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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was 3-fold: 1) to assess the feasibility of a daily diary for use with children with juvenile rheumatic disease (JRD), 2) to describe daily variation in mood, stressful events, and symptoms in children with JRD, and 3) to examine the extent to which daily mood and daily stressful events predict daily symptoms in children(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors for subclinical atherosclerosis in a population of patients with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS In a prospective multicenter study, a cohort of 221 patients underwent baseline measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) as part of the Atherosclerosis Prevention in Pediatric Lupus(More)
Analgesic trials pose unique scientific, ethical, and practical challenges in pediatrics. Participants in a scientific workshop sponsored by the US Food and Drug Administration developed consensus on aspects of pediatric analgesic clinical trial design. The standard parallel-placebo analgesic trial design commonly used for adults has ethical and practical(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze patterns of daily pain, stiffness, and fatigue related to juvenile arthritis; to examine the relationships of demographics, disease severity, and psychological adjustment to daily disease symptoms; and to examine daily disease symptoms as predictors of reduced participation in school and social activity. METHODS For a 2-month period,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze patterns of stress, mood, disease symptoms, and activity reduction in children with polyarticular arthritis, using a prospective daily diary method. METHODS For a 2-month period, 51 children with polyarticular arthritis (mean age 12.4 years, 65% female) completed daily diaries that included measures of symptoms of pain, stiffness, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe parental pain history and the family environment as it relates to the functional status of children with Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome (JPFS). DESIGN AND OUTCOME MEASURES Twenty-nine parents of children with JPFS completed a pain history questionnaire, Von Korff Chronic Pain Grading system, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To use electronic diaries (e-diaries) to determine whether pain, stiffness, and fatigue continue to be common, disabling symptoms in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) despite the use of aggressive treatments in contemporary medical management. METHODS Fifty-nine children with JIA (ages 8-18 years) provided ratings of pain,(More)
OBJECTIVE Children with arthritis experience frequent pain, but the predictors of daily pain variations are largely unidentified. The goal of this study was to examine sleep quality as a predictor of pain in children with arthritis and to determine whether mood moderates this relationship. METHOD In this prospective, longitudinal study children with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether aggressive treatment initiated early in the course of rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive or RF-negative polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) can induce clinical inactive disease within 6 months. METHODS Between May 2007 and October 2010, a multicenter, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial(More)
OBJECTIVE Statins reduce atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity in the general population, but their efficacy and safety in children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are unknown. This study was undertaken to determine the 3-year efficacy and safety of atorvastatin in preventing subclinical atherosclerosis progression in(More)