Sasha Bernatsky

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Cancer risk in systemic lupus: an updated international multi-centre cohort study
    Sasha Bernatsky
    McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue, V Building, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1, Canada
    J Autoimmun 42:130-5. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Consensus statements for the use of administrative health data in rheumatic disease research and surveillance
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre MUHC, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:66-73. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Decreased breast cancer risk in systemic lupus erythematosus: the search for a genetic basis continues
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Lupus 21:896-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Systemic lupus and malignancies
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 24:177-81. 2012
  5. pmc The incidence of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Quebec: a population data-based study
    Debbie Ehrmann Feldman
    Universite de Montreal, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Rehabilitation, and Public Health Department of Montreal, Pavillon 7077 du Parc, CP 6128, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 7:20. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma--meta-analyses of the effects of corticosteroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:690-4. 2007
  7. pmc Prostate cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 129:2966-9. 2011
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. doi request reprint 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
  10. doi request reprint Self-management strategies in overweight and obese Canadians with arthritis
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:280-6. 2012

Detail Information

Publications109 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Cancer risk in systemic lupus: an updated international multi-centre cohort study
    Sasha Bernatsky
    McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue, V Building, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1, Canada
    J Autoimmun 42:130-5. 2013
    ..To update estimates of cancer risk in SLE relative to the general population...
  2. doi request reprint Consensus statements for the use of administrative health data in rheumatic disease research and surveillance
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre MUHC, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:66-73. 2013
    ..Our purpose was to develop best-practice consensus statements about the use of administrative data for rheumatic disease research and surveillance in Canada...
  3. doi request reprint Decreased breast cancer risk in systemic lupus erythematosus: the search for a genetic basis continues
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Lupus 21:896-9. 2012
    ..The reason behind this phenomenon is unknown. Our purpose was to explore whether the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) predisposing to SLE might be protective against breast cancer (in women in the general population)...
  4. doi request reprint Systemic lupus and malignancies
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 24:177-81. 2012
    ..Individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased susceptibility to certain types of cancer. Given concerns focused on this issue, we present a review of this important topic...
  5. pmc The incidence of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Quebec: a population data-based study
    Debbie Ehrmann Feldman
    Universite de Montreal, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Rehabilitation, and Public Health Department of Montreal, Pavillon 7077 du Parc, CP 6128, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 7:20. 2009
    ..To determine the population incidence of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) in Quebec...
  6. ncbi request reprint Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma--meta-analyses of the effects of corticosteroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:690-4. 2007
    ..We conducted meta-analyses of data published to date, to ascertain the over-all association between NHL and corticosteroid use, and between NHL and NSAID use...
  7. pmc Prostate cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 129:2966-9. 2011
    ..Further study of these issues in large cohorts is needed...
  8. doi request reprint 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...
  9. doi request reprint 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...
  10. doi request reprint Self-management strategies in overweight and obese Canadians with arthritis
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:280-6. 2012
    ..To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obese Canadians with arthritis and to describe their use of arthritis self-management strategies, as well as explore the factors associated with not engaging in any self-management strategies...
  11. pmc Breast, ovarian, and endometrial malignancies in systemic lupus erythematosus: a meta-analysis
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Br J Cancer 104:1478-81. 2011
    ..Less attention has been focused on women's cancers, even though SLE affects mostly females. Our objective was to estimate the risk of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers in SLE, relative to the general population...
  12. doi request reprint The accuracy of administrative data diagnoses of systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre MUHC, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:1612-6. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint Healthcare costs of inflammatory myopathies
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:885-8. 2011
    ..Little information exists regarding the economic burden related to inflammatory myopathies. Our objective was to estimate health services costs in a large, unselected, population-based sample of patients with inflammatory myopathies...
  14. ncbi request reprint Hodgkin's lymphoma in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:830-2. 2007
    ..The purpose of our work was to describe the phenomenon of HL in SLE...
  15. doi request reprint Surveillance of systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases using administrative data
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, V2 09, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatol Int 31:549-54. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that surveillance of some rheumatic diseases using administrative data may indeed be feasible. Our work highlights the usefulness of using multiple data sources, adjusting for the error in each...
  16. doi request reprint Medication use in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, V2 09, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:271-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate factors affecting therapeutic approaches used in clinical practice for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in a multicenter cohort...
