G S Alarcon

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Association of IL4R single-nucleotide polymorphisms with rheumatoid nodules in African Americans with rheumatoid arthritis
    Paula I Burgos
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R75. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Radiographic assessment of disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with methotrexate or minocycline
    G S Alarcon
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 35294, USA
    J Rheumatol 27:530-4. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. IX. Differences in damage accrual
    G S Alarcon
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 44:2797-806. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline characteristics of a multiethnic lupus cohort: PROFILE
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294, USA
    Lupus 11:95-101. 2002
  5. pmc Time to renal disease and end-stage renal disease in PROFILE: a multiethnic lupus cohort
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e396. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. X. Measuring cognitive impairment with the cognitive symptoms inventory
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 47:310-9. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XI. Sources of discrepancy in perception of disease activity: a comparison of physician and patient visual analog scale scores
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 47:408-13. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Early rheumatoid arthritis: combination therapy of doxycycline plus methotrexate versus methotrexate monotherapy
    Graciela S Alarcon
    The Faculty of Office Towers, University of Alabama at Birmingham, in Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3408, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 2:296-7. 2006
  9. pmc Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic cohort: LUMINA XXXV. Predictive factors of high disease activity over time
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1168-74. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XIV. Poverty, wealth, and their influence on disease activity
    Graciela S Alarcon
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:73-7. 2004

Research Grants

  1. OUTCOME OF SLE IN MINORITIES--NATURE VS NURTURE
    GRACIELA ALARCON; Fiscal Year: 1993
  2. OUTCOME OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS IN MINORITIES
    GRACIELA ALARCON; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications60

  1. pmc Association of IL4R single-nucleotide polymorphisms with rheumatoid nodules in African Americans with rheumatoid arthritis
    Paula I Burgos
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R75. 2010
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Radiographic assessment of disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with methotrexate or minocycline
    G S Alarcon
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 35294, USA
    J Rheumatol 27:530-4. 2000
    ..On the other hand, there are no sufficient data to conduct a formal metaanalysis of patients with RA treated with minocycline...
  3. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. IX. Differences in damage accrual
    G S Alarcon
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 44:2797-806. 2001
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline characteristics of a multiethnic lupus cohort: PROFILE
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294, USA
    Lupus 11:95-101. 2002
    ..To report the baseline characteristics of a US multi-ethnic, multi-regional, multi-institution cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and how it was constituted...
  5. pmc Time to renal disease and end-stage renal disease in PROFILE: a multiethnic lupus cohort
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e396. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the factors predicting the development of renal involvement and its progression to ESRD in a multi-ethnic SLE cohort (PROFILE)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. X. Measuring cognitive impairment with the cognitive symptoms inventory
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 47:310-9. 2002
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XI. Sources of discrepancy in perception of disease activity: a comparison of physician and patient visual analog scale scores
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 47:408-13. 2002
    ..To compare patient's and physician's assessment of disease activity in a multiethnic (Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian) cohort of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Early rheumatoid arthritis: combination therapy of doxycycline plus methotrexate versus methotrexate monotherapy
    Graciela S Alarcon
    The Faculty of Office Towers, University of Alabama at Birmingham, in Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3408, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 2:296-7. 2006
  9. pmc Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic cohort: LUMINA XXXV. Predictive factors of high disease activity over time
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1168-74. 2006
    ..To ascertain the predictive factors of high levels of disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XIV. Poverty, wealth, and their influence on disease activity
    Graciela S Alarcon
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:73-7. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multi-ethnic cohort (LUMINA) XXXII: [corrected] contributions of admixture and socioeconomic status to renal involvement
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Lupus 15:26-31. 2006
    ..Our data indicate that genetic factors appear to be more important than SES in explaining the ethnic disparities in the occurrence of renal involvement...
  12. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XIX. Natural history of the accrual of the American College of Rheumatology criteria prior to the occurrence of criteria diagnosis
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:609-15. 2004
    ..To determine how the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) accrue in a multiethnic cohort of SLE patients...
