BARFOT:s publikationer


  1. Forslind K, Larsson EM, Johansson Å, Svensson B.Detection of joint pathology by magnetic resonance imaging in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Br J Rheumatol 1997;36:683 -8.

  2. Forslind K, Vincent C, Serre G, Svensson B. Antifilaggrin autoantibodies in early rheumatoid arthritis may predict radiological progression. Scand J. Rheumatol 2000;29:320-2.

  3. Svensson B, Schaufelberger C, Teleman A, Theander J. Remission and response to early treatment of RA assessed by the Disease Activity Score. Rheumatology 2000;39:1031-6.

  4. Forslind K, Svensson B, Svenson M, Bendtzen K, Anti- IL-1 autoantibodies in early rheumatoid arthritis. Scand J Rheum 2001;30:167-8.

  5. Forslind K, Vincent C, Serre G, Svensson B. Antifilaggrin autoantibodies in early rheumatoid arthritis. Scand J. Rheumatol 2001;30:221-4.

  6. Keller C, Hafström I, Svensson B for the BARFOT-study group. Bone mineral density in women and men with early rheumatoid arthritis. Scand J Rheumatol 2001;30(4):213-20.

  7. Forslind K, Johanson Å, Larsson EM, and Svensson B. Magnetic resonance imaging of the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint compared with conventional radiography in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Scand J Rheumatol 2003;32:131-7.

  8. Forslind K, Keller C, Svensson B, Hafström Ifor the Barfot Study Group. Reduced bone mineral density in early rheumatoid arthritis is associated with radiological joint damage both at baseline and after two years in women. J Rheumatol 2003;30:2590-6

  9. Svensson B, Ahlmén M, Forslind K, for the BARFOT study group. Treatment of early RA in clinical practice: a comparative study of two different DMARD/corticosteroid options. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2003;21:327-32

  10. Forslind K, Ahlmén M, Eberhardt K, Hafström I, Svensson B for the BARFOT study group. Prediction of radiological outcome in early RA in clinical practice: Role of antibodies to citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP). Ann Rheum Dis 2004; 63:1090-95

  11. K Forslind, EM Larsson, K Eberhardt, Å Johansson, and B Svensson. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the knee: A tool for prediction of joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis? Scand J Rheumtol 2004; 33:154-161

  12. Rönnelid J, Klareskog L , Skogh T och Svensson B. Antikroppar mot citrullinerade proteiner/peptider – ett genombrott inom reumatologisk diagnostik. Review. Läkartidningen 2004:50;4092-96

  13. Tengstrand B, Ahlmén M, Hafström I. The influence of sex on rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective study of onset and outcome after 2 years. J Rheumatol 2004;31:214-22

  14. Auger I, Sebag M, Vincent V, Guis S, Noguerira L, Svensson B, Cantagrel A, Serre G, Roudier J. Influence of HLA-DR genes on the production of rheumatoid arthritis-specific autoantibodies to citrullinated fibrin. Arthritis Rheum 2005;52:3424-32

  15. Svensson B, A Boonen A, Albertsson K, van der Heijde D, Keller C, Hafström I, for the BARFOT Study Group: Low-Dose Prednisolone in Addition to the Initial Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drug in Patients With Early Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduces Joint Destruction and Increases the Remission Rate. A Two-Year Randomized Trial. Arthritis Rheum 2005; 52:3360-70

  16. Turesson C, Schaid DJ, Weyand CM, Jacobsson LT, Goronzy JJ, Petersson IF, Sturfelt G, Nyhäll-Wåhlin BM, Truedsson L, Dechant SA, Matteson EL. The Impact of HLA-DRB1 Genes on Extraarticular Maifestations in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Research and Therapy 2005;7:R1386-93

  17. B-M Nyhäll-Wåhlin, L T H Jakobsson, I Petersson, C Turesson. Smoking is a strong risk factor for rheumatoid nodules in rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2006;65:601-6

  18. Orozco G, Robledo G, Linga-Reddy MV, Garscia A, Pascual-Salcedo D, Balsa A, Gonzalez-Gay MA, Eimon A, Paira S, Scherbarth HR, Pons-Estel BA, Petersson IF, Alarcon-Riquelme M, Martin J. Study of the role of a functional polymorphism of MHC2TA in rheumatoid arthritis in three clinically different populations. Letter. Rheumatology 2006;45:1442-4.

