Publications


Assessment of English-French differential item functioning of the Satisfaction with Appearance Scale (SWAP) in systemic sclerosis.
Body Image 2017 Sep 13;22:97-102. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
Departments of Educational and Counselling Psychology; Psychiatry; Medicine; Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health; and Psychology, McGill University and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada.





Clinical correlates of faecal incontinence in systemic sclerosis: identifying therapeutic avenues.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 Apr;56(4):581-588
Division of Rheumatology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

The association of sociodemographic and objectively-assessed disease variables with fatigue in systemic sclerosis: an analysis of 785 Canadian Scleroderma Research Group Registry patients.
Clin Rheumatol 2017 Feb 10;36(2):373-379. Epub 2016 Dec 10.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cote St Catherine Road, Montréal, Québec, H3T 1E4, Canada.





Development and Validation of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderma.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2016 Aug;68(8):1158-65
McGill University and the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Summed and Weighted Summary Scores for the Medsger Disease Severity Scale Compared with the Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Severity in Systemic Sclerosis.
J Rheumatol 2016 Aug 15;43(8):1510-8. Epub 2016 Jun 15.
From the Center for the Promotion of Research Involving Innovative Statistical Methodology (PRIISM) Applied Statistics Center, New York University; Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions, New York University, New York, New York, USA; Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital; Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital; Department of Medicine, McGill University; Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.D. Harel, PhD, PRIISM Applied Statistics Center, New York University, and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions, New York University; M. Hudson, MD, MPH, Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, and the Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, McGill University; A. Iliescu, BS, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal; M. Baron, MD, Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, and the Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, McGill University; R. Steele, PhD, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, and Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.


Fine particulate air pollution and systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease in two Canadian provinces.
Environ Res 2016 Apr 24;146:85-91. Epub 2015 Dec 24.
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Purvis Hall 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1A2; Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, V Pavilion 687, Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1A1.


Reasons for non-participation in scleroderma support groups.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):56-62. Epub 2016 Feb 25.
Depts. of Educational and Counselling Psychology; Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health; Medicine; Psychiatry; Psychology; School of Nursing, McGill Univ.; and Lady Davis Inst.for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Canada.

funtooNorm: an R package for normalization of DNA methylation data when there are multiple cell or tissue types.
Bioinformatics 2016 Feb 24;32(4):593-5. Epub 2015 Oct 24.
Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada, Department of Biochemistry, Université de Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1, Canada, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1B1, Canada and.



Scleroderma renal crisis.
Curr Opin Rheumatol 2015 Nov;27(6):549-54
Division of Rheumatology and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, and Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.


The Canadian Systemic Sclerosis Oral Health Study IV: oral radiographic manifestations in systemic sclerosis compared with the general population.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2015 Aug 25;120(2):104-11. Epub 2015 Mar 25.
Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, 2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 500, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G1; Department of Dentistry, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote-Ste-Catherine, A-024, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2. Electronic address:

Fine particulate air pollution, nitrogen dioxide, and systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease in Calgary, Alberta.
Environ Res 2015 Jul 16;140:474-8. Epub 2015 May 16.
Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Can the Cancer-related Fatigue Case-definition Criteria Be Applied to Chronic Medical Illness? A Comparison between Breast Cancer and Systemic Sclerosis.
J Rheumatol 2015 Jul 1;42(7):1156-62. Epub 2015 Jun 1.
From the Department of Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Department of Psychology, and School of Nursing, McGill University; Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St. Georges University of London; Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London; Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK.L. Kwakkenbos, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital; O. Minton, PhD, Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St. Georges University of London; P.C. Stone, MD, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London; S. Alexander, PhD, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; M. Baron, MD; M. Hudson, MD, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, and Department of Medicine, McGill University; B.D. Thombs, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Department of Psychology, and School of Nursing, McGill University, and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.




The Canadian systemic sclerosis oral health study II: the relationship between oral and global health-related quality of life in systemic sclerosis.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 Apr 6;54(4):692-6. Epub 2014 Oct 6.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dentistry, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Dentistry, Clinique Dentaire Ayotte et associées, Department of Rheumatology, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Division of Periodontics and Oro-facial Pain, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, TMD/Orofacial Pain Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, College of Dentistry, Division of Rheumatology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB and Department of Dentistry, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.


