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Bela Szebenyi MD, FRCP

He holds a substantive consultant position at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundations Trust, looking after patients in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole hospitals. His private practice is conducted at St. Hugh's Hospital in Grimsby and the Spire Hospital in Hull. He is a recognised consultant by private insurance companies, such as AVIVA, AXA-PPP, BUPA, Simply Health, Vitality Health and WPA.

 

Bela qualified as a medical doctor in 1980 at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. He managed his postgraduate training in rheumatology and in general (internal) medicine and had 25 years' experience of practice at his university teaching hospital in Budapest. Since 2005, he has worked as a full-time NHS consultant in the United Kingdom.

 

He has had educational and research links with the University of Bristol, where he conducted studies with Professor Paul Dieppe and Professor John Kirwan on osteoarthritis and with Professor Anthony Hollander on autologous chondrocyte implantation. Presently he is developing collaborative works at the University of Manchester with Professor Ariane Herrick on nailfold capillar microscopy and the Southend University Hospital with Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta on giant cell arteritis. He has an interest in medical history and has published papers on Richard Bright and Philip Hench.

 

Bela is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, a member of the British Medical Association and the British Society for Rheumatology and registered to the Medical Protection Society. The General Medical Council (GMC) has provided a Licence to Practise for him. He has annual professional appraisals and the GMC has recently revalidated him until 2020.

 

Bela has a wide range of interest in 'materia non-medica', such as literature, art and languages. He reads Latin and, apart from his native Hungarian, he speaks English, German and Russian. He is a classical music lover and plays the piano and classical guitar at an amateur level.

 

He likes sports such as cycling and swimming and is a keen badminton and snooker player.

 

Bela has two grown up children and lives with his wife Andrea in Lincolnshire.

  • Continuing Professional Development  (CPD)

    Physicians continuously need to maintain and further develop their knowledge and skills in their expert field and in medicine as a whole. Maintaining good medical care and developing activity and skills through a systematic Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan is therefore of utmost importance.

     

    I am registered to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme at the Royal College of Physicians of London and keep my CPD diary schedule updated on a monthly base. During the last CPD activity period from April 2014 to March 2015, the sum of my external and internal credits appeared as 204, more than four times exceeding the annual minimum of 50 credits required.

     

    Postgraduate education in the United Kingdom

    From April 2005 onwards I have regularly taken part in the weekly clinical Postgraduate Meetings and Journal Club meetings of my relevant clinical placements and visit national and international conferences and workshops.

     

    Since my permanent appointment in 2007, I attend the weekly postgraduate Grand Round medical meetings at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital and take part at the weekly Journal Club discussions, multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings as well as monthly Audit and Quality and Safety meetings in the Hospital. I regularly attend the postgraduate research meetings at the Musculoskeletal Unit at the University of Leeds and the bi-monthly Regional Meetings in the Yorkshire area and also take part at national and international conferences both in rheumatology and in general (internal) medicine.

     

    Postgraduate education in Hungary

    As part of my training in general medicine (equivalent with MRCP in the UK) and in rheumatology (equivalent with CCST in the UK), my postgraduate education was carried out  at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. These training periods (four years for rheumatology and five years for internal medicine) are now fully accepted by the European Community standards (Annex-C of Directive 93-16 EC). I regularly attended the weekly postgraduate meetings at our University Hospital and the daily case discussions at my relevant ward placements in our Institute. Within the period of 2000-2005, I was granted 796 CME credit points by the Semmelweis University (minimum requirement 250 CME credits).

     

     

    Conferences, postgraduate courses and scientific meetings 2005-2016 (199)

     

    April 2016 - March 2017 (3)

     

       Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) - clinical presentation and updated therapy. Paediatric Team presentation. Grand Round Medical Meeting. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 11 May 2016

       Comparison of two different folic acid doses with methotrexate . a randomised controlled trial (FOLVARI Study). Arthritis Research and Therapy 2015;17:156-165. Journal Club meeting, presented by Dr Nikolaos Dadiras, Rheumatology Unit, Dinana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 27 April 2016

       Back in Focus. Fighting the whole of axial spondyloarthritis. Supporting Practical Implementation of New Axial SpA Clinical Guidelines. Scientific Meeting. Hilton London Metropole, London, 22 April 2016

     

    April 2015 - March 2016 (44)

     

       Safeguarding adults. Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty. Mandatory course for medical staff. Nightingale Room, Scunthorpe General Hospital, 31 March 2016

       Clinical Audit Meeting. Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 March 2016

       North East, Yorkshire & Humber Rheumatology commissioning Network meeting. Holiday Inn, Harrogate, 16 March 2016

       Rituximab done: what’s next in rheumatoid arthritis ? A European observational longitudinal study assessing the effectiveness of biologicals after rituximabb treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology 2016;55:230-236. Journal Club meeting, presentedby Nikolaos Dadiras. Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 16 March 2016

       Safeguarding children Level 1 & 2. Mandatory course for medical staff. Oak Room, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 8 March 2016

       Overlap syndrome of juvenile onset lupus and spondyloarthropathy with suppurative hydradenitis. Mohammad Solaiman, ST3. A case of Antisynthetase Syndrome. Rohini Subramayna, SpR. Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD) - a case report and review of the literature. Rhadica Raghunauth - SpR

    Hull-Grimsby Registrars’ Training day. Village Hotel, Hull, 4 March 2016

       Rheumatology Departmental Meeting. Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 2 March 2016

       Non-Patient  Moving and Handling Training. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 February 2016

       Infection Prevention Control and Clostridium Difficile Policy Training. Northern Lincolshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 February 2016

       Equality and Diversity Training. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 February 2016

       Bullying and Harassment Training. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 February 2016

       Slips, Trips and Falls training. Northern Lincolshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 February 2016

       Medical Gases Awareness Training. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 February 2016

       Information Governance Training. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 February 2016

       BSR and BHPR guideline on prescribing drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding - Part I: standard and biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and

    Corticosteroids Br J Rheumatol 2015 Online:  doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kev404

    BSR and BHPR guideline on prescribing drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding - Part II: analgesics and other drugs used in rheumatology practice. Amir Alvi - Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 24 February 2016

       Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) meeting, Main Boardroom, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 8 February 2016

       Fever in California - a rare case of ANCA positive vasculitis - Eosinophylic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome). GI Team presentation. Grand Round Medical Meeting. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 20 January 2016

       Cardiovascular complications in breast cancer. Overview of MS Thesis. Kay Abiola, ST3. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 20 January 2016

       Conflict resolution training. Oak Room, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 30 December 2015

       Old medication and new targeted therapies in systemic sclerosis. Rheumatology 2015;54:1944-1953. Amir Alvi; Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 9 December 2015

       The Role of Vitamin D supplementation in improving disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis. An exploratory study. International journal of Rheumatic diseases. 2015;1:2-7. Wai Wong, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 11 November 2015

       Bell’s  palsy after pre-ecclampsia: presentation by the gynecology team. Grand Round Medical Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 4 November 2015

       Hands-on Ultrasound Course, organised by JCA Medical Seminars. Menziers Cambridge Hotel and Golf Club. Bar Hill, Cambridge, 26-30 October 2015

       USEFUL (UltraSound Evaluation For MUsculoskeletal Lupus) ultrasonographers training day. Leeds Biomedical Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, 16 October 2015

       Nailfold capillaroscopy training day with Professor Ariane Herrick and Tonia Moore with preparatiory meeting for the ‘NAILfold CAPillaroscopy in Chilblain Lupus (NAIL-CAP) study. Rheumatology Department, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, Manchester, 29 July 2015

       Performance of the new ACR/EULAR classification criteria for systemic sclerosis in clinical practice. Rheumatology 2015;54:1454-1458. Nikolaos Dadiras, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 July 2015

       Apremilast (Otezla®) and the management of psoriatic arthritis between dermatology nad rheumatology. A Celgene symposium. Forest Pine Hotel, Brigg, 20 July 2015

       Active sarcoidosis. Complications in neuro-psychiatric SLE. Respiratory symptoms in dermatomyositis. Beyond Rituximab in SLE. Leeds Regional Round, Hazlewood Castle, York, 15 July 2015

       Southend University Rheumatology Research Unit -  site visit and meetings with Professor Baskhar Dasgupta and Team members. Southend-on Sea, 1- 3 July 2015

       Essex Rheumatology Association/MSK CRN Meeting. Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex, 1 July 2015

       Clinical trial development for biosimilars. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2015;44:52-58. Dr Amir Alvi, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 8 July 2015

       Safety of Glucocorticoid treatment. New advances in therapy of gouty arthritis. Statin-induced myopathy - an update. New treatment options in osteoporosis. Feed-back from the recent BSR meeting in Manchester, April 2015. Tim Gillott, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 24 June 2015

       Idiopathic transient osteoporosis of the hip. Case report and review of the literature. Shairam Alavala, orthopaedic consultant. ‘Shrinking lung’ - case report and review of the literature. Tim Gillott, rheumatology consultant. Grand Round Medical Meeting. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 June 2015

       Psoriatic arthritis: the importance of skin and joints. Lecture by Yusuf Patel, consultant rheumatologist, Hull Royal Infirmary. Village Hotel, Hull, 16 June 2015

       New advances in atrial fibrillation research and therapy. David Morgan, consultant cardiologist, Grand Round Medical Meeting. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 10 June 2015

       Treating rheumatoid arthritis to target: 2014 update of the recommendations of an international task force. Ann Rheum Dis 2015;12 May, 1-17 Nikolaos Dadiras, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 10 June 2015

       Basic Life Support (BLS) refresher course. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundatioon Trust . Rachel Hewitt, Senior Resuscitation Educator. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Resuscitation Training Department, 2 June 2015

       Efficacy and safety of Rituximab in moderate to severly active systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis and Rheumatism 2010;62:222-233. April Phaw, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 27 May 2015

       Long term efficacy and safety of Etanercept (Enbrel®) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Meeting with Pfizer representative Nichola Marsh, Goole & District Hospital, Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic, 26 May 2015

       Early arthritis survivors guide III “The next five years”. Postgraduate course, Homerton College, Cambridge, 20 May 2015

       Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundatioon Trust - Consultant/Director Event on NLAG current position, medical engagement and the future of the organisation. Newton Suite, Forest Pines Hotel, 18 May 2015

       British Society for Rheumatology Annual General Meeting - Manchester 28-30 April 2015

       ‘What is in the name’ - lecture by Tony Vicka, microbiology, Grand Round, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 April 2015

       Serum immunoglobulin levels and risk factors for hypogammaglobulinemia during long-term maintenance therapy with rituximab in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Rheumatology 2014;53:1818-1824. Haithem Mohammed, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 April 2015

