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2015

  1. Milman N, Boonen A, Merkel PA, Tugwell P. Mapping of the outcome measures in rheumatology core set for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis to the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health.  Arthritis Care Res. 2015;67:255-63. PMID: 25048363.
  2. Dejaco C, Oppl B, Monach P, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman G, Khalidi N, Koening C, Langford C, McKinnon-Maksimowicz K, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg S, Merkel PA, Zwerina J. Serum biomarkers in patients with relapsing eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss). PLoS One 2015 Mar 26;10(3):e0121737. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121737. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25812008
  3. F. David Carmona, Sarah L. Mackie, Jose-Ezequiel Martín, John C. Taylor, Augusto Vaglio, Stephen Eyre, Lara Bossini-Castillo, Santos Castañeda, María C. Cid, José Hernández-Rodríguez, Sergio Prieto-Gonzalez, Roser Solans, Marc Ramentol-Sintas, M. Francisca González-Escribano, Lourdes Ortiz-Fernández, Inmaculada C. Morado, Javier Narvaez, Jose A. Miranda-Filloy, Spanish GCA Group, Lorenzo Beretta, Claudio Lunardi, Marco A. Cimmino, Davide Gianfreda, Daniele Santilli, Giuseppe A. Ramirez, Alessandra Soriano, Francesco Muratore, Giulia Pazzola, Olga Addimanda, Cisca Wijmenga, Torsten Witte, Jan Schirmer, Frank Moosig, Verena Schönau, Andre Franke, Øyvind Palm, Øyvind Molberg, Andreas P. Diamantopoulos, Simon Carette, Christian Pagnoux, David Cuthbertson, Gary S. Hoffman, Carol A. Langford, Nader A. Khalidi, Curry L. Koening, Carol A. McAlear, Larry Moreland, Paul A. Monach, Philip Seo, Antoine Sreih, Kenneth J. Warrington, Steven R. Ytterberg, Peter K. Gregersen, Colin T. Pease, Andrew Gough, Michael Green, Lesley Hordon, Stephen Jarrett, Richard Watts, Sarah Levy, Yusuf Patel, Sanjeet Kamath, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Jane Worthington, Bobby P.C. Koeleman, Paul I.W. de Bakker, Jennifer H. Barrett, Carlo Salvarani, Peter A. Merkel, Miguel A. González-Gay, Ann W. Morgan, Javier Martín. A large-scale genetic analysis reveals a strong contribution of HLA class II molecules to giant cell arteritis susceptibility. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Apr 2;96(4):565-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.02.009. Epub 2015 Mar 26. PMID: 25817017. 
  4. Renauer P, Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Coit P, Adler A, Aksu K, Keser G, Alibaz-Oner F, Aydin SZ, Kamali S, Inanc M, Carette S, Cuthbertson D, Hoffman GS, Akar S, Onen F, Akkoc N, Khalidi NA, Koening C, Karadag O, Kiraz S, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, McAlear CA, Ozbalkan Z, Ates A, Karaaslan Y, Duzgun N, Monach PA, Ozer HT, Erken E, Ozturk MA, Yazici A, Cefle A, Onat AM, Kisacik B, Pagnoux C, Kasifoglu T, Seyahi E, Fresko I, Seo P, 1000 A, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Cobankara V, Cunninghame-Graham DS, Vyse TJ, Pamuk ON, Tunc E, Dalkilic E, Bicakcigil M, Yentur SP, Wren JD, Merkel PA, Direskeneli H, Sawalha AH.  Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci in IL6, RPS9/LILRB3, and an intergenic locus on chromosome 21q22 in Takayasu's arteritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25604533
  5. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon M, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Merkel PA, Ytterberg SR.  Disease Relapses Among Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis: A Prospective, Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Rheumatol. 2015 Apr 15. pii: jrheum.141347. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25877501
  6. Grayson PC, Carmona-Rivera C, Xu L, Lim N, Gao Z, Asare AL, Specks U, Stone JH, Seo P, Spiera RF, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, St Clair EW, Tchao NK, Ytterberg SR, Phippard DJ, Merkel PA, Kaplan MJ, Monach PA; RAVE-ITN Research Group. Neutrophil-related gene expression and low-density granulocytes associated with disease activity and response to treatment in ANCA-associated vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Apr 17. doi: 10.1002/art.39153. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25891759
  7. McGeoch, L, Carette, S, Cuthbertson, D, Hoffman, GS, Khalidi, N, Koening, CL, Langford, CA, McAlear, CA, Moreland, L, Monach, PA, Seo, S, Specks, U, Ytterberg, SY, Merkel, PA, Pagnoux, C for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.  Cardiac Involvement in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. J Rheumatol. 2015 May 1. pii: jrheum.141513. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25934819
  8. Grayson PC, Steiling K, Platt M, Berman JS, Zhang X, Xiao J, Alekseyev YO, Liu G, Monach PA, Kaplan MJ, Spira A, Merkel PA. Defining the nasal transcriptome in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 May 4. doi: 10.1002/art.39185. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25939343
  9. Pagnoux C, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Walsh M, Hiemstra T, Cuthberston D, Langford CA, Hoffman G, Koening, CL, Monach PA, Moreland, L, Mouthon L, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg S, Westman K, Hoglund P, Harper L, Flossman O, Luqmani R, Savage C, Rasmussen N, de Groot K, Tesar V, Jayne D, Merkel PA, Guillevin L, on behalf of the French Vasculitis Study Group (FVSG), European Vasculitis Society (EUVAS) and Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC). Comparability of patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis enrolled in clinical trials or in observational cohorts. (Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015 May-Jun;33(2 Suppl 89):77-83. Epub 2015 May 26. PMID: 26016754
  10. Alice Sy, Nader Khalidi, Natasha Dehghan, Lillian Barra, Simon Carette, David Cuthbertson, Gary S. Hoffman, Curry L. Koening, Carol A. Langford, Carol McAlear, Larry Moreland, Paul A. Monach, Philip Seo, Ulrich Specks, Antoine Sreih, Steven R. Ytterberg, Gert Van Assche, Peter A. Merkel, Christian Pagnoux, for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) and the Canadian Vasculitis Network (CanVasc). Vasculitis in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Study of 32 Patients and Systematic Review of the Literature. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2015 Jul 26. pii: S0049-0172(15)00194-8. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.07.006. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:  26315859.
  11. Robson JC, Milman N, Tomasson G, Dawson J, Cronholm PF, Kellom K, Shea J, Ashdown S, Boers M, Boonen A, Casey GC, Farrar JT, Gebhart D, Krischer J, Lanier G, McAlear CA, Peck J, Sreih AG, Tugwell PS, Luqmani RA, Merkel PA. Exploration, Development, and Validation of Patient-reported Outcomes in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis Using the OMERACT Process.
  12. J Rheumatol. 2015 Nov;42(11):2204-9. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141143. Epub 2015 Sep 1. PMID: 26329344.
  13. Roy N. Tamura, Jeffrey P. Krischer, Christian Pagnoux, Robert Micheletti, Peter C. Grayson, Yeh-Fong Chen, Peter A. Merkel. A small n sequential multiple assignment randomized trial design for use in rare disease research.  Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov 14;46:48-51. PMID: 26586608

