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Monti S, Quinn KA, Christensen R, Jayne D, Langford C, Lanier GE, Mahr A, Pagnoux C, Viðarsdóttir MB, Merkel PA, Tomasson G.: "Use and reporting of outcome measures in randomized trials for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a systematic literature review". Semin Arthritis Rheum. 50 (6): 1314-25,2020.
Putman MS, Gribbons KB, Ponte C, Robson J, Suppiah R, Craven A, Watts R, Luqmani R, Merkel PA, Archer AM, Grayson PC.: "Clinicopathologic Associations in a Large International Cohort of Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis".
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) : 2020.
Ortiz-Fernández L, Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Alibaz-Oner F, Kaymaz-Tahra S, Coit P, Kong X, Kiprianos AP, Maughan RT, Aydin SZ, Aksu K, Keser G, Kamali S, Inanc M, Springer J, Akar S, Onen F, Akkoc N, Khalidi NA, Koening C, Karadag O, Kiraz S, Forbess L, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Ozbalkan Z, Yavuz S, Çetin GY, Alpay-Kanitez N, Chung S, Ates A, Karaaslan Y, McKinnon-Maksimowicz K, Monach PA, Ozer HTE, Seyahi E, Fresko I, Cefle A, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ozturk MA, Ytterberg SR, Cobankara V, Onat AM, Duzgun N, Bıcakcıgil M, Yentür SP, Lally L, Manfredi AA, Baldissera E, Erken E, Yazici A, Kısacık B, Kaşifoğlu T, Dalkilic E, Cuthbertson D, Pagnoux C, Sreih A, Reales G, Wallace C, Wren JD, Cunninghame-Graham DS, Vyse TJ, Sun Y, Chen H, Grayson PC, Tombetti E, Jiang L, Mason JC, Merkel PA, Direskeneli H, Sawalha AH.: "Identification of susceptibility loci for Takayasu arteritis through a large multi-ancestral genome-wide association study". Am J Hum Genet : 2020.
Merkel PA, Niles J, Jimenez R, Spiera RF, Rovin BH, Bomback A, Pagnoux C, Potarca A, Schall TJ, Bekker P.: "Adjunctive Treatment With Avacopan, an Oral C5a Receptor Inhibitor, in Patients With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis". ACR Open Rheumatol 2 (11): 662-71,2020.
George MD, Venkatachalam S, Banerjee S, Baker JF, Merkel PA, Gavigan K, Curtis D, Danila MI, Curtis JR, Nowell WB.: "Concerns, Healthcare Use, and Treatment Interruptions in Patients With Common Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases During the COVID-19 Pandemic". J Rheumatol : 2020.
Danda D, Goel R, Joseph G, Kumar ST, Nair A, Ravindran R, Jeyaseelan L, Merkel PA, Grayson PC.: "Clinical course of 602 patients with Takayasu's arteritis: comparison between Childhood-onset versus adult onset disease". Rheumatology (Oxford). : 2020.
Hatemi G, Meara A, Ozguler Y, Direskeneli H, Mahr A, Shea B, Cam E, Gul A, Yazici Y, Tugwell P, Yazici H, Merkel PA;: "The OMERACT Core Set of Domains for Outcome Measures in Behçet Syndrome". Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). : 2020.
Mustapha N, Barra L, Carette S, Cuthbertson D, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Milman N, Moreland LW, Monach PA, Seo P, Specks U, Sreih AG, Ytterberg SY, Merkel PA, Pagnoux C;: "Efficacy of leflunomide in the treatment of vasculitis". Clin Exp Rheumatol : 2020.
Schnappauf O, Sampaio Moura N, Aksentijevich I, Stoffels M, Ombrello AK, Hoffmann P, Barron K, Remmers EF, Hershfield M, Kelly SJ; NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Chung SA, Forbess L, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Moreland L, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Springer JM, Sreih AG, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Kastner DL, Grayson PC, Merkel PA: "Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Sequence-based screening of patients with idiopathic polyarteritis nodosa, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and microscopic polyangiitis for deleterious genetic variants in ADA2". Arthritis Rheumatol : 2020.
Pauling JD, Hackett N, Guida A, Merkel PA.: "Performance of laser-derived imaging for assessing digital perfusion in clinical trials of systemic sclerosis-related digital vasculopathy: A systematic literature review". Semin Arthritis Rheum 50 (5): 1114-30,2020.
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