  19. Rueda R, Prasad MV, Reddy L, González-Gay MA, Balsa A, Pascual-Salcedo D, Petersson IF, Eimon A, Paira S, Scherbarth HR, Pons-Estel BA, González-Escribano MF, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Martín J. Analysis of IRF5 gene functional polymorphisms in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2006;54:3815-9

  20. Svensson B, Hafström I. Evidens för behandling med glucocorticoider i låg dos vid tidig reumatoid artrit. Läkartidningen 2006;103:3704-9

  21. Turesson C, Schaid DJ, Weyand CM, Jacobsson LT, Goronzy JJ, Petersson IF, Dechant SA, Nyhäll-Wåhlin BM, Truedsson L, Sturfelt G, Matteson EL. Association of HLA-C3 and smoking with vasculitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2006;54:2776-83

  22. Forslind K, Hafström I, Ahlmén M, Svensson B for the BARFOT study group. Sex - a major predictor of remission in early rheumatoid arthritis? Ann Rheum Dis 2007;66:46-52

  23. Hafstrom I, Rohani M, Deneberg S, Wörnert M, Jogestrand T, Frostegård J. Effects of low-dose prednisolone on endothelial function, atherosclerosis, and traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis--a randomized study. J Rheumatol 2007;34:1810-6.

  24. Engvall IL, Svensson B, Tengstrand B, Brismar K, Hafström I. Impact of low-dose prednisolone on bone synthesis and resorption in early rheumatoid arthritis: experiences from a two-year randomized study. Arthritis Res Ther, 2008;10:R128.

  25. Orozco G, Alizadeh BZ, Delgado-Vega AM, Gonzalez-Gay MA, Balsa A, Pascual-Salcedo D, Fernandez-Gutierrez B, Gonzalez-Escribano M, Petersson IF et al. Association of STAT4 with rheumatoid arthritis: A replication study in three European populations. 2008;58:1974-1980.

  26. Forslind K, Boonen A, Albertsson K, Hafström I, Svensson B. Hand bone loss measured by digital X-ray radiogrammetry is a predictor of joint damage in early RA. Scand J Rheumatol. 2009;38:431-8.

  27. Hafstrom I, Albertsson K, Boonen A, van der Heijde D, Landewé R, Svensson B. Remission achieved after 2 years treatment with low-dose prednisolone in addition to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in early rheumatoid arthritis is associated with reduced joint destruction still present after 4 years: an open 2-year continuation study. Ann Rheum Dis 2009,68:508-13.

  28. Nyhäll-Wåhlin B, Petersson IF, Nilsson JA, Jacobsson LT, Turesson C. High disease activity disability burden and smoking predict severe extra-articular manifestations in early rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford), 2009;48:416-20.

  29. Orozco G, Abelson AK, Gonzalez-Gay MA, Balsa S, Pascual-Salcedo D, Garcia A, Fernandez-Gutierrez B, Petersson IF et al. Study of Functional Variants of the BANK1 Gene in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2009;60:372-9.

  30. Ahlmén M, Svensson B, Albertsson K, Forslind K, Hafström I. Influence of gender on assessments of disease activity and function in early rheumatoid arthritis in relation to radiographic joint damage. Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69:230-3.

  31. Svensson B, Hafström I, Forslind K, Albertsson K, Tarkowski A, Bokarewa M. Increased expression of proto-oncogene survivin predicts joint destruction and persistent disease activity in early rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Med 2010;42:45-54.

  32. Ajeganova S, Ehrnfelt C, Alizadeh R, Rohani M, Jogestrand T, Hafstrom I, et al. Longitudinal levels of apolipoproteins and antibodies against phosphorylcholine are independently associated with carotid artery atherosclerosis 5 years after rheumatoid arthritis onset--a prospective cohort study. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2011;50:1785-93.

  33. Engvall I L, Brismar K, Hafstrom I,Tengstrand B, Treatment with low-dose prednisolone is associated with altered body composition but no difference in bone mineral density in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a controlled cross-sectional study.Scand J Rheumatol, 2011; 40: p. 161-8.

  34. Forslind K; BARFOT Study Group. The usefulness of the Simplified Erosion Narrowing Score (SENS) in clinical practice for estimating joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis.Scand J Rheumatol. 2011;40:497-8.