     

    April 2014 - March 2015 (39)

     

       ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’, ‘Keep it in the family’, A gift from the Caymans’,  ‘A case of scalp necrosis’, GCA Audit- Grimsby experience, ‘Reminescences of a retired rheumatologist’ - Regional Round Meeting. Hazlewood Castle, York, 25 March 2015

       Adrenal gland tumors - cortisol secreting adenoma. Dr Imad Wazin, Endocrinology Team. Grand Round Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 March 2015

       Clinical vignette - Atypical femoral fractures as an incidental finding on dual X-ray absopriometry. Rheumatology 2015;54:218. Biologic treatment in Sjögren’s syndrome. Rheumatology 2015;54:219-230. Dr Tim Gillott. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 March 2015

       Good Clinical Practice (GCP): a practical guide to ethical and scientific quality standards in clinical research - e-learning course, 15 March 2015

       Interaction between dietary sodium and smoking increases the reiskfor rheumatoid arthritis: results from a nested case-control study. Rheumatology 2015;54:487-493. Dr Nadya Begum, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 11 March 2015

       Nailfold Capillaroscopy for rheumatologists. British Society for Rheumatology Course. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, Manchester, 9 March 2015

       Rituximab for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. Slidenafil and bosentan for digital ulceration in Systemic Sclerosis. NHS England Clinical Commissioning Policy A13 P/G and P/e. Dr Amir Alvi. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 25 February 2015

       Grand Round in cardiology: the use of cardiac ultrasound and Myoview test in cardiac conditions. Dr Rob Bain, 11 February 2015

       BSR and BHPR guideline for the management of adults with ANCA-associated vasculitis. Rheumatology 2014;53:2306-2309. Journal Club meeting, Dr Haithem Mohammed, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 11 February 2015

       iQ Communicator post-ACR Meeting on Early inflammatory arthritis, Biomarkers,  Comorbidities and Optimising Patient Care. The Royal Institution,  Mayfair, London, 6 February 2015

       Stiff persons’ Syndrome. Paraneoplastic syndromes, mimicking giant cell arteritis and DMARD-induced diarrhoea. Yorkshire Regional Round:  Lectures from the Bradford Rheumatology Group. Hazlewood Castle, York, 28 January 2015

       Spondyloarthritis: from unifying concepts to improved treatment. Rheumatology 2014;53:1547-1559. Journal Club meeting, Dr Tim Gillott, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 28 January 2015

       The efficacy of tacrolimus in patients with interstitial lung diseases complicated with polymyositis or dermatomyositis. Rheumatology 2015;54:39-44. Journal Club meeting, Dr Nikolaos Dadiros, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 20 January 2015

       Certolizimumab Pegol (Cymzia) in non-radiological ankylosing spondylitis. Invitation for an International MRI Course inSpondyloarthritis. Meeting with UCB representative Guy Tirvengadum, Goole and District Hospital, 4 November 2014

       Rituximab vs mycophanolate and vs cyclophosphamide pulses for induction tehrapy of active lupus nephritis: a clinical observational study. Rheumatology 2014;53:1570-1577. Journal Club meeting, Dr Haitham Mohammed, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 October 2014

       A rare case of Werner syndrome (premature ageing). Giant cell arteritis audit and the role of ultrasound in GCA. Bradford Regional Round, The Village Hotel, Tingley, Leeds, 22 October 2014

       Thrombosis associated with acute cytomegalovirus infection: A meta-analysis. European Journal of Internal Medicine 2011;22:195-199. Journal Club meeting, Dr Nikolaos Dadiros, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 October 2014

       Sarcoid-like granulomatosis. Rheumatology 2009;48:883-886. Lupus enteritis. J Clin Rheumatol 2013;19:84-86. Journal Club meeting, Dr David James, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 15 October 2014

       Stroke Masterclass, organised by North East Lincolnshire and Humber Clinical Alliance. Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton, Brigg, 8 October 2014

       Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Joint Meeting: The Foot, organised by Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital. St James Hotel, Grimsby, 7 October 2014

       2nd National Rheumatology-Microbiology Conference on Infection in Rheumatology. School of Oriental and African Studies, Nr Russel Square, London, 3 October 2014

       MRI Roadshow - Recognising Axial Spondyloarthritis. Lancaster Hotel, London, 2 October 2014.

       National Vasculitis Meeting: Rituximab in GPA/MPA.1 Hotel Pullman, St Pancras, London, October 2014

       Annual Northern and Yorkshire Rheumatology Meeting. National Railway Museum, York, 24 September 2014

       Survival on treatment with second-line biologic therapy: a cohort study comparing cycling and swap strategies. Rehumatology 2014;53:1664-1668. Rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease. Rheumatology 2014;53:1676-1682. Dr Tim Gillott. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 September 2014

       Regional Rheumatology Study Day on Axial Spondyloarthritis. Belfry Hotel, Nottingham. 12 September 2014

       A ‘sticker’ in rheumatology: three cases of primary antiphospholipid syndrome. Postgraduate medical meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby, 10 September 2014

       Biliary stents. Postgraduate medical meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby, 3 September 2014

       The use of ultrasound for enthesitis. Dr Stephen Kelly, Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Lincoln County Hospital, 20 august 2014

       Quality and Safety Rolling Day, Medicine Group, DNPoW Site. HYMS Lecture Hall, Educational Centre, Grimsby, 15 August 2014

       Type-1 diabetes: beyond insulin. Consultant Update - Dr Luxy John. National Audit of seizure management (NASH2) Osteoporosis screening in men with prostate cancer on hormone therapy. Clinical Audit meeting, General medicine. Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 17 July 2014

       Immune mechanisms in polymyositis and dermatomyositis and potential targets for therapy. Rheumatology 2014;53:397-405. Dr Bethan Morris. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 16 July 2014

       A mass of investigations. A pain in the neck. Highlights of EULAR 2014. Regional systemic sclerosis network. Infections and vaccinations in biological therapy. Regional Rheumatology Round meeting, Hazlewood Castle, York, 16 July 2014

       Intravenous fluid therapy - an overview. Fathi Abourawi, Grand Round General Medicine meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 9 July 2014

       Feedback from BSR meeting April 2014: biosimilars - Rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular risk; new advances in Sjögren’s syndrome; Methotrexate-induce pneumonitis - Dr Tim Gillott, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 9 July 2014

       New generations of small molecule drugs inspired by antibodies. UCB Breakthrough Science Day, UCB Pharma, Slough, Berkshire, 27 June 2014

       Successful outcomes from CLRN. Yorkshire and Humber Musculoskleletal specialty Group Meeting. Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, 25 June 2014

       Metabolic bone diseases - research meeting, Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, 18 June 2014

       ‘Two for the price of one’ Monostotic Paget’s disease and familiar osteopetrosis.

    Postgraduate medical meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby, 11 June 2014

       Primary bone marrow oedema syndromes. Rheumatology 2014;53:785-792 Dr David James, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 4 June 2014

       Overview of the management of inflammatory eye diseases. York/Scarborough Regional Round Meeting, Hazlewood Castle, York, 21 May 2014

      IL-6 targeting compared to TNF targeting in rheumatoid arthritis: studies of olokizumab, sarilumab and sirukumab. Ann Rheum Dis  2014;15 May, online publication. Dr Suleiman Ezoubi,  Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 21 May 2014

       PEGylated drugs in rheumatology - why develop them and do they work ? Rheumatology, 2014;53:391-396. Dr Memon, Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 14 May 2014

     

    April 2013 - March 2014 (56)

     

       Low dose aspirin vs low dose aspirin plus low intensity warfarin in thrombo-prophylaxis in antiphospholipid syndrome. Rheumatology 2014;53:275-284 Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 12 March 2014

       Much Ado About Something - cases of hypoparathyreoidism. Dr Luxy john, consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 5 March 2014

       Diabetes incidence in Psoriatic arthritis, psriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. – Rheumatology 2014;53:346-352, Dr Ashan Memon, SpR, Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 26 February 2014

       Pandora’s box - doctor don’t open it. Paediatric case reports by Dr B Etuwewe, consultant in Paediatrics. Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 19 February 2014

       Metoclopamid-induced Parkinson sy with hypothalamic fever Dr Kamath - elderly medicine. Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 January 2014

       Red flags in low back pain  (BMJ 2013;34:7432), Gout and cardiovascular events Rheumatology 2013;52:2251-2259 - Dr Tim Gillott, Consultant in rheumatology Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 January 2014

       Recent BSR guidelines for treatment of psoriatic arthritis with biological therapy. Rheumatology 2013;52:263-281  Dr Amir Alvi consultant rheumatologist. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 January 2014

       National diabetes Inpatient Audit - Caroline Andrews, diabetes nurse specialist

    Clinical Audit Meeting, Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 January 2014

       Clinical use and safety of bisphosphonates - Rheumatology 2014;53:19-31. Dr David James, consultant in rheumatology, Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 15 January 2014

       Three case presentations: 1. Atypical case of GPA - granulomatosis with polyangiitis, formerly Wegener’s granulomatosis, 2: hereditary haemochromatosis  3: avascular hip necrosis. Dr Tim Gillott, Consultant in rheumatology, Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 15 January 2014

       2013 classification criteria for systemic sclerosis. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2013;65:2737-2747. Correlation of radiographic progression with synovitis estimated by power doppler ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol 2013;40:1967-76.  Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 December 2013

       British Society for Rheumatology - Developing Skills in Ultrasound course. The Village Hotel, Tingley, Leeds, 14-15 December 2013

       Consequences of inflammatory arthritis for workplace productivity loss and sick leave. Dr Amir Alvi - Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 11 December 2013

       Anti-TNF therapy in Croh’s disease. Dr Steven Moss, consultant gastroenterologist. Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 4 December 2013

       Septic arthritis- consultant’s update Dr Tim Gillott, Rheumatology Unit, Clinical Audit Meeting, Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 21 November 2013

       Atypical femoral fractures in patients treated with Zolendronic acid . Dr Tim Gillott - Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 20 November 2013

       Ustekinumab in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PSUMMIT 1 Trial results) Lancet, 2013;382:780-789 – Dr May Karela, ST2, Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 13 November 2013

       Palliative Medicine in practice for the hospital physicians. Dr Jason Boland; Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 13 November 2013

       Vascular ultrasound course. Wessex Scientific. Manchester, 8-9 October 2013

       Mission remission. Disease control in rheumatoid arthritis: implementing quality as standard. Meliá White House, Regent’s Park, London, 11-12 October 2013

       ‘Curse the darkness of light more candles’ - lecture on fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia Support Group Meeting, Grimsby, 5 September 2014

       DAFNE - Dose Adjustment for normal Eating – for type 1 diabetes. Scientific basis and practical implications. Dr F Abourawi and Team - Diabetes and endocrinology:   Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 28 August 2013

       Management of ketoacidotic coma -  consultant’s update Dr F Abourawi Diabetes and endocrinology  - Clinical Audit Meeting, Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 20 August 2013

       Carotid plaque characteristics and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis - J Rheumatology 2013;40:359-368 - Journal Club meeting – Dr Monica Fritz SHO, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 31 July 2013

       North East Lincolnshire Medical Quality Summit -  A review of the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust mortality outcome performance. Postgraduate centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 July 2013

       Rheumatology Regional Round - Chadi Rakieh: Rituximab therapy in lupoid hepatitis. Mike Martin: Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis. St James University Hospital, Leeds, 17 July 2013

       Analysing Dr Foster toolkit for rheumatology outpatients Sarah Cannon, Pfizer (www.drfoster.co.uk) Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 July 2013.

