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Database of the Gosden Robinson Early Arthritis Center (EAC): Analysis of Types of Patients Recruited to an Urban EAC

IRB Number: 24067

February 05, 2007

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Principal Investigator

Lisa C. Vasanth, MD


Stephen Paget, MD
Theodore Fields, MD
Melanie J. Harrison, MD
Karen Golan, M.Ed
Janine Fernandez
Debbie Miller
Ania Rodney
Katy Flynn-Meketon
Jamie Weiss


This registry is a database of patients with early signs of arthritis and inflammation. Enrollment period is continuous and ongoing. Recruitment is continuous and ongoing. Patients in the registry may also qualify for future qualitative research projects, at which point they would be contacted for follow up. All that is required of patients in order to enroll in the database is complete a short questionnaire.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Patients must have inflammatory symptoms for <1 year.

Contact Information

Karen Golan, MEd