Cathy Flanagan

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OBJECTIVE To systematically identify and examine reports of sex-stratified pain measurements in patients with inflammatory arthritis. METHODS Data sources included PubMed (1950 to April 2010), Embase (1980 to April 2010), and manual searches of reference lists and conference abstracts. We included cohort studies and randomized trials comparing pain(More)
BACKGROUND Extragonadal endodermal sinus tumors arising in the external genitalia represent an exceedingly rare malignancy in women. Six cases of endodermal sinus tumors of the vulva have been reported to date, with three cases failing to respond to conservative surgery and vincristine-based chemotherapy. We report a seventh case of vulvar endodermal sinus(More)
Two closely related beta-lactamases, BRO-1 and BRO-2 (formerly called Ravasio and 1908), are found in Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis. We screened strains of B. catarrhalis recovered in the United States since 1952 and identified the first beta-lactamase-positive isolate in August 1976. The prevalence of the enzymes among 394 clinical isolates from one(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine the location of metastases to para-aortic lymph nodes in patients with gynecologic malignancies. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review was performed for all cases of endometrial, ovarian, and cervical carcinoma in which right and left para-aortic lymph node dissection was done at our institution from 1985 to 1993.(More)
OBJECTIVE The Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) have collaborated to update the recommendations for the management of spondyloarthritis (SpA). METHODS A working group was assembled and consisted of the SPARCC executive committee, rheumatologist leaders from SPARCC collaborating sites,(More)
Evidence supports early use of non-biologic DMARDs to prevent irreversible damage in inflammatory arthritides, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and possibly ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, there is a paucity of data exploring their effects on pain as a primary outcome in these conditions. This systematic literature(More)
OBJECTIVE The Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) have collaborated to update the recommendations for the management of spondyloarthritis (SpA). METHODS A working group was assembled and consisted of the SPARCC executive committee, rheumatologist leaders from SPARCC collaborating sites,(More)
MICs of 10 oral antibiotics were determined for 105 Moraxella catarrhalis and 96 Haemophilus influenzae isolates from adults. A two- to fourfold increase in MICs of oral cephalosporins was seen in the presence of BRO-1 but not with TEM-1 or BRO-2. The MICs of cefixime for 90% of strains of H. influenzae (0.125 microgram/ml) and M. catarrhalis (0.25(More)
We reviewed tetracycline and erythromycin disk diffusion susceptibility of 457 isolates of Branhamella catarrhalis. Four isolates were resistant to tetracycline, with MICs for two available isolates of 16 micrograms/ml. Sixteen isolates were in the moderately susceptible range for erythromycin, with an MIC for one available isolate being greater than 8(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop preliminary treat-to-target (T2T) recommendations for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) for Canadian daily practice. METHODS A task force composed of expert Canadian dermatologists and rheumatologists performed a needs assessment among Canadian clinicians treating these diseases as well as an extensive literature search on the(More)
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