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Correction to: Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an exemplar of the GRADE Adolopment

  • Andrea Darzi1,
  • Manale Harfouche1,
  • Thurayya Arayssi2,
  • Samar Alemadi2,
  • Khalid A. Alnaqbi3,
  • Humeira Badsha4,
  • Farida Al Balushi5,
  • Bassel Elzorkany6,
  • Hussein Halabi7,
  • Mohammed Hamoudeh8,
  • Wissam Hazer9,
  • Basel Masri10,
  • Mohammed A. Omair11,
  • Imad Uthman12,
  • Nelly Ziade13,
  • Jasvinder A. Singh14, 15,
  • Robin Christiansen16,
  • Peter Tugwell17,
  • Holger J. Schünemann18, 19 and
  • Elie A. Akl1, 19, 20Email author
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes201715:214

Published: 26 October 2017

The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:183


The original article [1] contained an error whereby the co-author, Khalid A. Alnaqbi’s name was spelt incorrectly.

This error has now been corrected.


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Authors’ Affiliations

AUB GRADE Center, Clinical Research Institute, American University of Beirut
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar- Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Rheumatology, Medical Institute, Al Ain Hospital
Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center, Rheumatologist City Hospital, Rheumatologist Neurospinal Hospital
Ministry of Health
Department of Rheumatology, Cairo University
Rheumatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Hamad Medical Corporation
Jordan Hospital
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, King Saud University
American University of Beirut
Faculty of Medicine, Univeristé Saint Joseph
Medicine Service and Center for Surgical Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, VA Medical Center
Department of Medicine at School of Medicine, and Division of Epidemiology at School of Public Health, University of Alabama
Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HE&I), McMaster University
Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut


  1. Darzi S, et al. Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis for the eastern Mediterranean region: an exemplar of the GRADE Adolopment. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017;15:183.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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