Division faculty, Dr. Moorthy and Dr. Boneparth are actively involved in research projects in pediatric rheumatology both within the division and in collaborative projects.  Faculty are assisted in their research efforts each year by undergraduate and graduate students.  Our physicians have presented abstracts and published articles pertaining to Pediatric Rheumatology.

Examples of research projects include:

  • Title - Health-related quality of life measure in pediatric lupus

Objective: To conduct cross cultural validation of Simple Measure of Impact of Lupus Erythematosus in Youngsters © (SMILEY ©) (Data analysis stage)

Investigators: Moorthy, LN

  • Title-ARCHIVE (A Registry for Children with Vasculitis e-entry).  A Project Towards Establishment of a US/Canadian Diagnostic Registry of Children with Chronic Vasculitis.

Objective: Multinational study to describe clinical features and response to treatment of patients with vacsulitides.

Investigators: Moorthy, LN, Boneparth A

Some of our publications in 2014 are listed below:

  • Moorthy Nandini Lakshmi, Roy  Elizabeth, Kurra  Vamsi, Peterson GE Margaret, Hassett L Afton, Lehman JA Thomas, et al., Health related quality of life measure in systemic pediatric rheumatic diseases and its translation to different languages: an international collaboration, Pediatric Rheumatology, 11/25/2014

  • Sarah Ringold, M.D., M.S., Audrey Hendrickson, M.P.H, CCRP, Leslie Abramson, M.D., Timothy Beukelman, M.D., MSCE, Peter R. Blier, M.D., Ph.D., John Bohnsack, M.D., Elizabeth C. Chalom, M.D., Harry Gewanter, M.D., Beth Gottlieb, M.D., M.S., Roger Hollister, M.D., Joyce Hsu, M.D., M.S., Andrea Hudgins, M.D., Norman T. Ilowite, M.D., Marisa Klein-Gitelman, M.D., M.P.H, Carol Lindsley, M.D., Jorge M. Lopez Benitez, M.D., F.A.A.P., Daniel J. Lovell, M.D., M.P.H, Tom Mason, M.D., Diana Milojevic, M.D., Lakshmi N. Moorthy, M.D., M.S., Kabita Nanda, M.D., et al;  A Novel Method to Collect Medication Adverse Events in Juvenile Arthritis: Results from the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Enhanced Drug Safety Surveillance Project (EDSSP), Accepted for publication in Arthritis Care and Research 2014

  • Thomas J A Lehman, Chahait Singh, Anusha Ramanathan, Risa Alperin, Alexa  Adams, Laura Barinstein and Nandini Moorthy, “Prolonged improvement of childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus following systematic administration of rituximab and cyclophosphamide.” Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatric Rheumatology 2014, 12:3  doi:10.1186/1546-0096-12-3; Published Jan 2014

  • Peter A. Nigrovic MD, Eyal Muscal MD, MS, Meredith Riebschleger, MD, MS, L. Nandini Moorthy, MD, MS, Hermine I. Brunner, MD, MSc; Barbara A. Eberhard, MD, Marisa Klein-Gitelman, MD, Sampath Prahalad, MD, MSc, Rayfel Schneider, MBBCh, “AMIGO: a novel approach to the mentorship gap in pediatric rheumatology, Journal of Pediatrics The Journal of Pediatrics.” Volume 164, Issue 2 , Pages 226-227.e3, February 2014

  • Düzçeker Y, Kanbur NO, Demirkaya E, Derman O, Moorthy LN,Ozen S., Quality of life measures and psychiatric symptoms in adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus and familial Mediterranean fever. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2014 Feb 1. pii: /j/ijamh-ahead-of-print/ijamh-2013-0332/ijamh-2013-0332.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0332. [Epub ahead of print]