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ACR San Francisco, November 6-11, 2015
ESBB - Biobanking Conference London, 29th September to Friday 2nd, 2015
EULAR Rome (10 - 13 June 2015)
Adrian Ciurea et al.,Treatment with Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Comparison Between Private Rheumatology Practices and Academic Centers in a Large Observational Cohort, The journal of Rheumatology, November 1, 2014, doi: 10.3899/jrheum.140229
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ACR Boston (14 – 19 November 2014)
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Adrian Ciurea and Axel Finckh, Smoking and Spondyloarthritis, editorial, Joint Bone Spine 2013, 80: 234-5.
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ACR Congress, San Diego, 25–30 October 2013
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ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Washington (9-14 November 2012)
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Finckh A , Dehler S, Costenbader K, Gabay C, on behalf of the SCQM-RA, "Cigarette smoking and radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis". Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2007; 66; 1066-1071.
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