  17. ncbi request reprint A population-based assessment of systemic lupus erythematosus incidence and prevalence--results and implications of using administrative data for epidemiological studies
    S Bernatsky
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1814-8. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer after exposure to disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Guebec, Canada
    Lung Cancer 59:266-9. 2008
    ..To assess the effects of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) on lung cancer risk in a large rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cohort...
  19. doi request reprint Malignancies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a preliminary report
    Sasha Bernatsky
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:760-3. 2011
    ..To present preliminary data on incidence of malignancy in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), compared to general population rates...
  20. ncbi request reprint The relationship between cancer and medication exposures in systemic lupus erythaematosus: a case-cohort study
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:74-9. 2008
    ..To examine if, in systemic lupus erythaematosus (SLE), exposure to immunosuppressive therapy (cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, methotrexate) increases cancer risk...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mental health in HIV-positive pregnant women: results from Angola
    S Bernatsky
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    AIDS Care 19:674-6. 2007
    ..Strategies to improve the mental health of HIV-positive mothers must be implemented and evaluated; efforts to decrease the levels of stigma and discrimination in this population are of key importance...
  22. ncbi request reprint Anti-rheumatic drug use and risk of serious infections in rheumatoid arthritis
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1157-60. 2007
    ..To assess the risk of severe infections associated with the use of traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and glucocorticoid agents in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Discontinuation of methotrexate therapy in older patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis: analysis of administrative health databases in Québec, Canada
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Drugs Aging 25:879-84. 2008
    ..Unfortunately, this agent is not without adverse effects. Furthermore, increasing age has been been invoked as a predictor of greater toxicity and drug discontinuation by some, but not all, investigators...
  24. doi request reprint Polymyalgia rheumatica prevalence in a population-based sample
    S Bernatsky
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1264-7. 2009
    ..To determine polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) prevalence using population-based administrative data, and to estimate the error associated with case ascertainment approaches when using these databases...
  25. doi request reprint Estimating the prevalence of polymyositis and dermatomyositis from administrative data: age, sex and regional differences
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:1192-6. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence of polymyositis and dermatomyositis using population-based administrative data, the sensitivity of case ascertainment approaches and patient demographics and these parameters...
  26. pmc Malignancy in systemic lupus erythematosus: what have we learned?
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Divisions of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 23:539-47. 2009
    ..For these reasons, it is important that women with SLE follow established guidelines for cervical cancer screening...
  27. doi request reprint Optimal care for rheumatoid arthritis: a focus group study
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre MUHC, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 29:645-57. 2010
    ..Our work provides an example of how research can assist stakeholder leaders in creating structured and incremental plans to improve health care delivery for persons with chronic diseases like RA...
  28. doi request reprint Observational studies of infections in rheumatoid arthritis: a metaanalysis of tumor necrosis factor antagonists
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, and The Research Institute, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 37:928-31. 2010
    ..We performed a systematic review and synthesis of observational studies of TNF antagonists and infection risk...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of factors influencing cancer risk in women with lupus: social habits, reproductive issues, and obesity
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 29:2551-4. 2002
    ..We aimed to determine prevalence in a lupus cohort of selected factors that influence the risk of cancer, and to compare this prevalence to that of the general population...
  31. pmc Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:1507-9. 2005
    ..Recent evidence supports an association between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnicity and cancer occurrence in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:781-4. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Scleroderma prevalence: demographic variations in a population-based sample
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:400-4. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence of systemic sclerosis (SSc) using population-based administrative data, and to assess the sensitivity of case ascertainment approaches...
  34. doi request reprint 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...
  35. pmc Lymphoma risk in systemic lupus: effects of disease activity versus treatment
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 73:138-42. 2014
    ..To examine disease activity versus treatment as lymphoma risk factors in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  36. doi request reprint 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...
  37. doi request reprint Consultation with an arthritis specialist for children with suspected juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study
    Debbie Ehrmann Feldman
    Faculte de Medecine, Ecole de readaptation, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:538-43. 2008
    ..To describe consultation with an arthritis specialist because of suspected new-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and to determine factors associated with prompt consultation...
  38. doi request reprint 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)...
  39. doi request reprint Clinical and serologic factors associated with lupus pleuritis
    Shikha Mittoo
    Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada
    J Rheumatol 37:747-53. 2010
    ..Pleuritis is a common manifestation and independent predictor of mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We examined the prevalence of pleuritis and factors associated with pleuritis in a multicenter Canadian SLE cohort...
  40. doi request reprint 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)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Bayesian modelling of imperfect ascertainment methods in cancer studies
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Que, Canada H3G 1A4
    Stat Med 24:2365-79. 2005
    ..We show that our model produces parameter estimates that are substantially different from the currently most popular method of ascertainment, which uses tumour registry data alone...