       Management of hypoglycaemia. Dr F Abourawi, consultant’s update lecture. Clinical Audit Meeting, Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 16 July 2013

       Clinical Image: the ultrasound double contour sign in gout and chondrocalcinosis  Arthritis & Rheumatism 2013;65:1952. More than meets the Wegener’s eye J Rheumatol 2013;40:1226-1227. Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies in unaffected first degree relatives of rheumatoid arthritis patients  Arthritis & Rheumatism 2013;65:1439-1447. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 10 July 2013.

       EULAR Update (Dr S Kallankara and Dr M Nallasivan), Abatacept: IV past, sc future - the Cannock experience. Dr Tom Sheran. Grimsby-Hull combined rheumatology meeting, Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton, 5 July 2013.

       Safeguarding children. Case presentation. Case 1: penetrating injury in an infant. Case 2: traumtic brain injury and death in a young child. Paediatric Department Dr Bashar Wobi. Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 26 June 2013.

       Modic type 1 Changes indictating low-grade bacterial infection in postoperative cases of low back pain. Antibiotics may be helpful in low back pain. European Spine Journal 2013;22: 689-707. Repetitive strain injury triggering acute tendonitis ? Rheumatology 2013;52:769-779. Journal Club - Dr David James - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 26 June 2013.

       The role of Etanercept in the tretament of seronegative spondyloarthropathies, including ankylosing spondylitis. Research meeting with Nichola Marsh, Pfizer representative. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 24 June 2013.

       Morbidity presentation 1: Abdominal herniation surgey with a possible pulmonary embolism. Case 2: Malnutrition in an elderly patient - Dr Luxy John. Audit of actions taken following MRSA positive smaples - Andy Carvot; Guidelines for outlying patients in Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby - Simon Buckley.

       Consultant update: spinal Cord Compression - Dr Woosnam. Clinical Audit Meeting, Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess os Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 21 June 2013.

       Haematology presentation - Dr Susan Levison-Keating: New advances in multiple myeloma research Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 19 June 2013

       Richard Bright memorial lecture and case presentation - Bela Szebenyi, Rheumatology Unit. Case 1: IgA nephropathy in Adult-onset Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Case 2: Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) in a former blacksmith. Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 12 June 2013.

        Rituximab in the treatment of Primary Sjögren Syndrome. Ann Rheum Dis 2013;72:1026-1031 Journal Club - Dr Raghunath - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 12 June 2013.

       Two cases of pulmonary hypertension: idopathic and limited scleroderma.

    Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 5 June 2013. Respiratory Department - Dr Richard Chan

       Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 May 2013. Radiology Department, Dr Ayman Elsayed: The role of ultrasound in characterising benign and malignant thyroid lesions.

       Etanercept normalises left centricular mass in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Ann Rheum Dis 2013;72:881-887. Journal Club (Dr Raghunath) - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 May 2013.

       Nottingham Rheumatology Meeting, Academic Unit of Rheumatology, Queen’s Centre, Nottingham, 23 May 2013. Professor Michael Doherty: Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in health and disease. Journal club: elevated rheumatoid factor and long term risk of rheumatoid arthritis: prospective cohort study. Case report: an acute presentation of EGPA - eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome

       Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 May 2013. Stroke Unit: Creutzfel-Jakobs’s disease

       North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Comprehensive Local Research Network (NEYNL-CLRN) Musculoskeletal Specialty Group Meeting, Hazlewood Castle, Tadcaster, Leeds, 15 May 2013

       iQ Science rheumatoid arthritis Crowne Plaza City Hotel and Haberdashers’ Hall, London, 9-10 May 2013

       Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 8 May 2013. Paediatric presentations, case 1: Tuberous sclerosis complex, case 2: Hyperekplexia (Rutter’s syndrome).

       Research meeting with Debrah Bate and Carol Grey, Research and Development Department, Scunthorpe Hospital, 2 May 2013. Topic: Ongoing studies: BRAGGSS/BSR Biologics, MAP-HAND, UK-MYONET In preparation: ACTiON study.

       Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 1 May 2013. Dr Vicca, Microbiology. New advances in antibiotic resistence and antibiotic prescribing policy.

       Appointments Advisory Committee Meeting, interview panel member representing the Royal College of Physicians of London. York and Scarborough University Hospitals NHS Trust, Scarborough, 26 April 2013

       British Society for Rheumatology. Annual General Meeting, ICC, Birmingham 23-25 April 2013

       Clinical Audit Meeting, Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess os Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 April 2013. Morbidity and mortality figures within the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    (Dr Liz Scott, Medical Director). Medicine incident trigger list (Dr Kamath)

       16th International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop. Institut des Cordeliers, Paris, France, 14-17 April 2013

       Hull/Grimsby Combined Eastern Meeting, Village Hotel, Hull, 12 April 2013. Clinical updates on febuxostat - Dr Mark Timmis, Menarini Pharma, MSK Radiology overview - Dr Damien Taylor, consultant radiologist, Hull Royal infirmary.

       Grand Round Medical Meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 10 April 2013. Gastroenterology Team: a case of pancreatic carcinoma with hepatic failure.

       Journal Club - Dr David James - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 10 April 2013. Serum uric acid is decreasing during acute attack in gouty arthritis. This experimental study of non-gouty patients with elective orthopedic surgery proved that the phenomenon is due to a systemic inflammatory response, rather than gout itself. Waldron JL et al, Rheumatology, 2013;52:676-678.

       Safe and Sound: mandatory Staff Meeting on morbidity and mortality indicators within the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Goole and District Hospital, 9 April 2013

     

    April 2012 - March 2013 (17)

     

        Information Governance training: e-Learning Course, refresher module. Digital and Health Information Policy Team. NHS Connecting for Health. London, 31 March 2013

        iQ Science: Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging course, London, 6 March 2013

        Good Clinical Practice (GCP) e-learning course, 13 January 2013

        Educational Supervising Training. One day postgraduate course. Yorkshire and the Humber Postgraduate Deanery. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 28 January 2013

        Acute Life-threatening Events Recognition and Treatment (ALERT™) training Course, Scunthorpe General Hospital, 10 December 2012

        British Society of Rheumatology Advanced Postgraduate Course on heritable collagen vascular and bone disorders and on systemic vasculitis. Merton College, Oxford, 3-4 December 2012

        Polymyalgia Rheumatic and Giant Cell Arteritis. One day International Symposium, Anglia Ruskin University, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Chelmsford, 28 November 2012

        Advanced Life Support (ALS) course. Scunthorpe General Hospital. 20 November 2012

        Venous thromboembolism. Postgraduate training session, Scunthorpe General Hospital, 9 November 2012

       Stroke Training Day, Forest Pine Hotel, Broughton, North Lincolnshire, 11 July 2012

       Ten Topics in Rheumatology, St. Thomas Hospital, London, 5-6 July 2012

        Early response to adalimumab predicts long-term remission in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Discussion with Abbott representative Catherine Toher, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 2 July 2012

        Modified-release Prednisone treatment. Teleconference with NAPP representatives (Jenny Snell, Itrat Iqbal), Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 31 May 2012

        Acute and general medicine for the physician. Royal College of Physicians, Manchester, 21-22 May 2012

        Update in Acute Medicine and Intensive Care. A regional study day, Royal College of physicians and surgeons, Glasgow, Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton, North Lincolnshire, 20 April 2012

        Giant Cell Arteritis. Ophthalmology Study Day, Hull and Easth Yorkshire Eye Hospital, 19 April 2012

        NHS Connecting for Health: e-learing course and examination. Information governance: The Refresher Module. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 13 April 2012

     

    April 2011 -  March 2012 (12)

     

        Regional Round Rheumatology Meeting. Hazlewood Castle, Leeds, 14 March 2012

        ‘SPARKLE’ - Spondyloarthritis Knowledge and Learning. 2nd UK Preceptorship Meeting, Bristol 2-3 March 2012

        ‘Nature, Norture, Rheumatoid arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis’. Academic Meeting, Leeds, Chapel Allerton Hospital, 15 February 2012

        Primary Care Rheumatology Society Annual General Meeting, York, 17-19 November 2011

        Annual Northern and Yorkshire Rheumatology Meeting, National Railway Museum, York, 28 September 2011

        Registrars’ training day, Combined Eastern Meeting, Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton,

    23 September 2011

        Rheumatoid arthritis - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Education Centre, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, 19 September 2011

        Annual European Congress of Rheumatology ‘EULAR 2011’ London, UK, 25-28 May 2011

        Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Trials ‘OMERACT’ Working Group Meeting on Patient Reported Outcomes in Polymyalgia Rheumatica, London, UK, 25 May 2011

        Veltuzimab various doses exploratory trial (VELVET) investigators Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 20-21 May 2011

        Stems cells, cartilage and how to save a life. Postgraduate lecture by Professor Anthony Hollander, University of Bristol. Diana Princess ow Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 27 April 2011

        British Society for Rheumatology 2011 Annual Congress, Brighton, 12-14 April 2011

        Changing Times. Satellite Symposium at the British Society for Rheumatology 2011 Annual Congress, Brighton, 13 April 2011

     

    April 2010 - March 2011 (8)

     

        Quality Improvement (QI) in general medicine and surgery. Group meeting. Scunthorpe General Hospital, 21 February 2011

        Registrars’ training day, Combined Eastern Meeting, Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby, 18 February 2011

        Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course, British Society of Rheumatology. Crowne Plaza, Nottingham, 19-21 November 2010

        Web-based course and examination covering all aspects of the International Conference on Harmonisation: Good Clinical Practice Guideline and EU GCP Directives.Royal Holloway, University of London. Certificate No: 14217-1-18796

        Ultrasound Anatomy Course, British Society for Rheumatology, Anatomy and Clinical Skills Centre, University of Newcastle, 22 October 2010

