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BEVRA H. HAHN, MAUREEN A. MCMAHON, ALAN WILKINSON, W. DEAN WALLACE, DAVID I. DAIKH, JOHN D. FITZGERALD, GEORGE A. KARPOUZAS, JOAN T. MERRILL, DANIEL J. WALLACE, JINOOS YAZDANY, ROSALIND RAMSEY-GOLDMAN, KARANDEEP SINGH, MAZDAK KHALIGHI, SOO-IN CHOI, MANEESH GOGIA, SUZANNE KAFAJA, MOHAMMAD KAMGAR, CHRISTINE LAU, WILLIAM J. MARTIN, SEFALI PARIKH, JUSTIN PENG,(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the systematic measurement of disease activity facilitates clinical decision making in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), no recommendations currently exist on which measures should be applied in clinical practice in the US. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) convened a Working Group (WG) to comprehensively evaluate the validity,(More)
OBJECTIVE Forgetting to take medications is an important cause of nonadherence. This study evaluated factors associated with forgetting to take medications in a large cohort of persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) participating in the University of California, San Francisco Lupus Outcomes Study (LOS). Relationships among adherence problems and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability, construct validity, and responsiveness of the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Activity Questionnaire (SLAQ) in a large observational cohort of persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS We evaluated the reliability of the SLAQ using Cronbach's alpha and principal factor analysis and ascertained construct(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence of disability in a wide range of valued life activities (VLAs) among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 1-year changes in such disability, and predictors of and changes in VLA disability. METHODS Data were from 2 waves of a cohort of 829 individuals with SLE interviewed annually by telephone. VLA(More)
Although the roles of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in angiogenesis are well described, the putative roles of these factors in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) remain unknown. We evaluated VEGF and HGF protein levels in subretinal fluid of eyes with ROP, and expression of their corresponding receptors in(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate health care costs and costs associated with changes in work productivity among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the US. METHODS Data were derived from the University of California, San Francisco Lupus Outcomes Study. Participants provided information on their health care resource use and employment. Cost estimates(More)
OBJECTIVE Because self-rated health (SRH) is strongly associated with health outcomes, it is important to identify factors that individuals take into account when they assess their health. We examined the role of valued life activities (VLAs), the wide range of activities deemed to be important to individuals, in SRH assessments. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine childhood-onset disease as a predictor of mortality in a cohort of adult patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Data were derived from the University of California Lupus Outcomes Study, a longitudinal cohort of 957 adult subjects with SLE that includes 98 subjects with childhood-onset SLE. Baseline and followup data(More)