Sobia Hassan

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This study aims to evaluate if myocardial infarction (MI) is more frequent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with elevated levels of red cell distribution width (RDW). Utilizing a secure cloud based platform, Explorys, we searched de-identified US patient data between 1999 and 2014. RA patients were identified by serologic positivity and ICD9 diagnosis(More)
To review and highlight the association of acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp with inflammatory arthritic conditions, we report five illustrative patients with this association, and a review of the literature. All our patients were African-American males, and their skin disease present before the onset of(More)
A staggering 76 million adults are obese in the United States. It is known that obesity contributes to increased incidence and worse disease outcomes in many rheumatic conditions. Bariatric surgery has emerged as the most effective treatment modality for the morbidly obese, leading to substantial and sustained weight loss. The purpose of this review article(More)
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