2014

  1. Merkel PA, Aydin SZ, Boers M, Cornell C, Direskeneli H, Gebhart D, Hatemi G, Luqmani R, Matteson EL, Milman N, Robson J, Seo P, Tomasson G.  Current Status of Outcome Measure Development in Vasculitis.  Journal of Rheumatology. 2014. Mar;41(3):599-612. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.131249. PMID: 24488418, PMCID: In Process.
  2. Hatemi G, Merkel PA, Hamuryudan V, Boers M, Direskeneli, Aydin SZ, and Yazici H.  Outcome Measures Used in Clinical Trials for Behçet’s Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Journal of Rheumatology. J Rheumatol. 2014 Mar;41(3):599-612. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.131249.  PMID: 24488418, PMCID: In Process.
  3. Mooney J, Spalding N, Poland F, Grayson P, Leduc R, McAlear CA, Richesson RL, Shereff D, Merkel PA, and Watts RA. The informational needs of patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis – development of an informational needs questionnaire. Rheumatology. 2014:Mar 12 [Epub]. PMID: 24625507.
  4. Grayson PC, Amudala NA, McAlear CA, Leduc RL, Shereff D, Richesson R, Fraenkel L, and Merkel, PA. Causal Attributions about Disease-Onset and Relapse in Patients with Systemic Vasculitis. Journal of Rheumatology. 2014. Mar 15 [Epub]. PMID: 24634202
  5. Milman N, Boonen A, Merkel PA, Tugwell P. Mapping of the OMERACT core set for ANCA-associated vasculitis to the international classification of function, disability and health. Arthritis Care Res. 2014 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Grayson PC, Monach PA, Pagnoux C, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA; on behalf of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Value of commonly measured laboratory tests as biomarkers of disease activity and predictors of relapse in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Nov 1. PMID: 25406357.

