Murray Baron

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Reliability of widefield capillary microscopy to measure nailfold capillary density in systemic sclerosis
    M Hudson
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:S36-41. 2010
  2. doi Consensus opinion of a North American Working Group regarding the classification of digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis
    Murray Baron
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Sainte Catherine, A 725, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 33:207-14. 2014
  3. pmc CD109, a TGF-β co-receptor, attenuates extracellular matrix production in scleroderma skin fibroblasts
    Xiao Yong Man
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, H3G 1A4, Canada
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R144. 2012
  4. pmc Loss of PPARγ expression by fibroblasts enhances dermal wound closure
    Wei Sha
    Department of Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Dental Sciences Bldg, London, ON, N6A 5C1, Canada
    Fibrogenesis Tissue Repair 5:5. 2012
  5. ncbi Development of the McGill Range of Motion Index
    Murray Baron
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 456:42-50. 2007
  6. ncbi Is serum albumin a marker of malnutrition in chronic disease? The scleroderma paradigm
    Murray Baron
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Room A 216, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Am Coll Nutr 29:144-51. 2010
  7. ncbi The relationship of dyspnoea to function and quality of life in systemic sclerosis
    M Baron
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:644-50. 2008
  8. ncbi Office capillaroscopy in systemic sclerosis
    Murray Baron
    McGill University, and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1268-74. 2007
  9. ncbi Malnutrition is common in systemic sclerosis: results from the Canadian scleroderma research group database
    Murray Baron
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:2737-43. 2009
  10. doi The clinimetric properties of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II in early inflammatory arthritis
    Murray Baron
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:382-90. 2008

Detail Information

Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Reliability of widefield capillary microscopy to measure nailfold capillary density in systemic sclerosis
    M Hudson
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:S36-41. 2010
    ..To determine intra- and inter-observer reliability of widefield microscopy to measure nailfold capillary density in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  2. doi Consensus opinion of a North American Working Group regarding the classification of digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis
    Murray Baron
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Sainte Catherine, A 725, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 33:207-14. 2014
    ..57) and interrater (0.48) measurements. A consensus for the classification of DUs in SSc was developed, and after a training session, rheumatologists with expertise in SSc are able to reliably classify DUs and to measure ulcer area...
  3. pmc CD109, a TGF-β co-receptor, attenuates extracellular matrix production in scleroderma skin fibroblasts
    Xiao Yong Man
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, H3G 1A4, Canada
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R144. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the role of CD109 in regulating extracellular matrix (ECM) production in human SSc skin fibroblasts...
  4. pmc Loss of PPARγ expression by fibroblasts enhances dermal wound closure
    Wei Sha
    Department of Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Dental Sciences Bldg, London, ON, N6A 5C1, Canada
    Fibrogenesis Tissue Repair 5:5. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  5. ncbi Development of the McGill Range of Motion Index
    Murray Baron
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 456:42-50. 2007
    ..It will prove useful in future research as a means of controlling for ROM as a confounder of various outcomes and in studies of therapeutic maneuvers to improve ROM...
  6. ncbi Is serum albumin a marker of malnutrition in chronic disease? The scleroderma paradigm
    Murray Baron
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Room A 216, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Am Coll Nutr 29:144-51. 2010
    ..Malnutrition is common in many chronic diseases, but physicians may rely on a low albumin value before deciding that malnutrition is present...
  7. ncbi The relationship of dyspnoea to function and quality of life in systemic sclerosis
    M Baron
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:644-50. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi Office capillaroscopy in systemic sclerosis
    Murray Baron
    McGill University, and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1268-74. 2007
    ..The ophthalmoscope is valid when compared to the microscope for detecting giant or dilated capillaries. We conclude that these techniques are useful office tools to detect capillary abnormalities in SSc...
  9. ncbi Malnutrition is common in systemic sclerosis: results from the Canadian scleroderma research group database
    Murray Baron
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:2737-43. 2009
    ..Little is known about nutritional status in SSc. We investigated the prevalence and demographic and clinical correlates of nutritional status in a large cohort of patients with SSc...