        ANCA-associated vasculitis. Guest lecturer: Prof.David Scott, Norfolk and Norwich University. Academic Rheumatology Meeting, Musculoskeletal Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, 23 June 2010

        Fourth International Workshop on Imaging Based Measures of Osteoarthritis. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada, 2-4 June 2010

        Controversies in Vertebral Cement Augmentation (kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty). Littlewood Hall, Postgraduate Centre, Leeds General Infirmary. 14 May 2010

     

    April 2009 - March 2010 (6)

     

        Grimsby Regional Round meeting, Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton, 17 March 2010

        Ankylosing Spondylitis Summit. A Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Smyposium. London Paddington Hilton. 2-3 October 2009

        Yorkshire Rheumatology Multidisciplinary Group Annual Study Day. The Bridge, Walshford, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, 8 July 2009

        Ten Topics in Rheumatology. Lupus Unit, The Rayne Institute, St. Thomas Hospital, London, 2-3 July 2009

        How does rheumatoid arthritis need to be managed ? A one-day conference organised jointly by the Royal College of Physicians and the British Society for Rheumatology. Royal College of Physicians, London, 18 June 2009

        Third International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging. Park Inn Hotel, York

    13-16 May 2009

     

    April 2008 - March 2009 (7)

     

        Ankylosing Spondylitis - Achieving higher standards. Yorkshire regional symposium, led by Professor Jürgen Braun. Royal York Hotel, 19 November 2008

        Glucocorticoid receptor ligands - teaching old drugs new tricks. Annual Rheumatology Lecture by Professor Frank Buttgereit (Charité University Hospital, Humbold University Berlin). Rheumatology Unit, University of Bristol, 18 November 2008

        Infection prevention and control - educational meeting. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital 27 August 2008

        Rheumatology Regional Round meeting, Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds, 16 July 2008

       Annual European Congress of Rheumatology ‘EULAR 2008’, Paris, France

    11-14 June 2008

        Pfizer Advisory Board meeting (invited board delegate), Sofitel La Defense, Paris, France, 14 June 2008

        CAPRA-2 study investigators meeting, Frankfurt, Germany 25-27 April 2008

     

    April 2007- March 2008 (5)

     

       Yorkshire Regional meeting, Grimsby, 19 March 2008

       Northern England Rheumatology Meeting. Weetwood Hall, Leeds, 7-8 December 2007

       The Way Forward in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Newcastle upon Tyne, 24 October 2007

       Ten Topics in Rheumatology. Lupus Unit, The Rayne Institute, St.Thomas Hospital, London, 5-6 July 2007

       British Society for Rheumatology. Annual General Meeting, ICC Birmingham, 8-11 May 2007

     

    April 2005 - March 2007 (6)

     

        Ten Topics in Rheumatology. Lupus Unit, The Rayne Institute, St.Thomas Hospital, London, 1-2 June 2006.

        New advances in spondyloarthropathy. A training day for SpRs in rheumatology.

    Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, 5 September 2005

        Meeting of the Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in  association with the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases. Bath 16-17 September 2005

        Bath and Bristol Connective Tissue Diseases Group Meeting. Frenchay Hospital,

    27 September 2005

        Research & Development Presentation Day. Weston Area Healthcare Trust,

    10 November 2005

     

  • Teaching

    Teaching is an integral part of all rheumatologists’ activity.

     

    Teaching activity at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

    Presently I teach trainee doctors and GP colleagues for rheumatology on a daily base. This activity is conducted  through clinics, ward rounds, MDT meetings as well as regular lectures for GPs on actual problems in rheumatology, such as DMARDs and biologicals, local injection therapy, etc. I also teach medical students from Sheffield and Hull & York Universities during clinical sessions in Scunthorpe General Hospital. I regularly conduct postgraduate lectures in our Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. My recent annual Grand Round lecture topic in October 2015 was gender differences in rheumatology, presenting and discussing patients with male lupus, female gout and female ankylosing spondylitis.

     

    Another educational activity is conducted at the bi-monthly Audit meetings in the form of ‘Consultant Update’-type lectures. The last such presentation was held in January 2015 on Scleroderma and related Overlap Syndromes. I regularly take part at the Quality and Safety Meetings. In October 2014 I presented a case of failed diagnosis of lung cancer, causing back pain due to metastatic bone disease.

     

    Teaching activity at locum NHS positions

    In my past locum consultant rheumatologist positions I took part in teaching year-3 medical students on general musculoskeletal examinations, such as weekly sessions in Weston General Hospital and in Trym Ward, Southmead Hospital. I also worked teaching junior staff (SHOs and specialist registrar doctors) and lecturing for local GP colleagues in my actual placements throughout the area, such as in Southmead Hospital in Bristol, the Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath.

     

    Teaching activity at the University of Bristol

    From the beginning of my stay in Bristol and over the years I have been involved in teaching activities for medical student and trainee doctors. I performed several lectures for medical students, such as about the periarthritis of the shoulder, while working with Professor Dieppe, about chloroquin-induced myopathies, nail-patella syndrome and hypophosphatemic osteomalacia while working with Professor Kirwan. In 2001, I took part in a multidisciplinary education panel for medical students. At the postgraduate level, I have lectured about the pathology of knee pain, osteoarthritis and autologous chondrocyte implantation.

     

    Teaching activity at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary

    The National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy is a teaching hospital in rheumatology, attached to the Semmelweis University. From the very beginning of my professional life as a rheumatologist, I regularly took part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In between 1980-2005 I conducted more than two hundred teaching lectures for medical students, physiotherapists and rheumatology trainee doctors. I also took part in the examination process of  medical students and rheumatology specialist registrars. I wrote and directed a 90-minute educational video (now on DVD) about the diagnostics of rheumatic diseases.

     

     

    Postgraduate and research lectures 2001-2015 (136)

     

    April 2016 - March 2017 (1)

     

       ‘Two for the price of one’ - new advances in fibromyalgia. Grimsby Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting, Open Door, Albion Street, Grimsby, 5 May 2016

     

    April 2015 - March 2016 (7)

     

       Atypical bone sclerosis, urticariform rash and monoclonal gammopathy: a case of Schnitzler syndrome. Arthr Rheum 2016;68:816. Synovial Leishmaniasis. Arthr. Rheum. 2016;68:931. The lung in rheumatoid arthritis: cause or consequence ? Current Opionion in Rheumatology 2016;28:76-82. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 30 March 2016

       Rheumatology Clinical coding audit. General Medicine - Clinical Audit Meeting

    Doreen Grantham Education Room, Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 March 2016

       Limb pain and swelling. Postgraduate teaching session. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Educational Department, Grimsby, 21 January 2016

       Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy presenting as inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatology 2015;67:3036. Three dimensional appearance of apophyseal joint ankylosing. Arthritis and Rheumatology 2015;67:3057. Comprehensive disease control (CDC): what does achieving CDC mean for patients with rheumatoid arthritis ? Ann Rheum Dis 2015;74:2165-2174. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 November 2015

       ‘Cherchez la Femme’ - Gender differences in rheumatology. Grand Round postgraduate lecture. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 21 October 2015

       Monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in individual patients. Rheumatology 2015;54:959-961. Second line agents in myositis: 1-year factorial trial of additional immunosuppression in patients who have partially responded to steroids. Rheumatology 2015;54:1050-1055. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 June 2015

       An epigenetic cause of seizures and brain calcification: peudohypoparathyroidism. Lancet 2015;385:1802. Disease activity guided dose reduction and withrawal of adalimumab or etanercept compared with usual care in rheumatoid arthritis: open label, randomised, controlled, non-inferior trial. BMJ 2015350:h1389. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 13 May  2015

     

    April 2014 - March 2015 (13)

     

       ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’ - three cases of failed diagnosis. Regional Round Meeting, Hazlewood Castle, 25 March 2015.

       Osteosclerosis induced by Denosumab: Lancet, 2015;385:539. Blue-black eyes and legs: Lancet, 2015;385:452. 14-3-3η: a novel biomarker platform for rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2014;32 (suppl.85) S35-S39. Serum Procalcitonin is a sensitive and specific marker in the diagnosis of septic arthritis and acute osteomyelitis. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013;8:19-26. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 February 2015

       Scleroderma. Consultant Update. Clinical Audit Meeting - General Medicine. Doreen Grantham Education Room,  Diabetes Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 15 January 2015

       Limb Pain and Swelling. Tutorial lecture for trainee doctors. Windsor Room, Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 8 January 2015

       Rare side effects of high-dose methylprednisolone therapy: reversible bradycardia and liver injury. Poster presentation. Authors: Ashan Memon, David James and Bela Szebenyi. Presented by Dr Memon. Case Report No. 78 613, Poster No.14 - BSR Autumn Conference, Brighton, 27-28 November 2014

       ‘Mind the back please’ - a case of fatal lung cancer presenting as primary back pain. Quality and Safety Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 21 October 2014

        A ‘sticker’ in rheumatology: three cases of primary antiphospholipid syndrome. Postgraduate medical meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby, 10 September 2014

       Systemic AL-amyloidosis. Lancet 2014;384:257; Sudden knee pain in an underweight, older woman: obturator hernia. Lancet 2014;384:206; Glucocorticoids and irreversible damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus Rheumatology 2014;53:1470-1476 Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 23 July 2014

       Diagnostic steps and therapeutic opportunities in rheumatology. Practical session with newly referred and follow-up patients in a routine rheumatology clinic - teaching medical students from Sheffield University. Scunthorpe General Hospital, 18 July 2014

       Connective tissue diseases. Postgraduate lecture for trainee doctors. Scunthorpe General Hospital, 3 July 2014

       ‘I was told to have marble bone disease, doctor’. Case presentation and summary on high bone mineral density-associated conditions, Wednesday Afternoon Academic Meeting, Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, 18 June 2014

       ‘Two for the price of one’ Monostotic Paget’s disease and familiar osteopetrosis.

