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VERITY Publications – 2020

Bansback N, Curtis JR, Huang J, He Z, Evans M, Johansson T, Michaud K, Schmajuk G, Liao KP. Patterns of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor (TNFi) Biosimilar Use Across United States Rheumatology Practices. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2020 Feb;2(2):79-83. Link to Abstract

Katz JN, Shrestha S, Losina E, Jones MH, Marx RG, Mandl LA, Levy BA, MacFarlane LA, Spindler KP, Silva GS; METEOR Investigators, Collins JE. Five-Year Outcome of Operative and Nonoperative Management of Meniscal Tear in Persons Older Than Forty-Five Years. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Feb;72(2):273-281. Link to Abstract

Smith KC, Losina E, Messier SP, Hunter DJ, Chen AT, Katz JN, Paltiel AD. Budget Impact of Funding an Intensive Diet and Exercise Program for Overweight and Obese Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2020 Jan;2(1):26-36. Link to Abstract

Schoenfeld AJ, Schwab JH, Ferrone ML, Blucher JA, Balboni TA, Barton LB, Chi JH, Kang JD, Losina E, Katz JN. Non-operative management of spinal metastases: A prognostic model for failure. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Jan;188:105574. Link to Abstract

VERITY Publications – 2019

Williams JN, Speyer CB, Kreps DJ, Kimbrough DJ, Costenbader K, Bhattacharyya S. Spinal cord syndromes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: differentiating lupus myelitis, neuromyelitis optica, and multiple sclerosis. Lupus. 2019 Dec;28(14):1656-1662. Link to Abstract

Kronzer VL, Crowson CS, Sparks JA, Myasoedova E, Davis JM 3rd. Comorbidities As Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Their Accrual After Diagnosis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2019 Dec;94(12):2488-2498. Link to Abstract

Breslow RG, Shrestha S, Feroe AG, Katz JN, Troyanos C, Collins JE. Medical Tent Utilization at 10-km Road Races: Injury, Illness, and Influencing Factors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Dec;51(12):2451-2457. Link to Abstract

Zhang Y, Cai T, Yu S, Cho K, Hong C, Sun J, Huang J, Ho YL, Ananthakrishnan AN, Xia Z, Shaw SY, Gainer V, Castro V, Link N, Honerlaw J, Huang S, Gagnon D, Karlson EW, Plenge RM, Szolovits P, Savova G, Churchill S, O’Donnell C, Murphy SN, Gaziano JM, Kohane I, Cai T, Liao KP. High-throughput phenotyping with electronic medical record data using a common semi-supervised approach (PheCAP).  Nat Protoc. 2019 Dec;14(12):3426-3444. Link to Abstract

Zaccardelli A, Liu X, Ford JA, Cui J, Lu B, Chu SH, Schur PH, Speyer CB, Costenbader KH, Robinson WH, Sokolove J, Karlson EW, Camargo CA Jr, Sparks JA. Asthma and elevation of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies prior to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 Nov 21;21(1):246. Link to Abstract

Agarwal-Harding KJ, Chokotho L, Young S, Mkandawire N, Chawinga M, Losina E, Katz JN. Assessing the capacity of Malawi’s district and central hospitals to manage traumatic diaphyseal femoral fractures in adults. PLoS One. 2019 Nov 20;14(11):e0225254. Link to Abstract

Tedeschi SK, Solomon DH, Yoshida K, Vanni K, Suh DH, Smith SE. A prospective study of dual-energy CT scanning, US and X-ray in acute calcium pyrophosphate crystal arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Oct 19. pii: kez431. Link to Abstract

Solomon DH, Yu Z, Katz JN, Bitton A, Corrigan C, Fraenkel L, Harrold LR, Smolen JS, Losina E, Lu B. Adverse Events and Resource Use Before and After Treat-to-Target in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Post Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Sep;71(9):1243-1248. Link to Abstract

Sparks JA, He X, Huang J, Fletcher EA, Zaccardelli A, Friedlander HM, Gill RR, Hatabu H, Nishino M, Murphy DJ, Iannaccone CK, Mahmoud TG, Frits ML, Lu B, Rosas IO, Dellaripa PF, Weinblatt ME, Karlson EW, Shadick NA, Doyle TJ. Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Predicting Incident Clinically Apparent Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Sep;71(9):1472-1482. Link to Abstract

