Bergen group of Epidemiology and Biomarkers in Rheumatic Disease (BEaBiRD)
BEaBiRD, Bergen group of Epidemiology and Biomarkers in Rheumatic disease, is a research group located at the Department of Rheumatology, Haukeland University Hospital. BEaBiRD has two major research areas. Firstly, we study epidemiology and long-term outcome of rheumatic disease and osteoporosis using disease-specific function-related outcomes, as well as complications, joint surgery, cardiovascular disease and death. Secondly, we study biomarkers in rheumatic disease investigating serological, cellular and intracellular biomarkers in patients with inflammatory joint disease and osteoporosis.