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Doctoral Theses

In this section you can find the informationen about actual and completed Doctoral theses

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Actual doctoral theses

  • Agnes Hartl
    • Topic: Influence of metabolic factors on radiographic progression in axial spondyloarthritis

  • Lorraine Tietz
    • Topic: Development of predictive model for the formation of structural damage in spine in patients with axial spondyloarthritis

  • Henning Weineck
    • Topic: Demographic, clinical, laboratory and imaging features in patients with Osteitis condensans ilii

  • Georg Heine
    • Topic: Enthesitis in spondyloarthritis: prevalence, distribution and influence on disease activity

  • Katharina Basic
    • Topic: Comparison of the low-dose computed tomography and conventional X-Ray for assessment of sacroiliitis in patients suspected with axial spondyloarthritis

  • Cornelia Brenneis
    • Topic: Does the membership in the Deutschen Vereinigung Morbus Bechterew (DVMB) influence positively on the clinical course of the disease? - a systematic nationwide comparison between the members and non-members

Completed doctoral theses:

  • Dr. Christopher Sichau
    • Topic: Phenotype and activation status of CD4+ T-cells in blood and inflamed joints of patients with rheumatic diseases

  • Dr. Kristina Conrad
    • Topic: Biomarkers in spondyloarthritis

  • Dr. Janine Bleil
    • Topic: Mechanisms of bone damage and new bone formation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

  • Dr. Janis Vahldiek
    • Topic: Early diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis - validation of new screening approach

  • Dr. Henning Brandt
    • Topic: Identification of immunodominant T-cell antigens from the group of ribosomal proteins in Patients with Shigella-triggered reactive arthritis

  • Dr. Hildrun Haibel
    • Topic: Effect of leflunomid, anakinra and adalimumab in treatment of ankylosing spondylitis – three open-label pilot studies

  • Dr. Sandra Schwarzlose-Schwarck
    • Topic: Utility of magnetic resonance tomography in prediction of clinical response on TNFalpha-blockers in Patients with active ankylosing spondylitis

  • Dr. Jan Eick
    • Topic: Importance of TNFalpha genetic polymorphism in ankylosing spondylitis

  • Dr. Julia Fiedler
    • Topic: validation of a new approach to early diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis

  • Dr. Elke Hilgert
    • Topic: Comparison of clinical disease activity and and objective signs of acute inflammatory changes on magnetic resonance tomography in patients with axial spondyloarthritis

Contact person for doctoral and post-doctoral research

Prof. Dr. Denis Poddubnyy

Head of Rheumatology department