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(IND-holder) chief, Autoimmunity Branch, NIAMS, and Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, M.D., staff clinician, NIAMS, were the principal investigators.
Until the new NIAMS study, however, the agent had not been systematically assessed in a larger group of patients with NOMID, and its effect on the most devastating organ manifestations--including the central nervous system, the eyes and the ears--had not been investigated, notes Dr.
The NIAMS is working with the NICHD, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to support a research initiative in the area of skeletal growth and development.
NIAMS provides information about various forms of arthritis and rheumatic disease and bone, muscle, joint, and skin diseases.
Most recently, Hausman served as deputy director of the NIAMS extramural program.
Sources: NIAMS Pregnancy for women with lupus,; NIAMS Patient Information Sheet #11 Pregnancy and Lupus [pdf file],; Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Michael D.
* The NIAMS is conducting an in-depth natural history study of people who have Marfan syndrome (which leads to abnormally long bones), nail-patella syndrome (a congenital skeletal disorder), Stickler syndrome (which causes eye and joint problems), and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (which causes skin and blood vessel problems).
Based on promising results from animal studies, researchers report that the drug cyclosporin A should be clinically tested on people with severe lupus, according to the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
The Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center at Stanford University, supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), has developed an Arthritis Self-Help Course that teaches people with arthritis how to take a more active part in their arthritis care.
An English and Spanish fotonovela to teach children and teens how to avoid sports injuries, "Ana's Story," is now available through the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health.