  10. doi The clinimetric properties of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II in early inflammatory arthritis
    Murray Baron
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:382-90. 2008
    ..To assess the clinimetric properties of a new health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument, the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II (WHODAS II), in patients with early inflammatory arthritis...
  11. ncbi Screening and therapy for malnutrition and related gastro-intestinal disorders in systemic sclerosis: recommendations of a North American expert panel
    Murray Baron
    Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:S42-6. 2010
    ..To develop a set of recommendations for clinicians caring for patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) to guide their approach to the patient with malnutrition and possible malabsorption...
  12. doi Validation of the UCLA Scleroderma Clinica Trial Gastrointestinal Tract Instrument version 2.0 for systemic sclerosis
    Murray Baron
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Room A 725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:1925-30. 2011
    ..Our study assesses the internal consistency and validity of the instrument in a different population than was used in the original study...
  13. doi Evaluation of the clinimetric properties of the Early Inflammatory Arthritis--self-administered comorbidity questionnaire
    Murray Baron
    Division of Rheumatology, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:390-4. 2009
    ..To adapt the self-administered comorbidity questionnaire (SCQ) into the Early Inflammatory Arthritis-SCQ (EIA-SCQ) and assess its clinimetric properties in EIA...
  14. doi Sociodemographic, disease, and symptom correlates of fatigue in systemic sclerosis: evidence from a sample of 659 Canadian Scleroderma Research Group Registry patients
    Brett D Thombs
    McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:966-73. 2009
    ..To assess fatigue levels and demographic, socioeconomic, disease, and psychosocial correlates of fatigue in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  15. doi Prevalence, severity, and clinical correlates of pain in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Orit Schieir
    McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:409-17. 2010
    ..The present study estimated prevalence, severity, and associations between SSc clinical variables and pain in all patients with SSc and in limited cutaneous (lcSSc) and diffuse cutaneous (dcSSc) subsets...
  16. doi Clinical correlates of self-reported physical health status in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Room A 216, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:1226-9. 2009
    ..Our objective was to identify the clinical characteristics that correlate with the physical health status of patients with SSc, as assessed by the Medical Outcomes Trust Short Form-36 (SF-36)...
  17. ncbi Systemic sclerosis: establishing diagnostic criteria
    Marie Hudson
    Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Medicine (Baltimore) 89:159-65. 2010
    ..We conclude that important diagnostic clues in patients with SSc include Raynaud phenomenon, skin involvement, clinically visible mat-like telangiectasias, and SSc-related autoantibodies...
  18. doi Work disability in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:2481-6. 2009
    ..Little is known about work disability in SSc. We undertook this study to determine the prevalence and demographic and clinical correlates of work disability in a large cohort of patients with SSc...
  19. doi Prevalence and clinical correlates of pruritus in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Ilya Razykov
    McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1765-70. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to document the proportion of SSc patients with pruritus on most days, to determine when in the course of the disease pruritus is most prevalent, and to identify clinical correlates...
  20. doi Discordance between patient and physician assessments of disease severity in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    Jewish General Hospital, Room A 725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 37:2307-12. 2010
    ..To describe the magnitude and correlates of discordance between patient and physician assessments of disease severity in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  21. doi Symptoms of depression predict the trajectory of pain among patients with early inflammatory arthritis: a path analysis approach to assessing change
    Orit Schieir
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E4
    J Rheumatol 36:231-9. 2009
    ..To assess the longitudinal relationships, including directionality, among chronic pain, symptoms of depression, and disease activity in patients with early inflammatory arthritis (EIA)...
  22. doi Reliability and validity of the center for epidemiologic studies depression scale in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Brett D Thombs
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:438-43. 2008
    ..Our objective was to assess the internal consistency reliability, convergent validity, and structural/construct validity of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in patients with SSc...
  23. doi Prevalence and clinical correlates of symptoms of depression in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Brett D Thombs
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:504-9. 2008
    ..To assess the prevalence and predictors of symptoms of depression in a large sample of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  24. doi Predictors of disability and pain six months after the end of treatment for fibromyalgia
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin J Pain 26:23-9. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to identify factors associated with decreased disability and lower pain scores 6 months after a multimodal treatment program for fibromyalgia (FM)...
