Scleroderma, Vasculitis & Myositis Center

Publications

Below are selected publications of our center physicians. To view a complete list of their publications, please visit their individual pages:

Articles

Bhattarai, M., Yuan, W., Fletcher, P., Gersten, A., Chang, A., Spiera, R., Bass, A., Erkan, D. & Tarnow, D., "Rare Manifestation of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis", Clinical Advances in Periodontics, 2013 vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 45-50.

Carmona FD, Mackie SL, Martín JE, Taylor JC, Vaglio A, Eyre S, Bossini-Castillo L, Castañeda S, Cid MC, Hernández-Rodríguez J, Prieto-González S, Solans R, Ramentol-Sintas M, González-Escribano MF, Ortiz-Fernández L, Morado IC, Narváez J, Miranda-Filloy JA; Spanish GCA Group, Beretta L, Lunardi C, Cimmino MA, Gianfreda D, Santilli D, Ramirez GA, Soriano A, Muratore F, Pazzola G, Addimanda O, Wijmenga C, Witte T, Schirmer JH, Moosig F, Schönau V, Franke A, Palm Ø, Molberg Ø, Diamantopoulos AP, Carette S, Cuthbertson D, Forbess LJ, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Moreland L, Monach PA, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Spiera R, Sreih AG, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Gregersen PK, Pease CT, Gough A, Green M, Hordon L, Jarrett S, Watts R, Levy S, Patel Y, Kamath S, Dasgupta B, Worthington J, Koeleman BP, de Bakker PI, Barrett JH, Salvarani C, Merkel PA, González-Gay MA, Morgan AW, Martín J. A large-scale genetic analysis reveals a strong contribution of the HLA class II region to giant cell arteritis susceptibility. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Apr 2;96(4):565-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.02.009. Epub 2015 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 25817017; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4385191.

Dejaco C, Singh YP, Perel P, Hutchings A, Camellino D, Mackie S, Abril A, Bachta A, Balint P, Barraclough K, Bianconi L, Buttgereit F, Carsons S, Ching D, Cid M, Cimmino M, Diamantopoulos A, Docken W, Duftner C, Fashanu B, Gilbert K, Hildreth P, Hollywood J, Jayne D, Lima M, Maharaj A, Mallen C, Martinez-Taboada V, Maz M, Merry S, Miller J, Mori S, Neill L, Nordborg E, Nott J, Padbury H, Pease C, Salvarani C, Schirmer M, Schmidt W, Spiera R, Tronnier D, Wagner A, Whitlock M, Matteson EL, Dasgupta B; European League Against Rheumatism; American College of Rheumatology. 2015 Recommendations for the management of polymyalgia rheumatica: a European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology collaborative initiative. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Oct;74(10):1799-807. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-207492. PubMed PMID: 26359488.

Dejaco C, Singh YP, Perel P, Hutchings A, Camellino D, Mackie S, Abril A, Bachta A, Balint P, Barraclough K, Bianconi L, Buttgereit F, Carsons S, Ching D, Cid M, Cimmino M, Diamantopoulos A, Docken W, Duftner C, Fashanu B, Gilbert K, Hildreth P, Hollywood J, Jayne D, Lima M, Maharaj A, Mallen C, Martinez-Taboada V, Maz M, Merry S, Miller J, Mori S, Neill L, Nordborg E, Nott J, Padbury H, Pease C, Salvarani C, Schirmer M, Schmidt W, Spiera R, Tronnier D, Wagner A, Whitlock M, Matteson EL, Dasgupta B; European League Against Rheumatism; American College of Rheumatology. 2015 recommendations for the management of polymyalgia rheumatica: a European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology collaborative initiative. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Oct;67(10):2569-80. doi: 10.1002/art.39333. PubMed PMID: 26352874.

Fussner LA, Hummel AM, Schroeder DR, Silva F, Cartin-Ceba R, Snyder MR, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, Langford CA, Merkel PA, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera RF, St Clair EW, Tchao NK, Stone JH, Specks U; RAVE-ITN Research Group. Factors Determining the Clinical Utility of Serial Measurements of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies Targeting Proteinase 3. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Feb 16. doi: 10.1002/art.39637. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26882078.