2013

  1. Terrier B, Carrat F, Krastinova E, Marie I, Launay D, Lacraz A, Belenotti P, de Saint Martin L, Quemeneur T, Huart A, Bonnet F, Le Guenno G, Kahn JE, Hinschberger O, Rullier P, Hummel A, Diot E, Pagnoux C, Lazaro E, Bridoux F, Zenone T, Hermine O, Leger JM, Mariette X, Senet P, Plaisier E, Cacoub P.  Prognostic factors of survival in patients with non-infectious mixed cryoglobulinaemia vasculitis: data from 242 cases included in the CryoVas survey.  Annals of the rheumatic diseases.  2013;72(3):374-80.  doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-201405.  PubMed PMID: 22586172
  2. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ.  Polymyalgia rheumatica.  Lancet. 2013;381(9860):63-72.  doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60680-1.  PubMed PMID: 23051717
  3. Tomasson G. Quality of life and outcome measures in vasculitis.  Best practice & research Clinical rheumatology.  2013;27(1):69-77.  doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2013.01.003.  PubMed PMID: 23507058.
  4. Schmidt J, Kermani TA, Crowson CS, Bacani AK, Cooper LT, Matteson EL, Warrington KJ.  Diagnostic Features, Treatment and Outcomes of Takayasu Arteritis in a US Cohort of 126 Patients.  Mayo Clinic proceedings Mayo Clinic.  2013;88(8):822-30.  doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.04.025.  PubMed PMID: 23849994.
  5. Pagnoux C, Comarmond C, Khellaf M, Cordier JF, Hamidou M, Viallard JF, Maurier F, Jouneau S, Bienvenu B, Puechal X, Aumaitre O, Guenno GL, Quellec AL, Cevallos R, Fain O, Godeau B, Seror R, Dunogue B, Mahr A, Guilpain P, Cohen P, Aouba A, Mouthon L and Guillevin L.  Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (churg-strauss syndrome) - clinical characteristics and long-term follow-up of the 383 patients enrolled in the FVSG cohort.  Arthritis and rheumatism.  2013;65(1):270-81.  doi: 10.1002/art.37721.  PubMed PMID: 23044708
  6. Pagnoux C, Saadoun D.  Virus-Associated Vasculitides: An Update.  Current Immunology Reviews.  2013 Feb. Volume 9, Number 1, February 2013, pp. 2-12(11).
  7. Pagnoux C, Dharini Mahendira, Carl A. Laskin.  Fertility and Pregnancy in Vasculitis.  Best practice & research Clinical rheumatology.  2013;27(1):79-94.  doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2013.02.002.  PubMed PMID: 2350705
  8. Pagnoux C and de Boysson H.  How to treat primary vasculitis of the central nervous system.  Presse medicale.  2013;42(4 Pt 2):605-7.  doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2013.01.038.  PubMed PMID: 23465297.
  9. Marmursztejn J, Guillevin L, Trebossen R, Cohen P, Guilpain P, Pagnoux C, Mouthon L, Legmann P, Vignaux O, Duboc D.  Churg-Strauss syndrome cardiac involvement evaluated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and positron-emission tomography: a prospective study on 20 patients.  Rheumatology.  2013;52(4):642-50.  doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kes155.  PubMed PMID: 22772324.  PMC Journal - In Process.
  10. Pugnet G, Pagnoux C, Bézanahary H, Ly KH, Vidal E, Guillevin L.  Progressive multifocal encephalopathy after cyclophosphamide in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener) patients: case report and review of literature.  Clinical and experimental rheumatology.  2013;31(1 Suppl 75):S62-4.  PubMed PMID: 23663683.
  11. Rothschild PR, Pagnoux C, Seror R, Brezin AP, Delair E and Guillevin L.  Ophthalmologic manifestations of systemic necrotizing vasculitides at diagnosis: A retrospective study of 1286 patients and review of the literature.  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism.  2013;42(5):507-14. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.08.003.  PubMed PMID: 23270762
  12. McGeoch L, Silecky WB, Maher J, Carette S and Pagnoux C.  Temporal arteritis in the young.  Joint Bone Spine.  2012 Nov 8. pii: S1297-319X(12)00217-5.  Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme.  2013;80(3):324-7.  doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2012.09.012.  PubMed PMID: 23142255
  13. Samson M, Puéchal X, Devilliers H, Ribi C, Cohen P, Stern M, Pagnoux C, Mouthon L, Guillevin L; French Vasculitis Study Group.  Long-term outcomes of 118 patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome) enrolled in two prospective trials.  Journal of autoimmunity.  2013;43:60-9.  doi: 10.1016/j.jaut.2013.03.003.  PubMed PMID: 2359080
  14. Mahr A, Katsahian S, Varet H, Guillevin L, Hagen EC, Höglund P, Merkel PA, Pagnoux C, Rasmussen N, Westman K, Jayne DR; for the French Vasculitis Study Group (FVSG) and the European Vasculitis Society (EUVAS).  Revisiting the classification of clinical phenotypes of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a cluster analysis.  Annals of the rheumatic diseases.  2013;72(6):1003-10.  doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-201750.  PubMed PMID: 22962314.
  15. de Boysson H, Boutemy J, Creveuil C, Ollivier Y, Letellier P, Pagnoux C and Bienvenu B.  Is there a place for cyclophosphamide in the treatment of giant-cell arteritis?  A case series and systematic review.  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism.  2013;43(1):105-12.  doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.12.023.  PubMed PMID: 23453684.
  16. Walsh M, Merkel PA, Peh CA, Szpirt W, Guillevin L, Pusey CD, Dezoysa J, Ives N, Clark WF, Quillen K, Winters JL, Wheatley K, Jayne D, PEXIVAS Investigators.  Plasma exchange and glucocorticoid dosing in the treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody associated vasculitis (PEXIVAS): protocol for a randomized controlled trial.  Trials. 2013;14:73. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-73.  PubMed PMID: 23497590; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3607855.
  17. Xie G, Roshandel D, Sherva R, Monach PA, Lu EY, Kung T, Carrington K, Zhang SS, Pulit SL, Ripke S, Carette S, Dellaripa PF, Edberg JC, Hoffman GS, Khalidi N, Langford CA, Mahr AD, St Clair EW, Seo P, Specks U, Spiera RF, Stone JH, Ytterberg SR, Raychaudhuri S, de Bakker PI, Farrer LA, Amos CI, Merkel PA, Siminovitch KA.  Association of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's) With HLA-DPB1*04 and SEMA6A Gene Variants: Evidence From Genome-Wide Analysis.  Arthritis and rheumatism.  2013;65(9):2457-68.  doi: 10.1002/art.38036.  PubMed PMID: 23740775. 
  18. Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Hughes T, Aksu K, Keser G, Coit P, Aydin SZ, Alibaz-Oner F, Kamali S, Inanc M, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Akar S, Onen F, Akkoc N, Khalidi NA, Koening C, Karadag O, Kiraz S, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Ozbalkan Z, Ates A, Karaaslan Y, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Monach PA, Ozer HT, Seyahi E, Fresko I, Cefle A, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ozturk MA, Ytterberg SR, Cobankara V, Onat AM, Guthridge JM, James JA, Tunc E, Duzgun N, Bicakcigil M, Yentur SP, Merkel PA, Direskeneli H, Sawalha AH.  Identification of Multiple Genetic Susceptibility Loci in Takayasu Arteritis.  American journal of human genetics.  2013.  doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.05.026.  PubMed PMID: 23830517; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3738826
  19. Clowse ME, Richeson RL, Pieper C, Merkel PA, Vasculitis Clinical Research C.  Pregnancy outcomes among patients with vasculitis.  Arthritis care & research.  2013;65(8):1370-4.  doi: 10.1002/acr.21983.  PubMed PMID: 23401494 PMCID: In Process
  20. Grayson PC, Amudala NA, McAlear CA, Leduc RL, Shereff D, Richesson R, Fraenkel L, Merkel PA.  Illness perceptions and fatigue in systemic vasculitis.  Arthritis care & research.  2013. doi: 10.1002/acr.22069  PubMed PMID: 23861259 PMCID: In Process
  21. Grayson PC, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Monach PA, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA; the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.  New Features of Disease After Diagnosis in 6 Forms of Systemic Vasculitis.  J Rheumatol.  2013. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.121473.  PubMed PMID: 23908447 PMCID: In Process
  22. Monach PA, Warner RL, Tomasson G, Specks U, Stone JH, Ding L, Fervenza FC, Fessler BJ, Hoffman GS, Ikle D, Kallenberg CGM, Krischer J, Langford CA, Mueller M, Seo P, St Clair EW, Spiera R, Tchao N, Ytterberg SR, Johnson KJ, Merkel PA.  Serum proteins reflecting inflammation, injury, and repair as biomarkers of disease activity in ANCA-associated vasculitis.  Annals of the rheumatic diseases.  2013;72(8):1342-50. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-201981.  PubMed PMID: 22975753.  PMCID: In Process
  23. Lieberthal JG, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA, Monach PA, Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.  Urinary biomarkers in relapsing antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis.  The Journal of rheumatology.  2013;40(5):674-83. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.120879.  PubMed PMID: 23547217,  PMCID: In Process
  24. Langford CA, Monach PA, Specks U, Seo P, Cuthbertson D, McAlear CA, Ytterberg SR, Hoffman GS, Krischer JP,  and Merkel PA for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.  An Open-Label Trial of Abatacept (CTLA4-IG) in Non-Severe Relapsing Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s).  Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. 2013 Dec 9. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-204164. PubMed PMID: 24323392,  PMCID: In Process