  25. ncbi Clinical correlates of quality of life in systemic sclerosis measured with the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II
    Marie Hudson
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:279-84. 2008
    ....
  26. doi Disability in systemic sclerosis -- a longitudinal observational study
    Mireille Schnitzer
    Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:685-92. 2011
    ..To assess disability in systemic sclerosis (SSc) longitudinally and to identify disease-specific determinants, after accounting for informative patient dropout...
  27. doi The cost of systemic sclerosis
    Sasha Bernatsky
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:119-23. 2009
    ..To assess costs related to systemic sclerosis (SSc) and their determinants...
  28. doi Sleep disturbances in systemic sclerosis: evidence for the role of gastrointestinal symptoms, pain and pruritus
    Katherine Milette
    Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:1715-20. 2013
    ..Sleep disturbance has been identified as an important contributor to poor quality of life. The objective was to investigate socio-demographic and medical factors potentially associated with sleep disturbance in SSc...
  29. doi Demographic and clinical factors associated with physician service use in systemic sclerosis
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1A1
    J Rheumatol 36:96-8. 2009
    ..To assess physician service use in a large sample of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), and to determine factors associated with physician use...
  30. doi Quality of life in patients with systemic sclerosis compared to the general population and patients with other chronic conditions
    Marie Hudson
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Room A 216, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:768-72. 2009
    ..We compared the HRQOL of SSc patients with individuals in the general population and patients with other common chronic diseases...
  31. doi Modeling smoking in systemic sclerosis: a comparison of different statistical approaches
    Marie Hudson
    Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:570-8. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of different methods of modeling smoking on vascular outcomes in rheumatic diseases...
  32. doi Health-related quality of life in systemic sclerosis: a systematic review
    Marie Hudson
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1112-20. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature on HRQOL in SSc measured using the Medical Outcomes Trust Short Form 36 (SF-36)...
  33. ncbi Patients with systemic autoimmune diseases could not distinguish comorbidities from their index disease
    Marie Hudson
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:654-62. 2008
    ..To assess the construct validity of the Self-Administered Comorbidity Questionnaire (SCQ) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  34. doi Association of pruritus with quality of life and disability in systemic sclerosis
    Ghassan El-Baalbaki
    McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:1489-95. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association of pruritus with QOL and disability in SSc...
  35. doi Frequency and impact of symptoms experienced by patients with systemic sclerosis: results from a Canadian National Survey
    Marielle Bassel
    Jewish General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E4, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:762-7. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study was to identify symptoms of SSc that patients rated as frequent and that highly impacted their ability to carry out daily activities...
  36. doi Cigarette smoking in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 63:230-8. 2011
    ..To determine the effects of cigarette smoking on vascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory outcomes in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  37. doi Work instability and financial loss in early inflammatory arthritis
    Karl J Looper
    Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Rheum Dis 15:546-53. 2012
    ..In this study, we examine the extent of work instability and financial loss as well as their association with disease characteristics during the first 18 months of inflammatory arthritis...
  38. ncbi Validity of self-reported comorbidities in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:1477-80. 2009
    ..To assess the validity of self-reports by patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) of 5 common, chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes, cancer, depression, and osteoarthritis/back pain) as compared to chart review...
  39. ncbi Quality of life in systemic sclerosis: psychometric properties of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II
    Marie Hudson
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:270-8. 2008
    ..To determine the validity of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II (WHODAS II) in systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  40. doi Comparison of the PHQ-9 and CES-D depression scales in systemic sclerosis: internal consistency reliability, convergent validity and clinical correlates
    Katherine Milette
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:789-96. 2010
    ....
  41. doi Clinical correlates of sleep problems in systemic sclerosis: the prominent role of pain
    Katherine Milette
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:921-5. 2011
    ..Little research, however, has examined factors associated with sleep disruption in SSc. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate socio-demographic and medical factors associated with sleep disruption in SSc...
  42. ncbi Predictors of adherence to an integrated multimodal program for fibromyalgia
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 35:2255-64. 2008
    ..To describe treatment adherence to a multimodal integrated program for patients with fibromyalgia (FM), identify predictors of adherence to treatment recommendations, and examine the relationship between adherence and patient outcomes...
