Philip J. Hashkes

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OBJECTIVE Juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder in children and adolescents for which there are no evidence-based treatments. The objective of this multisite, single-blind, randomized clinical trial was to test whether cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) was superior to fibromyalgia (FM) education in reducing(More)
BACKGROUND Polyarteritis nodosa is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis with a pathogenesis that is poorly understood. We identified six families with multiple cases of systemic and cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa, consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance. In most cases, onset of the disease occurred during childhood. METHODS We carried out exome(More)
BACKGROUND Some children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis either do not respond, or are intolerant to, treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, including anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) drugs. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of abatacept, a selective T-cell costimulation modulator, in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis(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)
Growing pains are the most common form of recurrent musculoskeletal pains in childhood and are present in 10-20% of children, mainly between the ages of 3-12 years. The diagnosis is based on typical historical clinical characteristics with a normal physical examination. The etiology is still unknown but current theories include low pain thresholds, as in(More)
We report the case of a 7-year-old boy who was initially diagnosed as having polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Clinical and laboratory features of overt sarcoidosis became evident early during etanercept therapy when he developed acute panuveitis, papular skin rash and elevated levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Non-caseating granulomas(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the proxy-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its determinants in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS In this multinational, multicenter, cross-sectional study, HRQOL of patients with JIA was assessed through the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) and was compared with that of healthy children(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 To perform a retrospective study comparing clinical and laboratory aspects of patients with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and patients with post-streptococcal reactive arthritis (PSRA), to discern whether these are 2 separate entities or varying clinical manifestations of the same disease. STUDY DESIGN We located the records of 68 patients with(More)
Autoinflammatory syndromes include an expanding list of conditions characterized by unprovoked recurrent attacks of systemic inflammation with lack of auto-antibodies or autoreactive T cells. Many of these syndromes are genetic diseases with a Mendelian inheritance. Neurological manifestations may be one of the major clinical features and, in some cases,(More)