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Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan

Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan

Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan

Honorary Professor

Area of research

Paediatric Rheumatology

Departmental Office,
Second Floor, Learning and Research BS10 5NB
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Summary

My research in area of paediatric rheumatology includes:

 

-          Randomised controlled trials of novel biological drugs in children with JIA associated uveitis. I am the Co-Chief Investigator of Sycamore Trial (RCT of adalimumab in JIA associated uveitis) funded by HTA/ARUK. I am also the Co-Chief Investigator of a trial of Tocilizumab in anti TNF refractory JIA associated uveitis.

-          Leading on new agents for management of refractory arthritis in colloboratio with industry

-          Design and conduct studies in rare disease using novel study designs (Bayesian and Simon design)

-          Looking at diagnostic markers and new therapies for MAS or secondary HLH

-          Colloboration with colleagues in India on secondary HLH in Dengue fever

-          Basic science studies on understanding pathogenesis of lupus nephritis

-          Biomarkers in JIA and JIA associated uveitis.

Activities / Findings

My research in area of paediatric rheumatology includes:

 

-       Randomised controlled trials of novel biological drugs in children with JIA associated uveitis. I am the Co-Chief Investigator of Sycamore Trial (RCT of adalimumab in JIA associated uveitis) funded by HTA/ARUK. I am also the Co-Chief Investigator of a trial of Tocilizumab in anti TNF refractory JIA associated uveitis.

-       Leading on new agents for management of refractory arthritis in colloboratio with industry

-       Design and conduct studies in rare disease using novel study designs (Bayesian and Simon design)

-       Looking at diagnostic markers and new therapies for MAS or secondary HLH

-       Colloboration with colleagues in India on secondary HLH in Dengue fever

-       Basic science studies on understanding pathogenesis of lupus nephritis

-       Biomarkers in JIA and JIA associated uveitis.

Expertise

My current research focus is on immunogenetics of systemic onset juvenile arthritis, macrophage activation syndrome and juvenile dermatomyositis. I am a Reader at the University and the Associate Editor for the musculoskeletal section of the National Library of Health.

  • paediatric rheumatology
  • rheumatic disorders
  • hypermobility syndrome
  • musculoskeletal problems in children
  • kawasaki disease
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