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Rheumatology Publications

Below are recent PubMed publications by faculty members in the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

  1. Perron MM, Ziniel SI, Curran M, Bloom JL, Vega-Fernandez P, Benham H, Torralba K, De Ranieri D, Lin C,   Needs Assessment of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training in North American Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Programs.  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)  2024 Apr 01;. doi:10.1002/acr.25337
  2. Kassani PH, Ehwerhemuepha L, Martin-King C, Kassab R, Gibbs E, Morgan G, Pachman LM  Artificial intelligence for nailfold capillaroscopy analyses - a proof of concept application in juvenile dermatomyositis.  Pediatr Res  2024 Mar;95(4):981-987. doi:10.1038/s41390-023-02894-7
  3. Fawole OA, Reed MV, Harris JG, Hersh A, Rodriguez M, Onel K, Lawson E, Rubinstein T, Ardalan K, Morgan E  et al.  Correction: Engaging patients and parents to improve mental health intervention for youth with rheumatological disease.  Pediatr Rheumatol Online J  2024 Feb 16;22(1):27. pii:27
  4. Correll CK, Klein-Gitelman MS, Henrickson M, Battafarano DF, Orr CJ, Leonard MB, Mehta JJ  Child Health Needs and the Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce: 2020-2040.  Pediatrics  2024 Feb 01;153(Suppl 2). pii:e2023063678R
  5. Duvvuri B, Gonzalez-Chapa JA, Pachman LM, Morgan GA, Naik N, Shenoi S, Lood C  The emerging role of Growth Differentiation Factor 15 as a potential disease biomarker in juvenile dermatomyositis.  Rheumatology (Oxford)  2023 Dec 07;. pii:kead654
  6. Costin C, Morgan G, Khojah A, Klein-Gitelman M, Pachman LM  Lower NK cell numbers in children with untreated juvenile dermatomyositis during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Clin Immunol Commun  2023 Dec;3:42-45. doi:10.1016/j.clicom.2023.02.007
  7. Khojah A, Morgan G, Klein-Gitelman MS, Pachman LM  Juvenile dermatomyositis: association between nail fold capillary end row loop- area under the curve- and disease damage indicators.  Pediatr Rheumatol Online J  2023 Nov 13;21(1):137. pii:137
  8. Pachman LM, Morgan G, Klein-Gitelman MS, Ahsan N, Khojah A  Nailfold capillary density in 140 untreated children with juvenile dermatomyositis: an indicator of disease activity.  Pediatr Rheumatol Online J  2023 Oct 13;21(1):118. pii:118
  9. Duvvuri B, Pachman LM, Hermanson P, Wang T, Moore R, Ding-Hwa Wang D, Long A, Morgan GA, Doty S, Tian R  et al.  Role of mitochondria in the myopathy of juvenile dermatomyositis and implications for skeletal muscle calcinosis.  J Autoimmun  2023 Jul;138:103061. doi:10.1016/j.jaut.2023.103061
  10. Zigler CK, Lin L, Ardalan K, Jacobe H, Lane S, Li SC, Luca NJC, Prajapati VH, Schollaert K, Teske N  et al.  Cross-sectional quantitative validation of the paediatric Localized Scleroderma Quality of Life Instrument (LoSQI): A disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure.  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol  2023 Jul;37(7):1406-1414. doi:10.1111/jdv.19059
  11. Bukhari A, Khojah A, Marin W, Khramtsov A, Khramtsova G, Costin C, Morgan G, Ramesh P, Klein-Gitelman MS, Le Poole IC  et al.  Increased Otoferlin Expression in B Cells Is Associated with Muscle Weakness in Untreated Juvenile Dermatomyositis: A Pilot Study.  Int J Mol Sci  2023 Jun 23;24(13). pii:10553
  12. Rothwell S, Amos CI, Miller FW, Rider LG, Lundberg IE, Gregersen PK, Vencovsky J, McHugh N, Limaye V, Selva-O'Callaghan A  et al.  Identification of Novel Associations and Localization of Signals in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies Using Genome-Wide Imputation.  Arthritis Rheumatol  2023 Jun;75(6):1021-1027. doi:10.1002/art.42434