2012

  1. Pujol R, Jaraquemada D, Rodríguez-Pla A.  Capítulo 5: Tolerancia y Enfermedades Autoinmunitarias (Chapter 5:Tolerance and Autoimmune Disorders).  Tratado de Medicina Interna Farreras-Rozman (Internal Medicine Textbook Farreras-Rozman).  XVII Edition. 2012; Rozman C, ed.  Editorial Elsevier, Spain.
  2. Tomasson G, Grayson PC, Mahr AD, Lavalley M, Merkel PA.  Value of ANCA measurements during remission to predict a relapse of ANCA-associated vasculitis--a meta-analysis.  Rheumatology. 2012;51(1):100-9. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker280.  PubMed PMID: 22039267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC327629
  3. Grayson PC, Tomasson G, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA; Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.  Association of vascular physical examination findings and arteriographic lesions in large vessel vasculitis.  The Journal of rheumatology.  2012;39(2):303-9.  doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110652.  PubMed PMID: 22174204; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3729730.
  4. Monach PA, Kümpers P, Lukasz A, Tomasson G, Specks U, Stone JH, Cuthbertson D, Krischer J, Carette S, Ding L, Hoffman GS, Iklé D, Kallenberg CG, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, Seo P, St Clair EW, Spiera R, Tchao N, Ytterberg SR, Haubitz M, Merkel PA.  Circulating angiopoietin-2 as a biomarker in ANCA-associated vasculitis.  PloS one.  2012;7(1):e30197.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030197.  PubMed PMID: 22279570; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3261176.
  5. Tomasson G, Boers M, Walsh M, LaValley M, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Davis JC, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, McAlear CA, McCune WJ, Monach PA, Seo P, Specks U, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Stone JH, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA.  Assessment of health-related quality of life as an outcome measure in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's).  Arthritis care & research.  2012;64(2):273-9.  doi: 10.1002/acr.20649.  PubMed PMID: 21954229; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3250569.
  6. Grayson PC, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Clark TM, Tomasson G, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Hoffman GS, Merkel PA; Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.  Distribution of arterial lesions in Takayasu's arteritis and giant cell arteritis.   2012;71(8):1329-34.  doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2011-200795.  PubMed PMID: 22328740; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3729734.
  7. Shahane AS, Khasnis A, Hajj Ali R.  Three unusual mimics of primary angiitis of the central nervous system.  Rheumatology international.  2012;32(3):737-42. doi: 10.1007/s00296-010-1679-8.  PubMed PMID: 21161532.
  8. Kermani TA, Schmidt J, Crowson CS, Ytterberg SR, Hunder GG, Matteson EL, Warrington KJ.  Utility of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate and C-Reactive Protein for the Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis.  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism.  2012;41(6):866-71.  doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.10.005.  PubMed PMID: 22119103; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3307891.
  9. Kermani TA, Ham EK, Camilleri MJ, Warrington KJ.  Polyarteritis nodosa-like vasculitis in association with minocycline-use: A single-center case series.  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism.  2012;42(2):213-21.  doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.03.006.  PubMed PMID: 22704357.
  10. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ, Crowson CS, Ytterberg SR, Hunder GG, Gabriel SE, Matteson EL.  Large-Vessel Involvement in Giant Cell Arteritis: A Population-Based Cohort Study of the Incidence-Trends and Prognosis.  Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.  2012.  doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-202408.  PubMed PMID: 23253927.
  11. Hernández-Rodríguez J, Tan CD, Koening CL, Khasnis A, Rodríguez ER, Hoffman GS.  Testicular Vasculitis: Findings differentiating isolated from systemic disease in 72 patients.  Medicine.  2012 Mar;91(2):75-85.  PubMed PMID: 22391459
  12. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ.  Recent Advances in Diagnostic Strategies for Giant Cell Arterties.  Current neurology and neuroscience reports.  2012;12(2):138-44.  doi: 10.1007/s11910-011-0243-6.  PubMed PMID: 22205235.
  13. Roubaud-Baudron C, Pagnoux C, Méaux-Ruault N, Grasland A, Zoulim A, Le Guen J, Prud’homme A, Bienvenu B, de Menthon M, Camps S, Le Guern V, Aouba A, Cohen P, Mouthon L, Guillevin L; for the French Vasculitis Study Group.  Rituximab Maintenance Therapy for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Microscopic Polyangiitis.  J Rheumatol.  2012;39(1):125-30.  doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110143.  PubMed PMID: 22089465
  14. Néel A, Masseau A, Hervier B, Bossard C, Cacoub P, Pagnoux C, Hamidou MA.  Life-Threatening Hepatitis C Virus-Associated Polyarteritis Nodosa Successfully Treated by Rituximab.  Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases.  2011;17(8):439-41. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31823a58d7.  PubMed PMID: 2208999591.       
  15. Dunogué B, Pagnoux C, Guillevin L.  Churg-strauss syndrome: clinical symptoms, complementary investigations, prognosis and outcome, and treatment.  Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine.  2011;32(3):298-309.  doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1279826.  PubMed PMID: 21674415
  16. Kostianovsky A, Charles P, Alves JF, Goulet M, Pagnoux C, Le Guern V, Mouthon L, Krivine A, Villiger P, Launay O, Guillevin L; French Vasculitis Study Group.  Immunogenicity and safety of seasonal and 2009 pandemic A/H1N1 influenza vaccines for patients with autoimmune diseases: a prospective, monocentre trial on 199 patients.  Clinical and experimental rheumatology.  2012;30(1 Suppl 70):S83-9.  PubMed PMID: 22640652
  17. Kostianovsky A, Hauser T, Pagnoux C, Cohen P, Daugas E, Mouthon L, Miossec P, Cordier JF, Guillevin L; French Vasculitis Study Group (FVSG).  Alveolar haemorrhage in ANCA-associated vasculitides: 80 patients’ features and prognostic factors.  Clinical and experimental rheumatology.  2012;30(1 Suppl 70):S77-82.  PubMed PMID: 22640651
  18. Dufour JF, Le Gallou T, Cordier JF, Aumaître O, Pinède L, Aslangul E, Pagnoux C, Marie I, Puéchal X, Decaux O, Dubois A, Agard C, Mahr A, Comoz F, Boutemy J, Broussolle C, Guillevin L, Sève P, Bienvenu B; the French Center-East Internists Group; the French Vasculitis Study Group.  Urogenital Manifestations in Wegener Granulomatosis: A Study of 11 Cases and Review of the Literature.  Medicine.  2012;91(2):67-74.  doi: 10.1097/MD.0b013e318239add6.  PubMed PMID: 22391468.
  19. Pagnoux C, Wolter N.  Vasculitis of the upper airways.  Swiss medical weekly.  2012;142:w13541.  doi: 10.4414/smw.2012.13541.  PubMed PMID: 22430874
  20. Néel A, Auffray-Calvier E, Guillon B, Fontenoy AM, Loussouarn D, Pagnoux C, Hamidou MA.  Challenging the Diagnosis of Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System: A Single-center Retrospective Study.  The Journal of rheumatology.  2012;39(5):1026-34.  doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110707.  PubMed PMID: 22467936.
  21. Néel A, Pagnoux C, Guillevin L, Hamidou M.  Central nervous system vasculitides: An update.  La Revue de medecine interne / fondee  par la Societe nationale francaise de medecine interne.  2012;33(7):381-9.  doi: 10.1016/j.revmed.2011.11.020.  PubMed PMID: 22683146.
  22. Chemouny JM, Pagnoux C, Caudwell V, Karras A, Borie R, Guillevin L, Vrtovsnik F, Daugas E.  ANCA-associated diseases and lung carcinomas: a five-case series.  Clinical nephrology.  2012.  doi: 10.5414/CN107407.  PubMed PMID: 22948118.
  23. Richesson RL, Sutphen R, Shereff D, Krischer JP.  The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network Contact Registry update: features and functionality.  Contemp Clin Trials.  2012;33(4):647-56. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2012.02.012.  PubMed PMID: 22405970; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3652679.
  24. Chung SA, Xie G, Roshandel D, Sherva R, Edberg JC, Kravitz M, Dellaripa PF, Hoffman GS, Mahr AD, Seo P, Specks U, Spiera RF, William St Clair E, Stone JH, Plenge RM, Siminovitch KA, Merkel PA, Monach PA.  Meta-analysis in granulomatosis with polyangiitis reveals shared susceptibility loci with rheumatoid arthritis.  Arthritis Rheum.  2012;64(10):3463-71.  doi: 10.1002/art.34496.  PubMed PMID: 22508400; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3425721.

