Shirley M. L. Tse

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BACKGROUND A new bilingual (English and French) Internet-based self-management program, Teens Taking Charge: Managing Arthritis Online, for adolescents with arthritis and their parents was developed following a needs assessment. OBJECTIVES This study explored the usability (user performance and satisfaction) of the self-management program for youth with(More)
BACKGROUND Following the introduction of the ILAR criteria for juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA) has become a better recognized category within the inflammatory arthritides of childhood. There are fewer reports describing the characteristics and long-term outcome of patients with JPsA than other subtypes of JIA.The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Pain in children with rheumatic conditions such as arthritis is common. However, there is currently no standardized method for the assessment of this pain in children presenting to pediatric rheumatologists. A more consistent and comprehensive approach is needed to effectively assess, treat and monitor pain outcomes in the pediatric rheumatology(More)
Intra-rater reliability of the bath ankylosing spondylitis disease activity index (BASDAI) and the bath ankylosing spondylitis functional index (BASFI) in children with spondyloarthritis Purpose Juvenile spondyloarthritis (JSpA), referred to as enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) sub-type under the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR)(More)
BACKGROUND The limited availability of pediatric rheumatologists for teaching in pediatric residency programs negatively impacts resident education about rheumatology. At present, there are no educational websites available for trainees to learn about pediatric rheumatology. We are planning to develop an interactive web-based teaching module to improve(More)
Purpose To examine the remission rates and functional outcomes in an inception cohort of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Methods The Research in Arthritis in Canadian Children, emphasizing Outcomes (ReACCh-Out) cohort is a 16-centre inception cohort of patients with JIA enrolled within 1 year of diagnosis. All patients who completed 5(More)
Purpose The ability to predict which children with Juvenile idio-pathic Arthritis (JIA) are likely to have worse outcomes would allow a more targeted aggressive approach to initial therapy. We used data from the Research on Arthritis in Canadian Children Emphasizing Outcomes (ReACCh Out), a 16-centre prospective inception cohort of children with newly(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine cancer incidence in a large clinical juvenile-onset arthritis population. METHODS We combined data from 6 existing North American juvenile-onset arthritis cohorts. Patients with juvenile-onset arthritis were linked to regional cancer registries to detect incident cancers after cohort entry, defined as first date seen in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) is a juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) category, primarily affecting entheses and peripheral joints. This study evaluated efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of adalimumab versus placebo in patients with ERA. METHODS This is a phase III, multicenter, randomized double-blind study in patients ages ≥6 to <18(More)
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