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Peripheral neuropathy in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides: Insights from the DCVAS study.

Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2019 Nov 20;6(6). Epub 2019 Sep 20.

From the Immunology Clinic and Department of Neurology (A.B.), Departments of Medicine, Biomedicine and Clinical Research, University Hospital Basel; Department of Rheumatology (V.K.J., T.D.), University Hospital Basel, Switzerland; Department of Neurology (R.D.M.H.), King's College Hospital, London; Nuffield Department of Orthopedics (R.A.L., A.C.), Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; Department of Neurology (A.-K.P.), University Hospital Basel & Clinical Neuroimmunology; Department of Biomedicine (A.-K.P.), University of Basel, Switzerland; Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics (P.A.M.), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Department of Rheumatology (R.S.), Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand; and Department of Neurology (M.P.C.), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

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November 2019

Diagnostic Assessment Strategies and Disease Subsets in Giant Cell Arteritis: Data from an International Observational Cohort.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2019 Nov 14. Epub 2019 Nov 14.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIAMS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/art.41165DOI Listing
November 2019

Outcome Measures in Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Relationship Between Patient, Physician, Imaging, and Laboratory-Based Assessments.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2019 Nov 30. Epub 2019 Nov 30.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, National Institutes of Health, NIAMS, Bethesda, MD, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.24117DOI Listing
November 2019

Updating OMERACT Core Set of Domains for ANCA-associated Vasculitis: Patient Perspective Using the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health.

J Rheumatol 2019 Oct 1;46(10):1415-1420. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

From the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Faculty of Health and Applied Science, University of the West of England; School of Clinical Science, University of Bristol, Bristol; Nuffield Department of Population Health, Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), and Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Maastricht University Medical Centre; Caphri Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland; Department of Rheumatology, and Centre for Rheumatology Research, University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland; Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium, and Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania; PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6726580PMC
October 2019

Update on Outcome Measure Development in Large-vessel Vasculitis: Report from OMERACT 2018.

J Rheumatol 2019 Sep 15;46(9):1198-1201. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

From the Division of Rheumatology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; University of the West of England; University of Bristol; University Hospitals Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust, Bristol; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine; Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK; Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Division of Rheumatology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA; Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, School of Medicine, Istanbul; Division of Rheumatology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Marmara, Turkey; Department of Internal Medicine, University Paris Diderot, Paris, France; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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September 2019

Evaluation of Potential Serum Biomarkers of Disease Activity in Diverse Forms of Vasculitis.

J Rheumatol 2019 Sep 1. Epub 2019 Sep 1.

From Boston University, Boston, MA, USA; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA; Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA. This work was sponsored by the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. The Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) is part of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), an initiative of the Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR), National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). The VCRC is funded through collaboration between NCATS, and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), U54 AR057319), and has received funding from the National Center for Research Resources (U54 RR019497). Additional funding for this project included RC1 AR 058303 and P60 AR047785. Dr. Merkel reports receiving funds for the following activities: Consulting: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Biogen, Boeringher-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, ChemoCentryx, Genentech/Roche, Genzyme/Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, InflaRx, Insmed, Jannsen, Kiniksa; Research Support: AstraZeneca, Boeringher- Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, ChemoCentryx, Genentech/Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Kypha, TerumoBCT; Royalties: UpToDate. Dr. Monach reports receiving funds for the following activities: Consulting: Celgene, ChemoCentryx. Address correspondence to Paul Monach, MD, PhD Rheumatology Section VA Boston Healthcare System 150 South Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02130. Email:

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September 2019

Early development of new cardiovascular risk factors in the systemic vasculitides.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2019 Sep 6. Epub 2019 Sep 6.

NDORMS, Rheumatology Department, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, University of Oxford, UK.

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September 2019

Feasibility and Construct Validation of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System in Systemic Vasculitis.

J Rheumatol 2019 Aug 1;46(8):928-934. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

From the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland; Department of Rheumatology, and Centre for Rheumatology Research, University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland; Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, and Division of Rheumatology, and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Division of Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Division of Rheumatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Department of Rheumatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland; Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio; Section of Rheumatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Rheumatology, and Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Nuffield Department of Population Health, Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), and Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford; Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol and School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; Department of Rheumatology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa; Division of Rheumatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto; Division of Rheumatology, St. Joseph's Healthcare, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.171405DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6726391PMC
August 2019

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Secondary to Isolated Noninfectious Ascending Aortitis.