  43. ncbi Preliminary validity of the barriers to treatment adherence questionnaire in fibromyalgia: combining quantitative and focus group data
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychol Rep 105:447-60. 2009
    ..Addressing barriers to improve adherence may maximize the benefit of treatment programs...
  44. doi Assessment of reproductive history in systemic sclerosis
    Sasha Bernatsky
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1661-4. 2008
    ..To assess the number of live births in women whose systemic sclerosis (SSc) onset occurred during their reproductive years, and to compare this with general population rates...
  45. doi High rates of depressive symptoms among patients with systemic sclerosis are not explained by differential reporting of somatic symptoms
    Brett D Thombs
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:431-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether these high rates result from differential reporting of somatic symptoms related to the high physical burden of SSc...
  46. ncbi Comparison of different measures of diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, Room A 725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3T 1E2
    Clin Rheumatol 32:1467-74. 2013
    ..Low DLCOsb/VAsb is more specific for pulmonary vascular disease and should be the preferred measure of gas exchange in SSc...
  47. pmc Clinical significance of antibodies to Ro52/TRIM21 in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montréal H3T 1E3, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R50. 2012
    ..We undertook this study to determine the clinical and serologic associations of anti-Ro52/TRIM21 antibodies in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  48. doi Time to diagnosis in systemic sclerosis: is sex a factor?
    Marie Hudson
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:274-8. 2009
    ..To determine whether sex plays a role in the time to diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  49. doi Low socioeconomic status (measured by education) and outcomes in systemic sclerosis: data from the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group
    Samah Mansour
    Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, St Joseph s Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:447-54. 2013
    ..It is unknown whether SES affects systemic sclerosis (SSc) outcomes. Disease can affect income and cause work disability, thus education (completed long before SSc onset) may be a proxy for SES...
  50. doi Does cigarette smoking mitigate the severity of skin disease in systemic sclerosis?
    Genevieve Gyger
    Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Room A 725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada
    Rheumatol Int 33:943-8. 2013
    ..This hypothesis-generating study provides new avenues of research, especially insofar as the role of nicotine in SSc is concerned and given that safe nicotine replacement therapy exists...
  51. doi Prevalence of current, 12-month and lifetime major depressive disorder among patients with systemic sclerosis
    Lisa R Jewett
    Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:669-75. 2013
    ....
  52. doi Clinical correlates of CENP-A and CENP-B antibodies in a large cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    Jewish General Hospital, Room A 725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 39:787-94. 2012
    ..To study the clinical phenotypes of centromeric proteins (CENP)-A- and CENP-B-positive patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to compare them to anticentromere antibody (ACA)-positive and negative SSc patients...
  53. doi Prevalence and clinical correlates of pruritus in patients with systemic sclerosis: an updated analysis of 959 patients
    Ilya Razykov
    Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1E4
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:2056-61. 2013
    ..The objectives were to (i) document the proportion of patients who experience pruritus on most days overall and by disease duration and (ii) identify clinical correlates of pruritus...
  54. doi Measuring fatigue in SSc: a comparison of the Short Form-36 Vitality subscale and Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue scale
    Daphna Harel
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:2177-85. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the performances of the Short Form-36 (SF-36) Vitality subscale and Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT) in SSc...
  55. doi Clinical decision rule to predict the presence of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis
    Russell Steele
    Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:519-24. 2012
    ..To develop a clinical decision rule to predict the presence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma) and to estimate the prevalence of SSc-ILD...
  56. doi Measuring pain in systemic sclerosis: comparison of the short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire versus a single-item measure of pain
    Ghassan El-Baalbaki
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:2581-7. 2011
    ....
  57. ncbi Clinical and serologic correlates of anti-PM/Scl antibodies in systemic sclerosis: a multicenter study of 763 patients
    Julie D'Aoust
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheumatol 66:1608-15. 2014
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and identify the clinical correlates of anti-PM-1α antibodies in a large cohort of patients with SSc...
  58. pmc The Canadian systemic sclerosis oral health study: orofacial manifestations and oral health-related quality of life in systemic sclerosis compared with the general population
    Murray Baron
    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, Universite 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
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 53:1386-94. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to compare oral abnormalities and oral health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with SSc with the general population...
