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Safety And Efficacy Of Belimumab Plus Standard Therapy For Up To Thirteen Years In Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, D. J. Wallace, E. M. Ginzler, J. T. Merrill, R. A. Furie, W. Stohl, W. W. Chatham, A. Weinstein, J. D. Mckay, W. J. Mccune, A. Heath, +4 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Safety And Efficacy Of Belimumab Plus Standard Therapy For Up To Thirteen Years In Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, D. J. Wallace, E. M. Ginzler, J. T. Merrill, R. A. Furie, W. Stohl, W. W. Chatham, A. Weinstein, J. D. Mckay, W. J. Mccune, A. Heath, +4 Additional Authors

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© 2019 The Authors. Arthritis & Rheumatology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American College of Rheumatology. Objective: To investigate the long-term safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) belimumab plus standard of care (SOC) therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in patients with active, autoantibody-positive SLE. Methods: The study was designed as a multicenter, open-label, continuation study of IV belimumab given every 4 weeks in conjunction with SOC therapy in patients with SLE who completed a phase II, double-blind study. Adverse events (AEs) and laboratory data were monitored from the first belimumab dose (in either study) until 24 weeks after ...


Monoclonal Antibody Targeting Bdca2 Ameliorates Skin Lesions In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, R. Furie, V. P. Werth, J. F. Merola, L. Stevenson, T. L. Reynolds, H. Naik, W. Wang, R. Christmann, A. Gardet, N. Franchimont, +6 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Monoclonal Antibody Targeting Bdca2 Ameliorates Skin Lesions In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, R. Furie, V. P. Werth, J. F. Merola, L. Stevenson, T. L. Reynolds, H. Naik, W. Wang, R. Christmann, A. Gardet, N. Franchimont, +6 Additional Authors

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Randomised Prospective Trial To Assess The Clinical Utility Of Multianalyte Assay Panel With Complement Activation Products For The Diagnosis Of Sle., D. J. Wallace, R. V. Alexander, T. O'Malley, A. Khosroshahi, M. Hojjati, K. Loupasakis, J. Alper, Y. Sherrer, S. Narain, T. Dervieux, +6 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Randomised Prospective Trial To Assess The Clinical Utility Of Multianalyte Assay Panel With Complement Activation Products For The Diagnosis Of Sle., D. J. Wallace, R. V. Alexander, T. O'Malley, A. Khosroshahi, M. Hojjati, K. Loupasakis, J. Alper, Y. Sherrer, S. Narain, T. Dervieux, +6 Additional Authors

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Objective: We compared the physician-assessed diagnostic likelihood of SLE resulting from standard diagnosis laboratory testing (SDLT) to that resulting from multianalyte assay panel (MAP) with cell-bound complement activation products (MAP/CB-CAPs), which reports a two-tiered index test result having 80% sensitivity and 86% specificity for SLE.

Methods: Patients (n=145) with a history of positive antinuclear antibody status were evaluated clinically by rheumatologists and randomised to SDLT arm (tests ordered at the discretion of the rheumatologists) or to MAP/CB-CAPs testing arm. The primary endpoint was based on the change in the physician likelihood of SLE on a five-point Likert ...


An Interim Report Of The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium Working Groups, M. Baron, B. Kahaleh, E. J. Bernstein, L. Chung, P. J. Clements, C. Denton, R. T. Domsic, N. Ferdowsi, S. Narain, A. Vacca, +12 Additional Authors Jan 2019

An Interim Report Of The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium Working Groups, M. Baron, B. Kahaleh, E. J. Bernstein, L. Chung, P. J. Clements, C. Denton, R. T. Domsic, N. Ferdowsi, S. Narain, A. Vacca, +12 Additional Authors

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© The Author(s) 2018. The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium represents many of the clinical researchers in the world who are interested in improving the efficiency of clinical trials in systemic sclerosis. The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium has established 11 working groups to develop and validate better ways of measuring and recording multiple aspects of this heterogeneous disease. These include groups working on arthritis, disease damage, disease activity, cardiac disease, juvenile systemic sclerosis, the gastrointestinal tract, vascular component, calcinosis, scleroderma renal crisis, interstitial lung disease, and skin measurement. Members of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium may join any one or more ...


