John Thomas Kelsall

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We describe a case of microscopic polyangiitis involving skin and joints after influenza vaccination. Titers of antiinfluenza A antibody were markedly elevated in synovial fluid (SF) relative to those in serum. Antiinfluenza B antibodies were not present in SF but were present in serum, suggesting a reaction specifically involving antiinfluenza A antibodies(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the rate of concomitant oral corticosteroid use at antitumour necrosis factor (TNF) initiation and at disease remission, and to assess its effect on incidence of infection and sustainability of remission among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with infliximab in Canadian routine care. METHODS Biological naïve patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the profile of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with infliximab in Canadian routine care and to assess the real-world effectiveness and safety of infliximab. METHODS Biologics-naive RA patients from the Biologic Treatment Registry Across Canada were stratified based on their enrollment year. Effectiveness was assessed with(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe acute and delayed infusion reactions in a large cohort of patients with inflammatory arthritis, treated with infliximab (IFX). METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients treated with IFX at the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre between 2000 and 2008. The primary outcome was the occurrence of acute infusion reactions(More)
This paper presents the first reported case of risedronate-associated scleritis and conducts a review of bisphosphonates and inflammatory eye diseases. A case of scleritis associated with risedronate use in a 73-year-old Chinese woman is reported. The English medical literature was reviewed for bisphosphonates and their association with inflammatory eye(More)
A case of pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia attributed to piperacillin tazobactam therapy is described. A 54-year-old woman was treated for a suspected severe urinary tract infection with piperacillin tazobactam. Four days later, she developed fever, chills, shortness of breath and intermittent chest pains. Eosinophilia was noted in peripheral blood(More)
BACKGROUND The immunological literature has been redefining clinical phenomena as hypotheses emerge regarding causal links between triggers, immunologic manifestations, and their specific inflammatory cascades. Of late, autoimmune manifestations that appear to be caused by an external adjuvant have been grouped into a complex syndrome referred to as(More)