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Dr Raj Sengupta trained at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London and undertook specialist training locally in Bath. He specialises in Rheumatology and currently is employed as a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.
His sub speciality interest is axial spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis). He is the lead Consultant for ankylosing spondylitis patients. He treats over 250 patients a month with arthritis, approximately half of whom suffer with ankylosing spondylitis. He is the principal investigator in a number of national and international clinical trials in Ankylosing Spondylitis. He has participated in epidemiological research projects during his training and has publications on ankylosing spondylitis in peer reviewed journals.
He is a member of the BSR Biologics Guidelines Group, member of the Arthritis UK Spondyloarthritis Clinical Studies Group and member of the international axial SpA interest group, ASAS.
Areas of interest
Ankylosing spondylitis; Osteoporosis; Rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; fibromyalgia; polymyalgia rheumatica; gout
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Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases,
Sengupta R, Stone M. The assessment of ankylosing spondylitis in clinical practice. Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology 2007. Sept; 3 (9):496
Isdale A.... Sengupta R. Expanding the spectrum of inflammatory spinal disease: AS it was, as it is now.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Jul 19.
Jadon DR... Sengupta R. Serum Soluble Bone Turnover Biomarkers in Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriatic Spondyloarthropathy. J Rheumatol 2015; 42:21-30 doi:10.3899/jrheum.140223
Sykes MP, Doll H, Sengupta R, Gaffney K. Delay to diagnosis in axial spondyloarthritis: are we improving in the UK? Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Dec;54(12):2283-4. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev288. Epub 2015 Aug 17.
Hamilton L, Barkham N, Bhalla A, Brittain R, Cook D, Jones G, Mackay K, Marshall D, Marzo-Ortega H, Murphy D, Riddell C, Sengupta R, Siebert S, Van Rossen L, Gaffney K. BSR and BHPR guideline for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis) with biologics. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Aug 24. pii: kew223. [Epub ahead of print]
Jadon DR, Sengupta R, Nightingale A, Lindsay M, Korendowych E, Robinson G, Jobling A, Shaddick G, Bi J, Winchester R, Giles JT, McHugh NJ. Axial Disease in Psoriatic Arthritis study: defining the clinical and radiographic phenotype of psoriatic spondyloarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec 2. pii: annrheumdis-2016-209853. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-209853. [Epub ahead of print]
Espahbodi S, Bassett P, Cavill C, Freeth M, Hole J, Sengupta R. Fatigue
contributes to work productivity impairment in patients with axial
spondyloarthritis: a cross-sectional UK study. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2017 Feb 24.
D Jadon, R Sengupta, A Nightingale, H Lu, J Dunphy, A Green, J T Elder, R P Nair, E Korendowych, M Lindsay, N McHugh. Serum bone-turnover biomarkers are associated with the occurrence of peripheral and axial arthritis in psoriatic disease: A prospective cross-sectional comparative study. Arthritis, Research and Therapy 2017.
Sengupta R, Marzo-Ortega H, McGonagle D, Wadeley A, Bennett AN; British Society for Spondyloarthritis. Short-term Repeat Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans in Suspected Early Axial Spondyloarthritis Are Clinically Relevant Only in HLA-B27-positive Male Subjects. J Rheumatol. 2017 Dec 1. pii: jrheum.170171. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170171.
- MBBS Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1995
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2004
- PGCME University of Bristol 2005
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2013
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