Phase Iii, Multicentre, Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 104-Week Study Of Subcutaneous Belimumab Administered In Combination With Rituximab In Adults With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Sle): Bliss-Believe Study Protocol, Y. K. Onno Teng, I. N. Bruce, B. Diamond, R. A. Furie, R. F. Van Vollenhoven, D. Gordon, J. Groark, R. B. Henderson, M. Oldham, P. P. Tak Jan 2019

Phase Iii, Multicentre, Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 104-Week Study Of Subcutaneous Belimumab Administered In Combination With Rituximab In Adults With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Sle): Bliss-Believe Study Protocol, Y. K. Onno Teng, I. N. Bruce, B. Diamond, R. A. Furie, R. F. Van Vollenhoven, D. Gordon, J. Groark, R. B. Henderson, M. Oldham, P. P. Tak

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© 2019 Author(s) (or their employer(s)). Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Introduction Belimumab, an anti-B-lymphocyte-stimulator antibody, is approved for the treatment of active, autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Rituximab, a B cell-depleting anti-CD20 antibody, remains in the SLE treatment armamentarium despite failed trials in lupus nephritis and extrarenal lupus. These biologics, which operate through complementary mechanisms, might result in an enhanced depletion of circulating and tissue-resident autoreactive B lymphocytes when administered together. Thus, belimumab and rituximab combination may be a highly effective treatment of SLE. This study aims to ...


Delivering Challenging News: An Illness-Trajectory Communication Curriculum For Multispecialty Oncology Residents And Fellows, D. Cannone, M. Atlas, A. Fornari, M. L. Barilla-Labarca, M. Hoffman Jan 2019

Delivering Challenging News: An Illness-Trajectory Communication Curriculum For Multispecialty Oncology Residents And Fellows, D. Cannone, M. Atlas, A. Fornari, M. L. Barilla-Labarca, M. Hoffman

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Introduction: Published curricula to teach communication skills for postgraduate fellows in oncology are few in number despite the fact that oncologists conduct many difficult discussions with their patients and their families. Such discussions may include disclosing initial diagnosis or relapse of a patient's cancer or relaying a poor prognosis or change to palliative care. Methods: An eight-module course on communication in oncology practice was delivered over 2 months for palliative and oncology fellows and radiation oncology residents. Learners were given a precourse survey in which they were asked to rate their proficiency in various communication tasks. Each learner then ...


A 6-Month, Multicenter, Open-Label Study Of Fixed Dose Naproxen/Esomeprazole In Adolescent Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, D. J. Lovell, J. A. Dare, M. Francis-Sedlak, J. Ball, B. D. Lamoreaux, E. Von Scheven, A. Reinhardt, R. Jerath, B. Gottlieb, R. J. Holt, +6 Additional Authors Jan 2018

A 6-Month, Multicenter, Open-Label Study Of Fixed Dose Naproxen/Esomeprazole In Adolescent Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, D. J. Lovell, J. A. Dare, M. Francis-Sedlak, J. Ball, B. D. Lamoreaux, E. Von Scheven, A. Reinhardt, R. Jerath, B. Gottlieb, R. J. Holt, +6 Additional Authors

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© 2018 The Author(s). Background: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis of unknown etiology, which lasts for greater than 6 weeks with onset before 16 years of age. JIA is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in children. NSAIDs have been the mainstay of initial management with naproxen (NAP) being commonly used, but they may cause serious side effects such as gastric ulcers which can be reduced by concomitant administration of proton pump inhibitors, such as esomeprazole (ESO). Methods: Primary objective was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of 3 fixed doses of NAP/ESO in JIA patients ...


Erythrocyte-Bound C4d In Combination With Complement And Autoantibody Status For The Monitoring Of Sle., J. T. Merrill, M. A. Petri, J. Buyon, R. Ramsey-Goldman, K. Kalunian, C. Putterman, J. Conklin, R. A. Furie, T. Dervieux Jan 2018

Erythrocyte-Bound C4d In Combination With Complement And Autoantibody Status For The Monitoring Of Sle., J. T. Merrill, M. A. Petri, J. Buyon, R. Ramsey-Goldman, K. Kalunian, C. Putterman, J. Conklin, R. A. Furie, T. Dervieux

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Background: We examined the usefulness of erythrocyte-bound C4d (EC4d) to monitor disease activity in SLE.