2011

  1. Walsh M, Catapano F, Szpirt W, Thorlund K, Bruchfeld A, Guillevin L, Haubitz M, Merkel PA, Peh CA, Pusey C, Jayne D.  Plasma exchange for renal vasculitis and idiopathic rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis: a meta-analysis.  American journal of kidney diseases: the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation.  2011;57(4):566-74. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2010.10.049.  PubMed PMID: 21194817; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3062650.
  2. Direskineli H, Aydin SZ, Kermani T, Matteson E, Boers M, Herlyn K, Seo P, Suppiah R, Tomasson G, Luqmani R. Merkel PA.  Development of outcome measures for large vessel vasculitis for use in clinical trials: opportunities, challenges, and research agenda.  Journal of Rheumatology 2011; 38(7):1471-9.  doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110275.  PubMed PMID: 21724719; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3653638.
  3. Direskeneli H, Aydin SZ, Merkel PA.  Assessment of disease activity and progression in Takayasu's arteritis.  Clinical and experimental rheumatology.  2011;29(1 Suppl 64):S86-91.  PubMed PMID: 21586201; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3645853.
  4. Merkel PA, Aydin SZ, Boers M, Direskineli H, Herlyn K, Seo P, Suppiah R, Tomasson G, Luqmani R.  The OMERACT Core Set of Outcome Measures for Use in Clinical Trials of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.  Journal of Rheumatology.  2011;38(7):1480-6. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110276.  PubMed PMID: 21724720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3645858.
  5. Kelley JM, Monach PA, Ji C, Zhou Y, Wu J, Tanaka  S, Mahr AD, Johnson S, McAlear CA, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Davis Jr. JC, Dellaripa PF, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, Seo P, St. Clair EW, Specks U, Stone JH, Spiera RF, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA, Edberg JC, Kimberly RP.  IgA and IgG ANCA Engagement of Fc Receptors Genetic Variants Influences Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.  2011;108(51):20736-41.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1109227109.  PubMed PMID: 22147912; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3251158.
  6. Cao Y, Schmitz JL, Yang J, Hogan SL, Bunch D, Hu Y, Jennette CE, Berg EA, Arnett FC Jr, Jennette JC, Falk RJ, Preston GA.  DRB1*15 allele is a risk factor for PR3-ANCA disease in African Americans.  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  2011;22(6):1161-7.  doi: 10.1681/ASN.2010101058.  PubMed PMID: 21617122; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3103736.
  7. Tomasson G, Lavalley M, Tanriverdi K, Finkielman JD, Davis JC Jr, Hoffman GS, McCune WJ, St Clair EW, Specks U, Spiera R, Stone JH, Freedman JE, Merkel PA; Wegener's Granulomatosis Etanercept Trial (WGET) Research Group.  Relationship between markers of platelet activation and inflammation with disease activity in Wegener's granulomatosis.  J Rheumatol.  2011;38(6):1048-54. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100735.  PubMed PMID: 21411717; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3653633.
  8. Monach PA, Tomasson G, Specks U, Stone JH, Cuthbertson D, Krischer J, Ding L, Fervenza FC, Fessler BK, Hoffman GS, Ikle D, Kallenberg CGM, Langford CA, Mueller M, Seo P, St.Clair EW, Spiera R, Tchao N, Ytterberg SR, Gu YZ, Snyder RD, Merkel, PA.  Circulating Markers of Vascular Injury and Angiogenesis in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.  Arthritis & Rheumatism.  2011;63(12):3988-97.  doi: 10.1002/art.30615.  PubMed PMID: 21953143; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3227746.
  9. Silva F, Seo P, Schroeder DR, Stone JH, Merkel PA, Hoffman GS, Spiera R, Sebastian JK, Davis JC Jr, St Clair EW, Allen NB, McCune WJ, Ytterberg SR, Specks U.  Wegener's Granulomatosis Etanercept Trial Research Group Solid Malignancies Among Patients with Wegener’s Granulomatosis Treated with Etanercept: Long-term Follow-up of a Multicenter Longitudinal Cohort.  Arthritis and rheumatism.  2011;63(8):2495-503.  doi: 10.1002/art.30394.  PubMed PMID: 21484770; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3149780
  10. Merkel PA, Aydin SZ, Boers M, Direskeneli H, Herlyn K, Seo P, Suppiah R, Tomasson G, Luqmani RA.  The OMERACT core set of outcome measures for use in clinical trials of ANCA-associated vasculitis.  The Journal of rheumatology.  2011;38(7):1480-6.  doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110276.  PubMed PMID: 21724720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3645858.
  11. Kermani TA, Crowson CS, Achenbach SJ, Luthra HS.  Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis: a retrospective review of clinical presentation, treatment, and outcomes.  Mayo Clinic proceedings Mayo Clinic.  2011;86(4):297-303.  doi: 10.4065/mcp.2010.0663.  PubMed PMID: 21454732; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3068889.
  12. Kermani TA, Ytterberg SR, Warrington KJ.  Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in giant cell arteritis: A case series.  Arthritis care & research.  2011;63(5):761-5.  doi: 10.1002/acr.20435.  PubMed PMID: 21240966; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3091984.