Liu X, Tedeschi SK, Lu B, Zaccardelli A, Speyer CB, Costenbader KH, Karlson EW, Sparks JA. Long-Term Physical Activity and Subsequent Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women: A Prospective Cohort Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Sep;71(9):1460-1471. Link to Abstract

Katz JN, Shrestha S, Losina E, Jones MH, Marx RG, Mandl LA, Levy BA, MacFarlane LA, Spindler KP, Silva GS; MeTeOR Investigators, Collins JE. Five-year outcome of operative and non-operative management of meniscal tear in persons greater than 45 years old. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Aug 20. Link to Abstract

Huang S, He X, Doyle TJ, Zaccardelli A, Marshall AA, Friedlander HM, Blaustein RB, Smith EA, Cui J, Iannaccone CK, Mahmoud TG, Weinblatt ME, Dellaripa PF, Shadick NA, Sparks JA. Association of rheumatoid arthritis-related autoantibodies with pulmonary function test abnormalities in a rheumatoid arthritis registry. Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Aug 13. Link to Abstract

Zhang M, Selzer F, Losina E, Collins JE, Katz JN. Musculoskeletal Symptomatic Areas After Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019 Aug 1;1(6):373-381. Link to Abstract

Kronzer VL, Crowson CS, Sparks JA, Vassallo R, Davis JM 3rd. Investigating Asthma, Allergic Disease, Passive Smoke Exposure, and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Aug;71(8):1217-1224. Link to Abstract

Schoenfeld AJ, Losina E, Ferrone ML, Schwab JH, Chi JH, Blucher JA, Silva GS, Chen AT, Harris MB, Kang JD, Katz JN. Ambulatory status after surgical and nonsurgical treatment for spinal metastasis. Cancer. 2019 Aug 1;125(15):2631-2637. Link to Abstract

Losina E, Silva GS, Smith KC, Collins JE, Hunter DJ, Shrestha S, Messier SP, Yelin EH, Suter LG, Paltiel AD, Katz JN. Quality-Adjusted Life-Years Lost Due to Physical Inactivity in the United States Osteoarthritis Population. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Jul 26. Link to Abstract

Zhao SS, Yoshida K, Jones GT, Hughes DM, Duffield SJ, Tedeschi SK, Lyu H, Moots RJ, Solomon DH, Goodson NJ. Smoking status and cause-specific discontinuation of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors in axial spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 Jul 22;21(1):177. Link to Abstract


Young JD, Bhashyam AR, Qudsi RA, Parisien RL, Shrestha S, van der Vliet QMJ, Fils J, Losina E, Dyer GSM. Cross-Cultural Comparison of Postoperative Discharge Opioid Prescribing After Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jul 17;101(14):1286-1293. Link to Abstract

Liu X, Tedeschi SK, Barbhaiya M, Leatherwood CL, Speyer CB, Lu B, Costenbader KH, Karlson EW, Sparks JA. Impact and Timing of Smoking Cessation on Reducing Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women in the Nurses’ Health Studies. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Jul;71(7):914-924. Link to Abstract

Zaccardelli A, Friedlander HM, Ford JA, Sparks JA. Potential of Lifestyle Changes for Reducing the Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure? Clin Ther. 2019 Jul;41(7):1323-1345. Link to Abstract

Chang HH, Ho CH, Tomita B, Silva AA, Sparks JA, Karlson EW, Rao DA, Lee YC, Ho IC. Utilizing a PTPN22 gene signature to predict response to targeted therapies in rheumatoid arthritis. J Autoimmun. 2019 Jul;101:121-130. Link to Abstract

Yoshida K, Solomon DH, Haneuse S, Kim SC, Patorno E, Tedeschi SK, Lyu H, Hernández-Díaz S, Glynn RJ. A tool for empirical equipoise assessment in multigroup comparative effectiveness research. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 Jul;28(7):934-941. Link to Abstract

Leatherwood C, Speyer CB, Feldman CH, D’Silva K, Gómez-Puerta JA, Hoover PJ, Waikar SS, McMahon GM, Rennke HG, Costenbader KH. Clinical characteristics and renal prognosis associated with interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IFTA) and vascular injury in lupus nephritis biopsies. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 Jun 11. Link to Abstract

