Maureen D. Mayes

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OBJECTIVE To provide a single source for the best available estimates of the US prevalence of and number of individuals affected by arthritis overall, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, the spondylarthritides, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and Sjögren's syndrome. A companion article (part II) addresses additional conditions. (More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effects of oral cyclophosphamide on lung function and health-related symptoms in patients with evidence of active alveolitis and scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease. METHODS At 13 clinical centers throughout the United States, we enrolled 158 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The 1980 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) lack sensitivity for early SSc and limited cutaneous SSc. The present work, by a joint committee of the ACR and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), was undertaken for the purpose of developing new classification criteria for SSc. (More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence, incidence, survival, and disease characteristics of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in the Detroit tricounty area. METHODS A census of SSc cases for the period 1989-1991 was conducted in the Detroit area, using multiple sources for case identification. Diagnoses were verified by medical record review. Capture-recapture(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine human leucocyte antigen-class II (HLA-class II) (DRB1, DQB1, DQA1 and DPB1) alleles, haplotypes and shared epitopes associated with scleroderma (systemic sclerosis (SSc)) and its subphenotypes in a large multi-ethnic US cohort by a case-control association study. PATIENTS AND METHODS 1300 SSc cases (961 white, 178 black and 161(More)
OBJECTIVE Recurrent digital ulcers are a manifestation of vascular disease in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma) and lead to pain, impaired function, and tissue loss. We investigated whether treatment with the endothelin receptor antagonist, bosentan, decreased the development of new digital ulcers in patients with SSc. METHODS This was a(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs that leads to profound disability and premature death. To identify new SSc susceptibility loci, we conducted the first genome-wide association study in a population of European ancestry including a total of 2,296 individuals with SSc and 5,171(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of cancer in patients with scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) and to compare those rates with cancer rates in the local population. METHODS Cancer risk in scleroderma patients in the Detroit metropolitan area was assessed by linking patient identification codes of the Michigan Scleroderma Registry to the Metropolitan(More)
We partitioned exhaled nitric oxide (NO) into alveolar concentration (CA) and conducting airway flux (JNO(air,max)) in scleroderma (SSc) lung disease and hypothesized that CA would be elevated. Twenty patients with SSc, 15 with interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) alone, and 5 with pulmonary hypertension (SSc-PH) were compared with 20 control subjects. CA(More)
OBJECTIVE Genetic studies in the systemic sclerosis (SSc), an autoimmune disease that clinically manifests with dermal and internal organ fibrosis and small vessel vasculopathy, have identified multiple susceptibility genes including HLA-class II, PTPN22, IRF5, and STAT4 which have also been associated with other autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus(More)