Methods: Data and blood samples were collected from three different studies, each of which included longitudinal evaluations using the Physicians Global Assessment (PGA) of disease activity and the Safety of Estrogens in Lupus Erythematosus National Assessment (SELENA) SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI), which was assessed without anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and low complement C3/C4 (clinical SELENA-SLEDAI). EC4d levels were determined using flow cytometry; other laboratory measures included antibodies to dsDNA, C3 and C4 proteins. Relationships between clinical SELENA-SLEDAI, PGA and the laboratory measures were analysed ...


Long-Term Safety And Efficacy Of Belimumab In Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus A Continuation Of A Seventy-Six-Week Phase Iii Parent Study In The United States, R. A. Furie, D. J. Wallace, C. Aranow, J. Fettiplace, B. Wilson, P. Mistry, D. A. Roth, D. Gordon Jan 2018

Long-Term Safety And Efficacy Of Belimumab In Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus A Continuation Of A Seventy-Six-Week Phase Iii Parent Study In The United States, R. A. Furie, D. J. Wallace, C. Aranow, J. Fettiplace, B. Wilson, P. Mistry, D. A. Roth, D. Gordon

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Development Of A Molecular Signature To Monitor Pharmacodynamic Responses Mediated By In Vivo Administration Of Glucocorticoids, Y. Hu, J. A. Carman, D. Holloway, S. Kansal, L. Fan, C. Goldstine, D. Lee, J. E. Somerville, R. Furie, S. G. Nadler, +7 Additional Authors Jan 2018

Development Of A Molecular Signature To Monitor Pharmacodynamic Responses Mediated By In Vivo Administration Of Glucocorticoids, Y. Hu, J. A. Carman, D. Holloway, S. Kansal, L. Fan, C. Goldstine, D. Lee, J. E. Somerville, R. Furie, S. G. Nadler, +7 Additional Authors

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© 2018 American College of Rheumatology. Objective: To develop an objective, readily measurable pharmacodynamic biomarker of glucocorticoid (GC) activity. Methods: Genes modulated by prednisolone were identified from in vitro studies using peripheral blood mononuclear cells from normal healthy volunteers. Using the criteria of a >2-fold change relative to vehicle controls and an adjusted P value cutoff of less than 0.05, 64 up-regulated and 18 down-regulated genes were identified. A composite score of the up-regulated genes was generated using a single-sample gene set enrichment analysis algorithm. Results: GC gene signature expression was significantly elevated in peripheral blood leukocytes from normal healthy ...


Lessons Learned From Bone Marrow Failure In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Reports And Review Of The Literature, E. Anderson, B. Shah, A. Davidson, R. Furie Jan 2018

Lessons Learned From Bone Marrow Failure In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Reports And Review Of The Literature, E. Anderson, B. Shah, A. Davidson, R. Furie

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© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Objective: In the present review, four new cases of bone marrow failure are presented and the potential contribution of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is discussed. Furthermore, a comprehensive literature review of cases of autoimmune myelofibrosis (AIMF), aplastic anemia (AA), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) with concurrent SLE aims to allow their direct comparison. Based on a clearer characterization of reported cases and our own experience, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of these disorders in SLE are proposed based on lessons learned from the present and previous cases. Methods: A literature search was done in PubMed, accessed via the ...