    Postgraduate medical meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby, 11 June 2014

       Cryopyrin-induced periodic syndromes (CAPS, familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome, Muckle-Wells syndrome, neonatal-onset multisystemminflammatory disease), Canakinumab in tophaceous gouty arthritis; Profound hypomagnesaemia causing symptomatic hypocalcaemia. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 23 April 2014

     

    April 2013 - March 2014 (15)

     

       New advances in rheumatoid arthritis. Lincolnshire and Yorkshire pharmacists’ meeting, Brigg, 18 February 2014

       Erosive changes in rheumatic diseases - an overview. Bone erosions in patients with chronic gouty arthropathy are associated with tophi but not with bone oedema or synovitis: new insights from a 3 T MRI study. Rheumatology 2014;54:95-103. Cobalt intoxication diagnosed with the help of Dr House. Lancet 2014;383:574. Journal Club, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Pricess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 12 February 2014

       Rheumatoid arthritis. Postgraduate lecture and interactive teaching of trainee doctors. Scunthorpe General Hospital Education Centre, 30 January 2014

       Classification criteria for systemic sclerosis. An American College of Reumatology-European League Against Rheumatism Collaborative Initiative. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2013;65:2737–2747. Clinical Image: Linear branching depigmentation of the leg. A case report. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2013;65:3318. Correlation of Radiographic Progression with the cumulative activity of synovitis estimated by power doppler ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis: difference between patients treated with methotrexate and those treated with biological agents. J Rheumatol 2013;40;1967-76. Journal Club, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Pricess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 18 December 2013

       ‘Curse the darkness or light more candles’ - lecture for fibromyalgia sufferers. Grimsby Fibromyalgia  Support Group meeting, Grimsby, 5 September 2014

       Swollen joints. Postgraduate lecture and interactive teaching of trainee doctors. Scunthorpe General Hospital Education Centre, 14 November 2013

      Connective Tissue Diseases. Postgraduate lecture and interactive teaching of trainee doctors. Scunthorpe General Hospital Education Centre, 11 July 2013

       Clinical Image: the ultrasound double contour sign in gout and chondrocalcinosis  Arthritis & Rheumatism 2013;65:1952. More than meets the Wegener’s eye J Rheumatol 2013;40:1226-1227. Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies in unaffected first degree relatives of rheumatoid arthritis patients  Arthritis & Rheumatism 2013;65:1439-1447. Journal Club meeting - Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 10 July 2013.

       Nephrology and rheumatology - Dr Richard Bright memorial lecture. Postgraduate meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby, 12 June 2013

       Acute back pain. Postgraduate lecture and interactive teaching of trainee doctors. Scunthorpe General Hospital Education Centre,  30 May 2013

       ‘Keep and eye on rheumatology’ Eye involvement in rheumatic diseases. Postgraduate lecture in Goole and District Hospital, 21 May 2013

        Research studies in North Lincolnshire and Goole 2008-2013. North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Comprehensive Local Research Network (NEYNL-CLRN) Musculoskeletal Specialty Group Meeting, Hazlewood Castle, York, 15 May 2013

       Tocilizumab monotherapy versus adalimumab monotherapy for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (ADACTA): a randomised, double blind, controlled phase 4 trial. Lancet 2013;381:1541-50. Osseous sarcoidosis presenting as lytic lesions of the skull and cervical spina. Arthritis and Rheumatism 2013;65:649. Communicating synovial pseudocyst in small joint of the hand assessed by ultrasound. Arthritis and Rheumatism 2013;65:435. Journal Club, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Pricess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 8 May 2013

       Rheumatoid arthritis. Postgraduate lecture and interactive teaching of trainee doctors. Scunthorpe General Hospital Education Centre, 4 April 2013

     

    April 2012 - March 2013 (17)

     

       Treat to tartget strategy (T2T) in rheumatoid arthritis. Outcome measures to estimate rheumatoid arthritis patients’ disease activity, remission and relapses. Journal Club meeting,  Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 13 February 2013

       Joint swelling. Postgraduate lecture for trainee doctors. Scunthorpe General Hospital, 31 January 2013

       Research studies at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Lecture for Departmental Team Meeting, The Beeches, Grimsby, 9 January 2013

       Training lecture for junior medical team on seronegative arthritis. Rheumatology Unit. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 20 December 2012

       Skin involvement in systemic rheumatological conditions. Interactive teaching session for trainee doctors, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 13 December 2012

       New advances in polymyalgia rheumatica/giant cell arthritis research. Journal Club meeting,  Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 21 November 2013

       ‘My Fibro and ME’ Postgraduate medical meeting, Medical Education Centre, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 5 September 2012

       Seropositive arthritis. Postgraduate lecture for trainee doctors, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 24 August 2012

       ‘Wrong trousers’ - two cases of missed diagnosis and therapy: impacted hip fracture and septic discitis. A & E Department Team Meeting, 16 August 2012

       Edmund Husserl and the Art of Medicine: oscillating perspective in the clinic. The risk of infections in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with Tocilizumab. Journal Club Meeting. Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 27 June 2012

       Morbidity and mortality cases reports, Clinical Audit Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 19 June 2012

       Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis - departmental audit survey on diagnostic and therapeutic criteria. Clinical Audit Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 19 June 2012

       The skin and systemic diseases. Postgraduate lecture for trainee doctors. Department of Postgradual Education. Scunthorpe General Hospital, 14 June 2012

       ’Twinges’ - chilblain lupus and anorexia in monozygotic twins. Medical Grand Round Meeting. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 13 June 2012

       What is new in fibromyalgia research ? Support Group for People with fibromyalgia and/or M.E. The Courtyard, Goole, 12 June 2012

       Swollen joints. Postgraduate lecture for trainee doctors. Department of Postgradual Education. Scunthorpe General Hospital, 7 June 2012

       Aggressive therapy in rheumatoid arthritis - the STREAM Trial. The Sharp-van der Heide radiologic scoring system in rheumatoid arthritis. The change in need for orthopaedic surgery in rheumatology 1980-2007. Journal Club Meeting. Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 11 April 2012

     

    April 2011 -  March 2012 (12)

     

       ‘Rust in peace’ - three cases of hereditary haemochromatosis. Regional Round Rheumatology Meeting. Hazlewood Castle, Leeds, 14 March 2012

       Evaluation of the Treat-to-Target strategy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 25 January  2012

       New understanding, new formulation and new uses of steroids. Practical Workshop. Primary Care Rheumatology Society Annual General Meeting, 17 and 19 November 2011

       Anti-Ro as an idependent factor for aTNF non-response in rheumatoid arthritis. Association of high-level ACPA and pulmonary disease in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Club Meeting. Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 16 November 2011

       The use of glucocorticoids in rheumatoid arthritis. Consultant update. Audit meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 15 November 2011

       New advances in rheumatology. National Osteoporosis Society, Goole and District Group. The Courtyard, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, 1 November 2011

       ’Something in your blood’ - patient presentation and lecture on haemochromatosis. Medical Grand Round meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 5 October 2011

       New horizons in the diagnostics and therapy of rheumatoid arthritis. Postgraduate meeting, Goole and Distric Hospital, Goole, 29 September 2011

       Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Postgraduate meeting, Goole & District Hospital, Goole, 30 June 2011

       Fibromyalgia and beyond - recent advances in fibromyalgia research. Project FMS - Patient Support Group, Freeman Street Resource Centre, Grimsby, 29 June 2011

       Predictors of radiological progressions in rheumatoid arthritis; Relationship of focal erosions, bone mineral density and parathyreoid hormone in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 22 June 2011

       Hyppocratic fingers; New designation replacing Wegener’s granulomatosis; Musculoskeletal ultrasound: sensitivity and specificity measures. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, 20 April 2011

     

    April 2010 - March 2011 (12)

     

       Survey of patients’ satisfaction in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole outpatient clinics. QI (Quality Improvement) meeting. Scunthorpe General Hospital, 21 February 2011

       Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Consultant update, Audit Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 21 January 2011

       Local injection therapy for general practitioners. Regional GP meeting, Cambridge Avenue Medical Centre, Scunthorpe, 13 October 2010

       Efficacy of modified versus standard glucocorticoids in RA (CAPRA-1 study). Similar effects of DMARDs on radiographioc progression in RA (meta-analysis). Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 13 October 2010

       Senile rheumatic gout’ - the many faces of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Grimsby Postgraduate Meeting 8 September 2010

       Rheumatology timeline’ - evolving rheumatology as a speciality of medicine. Grimsby Postgraduate Meeting 1 September 2010

       Intensive treatement with Methotrexate in early rheumatoid arthritis (CAMERA study). Systematic monitoring of disease activity improves efficacy. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 14 July 2010

       Fibromyalgia and beyond. Grimsby Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting. Grimbsy, 30 June 2010

       New horizons in rheumatology. Regional GP meeting. Othello Restaurant, Grimsby, 23 June 2010

       What is new in rheumatology 2009-2010 ? GP meeting, China Royal Restaurant, Brigg, 9 June 2010

       Treatment of septic arthritis. Principles of Rituximab re-treatment. Journal Club Meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 12 May 2010

       ’I can go no further, Sir, my old bones ache’ - Paget’s disease of bone. Case reports and review of the literature. Grimsby Postgradauate Meeting 21 April 2010

     

    April 2009 - March 2010 (12)

     

       How we diagnose and treat psoriatic arthritis ? Result of a Trust-wide audit survey (with SpR Dr Mani Nallasivan). Audit meeting. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 March 2010

       Cancer-induced vasculitis. Case report and review of the literature. Grimsby Regional Round meeting, Forest Pine Hotel Broughton, 17 March 2010

       BSR guidelines for polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Strathpeffer Spa: Dr William Bruce and PMR. Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 9 December 2009

       X-ray signs, pain and functional loss in knee osteoarthritis. Radiology Department research meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 29 October 2009

       Disease of kings, king of diseases, or is it ? An update on gout. Consultant update, Audit meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 22 October 2009

       Dual-energy CT in tophaceous gout. Erosions and joint space width seem to be independent in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 30 September 2009

       ’Tools of the trade’ - how to diagnose and treat early stage inflammatory arthritis ? (co-author: Mani Nallasivan, SpR). Postgraduate Medical Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 9 September 2009

       Methotrexate: the gold standard without standardisation. An update on the epidemiology of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease. Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 15 July 2009

       Pain, functional loss and radiographic features in knee osteoarthritis - any link ? Third  International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging. Poster Presentation No.015. York, 14 May 2009

       Remission achieved after two years treatment with low dose Prednsolone in addition to DMARDs. ACCP in preclinical rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 15 April 2009

       ’Does anything - or everything - help in fibromyalgia ?’ Academic Rheumatology meeting, Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, 15 April 2009

       ’Queen Charlotte Islands, KGB and rheumatology - any links ? Postgraduate Medical Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 1 April 2009

     

    April 2008 - March 2009 (10)

     

       Clinical and radiographic outcomes of four different treatment strategies in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (BeSt study). Hajdu-Cheney syndrome. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in SLE. Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Unit, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 January 2009

       British versus French eligibility criteria for aTNF treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. High IgA-RF in primary anti-TNF non-responders. Journal Club, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 26 November 2008

       Fibromyalgia and beyond. Lecture for psychiatrist and clinical psychologists. Great Oaks Medical Centre. Ashby, Scunthorpe, 24 November 2008

       Recent advances in vasculitis diagnostics and therapy. Consultant’s review. Audit meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 17 October 2008

       ’Skin, nails and knee caps’ Report of two cases of nail-patella syndrome in one family and review of the literature. Postgraduate Medical Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 10 September 2008

