Kenneth Noel Schikler

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OBJECTIVE To characterize pediatric patients who had been diagnosed with polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) through necrotizing vasculitis of the small and mid-size arteries or those with characteristic findings on angiograms data were collected. STUDY DESIGN Pediatricians were asked to classify their patients into one of the four suggested groups for juvenile(More)
OBJECTIVE Neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID; also known as chronic infantile neurologic, cutaneous, articular [CINCA] syndrome) is characterized by fever, chronic meningitis, uveitis, sensorineural hearing loss, urticarial skin rash, and a characteristic deforming arthropathy. We investigated whether patients with this disorder have(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the criteria for Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) with those of the European League Against Rheumatism/Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (EULAR/PRES) in a cohort of children with WG and other antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAVs), and to describe the(More)
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)
A unique case of gonadal agenesis and rudimentary müllerian duct development in association with a 46,X,i(Xq) karyotype is reported. The patient presented with short stature and subtle features of Turner syndrome. Endocrine evaluation revealed elevated gonadotropins and cytogenetic findings from both peripheral blood leukocytes and skin fibroblasts were(More)
Endometriosis is frequently a chronic process, which may begin soon after menarche. The process may be enhanced by mechanical obstruction. Theories of retrograde menstruation and metaplasia still remain in vogue. Endometriosis is a cause of both acute and chronic pelvic pain in the adolescent. We present case reports of müllerian lateral wall fusion defects(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of daily supplementation with calcium (Ca) in combination with vitamin D on total body and lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) who had not taken corticosteroids for at least 3 months prior to the beginning of the study. METHODS One hundred ninety-eight children and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the health and functional status of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) diagnosed in the early 1990s. METHODS Patients were obtained from the Pediatric Rheumatology Disease Registry, a database of patients seen in pediatric rheumatology centers across the United States. Questionnaires designed to be filled out after(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor tocilizumab for the treatment of patients with polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pcJIA). METHODS This three-part, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind withdrawal study (NCT00988221) included patients who had active pcJIA for ≥6 months and inadequate responses to(More)