  35. Hafström I, Bala V, Albertsson K, Forslind K, Svensson B. Joint destruction in early RA over 8 years is similar in women and men in spite of apparently higher disease activity and poorer function in women. Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:709-10.

  36. Nyhäll-WåhlinB-M, Turesson C, Jacobsson LTH, Nilsson JÅ, Forslind K, Albertsson K, Rönnelid J, Petersson JF for the BARFOT study group. The presence of rheumatoid nodules at early rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis is a sign of extra-articular disease and predicts radiographic progression of joint destruction over 5 years. Scand J Rheumatol 2011;40:81-7.

  37. Söderlin MK, Bergsten U, Svensson B; BARFOT Study Group. Patient-reported events preceding the onset of rheumatoid arthritis: possible clues to etiology. Musculoskeletal Care 2011;9:25-31.

  38. Söderlin MK, Petersson IF, Bergman S, Svensson B for the BARFOT study group. Smoking at onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its effect on disease activity and functional status: experiences from BARFOT, a long-term observational study on early RA. Scand J Rheumatol. 2011;40:249-55.

  39. Söderlin MK, Bergman S, for the BARFOT study group. Absent window of opportunity in smokers. Data from BARFOT, a long-term observational study of early RA. J Rheumatol 2011;38:2160-68.

  40. Svensson B, Hafström I. Effects on joint destruction and remission, bone turnover and lack of influence on atherogenesis: A review of the BARFOT low dose prednisolone studies on patients with early RA. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2011;(5 Suppl 68):S63-7.

  41. Ajeganova S, de Faire U, Jogestrand T, Frostegard J,Hafstrom I, Carotid atherosclerosis, disease measures, oxidized low-density lipoproteins, and atheroprotective natural antibodies for cardiovascular disease in early rheumatoid arthritis -- an inception cohort study. J Rheumatol, 2012; 39: p. 1146-54.

  42. Andersson M L, Bergman S,Soderlin M K, The Effect of Stopping Smoking on Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Data from BARFOT, a Multicenter Study of Early RA. Open Rheumatol J, 2012; 6: p. 303-9.

  43. de Rooy D P, Andersson M L, Knevel R, Huizinga T W, Svensson B,van der Helm-van Mil A H, Does the season at symptom onset influence the long-term severity of radiographic joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis? Ann Rheum Dis, 2012; 71: p. 2055-6.

  44. Forslind K, Kalvesten J, Hafstrom I, Svensson B,for the B S G, Does digital X-ray radiogrammetry have a role in identifying patients at increased risk for joint destruction in early rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis Res Ther, 2012; 14: p. R219.

  45. Ido Leden, Kristina Forslindb, Björn Svensson, the BARFOT study group, Ankylosis of wrist and small joints of the hand occurs in rheumatoid arthritis: Diagnostic implication in paleopathology. IJP sept 2012

  46. Ajeganova S, Andersson M L, Frostegard J,Hafstrom I, Disease Factors in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Are Associated with Differential Risks for Cardiovascular Events and Mortality Depending on Age at Onset: A 10-year Observational Cohort Study. J Rheumatol, 2013.

  47. Ajeganova S, Andersson M L, Hafstrom I,Group B S, Association of obesity with worse disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis as well as with comorbidities: a long-term followup from disease onset. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2013; 65: p. 78-87.

  48. Andersson M L, Bergman S,Soderlin M K, The Effect of Socioeconomic Class and Immigrant Status on Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Data from BARFOT, a Multi-Centre Study of Early RA. Open Rheumatol J, 2013; 7: p. 105-11.

  49. Andersson M L, Bergman S, Soderlin M K,group B s, The effect of snuff (smokeless tobacco) on disease activity and function in rheumatoid arthritis: experiences from the Better Anti-Rheumatic FarmacOTherapy, a longitudinal multicenter study on early rheumatoid arthritis. J Clin Rheumatol, 2013; 19: p. 14-8.

  50. Andersson M L, Svensson B,Bergman S, Chronic Widespread Pain in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Relation Between Pain and Disease Activity Measures over the First 5 Years. J Rheumatol, 2013; 40: p. 1977-85.

  51. Andersson M L, Svensson B, Petersson I F, et al., Early increase in serum-COMP is associated with joint damage progression over the first five years in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 2013; 14: p. 229.