  59. doi Pulmonary capillary endothelial metabolic dysfunction: severity in pulmonary arterial hypertension related to connective tissue disease versus idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
    David Langleben
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 58:1156-64. 2008
    ..e., PAH related to connective tissue disease (PAH-CTD) versus idiopathic PAH (IPAH)...
  60. doi Influence of somatic symptoms on Patient Health Questionnaire-9 depression scores among patients with systemic sclerosis compared to a healthy general population sample
    Allison Leavens
    McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1195-201. 2012
    ..The objective was to assess whether SSc patients had higher somatic symptom scores on the PHQ-9 than non-medically ill respondents from the general population matched on cognitive/affective scores...
  61. pmc New directions for patient-centred care in scleroderma: the Scleroderma Patient-centred Intervention Network (SPIN)
    Brett D Thombs
    Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:S23-9. 2012
    ..The goal of SPIN, as described in this article, is to develop, test, and disseminate a set of accessible interventions designed to complement standard care in order to improve HRQoL outcomes in SSc...
  62. pmc Sociodemographic and disease correlates of body image distress among patients with systemic sclerosis
    Lisa R Jewett
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e33281. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to identify sociodemographic and disease-related correlates of dissatisfaction with appearance and social discomfort among people with SSc...
  63. doi Development and validation of the brief-satisfaction with appearance scale for systemic sclerosis
    Lisa R Jewett
    McGill University and Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:1779-86. 2010
    ..The objective was to develop and cross-validate a brief version of the Satisfaction with Appearance Scale (SWAP) in order to reduce item redundancy, increase SSc relevancy, and improve the feasibility of body image assessment in SSc...
  64. ncbi Identifying target areas of treatment for depressed early inflammatory arthritis patients
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Psychother Psychosom 77:298-305. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to identify target areas for psychosocial intervention for depressed patients with early inflammatory arthritis...
  65. ncbi The role of rheumatologists vis-à-vis assessment of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in rheumatoid arthritis
    Yael Luck
    Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 33:769-74. 2014
    ..Rheumatologists should manage inflammatory disease and health services should be improved to ensure the optimal management of traditional CV risk factors for all rheumatology patients...
  66. doi Caregiving appraisal and disease activity in early inflammatory arthritis
    Margaret Purden
    Department of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Scand J Caring Sci 27:156-64. 2013
    ..In this study, we examined how caregiving involvement and caregiving appraisal as perceived by both patients and their caregiving spouses relate to disease activity and mental health of patients in early inflammatory arthritis...
  67. pmc Sexual activity and impairment in women with systemic sclerosis compared to women from a general population sample
    Brooke Levis
    Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e52129. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to compare sexual activity and impairment rates of women with systemic sclerosis (SSc) to general population data and to identify domains of sexual function driving impairment in SSc...
  68. doi Utility of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to assess suicide risk in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Ilya Razykov
    McGill University and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:753-8. 2013
    ....
  69. ncbi Physical and occupational therapy referral and use among systemic sclerosis patients with impaired hand function: results from a Canadian national survey
    Marielle Bassel
    Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:574-7. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of Canadian SSc patients with hand involvement who are referred to and use PT or OT services and factors associated with referral...
  70. ncbi Update on indices of disease activity in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 37:93-8. 2007
    ..An important barrier in the study of systemic sclerosis (SSc) is the difficulty in measuring disease activity. We reviewed the literature on currently available global measures of disease activity in SSc...
  71. doi History of depressive episodes as a risk factor for illness severity in early inflammatory arthritis
    Karl Looper
    Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Psychosom Res 71:28-31. 2011
    ..In this study, we examine how a history of clinical depression identified through diagnostic interviews influences disease outcome measures in patients with early inflammatory arthritis (EIA) in the absence of current depression...
  72. ncbi Hypocomplementemia in systemic sclerosis--clinical and serological correlations
    Marie Hudson
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, 3755 Cote Sainte Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 34:2218-23. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that hypocomplementemia in SSc might indicate the presence of overlap disease. We investigated if SSc patients with hypocomplementemia had more features of overlap disease than those with normal complement levels...
