Thomas G. Osborn

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Renal pathology and clinical outcomes in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) who underwent kidney biopsy (KB) because of renal impairment are reported. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Twenty-four of 7276 patients with pSS underwent KB over 40 years. Patient cases were reviewed by a renal pathologist,(More)
OBJECTIVE Cytokines play an important role in mediating inflammation and in regulating the immune response of many rheumatological diseases. In patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), levels of 6 cytokines, interleukin 1 alpha (IL-1 alpha), IL-1 beta (IL-1 beta), IL-2, IL-2 receptor (IL-2R), IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) were(More)
Thrombotic microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (TMHA) is characterized by thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, fever, neurological symptoms, and kidney involvement. It presents as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) or hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). TMHA has been considered to occur only rarely in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).(More)
Primary cardiovascular manifestations of SSc include pericardial disease, myocardial disease, conduction abnormalities, and cardiac arrhythmias. Significant cardiac abnormalities are present in more than half of SSc patients at autopsy. As the frequency of subclinical cardiac involvement is now appreciated and noninvasive cardiac diagnostic modalities(More)
Early studies showed few immunologic abnormalities in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) patients. There were no specific laboratory markers useful for diagnosis and assessment of the course of disease in JRA. Previous work showed an association of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) with early-onset pauciarticular disease and iridocyclitis. Similarly, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the functional and morphologic effects of polyarticular and pauciarticular onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). METHODS Medical and dental histories, intraoral, lateral cephalometric, and panoramic radiographs, facial photographs, and dental study models were obtained for each of 30(More)
Determination of hidden IgM rheumatoid factors (RF) in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) offers advantages for diagnosis and in following disease activity. Sera from 30 patients with JRA were assayed for RF by latex fixation test (LFT), sensitized sheep cell agglutination test (SCAT), nephelometry, and by ELISA. IgM containing fractions were prepared by(More)
PURPOSE To determine the acute and chronic toxic effects of radiotherapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS AND MATERIALS Medical records of 21 consecutive patients with SLE, who had received 34 courses of external beam radiotherapy and one low-dose-rate prostate implant, were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with discoid lupus(More)
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) has been shown to be associated with arterial and venous thromboses, recurrent miscarriages, and thrombocytopenia. We describe 3 cases of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients with primary APS. The autopsy in one patient revealed no evidence of vasculitis, but extensive small vessel thrombosis of(More)