Lauren Lange

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BACKGROUND The association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis is well established. Some children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) phenotypically resemble adults with RA, characterized by the presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies. We sought to investigate an association between CCP-positive JIA and symptoms(More)
Niemann-Pick Disease, type C (NPC) is a fatal, neurodegenerative, lysosomal storage disorder. It is a rare disease with broad phenotypic spectrum and variable age of onset. These issues make it difficult to develop a universally accepted clinical outcome measure to assess urgently needed therapies. To this end, clinical investigators have defined emerging,(More)
For patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, the accuracy rates of preneoadjuvant therapy nodal staging and potential nodal downstaging make the prognostic significance of nodal status unclear. We therefore sought to review our experience in order to better understand the impact of clinical and pathologic nodal status upon patient outcomes. 174(More)
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