Oktober 5, 2015
Yesterday I have returned from my trip to Dresden, Germany, where I was visiting the convention of the International Society for Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases (ISSAID). I have visted this convention together with dr. Anna Simon and dr. Heleen de Koning and about 450 other people from all around the world, who are all involved in research and/or treatment of autoinflammatory diseases. I have heard a lot of interesting new things about all kinds of autoinflammatory diseases. Anna and Heleen (who is working in the dermatology department of our hospital and specializes in Schnitzler syndrome) were both invited to give a presentation on HIDS (Anna) and Schnitzler syndrome (Heleen). I myself was asked to do a poster presentation on the safety of kidney transplantation in patients who need to use anakinra afterwards. Besides learning a lot, we had a lot of fun and interesting talks with our collegues in the field. I look foreward to use the newly gathered information in my own research project!
Januari 18, 2015
Last year an international scientific research study has been initiated by the company that produces canakinumab (Novartis). In this study (called the CLUSTER study) the effectivity and safety ... Read more »