Manuel Ramos-Casals

mramos@clinic.ub.es

 

Dr. Manuel Ramos-Casals (MD, PhD) is Specialist Physician in the Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit (Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain). Dr. Ramos-Casals trained in Internal Medicine at the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona from 1994 to 1998. He obtained his PhD in 2000 from the University of Barcelona for his thesis "Hepatitis C virus and autoimmunity. Etiopathogenic role of HCV in systemic autoimmune diseases". Over the last 5 years, Dr. Ramos-Casals has investigated systemic autoimmune diseases, focusing on the special relationship between primary Sjögren’s syndrome, cryoglobulinemia and autoimmune features related to HCV infection. He has participated in several workshops and meetings as invited speaker ("Sjögren’s syndrome and hepatitis C virus infection" in "Ten Topics in Autoimmune Diseases and Rheumatology", Barcelona July 1998, "Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia?" in "Ten Topics in Autoimmune Diseases and Rheumatology", Barcelona June 1999, "Sjögren’s syndrome and HCV infection: similarities and differences" in Ten Topics in Autoimmune Diseases and Rheumatology, Barcelona April 2000, "Hepatitis C virus-related cryoglobulinemia and sicca syndrome" in the Sixth International Lupus Conference, Barcelona March 2001).

Dr Ramos-Casals is a clinically trained internist and researcher, with a special interest in Sjögren’s syndrome, cryoglobulinemia and HCV-related autoimmunity. He has developed several clinical and basic research projects on primary SS and is trained in research methodology and experimental models of autoimmunity. He has published in the last 3 years various publications in the best journals in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine (see above). Dr. Ramos-Casals is Assistant Professor in Immunology Diseases, in the Department of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.

 

Recent publications:

 

Trejo O, Ramos-Casals M, García-Carrasco M et al. Cryoglobulinemia: study of etiological factors and clinical and immunological features in 443 patients from a single center. Medicine (Baltimore) 2001;80:252-62.

Ramos-Casals M, García-Carrasco M, Cervera R et al. Hepatitis C virus infection mimicking Sjögren’s syndrome. Clinical and immunologic description of 35 cases. Medicine (Baltimore) 2001;80:1-8.

Ramos-Casals M, García-Carrasco M, Cervera R, Font J. Is hepatitis C virus a sialotropic virus?. Am J Pathol 2001 (in press).

Ramos-Casals M, Font J, García-Carrasco M et al. High circulating levels of soluble scavenger receptors (CD5 and CD6) in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2001;40:1056-9.

García-Carrasco M, Font J, Filella X, Cervera R, Ramos-Casals M et al. Circulating levels of Th1/Th2 cytokines in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome: correlation with clinical and immunological features. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2001;19:411-5.

García-Carrasco M, Ramos-Casals M, Cervera R, Trejo O, Yagüe J, Sisó A, Jiménez S, de la Red G, Font J, Ingelmo M. Cryoglobulinemia in systemic lupus erythematosus: prevalence and clinical characteristics in a series of 122 patients. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2001;30:366-73..

Ramos-Casals M, Font J, Ingelmo M. Prevalence and clinical significance of hepatitis C virus infection in systemic autoimmune diseases. Med Clin (Barc) 2001;116:701-9.

Garcia-Carrasco M, Ramos-Casals M, Cervera R, Font J. Primary Sjogren's syndrome and lymphatic proliferation. Med Clin (Barc) 2000;114:740-6.

Ramos-Casals M, Trejo O, Garcia-Carrasco M, Cervera R, Font J. Mixed cryoglobulinemia: new concepts. Lupus 2000;9:83-91.

Ramos-Casals M, Font J, García-Carrasco M et al. Hepatitis C virus infection mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus. Study of hepatitis C virus infection in a series of 134 spanish patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum 2000;43:2801-6.

Ramos-Casals M, García-Carrasco M, Font J, Cervera R. Sjögren’s syndrome and lymphoproliferative disease. In: Shoenfeld Y, Gershwin E (eds) Cancer and Autoimmunity. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000; pp 55-80.

Ramos-Casals M, Cervera R, García-Carrasco M et al. Cytopenia and past human parvovirus B19 infection in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2000;29:373-8.

Ramos-Casals M, García-Carrasco M, Cervera R et al. Thyroid disease in primary Sjögren’s disease. Study in 160 patients. Medicine (Baltimore) 2000;79:103-109.

Ramos-Casals M, Font J. Mixed cryoglobulinemia. Essential?. Med Clin (Barc) 1999;113(15):577-8.

Ramos-Casals M, Cervera R, Yagüe J et al. Cryoglobulinemia in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: prevalence and clinical characteristics in a series of 115 patients. Semin Arthritis Rheum 1998;28:200-205.

Ramos-Casals M, García-Carrasco M, Cervera R, Font J. Sjögren’s syndrome and hepatitis C virus. Clin Rheumatol 1999;18:93-100.

Font J, Ramos-Casals M, Cervera R et al. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: prevalence and clinical significance. Br J Rheumatol 1998;37:1287-1291.

Font J, Tàssies D, García-Carrasco M et al. Hepatitis G virus infection in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: analysis in a series of 100 patients. Ann Rheum Dis 1998;57:42-44.

García-Carrasco M, Ramos M, Cervera R. Hepatitis C virus infection in "primary" Sjögren’s syndrome: prevalence and clinical significance in a series of 90 patients. Ann Rheum Dis 1997;56:173-5.

 


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