Preventing Complications from Inflammatory Skin, Joint and Bowel Conditions






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  2. Moghaddam B, Marozoff S, Li L, Sayre EC, Zubieta JAA. All-cause and cause-specific mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus: A population-based study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Apr 19:keab362. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab362. Epub ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33871600/
  3. Kai Zhao K, Xie H, Li, L, Esdaile JM, Aviña-Zubieta JA. Increased risk of severe infections and mortality in patients with newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus: A population-based study. Rheumatology. 2021; keab219, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab219. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33751035/
  4. Li L, Lu N, Avina-Galindo, AM, Zheng Y, Lacaille D, Esdaile JM, Choi HK, Aviña-Zubieta JA. The Risk and Trend of Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A General Population-Based Study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Jan 5;60(1):188-195. DOI: 1093/rheumatology/keaa262. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32617563/
  5. Li L, Xie H, Lu N, Esdaile JM, J Antonio Aviña-Zubieta JA. The Impact of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on the Risk of Newly Diagnosed Hip Fracture. A General Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Feb;73(2):259-265. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24112. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31758639/
  6. Hoque RM, Aviña-Zubieta JA, De Vera MA, Qian Y, Esdaile JM, Xie H. Impact of Antimalarial Adherence on Mortality among Patients with New-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Population-based Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Jan 7. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24550. Online ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33411964/




  1. Feehan LM, Lu N, Xie H, Li LC. 24-hour Activity and Sleep Profiles for Adults Living with Arthritis: Habits and Age Matter. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Dec;72(12):1678-1686. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24424. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33025679/
  2. Li L, D’Silva KM, Lu N, Huang K, Esdaile JM, Choi HK, Aviña-Zubieta JA. Mortality trends in polymyositis and dermatomyositis: a general population-based study.Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2020;50(5):834-839. DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2020.08.009. [Published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 28]. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32896696/
  3. Yazdani K, Xie H, Avina-Zubieta JA, Zheng Y, Abrahamowicz M, Lacaille D. Ten-year risk of cerebrovascular accidents in incident rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study of trends over time. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2020 Nov 27;keaa579. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa579 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33246339/
  4. Li LC, Feehan LM, Xie H, Lu N, Shaw C, Gromala D, Zhu S, Avina-Zubieta JA, Hoens AM, Kohen C, Tam J, Therrien S, Townsend AF, Noonan G, Backman CL. Effects of a 12-Week Multifaceted Wearable-Based Program for People With Knee Osteoarthritis: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2020 Jul 3;8(7):e19116. DOI: 10.2196/19116. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32618578/
  5. Jorge A, McCormick N, Lu N, Zheng Y, Esdaile JM, DeVera M, Choi HK, Avina-Zubieta JA. Hydroxychloroquine and mortality among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in the general population.  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).  2020 May 14. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24255. Online ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32407570/
  6. Li LC, Feehan LM, Xie H, Lu N, Shaw C, Gromala D, JA Avina-Zubieta, Koehn C, Hoens AM, English K, Tam J, Therrien S, Townsend AF, Noonan G, Backman CL. Efficacy of a Physical Activity Counselling Program with Use of Wearable Tracker in People with Inflammatory Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Apr 5. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24199. [Epub ahead of print]. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32248626/