  13. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ.  Lower extremity vasculitis in polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.  Current opinion in rheumatology.  2011;23(1):38-42.  doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e3283410072.  PubMed PMID: 21037479; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3085840.
  14. Kermani TA, Warrington KJ, Amin S.  Malignancy risk in vasculitis.  Therapeutic advances in musculoskeletal disease.  2011;3(1):55-63.  doi: 10.1177/1759720X10387460.  PubMed PMID: 22870466; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3383535.
  15. Barreto P, Pagnoux C, Luca L, Aouizerate J, Ortigueira I, Cohen P, Muller G, Guillevin L.  Dorsal prevertebral lesions in Wegener granulomatosis: Report on four cases.  Joint Bone Spine.  2011;78(1):88-91.  doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2010.07.017.  PubMed PMID: 20851656.
  16. Guillevin L, Pagnoux C, Seror R, Mahr A, Mouthon L, Toumelin PL; for the French Vasculitis Study Group (FVSG).  The Five-Factor Score Revisited: Assessment of Prognoses of Systemic Necrotizing Vasculitides Based on the French Vasculitis Study Group (FVSG) Cohort.  2011;90(1):19-27.  doi: 10.1097/MD.0b013e318205a4c6.  PubMed PMID: 21200183.
  17. Pagnoux C, Bérezné A, Damade R, Paillot J, Aouizerate J, Le Guern V, Salmon D, Guillevin L.  Encrusting Cystitis Due to Corynebacterium urealyticum in a Patient with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Semin Arthritis Rheum.  2011;41(2):297-300.  doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2010.11.004. PubMed PMID: 21277617.
  18. Pagnoux C, Stubbe M, Lifermann F, Decaux O, Pavic M, Bérezné A, Delacroix-Szmania I, Méaux-Ruault N, Bienvenu B, Cabane J, Guillevin L.  Wegener’s Granulomatosis Strictly and Persistently Localized to One Organ Is Rare: Assessment of 16 Patients from the French Vasculitis Study Group Database.  Journal of Rheumatology.  2011;38(3):475-8.  doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100518.  PubMed PMID: 21123319.
  19. de Menthon M, Cohen P, Pagnoux C, Buchler M, Sibilia J, Détrée F, Gayraud M, Khellaf M, Penalba C, Legallicier B, Mouthon L, Guillevin L.  Infliximab or rituximab for refractory Wegener’s granulomatosis: long-term follow up. A prospective randomised multicentre study on 17 patients.  Clin Exp Rheumatol.  2011;29(1 Suppl 64):S63-71.  PubMed PMID: 21586199
  20. Le Guenno G, Mahr A, Pagnoux C, Dhote R, Guillevin L; for the French Vasculitis Study Group (FVSG).  Incidence and predictors of urotoxic adverse events in cyclophosphamide-treated patients with systemic necrotizing vasculitides.  Arthritis Rheum.  2011;63(5):1435-45.  doi: 10.1002/art.30296.  PubMed PMID: 2133732
  21. Marchand-Janssen C, Loulergue P, Mouthon L, Mahr A, Blanche P, Deforges L, Lebon P, Cohen P, Pagnoux C, Le Guern V, Bienvenu B, Aouba A, Guillevin L, Launay O.  Patients with systemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases are at risk of vaccine-preventable illnesses.  Rheumatology (Oxford).  2011;50(6):1099-105.  doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq422.  PubMed PMID: 2125805.  PMC Journal - In Process.
  22. Guilpain P, Chéreau C, Goulvestre C, Servettaz A, Montani D, Tamas N, Pagnoux C, Hachulla E, Weill B, Guillevin L, Mouthon L, Batteux F.  The oxidation induced by anti-MPO antibodies triggers fibrosis in microscopic polyangiitis.  Eur Respir J.  2011;37(6):1503-13.  doi: 10.1183/09031936.00148409.  PubMed PMID: 21071471.
  23. Espy C, Morelle W, Kavian N, Grange P, Goulvestre C, Viallon V, Chéreau C, Pagnoux C, Michalski JC, Guillevin L, Weill B, Batteux F, Guilpain P.  Sialylation level of anti-proteinase 3 (PR3) antibodies is associated with the activity of Wegener’s granulomatosis.  Arthritis Rheum.  2011;63(7):2105-15.  doi: 10.1002/art.30362.  PubMed PMID: 21437874.
  24. Pagnoux C, Le Guern V, Goffinet F, Diot E, Limal N, Pannier E, Warzocha U, Tsatsaris V, Dhote R, Karras A, Cohen P, Damade R, Mouthon L, Guillevin L.  Pregnancies in systemic necrotizing vasculitides: report on 12 women and their 20 pregnancies.  Rheumatology (Oxford).  2011;50(5):953-61.  doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq421.  PubMed PMID: 21183452.  PMC Journal - In Process.
  25. Pagnoux C, Thorne C, Mandelcorn ED, Carette S.  CNS involvement in acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy.  Can J Neurol Sci.  2011;38(3):526-8. PubMed PMID: 21515519
  26. Grayson PC, Sloan JM, Niles JL, Monach PA, Merkel PA.  Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, autoimmune neutropenia, and vasculitis.  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism.  2011;41(3):424-33. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.02.003.  PubMed PMID: 21507463; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3163109.
  27. Luqmani RA, Suppiah R, Grayson PC, Merkel PA, Watts R.  Nomenclature and classification of vasculitis - update on the ACR/EULAR diagnosis and classification of vasculitis study (DCVAS).  Clinical and experimental immunology.  2011;164 Suppl 1:11-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2011.04358.x.  PubMed PMID: 21447123; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3095857.

