UA Arthritis Center Research Featured in Journals, Conferences

The following stories were recently posted to the UA Arthritis Center website:

Drs. Ernest Vina and C. Kent Kwoh's Lupus Study Featured in MedPage Today
The University of Arizona Arthritis Center's Ernest R. Vina, MD, and C. Kent Kwoh, MD, recently had their work on the effects of perceived racism in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) published in Lupus Science & Medicine and featured in MedPage Today.

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease whereby the immune system attacks its own tissues and that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body).

Dr. Vina

Drs. Vina and Kwoh teach medicine in the UA Division of Rheumatology — the first as an assistant professor, the second as a professor and Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology. Both the division and UA Arthritis Center are part of the UA Department of Medicine, the largest department within the UA College of Medicine. Dr. Kwoh also is chief of the UA Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology,  director of the UA Arthritis Center and a professor of medical imaging.

To view the article in Lupus Science & Medicine, click on this title:
Perceptions of racism in healthcare among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross-sectional study

To view the article in MedPage Today, click on this title:
Perceived Racism In Lupus Linked With Depression

For the original article, click here.

UA Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Presents In China, Northern California
Internationally-recognized for his research in osteoarthritis, UA Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, will deliver three invited presentations during the month of September.

He will present “Advances in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis” at the 2015 Xi'an International Orthopedics Forum in Xi'an, Shanxi Province, Peoples Republic of China, and “Management of Osteoarthritis” at the Peking University Osteoarthritis International Forum in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, Peoples Republic of China.

Dr. Kwoh will return to the U.S., to present “Incident Frequent Knee Pain is Associated with Changes in Semi-Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers of Inflammation” at the Imaging Based Measures of Osteoarthritis Workshop, sponsored by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance In Medicine (ISMRM) in Pacific Grove, Calif.

For the original article, click here.

UA Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Research Highlighted in Arthritis and Rheumatology
UA Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, along with his team of colleagues from throughout the United States and abroad, had his recent work published in the August editions of Arthritis and Rheumatology. The article highlights groundbreaking research based on data from the NIH-funded Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) detailing MRI imaging-based trajectory comparing 355 knees that developed radiographic osteoarthritis over time versus those that did not. This work was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health awarded to Dr. Kwoh.

The highlights include:
1. Specific MRI-detected structural joint damage predicts subsequent radiographically apparent osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee two years later.
2. Damage to the meniscus, bone marrow changes, and synovial inflammation are early knee OA pathogenic processes despite the prevailing concept that pathologic cartilage changes are an initiating event.
3. Specific early structural changes visible on MRI predicted the later development of radiographic osteoarthritis (OA), a nested case-control study found.

The article has generated international attention, with a recent MedPage Today story shared by the Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communication in the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases/National Institutes of Health.

To read the full article, please click on the title below:
What Comes First? Multitissue Involvement Leading to Radiographic Arthritis

For the original article, click here.

Release Date: 
09/11/2015 - 8:00am