Development Of A Novel Renal Activity Index Of Lupus Nephritis In Children & Young Adults, H. I. Brunner, M. Bennett, K. Abulaban, M. Klein-Gitelman, K. O'Neil, L. Tucker, S. Ardoin, K. Rouster-Stevens, B. A. Eberhard, P. Devarajan, +8 Additional Authors Jan 2016

Development Of A Novel Renal Activity Index Of Lupus Nephritis In Children & Young Adults, H. I. Brunner, M. Bennett, K. Abulaban, M. Klein-Gitelman, K. O'Neil, L. Tucker, S. Ardoin, K. Rouster-Stevens, B. A. Eberhard, P. Devarajan, +8 Additional Authors

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BACKGROUND: Noninvasive estimation of the degree of inflammation seen on kidney biopsy with lupus nephritis (LN) remains difficult. The objective of this study was to develop a Renal Activity Index for Lupus (RAIL) that, based solely on laboratory measures, accurately reflects histological LN activity. METHODS: We assayed traditional LN laboratory tests and 16 urine biomarkers (UBMs) in children (n=47) at the time of kidney biopsy. Histological LN activity was measured by the NIH Activity Index (NIH-AI) and the Tubulointerstitial Activity Index (TIAI). High LN-activity status (vs. moderate/low) was defined as NIH-AI scores > 10 (vs.5 (vs.92% accuracy ...


Validation Of The Lupus Nephritis Clinical Indices In Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, R. Mina, K. Abulaban, M. Klein-Gitelman, A. Eberhard, S. Ardoin, N. Singer, K. Onel, L. Tucker, K. O'Neil, H. I. Brunner, +8 Additional Authors Jan 2016

Validation Of The Lupus Nephritis Clinical Indices In Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, R. Mina, K. Abulaban, M. Klein-Gitelman, A. Eberhard, S. Ardoin, N. Singer, K. Onel, L. Tucker, K. O'Neil, H. I. Brunner, +8 Additional Authors

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OBJECTIVE: To validate clinical indices of lupus nephritis (LN) activity and damage when used in children against the criterion standard of kidney biopsy findings. METHODS: In 83 children requiring kidney biopsy the SLE Disease Activity Index Renal Domain (SLEDAI-R); British Isles Lupus Assessment Group index Renal Domain (BILAG-R), Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Renal Activity (SLICC-RAS) and Damage Index Renal Domain (SDI-R) were measured. Fixed effect and logistic models were done to predict International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) class; low/moderate vs. high LN-activity [NIH Activity Index (NIH-AI) score:10; Tubulointerstitial Activity Index (TIAI) score:5 ...


Safety And Efficacy Of Belimumab To Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus In Academic Clinical Practices, J. S. Hui-Yuen, A. Reddy, J. Taylor, X. Li, A. H. Eichenfield, L. M. Bermudez, A. J. Starr, L. F. Imundo, R. A. Furie, A. Askanase, +7 Additional Authors Jan 2015

Safety And Efficacy Of Belimumab To Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus In Academic Clinical Practices, J. S. Hui-Yuen, A. Reddy, J. Taylor, X. Li, A. H. Eichenfield, L. M. Bermudez, A. J. Starr, L. F. Imundo, R. A. Furie, A. Askanase, +7 Additional Authors

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Effects Of Obesity On Health-Related Quality Of Life In Juvenile-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, R. Mina, M. S. Klein-Gitelman, S. Nelson, B. A. Eberhard, G. Higgins, N. G. Singer, K. Onel, L. Tucker, K. M. O'Neil, H. I. Brunner, +4 Additional Authors Jan 2015

Effects Of Obesity On Health-Related Quality Of Life In Juvenile-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, R. Mina, M. S. Klein-Gitelman, S. Nelson, B. A. Eberhard, G. Higgins, N. G. Singer, K. Onel, L. Tucker, K. M. O'Neil, H. I. Brunner, +4 Additional Authors

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OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effects of obesity on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE). METHODS: Obesity was defined as a body mass index (BMI) >/=95th percentile according to the Sex-specific Center for Disease Control BMI-For-Age Charts and determined in a multicenter cohort of jSLE patients. In this secondary analysis, the domain and summary scores of the Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL) Inventory and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) of obese jSLE patients were compared to those of non-obese jSLE patients as well as historical obese and non-obese healthy controls. Mixed-effects modeling was performed ...