  1. Li L, Xie H, Lu N, Esdaile J, Avina-Zubieta A. The impact of SLE on the risk of newly diagnosed hip fracture. A general population-based study using marginal structure model. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019;10.1002/acr.24112. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24112. [Published online ahead of print, 2019 Nov 23]. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31758639/
  2. Howren A, Tsao NW, Choi HK, Shojania K, Kydd A, Friesen R, Avina-Zubieta JA, De Vera MA. eHealth-supported decentralized multi- disciplinary care for gout involving rheumatology, pharmacy, and dietetics: Proof-of-concept study. Clin Rheumato 2019 Nov 13. DOI: 10.1007/s10067-019-04809-6. [Epub ahead of print]. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31720913/
  3. Yokose C, Lu N, Xie H, Li L(G), Zheng Y, McCormick N, Rai SK, Kim SC, Avina-Zubieta JA, Choi HK. Heart disease and risk of allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions: A general population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2019 Sep 30;191(39):E1070-E1077. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.190339.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31570545/
  4. Li L(G), McCormick N, Sayre EC, Esdaile JM, Lacaille D, Xie H, Choi HK, Avina-Zubieta JA. Trends of venous thromboembolism risk before and after diagnosis of gout: A general population-based study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Sep 19. pii: kez398. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/kez398. [Epub ahead of print]. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31535692/
  5. McCormick N, Marra CA, Sadatsafavi M, Aviña-Zubieta JA.. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 Jun 14. pii: S0 Socioeconomic status at diagnosis influences the incremental direct medical costs of systemic lupus erythematosus: A longitudinal population-based study 049-0172(18)30146-X. DOI:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2019.06.010. [Epub ahead of print]. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31358362/
  6. McGuire K, Avina-Zubieta JA, Esdaile JM, Sadatsafavi M, Sayre EC, Abrahamowicz M, Lacaille D. Risk of incident chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rheumatoid arthritis: A population based cohort study. Arthritis Care Res. 2019 May;71(5):602-610. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23410. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29047218
  7. McCormick N, Hamilton CB, Koehn CL, English K, Stordy A, Li LC. Canadians’ views on the use of routinely collected data in health research: A patient-oriented cross-sectional survey. CMAJ Open April 4;7(2) E203-E209. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20180105. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30948649
  8. Avina-Zubieta JA, Chan J, De Vera M, Sayre EC, Choi H, Esdaile J. Risk of venous thromboembolism in ankylosing spondylitis: A general population-based study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Apr;78(4):480-485. DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214388.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30737222
  9. Coward S, Clement F, Benchimol EI, Bernstein CN, Avina-Zubieta A, Bitton A, Carroll MW, Hazlewood G, Jacobson K, Jelinski S, Deardon R, Jones JL, Kuenzig ME, Leddin D, McBrien KA, Murthy SK, Nguyen GC, Otley AR, Panaccione R, Rezaie A, Rosenfeld G, Peña-Sánchez JN, Singh H, Targownik LE, Kaplan GG. Past and future burden of inflammatory bowel diseases based on modeling of population-based data. 2019 Apr;156(5):1345-1353.e4. DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.01.002. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30639677
  10. Leese J, Macdonald GG, Tran BC, Wong R, Backman CL, Townsend AF, Davis AM, Jones CA, Gromala D, Aviña -Zubieta JA, Hoens, A, Li LC. Using physical activity trackers in arthritis self-management: A qualitative study of patient and rehabilitation professional perspectives. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Feb;71(2):227-236. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23780. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30295430/
  11. Zhang T, Lee TK, Lui H, Kunimoto B, Han C, Zhou Y, Kalia S. Algorithms for ascertaining keratinocyte carcinomas using health insurance claims and prescription records. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Feb 14. DOI: 10.1111/jdv.15490.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30762901
  12. McCormick N, Marra CA, Sadatsafavi M, Kopec JA, Aviña-Zubieta JA. Excess productivity costs of systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and sjögren’s syndrome: A general population-based study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Jan;71(1):142-154. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23573. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29648677
  13. Tan JA, Choi, HK, Xie H, Sayre EC, Esdaile JM, Avina-Zubieta JA. All-cause and cause-specific mortality in granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A population-based study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Jan;71(1):155-163. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23587. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29692001