  73. ncbi Predictors of health status in women with fibromyalgia: a prospective study
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Behav Med 13:101-8. 2006
    ..06). These findings highlight the need for multidisciplinary interventions that target psychological distress, coping, and comorbidity in patients with FM...
  74. doi Wait times for rheumatology consultation: is rheumatoid arthritis prioritized?
    Ashley Delaurier
    University of Montreal, Faculty of Medicine, School of Rehabilitation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Rheumatol 18:341-4. 2012
    ....
  75. ncbi Longitudinal study of renal function in systemic sclerosis
    Melissa Caron
    McGill University, Jewish General Hospital, Room A 725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Rheumatol 39:1829-34. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence of renal disease and the course of renal function over time in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  76. doi Chronic smoke exposure induces rheumatoid factor and anti-heat shock protein 70 autoantibodies in susceptible mice and humans with lung disease
    Marianna M Newkirk
    Department of Medicine, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Eur J Immunol 42:1051-61. 2012
    ..Identification of these autoantibodies could suggest a common environmental insult, namely CS, in a number of different disease settings...
  77. ncbi Polyautoimmunity and familial autoimmunity in systemic sclerosis
    Marie Hudson
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Autoimmun 31:156-9. 2008
    ..Clinically different autoimmune phenotypes might share common susceptibility variants, which acting in epistatic pleiotropy may represent risk factors for autoimmunity...
  78. ncbi Patient-physician discordance in fibromyalgia
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 30:1326-34. 2003
    ..We investigated this phenomenon to identify demographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors associated with patient-physician discordance on physical functioning, well being, and satisfaction with the office visit...
  79. ncbi Distinct bacterial colonization patterns of Escherichia coli subtypes associate with rheumatoid factor status in early inflammatory arthritis
    Marianna M Newkirk
    Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:1311-6. 2010
    ..The strongest association was observed for RF(+) RA. We compare colonization patterns of these bacteria, and the anti-bacterial antibody levels in early onset RF(+) and RF(-) inflammatory arthritis...
  80. ncbi Shoulder hemarthrosis due to a bleeding pseudoaneurysm
    Harbhajan Kang
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 24:305-7. 2005
    ..This rare cause of intra-articular hemorrhage is important to establish because specific treatment may offer relief and prevent further bleeding...
  81. doi Reports of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests in systemic sclerosis
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Montreal, Quebec H3A1A1, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:149-51. 2009
    ..To assess the prevalence of abnormal cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) reported by women with SSc onset before the age of 50 yrs...
  82. ncbi Improving the sensitivity of the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for systemic sclerosis
    M Hudson
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:754-7. 2007
    ....
  83. ncbi Does psychological vulnerability determine health-care utilization in fibromyalgia?
    P L Dobkin
    Montreal General Hospital, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 42:1324-31. 2003
    ..The objectives of the study were: (i) to document health service utilization, and (ii) to examine whether psychological vulnerability was associated with visits to physicians and CAM providers...
  84. ncbi Medication non-adherence in women with fibromyalgia
    M J Sewitch
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:648-54. 2004
    ..To identify the determinants of medication non-adherence in women with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  85. pmc Cross-language measurement equivalence of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale in systemic sclerosis: a comparison of Canadian and Dutch patients
    Linda Kwakkenbos
    Department of Rheumatology, Sint Maartenskliniek Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e53923. 2013
    ..This study provides an example of how to assess cross-language measurement equivalence by comparing the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale between English-speaking Canadian and Dutch SSc patients...
  86. doi Rates and correlates of sexual activity and impairment among women with systemic sclerosis
    Brooke Levis
    McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:340-50. 2012
    ....
  87. doi Corticosteroids and the risk of scleroderma renal crisis: a systematic review
    Gerald Trang
    McGill University, Room A 216, 3755 Côte Ste Catherine Street, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada
    Rheumatol Int 32:645-53. 2012
    ..Great caution must continue to be exerted when initiating such therapy, especially in high doses and in the early diffuse subset of SSc patients...
  88. ncbi Outcome measurements in scleroderma: results from a delphi exercise
    Hashim Gazi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 34:501-9. 2007
    ..To obtain a consensus on the minimal clinically relevant treatment effect in various scleroderma disease outcome measures to be used in future clinical trials...