  42. doi request reprint Assessing process of care in rheumatoid arthritis at McGill University hospitals
    Lisa Marina Li
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Rheumatol 19:175-9. 2013
    ..This study aimed to assess performance of selected QIs from the 2004 Arthritis Foundation's QI Set at 2 major sites of a university network of teaching hospitals...
  43. ncbi request reprint Delay in consultation with specialists for persons with suspected new-onset rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study
    Debbie Ehrmann Feldman
    Université de Montréal and Public Health Department of Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1419-25. 2007
    ..We wished to determine whether patients suspected of having new-onset RA in Québec consulted with a rheumatologist, to document any delay in these consultations, and to determine factors associated with prompt consultation...
  44. doi request reprint Association of smoking with cutaneous manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Josiane Bourré-Tessier
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:1275-80. 2013
    ..To examine the association between smoking and cutaneous involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  45. pmc Non-lymphoma hematological malignancies in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Mary Lu
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Oncology 85:235-40. 2013
    ..To describe non-lymphoma hematological malignancies in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Do traditional Gail model risk factors account for increased breast cancer in women with lupus?
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 30:1505-7. 2003
    ..To determine to what extent the observed experience of breast cancer in a combined cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) could be explained by the profile of breast cancer risk factors...
  47. doi request reprint The 1000 Canadian faces of lupus: determinants of disease outcome in a large multiethnic cohort
    Christine A Peschken
    Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba Arthritis Center, RR149 800 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:1200-8. 2009
    ..To describe disease expression and damage accrual in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and determine the influence of ethnicity and socioeconomic factors on damage accrual in a large multiethnic Canadian cohort...
  48. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis, its treatments, and the risk of tuberculosis in Quebec, Canada
    Paul Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:300-4. 2009
    ..To determine the risk of tuberculosis (TB) among a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Quebec and assess whether this risk is associated with exposure to nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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...
  50. pmc Consultation with cardiologists for persons with new-onset chronic heart failure: a population-based study
    Debbie Ehrmann Feldman
    Ecole de readaptation, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:690-4. 2009
    ..It is recommended that persons recently diagnosed with heart failure consult with a specialist in heart failure...
  51. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus: relationship to disease status and behavioral and psychosocial factors
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Rheumatology, and Division of Clinical Immunology Allergy, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 33:1282-8. 2006
    ..To characterize the experience of fatigue in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using a multidimensional assessment and to delineate contributors to physical and mental dimensions of fatigue...
  52. ncbi request reprint Early consultation with a rheumatologist for RA: does it reduce subsequent use of orthopaedic surgery?
    Debbie Ehrmann Feldman
    CRIR, IRSPUM, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:452-9. 2013
    ..Our objective was to determine whether a reduced rate of orthopaedic surgery was evident for persons with RA who saw a rheumatologist early in the disease course...
  53. doi request reprint A population-based assessment of live births in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Evelyne Vinet
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 71:557-9. 2012
    ..The authors aim to calculate the number of live births, before and after systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis, in women diagnosed during their reproductive years and to compare this with general population rates...
  54. pmc Short-term mortality associated with failure to receive home care after hemiarthroplasty
    Elham Rahme
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 182:1421-6. 2010
    ..Such patients may benefit from home care after discharge. We assessed factors associated with the receipt of home care and evaluated the risk of death within three months after discharge...
  55. ncbi request reprint 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...
  56. doi request reprint Access and perceived need for physical and occupational therapy in chronic arthritis
    Debbie Ehrmann Feldman
    Universite de Montreal, Ecole de readaptation, C P 6128, Succ Centre Ville, Pavillon 7077 du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C3J7
    Disabil Rehabil 32:1827-32. 2010
    ..Physical and occupational therapy are beneficial for persons with chronic arthritis; however, access is problematic. The goal was to examine issues related to access to these services for patients with chronic arthritis...
  57. doi request reprint The validity of administrative data to identify hip fractures is high--a systematic review
    Marie Hudson
    Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Room A 725, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:278-85. 2013
    ..To determine the validity of the diagnostic algorithms for osteoporosis and fractures in administrative data...
  58. ncbi request reprint Determinants of sleep quality in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Deborah Da Costa
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:272-8. 2005
    ..To characterize sleep complaints in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to identify correlates of sleep quality...