Frech TM, Revelo MP, Ryan JJ, Shah AA, Gordon J, Domsic R, Hant F, Assassi S, Shanmugam VK, Hinchcliff M, Steen V, Khanna D, Bernstein EJ, Cox J, Luem N, Drakos S. Cardiac metabolomics and autopsy in a patient with early diffuse systemic sclerosis presenting with dyspnea: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2015 Jun 10;9:136. doi: 10.1186/s13256-015-0587-7. PMID: 26055398 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Geetha D, Specks U, Stone JH, Merkel PA, Seo P, Spiera R, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, St Clair EW, Fessler BJ, Ding L, Tchao NK, Ikle D, Jepson B, Brunetta P, Fervenza FC; Rituximab for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Immune Tolerance Network Research Group. Rituximab versus cyclophosphamide for ANCA-associated vasculitis with renal involvement. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Apr;26(4):976-85. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014010046. Epub 2014 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 25381429; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4378104.

Geetha D, Specks U, Stone JH, Merkel PA, Seo P, Spiera R, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, St Clair EW, Fessler BJ, Ding L, Tchao NK, Ikle D, Jepson B, Brunetta P, Fervenza FC; Rituximab for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Immune Tolerance Network Research Group. Rituximab versus cyclophosphamide for ANCA-associated vasculitis with renal involvement. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Apr;26(4):976-85. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014010046. Epub 2014 Nov 7. PMID: 25381429 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Gordon JK, Domsic RT. Clinical Trial Design Issues in Systemic Sclerosis: an Update. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2016 Jun;18(6):38. doi: 10.1007/s11926-016-0582-z. Review. PMID: 27146381 [PubMed - in process]

Gordon JK, Martyanov V, Magro C, Wildman HF, Wood TA, Huang WT, Crow MK, Whitfield ML, Spiera RF. Nilotinib (Tasigna™) in the treatment of early diffuse systemic sclerosis: an open-label, pilot clinical trial. Arthritis Res Ther. 2015 Aug 18;17:213. doi: 10.1186/s13075-015-0721-3. PubMed PMID: 26283632; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4538758.

Grayson PC, Carmona-Rivera C, Xu L, Lim N, Gao Z, Asare AL, Specks U, Stone JH, Seo P, Spiera RF, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, St Clair EW, Tchao NK, Ytterberg SR, Phippard DJ, Merkel PA, Kaplan MJ, Monach PA; Rituximab in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis-Immune Tolerance Network Research Group. Neutrophil-Related Gene Expression and Low-Density Granulocytes Associated With Disease Activity and Response to Treatment in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jul;67(7):1922-32. doi: 10.1002/art.39153. PubMed PMID: 25891759; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4485551.

Hinchcliff M, Khanna S, Hsu VM, Lee J, Almagor O, Chang RW, Steen V, Chung L; PHAROS Investigators. Survival in systemic sclerosis-pulmonary arterial hypertension by serum autoantibody status in the Pulmonary Hypertension Assessment and Recognition of Outcomes in Scleroderma (PHAROS) Registry. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2015 Dec;45(3):309-14. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.06.011. Epub 2015 Jun 19.PMID: 26210782 [PubMed - in process]

Hinkofer LC, Hummel AM, Stone JH, Hoffman GS, Merkel PA, Spiera R, St Clair W, McCune JW, Davis JC, Specks U, Jenne DE. Allosteric modulation of proteinase 3 activity by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. J Autoimmun. 2015 May;59:43-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jaut.2015.02.002. Epub 2015 Mar 3. PubMed PMID: 25744251.

Johnson ME, Grassetti AV, Taroni JN, Lyons SM, Schweppe D, Gordon JK, Spiera RF, Lafyatis R, Anderson PJ, Gerber SA, Whitfield ML. Stress granules and RNA processing bodies are novel autoantibody targets in systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Jan 22;18:27. doi: 10.1186/s13075-016-0914-4. PubMed PMID: 26801089; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4724133.

Lally L, Forbess L, Hatzis C, Spiera R. A Prospective Open Label Phase IIa Trial of Tocilizumab In the Treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 May 9. doi: 10.1002/art.39740. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27159185.

Lally L, Mandl LA, Huang WT, Goodman SM. Pregnancy Does Not Adversely Affect Postoperative Pain and Function in Women With Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Sep;21(6):323-5. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000286. No abstract available.PMID: 26308354 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Lally L, Pernis A, Narula N, Huang WT, Spiera R. Increased rho kinase activity in temporal artery biopsies from patients with giant cell arteritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Mar;54(3):554-8. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keu364. Epub 2014 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 25213129; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4334685.