  52. Bergman S, Symeonidou S, Andersson M L, Soderlin M K,group B s, Alcohol consumption is associated with lower self-reported disease activity and better health-related quality of life in female rheumatoid arthritis patients in Sweden: data from BARFOT, a multicenter study on early RA. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 2013; 14: p. 218.

  53. Engvall I L, Svensson B, Boonen A, et al., Low-dose prednisolone in early rheumatoid arthritis inhibits collagen type I degradation by matrix metalloproteinases as assessed by serum 1CTP--a possible mechanism for specific inhibition of radiological destruction. Rheumatology (Oxford), 2013; 52: p. 733-42.

  54. Soderlin M K, Andersson M, Bergman S,group B s, Second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke and its effect on disease activity in Swedish rheumatoid arthritis patients. Data from BARFOT, a multicenter study of RA. Clin Exp Rheumatol, 2013; 31: p. 122-4.

  55. Svensson B, Andersson M L, Bala S V, Forslind K, Hafstrom I,group B s, Long-term sustained remission in a cohort study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: choice of remission criteria. BMJ Open, 2013; 3: p. e003554.

  56. Ajeganova S, Svensson B, Hafstrom I,Group BS. Low-dose prednisolone treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis and late cardiovascular outcome and survival: 10-year follow-up of a 2-year randomised trial. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004259.

  57. de Rooy D P, van Nies J A, Kapetanovic M C, et al., Smoking as a risk factor for the radiological severity of rheumatoid arthritis: a study on six cohorts. Ann Rheum Dis, 2014.

  58. Hafstrom I, Engvall IL, Ronnelid J, Boonen A, van der Heijde D, Svensson B, et al. Rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP do not predict progressive joint damage in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis treated with prednisolone: a randomised study. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005246.

  59. Malm K, Bergman S, Andersson M, Bremander A,the Bsg. Predictors of severe self-reported disability in RA in a long-term follow-up study. Disabil Rehabil 2014:1-6.

  60. Svensson B, Hafstrom I, Erlandsson M C, Forslind K,Bokarewa M I, Smoking in combination with antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides is associated with persistently high levels of survivin in early rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther, 2014; 16: p. R12.

  61. van Steenbergen HW, Ajeganova S, Forslind K, Svensson B,van der Helm-van Mil AH. The effects of rheumatoid factor and anticitrullinated peptide antibodies on bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2014.

  62. Andersson ML, Forslind K, Hafström I. Comparing Five Year Out-Come in Two Cohorts of Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis - A BARFOT Study. Open Rheumatol J. 2015 Feb 3;9:8-15.

  63. de Rooy DP, Tsonaka R, Andersson ML, Forslind K, Zhernakova A, Frank-Bertoncelj M, de Kovel CG, Koeleman BP, van der Heijde DM, Huizinga TW, Toes RE, Houwing-Duistermaat JJ, Ospelt C, Svensson B, van der Helm-van Mil AH. Genetic Factors for the Severity of ACPA-negative Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2 Cohorts of Early Disease: A Genome-wide Study J Rheumatol. 2015 Aug

  64. Forslind K, Svensson B. MRI evidence of persistent joint inflammation and progressive joint damage despite clinical remission during treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis. Scand J Rheumatol. 2015 Aug 27:1-4.

  65. Ajeganova S, Humphreys JH, Verheul MK, van Steenbergen HW, van Nies JA, Hafström I, Svensson B, Huizinga TW, Trouw LA, Verstappen SM, van der Helm-van Mil AH. Anticitrullinated protein antibodies and rheumatoid factor are associated with increased mortality but with different causes of death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal study in three European cohorts. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Jan 12. pii: annrheumdis-2015-208579. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208579. [Epub ahead of print]

  66. Ajeganova S, van Steenbergen HW, Verheul MK, Forslind K, Hafström I, Toes RE, Huizinga TW, Svensson B, Trouw LA, van der Helm-van Mil AH. The association between anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies and radiographic progression in early rheumatoid arthritis: a study exploring replication and the added value to ACPA and rheumatoid factor. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Apr 26. pii: annrheumdis-2015-208870. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208870. [Epub ahead of print]

  67. Malm K, Bremander A, Arvidsson B, Andersson M, Bergman S, Larsson I. The influence of lifestyle habits on quality of life in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis - A constant balancing between ideality and reality. Int J Qualitative Stud Health Well-being 2016, 11: 30534

  68. Ajeganova S, Svensson B, Huizinga TW, van der Helm-van Mil AH, van Steenbergen HW Evaluation of the association between anticarbamylated protein antibodies and the longitudinal course of functional ability in rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Apr;75(4):e14. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208954. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

  69. Svensson B, Andersson M, Forslind K, Ajeganova S, Hafström I, On Behalf Of The Barfot Study Group.Persistently active disease is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, particularly in women: a long-term inception cohort study. Scand J Rheumatol. 2016 Apr 20:1-8.

