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Rheumatology Fellowship Research

The rheumatology faculty and fellows are involved in various ongoing clinical research projects. It is expected that fellows will participate in at least one supervised project during their training which may be a clinical or laboratory based project. It is expected that the results will be presented at a local or national meeting and prepared for publication. Current areas of active investigation in the division include scleroderma, dermatomyositis, diagnostic ultrasound, psoriatic arthritis, and gout.

Samples of Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

Pineda C, Reginato AM, Flores V et al. Pan-American League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR) recommendations and guidelines for musculoskeletal ultrasound training in the Americas for rheumatologists. J Clin Rheumtol 2010;16:113-8

Robert I, Arnold E, Arnold W, Craig-Muller J, Kaeley G, Alindon M, MD, Nazarian L, Reginato AM. Ultrasound in American Rheumatology Practice. American College of Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Task Force. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010;62:1206-19.

Poon SP, Baliog CR, Jr, Sams RN, Robinson-Bostom L, Telang GH, Reginato AM. Syndrome of Cocaine-Levamisole Induced Cutaneous Vasculitis and Immune Mediated Leukopenia. Semin Arthritis  Rheum. 2011;41:434-44.

Shah D, Flanigan T, Lally E.  Routine screening for HIV in a rheumatology practice.   Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 2011; 17: 154-156.

Rho YJ, Zhy Y, Zhang Y, Reginato AM, Choi HK.  Risk Factors for Psuedogout in the General Population. Rheumatology (Oxford), 2012 Nov;51(11);2070-4, dol: 10. 1093/rheumatology.  PMID:22886340.

Reginato AM, Mount DB, Yang I, Choi HK. Update in Genetics and Pathogenesis of Gout. Nature Rheumatology Reviews. 2012.

Najem C, Sfeir M, Estrada E, Mbuyi N, Valicenti D, Reginato AM.  An Unusual Case of Hematuria.  Arthritis Care & Research, July 2014;66:(7),1119-1126. PMID:24578326.

Ramirez DM, Ramirez MR, Reginato AM, Medici D.  Molecular and cellular mechanisms of heterotopic ossification.   Histol Histopathol. 2014 Oct;29(10):1281-5. Epub 2014 May 5.PMID:24796520.

Ruta S, Reginato AM, Pineda C, Gutierrez M; General applications of ultrasound in rheumatology: why we need it in our daily practice.  Pan-American League Against Rheumatisms (PANLAR) Ultrasound Study Group.  J Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Apr;21(3):133-43. PMID:25807093.

Zhou Y, Mohan A, Moore DC, Lin L, Zhou FL, Cao J, Wu Q, Qin YX, Reginato AM, Ehrlich MG, Yang W.  SHP2 regulates osteoclastogenesis by promoting preosteoclast fusion. FASEB J. 2015 Jan 15. PMID: 25593124.

Book Chapters

Matson E, Reginato AM. Crystalline Disorders Associated with Renal Disease Including Oxalate Arthropathy. In Terkeltaub: Gout & Crystal-Induced Arthropathies. Elsevier, Saunders. 2012. P.282-292.

Antolini CR, Castelino F, Reginato AM.  Acute monoarticular arthritis. In: Singh AJ, Loscalzo J, editors. The Harvard Intensive Review of Internal Medicine, 1st edition. 2012.

Mendez D, Reginato AM. Pseudogout. First Consult Cleveland Clinic Clinical Medicine. Ed. Mandel B. Elsevier. 2012.

Zimmermann B.  Anklylosing Spondylitis.  In: Ferri, F.  Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2014.  Philadelphia: Mosley/Elsevier. p90.

Zimmermann B.  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.  In Ferri, F. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2014.  Philadelphia:  Mosley/Elsevier. p285.

Zimmermann B.  Gout.  In:Ferri, F. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2014.  Philadelphia: Mosley/Elsevier p465.

Zimmermann B.  Hyperuricemia.  In Ferri, F. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2014.  Philadelphia: Mosley/Elsevier. p589.

Stanishewski M. Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.  Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2015:5 books in 1.  Elsevier Mosby. Feb. 2014.

Lally E, Burnett A,  Bivalacqua T.   Erectile Dysfnction in Scleroderma.  In: Scleroderma from Pathogenesis to Comprehensive Management.  Ed. J Varga, CP Denton, FM Wigley, New ork. Springer 2012, 295-398.

