Kerstin Westman
Lund University
Internal medicineSurgeryPathologyRenal functionRandomized controlled trialIntensive care medicineRheumatologyImmunologyProteinase 3Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodyVasculitisCyclophosphamideSystemic vasculitisMicroscopic polyangiitisDiseaseCreatinineGranulomatosis with polyangiitisPopulationANCA-Associated VasculitisBirmingham Vasculitis Activity ScoreMedicineGastroenterology
Publications 103
#1Sergey Moiseev (MSU: Moscow State University)H-Index: 14
#2Andreas KronbichlerH-Index: 24
Last. David Jayne (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 98
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OBJECTIVE To investigate the occurrence of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in a large cohort of patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) across the European Union, Turkey, Russia, UK, and North America. METHODS Patients with a definite diagnosis of AAV who were followed for at least 3 months and had sufficient documentation were included. Data on VTE, including either deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, were collected retrospectively from te...
2 CitationsSource
#1Caroline HeijlH-Index: 7
#2Kerstin WestmanH-Index: 34
Last. Aladdin J MohammadH-Index: 19
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Objective Patients with ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV) exhibit higher rates of malignancy than the general population. In this study, we assessed whether the cancer risk is increased in a well-characterized population-based cohort of AAV in southern Sweden, followed for a median time of 8 years. Methods With case record review, the outcomes and malignancy development in a cohort of 195 patients with AAV (granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and eosinophilic ...
7 CitationsSource
#1Maria Weiner (Linköping University)H-Index: 7
#2Su Mein Goh (Lund University)H-Index: 3
Last. Mårten SegelmarkH-Index: 53
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Objective Age is a risk factor for organ damage, adverse events, and mortality in microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). However, the relationship between treatment and damage, hospitalizations, and causes of death in elderly patients is largely unknown. Methods Consecutive patients from Sweden, England, and the Czech Republic diagnosed between 1997 and 2013 were included. Inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of MPA or GPA and age 75 years or more at diagnosis....
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#1Jonas Wadström (Karolinska University Hospital)H-Index: 21
#2Bengt von Zur-Mühlen (Uppsala University Hospital)H-Index: 7
Last. Ingela Fehrman Ekholm (Karolinska University Hospital)H-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND Living anonymous donation (LAD) of kidneys was introduced in Sweden in 2004. This study reports on outcomes of Swedish LAD experiences from 2004 to 2016, focusing on donors' motives, the care they received, psychosocial aspects, and medical status at follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS Donor data were collected through a physician interview, medical check-up, review of medical charts, the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS), and a routine national questionnaire. Of the 26 LADs during...
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#2Mikkel FaurschouH-Index: 18
#3Thomas H. HauserH-Index: 33
Last. Kerstin Westman (Lund University)H-Index: 34
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#1Maria A.C. Wester Trejo (LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center)H-Index: 3
#2Oliver Floßmann (Royal Berkshire Hospital)H-Index: 5
Last. Annelies E. Berden (LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center)H-Index: 12
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Objectives: To determine predictors of renal relapse and end-stage renal failure (ESRF) in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. Methods: Data from four European Vasculitis Society randomized controlled trials, conducted roughly simultaneously between 15 March 1995 and 30 September 2002, was pooled to determine predictors of long-term renal outcome. The respective trial inclusion criteria covered the entire spectrum of disease severity. Baseline predictors of time to first renal relapse and ...
9 CitationsSource
#3Kerstin Westman (Lund University)H-Index: 34
#4Jennie Z. Ma (University of Virginia Health System)
Last. Kirsten de GrootH-Index: 30
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OBJECTIVE: Endothelial dysfunction, increased cardiovascular events (CVE), and accelerated atherosclerosis have been described in patients with small vessel vasculitis and collagen vascular disease. Identifying predictors of cardiovascular risk will help to optimize short- and long-term care of patients with vasculitis. The present study investigates the predictive role of the endogenous nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and its stereoisomer symmetric dimet...
#1Anoek A E de Joode (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 8
#2Jan Stephan Sanders (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 22
Last. Coen A. Stegeman (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 68
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Methods: Three hundred and eighty newly diagnosed ANCA-associated vasculitis patients from six European multicentre studies treated with AZA maintenance were included; 58% were male, median age at diagnosis 59.4 years (interquartile range: 48.3-68.2 years); granulomatosis with polyangiitis, n = 236; microscopic polyangiitis, n = 132; or renal limited vasculitis, n = 12. Patients were grouped according to the duration of AZA maintenance after remission induction: ⩽18 months, ⩽24 months, ⩽36 month...
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