       Morning stiffness and early retirement in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Club, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 16 July 2008

       Rheumatology in primary care - primary care rheumatology. Postgraduate lecture for general practicioners. Montague Health Centre, Goole, 25 June 2008

       Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (aCCP) antibodies testing in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Club, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 14 May  2008

       Mosaic plasty and other mosaics. ’Day out’ meeting of the Rheumatology Department, Kevin Park, Louth, 7 May 2008

       ’Bad muscles - good immunoglobulines’. Postgraduate Medical Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 9 April 2008

     

    April 2007- March 2008 (11)

     

       Rash, arthritis and swelling - a mystery in Mallorca. Regional Rheumatology Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 19 March 2008

       Outcome measures in SLE. Journal Club, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 12 March 2008

       Prescribing for rheumatic patients. Nurse consultants’ meeting, Europarc, Grimsby,

    27 February 2008

       New treatment modalities in rheumatology. Lecture for hospital doctors. Louth Regional Hospital, 30 January 2008

       New treatment modalities in chronic pain management. Lecture for general practicioner colleagues. Chinese restaurant, Grimsby, 30 October 2007

       ANCA-associated vasculitis - new therapeutic guidelines. Do diseases have a prestige hierarchy? Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimbsy, 24 October 2007

       Rheumatoid factor. Is it rheumatoid ? Is it a factor ? Audit meeting, consultant’s overview. Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby 18 September 2007

       Lupus in fabula - SLE in families - lessons from an elderly-onset lupus case. Postgraduate Medical Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby,

    12 September 2007

       Pregabalin treatment in rheumatology. Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby 11 July 2007

       The use of non-steroidal antireumatical drugs in everyday practice. Lecture for general practicioner colleagues. Weelsby View Medical Centre, Grimsby, 28 May 2007

       High sensitivity CRP measure in rheumatology. Journal Club meeting, Rheumatology Department, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby 18 April 2007

     

    April 2001- March 2007 (27)

     

       From Budapest to Grimsby, with a long stop in Bristol. Postgraduate Medical Meeting, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, 28 March 2007

       Pain, function and X-ray signs in knee osteoarthritis. Midland Rheumatology Society Annual Meeting. Nottingham, 23 March 2007

       Insomnia and the art of variation in medicine. ’Day out’ meeting of the Rheumatology Department, Kevin Park, Louth, 21 March 2007

       Multinational Etoricoxib and Diclofenac Arthritis Long term trial (MEDAL). Lecture for general practicioner colleagues. Othello restaurant, Grimsby, 20 February 2007

       Seronegative spondyloarthritis. Postgraduate lecture. RNHRD, Bath, 30 May 2006

       Analysis of the changes that are happening in the NHS 2000-2006. Postgraduate lecture, Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare, 14 March 2006

       Nail-patella syndrome. Case-report and review of the literature. Postgraduate lecture. Southmead Hospital, Bristol, 14 February 2006

       Azathioprin and aplastic anaemia. Lessons to be learned. Should we use TPMT ?

    UBHT postgraduate meeting. Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, 12 December 2005

       Why phase-3 trials and post-marketing surveys are different in anti-TNF therapy for rheumatoid arthritis ? UBHT postgraduate meeting, Bristol Royal Infirmmary, Bristol, 20 September 2005

       Associations between pain, function and radiographic features in osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Meeting of the Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in association with the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, 17 September 2005

       New advances in clinical and therapeutic research in osteoarthritis. Semmelweis University, Chair of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, Hungary, 25 February 2005

       The analgesic effect of bisphosphonates. Osteoporosis Academy, Visegrád, Hungary, 18 February 2005

       Chondroprotection - myth or realty ? Semmelweis University, Department of   Orthopaedics, Budapest, Hungary, 26 January 2005

       Disease modifying drugs in osteoarthritis - do they really exist ? Semmelweis University, Chair of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, 3 December 2004

       Novel bioresorbable scaffolds and culture methods for cartilage tissue engineering. University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 12 September 2004

       Pain, functional impairment and quality of life measures in knee osteoarthritis in Hungary. Semmelweis University, Chair of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, Hungary, 4 May 2004

       Clinical measures of arthritis and spondylitis. Semmelweis University, Chair of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, Hungary, 13 February 2004

       Pain in osteoarthritis. Academic Rheumatology meeting, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 13 May 2003

       Evidence based therapy in hip osteoarthritis. Semmelweis University, Chair of  Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, Hungary, 21 March 2003

       Pathogenesis and diagnostics of osteoarthritis. Semmelweis University, Chair of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, Hungary, 24 January 2003

       Clinical aspects of patient recruitment in the PG-2001065 (CASPI) study. Procter & Gamble scientific meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 28 November 2002

       Clinical and radiographic aspects of osteoarthritis. Thomas Jefferson University,  Philadelphia, USA, 26 September 2002

       Osteoarthritis - how to diagnose and treat. Semmelweis University, Department of Orthopaedics,  Budapest, 2 October 2002

       Clinical symptoms and X-ray signs in knee osteoarthritis. Semmelweis Days,

    Semmelweis University, Budapest, 8 November 2002

       Therapeutic strategies in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Semmelweis Days, Semmelweis University, Budapest, 8 November 2002

       Sites of Pain, tenderness, pain threshold and X-ray change in osteoarthritis of the knee. OMERACT meeting, Toulouse, France, 26 September 2001

       The link between pain and X-ray change in knee osteoarthritis. Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany, 22 May 2001

  • Research

    General overview

    I conduct medical research since my student years. The initial part was performed at the Semmelweis University in Budapest. Since 1991 I was invited to work with colleagues at the University of Bristol. In my present NHS position, my research activity is conducted through our local Research and Development Unit.

     

    Recent research

    Since my appointment for a permanent NHS consultant post in rheumatology in 2007, I continued my previous activity as a principal investigator for phase 2 and 3 randomised controlled trials and observational surveys under the umbrella of the  musculoskeletal specialty group of the North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Comprehensive Local Research Network (NEYNL-CLRN). Our local research Team consists of Debrah Bates, leader of the Resarch and Development Department as well as research nurses Carol Gray and Julie Browning. In recent years we have completed three industrial and one portfolio trial, conduct four ongoing studies and prepare three new investigations. The four completed trials include the CAPRA-2 trial on modified-release Prednisone, a genetic biomarker study, a portfolio study on hand function in rheumatoid arthritis and an industrial trial comparing aTNF treatment and IL-6 inhibitor Tocilizumab in rheumatoid arthritis patients (ACTiON).

     

    The ongoing trials comprise a genetic study in rheumatoid arthritis (BRAGGSS), participation in the rheumatoid arthritis biological register (BSR-BR) and collecting patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis for genetic survey in the UK-Myonet study. We have recently started an industrial study on switching DMARDs-failure rheumatoid arthritis patients to Tocilizumab treatment (ACT-MOVE).

     

    My newest research interest is giant cell arteritis (GCA) in collaboration with Professor Baskhar Dasgupta and colleagues at Southend University (YELLOW CARD trial) and nailfold capillaroscopy in chilblain lupus (NAIL-CAP trial) with the help of Professor Ariane Herrick and her Team at the University of Manchester. Our colleagues from the Leeds Biomedical Research Unit recently invited us to participate in an innovative new trial to evaluate synovitis and cartilage damage in active lupus patients (USEFUL trial).

     

     

    Past research

    The majority of my scientific activity is linked to the University of Bristol on the associations between pain, function and radiographic features in osteoarthritis of the knee joint. I described a new alignment for lateral imaging of the patellofemoral compartment in knee joint osteoarthritis and tested it in the everyday practice in Bristol in 1995. I also worked on measuring pain and disability in osteoarthritis of the knee joint, the role of practice guidelines in the diagnostics of osteoarthritis and the non-pharmaceutical therapy in this condition. Since 2003 I have spent periods of research leave with Professor Anthony Hollander at the Academic Rheumatology Unit at the University of Bristol, investigating a new method of autologous chondrocyte implantation in localised hyaline cartilage injury of the knee joint, treated by mosaic-plasty.

     

    Other research studies in the past included the use of allopurinol in gouty arthritis, treatment options in hypophosphatemic osteomalacia, investigating heart-rate variability in scleroderma. I participated in the pioneering discovery of d-Penicillamin-induced myasthenia in rheumatoid arthritis patients, describing a new method measuring lateral flexion of the lumbar spine in ankylosing spondylitis and studying environmental and work-elated risk factors for low back pain.

     

    I am also interested in medical history and published works about distinguished  physicians, such as Richard Bright and Philip Hench.

     

     

    Acronym                Topic

     

    CAPRA-2               Circadian Administration of Prednisone in Rheumatoid Arthritis. (NITEC Pharma)

     

    TcLand                  Genetic biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients on biologicals. An industrial survey

    Expression

     

    MAP-HAND           Psychometric testing and measure of hand activity performance in rheumatoid arthritis.

                                   A prospective portfolio study

     

    ACTiON                 A global comparative observational trial for Rheumatoid arthritis patients on first aTNF

                                  or Tocilizumab. A prospective industrial trial (Roche)

     

    BRAGGSS            Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Genetics and Genomics Study Syndicate

                                   A prospective portfolio study

     

    BSR-BR                British Society for Rheumatology Biological Register. A prospective portfolio study

     

    UK-Myonet           Genetics in polymyositis and dermatomyositis.

                                   A retrospective and prospective portfolio study

     

    ACT-MOVE           Switch DMARD failure rheumatoid arthritis atients to Tocilizumab. Phase-IIIb industrial trial

     

    USEFUL                UltraSound Evaluation For mUsculoskeletal Lupus. A prospective portfolio study

     

    NAIL-CAP             NAILfold CAPillaroscopy in chilblain lupus.

                                   A prospective portfolio study

     

    YELLOW CARD   Reporting system for Sight loss in Giant Cell Arteritis. Prospective portfolio study

     

     

    Publications

    My complete publication list presently comprises over one hundred items: 16 research papers and 19 conference abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals and 74 miscellaneous publications.

     

    Published research papers in peer-reviewed international medical journals (16)

     

       Szebenyi B, Hollander AP, Dieppe P, Quilty B, Clarke S, Kirwan JR. Associations between pain, function and radiographic features in osteoarthritis of the knee. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2006;54:230-235.

       Duddy J, Kirwan JR, Szebenyi B, Clarke S, Granell R, Volkov S. A comparison of the semiflexed (MTP) view with the standing extended view (SEV) in the radiographic assessment of knee osteoarthritis in a busy routine X-ray department. Rheumatology 2005;44:349-351.

       Dieppe P, Szebenyi B. Evidence Based Rheumatology. Editorial. J Rheumatol 2000;27:4-7.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Hereditary disorders mimicking and/or causing premature osteoarthritis. Baillère’s Clinical Rheumatology 2000;14:219-250.