  13. pmc Effect of hydroxychloroquine on the survival of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: data from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA L)
    Graciela S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3408, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1168-72. 2007
    ..A study was undertaken to determine whether hydroxychloroquine also exerts a protective effect on survival...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-administered joint counts and standard joint counts in the assessment of rheumatoid arthritis. MIRA Trial Group. Minocycline in RA
    G S Alarcon
    University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294 3296, USA
    J Rheumatol 26:1065-7. 1999
    ..To determine the comparability of a text to a mannequin format for the assessment of joint counts (JC) among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) participating in a randomized clinical trial (RCT)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups: III. A comparison of characteristics early in the natural history of the LUMINA cohort. LUpus in MInority populations: NAture vs. Nurture
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Lupus 8:197-209. 1999
    ..To determine and contrast the socioeconomic-demographic and clinical features of patients with recent onset (< or =5 y) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from three ethnic groups, Hispanic, African-American and Caucasian (H, AA, C)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics for rheumatoid arthritis? Minocycline shows promise in some patients
    G S Alarcon
    Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham 35294, USA
    Postgrad Med 105:95-8. 1999
    ..Dr Alarcón summarizes the outcomes of studies to date and offers her recommendations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Methotrexate use in rheumatoid arthritis. A Clinician's perspective
    G S Alarcon
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Immunopharmacology 47:259-71. 2000
    ..Jorgensen, C., and Sany, J., 1997a. Methotrexate as the initial second-line disease modifying agent in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patients. Clin. Exp. Rheumatol. 15, 597-601; Bologna, C., Viu, P. (ABSTRACT TRUNCATED)..
  18. pmc Adolescent onset of lupus results in more aggressive disease and worse outcomes: results of a nested matched case-control study within LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA LVII)
    L B Tucker
    Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Lupus 17:314-22. 2008
    ..After adjusting for ethnicity and follow-up time, jSLE patients experienced more renal and neurological manifestations, with more renal damage. There was a two-fold higher mortality rate in the jSLE group...
  19. ncbi request reprint Tetracyclines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
    G S Alarcon
    University of Alabama, n615 Medical Education Building, UAB, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 9:1491-8. 2000
    ..s trial is described. Finally, side effects not observed during the conduct of these trials, but reported to occur in other patients, for example those receiving minocycline for the treatment of acne, are also listed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Minocycline for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
    G S Alarcon
    Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 24:489-99. 1998
    ..The data on efficacy and toxicity are presented. The possible place of tetracycline derivatives within the overall strategy of RA treatment is also presented...
  21. doi request reprint Methotrexate is not associated with progression of interstitial lung disease in rheumatoid arthritis
    Angelo L Gaffo
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 510 20th St S, Faculty Office Tower, Room 830, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408
    Arch Intern Med 168:1927-8. 2008
  22. ncbi request reprint Predictors of post-partum damage accrual in systemic lupus erythematosus: data from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (XXXVIII)
    R M Andrade
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:1380-4. 2006
    ..To determine the impact of pregnancy on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) outcome...
  23. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA) XL II: factors predictive of new or worsening proteinuria
    H M Bastian
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:683-9. 2007
    ..To determine the factors predictive of new or worsening proteinuria in a large multiethnic cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  24. doi request reprint Associated factors and impact of myocarditis in patients with SLE from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (LV). [corrected]
    M Apte
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:362-7. 2008
    ..To examine the factors associated with myocarditis and its impact on disease outcomes in SLE patients...
  25. pmc Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA): XXIV. Cytotoxic treatment is an additional risk factor for the development of symptomatic osteonecrosis in lupus patients: results of a nested matched case-control study
    J Calvo-Alen
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:785-90. 2006
    ..Osteonecrosis is common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and often disabling. The role of glucocorticoids in its development is well known...
  26. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. VII [correction of VIII]. Predictors of early mortality in the LUMINA cohort. LUMINA Study Group
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 45:191-202. 2001
    ..To determine the features associated with mortality in a multiethnic US cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) within 5 years of study onset...
  27. doi request reprint Predictors of premature gonadal failure in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Results from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort (LUMINA LVIII)
    L A Gonzalez
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:1170-3. 2008
    ..To examine the predictors of time to premature gonadal failure (PGF) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort...
  28. ncbi request reprint Factors predictive of overall health over the course of the disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus from the LUMINA cohort (LXII): use of the SF-6D
    M L Sanchez
    Departments of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:67-71. 2009
    ..Health related quality of life (HRQOL) over course of the disease was ascertained in SLE patients from LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort, using the SF-36-derived utility measure, the SF-6D...
  29. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic cohort (LUMINA): XXVIII. Factors predictive of thrombotic events
    K T Ho
    Department of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1303-7. 2005
    ..Postanalysis correlation between aPL and anticardiolipin (aCL) assays was attempted by performing aCL assays on random samples of patients whose aPL status was known...
  30. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic U.S. cohort (LUMINA) XXXI: factors associated with patients being lost to follow-up
    A M Bertoli
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Lupus 15:19-25. 2006
    ..Pro-active measures may need to be applied to decrease the probability of patients 'at risk' of becoming lost to follow-up and to preserve the integrity of the cohort...
