Kathryn S Torok
Affiliation: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
- Coronary artery involvement in pediatric Takayasu's arteritis: Case report and literature reviewShaun Mohan
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, 15224, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 11:4. 2013..We present a case of a pediatric patient with TA who had no symptoms of angina but who was found to have significant coronary artery involvement on diagnostic imaging. This necessitated tailoring of traditional management...
- Pediatric scleroderma: systemic or localized formsKathryn S Torok
Division of Rheumatology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
Pediatr Clin North Am 59:381-405. 2012..Treatment of both forms targets the active inflammatory stage and halts disease progression; however, progress needs to be made toward the development of more effective antifibrotic therapy to help reverse disease damage...
- Methotrexate and corticosteroids in the treatment of localized scleroderma: a standardized prospective longitudinal single-center studyKathryn S Torok
Division of Rheumatology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA
J Rheumatol 39:286-94. 2012..To evaluate the effectiveness of a uniform single-center treatment protocol composed of high-dose methotrexate (MTX) and oral corticosteroids in a pediatric localized scleroderma (LS) cohort...
- Improvement in medication education in a pediatric subspecialty practiceAarat M Patel
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, S700 BST, 3500 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 8:25. 2010..The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of an educational intervention on parents of children taking methotrexate (MTX) for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
- Autoimmune thyroiditis in antinuclear antibody positive children without rheumatologic diseaseKathryn S Torok
University of Pittsburgh, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 8:15. 2010..The purpose of the present study was to determine the frequency of thyroid antibodies in children referred to a pediatric rheumatology center for a positive ANA without evidence of a connective tissue disease...
- Development and initial validation of the localized scleroderma skin damage index and physician global assessment of disease damage: a proof-of-concept studyThaschawee Arkachaisri
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:373-81. 2010..To develop and assess the psychometric properties of the Localized Scleroderma (LS) Skin Damage Index (LoSDI) and Physician Global Assessment of disease Damage (PGA-D)...
- Cytokine profiles in localized scleroderma and relationship to clinical featuresKatherine Kurzinski
Division of Rheumatology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
Cytokine 55:157-64. 2011..This provides the platform to launch further investigations into the role of select cytokines in the pathogenesis of LS and to provide directed therapeutic options in the future...
- Reliability and validity of the delta finger-to-palm (FTP), a new measure of finger range of motion in systemic sclerosisKathryn S Torok
Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:S28-36. 2010....
- The localized scleroderma skin severity index and physician global assessment of disease activity: a work in progress toward development of localized scleroderma outcome measuresThaschawee Arkachaisri
Division of Rheumatology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
J Rheumatol 36:2819-29. 2009..To develop and evaluate a Localized Scleroderma (LS) Skin Severity Index (LoSSI) and global assessments' clinimetric property and effect on quality of life (QOL)...