  13. Vega-Fernandez P, De Ranieri D, Oberle E, Clark M, Bukulmez H, Lin C, Shenoi S, Thatayatikom A, Woolnough L, Benham H  et al.  Comprehensive and reliable sonographic assessment and scoring system for inflammatory lesions of the paediatric ankle.  Rheumatology (Oxford)  2023 Jun 01;62(6):2239-2246. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keac622
  14. Gibbs E, Khojah A, Morgan G, Ehwerhemuepha L, Pachman LM  The von Willebrand Factor Antigen Reflects the Juvenile Dermatomyositis Disease Activity Score.  Biomedicines  2023 Feb 14;11(2). pii:552
  15. Vega-Fernandez P, Esteban Y, Oberle E, Proulx-Gauthier JP, Clark M, Shenoi S, Thatayatikom A, Benham H, Brunner EJ, Woolnough L  et al.  Reliability of the Pediatric Specific Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scoring Systems for the Elbow, Wrist, and Finger Joints.  J Rheumatol  2023 Feb;50(2):236-239. doi:10.3899/jrheum.220382
  16. Zhou D, King EH, Rothwell S, Krystufkova O, Notarnicola A, Coss S, Abdul-Aziz R, Miller KE, Dang A, Yu GR  et al.  Low copy numbers of complement C4 and C4A deficiency are risk factors for myositis, its subgroups and autoantibodies.  Ann Rheum Dis  2023 Feb;82(2):235-245. doi:10.1136/ard-2022-222935
  17. Davis A, Faerber J, Ardalan K, Katcoff H, Klein-Gitelman M, Rubinstein TB, Cidav Z, Mandell DS, Knight A  The Effect of Psychiatric Comorbidity on Healthcare Utilization for Youth With Newly Diagnosed Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.  J Rheumatol  2023 Feb;50(2):204-212. doi:10.3899/jrheum.220052
  18. Patel RN, Esparza VG, Lai JS, Gray EL, Reeve BB, Chang RW, Cella D, Ardalan K  Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Computerized Adaptive Testing Versus Fixed Short Forms in Juvenile Myositis.  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)  2023 Feb;75(2):381-390. doi:10.1002/acr.24760
  19. Ezeh N, Ardalan K, Buhr KA, Nguyen C, Al Ahmed O, Ardoin SP, Barton V, Bell S, Brandling-Bennett H, Castelo-Soccio L  et al.  Cross-sectional characteristics of pediatric-onset discoid lupus erythematosus: Results of a multicenter, retrospective cohort study.  J Am Acad Dermatol  2022 Sep;87(3):559-566. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2022.04.028
  20. Deakin CT, Bowes J, Rider LG, Miller FW, Pachman LM, Sanner H, Rouster-Stevens K, Mamyrova G, Curiel R, Feldman BM  et al.  Association with HLA-DRβ1 position 37 distinguishes juvenile dermatomyositis from adult-onset myositis.  Hum Mol Genet  2022 Jul 21;31(14):2471-2481. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddac019
  21. Ochfeld E, Hans V, Marin W, Ahsan N, Morgan G, Pachman LM, Khojah A  Coding joint: kappa-deleting recombination excision circle ratio and B cell activating factor level: predicting juvenile dermatomyositis rituximab response, a proof-of-concept study.  BMC Rheumatol  2022 May 09;6(1):36. pii:36
  22. Chun A, Muhammad LN, De Ranieri D  Comparison of efficacy between triamcinolone acetonide and triamcinolone hexacetonide for intraarticular therapy in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a retrospective analysis.  BMC Rheumatol  2022 Mar 31;6(1):18. pii:18
  23. Ardalan K, Lloyd-Jones DM, Schanberg LE  Cardiovascular Health in Pediatric Rheumatologic Diseases.  Rheum Dis Clin North Am  2022 Feb;48(1):157-181. doi:10.1016/j.rdc.2021.09.006
  24. Chalhoub NE, Wenderfer SE, Levy DM, Rouster-Stevens K, Aggarwal A, Savani SI, Ruth NM, Arkachaisri T, Qiu T, Merritt A  et al.  International Consensus for the Dosing of Corticosteroids in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus With Proliferative Lupus Nephritis.  Arthritis Rheumatol  2022 Feb;74(2):263-273. doi:10.1002/art.41930
  25. Roberson EDO, Mesa RA, Morgan GA, Cao L, Marin W, Pachman LM  Transcriptomes of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from juvenile dermatomyositis patients show elevated inflammation even when clinically inactive.  Sci Rep  2022 Jan 07;12(1):275. pii:275

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