  31. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic U.S. cohort (LUMINA) XXVII: factors predictive of a decline to low levels of disease activity
    A M Bertoli
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Lupus 15:13-8. 2006
    ..972, P = 0.018) were negatively associated. These data suggest that a decline to low levels of disease activity in lupus patients seems to be multifactorial; this study also underscores the importance of social support for lupus patients...
  32. pmc Seizures in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: data from LUMINA, a multiethnic cohort (LUMINA LIV)
    R M Andrade
    Department of Medicine, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:829-34. 2008
    ..To examine the predictors of time-to-seizure occurrence and their impact on damage accrual and mortality in LUMINA, a multiethnic (Hispanic, African American and Caucasian) cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus...
  33. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XX. Damage as a predictor of further damage
    G S Alarcon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:202-5. 2004
    ..To examine the predictors of damage in a multiethnic cohort of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with a specific focus on damage at baseline. Patients and..
  34. ncbi request reprint Relationship between adherence to study and clinic visits in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: data from the LUMINA cohort
    A G Uribe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, AL 35294, USA
    Lupus 13:561-8. 2004
    ..e., renal or serosal involvement). These data should be considered when caring for patients with SLE...
  35. pmc Factors associated with arterial vascular events in PROFILE: a Multiethnic Lupus Cohort
    A M Bertoli
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
    Lupus 18:958-65. 2009
    ..Awareness of these factors should lead to more effective management strategies of patients at risk for arterial vascular events...
  36. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in three ethnic groups. XII. Risk factors for lupus nephritis after diagnosis
    H M Bastian
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Lupus 11:152-60. 2002
    ..Sociodemographic, clinical and immunologic/immunogenetic factors seem to be predictive of LN occurring after the diagnosis of SLE has been made...
  37. pmc Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US cohort LUMINA (XLI): factors predictive of self-reported work disability
    A M Bertoli
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:12-7. 2007
    ..To examine the risk factors for self-reported work disability in patients from the LUpus in MInorities: NAture vs. Nurture cohort with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with systemic lupus erythematosus from a multiethnic US cohort: LUMINA (LVI) [corrected]
    R Andrade
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 26:268-74. 2008
    ..To study the factors associated with an adverse pregnancy outcome in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  39. pmc Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors delay the occurrence of renal involvement and are associated with a decreased risk of disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus--results from LUMINA (LIX): a multiethnic US cohort
    S Duran-Barragan
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1093-6. 2008
    ..To examine if angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor use delays the occurrence of renal involvement and decreases the risk of disease activity in SLE patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic US Cohort (LUMINA). XXX: association between C-reactive protein (CRP) gene polymorphisms and vascular events
    A J Szalai
    The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:864-8. 2005
    ..To determine if a polymorphic GTn repeat in the intron of the C-reactive protein (CRP) gene associates with occurrence of vascular arterial events in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  41. doi request reprint Predictors of the rate of change in disease activity over time in LUMINA, a multiethnic US cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: LUMINA LXX
    J Zhang
    Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Lupus 19:727-33. 2010
    ..These findings complement existing knowledge on SLE disease activity and are potentially useful to clinicians managing these patients...
  42. pmc Racial or ethnic differences in allele frequencies of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and their influence on response to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis
    L B Hughes
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 415 Lyons Harrison Research Building, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1213-8. 2006
    ..The anti-folate drug methotrexate (MTX) is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis...
  43. pmc Time to seizure occurrence and damage in PROFILE, a multi-ethnic systemic lupus erythematosus cohort
    R Ramsey-Goldman
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Lupus 17:177-84. 2008
    ..7; 95% CI 1.0-7.0) or an episode of psychosis (HR = 4.7; 95% CI 2.3-9.9). No allele from the candidate genes examined (HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQB1, FCGR2A, FCGR3A, or FCG3B) predicted clinical seizures or damage caused by seizures...
  44. pmc Peripheral vascular damage in systemic lupus erythematosus: data from LUMINA, a large multi-ethnic U.S. cohort (LXIX)
    P I Burgos
    Departments of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Lupus 18:1303-8. 2009
    ..Peripheral vascular damage also negatively affected survival...
  45. pmc Skeletal health among African Americans with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis
    J R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1379-86. 2009
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Is familial lupus different from sporadic lupus? Data from LUMINA (LXXIII), a multiethnic US cohort
    P I Burgos
    Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Lupus 19:1331-6. 2010
    ..We conclude that although some clinical differences were observed between patients with familial and sporadic lupus, familial lupus was not associated with a significantly greater disease burden (damage, survival) than sporadic lupus...