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Thoracic outlet syndrome: mind the gap, please. Rheumatology in Europe 1999;28:107-109.

       Kirwan J, Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Anniversary: 50 years of glucocorticoid treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology 1999;38:100-102.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Kirwan J. The use of guidelines for managing and treating osteoarthritis. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 1998;3:131-142.

       Radó JP, Haris Á, Szebenyi B. Successful treatment of familiar X-linked hypophosphatemic osteomalacia with phosphate and high dose calcitriol. European Journal of Internal Medicine 1998;9:185-186.

       Radó JP, Haris Á, Szebenyi B. Familial adult onset X-linked hypophosphatemic osteomalacia. Report of a family; clinical and experimental studies. Acta Physiologica Hungarica 1998;85:199-214.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Nonpharmacological therapies in osteoarthritis. Baillière’s Clinical Rheumatology 1997;11:795-815.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Guidelines and Current Pitfalls. Drugs. 1996;52(Suppl. 3):1-13.

       Szebenyi B, Dieppe PA, Buckland-Wright JC. Radio-anatomic position for the lateral radiographic view of the human patello-femoral joint. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 1995;17:79-81.

       Speake SC, Szebenyi B Dieppe PA. Quantitative serial assessment of patellofemoral joint in osteoarthritis from lateral knee radiographs. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 1995;3(Suppl.A): 89-96.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Research and training at spa resorts in Europe. Rheumatology in Europe 1995;24:149-152.

       Rooney P, Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Richard Bright’s "Travels from Vienna through    Lower Hungary..". A glimpse of Medicine and Health Care in the Early Nineteenth Century.  Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 1993;10:87-96.

       Rooney PJ, Bálint G, Szebenyi B, P-etrou P. Rheumatic syndromes caused by antirheumatic drugs. Baillière’s Clinical Rheumatology 1991;5:139-173.

     

    Published conference abstracts and scientific letters in peer-reviewed international medical journals (19)

     

       Szebenyi B, Balogh E, Bálint G, Köllő K, Molnár É, Géher P, Héjj G, Hodinka L, Poór Gy. Reliability of X-ray readings on knee osteoarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis     2005;64 (suppl III):381

       Duddy J, Granell R, Clarke S, Szebenyi B, Volkov S, Kirwan JR. The MTP view improves routine radiographic assessment of joint space width in knee  osteoarthritis.  Ann Rheum Dis 2003;62 (suppl 1)74

       Szebenyi B, Kirwan JR, Quilty B, Duddy J, Clarke S. Distribution of pain and X-ray change in knee osteoarthritis. Rheumatology 2002;41(Suppl 1):122-123.

       Bálint G, Lovas K, Szende Á, Hodinka L, Héjj G, Szebenyi B. Health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Hungary. Rheumatology 2002;41(Suppl 1):74.

       Bálint G, Lovas K, Szende Á, Héjj G, Hodinka L, Szebenyi B. Health-related quality of life in patients with low back pain. Ann Rheum Dis 2002;61(Suppl 1):447

       Szebenyi B, Szende Á, Lovas K, Bálint G, Hodinka L, Héjj G. Health-related quality of life in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis in Hungary. Rheumatology 2002;41(Suppl 1):123.

       Lovas K, Szende A, Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Héjj G: Investigating the construct validity of a disease specific and a general quality of life instrument in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Value in Health 2001;4:67

       Szende A, Lovas K, Szebenyi B, Bálint G, Héjj G: Economic burden and loss in quality of life  due to low back pain. Value in Health 2001;4:157

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G, Kirwan JR. Non-pharmacological treatment in osteoarthritis: a need for standardized guidelines for measuring outcomes of therapy in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2000;22 (Suppl 1):S13.

       Szebenyi B. Intra-articular therapy in osteoarthritis: an overview. Ann Rheum Dis 1999;58 (Suppl.1):48.

       Szebenyi B. Educating rheumatology and physiotherapy for general practitioners in Hungary: bridging the gap.  Ann Rheum Dis 1999;58 (Suppl.1):35.

       Szebenyi B, Kirwan J, Quilty B, Duddy J. Sites of pain, tenderness, pain threshold and X-ray change in osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Arthr Rheum 1998;41 (Suppl.9):328

       Szebenyi B, Dieppe P. Interventions to treat shoulder pain. BMJ 1998;316:1676.

       Szebenyi B. Non-pharmacological approaches to pain management: can drugs be avoided ? In: Pain in Musculo Skeletal Diseases: New Concepts for an Age - Old Question. XIX. ILAR Congress of Rheumatolology, Singapore. Excerpta Medica 1998. pp: 3-6.

       Szebenyi B, Kirwan J, Quilty B, Duddy J. Sites of pain and X-ray change in osteoarthritis of the knee. Br J Rheumatol 1998;37(Suppl 1):154.

       Gergely P Jr, Láng E, Szűcs G, Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Spectral analysis of heart period variance (HPV) in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS). Br J Rheumatol 1997;36:Suppl.1.33

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Bender T. Salus per aquam. European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1996;6:97

       Buckland-Wright JC, Szebenyi B, Diappe P: Radio-anatomic position for the lateral radiographic view of the patello-femoral joint. Clinical Anatomy 1995;8:367

       Szebenyi B, BucklandWright JC, Dieppe PA. Radio-anatomic position for joint space width measurement of the human patellofemoral joint. Br J Rheumatol 1993;32:suppl.2.50

     

    Miscellaneous publications: papers in non-peer-reviewed journals, conference abstracts, books, book chapters, commentaries, research letters, educational DVD, etc. (74)

     

       Szebenyi B, Kirwan J, Dieppe P: Pain, functional loss and radiographic features in knee osteoarthritis - any link ? Third  International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging. Poster Presentation No.15. York 14 May 2009

       Szebenyi B, Gömör B: Osteoarthritis. In: Clinical Rheumatology. Ed by B. Gömör.  Medicina Publishing House, Budapest, 2005. pp. 189-204

       Szebenyi B. Chondroitin sulfate therapy in osteoarthritis. Medicus Universalis 2004;37:43-49

       Héjj G, Szebenyi B. Diagostics and therapy of osteoarthritis. Praxis 003;12(No.12):7-13

       Szebenyi B. Aceclofenac therapy in osteoarthritis. Praxis 2001;21:214-216

       Szebenyi B. Osteoarthritis (pathology, epidemiology, social medicine). In: Rheumatology. Ed. by B. Gömör.  Medicina, Budapest, 2001. pp.191-194

       Szebenyi B, Sziráki E. A modern approach for treating knee osteoarthritis. Family Physicians’ Journal 2001;4:29-38

       Bálint P, Kean WF, Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Kemendy G, Buchanan WW: Salicilates and acetilic acid: their discovery and use in the therapy of rheumatic conditions. Lege Artis Medicinae 2001;11:58-65

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G, Kirwan JR. Non-pharmacological treatment in osteoarthritis: need for standardized guidelines for measuring outcomes of therapy in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2000;22 (Suppl 1):S13

       Szebenyi B. Diagnosis and therapy of osteoarthritis in the general practice. Postgraduate Journal of the General Practitioners of Hungary. 2000;5:120-124

       Mátyus J, Szebenyi B, Rédi P, Mikita J, Gáspár L, Haris Á, Radó J, Kakuk Gy. Hypophosphatemic oncogenic osteomalacia. Orvosi Hetilap 2000;141:2785-2788

       Szebenyi B. Commentary on the article ”Getting control of osteoarthritis pain. An update on treatment options” Postgraduate Medicine Hungary, 2000;7:38-41

       Szebenyi B. Report on the „Medipharma” Congress. MRE-Info 2000.2:25-26.

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G. The burden of osteoarthritis on public health and economy. Hungarian Journal of Public Health 1999;80 (Suppl. 2): 47-52

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Public health and economic impact of musculoskeletal diseases Hungarian Journal of Public Health 1999;80:(Suppl. 2) 36-37.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Prevention of musculoskeletal diseases in Hungary. Hungarian Journal of Public Health 1999;80:38-46.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Osteoarthritis in the everyday practice. Arthrodent Ltd, Budapest, 1999. pp.1-196.

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Thoracic outlet syndrome: mind the gap, please. Rheumatology in Europe 1999;28:107-109

       Szebenyi B. An Hungarian in Bristol: (re)search on pain in osteoarthritis. Rheumatology Unit. Annual Review. University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom. 1999.p.9.

       Szebenyi B. Non-pharmacological approaches to pain management: can drugs be avoided ? In: Pain in Musculo Skeletal Diseases: New Concepts for an Age - Old Question. XIX. ILAR Congress of Rheumatolology, Singapore. Symposium Proceedings. Excerpta Medica 1998. pp: 3-6.

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Diagnosis and therapy of osteoarthritis. Hungarian Rheumatology 1998;39:133-157.

       Bálint G, Kirwan J, Szebenyi B. 50 years of steroid treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Orv Hetil 1998;139:2521-2523.

       Szebenyi B. Prevention of NSAIDs-caused gastropathy in patients with steoarthritis. Congress of the General Practicioners of Hungary. Szeged. 1998. Abstr.No.29.

       Bálint G, Sziráki E, Szebenyi B. Rehabilitation in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee joints. Hungarian Rehabilitation 1998;9:74-80.

       Szombati I, Bálint G, Szebenyi B. The use of tramadol in acute back pain. Calcium and Bone  1998;1(Suppl 1) S28-S31

       Horánszky O, Kovács G, Buksa Gy, Szebenyi B. Psychological protocol and quality assurance in rheumatology. In: Protocol of clinical psychology and mental hygiene. Edited by Bagdy E, Budapest, 1998, pp.201-206

       Bálint G, Gergely P Jr, Láng E, Szücs G, Szebenyi B: Spectral analysis of heart period variance in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis. XIXth ILAR Congress of Rheumatology, Singapore, 1997. Abstr No. 731

       Gergely P Jr, Láng, E., Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Szücs G: Spectral analysis of heart period variance in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis. Hungarian Rheumatology 1997;38:156

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G. ’Chondroprotective' drugs in the therapy of osteoarthritis Drug Market 1997;5(4):8-19

       Bálint G, Földes K, Szebenyi B, Bálint P. Practická Reumatológia. Slovakian Edition, 1997 Vydavatel'stvo Osveta - Springer Hungarica, Martin, Slovak Republic. pp.1-267

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. The diagnosis and therapy of low back pain. Lege Artis Medicinae 1997;7:242-254

       Radó J, Haris Á, Szebenyi B. Adult-onset sex-linked familial hypophosphatemic     osteomalacia. Orvosi Hetilap 1997;138:654-659

       Szebenyi B. The role of therapeutic heat and cold in the management of osteoarthritis International Kryotherapy Symposium, Bad Seebruch, Germany, 1997.