J Clin Rheumatol 2019 Jun;25(4):186-194

Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RHU.0000000000000948DOI Listing
June 2019

MultiPLIER: A Transfer Learning Framework for Transcriptomics Reveals Systemic Features of Rare Disease.

Cell Syst 2019 May;8(5):380-394.e4

Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Childhood Cancer Data Laboratory, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Institute of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cels.2019.04.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6538307PMC
May 2019

Patients' experiences with Behçet's syndrome: structured interviews among patients with different types of organ involvement.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

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April 2019

Effect of Treatment on Imaging, Clinical, and Serologic Assessments of Disease Activity in Large-vessel Vasculitis.

J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

From the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, US National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Bethesda, Maryland; Division of Rheumatology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This work was supported by the Intramural Research Program at NIAMS. KAQ received funding from a Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)/Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship. The VCRC is part of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, an initiative of the Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). The VCRC is funded through collaboration between NCATS and NIAMS (U54 AR057319). S. Banerjee, MD, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIH, NIAMS; K.A. Quinn, MD, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIH, NIAMS, and Division of Rheumatology, Georgetown University; K.B. Gribbons, BS, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIH, NIAMS; J.S. Rosenblum, BS, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIH, NIAMS; A.C. Civelek, MD, NIH, Clinical Center, Radiology and Imaging Sciences; E. Novakovich, BSN, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIH, NIAMS; P.A. Merkel, MD, MPH, Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Ahlman, MD, NIH, Clinical Center, Radiology and Imaging Sciences; P.C. Grayson, MD, MSc, Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, NIH, NIAMS. Address correspondence to Dr. P.C. Grayson, National Institutes of Health/NIAMS, 10 Center Drive, Building 10, 10N Rm 311D, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. E-mail: Accepted for publication February 15, 2019.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181222DOI Listing
March 2019

Systemic vasculitis and patient-reported outcomes: how the assessment of patient preferences and perspectives could improve outcomes.

Patient Relat Outcome Meas 2019 8;10:37-42. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Nuffield Department of Population Health (HSRU), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PROM.S163601DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6372855PMC
February 2019

Patient involvement in medical research: what patients and physicians learn from each other.

Orphanet J Rare Dis 2019 01 24;14(1):21. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, White Building, 5th Floor 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13023-018-0969-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346573PMC
January 2019

Serum biomarkers of glucocorticoid response and safety in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis and juvenile dermatomyositis.

Steroids 2018 12 21;140:159-166. Epub 2018 Oct 21.

ReveraGen BioPharma, 155 Gibbs St., Suite 433, Rockville, MD 20850, USA; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Binghamton University - SUNY, 4400 Vestal Pkwy E, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.steroids.2018.10.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6640634PMC
December 2018

Characterisation of the nasal microbiota in granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

Ann Rheum Dis 2018 10 11;77(10):1448-1453. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Division of Rheumatology and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213645DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6463278PMC
October 2018

Health-related outcomes of importance to patients with Takayasu's arteritis.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Mar-Apr;36 Suppl 111(2):51-57. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

The University of Pennsylvania, Division of Family Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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July 2018

Impact of vasculitis on employment and income.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Mar-Apr;36 Suppl 111(2):58-64. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Vasculitis clinic, Division of Rheumatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6003628PMC
July 2018

Development of a Core Set of Outcome Measures for Large-vessel Vasculitis: Report from OMERACT 2016.

J Rheumatol 2017 Dec 1;44(12):1933-1937. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

From the Division of Rheumatology, and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Division of Rheumatology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine; Division of Rheumatology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey; Division of Rheumatology, University of Ottawa; Division of Rheumatology, The Ottawa Hospital; Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Internal Medicine, University Paris Diderot, Paris, France; University of the West of England; University of Bristol; University Hospitals Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust, Bristol, UK; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161467DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5712274PMC
December 2017

Assessment of Disease Activity in Large-vessel Vasculitis: Results of an International Delphi Exercise.

J Rheumatol 2017 Dec 1;44(12):1928-1932. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

From the Division of Rheumatology, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Division of Rheumatology, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey; Division of Rheumatology, and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161269DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6690481PMC
December 2017

Developing a Core Set of Outcome Measures for Behçet Disease: Report from OMERACT 2016.

J Rheumatol 2017 Nov 1;44(11):1750-1753. Epub 2017 Apr 1.

