Carol B. Lindsley

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BACKGROUND There has been a lack of appropriate classification criteria for vasculitis in children. OBJECTIVE To develop a widely accepted general classification for the vasculitides observed in children and specific and realistic classification criteria for common childhood vasculitides (Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), Kawasaki disease (KD), childhood(More)
The standardized assessment of pediatric pain coping strategies may substantively contribute to the conceptual understanding of individual differences in pediatric pain perception and report. The Waldron/Varni Pediatric Pain Coping Inventory (PPCI) was developed to be a standardized questionnaire to assess systematically children's pain coping strategies.(More)
OBJECTIVE Juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS) includes a number of conditions often grouped together. With the long-term goal of developing uniform classification criteria, we studied the epidemiological, clinical and immunological features of children with JLS followed by paediatric rheumatology and dermatology centres. METHODS A large, multicentre,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the measurement characteristics of the Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale (CMAS) in children with juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (juvenile IIM), and to obtain preliminary data on the clinical significance of CMAS scores. METHODS One hundred eight children with juvenile IIM were evaluated on 2 occasions, 7-9 months apart,(More)
Evaluated the validity, stability, and clinical utility of the Pediatric Pain Questionnaire (PPQ), a comprehensive, multidimensional instrument for assessing childhood pain. Previous studies demonstrated adequate psychometric properties of the PPQ using small samples. Results of the current study, using a large sample (N = 100) of children and adolescents(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of adherence to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in newly diagnosed patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), and to examine demographic and disease-related variables as potential predictors of adherence. METHODS Adherence to NSAIDs was monitored in 48 children with JRA (mean age 8.6 years) over 28(More)
Adherence to medications for chronic pediatric diseases decreases overtime. This randomized controlled trial evaluated a clinic-based, nurse-administered educational and behavioral intervention to prevent the anticipated drop in adherence to nonsteroidal medications among newly diagnosed patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Thirty-four participants(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate manual muscle testing (MMT) for strength assessment in juvenile and adult dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). METHODS Patients with PM/DM (73 children and 45 adults) were assessed at baseline and reevaluated 6-9 months later. We compared Total MMT (a group of 24 proximal, distal, and axial muscles) and Proximal MMT (7(More)
OBJECTIVE Because children with rheumatic disease receiving longterm corticosteroids are at high risk for developing osteoporosis, we attempted to determine whether nutritional supplementation would improve bone status in this group of children. METHODS In a crossover design study, 10 corticosteroid treated children with rheumatic disease and osteoporosis(More)