Jennifer E. Weiss

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OBJECTIVE There is wide variation in therapeutic approaches to systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) among North American rheumatologists. Understanding the comparative effectiveness of the diverse therapeutic options available for treatment of systemic JIA can result in better health outcomes. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research(More)
OBJECTIVE Because of time constraints in the office environment, problems of concern to elderly patients may not be raised during clinic visits. To facilitate communication about geriatric health problems, we examined the impact of a strategy that used patient self-assessment data to improve community practices. DESIGN Twenty-two primary care practices(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the methods of anesthesia currently being used by pediatric rheumatologists when performing intra-articular corticosteroid injections (IACI). STUDY DESIGN A questionnaire was emailed to all members of the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance, a pediatric rheumatology research network in North America. The(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess long-term safety and developmental data on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients treated in routine clinical practice with celecoxib or nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs). METHODS Children aged ≥2 to <18 years with rheumatoid-factor-positive or -negative polyarthritis, persistent or(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of studying the comparative effectiveness of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) consensus treatment plans (CTPs) for systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) using an observational registry. METHODS Untreated systemic JIA patients enrolled in the CARRA Registry were begun on one of 4(More)
BACKGROUND Intra-articular corticosteroid injections (IACI) are routinely used by pediatric rheumatologists in the treatment of chronic arthritis. Frequently, topical anesthetics are used to control procedural pain, but their relative efficacy has not been reported. In this study, we evaluated the level of pain associated with different anesthetic methods,(More)
Purpose Intra-articular corticosteroid injection (IACI) with triamcinolone hexacetonide (TH) is a mainstay of therapy for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Our aim was to determine factors that affected the durability of response to IACI with TH in patients with JIA. Methods A retrospective chart review was conducted of all JIA patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Fats cause reflux symptoms in many patients and cholecystokinin (CCK) may play a role. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of intraduodenal nutrient infusion on serum CCK levels, lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, and gastroesophageal reflux (GER). METHODS Twenty-four asymptomatic volunteers were studied. A Dent sleeve(More)
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