Lally L, Sammaritano LR. Vasculitis in antiphospholipid syndrome. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2015;41(1):109-23, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2014.09.009. Review. PMID: 25399943 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Lally L, Spiera R. B-cell-targeted therapy in systemic vasculitis. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2016 Jan;28(1):15-20. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000235. PubMed PMID: 26599379.

Lally L, Spiera RF. Current Landscape of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Classification, Diagnosis and Treatment . Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2015;41(1):1-19.

Lally L, Spiera RF. Pulmonary vasculitis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2015 May;41(2):315-31. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2015.01.004. Epub 2015 Feb 27. Review. PubMed PMID: 25836645.

Lally L, Spiera RF. Current therapies for ANCA-associated vasculitis.  Annu Rev of Med. 2015;66:227-40.

Levis AW, Harel D, Kwakkenbos L, Carrier ME, Mouthon L, Poiraudeau S, Bartlett SJ, Khanna D, Malcarne VL, Sauve M, van den Ende CH, Poole JL, Schouffoer AA, Welling J, Thombs BD; SPIN Investigators. Using Optimal Test Assembly Methods for Shortening Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Development and Validation of the Cochin Hand Function Scale-6 - A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/acr.22893. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27015290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Mills JR, Cornec D, Dasari S, Ladwig PM, Hummel AM, Cheu M, Murray DL, Willrich MA, Snyder MR, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, Langford CA, Merkel PA, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera RF, St Clair EW, Stone JH, Specks U, Barnidge DR. Using Mass Spectrometry to Quantify Rituximab and Perform Individualized Immunoglobulin Phenotyping in ANCA-associated Vasculitis. Anal Chem. 2016 May 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27228216.

Miloslavsky EM, Specks U, Merkel PA, Seo P, Spiera R, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, St Clair EW, Tchao NK, Ding L, Iklé D, Villareal M, Lim N, Brunetta P, Fervenza FC, Monach PA, Stone JH; Rituximab in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis-Immune Tolerance Network Research Group. Outcomes of nonsevere relapses in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis treated with glucocorticoids. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jun;67(6):1629-36. doi: 10.1002/art.39104. PubMed PMID: 25776953.

Nusbaum JS, Gordon JK, Steen VD. African American race associated with body image dissatisfaction among patients with systemic sclerosis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27192123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Pelrine E.R., Ah-Kioon, M., Zhang, M., Barrat, F., Gordon J., Spiera R. Musculoskeletal Involvement in SSc Is Associated with Worse Scores on Short Form-36 and Scleroderma Health Assessment Questionnaire and Lower Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Gene Expression in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells, HSS Jrnl (2016). doi:10.1007/s11420-016-9515-7

Pepper Mbbs RJ, Draibe JB, Caplin B, Fervenza FC, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, Langford CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Tchao NK, Stone JH, Specks U, Merkel PA, Salama AD; RAVE-ITN Research Group. The association of serum calprotectin (S100A8/S100A9) levels with disease relapses in PR3-ANCA-associated vasculitis.Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Jul 18. doi: 10.1002/art.39814. [Epub ahead of print]

Rice LM, Padilla CM, McLaughlin SR, Mathes A, Ziemek J, Goummih S, Nakerakanti S, York M, Farina G, Whitfield ML, Spiera RF, Christmann RB, Gordon JK, Weinberg J, Simms RW, Lafyatis R. Fresolimumab treatment decreases biomarkers and improves clinical symptoms in systemic sclerosis patients. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jul 1;125(7):2795-807. doi: 10.1172/JCI77958. Epub 2015 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 26098215; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4563675.

Rice LM, Padilla CM, McLaughlin SR, Mathes A, Ziemek J, Goummih S, Nakerakanti S, York M, Farina G, Whitfield ML, Spiera RF, Christmann RB, Gordon JK, Weinberg J, Simms RW, Lafyatis R. Fresolimumab treatment decreases biomarkers and improves clinical symptoms in systemic sclerosis patients. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jul 1;125(7):2795-807. doi: 10.1172/JCI77958. Epub 2015 Jun 22. PMID: 26098215 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Rice LM, Ziemek J, Stratton EA, McLaughlin SR, Padilla CM, Mathes AL, Christmann RB, Stifano G, Browning JL, Whitfield ML, Spiera RF, Gordon JK, Simms RW, Zhang Y, Lafyatis R. A longitudinal biomarker for the extent of skin disease in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Nov;67(11):3004-15. doi: 10.1002/art.39287. PubMed PMID: 26240058.

