Jennifer E. Weiss

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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)
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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