  59. doi request reprint Decreased live births in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Evelyne Vinet
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:1068-72. 2011
    ..Multiple disease-related factors may limit the number of children born to women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We calculated live births in women with SLE and compared this with general population rates...
  60. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking and cutaneous damage in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Irina Turchin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:2691-3. 2009
    ..To evaluate the association between cigarette smoking and cutaneous damage in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  61. doi request reprint Arterial events in persons with dermatomyositis and polymyositis
    Annaliese Tisseverasinghe
    Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:1943-6. 2009
    ..To assess arterial events in dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM), and associated factors...
  62. pmc Care pathways in early rheumatoid arthritis
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:1444-5. 2006
    ..To determine the proportion of family physicians who diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA) correctly and to note how they report they would manage RA patients...
  63. ncbi request reprint Revisiting the issue of malignancy risk in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital Research Institute, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 7:476-81. 2005
    ..This and other works in progress will, it is hoped, considerably advance the knowledge regarding the association between autoimmune diseases and malignancy...
  64. ncbi request reprint Antirheumatic drug use and the risk of acute myocardial infarction
    Samy Suissa
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 55:531-6. 2006
    ..To assess the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) associated with the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and other medications commonly used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  65. doi request reprint 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
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  66. doi request reprint Care partnerships between family physicians and rheumatologists
    Benjamin Lou
    Montreal General Hospital, Clinical Epidemiology, 1650 Cedar Ave, L10 424, Montreal H3G 1A4, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:1981-5. 2011
    ..To describe care partnerships between family physicians and rheumatologists...
  67. ncbi request reprint Adherence to ophthalmologic monitoring for antimalarial toxicity in a lupus cohort
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Montreal General Hospital Lupus Clinic, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 30:1756-60. 2003
    ..We investigated adherence to the 1996 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) guidelines (recommending yearly ophthalmologic assessments) at our clinic, and determined the factors associated with nonadherence...
  68. doi request reprint Systemic lupus and risk of restless legs syndrome
    Noura Hassan
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:874-6. 2011
    ..To determine the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and to compare this to a rheumatic disease sample without SLE...
  69. ncbi request reprint Economic impact of juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:44-8. 2007
    ..Although high costs have been well described in adult arthritis, little is known about the economic impact of JIA. Our objective was to describe direct medical costs for children with JIA compared with controls...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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...
  71. pmc Associations between ambient fine particulate levels and disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 119:45-9. 2011
    ..It can arise at any age and occurs mainly in women...
  72. doi request reprint A retrospective review of rheumatology referral wait times within a health centre in Quebec, Canada
    Junyi Qian
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Room V2 09, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Rheumatol Int 30:705-7. 2010
    ..Implementation of a rapid access program or triage system may be helpful to further decrease wait times for inflammatory arthropathies...
  73. doi request reprint Hematologic malignant neoplasms after drug exposure in rheumatoid arthritis
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 168:378-81. 2008
    ..There is increasing concern about the influence of rheumatoid arthritis therapy on the risk for hematologic malignant neoplasms...
  74. ncbi request reprint Exploring the links between systemic lupus erythematosus and cancer
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, QC H3G 1A4, Canada
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 31:387-402, viii-ix. 2005
    ..This should provide much-needed insight into the pathogenesis of the association between cancer and SLE...
  75. ncbi request reprint Malignancy and autoimmunity
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 18:129-34. 2006
    ..This review focuses on recent publications regarding risk of cancer in these conditions...
  76. ncbi request reprint Lymphoma in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Canadian Institutes for Health Research CIHR and Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec FRSQ Investigator, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 2:570-4; quiz 575. 2006
    ..Two months before presentation, she experienced fevers ranging from 38.3 to 39.7 degrees C, but she had no specific symptoms that suggested local infection...
  77. doi request reprint Demyelinating events in rheumatoid arthritis after drug exposures
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Jewish General Hospital Lady Davis Institute, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1691-3. 2010
    ..To estimate the effects of biological drugs on the risk of demyelinating events in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Anti-rheumatic drug use and risk of hospitalization for congestive heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:677-80. 2005
    ..To assess the risk of hospitalization for congestive heart failure (CHF) associated with the use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and other medications used in RA...
  79. ncbi request reprint A comparison of prospective and retrospective evaluations of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index for systemic lupus erythematosus
    Sasha Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital Research Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 32:820-3. 2005
    ..To evaluate the comparability of prospective and retrospective evaluations of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index (SLICC/ACR DI)...
  80. ncbi request reprint 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...