2010

  1. Silva F, Specks U, Kalra S, Hogan MC, Leung N, Sethi S, and Fervenza FC.  Mycophenolate Mofetil for Induction and Maintenance of Remission in Microscopic Polyangiitis with Mild to Moderate Renal Involvement—A Prospective, Open-Label Pilot Trial.  Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN.  2010;5(3):445-53.  doi: 10.2215/CJN.06010809.  PubMed PMID: 20093349; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2827580.
  2. Silva F, Hummel AM, Jenne DE, Specks U.  Discrimination and variable impact of ANCA binding to different surface epitopes on proteinase 3, the Wegener's autoantigen.  Journal of autoimmunity.  2010;35(4):299-308.  doi: 10.1016/j.jaut.2010.06.021.  PubMed PMID: 20810247; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2963671.
  3. Mahr AD, Edberg JC, Stone JH, Dellaripa PF, Hoffman GS, Specks U, Spiera RF, St. Clair EW, Rouhani FN, Brantly ML, Merkel PA.  Prevalence of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency in Wegener’s Granulomatosis.  Arthritis and rheumatism.  2010;62(12):3760-7.  doi: 10.1002/art.27742.  PubMed PMID: 20827781; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3123032.
  4. Walsh M, Merkel PA, Mahr A, Jayne D.  Effects of duration of glucocorticoid therapy on relapse rate in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: A meta-analysis.  Arthritis care & research.  2010;62(8):1166-73. doi: 10.1002/acr.20176.  PubMed PMID: 20235186; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2946200.
  5. Pagnoux C, Seror R, Henegar C, Mahr A, Cohen P, Le Guern V, Bienvenu B, Mouthon L and Guillevin L.  Clinical features and outcomes in 348 patients with polyarteritis nodosa: a systematic retrospective study of patients diagnosed between 1963 and 2005 and entered into the French Vasculitis Study Group Database.  Arthritis Rheum.  2010;62(2):616-26.  doi: 10.1002/art.27240.  PubMed PMID: 20112401.
  6. Pagnoux C, Dechartres A, Giraudeau B, Seror R, Guillevin L, Ravaud P.  Reporting of corticosteroid use in systemic disease trials: Evidence from a systematic review of the potential impact on treatment effect.  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).  2010;62(7):1002-8. doi: 10.1002/acr.20139.  PubMed PMID: 20589700.
  7. Pierrot-Deseilligny Despujol C, Pouchot J, Pagnoux C, Coste J, Guillevin L.  Predictors at diagnosis of a first Wegener’s granulomatosis relapse after obtaining complete remission.  Rheumatology.  2010;49(11):2181-90.  doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq244.  PubMed PMID: 20675708.  PMC Journal - In Process.
  8. Seror R, Pagnoux C, Ruivard M, Landru I, Wahl D, Rivière S, Aussant S, Mahr A, Cohen P, Mouthon L, Guillevin L; for the French Vasculitis Study Group.  Treatment strategies and outcome of induction-refractory Wegener’s granulomatosis or microscopic polyangiitis: analysis of 32 patients with first-line induction-refractory disease in the WEGENT trial.  Ann Rheum Dis.  2010;69(12):2125-30.  doi: 10.1136/ard.2010.131953.  PubMed PMID: 20643762
  9. Dion J, Bachmeyer C, Moguelet P, Lescure FX, Pagnoux C.  Livedo reticularis and erythematous macules of the forearms indicating cutaneous microscopic polyangiitis.  The American journal of medicine.  2010;123(11):e5-6.  doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2010.03.011.  PubMed PMID: 21035582.

2009

  1. Merkel PA, Herlyn K, Mahr AD, Neogi T, Seo P, Walsh M, Boers M, Luqmani R.  Progress towards a core set of outcome measures in small vessel vasculitis.  Report from OMERACT 9.  Journal of Rheumatology.  2009;36(10):2362-8. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.090373.  PubMed PMID: 19820226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3142467.
  2. Griggs RC, Batshaw M, Dunkle M, Gopal-Srivastava R, Kaye E, Krischer J, Nguyen T, Paulus K, Merkel PA for The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network.  Clinical research for rare disease: Opportunities, challenges, and solutions.  Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.  2009;96(1):20-6.  doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2008.10.003.  PubMed PMID: 19013090; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3134795.
  3. Seo P, Jayne DR, Luqmani RA, Merkel PA for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) and the European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS).  Assessment of Damage in Vasculitis: Expert Ranking of Items of Damage.  Rheumatology (Oxford).  2009;48(7):823-7. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep103.  PubMed PMID: 19454608; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2722812.
  4. Herlyn K, Hellmich B, Seo P, Merkel PA.  Patient-Reported Outcome Assessment in Vasculitis Provides Important Data and a Unique Perspective.  Arthritis Care & Research.  2010;62(11):1639-45. doi: a10.1002/acr.20276.  PubMed PMID: 20556814; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3123033
  5. Rodríguez-Pla A, Martinez-Murillo F, Savino PJ, Eagle RC Jr, Seo P, Soloski MJ.  MMP-12, a novel matrix metalloproteinase associated with giant cell arteritis.  Rheumatology.  2009;48(11):1460-1.  doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep271.  PubMed PMID: 19736181; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2782257. 
  6. Koening CL, Hernandez-Rodriguez J, Molloy ES, Clark T, Hoffman GS.  Limited Utility of Rapamycin in Severe, Refractory Wegener's Granulomatosis.  The Journal of rheumatology.  2009;36(1):116-9.  doi: 10.3899/jrheum.080664.  PubMed PMID: 19012360.
  7. Koening CL, Gota CE, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Natowicz MR. Serum chitotriosidase activity and Wegener's granulomatosis.  Clinical biochemistry.  2010;43(4-5):512-4.  doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2009.11.015.  PubMed PMID: 19958755.
  8. Silva F, Specks U, Sethi S, Irazabal MV, Fervenza FC.  Successful Pregnancy And Delivery Of A Healthy Newborn Despite Trans-placental Transfer Of MPO – Antimyeloperoxidase Antibodies From A Mother With Microscopic Polyangiitis:  Am J Kidney Dis.  2009;54(3):542-5.  doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2009.02.016.  PubMed PMID: 19395136.
  9. Tomasson G, Monach PA, Merkel PA.  Thromboembolic disease in vasculitis.  Current opinion in rheumatology.  2009;21(1):41-6.  doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32831de4e7.  PubMed PMID: 19077717; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3204384.
  10. Khasnis A, Langford CA.  Update on vasculitis.  The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology.  2009;123(6):1226-36.  doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.04.024.  PubMed PMID: 19501230.
  11. Khasnis A, Molloy ES.  Mimics of primary systemic vasculitides.  International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology [Internet].  2009; 4 5:[1-13 pp.].  DOI 10.2217/ijr.09.37  

