The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases

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The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB) is a longitudinal observational patient-driven database, founded as a non-profit research organisation in 1998 by Dr Frederick Wolfe. Patients are sent a primary questionnaire twice a year. More than 50,000 patients with more than 100 various rheumatic diseases under the care of more than 1,500 rheumatologists have completed at least one 6-month questionnaire. Many important publications concerning rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, fibromyalgia, and pharmacoepidemiology have resulted from NDB research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalClinical and experimental rheumatology
StatePublished - 2016


  • Database
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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