  81. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis disease severity indices in administrative databases: a systematic review
    Evelyne Vinet
    Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 38:2318-25. 2011
    ..We also provide an overview of alternative methods to control for RA disease severity in administrative database research...
  82. pmc Postdischarge thromboprophylaxis and mortality risk after hip-or knee-replacement surgery
    Elham Rahme
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 178:1545-54. 2008
    ..We sought to identify hospital and patient characteristics associated with receiving thromboprophylaxis after discharge and to compare the risk of short-term mortality among those who did or did not receive thromboprophylaxis...
  83. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of an individualized home-based exercise programme for women with fibromyalgia
    D Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4 Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1422-7. 2005
    ..To determine the efficacy of a 12-week individualized home-based exercise programme on physical functioning, pain severity and psychological distress for women with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  84. ncbi request reprint Co-morbidity and physician use in fibromyalgia
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:76-81. 2005
    ..To describe comorbidity in women with FM, and to examine the effects of different types of comorbidity on physician use...
  85. ncbi request reprint 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...
  86. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 54:2550-7. 2006
    ..To examine mortality rates in the largest systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) cohort ever assembled...
  88. ncbi request reprint A comparison of damage accrual across different calendar periods in systemic lupus erythematosus patients
    C A Pineau
    Division of Rheumatology, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Lupus 15:590-4. 2006
    ..This emphasizes the need for strategies to effectively treat lupus-specific manifestations, while minimizing side effects and comorbidities...
  89. ncbi request reprint Anti-TNF therapy and pregnancy outcomes in women with inflammatory arthritis
    Evelyne Vinet
    Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Center, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Room A6 162 2, Montreal PQ, H3G 1A4, Canada
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 5:27-34. 2009
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint Headache, Raynaud's syndrome and serotonin receptor agonists in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Lupus 15:671-4. 2006
    ....
  92. ncbi request reprint Hormonal exposures and breast cancer in a sample of women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:1178-81. 2004
    ..To determine if breast cancer risk in women with SLE is modified by a history of exposure to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or oral contraceptives (OC), after adjusting for other risk factors...
  93. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with abnormal Pap results in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:1386-9. 2004
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint An international cohort study of cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 52:1481-90. 2005
    ..The present study was undertaken to ascertain the incidence of cancer in SLE patients, compared with that in the general population...
  95. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus
    J Bin
    McGill University Health Center MUHC, Department of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada, and University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Lung Cancer 56:303-6. 2007
    ..Our objective was to provide a brief report of the lung cancer cases from an SLE cohort, with respect to demographics, histology, and exposures to smoking and immunosuppressive medications...
  96. ncbi request reprint Mortality related to cerebrovascular disease in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Lupus 15:835-9. 2006
    ..In view of the paucity of large-scale studies of mortality attributed to neuropsychiatric outcomes in SLE, our findings highlight the need for additional research in large SLE cohorts...
  97. pmc Prospective analysis of neuropsychiatric events in an international disease inception cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    J G Hanly
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:529-35. 2010
    ..To determine the frequency, accrual, attribution and outcome of neuropsychiatric (NP) events and impact on quality of life over 3 years in a large inception cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Isolated pyuria in systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Appenzeller
    Division of Clinical Immunology Allergy, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Lupus 19:793-6. 2010
    ..Although the differential diagnosis for isolated pyuria is broad, this manifestation may be correlated with lupus activity even in the absence of hematuria or proteinuria. Lupus (2010) 19, 793-796...
  99. doi request reprint Autoantibodies and neuropsychiatric events at the time of systemic lupus erythematosus diagnosis: results from an international inception cohort study
    J G Hanly
    Division of Rheumatology, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre 2nd floor, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 58:843-53. 2008
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer stage at time of detection in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    S Bernatsky
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, PQ, Canada
    Lupus 13:469-72. 2004
    ..2%) compared to the general population of women (63.5%). Although not definitive, this evidence suggests that cancers in SLE are not necessarily diagnosed at earlier stages than in the general population...
  101. doi request reprint Application of a nomogram for exercise capacity in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    E M Hazel
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin Rheumatol 28:719-22. 2009
    ..Extrapolating from general population data, these individuals are likely at particular risk for cardiovascular disease and may, therefore, benefit the most from aggressive cardiovascular risk factor reduction...

Research Grants2

  1. Lymphoma in Autoimmune Disease: Consequence of Immune Suppression or Stimulation?
    Sasha Bernatsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our proposed project will help identify patients at highest risk for lymphoma and provide guidance regarding initiation and maintenance of therapy to control SLE. ..