Absence of an association between anti-Ro antibodies and prolonged QTc interval in systemic sclerosis: a multicenter study of 689 patients.
Semin Arthritis Rheum 2014 Dec 15;44(3):338-44. Epub 2014 Jul 15.
Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma: a multicenter study of 1417 subjects.
J Rheumatol 2014 Nov 1;41(11):2179-85. Epub 2014 Oct 1.
From the Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Department of Medicine, McGill University; Division of Rheumatology, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Quebec; Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.S. Diab, MD; N. Dostrovsky, MD; N. Khalidi, MD, Department of Medicine, McMaster University; M. Hudson, MD, MPH; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Division of Rheumatology, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital; S. Tatibouet, MSc, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital; M.J. Fritzler, PhD, MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary; M. Baron, MD, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital.

The Canadian systemic sclerosis oral health study: orofacial manifestations and oral health-related quality of life in systemic sclerosis compared with the general population.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2014 Aug 24;53(8):1386-94. Epub 2014 Jan 24.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, School of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Department of Rheumatology, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Division of Oro-facial Pain, School of Dentistry, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Department of Pathology, College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan, Division of Rheumatology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Department of Periodontology, Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Department of Dentistry, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, School of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Department of Rheumatology, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Division of Oro-facial Pain, School of Dentistry, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Department of Pathology, College of Dentistry, University of Sask

Autoantibodies to the Rpp25 component of the Th/To complex are the most common antibodies in patients with systemic sclerosis without antibodies detectable by widely available commercial tests.
J Rheumatol 2014 Jul 15;41(7):1334-43. Epub 2014 Jun 15.
From INOVA Diagnostics Inc., San Diego, California, USA; the Department of Clinical Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kita-kyushu, Japan; Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, and Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, and the Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA; Department of Medicine, McGill University; the Division of Rheumatology and Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Quebec; the Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.M. Mahler, PhD, INOVA Diagnostics Inc.; M. Satoh, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, and Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida; M. Hudson, MD, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Division of Rheumatology and Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital; M. Baron, MD, Department of Medicine, McGill University, and Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital; J.Y.F. Chan; E.K.L. Chan, PhD, Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida; J. Wick, BSc; M.J. Fritzler, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary.

An assessment of the measurement equivalence of English and French versions of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale in systemic sclerosis.
PLoS One 2014 18;9(7):e102897. Epub 2014 Jul 18.
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease prevalence in Canada: updated analyses across 7 provinces.
J Rheumatol 2014 Apr 1;41(4):673-9. Epub 2014 Mar 1.
From the Division of Clinical Epidemiology, and Divisions of Rheumatology, and Clinical Immunology/Allergy, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal, Quebec; Division of Rheumatology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Division of Rheumatology, McGill University; Dalhousie University and Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Repository, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; Division of Rheumatology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec; Chronic Disease Surveillance Division, National Institute of Public Health of Québec; Health Surveillance Branch, Public Health Division, Alberta Health and Wellness, Edmonton, Alberta; Divisions of Rheumatology, and Clinical Immunology/Allergy, Research Institute of the MUHC; Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance; Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The comparability of English, French and Dutch scores on the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F): an assessment of differential item functioning in patients with systemic sclerosis.
PLoS One 2014 17;9(3):e91979. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Consensus opinion of a North American Working Group regarding the classification of digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis.
Clin Rheumatol 2014 Feb 20;33(2):207-14. Epub 2013 Dec 20.
Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote-Sainte-Catherine, A-725, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada,

Immunochip analysis identifies multiple susceptibility loci for systemic sclerosis.
Am J Hum Genet 2014 Jan;94(1):47-61
Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Granada 18016, Spain.

High prevalence of occult left heart disease in scleroderma-pulmonary hypertension.
Eur Respir J 2013 Oct 20;42(4):1083-91. Epub 2012 Dec 20.
Divisions of Cardiology, Respirology and Rheumatology, and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal.

Comparison of different measures of diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in systemic sclerosis.
Clin Rheumatol 2013 Oct 4;32(10):1467-74. Epub 2013 Jun 4.
Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, Room A-725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3T 1E2,




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