  47. ncbi request reprint Lack of recording of systemic lupus erythematosus in the death certificates of lupus patients
    J Calvo-Alen
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3408, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1186-9. 2005
    ..To determine to what extent the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in deceased lupus patients is under-reported in death certificates, and the patient characteristics associated with such an occurrence...
  48. pmc Cigarette smoking, disease severity and autoantibody expression in African Americans with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis
    T R Mikuls
    Department of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Omaha VA Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 6270, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:1529-34. 2008
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Can the weighted criteria improve our ability to capture a larger number of lupus patients into observational and interventional studies? A comparison with the American College of Rheumatology criteria
    M L Sanchez
    Depatment of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama 35294, USA
    Lupus 12:468-70. 2003
    ..The modified weighted criteria allow the identification of more lupus patients for clinical or interventional studies; some of these patients, however, may not have SLE according to experienced rheumatologists...
  50. ncbi request reprint Use of neuroimaging to understand abnormal pain sensitivity in fibromyalgia
    L A Bradley
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BDB 475, 1808 7th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0012
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 2:141-8. 2000
    ..We anticipate that future neuroimaging studies will enhance our understanding of abnormal pain sensitivity and of pain management interventions aimed at altering central nervous system function in patients with fibromyalgia...
  51. ncbi request reprint Folic acid supplementation prevents deficient blood folate levels and hyperhomocysteinemia during longterm, low dose methotrexate therapy for rheumatoid arthritis: implications for cardiovascular disease prevention
    S L Morgan
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Rheumatol 25:441-6. 1998
    ..To determine the effect of longterm methotrexate (MTX) therapy and folic acid supplementation on folate nutriture and homocysteine levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  52. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus and gouty arthritis: an uncommon association
    S Bajaj
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:349-52. 2004
    ..To examine the frequency of gouty arthritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and elucidate the clinical factors that predispose to this occurrence...
  53. ncbi request reprint MTX affects inflammation and tissue destruction differently in the rat AA model
    S L Morgan
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3360, USA
    J Rheumatol 28:1476-81. 2001
    ..To investigate the dose response relationships of methotrexate (MTX) therapy in rat adjuvant arthritis (AA), an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Abnormal functional activity of the central nervous system in fibromyalgia syndrome
    J M Mountz
    Department of Radiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Am J Med Sci 315:385-96. 1998
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Early rheumatoid arthritis in African-Americans: the CLEAR Registry
    S L Bridges
    Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, Division of Clinical Immu nology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 415 Lyons Harrison Research Building, 701 19th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:S138-45. 2003
    ..The Consortium for the Longitudinal Evaluation of African-Americans with early RA (CLEAR) Registry, a collaborative effort among four institutions in the southeast USA, will hopefully provide a useful resource to study these issues...
  56. doi request reprint Autoantibodies as biomarkers for the prediction of neuropsychiatric events in systemic lupus erythematosus
    J G Hanly
    Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:1726-32. 2011
    ..This study examined a disease inception cohort of 1047 SLE patients to determine which autoantibodies at enrolment predicted subsequent neuropsychiatric events...
  57. ncbi request reprint Advances in the treatment of fibromyalgia: current status and future directions
    G S Alarcon
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and the Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Med Sci 315:397-404. 1998
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Pain complaints in patients with fibromyalgia versus chronic fatigue syndrome
    L A Bradley
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, 475 Boshell Diabetes Building, 1808 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Curr Rev Pain 4:148-57. 2000
    ..These two sets of factors, respectively, may account for the similarities and differences in the pain experiences of persons with FM and CFS...
  59. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and health status variables independently predict health care seeking in fibromyalgia
    B C Kersh
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294-0006, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 45:362-71. 2001
    ..These variables may influence the severity of symptoms experienced by persons with this disorder as well as their health care-seeking behavior, but they are not necessary to produce abnormal pain sensitivity in FM...
  60. ncbi request reprint Protein-losing enteropathy in a young African-American woman with abdominal pain, diarrhea and hydronephrosis
    M Gornisiewicz
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Lupus 10:835-40. 2001
    ..This is an unusual complication of lupus...

Research Grants20

  1. OUTCOME OF SLE IN MINORITIES--NATURE VS NURTURE
    GRACIELA ALARCON; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..This will be the first systematic study of Hispanics with SLE in the United States and the first to examine the interplay among genetic and socio-cultural factors in diverse racial and ethnic groups with SLE...
  2. OUTCOME OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS IN MINORITIES
    GRACIELA ALARCON; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....