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Correction: Clinical response to discontinuation of anti-TNF therapy in patients with ankylosing spondylitis after 3 years of continuous treatment with infliximab

Xenofon Baraliakos1, Joachim Listing2, Jan Brandt1, Angela Zink2, Rieke Alten3, Gerd Burmester4, Erika Gromnica-Ihle5, Herbert Kellner6, Matthias Schneider7, Helmut Sörensen8, Hennig Zeidler9, Martin Rudwaleit10, Joachim Sieper10 and Juergen Braun1*

Author affiliations

1 Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet, Herne, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

2 German Rheumatism Research Center, Berlin, Germany

3 Schlosspark Clinic, Berlin, Germany

4 Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Campus Mitte, Germany

5 Berlin-Buch Hospital, Berlin, Germany

6 Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

7 Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

8 Private Praxis, Berlin, Germany

9 Medical University of Hannover, Hanover, Germany

10 Charité, Medical University of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of Rheumatology, Germany

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Citation and License

Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005, 7:113  doi:10.1186/ar1750

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:

Published:23 March 2005

© 2005 BioMed Central Ltd


After publication of this work [1], we noted that we inadvertently failed to include the complete list of all coauthors. The full list of authors has now been added and the Authors' contributions and Competing interests section modified accordingly.

Competing interests

Dr Braun and Dr Sieper have held consultancies and received research honoraria, speaker's honoraria and grants/research support from Centocor, Schering-Plough, Essex Pharma, Wyeth and Abbott. Dr Zeidler has received speaker's honoraria from Essex Pharma. Dr Burmester has held consultancies for Centocor, Essex Pharma, Wyeth and Abbott; has received honoraria from Centocor, Essex Pharma, Wyeth and Abbott; has been a member of a speaker's bureau for Centocor, Essex Pharma, Wyeth and Abbott; and has received grants/research support from Centocor, Essex Pharma and Abbott. The other authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Authors' contributions

XB: Preparation of data analysis, preparation of the manuscript and study coordination; JL, AZ: Data analysis and statistical evaluation; JB, MR: Monitoring and investigation of the patients and study coordination; RA, GB, EG-I, HK, MS, HS, HZ: clinical investigation; JS: Investigator, writing of the manuscript; JB: Idea, writing of the manuscript, prinicipal investigator and responsible for the study.


  1. Baraliakos X, Listing J, Brandt J, Rudwaleit M, Sieper , Braun J: Clinical response to withdrawal of anti-TNF therapy in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) after 3 years of continuous treatment with Infliximab.

    Arthritis Res Ther 2005, 7:R439-R444. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text OpenURL