From the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine; Division of Rheumatology, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine; Academic Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York University School of Medicine, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, USA; Department of Internal Medicine, University Paris Diderot, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161352DOI Listing
November 2017

Global ethnic and geographic differences in the clinical presentations of anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 11;56(11):1962-1969

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex293DOI Listing
November 2017

The OMERACT Core Domain Set for Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials in Polymyalgia Rheumatica.

J Rheumatol 2017 Oct 1;44(10):1515-1521. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

From the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM), University of Leeds, and UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Leeds; Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, University of Sheffield, Sheffield; PMR-GCA Scotland, Dundee; PMR-GCA North East, Gateshead; Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Keele; Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Discipline of Medicine, The University of Adelaide; Rheumatology Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; Division of Rheumatology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California; Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; SDG LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charite University Hospital Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161109DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6690488PMC
October 2017

Severe Infection in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis.

J Rheumatol 2017 Oct 1;44(10):1468-1475. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

From Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Section of Rheumatology, and Orthopedics, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, and Section of Nephrology, Lund; Department of Medicine and Nephrology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Vasculitis and Lupus Clinic, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK; Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Penn Vasculitis Center, Division of Rheumatology and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.160909DOI Listing
October 2017

OMERACT Endorsement of Patient-reported Outcome Instruments in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis.

J Rheumatol 2017 Oct 1;44(10):1529-1535. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

From the University of the West of England; University of Bristol; University Hospitals Bristol UK National Health Service (NHS) Trust, Bristol; Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford; Rheumatology, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; Division of Rheumatology, University of Ottawa; Division of Rheumatology, The Ottawa Hospital; Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Division of Rheumatology, Maastricht University Medical Centre; Caphri Graduate School, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Vasculitis Foundation, Denver, Colorado; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania; Epidemiology, Neurology, and Anesthesiology, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania; Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania; Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Division of Biostatistics and Informatics, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Division of Rheumatology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Marmara, Turkey; Medicine, Hopital Saint Louis, Paris, France.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5951181PMC
October 2017

Variation in the Treatment of Children Hospitalized With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis in the US.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2017 09 13;69(9):1377-1383. Epub 2017 Aug 13.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.23142DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5415438PMC
September 2017

Response to eLetter: 'Infections in giant cell arteritis and therapeutic implications' by Moiseev .

Ann Rheum Dis 2017 09 17;76(9):e30. Epub 2017 Jan 17.

University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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September 2017

Patient-reported outcomes in Takayasu's arteritis.

Presse Med 2017 Jul - Aug;46(7-8 Pt 2):e225-e227. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Marmara university, school of medicine, division of rheumatology, Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lpm.2017.03.023DOI Listing
September 2017

Clinical course and outcomes of childhood-onset granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Mar-Apr;35 Suppl 103(1):202-208. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Department of Paediatrics, Center for Paediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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July 2017

Reply.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2017 07 10;69(7):1505-1506. Epub 2017 May 10.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/art.40107DOI Listing
July 2017

Are the 1990 American College of Rheumatology vasculitis classification criteria still valid?

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 07;56(7):1154-1161

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex075DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251621PMC
July 2017

Infections and the risk of incident giant cell arteritis: a population-based, case-control study.

Ann Rheum Dis 2017 Jun 28;76(6):1031-1035. Epub 2016 Nov 28.

Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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June 2017

Mepolizumab or Placebo for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis.

N Engl J Med 2017 05;376(20):1921-1932

From the Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver (M.E.W.); the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla (P.A.); Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (P.A., P.F.W.); the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (D.J.), the Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford (R.L.), Research and Development, Immuno-Inflammation Therapy Area Unit (J.B.), and Research and Development, Statistics, Programming, and Data Standards (S.M.), GlaxoSmithKline, Uxbridge, and Trizell, Oxford (R.P.) - all in the United Kingdom; the Human Eosinophil Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (P.K., A.K.); the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland (C.A.L.); the Division of Rheumatology and the Department of Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania (P.A.M.), and the Respiratory Therapy Area Unit and Flexible Discovery Unit, GlaxoSmithKline (J.S.), Philadelphia; Rheumazentrum, Schleswig-Holstein Mitte, Neumünster, Germany (F.M.); the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (U.S.); the Vasculitis Research Unit, Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clinic University of Barcelona, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona (M.C.C.); the Respiratory Therapeutic Area, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC (S.W.Y.); and the Departments of Dermatology and Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City (G.J.G.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1702079DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5548295PMC
May 2017

The association of vascular risk factors with visual loss in giant cell arteritis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 04;56(4):524-528

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew397DOI Listing
April 2017

Analysis of the common genetic component of large-vessel vasculitides through a meta-Immunochip strategy.