  70. Derksen VF, Ajeganova S, Trouw LA, van der Helm-van Mil AH, Hafström I, Huizinga TW, Toes RE, Svensson B, van der Woude D.Rheumatoid arthritis phenotype at presentation differs depending on the number of autoantibodies present. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Apr;76(4):716-720. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-209794. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

  71. van Wesemael TJ, Ajeganova S, Humphreys J, Terao C, Muhammad A, Symmons DP, MacGregor AJ, Hafström I, Trouw LA, van der Helm-van Mil AH, Huizinga TW, Mimori T, Toes RE, Matsuda F, Svensson B, Verstappen SM, van der Woude D. Smoking is associated with the concurrent presence of multiple autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis rather than with anti-citrullinated protein antibodies per se: a multicenter cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Dec 1;18(1):285.

  72. Bala SV, Samuelson K, Hagell P, Fridlund B, Forslind K, Svensson B, Thomé B. Living with persistent rheumatoid arthritis: a BARFOT study. J Clin Nurs. 2016 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13691.

  73. Andersson MLE, Forslind K, Hafström I; BARFOT Study Group. Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis in the 2000s Have Equal Disability and Pain Despite Less Disease Activity Compared with the 1990s: Data from the BARFOT Study over 8 Years. J Rheumatol. 2017 Jun;44(6):723-731. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.161235. Epub 2017 Apr 1.

  74. Malm K, Bergman S, Andersson ML, Bremander A, Larsson I. Quality of life in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis: A phenomenographic study. SAGE Open Med. 2017 Jun 7;5:2050312117713647. doi: 10.1177/2050312117713647. eCollection 2017.

  75. Y Aurell, MLE Andersson, K Forslind. Cone-beam computed tomography, a new lowdose three-dimensional imaging technique for assessment of bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis: reliability assessment and comparison with conventional radiography – a BARFOT study. Scand J Rheumatol. 2018 Jan 10:1-5. doi: 10.1080/03009742.2017.1381988.

  76. Bala SV, Forslind K, Fridlund B, Samuelson K, Svensson B, Hagell P.Person-centred care in nurse-led outpatient rheumatology clinics: Conceptualization and initial development of a measurement instrument. Musculoskeletal Care. 2018 Feb 8. doi: 10.1002/msc.1233

  77. Bala SV, Forslind K, Fridlund B, Hagell P. Measuring person-centred care in nurse-led outpatient rheumatology clinics. Musculoskeletal Care. 2018 Feb 27. doi: 10.1002/msc.1234.

  78. Boeters DM, Mangnus L, Ajeganova S, Lindqvist E, Svensson B, Toes REM, Trouw LA, Huizinga TWJ, Berenbaum F, Morel J, Rantapää-Dahlqvist S, van der Helm-van Mil AHM. The prevalence of ACPA is lower in rheumatoid arthritis pastients with an older age of onset but the composition of the ACPA response appears identical. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 May 31;19(1):115. doi: 10.1186/s13075-017-1324-y.

  79. Bremander A, Forslind K, Eberhardt K, Andersson MLE. Importance of Measuring Hand and Foot Function Over the Disease Course in Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Eight-Year Follow-Up Study.Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Feb;71(2):166-172. doi: 10.1002/acr.23764. PMID: 30251481

  80. Forslind K, Eberhardt K, Svensson B. Repair of Erosions in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2019 Feb 1. pii: jrheum.180557. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.180557. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30709948

  81. Hafström I, Ajeganova S, Forslind K, Svensson B. Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies are associated with osteopenia but not with pain at diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis: data from the BARFOT cohort. Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 Feb 4;21(1):45. doi: 10.1186/s13075-019-1833-y. PMID: 30717793

  82. Larsson I, Andersson MLE; BARFOT study group. Reasons to stop drinking alcohol among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Sweden: a mixed-methods study.BMJ Open. 2018 Dec 14;8(12):e024367. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024367. PMID: 30552279