Lally E: A 38 year-old man with systemic sclerosis and erectile dysfunction.  In: Case Studies in Systemic Sclerosis.  Ed. R. Siler, CP Denton. New Yor, Sprnger 2011, 217-220.

Other Publications

Gilek-Seibert K.  HER=End of Humane Reasoning, Adventures of Junior Faculty Member - Speak out Rheum.”  The Rheumatologist, April 2015.

Gilek-Seibert K. Work, life concerns to consider before finishing the fellowship.”  The Rheumatologist, November, 2014.

Gilek-Seibert K.  In Us We Trust – Benefits, Challenges of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology, The Rheumatologist, May 2014.

Gilek-Seibert K.  2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting: On Stage at ACR Knowledge Bowl    2013.”  The Rheumatologist, February 2014.

Abstracts Presented

Matson, E, Lally E, Zimmermann B, Schwartz S, Hall HA. Eosinophilic fasciitis: Four examples of a rare disease. Brown Medical School Research Forum. Providence, RI. June 2010.

Pineda C, Reginato AM, et al. PANLAR Recommendations and Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training in the Americas for Rheumatologists. (The 73th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Arthritis & Rheum Arthritis Rheum. 60:S510, Phila, PA, 2009).

Baliog C, Reginato AM. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Evaluation of Hemarthrosis in a Patient with System Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with Acquired Hemophilia A/Acquired Factor VIII Inhibitors. Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium. 2011. Maui, Hawaii.

Baliog CR, Poon SP, Sams RN, Robinson-Bostom L, Telang GH, Reginato AM. Syndrome  of Cocaine-Levamisole Induced Cutaneous Vasculitis and Immune Mediated Leukopenia. The 17th Annual Research Forum. Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown. 2011. Providence, RI.

Reginato AM, Iglesia A, Neira A, Reginato AJ, Olsen BR. ACVR1 gene 617G to A Mutation in Three Latin American Kindreds with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressive (FOP). The 17th Annual Research Forum. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown. 2011. Providence, RI.

Lundholm A, Cooper S, Schwartz S.  Rheumatologists Choosing Wisely: An Evaluation of Compliance with the ACR ANA Testing Guidelines.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Stanishewski M, Reginato A.  Intussusception Complicating Adult-Onset IgA-Associated Vasculitis.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Sczcygiel J, Schwartz S.  Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Treated with Infliximab.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Szczygiel Cunha JP, Reginato AM and Schwartz S.  Quality Improvement in the Identification of Crystals from Synovial Fluid: Hospital Laboratory versus Rheumatology Department Evaluation.  Presented: ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Boston, 2014.

Menendez A, Curry S, Zimmermann B: Active neurosarcoidosis affecting hypothalamus and hypophysis.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Wang De, Najem C, Zimmermann B:  An idiopathic pericarditis complicated by pleuropericardial effusion.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Mbuyi N, Morais S, Lan F, Schwter Z, Nguyen A, Mohammad N, Zimmermann B.  A Case of Rapidly Progressive Glomerylonephritis With anti-GBM and p-ANCA Antibodies. American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Myuyi N, VonHeren D, Zimmermann B.  Pleural involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus. American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting. May 8, 2014.

Mbuyi N, VonHerzen D, Zimmermann B.  Lupus-like illness in a patient with Complement C2 Deficiency.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting. May 8, 2014.

Morais S, Lugo L, Jabbour E, Zimmermann B.  Acute gout presenting with SIRS, high fever, and altered mental status. American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting. May 8, 2014.

Najem C, Zimmermann B:  Strawberry tongue and skin desquamation: Kawaski or not Kawasaki.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Patel A, Szczygiel J, Zimmermann B: Dermatomyositis: An initial manifestation of recurrent endometrial cancer.  American College of Physicins, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Sahai T, Mohmmed N, Abdo T, Cook N, Zimmermann B:  An abnormal presentation of recurrent testicular lymphoma.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Wang De, Najem C, Zimmermann B:  An idiopathic pericarditis complicated by pleuropericardial effusion.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 8, 2014.

Mbuyi N, VonHerzon D, Zimmermann B:  Pleural involvement in SLE.  American College of Physicians,   Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 2015.

Mbuyi N, VonHerzen D, Zimmermann B.  Lupus-like  illness in a patient with Complement Deficiency.  American College of Physcians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting,  May 7, 2015.

Morais S. Lugo L, Jabbour E, Zimmermann B.  Acute gout presenting with SIRS, high fever, and altered mental status.  American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Chapter Meeting, May 7, 2015.