Publications

Publications, Books, Book Chapters and Reviews by Prof. Marcus Maurer, MD

Use: Start with an overview of all publications. Use tag links to list selected documents or to list an entire category, e.g. Original Work, Books, Book Chapters, Reviews. If you know what you are looking for, enter this term in the search field.

Comparison and interpretability of the available urticaria activity scores

Filename 291. Hawro et al., Comp. interpret. UAS, Allergy 2018.pdf
Filesize 344 KB
Version o.291
Date added July 29, 2020
Downloaded 0 times
Category Original Work
Tags Disease activity, Patient-reported outcomes, Pruritus, urticaria, Urticaria Activity Score
Authors Hawro, T., Ohanyan, T., Schoepke, N., Metz, M., Peveling-Oberhag, A., Staubach, P., Maurer, M. and Weller, K.
Citation Hawro, T., Ohanyan, T., Schoepke, N., Metz, M., Peveling-Oberhag, A., Staubach, P., Maurer, M. and Weller, K.: Comparison and interpretability of the available urticaria activity scores. Allergy 2018: 73; 251-255.
Corresponding authors Weller, K.
DocNum O.291
DocType PDF
Edition; Page 73; 251-255
IF 6.77
Publisher Allergy
ReleaseDate 2018

The urticaria activity score (UAS) is the gold standard for assessing disease activity in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Two different versions, the UAS7 and UAS7TD, are currently used in clinical trials and routine care. To compare both versions and to obtain data on their interpretability, 130 CSU patients applied both versions and globally rated their disease activity as none, mild, moderate, or severe. UAS7 and UAS7TD values correlated strongly (r = .90, P < .001). Interquar- tile ranges for UAS7 and UAS7TD values for mild, moderate, and severe CSU were 11-20 and 10-24, 16-30 and 16-32, and 27-37 and 28-40. UAS7 values were slightly, but significantly lower as compared to UAS7TD values (mean difference: 1.6  4.6, P < .001). This difference was driven by lower wheal subscores (2.1  3.5, P < .001) and was most pronounced in patients with severe CSU (2.5  5.6, P < .01). The UAS7/UAS7TD ratio was 0.96  0.21 and did not differ significantly between mild, moderate, and severe CSU. Since the results of both UAS versions are comparable, we recommend the use of the UAS7, which is less burdensome in administration and scoring.

(Last update: 11.2020)

Number of publications (original work and reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 582
Number of original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 418
Number of reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 164
Cumulative IF of publications (original work & reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 3203,30
Cumulative IF for original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 2563,44
Cumulative IF for reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 639,86
Citations, Hirsch index: (view on Google Scholar) 43911, 103