Lalani R, Lyu H, Vanni K, Solomon DH. Low Dose Methotrexate and Mucocutaneous Adverse Events: Results of a Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 May 31. Link to Abstract

Lyu H, Jundi B, Xu C, Tedeschi SK, Yoshida K, Zhao S, Nigwekar SU, Leder BZ, Solomon DH. Comparison of Denosumab and Bisphosphonates in Patients With Osteoporosis: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. J Clin Endocrinol  Metab. 2019 May 1;104(5):1753-1765. Link to Abstract

Collins JE, Losina E, Marx RG, Guermazi A, Jarraya M, Jones MH, Levy BA, Mandl LA, Martin SD, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Katz JN; MeTeOR Investigator Group.  Early MRI-based Changes in Patients with Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Apr 1. Link to Abstract

Sparks JA, Doyle TJ, He X, Pan B, Iannaccone C, Frits ML, Dellaripa PF, Rosas IO, Lu B, Weinblatt ME, Shadick NA, Karlson EW. Incidence and predictors of dyspnea on exertion in a prospective cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019 Mar;1(1):4-15.

Yoshida K, Solomon DH, Haneuse S, Kim SC, Patorno E, Tedeschi SK, Lyu H, Franklin JM, Stürmer T, Hernández-Díaz S, Glynn RJ. Multinomial Extension of Propensity Score Trimming Methods: A Simulation Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 1;188(3):609-616. Link to Abstract

Zhao S, Yoshida K, Jones GT, Hughes DM, Tedeschi SK, Lyu H, Moots RJ, Solomon DH, Goodson NJ. The impact of smoking on response to TNF inhibitors in axial spondyloarthritis: methodological considerations for longitudinal observational studies. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Feb 14. Link to Abstract

Lyu H, Yoshida K, Tedeschi SK, Zhao S, Xu C, Nigwekar SU, Leder BZ, Solomon DH. Intervals between bone mineral density testing with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans in clinical practice. Osteoporos Int. 2019 Jan 24. Link to Abstract

Sparks JA, O’Reilly ÉJ, Barbhaiya M, Tedeschi SK, Malspeis S, Lu B, Willett WC, Costenbader KH, Karlson EW. Association of fish intake and smoking with risk  of rheumatoid arthritis and age of onset: a prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Jan 5;20(1):2. Link to Abstract 

Jorge A, Castro VM, Barnado A, Gainer V, Hong C, Cai T, Cai T, Carroll R, Denny JC, Crofford L, Costenbader KH, Liao KP, Karlson EW, Feldman CH. Identifying lupus patients in electronic health records: Development and validation of machine learning algorithms and application of rule-based algorithms. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 Jan 4. pii: S0049-0172(18)30651-6. Link to Abstract

Sparks JA, Barbhaiya M, Tedeschi SK, Leatherwood CL, Tabung FK, Speyer CB, Malspeis S, Costenbader KH, Karlson EW, Lu B. Inflammatory dietary pattern and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women. Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Jan;38(1):243-250.  Link to Abstract

Losina E. Why past research successes do not translate to clinical reality: gaps in evidence on exercise program efficacy. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Jan;27(1):1-2. Link to Abstract

VERITY Publications-2018

Ford JA, Liu X, Marshall AA, Zaccardelli A, Prado MG, Wiyarand C, Lu B, Karlson EW, Schur PH, Deane KD, Sparks JA. Impact of Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody Level on Progression to Rheumatoid Arthritis in Clinically Tested CCP-Positive Patients Without RA. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Dec 20. Link to Abstract

Marshall AA, Zaccardelli A, Yu Z, Prado MG, Liu X, Miller Kroouze R, Kalia SS, Green RC, Triedman NA, Lu B, Deane KD, Iversen MD, Karlson EW, Sparks JA. Effect of communicating personalized rheumatoid arthritis risk on concern for developing RA: A randomized controlled trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Dec 10. pii: S0738-3991(18)30557-3. Link to Abstract

Miller ER, Fanta CH, McSparron JI, Pan B, Coblyn JS, Sparks JA. Musculoskeletal and pulmonary outcomes of sarcoidosis after initial presentation of osseous involvement. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2019;36(1):60-63. Epub 2019 Mar 11. PubMed PMID: 30918438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6433168. Link to Abstract