2008

  1. Silva F, Lynch JP, Fishbein MC, Specks U.  Wegener Granulomatosis.  In “Interstitial Pulmonary and Bronchiolar Disorders, (Lynch JP III, Ed).  InformaUSA, NY.  2008; volume 227; pp 605-642
  2. Rodríguez-Pla A, Bety TH, Savino PJ, Eagle RC Jr, Seo P, Soloski MJ.  Association of a Nonsynonymous Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 with Giant Cell Arteritis.  Arthritis and rheumatism.  2008;58(6):1849-53.  doi: 10.1002/art.23457.  PubMed PMID: 18512818.
  3. Rodríguez-Pla A.  Chapter 40: Polyarteritis Nodosa and other Necrotizing Systemic Vasculitis.  Manual de Enfermedades Reumáticas de la Sociedad Española de Reumatología (Handbook of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology).  5ª Edición.  2008; JJ Gomez-Reino et. al., editores.  Editorial Médica Panamericana, S.A.
  4. Koening CL, Langford CA. (2008).  Takayasu's arteritis.  Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine.  2008;10(2):164-72.  PubMed PMID: 18325319.
  5. Hauser T, Mahr A, Metzler C, Coste J, Sommerstein R, Gross WL, Guillevin L, Hellmich B.  The leucotriene receptor antagonist montelukast and the risk of Churg-Strauss syndrome: a case crossover study.  Thorax.  2008;63(8):677-82.  doi: 10.1136/thx.2007.087825.  PubMed PMID: 18276721.
  6. Mahr AD, Neogi T, LaValley MP, Davis JC, Hoffman GS, McCune WJ, Specks U, Spiera RF, St. Clair EW, Stone JH, Merkel PA.  Assessment of the item selection and weighting in the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score fore Wegener’s Granulomatosis (BVAS/WG).  Arthritis and rheumatism.  2008;59(6):884-91.  doi: 10.1002/art.23707.  PubMed PMID: 18512722; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3645860.

2007

  1. Seo P, Luqmani R, Flossmann O, Hellmich B, Herlyn K, Hoffman GS, Jayne D, Kallenberg C, Langford C, Mahr A, Matteson E, Mukhtyar C, Neogi T, Rutgers A, Specks U, Stone JH, Ytterberg S, Merkel PA.  The Future of Damage Assessment in Vasculitis: Report from the OMERACT 8 Vasculitis Workshop.  Journal of Rheumatology.  2007;34(6):1357-71.  PubMed PMID: 17552062. 
  2. Hellmich B, Flossmann O, Gross W, Bacon P, Cohen-Tervaert JW, Guillevin L, Jayne D, Mahr A, Merkel P, Raspe H, Scott DGI, Witter J, Yazici H, Luqmani RA.  EULAR Recommendations for Conducting Clinical Studies and/or Clinical Trials in Systemic Vasculitis: Focus on ANCA-associated vasculitis.  Annals of the rheumatic diseases.  2007;66(5):605-17.  doi: 10.1136/ard.2006.062711.  PubMed PMID: 17170053; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2703775.
  3. Sebastian JK, Mahr AD, Stone JH, Romay-Penabad Z, Davis JC, Hoffman GS, McCune WJ, St. Clair EW, Specks U, Spiera R, Pierangeli S, Merkel PA.  Anti-Endothelial Cell Antibodies in Patients with Wegeners's Granulomatosis Prevalence and Correlation with Disease Manifestations and Activity.  The Journal of rheumatology.  2007;34(5):1027-31.  PubMed PMID: 17444585.
  4. Mahr AD, Jover JA, Spiera RF, Hernández-García C, Fernández-Gutiérrez B, LaValley MP, Merkel PA.  Adjunctive Methotrexate to Treat Giant-Cell Arteritis: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis.  Arthritis and rheumatism.  2007;56(8):2789-97.  doi: 10.1002/art.22754.  PubMed PMID: 17665429.
  5. Rodríguez-Pla A, Rosselló-Urgell J, Bosch-Gil J, Huguet-Redecilla P, Vilardell-Tarres M.  A Proposal to Decrease the Number of Negative Temporal Artery Biopsies.  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology.  2007;36(2):111-8.  doi: 10.1080/03009740600991646.  PubMed PMID: 17476617.  

2005

  1. Merkel PA, Seo P, Aries P, Neogi T; Villa-Forte A, Boers M, Cuthbertson D, Felson DT, Hellmich B, Hoffman GS, Jayne D, Kallenberg CGM, Krischer J, Mahr A, Matteson EL, Specks U, Luqmani R, Stone JH for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.  Current Status of Outcome Measures in Vasculitis: Focus on Wegener's Granulomatosis and Microscopic Polyangiitis.  Report from OMERACT 7.  Journal of Rheumatology.  2005;32(12):2488-95.  PubMed PMID: 16331794. 
  2. Rodríguez-Pla A, Bosch-Gil JA, Rosselló-Urgell J, Huguet-Redecilla P, Stone JH, Vilardell-Tarres M.  Metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in Giant Cell Arteritis: Involvement in Vascular Remodeling.  Circulation. 2005;112(2):264-9.  doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.104.520114.  PubMed PMID: 15998676.
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