Sci Rep 2017 03 9;7:43953. Epub 2017 Mar 9.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43953DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5344032PMC
March 2017

Patient-Reported Outcomes in Glomerular Disease.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2017 01 3;12(1):140-148. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2215/CJN.13231215DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5220669PMC
January 2017

Rate of Comorbidities in Giant Cell Arteritis: A Population-based Study.

J Rheumatol 2017 01 1;44(1):84-90. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

From the Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, Lund University; Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Orthopedics, Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Vasculitis and Lupus Clinic, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK; Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Penn Vasculitis Center, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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January 2017

Temporal Trends of Venous Thromboembolism Risk Before and After Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2017 01;69(1):176-184

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston.

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January 2017

Diffuse atrophic papules and plaques, intermittent abdominal pain, paresthesias, and cardiac abnormalities in a 55-year-old woman.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Dec 4;75(6):1274-1277. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

Dermatology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5112129PMC
December 2016

Visual Complications in Patients with Biopsy-proven Giant Cell Arteritis: A Population-based Study.

J Rheumatol 2016 08 1;43(8):1559-65. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg; Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Rheumatology, Malmö; Department of Clinical Sciences, Orthopaedics and Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Rheumatology, Lund, Sweden; Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Vasculitis and Lupus Clinic, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.M. Saleh, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Helsingborg Hospital; C. Turesson, MD, PhD, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Rheumatology, Malmö; M. Englund, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Sciences, Orthopaedics, Lund University, and the Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine; P.A. Merkel, MD, MPH, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania; A.J. Mohammad, MD, PhD, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Rheumatology, Lund, and the Vasculitis and Lupus Clinic, Addenbrooke's Hospital.

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August 2016

Comorbidities in Patients with Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis versus the General Population.

J Rheumatol 2016 08 1;43(8):1553-8. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

From the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Orthopaedics, Clinical Sciences Lund, and Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, Lund University, Lund; Department of Nephrology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Penn Vasculitis Center, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; the Vasculitis and Lupus Clinic, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.M. Englund, MD, PhD, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Orthopaedics, Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University, and Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine; P.A. Merkel, MD, MPH, Penn Vasculitis Center, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania; G. Tomasson, MD, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland; M. Segelmark, MD, PhD, Department of Nephrology, Linköping University; A.J. Mohammad, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, Lund University, Lund, and the Vasculitis and Lupus Clinic, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

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August 2016

The Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score as a Measure of Disease Activity in Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis.

J Rheumatol 2016 06 1;43(6):1078-84. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

From the Division of Rheumatology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Department of Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA; Division of Rheumatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Division of Rheumatology, St. Joseph's Healthcare, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Division of Rheumatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Division of Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Vasculitis Center, Section of Rheumatology, and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.T.A. Kermani, MD, MS, Division of Rheumatology, University of California, Los Angeles; D. Cuthbertson, MS, Department of Biostatistics, University of South Florida; S. Carette, MD, FRCPC, Division of Rheumatology, Mount Sinai Hospital; G.S. Hoffman, MD, MS, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic; N.A. Khalidi, MD, FRCPC, Division of Rheumatology, St. Joseph's Healthcare, McMaster University; C.L. Koening, MD, MS, Division of Rheumatology, University of Utah; C.A. Langford, MD, MHS, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic; K. McKinnon-Maksimowicz, DO, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh; C.A. McAlear, MA, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pennsylvania; P.A. Monach, MD, PhD, The Vasculitis Center, Section of Rheumatology, and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine; P. Seo, MD, MHS, Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University; K.J. Warrington, MD, Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4891218PMC
June 2016

Reenergizing Research While Improving Patient Care.

Provider 2016 Jun;42(6):37-8, 41, 43 passim

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June 2016

The partnership of patient advocacy groups and clinical investigators in the rare diseases clinical research network.

Orphanet J Rare Dis 2016 05 18;11(1):66. Epub 2016 May 18.

Health Informatics Institute and Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida, 3650 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4870759PMC
May 2016

Body composition, lung function, and prevalent and progressive bone deficits among adults with cystic fibrosis.

Joint Bone Spine 2016 Mar 8;83(2):207-11. Epub 2015 Dec 8.

Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, United States; Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, United States.

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March 2016

A small n sequential multiple assignment randomized trial design for use in rare disease research.

Contemp Clin Trials 2016 Jan 14;46:48-51. Epub 2015 Nov 14.

Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4695231PMC
January 2016