Alves K, Godwin CL, Chen A, Akellot D, Katz JN, Sabatini CS. Gluteal fibrosis, post-injection paralysis, and related injection practices in Uganda: a qualitative analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Nov 26;18(1):892. Link to Abstract

Gong Y, Selzer F, Deshpande B, Losina E. Trends in procedure type, patient characteristics, and outcomes among persons with knee osteoarthritis undergoing bariatric surgery, 2005-2014. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Nov;26(11):1487-1494. Link to Abstract

Feldman CH, Collins J, Zhang Z, Xu C, Subramanian SV, Kawachi I, Solomon DHCostenbader KH. Azathioprine and Mycophenolate Mofetil Adherence Patterns and Predictors among Medicaid Beneficiaries with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Oct 24. Link to Abstract

Hresko A, Lin TC, Solomon DH. Medical Care Costs Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis in the US: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Oct;70(10):1431-1438. Link to Abstract

Solomon DH, Yu Z, Katz JN, Bitton A, Corrigan C, Fraenkel L, Harrold LR, Smolen JS, Losina E, Lu B. Adverse Events and Resource Use Before and After Treat to Target in Rheumatoid Arthritis:A Post-Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled  Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Sep 17. Link to Abstract

Cai T, Lin TC, Bond A, Huang J, Kane-Wanger G, Cagan A, Murphy SN, Ananthakrishnan AN, Liao KP. The Association Between Arthralgia and Vedolizumab Using Natural Language Processing. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Sep 15;24(10):2242-2246. Link to Abstract


Nascimben J, Cubbison C, Lape EC, Katz JN. Strategies for managing the costs of chronic illness in the context of limited financial resources: a qualitative study in Dominican persons with arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Sep 1. Link to Abstract

Yu Z, Yang N, Everett BM, Frits M, Iannaccone C, Coblyn J, Weinblatt M, Shadick N, Solomon DH, Liao KP. Impact of Changes in Inflammation on Estimated Ten-Year Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Sep;70(9):1392-1398. Link to Abstract

Luc-Harkey BA, Safran-Norton CE, Mandl LA, Katz JN, Losina E. Associations among knee muscle strength, structural damage, and pain and mobility in individuals with osteoarthritis and symptomatic meniscal tear. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Jul 27;19(1):258. Link to Abstract

Tedeschi SK, Solomon DH, Liao KP. Pseudogout among Patients Fulfilling a Billing Code Algorithm for Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease. Rheumatol Int. 2018 Jun;38(6):1083-1088. Link to Abstract

Lin TC, Yoshida K, Tedeschi SK, de Abreu MM, Hashemi N, Solomon DH. Risk of Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation in Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis Receiving Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May;70(5):724-731. Link to Abstract

Sinnott JA, Cai F, Yu S, Hejblum BP, Hong C, Kohane IS, Liao KP. PheProb: probabilistic phenotyping using diagnosis codes to improve power for genetic association studies. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Oct 1;25(10):1359-1365. Link to Abstract

Yu Z, Lu B, Agosti J, Bitton A, Corrigan C, Fraenkel L, Harrold LR, Losina E, Katz JN, Solomon DH. Implementation of Treat-to-Target for Rheumatoid Arthritis in the US: Analysis of Baseline Data From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May;70(5):801-806. Link to Abstract

Sparks JA, Costenbader KH. Rheumatoid arthritis in 2017: Protective dietary and hormonal factors brought to light. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2018 Feb;14(2):71-72. Link to Abstract

Kreps DJ, Halperin F, Desai SP, Zhang ZZ, Losina E, Olson AT, Karlson EW, Bermas BL, Sparks JA. Association of weight loss with improved disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A retrospective analysis using electronic medical record data. Int J Clin Rheumtol. 2018;13(1):1-10. Link to Abstract

VERITY Publications – 2017

Qudsi RA, Roberts HJ, Bhashyam AR, Losina E, Bae DS, Alexis F, Dyer GS. A Self-Reported Needs Assessment Survey of Pediatric Orthopaedic Education in Haiti. J Surg Educ. 2018 Jan – Feb;75(1):140-146. Link to Abstract

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