Helen E Bateman

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Pregnancy outcomes among patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) during their reproductive years were retrospectively evaluated. Twenty-one patients reported pregnancies after THA and 20 had live births. No prosthesis-related problems were reported. This is the first study that provides a patient-based assessment of pregnancy outcomes and(More)
We investigated the possibility that manifestations of Lyme disease in certain hosts, such as arthritis and carditis, may be autoimmunity mediated due to molecular mimicry between the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and self-components. We first compared amino acid sequences of Streptococcus pyogenes M protein, a known inducer of antibodies that are(More)
We describe two patients whose initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was accompanied by haemorrhagic episodes and significant coagulopathy. Further investigation demonstrated positive lupus anticoagulant and decreased Factor II (prothrombin) activity. Both patients were diagnosed with lupus anticoagulant-hypoprothrombinemia syndrome(More)
To determine if intravenous cyclophosphamide (IV-C) causes an excess of cervical dysplasia and/or cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, a retrospective review was conducted. Patients with SLE who received IV-C between 1988-98 (study group) were compared with a group of SLE patients who had not received IV-C (control group). Of the 79(More)
It is unclear when the synovial-based inflammatory process of gout begins. The aim of this study was to determine the percentage of patients with inter-critical gout who have chronic synovial-based inflammation as evidenced by synovial pannus on a contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of their most involved joint and determine if the presence(More)
OBJECTIVE Review of the literature addressing the rheumatic manifestations of various malignancies as well as of common chemotherapeutic agents. METHODS A literature search was performed to identify key articles regarding the association of rheumatic disease with malignancy. RESULTS Our review focused on the association of rheumatic disease with(More)
The temperature sensitive and host range mutant clone 147 of equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) was assessed for its ability to protect conventional, susceptible adult horses against respiratory infection by EHV-1 and equine herpesvirus 4 (EHV-4). Intranasal (IN) vaccination with 5.2 log(10) TCID(50) did not cause adverse clinical reactions although a limited(More)
Vasculitis often presents a diagnostic challenge as the disease processes may have varied presentations. This article reviews some vasculitis-like "mimics," particularly emphasizing viral and bacterial infections, drug-related disorders, various malignancies, and other autoimmune disorders, all of which may have a similar clinical presentation. This article(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Currently, there is no recommended immunoprophylaxis against febrile respiratory diseases due to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and -4 (EHV-4) in horses below age 5-6 months. This is because of interference by maternally-derived antibody (MDA) of vaccines. OBJECTIVE Unweaned equine foals are an important reservoir of EHV-1(More)