Jill Denise Paquin

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OBJECTIVE To develop a disease specific measure of quality of life for application in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile spondyloarthritides-the Juvenile Arthritis Quality of Life Questionnaire (JAQQ). METHODS Patients and their parents were interviewed by a trained interviewer using a questionnaire focusing on physical function,(More)
The first case of primary antiphospholipid syndrome associated with recurrent life-threatening haemorrhages, due to the coexistence of acquired prothrombin deficiency, is described. Attention is drawn to the difficulty in diagnosing this situation, and therapeutic options are reviewed. Evidence is presented that implicates prothrombin as the protein(More)
The cartilage of the adult sacroiliac joint contains type II collagen and a high concentration of glycosaminoglycan. Furthermore, large aggregating proteoglycans and link proteins were extracted from the sacral cartilage. In these respects the sacroiliac cartilage is similar to that in the peripheral joints. However, while the organization of the collagen(More)
The effectiveness of group psychotherapy has been empirically studied and supported over several decades; however, there remains much to understand regarding the specific factors contributing to effective group psychotherapy. The current study uses Kashy and Kenny's (2000) actor-partner interdependence model (APIM) to examine the relationship between an(More)
Attending group therapy sessions is necessary for a group member to have a chance at receiving benefit from the intervention. Group members' perceptions of their group's climate has been linked with important group member outcomes, including session attendance. On the basis of the writings of Curran and Bauer (2011), the current study examined group(More)
Clinical assessment of the sacroiliac joints is difficult. Conventional radiography and radionuclide scanning have not afforded optimal sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of sacroiliac involvement in spondyloarthropathies. This report describes a technique for computed tomography of the sacroiliac joints in children; the method involves coronal(More)
Group climate refers to the atmosphere that is both created and experienced by a group of people. Theoretically, the "climate" of a group should therefore be related to the behaviors of its members during group sessions; however, this has not been empirically tested. A longitudinal design was used to examine the relationship between group member perceptions(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to investigate the recent finding of a seasonal difference in the onset of systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (SoJRA). We hypothesized that a seasonal onset pattern might implicate on infectious agent as a cause of SoJRA. METHODS The date of onset was collected from the records of all patients with SoJRA from(More)
Single analyses of peripheral blood of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients showed a significant reduction in the mean value for keratan sulfate (KS) compared with that in control subjects, but the mean value for orosomucoid (OM) was elevated compared with that in control subjects. Some RA patients displayed highly elevated levels of hyaluronic acid (HA),(More)
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