Riehm KE, Kwakkenbos L, Carrier ME, Bartlett SJ, Malcarne VL, Mouthon L, Nielson WR, Poiraudeau S, Nielsen K, Baron M, Frech T, Hudson M, Pope J, Sauve M, Suarez-Almazor ME, Wigley FM, Thombs BD; SPIN Investigators. Validation of the Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease (SEMCD) Scale: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Nov 30. doi: 10.1002/acr.22807. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26619042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Unizony, SH., Dasgupta, B, Fisheleva, E, Rowell, Schett, L G Spiera R F, Stone JH, Design of the Tocilizumab in Giant Cell Arteritis Trial (GiACTA). Int J Rheumatol 2013; doi:10.1155/2013/912562

Unizony S, Lim N, Phippard DJ, Carey VJ, Miloslavsky EM, Tchao NK, Iklé D, Asare AL, Merkel PA, Monach PA, Seo P, St Clair EW, Langford CA, Spiera R, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, Specks U, Stone JH. Peripheral CD5+ B cells in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Feb;67(2):535-44. doi: 10.1002/art.38916. PubMed PMID: 25332071; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4497572.

Unizony S, Villarreal M, Miloslavsky EM, Lu N, Merkel PA, Spiera R, Seo P, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CM, St Clair EW, Ikle D, Tchao NK, Ding L, Brunetta P, Choi HK, Monach PA, Fervenza F, Stone JH, Specks U; RAVE-ITN Research Group. Clinical outcomes of treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis based on ANCA type. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Jun;75(6):1166-9. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208073. Epub 2015 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 26621483.

Tomasson, G., Davis, J.C., Hoffman, G.S., McCune, W.J., Specks, U., Spiera, R., St.Clair, E.W., Stone, J.H. & Merkel, P.A., "The value of a patient global assessment for disease activity in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's)", Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2013 ,44(4), 912-920.

Specks U, Merkel P, Seo,  P,  Spiera R, Langford C,  Hoffman, G, Kallenberg CGM, ,St. Clair W,. Fessler B,Ding L, Viviano,  L, Tchao NK,  . Phippard DJ,. Asare A, Lim N, Ikle D, Jepson B, Brunetta P,  Allen NB, Fervenza, FC, Geetha D, Keogh K,  Kissin EY,  Monach PA, Peikert, Tstegeman   C, Ytterberg SR, Mueller M , Sejismundo LP, Mieras K,Stone,  JH14 for the RAVE-ITN Research Group. Duration of Efficacy of Remission Induction Regimens for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. Engl J Med 2013; 369:417-427.

Forbess, L. J., Gordon, J. K. , Doobay, K., Bosworth, B. P., Lyman, S., Davids, M. L., & Spiera, R. F. . Low prevalence of coeliac disease in patients with systemic sclerosis: a cross-sectional study of a registry cohort. Rheumatology, (2013)52(5), 939-943.
Lally, L., & Spiera, R. F.. Biomarkers in ANCA-associated vasculitis. Current  rheumatology reports, 2013 15(10), 1-6.

Bernstein, E. J., Mandl, L. A., Gordon, J. K. , Spiera, R. F. and Horn, E. M., Submaximal Heart and Pulmonary Evaluation: A Novel Noninvasive Test to Identify Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis. Arthritis Care Res,( 2013)65: 1713–1718. doi: 10.1002/acr.22051

Miloslavsky, E. M., Specks, U., Merkel, P. A., Seo, P., Spiera, R., Langford, C. A., Hoffman, G. S., Kallenberg, C. G. M., St.Clair, E. W., Tchao, N. K., Viviano, L., Ding, L., Sejismundo, L. P., Mieras, K., Iklé, D., Jepson, B., Mueller, M., Brunetta, P., Allen, N. B., Fervenza, F. C., Geetha, D., Keogh, K., Kissin, E. Y., Monach, P. A., Peikert, T., Stegeman, C., Ytterberg, S. R., Stone, J. H. and for the Rituximab in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis–Immune Tolerance Network Research Group , Clinical Outcomes of Remission Induction Therapy for Severe Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis & Rheumatism, (2013) 65: 2441–2449. doi: 10.1002/art.38044