Dose-Escalation Of Human Anti-Interferon-Alpha Receptor Monoclonal Antibody Medi-546 In Subjects With Systemic Sclerosis: A Phase 1, Multicenter, Open Label Study, A. Goldberg, T. Geppert, E. Schiopu, T. Frech, V. Hsu, R. W. Simms, S. L. Peng, Y. H. Yao, N. Elgeioushi, S. Yoo, +2 Additional Authors Jan 2014

Dose-Escalation Of Human Anti-Interferon-Alpha Receptor Monoclonal Antibody Medi-546 In Subjects With Systemic Sclerosis: A Phase 1, Multicenter, Open Label Study, A. Goldberg, T. Geppert, E. Schiopu, T. Frech, V. Hsu, R. W. Simms, S. L. Peng, Y. H. Yao, N. Elgeioushi, S. Yoo, +2 Additional Authors

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Introduction: Type I interferons (IFNs) are implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc). MEDI-546 is an investigational human monoclonal antibody directed against the type I IFN receptor. This Phase 1 study evaluated the safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), immunogenicity, and pharmacodynamics (PD) of single and multiple intravenous doses of MEDI-546 in adults with SSc. Methods: Subjects (>= 18 years) with SSc were enrolled in an open-label, dose-escalation study to receive single (0.1, 0.3, 1.0, 3.0, 10.0, or 20.0 mg/kg), or 4 weekly intravenous doses (0.3, 1.0, or 5.0 mg/kg/week ...


Platelets Are Required For Enhanced Activation Of The Endothelium And Fibrinogen In A Mouse Thrombosis Model Of Aps, V. Proulle, R. A. Furie, G. Merrill-Skoloff, B. C. Furie, B. Furie Jan 2014

Platelets Are Required For Enhanced Activation Of The Endothelium And Fibrinogen In A Mouse Thrombosis Model Of Aps, V. Proulle, R. A. Furie, G. Merrill-Skoloff, B. C. Furie, B. Furie

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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined by thrombosis, fetal loss, and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, including anti-beta 2-glycoprotein-1 autoantibodies (anti-beta 2GP1) that have a direct role in the pathogenesis of thrombosis in vivo. The cellular targets of the anti-beta 2GP1autoantibody/beta 2GP1complex in vivo were studied using a laser-induced thrombosis model of APS in a live mouse and human anti-beta 2GP1 autoantibodies affinity-purified from APS patients. Cell binding of fluorescently labeled beta 2GP1 and anti-beta 2GP1 autoantibodies revealed their colocalization on the platelet thrombus but not the endothelium. Anti-beta 2GP1 autoantibodies enhanced platelet activation, monitored by calcium mobilization, and endothelial ...


Efficacy And Safety Of Abatacept In Lupus Nephritis A Twelve-Month, Randomized, Double-Blind Study, R. Furie, K. Nicholls, T. T. Cheng, F. Houssiau, R. Burgos-Vargas, S. L. Chen, J. L. Hillson, S. Meadows-Shropshire, M. Kinaszczuk, J. T. Merrill Jan 2014

Efficacy And Safety Of Abatacept In Lupus Nephritis A Twelve-Month, Randomized, Double-Blind Study, R. Furie, K. Nicholls, T. T. Cheng, F. Houssiau, R. Burgos-Vargas, S. L. Chen, J. L. Hillson, S. Meadows-Shropshire, M. Kinaszczuk, J. T. Merrill

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Objective. To compare the efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) abatacept, a selective T cell costimulation modulator, versus placebo for the treatment of active class III or IV lupus nephritis, when used on a background of mycophenolate mofetil and glucocorticoids. Methods. This was a 12-month, randomized, phase II/III, multicenter, international, double-blind study. A total of 298 patients were treated in 1 of 3 IV treatment arms: placebo, abatacept at the standard weight-tiered dose (approximating 10 mg/kg), or abatacept at 30 mg/kg for 3 months, followed by the standard weight-tiered dose (abatacept 30/10). The primary end point ...


