Peter, MILLS, John, MOONEY, Janice, Segelmark, Mårten, Tesar, Vladimir, Westman, Kerstin W A, Vaglio, Augusto, Yalçındağ, Nilüfer, Jayne, David R and Mukhtyar, Chetan (2017) Validation of the EULAR/ERA-EDTA recommendations for the management of ANCA-associated vasculitis by disease content experts. RMD Open, 3 (1). e000449. ISSN 2056-5933

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The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of small-vessel and medium-vessel vasculitides were recently updated, with a focus on antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, and were coendorsed by the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association and European Vasculitis Society (EUVAS).1 The process for formation of such recommendations follows a standard methodology.2 3 Since ANCA-associated vasculitis can present to physicians from a wide range of specialities, a task force was convened with representation from different subspecialisations.

Standard practice for voting on the recommendations was followed but, for the first time, they were also voted on by members of a learnt society, which in this case was the EUVAS. EUVAS allows members to join the Society from around the world and as such is an open collaboration of physicians which aims to promote research and education in vasculitis.

Results from the Canadian Vasculitis Network revealed significant variations in practice highlighting the need for evidence-based management recommendations for ANCA-associated vasculitis.4 In addition, the publication of large collaborative trials, involving patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis, has advanced the evidence from which conclusions on treatment can be drawn.

This paper explores the wider validity of the recommendations among people who self-identify as clinicians caring for patients with vasculitis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Health and Social Care > Nursing
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 15:28
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:54

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