  89. ncbi Depression in patients with systemic sclerosis: a systematic review of the evidence
    Brett D Thombs
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1089-97. 2007
    ..To assess the prevalence, course, and predictors of depression in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  90. ncbi Ibuprofen may abrogate the benefits of aspirin when used for secondary prevention of myocardial infarction
    Marie Hudson
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 32:1589-93. 2005
    ..To determine whether patients taking aspirin for secondary prevention of myocardial infarction are at increased risk of recurrent disease when they take concomitant ibuprofen...
  91. ncbi Static wrist splint use in the performance of daily activities by individuals with rheumatoid arthritis
    Ada Pagnotta
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Chomedey, Laval, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 32:2136-43. 2005
    ..In individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), to identify the influence of wrist splint wear on pain, work performance, endurance, perceived task difficulty, and perceived splint benefit while performing various upper limb tasks...
  92. doi Gastrointestinal manifestations of scleroderma: recent progress in evaluation, pathogenesis, and management
    Genevieve Gyger
    Division of Rheumatology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 14:22-9. 2012
    ..New, exciting data on gastric vascular antral ectasia have been published. Finally, malnutrition in SSc patients has been highlighted, and anorectal involvement has been emphasized...
  93. ncbi Etiology-specific endothelin-1 clearance in human precapillary pulmonary hypertension
    David Langleben
    Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Division of Cardiology, Room E 258, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1E2
    Chest 129:689-95. 2006
    ..Increased levels of ET-1 are found in precapillary PH, partly from increased synthesis. We hypothesized that the endothelial dysfunction and vascular remodeling seen in human precapillary PH would also reduce ET-1 clearance...
  94. ncbi Health services costs and their determinants in women with fibromyalgia
    John R Penrod
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:1391-8. 2004
    ..We investigated the 6-month costs (direct and indirect) in women with primary FM, and we identified determinants of direct costs...
  95. ncbi Antibodies to RNA polymerase III in systemic sclerosis detected by ELISA
    Mittermayer Santiago
    Servico de Reumatologia do Hospital do Santa Izabel, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica, Salvador, Brazil
    J Rheumatol 34:1528-34. 2007
    ..To determine serological and clinical variables associated with anti-RNA polymerase III (RNAP-III) antibodies in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) using a new ELISA method...
  96. ncbi The development of systemic sclerosis classification criteria
    Jennifer G Walker
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, T2N 4N1, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1401-9. 2007
    ..Newly derived criteria are likely to draw upon the older classification systems as well as incorporating up-to-date diagnostic techniques and biomarkers. Validation will be critical before their use becomes widespread...
  97. ncbi A comparison of the frequency of antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides using a third generation anti-CCP assay (CCP3) in systemic sclerosis, primary biliary cirrhosis and rheumatoid arthritis
    Mittermayer Santiago
    Servico de Reumatologia do Hospital do Santa Izabel, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica, Salvador, Brazil
    Clin Rheumatol 27:77-83. 2008
    ..This study confirmed the high specificity and sensitivity of both anti-CCP assays for the diagnosis of RA. The presence of anti-CCP antibodies in SSc was only correlated with the presence of arthritis...
  98. ncbi Prevalence of elevated pulmonary arterial pressures measured by echocardiography in a multicenter study of patients with systemic sclerosis
    Janet E Pope
    St Joseph s Health Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 32:1273-8. 2005
    ..To estimate the prevalence of elevated pulmonary arterial pressures (PAP) as a correlate for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) in rheumatology centers in Canada...
  99. pmc Development of a provisional core set of response measures for clinical trials of systemic sclerosis
    D Khanna
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:703-9. 2008
    ..To develop a provisional core set of response measures for clinical trials of systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  100. ncbi Are the Short Form 36 physical and mental component summary scores useful measures in patients with systemic sclerosis? Comment on the article by Rannou et al
    Marie Hudson
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1339; author reply 1339-40. 2007
  101. ncbi Assessment of unmet needs and the lack of generalizability in the design of randomized controlled trials for scleroderma treatment
    Renata Villela
    University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:706-13. 2008
    ..To determine the generalizability of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc) using the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG) database...