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. The diagnosis and therapy of low back pain. Hungarian Rheumatology 1997;38:69-79

       Szebenyi B. Rheumatological diagnostics and treatment in the everyday practice. Video film. National Institute of General Practicioners. Budapest, 1996. 116 min.

       Szebenyi B. Comments on rheumatoid factor. Postgraduate Medicine 1996;4:517-519

       Radó JP, Haris Á, Szebenyi B. Successful treatment with high doses of phosphate and calcitriol in a patient with familiar, X-linked hypophosphatemic osteomalacia. European Dial and Transplant Association (EDTA) Congress, Amsterdam, 1996

       Szebenyi B. Guerra. General practicioner 1996;3:29-32

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Bender T. Salus per aquam. Letter to the editor. European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1996;6:97

       Bálint G, Földes K, Szebenyi B, Bálint P. Practical Rheumatology. 2nd Edition. Springer Hungarica, Budapest, 1995.pp.1-267

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Research and training at spa resorts in Europe. Rheumatology in Europe 1995;24:149-152

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Guidelines for the diagnostics and treatment of low back pain. National Institute of General Practicioners. Budapest, 1995.pp.1-37

       Szebenyi B, Balázs É, Bálint G. Group physiotherapy in primary fibromyalgia syndrome. Congress of the Hungarian Rheumatologists. Hévíz, 1995.Abstr.No.22

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G, Dieppe PA. New treatment modalities in osteoarthritis. Reumatologia 1994;23(Suppl.3)56

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Medical Rehabilitation of Rheumatic Diseases. New European Rheumatology 1994;2:49-52

       Szebenyi B. Interview with Professor Maini in London. New European Rheumatology 1994;2:26-29

       Szebenyi B. Interview with Dr. Anthony Clarke in Bath. New European Rheumatology 1994;2:53-61

       Szebenyi B. Interview with Professor Paul Dieppe in Bristol. New European Rheumatology 1994;2:87-92

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Educating general practicioners on rheumatology and physiotherapy. Medicus Universalis 1994;38:(Suppl.1)1-12

       Szebenyi B. Piano music against insomnia. Lege Artis Medicinae 1994;5:721-723

       Szebenyi B. New links between general and specialist practices in Hungarian health care. Orvosi Hetilap 1993;134:5254

       Bálint G, Földes K, Szebenyi B, Bálint P. Practical rheumatology. First edition. Springer Hungarica, Budapest, 1992. pp.1-267

       Szebenyi B, Domján L, Géher P, Halász F, Korondi I, Paksy  L, Poór Gy. Risk factors in low back pain. An epidemiological survey. 3d Annual Meeting of the European Spine Society, Cambridge, 1992. Abstr.No.29.

       Szebenyi B. 'De Summa Scholarum Necessitate'. Lege Artis Medicinae 1992;2:371-373

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Csermely M. The role of physiotherapy in rehabilitation. Hungarian Rehabilitation 1992;2:29-32

       Szebenyi B. Nodal osteoarthritis as an inherited condition. Hungarian Rheumatology 1992.33:252-253

       Bálint G, Szobor A, Gaál M, Héjj G, Szebenyi B. 16 cases of d-penicillamin-induced myasthenia. Hungarian Rheumatology 1992;33:172

       Szebenyi B. Report on the study in the United Kingdom. Information Bulletin of the Hungarian Association of Rheumatologists 1992.33:77-79

       Szebenyi B. 'Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas'. Lege Artis Medicinae 1991;1:854-856

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Bálint P. Diagnosis and therapy of neck pain. Part I. Diagnosis. Lege Artis Medicinae 1991;1:555-565

       Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Bálint P. Diagnosis and therapy of neck pain. Part II. Therapy. Lege Artis Medicinae 1991;1:788-794

       Szebenyi B, Bély M, Molnár É, Bálint G. Two cases of  adultonset, VitaminD resistant hypophosphatemic osteomalacia. Hungarian Rheumatology 1991;32 (suppl 1)145

       Penczner G, Neumark T, Dombay M, Szebenyi B, Bálint G. A rare case of chloroquine myopathy. Hungarian Rheumatology, 1991;32 (Suppl.1):146

       Kőszegi V, Szebenyi B, Domján L, Bálint G. A novelty method for measuring lateral flexion of the dorsolumbar spine. Hungarian Rheumatology 1991;32 (Suppl.1):311

       Luzsa Gy, Korondi I, Réti GP, Szilágyi M, Kiss-Tóth P, Molnár É, Szebenyi B, Kreil V. Radiological survey for risk factors of low back pain. Part I. Methodology. Hungarian Radiology. 1990:66:321-326

       Luzsa Gy, Korondi I, Réti GP, Szilágyi M, Kiss-Tóth P, Molnár É, Szebenyi B, Kreil V. Radiological survey for risk factors of low back pain. Part II. Results. Hungarian Radiology. 1990:66:327-331

       Szebenyi B: The bicentennial anniversary of Richard Bright’s birth was commemorated in 1989. Orv Hetil 1990;131:161

       Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Richard Bright's Journey in Hungary in 1815. The Doctor Richard Bright Bicentennial Meeting, Bristol, 1989.Abstr.No.3.

       Szebenyi B, Görög Á, Héjj G, Bálint G. Effect of the Kecskemét thermal water in ankylosing spondylitis. A double blind, placebo controlled study. The First International Symposium on Head-out Water Immersion, Bristol, 1989.Abstr.No.7.

       Gömör B, Szebenyi B. Allopurinol therapy in rheumatology. Gyógyszereink 1988;38:12936

       Szebenyi B. Thermography in rheumatology. Hungarian Rheumatology 1987;28:6567

       Szebenyi B, Szende B, Bély M. A rare case of familiar hypophosphatemic osteomalacia. Tertium Collegium Osteologicum Jenense. Jena, GDR. 1986. Abstr.No.119

       Szebenyi B, Romics L. Hyperlipoproteinaemias and osteoarthritis. EULAR Symposium on Arthrosis, Regensburg, Germany. 1984. Abstr.No.124

       Genti Gy, Szebenyi B. Gold therapy in rheumatology. Orv Hetil 1984;125:2507-2508

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Szebenyi B, Hollander AP, Dieppe P, Quilty B, Clarke S, Kirwan JR. Associations between pain, function and radiographic features in osteoarthritis of the knee. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2006;54:230-235.

 

Duddy J, Kirwan JR, Szebenyi B, Clarke S, Granell R, Volkov S. A comparison of the semiflexed (MTP) view with the standing extended view (SEV) in the radiographic assessment of knee osteoarthritis in a busy routine X-ray department. Rheumatology 2005;44:349-351.

 

Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Hereditary disorders mimicking and/or causing premature osteoarthritis. Baillère’s Clinical Rheumatology 2000;14:219-250.

 

Kirwan J, Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Anniversary: 50 years of glucocorticoid treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology 1999;38:100-102.

 

Bálint G, Szebenyi B, Kirwan J. The use of guidelines for managing and treating osteoarthritis. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 1998;3:131-142.

 

Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Nonpharmacological therapies in osteoarthritis. Baillière’s Clinical Rheumatology 1997;11:795-815.

 

Bálint G, Szebenyi B. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Guidelines and Current Pitfalls. Drugs. 1996;52(Suppl. 3):1-13.

 

Szebenyi B, Dieppe PA, Buckland-Wright JC. Radio-anatomic position for the lateral radiographic view of the human patello-femoral joint. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 1995;17:79-81.

 

Rooney P, Szebenyi B, Bálint G. Richard Bright’s "Travels from Vienna through Lower Hungary..". A glimpse of Medicine and Health Care in the Early Nineteenth Century.  Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 1993;10:87-96.

LACHESIS LTD

Lachesis Ltd is a Limited Company, located in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

 

It is established and run by two health care professionals: Bela Szebenyi, a consultant in rheumatology and Andrea Szebenyi-Szeman, a specialist nurse.

 

The enterprise is registered by the Companies House in September 2013 - see attached certificate.

 

The Company originates its name from the Greek Mythology: Lachesis is one of the three Parkas (Moirai or Moirae).

 

THE MOIRAI (or Moirae) were the goddesses of fate who personified the inescapable destiny of man.

 

They assigned to every person his or her fate. Zeus, the god of fate, was their leader.

 

Klotho, whose name means "Spinner," spinned the thread of life. Lakhesis, whose name means "Apportioner of Lots", measured the thread of life. Atropos (or Aisa), whose name means "She who cannot be turned," cut the thread of life.

 

Our company is devoted to help people to achieve and maintain full health after a malady, in other words bridging the gap in between disease and and health.

Lachesis Ltd - Data protection Registration Certificate - March 2016 (PDF)

Lachesis Ltd - Data Protection Registration Entry Details - March 2016 (PDF)

Our location on the North and South parts of the Humber Estuary in North-East England, linked by the magnificent Humber Bridge, is symbolising this gap and also the hope that there is always help at hand.

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http://www.theoi.com

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

1. Base relief of Lachesis.  Base of a lampstand in front of the Supreme Court of the United States Washington, D.C.

 

2. Margit Kovács (1902-1977): The Three Parkas (Moirae) - sculpture, Margit Kovács Museum, Szentendre, Hungary  www.kovacsmargit.com

 

3. Aerial view of the Humber Bridge.  ‘Longest suspension bridges of the world’. http://nerdcrunch.com

  • Compliment letter by patient Tracy Partington - 18 May 2016

  • Certificate of No Complaints - 6 May 2016

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  • Compliment letter by patient Alison Paterson - January 2016

  • Compliment letter by patient David Beckett - December 2015

  • Compliment letter by patient Kenneth Binks - September 2015

  • BSR Best Recruiter Award - April 2015

  • Patients' testimonials about Bela Szebenyi - 360 degree survey - 2014

  • Compliment letter by patient Linda Wood - December 2014

  • Compliment letter by Associate Medical Director Mr Oltunde Ashaolu - October 2014

  • Compliment letter by deceased patient's  wife Debbie Watson - September 2014

  • Compliment letter by patient Lynda Houghton - August 2014

  • Compliment letter on student teaching - July 2013

  • Compliment letter by the Trust Chief Executive Karen Jackson - March 2012

  • Compliment letter by the PCR on GP education - December 2011

  • Consultant Speaker at Osteoporosis Group - November 2011

  • Consultant made fellow of Royal College of Physicians - March 2012

© 2016 Lachesis Ltd. - Registration No. 8680152

 

Website: www.rheuma.uk

03333 442 190

bela@rheuma.uk