  1. Macdonald G, Koehn C, Attara G, Stordy A, Allerdings M, Leese J, Li L, Backman C. Patient perspectives on the challenges and responsibilities of living with chronic inflammatory diseases. Journal of Participatory Medicine. 2018; 10(4):e10815. DOI:10.2196/10815. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33052129/
  2. Schmidt TJ, Aviña-Zubieta JA, Sayre EC, Abrahamowicz M, Esdaile JM, Lacaille, D. Cardiovascular disease prevention in RA: Compliance with diabetes screening guidelines. J Rheumatol. 2018 Oct;45(10):1367-1374. DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.170973. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30008457
  3. Schmidt TJ, Aviña-Zubieta JA, Sayre EC, Abrahamowicz M, Esdaile JM, Lacaille D. Quality of care for cardiovascular disease prevention in rheumatoid arthritis: Compliance with hyperlipidemia screening guidelines. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 Oct 1;57(10):1789-1794. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/key164. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29955871
  4. Leese J, Macdonald GG, Kerr S, Gulka L, Hoens AM, Lum W, Tran BC, Townsend AF, Li LC. “Adding another spinning plate to an already busy life”. Relational ethics in patient engagement in research: A patient perspective. BMJ Open. 2018 Aug 17;8(8):e022154. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022154. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30121606
  5. Feehan LM, Geldman J, Sayre EC, Park C, Ezzat A, Yoo JY, Hamilton C, Li LC. Accuracy of FitbitTM devices: Systematic review and narrative synthesis of quantitative data. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Aug 9;6(8):e10527. DOI: 10.2196/10527. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30093371
  6. McCormick N, Marra CA, Sadatsafavi M, Avina-Zubieta JA. Incremental direct medical costs of systemic lupus erythematosus patients in the years preceding diagnosis: A general population-based study. 2018 Jul;27(8):1247-1258. DOI: 10.1177/0961203318768882. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29665755
  7. Kuenzig ME, Sadatsafavi M, Aviña-Zubieta JA, Burne RM, Abrahamowicz M, Beauchamp ME, Kaplan GG, Benchimol EI. Asthma is not associated with the need for surgery in Crohn’s disease when controlling for smoking status: A population-based cohort study. Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Jul 12;10:831-840. DOI: 10.2147/CLEP.S156772. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30038523
  8. Howren A, Cox SM, Shojania K, Rai SK, Choi HK, De Vera MA. How patients with gout become engaged in disease management: A constructivist grounded theory study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2018 Jun 1;20(1):110. DOI: 10.1186/s13075-018-1608-x. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29859127
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  1. Kuenzig ME, Barnabe C, Seow CH, Eksteen B, Negron ME, Rezaie A, Panaccione R, Benchimol EI, Sadatsafavi M, Aviña-Zubieta JA, Kaplan GG. Asthma is associated with subsequent development of inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based case-control study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep;15(9):1405-1412.e3. DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.02.042. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28344063
  2. Aviña-Zubieta JA, Jansz M, Sayre EC, Choi HK. The risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: A general population-based study. J Rheumatol. 2017 Aug;44(8):1184-1189. DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.160185. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28298559
  3. Aviña-Zubieta JA, Fergus T, Vostretsova K, De Vera M, Sayre EC, Esdaile J. Risk of myocardial Infarction and stroke in newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus: A general population-based study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jun;69(6):849-856. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28129475
  4. McCormick N, Reimer K, Famouri A, Marra CA, Aviña-Zubieta JA. Cohort profile: Filling the gaps in SARDs research – collection and linkage of administrative health data and self-reported survey data for a general population-based cohort of individuals with and without diagnoses of systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (SARDs) from British Columbia, Canada. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 21;7(6):e013977. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013977. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28637725
  5. Rai SK, Aviña-Zubieta JA, McCormick N, De Vera MA, Lacaille D, Sayre EC, Choi HK. Trends in gout and rheumatoid arthritis hospitalizations in Canada, from 2000-2011. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 May;69(5):758-762. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23012.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27565008
  6. Rai SK, Aviña-Zubieta JA, McCormick N, De Vera MA, Shojania K, Sayre EC, Choi HK. The rising prevalence and incidence of gout in British Columbia, Canada: Population-based trends from 2000-2012. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2017 Feb;46(4):451-456. DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2016.08.006. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28040245




  1. Aviña-Zubieta JA, Mai A, Amiri N, Dehghan N, Tan J, Sayre EC, Choi HK. Risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegner’s): A population-based study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Nov;68(11):2752-2759. DOI: 10.1002/art.39762. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27213713
  2. Negrón ME, Rezaie A, Barkema HW, Rioux K, De Buck J, Checkley S, Beck PL, Carroll M, Fedorak RN, Dieleman L, Panaccione R, Ghosh S, Kaplan GG. Ulcerative colitis patients with clostridium difficile are at increased risk of death, colectomy, and post-operative complications: A population-based inception cohort study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 May;111(5): 691-704. DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2016.106. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27091322
  3. Rai S, Choi HK, Sayre EC, Aviña-Zubieta JA. Risk of myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke in adults with polymyositis and dermatomyositis: A general population-based study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Mar;55(3):461-9.DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev336. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26424835
  4. Aviña-Zubieta JA, Man A, Yurkovich M, Huang K, Sayre EC, Choi HK. Early cardiovascular disease after the diagnosis of systemic sclerosis. Am J Med. 2016 Mar;129(3):324-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.10.037. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26603342/
  5. Schoenfeld SR, Choi HK, Sayre EC, Avina-Zubieta JA. The risk of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis in systemic sclerosis: A General Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Feb;68(2):246-253. DOI: 10.1002/acr.22673. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26212772/
  6. Amiri N, De Vera M, Choi HK, Sayre EC, Aviña-Zubieta JA. Increased risk of cardiovascular disease in giant cell arteritis: A general population-based study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Jan;55(1):33-40. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev262. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26248811/
  7. Aviña-Zubieta JA, Bhole VM, Amiri N, Sayre EC, Choi HK. The risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in giant cell arteritis: A population-based study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Jan;75(1):148–154. DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205665. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25265937/




  1. Aviña-Zubieta JA, Vostretsova K, De Vera M, Sayre EC, Choi HK. The risk of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: A general population-based study. Sem Arthritis Rheum. 2015 Oct;45(2):195-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.05.008. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26364556

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