Xie, G., Roshandel, D., Sherva, R., Monach, P.A., Lu, E.Y., Kung, T., Carrington, K., Zhang, S.S., Pulit, S.L., Ripke, S., Carette, S., Dellaripa, P.F., Edberg, J.C., Hoffman, G.S., Khalidi, N., Langford, C.A., Mahr, A.D., St.Clair, E.W., Seo, P., Specks, U., Spiera, R.F., Stone, J.H., Ytterberg, S.R., Raychaudhuri, S., de Bakker, P.I.W., Farrer, L.A., Amos, C.I., Merkel, P.A. & Siminovitch, K.A., "Association of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's) With HLA?DPB1*04 and SEMA6A Gene Variants: Evidence From Genome-Wide Analysis", Arthritis & Rheumatism, (2013 )vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 2457-2468.

Lally, L., Lebovics, R. S., Huang, W. T., & Spiera, R. F. . Effectiveness of rituximab for the otolaryngologic manifestations of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. Arthritis Care & Research Vol. 66, No. 9, September 2014, pp 1403–1409, DOI 10.1002/acr.22311

Forbess, L. J., Griffin K.W., Spiera R.F., K. W. Griffin, and R. F. Spiera. "Practice patterns of ANCA-associated vasculitis: exploring differences among subspecialties at a single academic medical centre." Clinical and experimental rheumatology 32.3 Suppl 82 (2013): 48-50.

Lally L, Pernis A, Narula N, Huang W, and Spiera R, Increased rho kinase activity in temporal artery biopsies from patients with giant cell arteritis Rheumatology keu364 first published online September 10, 2014 doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keu364

Miloslavsky, E. M., U. Specks, P. A. Merkel, P. Seo, R. Spiera, C. A. Langford, G. S. Hoffman Kallenberg C.G.M, St. Clair E.W, Tchao N.K, Viviano L, Ding L, Ikle D, Villareal M,  Jepson B, Brunetta P, Allen NB, Fervenza FC, Geetha D, Keogh K, Kissin EY, Monach,  PA, Peikert T, Stegeman C, Ytterberg SR, and Stone JH for the RAVE-ITN Research Group,  et al. "Rituximab for the treatment of relapses in ANCA‐associated vasculitis." Arthritis & Rheumatology (2014).

Gordon JK, Udeh U, Doobay K, Margo C, Wildman, H, Davids M,  Mersten J, Huang, W, Lyman, S, Crow, M, Spiera RF. Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec™) in the Treatment of Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis: Results of a 24 Month Open Label, Extension Phase, Single Center Trial" to Rheumatology., Experimental Rheumatology, 2014.

Lally L and Spiera RF. Current therapies for ANCA-associated vasculitis. Annu Rev Med. 2015;66:227-40. doi: 10.1146/annurev-med-011514-023051. Epub 2014 Oct 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 25341007.

Lally L, Spiera RF.  Pulmonary Vasculitis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2014, in press

Lally L and Spiera RF.  Current landscape of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: classification, diagnosis, and treatment. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2015;41(1):1-19, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2014.09.003. Review. PubMed PMID: 25399936.

Chapters

Lally L and Spiera RF.  Vasculitis in Pregnancy.  In: Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease.  (Ed Sammaritano LR) Springer 2014, in press

Spiera RF, Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Temporal Arteritis. In: Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine, 25th edition 2014, in press

Bernstein E., Spiera RF, Rheumatoid Vasculitis. (Ed Younger D) Nova Scientific, 2014 (in press)

Forbess LJ, Spiera RF. Raynaud’s Phenomenon. In: Clinical Decision Support: Rheumatology (eds, Cronstein BN, Goodman SM, Kay J and Yazici Y), Decision Support in Medicine, LLC, Wilmington, DE, Forthcoming. 2013. Gordon JK, Spiera RF. Systemic Sclerosis, Eosinophillic Fasciitis and Generalized Morphea. In: Clinical Decision Support: Rheumatology (eds, Cronstein BN, Goodman SM, Kay J and Yazici Y), Decision Support in Medicine, LLC, Wilmington, DE, Forthcoming. 2013.