Safety Of Celecoxib And Nonselective Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs In Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Results Of The Phase 4 Registry, R. E. Sobel, D. J. Lovell, H. I. Brunner, J. E. Weiss, P. W. Morris, B. S. Gottlieb, E. C. Chalom, L. K. Jung, K. B. Onel, E. H. Giannini, +6 Additional Authors Jan 2014

Safety Of Celecoxib And Nonselective Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs In Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Results Of The Phase 4 Registry, R. E. Sobel, D. J. Lovell, H. I. Brunner, J. E. Weiss, P. W. Morris, B. S. Gottlieb, E. C. Chalom, L. K. Jung, K. B. Onel, E. H. Giannini, +6 Additional Authors

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BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess long-term safety and developmental data on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients treated in routine clinical practice with celecoxib or nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs). METHODS: Children aged >/=2 to-negative polyarthritis, persistent or extended oligoarthritis, or systemic arthritis were enrolled into this prospective, observational, multicenter standard-of-care registry. Eligible patients were newly or recently prescribed (


Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Of The Efficacy And Safety Of Rilonacept In The Treatment Of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, N. T. Ilowite, K. Prather, Y. Lokhnygina, L. E. Schanberg, M. Elder, D. Milojevic, J. W. Verbsky, S. J. Spalding, B. S. Gottlieb, C. I. Sandborg, +12 Additional Authors Jan 2014

Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Of The Efficacy And Safety Of Rilonacept In The Treatment Of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, N. T. Ilowite, K. Prather, Y. Lokhnygina, L. E. Schanberg, M. Elder, D. Milojevic, J. W. Verbsky, S. J. Spalding, B. S. Gottlieb, C. I. Sandborg, +12 Additional Authors

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of rilonacept, an interleukin-1 inhibitor, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS: An initial 4-week double-blind placebo phase was incorporated into a 24-week randomized multicenter design, followed by an open-label phase. Seventy-one children who had active arthritis in >/=2 joints were randomized (1:1) to the 2 arms of the study. Patients in the rilonacept arm received rilonacept (loading dose 4.4 mg/kg followed by 2.2 mg/kg weekly, subcutaneously) beginning on day 0. Patients in the placebo arm received placebo for 4 weeks followed by a loading dose of rilonacept ...


Cell-Bound Complement Activation Products In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Comparison With Anti-Double-Stranded Dna And Standard Complement Measurements, C. Putterman, R. Furie, R. Ramsey-Goldman, A. Askanase, J. Buyon, K. Kalunian, W. W. Chatham, E. Massarotti, K. Kirou, T. Dervieux, +10 Additional Authors Jan 2014

Cell-Bound Complement Activation Products In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Comparison With Anti-Double-Stranded Dna And Standard Complement Measurements, C. Putterman, R. Furie, R. Ramsey-Goldman, A. Askanase, J. Buyon, K. Kalunian, W. W. Chatham, E. Massarotti, K. Kirou, T. Dervieux, +10 Additional Authors

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance characteristics of cell-bound complement (C4d) activation products (CBCAPS) on erythrocyte (EC4d) and B cells (BC4d) with antibodies to double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) and complement C3 and C4 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: The study enrolled 794 subjects consisting of 304 SLE and a control group consisting of 285 patients with other rheumatic diseases and 205 normal individuals. Anti-dsDNA and other autoantibodies were measured using solid-phase immunoassays while EC4d and BC4d were determined using flow cytometry. Complement proteins were determined using immunoturbidimetry. Disease activity in SLE was determined using a non-serological Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity ...


A Comparison Of The Malignancy Incidence Among Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis And Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis In A Large Us Cohort, R. L. Gross, J. S. Schwartzman-Morris, M. Krathen, G. Reed, H. Chang, K. C. Saunders, M. C. Fisher, J. D. Greenberg, C. Putterman, A. Broder, +3 Additional Authors Jan 2014

A Comparison Of The Malignancy Incidence Among Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis And Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis In A Large Us Cohort, R. L. Gross, J. S. Schwartzman-Morris, M. Krathen, G. Reed, H. Chang, K. C. Saunders, M. C. Fisher, J. D. Greenberg, C. Putterman, A. Broder, +3 Additional Authors

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence rates of malignancy among patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America (CORRONA) registry. METHODS: We analyzed 2,970 patients with PsA (7,133 patient-years of followup) and 19,260 patients with RA (53,864 patient-years of followup). Using a standardized adjudication process, we identified 40 confirmed malignancies in the patients with PsA and 307 confirmed malignancies in those with RA. Incidence rates were calculated per 100 patient-years. Incidence rate ratios were estimated, with adjustment for age, sex, disease duration, body mass index ...