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Maidhof, Andrew; Kasselman, Lora J.; Carsons, Steven; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina; Rosenblum, Gary; Bonetti, Lois; Fazzari, Melissa; DeLeon, Joshua; Reiss, Allison B.
ISSN: 1081-5589
CID: 3049462

Atherogenic Potency of Plasma from Persons with Autoimmune Rheumatic Disorders: Comparative Effects on Cholesterol Flux in Human Macrophages [Meeting Abstract]

Maidhof, Andrew; Reiss, Allison B; Kasselman, Lora J; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina; Rosenblum, Gary; Bonnetti, Lois; Fazzari, Melissa; DeLeon, Joshua; Carsons, Steven E
ISSN: 2326-5205
CID: 2767212

ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (AAV) in Younger Vs Older Patients: Comparison of Clinical, Serologic and Outcome Differences and Their Implications for Management [Meeting Abstract]

Chokshi, Priya; Aina, Olufemi; Masani, Naveed; Fazzari, Melissa; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina; Rosenblum, Gary; Abraham, Tobin; Shimonov, Daniil; Patel, Zinal; Carsons, Steven E.
ISSN: 2326-5191
CID: 3519862

IL-10 May Mitigate Cardiovascular Risk in Psoriatic Arthritis Via an Anti-Atherosclerotic Effect on Cellular Cholesterol Transport [Meeting Abstract]

McCaffrey, Lucas; Voloshyna, Iryna; Littlefield, Michael J; Zhurov, Eduard; Carsons, Steven E; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina; Bonetti, Lois; Rosenblum, Gary; Reiss, Allison B
ISSN: 2326-5205
CID: 2677972

The physician-patient working alliance and patient psychological attachment, adherence, outcome expectations, and satisfaction in a sample of rheumatology patients

Fuertes, Jairo N; Anand, Prachi; Haggerty, Greg; Kestenbaum, Michael; Rosenblum, Gary C
Over the past twenty years, the physician-patient relationship (eg, the physician-patient working alliance) has emerged as an integral component to the treatment of patients for a myriad of health conditions. Psychological, emotional, and behavioral dimensions of patients' working alliance with their physicians, along with patients' attachment styles, were examined in relation to rheumatology patients' adherence to treatment plans, outcome expectations, and satisfaction. Study participants were 101 adult outpatients from a rheumatology clinic. Path analyses demonstrated that the physician-patient working alliance predicted outcome expectations (Standardized Beta [SB] = 0.27), and patient satisfaction (SB = 0.62), and that patient satisfaction in turn predicted patient adherence (SB = 0.48). Physicians' ratings of patient adherence were significantly and positively correlated with patients' ratings of the physician-patient working alliance. No significant paths were evident with respect to patient attachment. The physician-patient working alliance directly predicts patient satisfaction, and outcome expectations, and indirectly predicts adherence through patient satisfaction.
PMID: 24354470
ISSN: 0896-4289
CID: 3519802

Comparison Of Atherogenicity Of Plasma From Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis [Meeting Abstract]

Hafiz, Beenish; Voloshyna, Iryna; Littlefield, Michael J; Carsons, Steven E; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina; Bonetti, Lois A; Rosenblum, Gary C; Reiss, Allison B
ISSN: 1529-0131
CID: 2677832

Plasma from rheumatoid arthritis patients promotes pro-atherogenic cholesterol transport gene expression in THP-1 human macrophages

Voloshyna, Iryna; Modayil, Sony; Littlefield, Michael J; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina; Bonetti, Lois; Rosenblum, Gary; Carsons, Steven E; Reiss, Allison B
Immunologic derangements in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients likely contribute to premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Traditional CVD risk factors do not reliably identify at-risk RA patients, probably because disease-associated mechanisms are not taken into account. The purpose of this study was to determine whether plasma from subjects with RA exhibits atheroma-promoting properties leading to disruption of cholesterol homeostasis in human monocytes/macrophages. Twenty-one healthy controls (HC) and 22 RA patients were enrolled in an IRB approved study at Winthrop University Hospital. Naive THP-1 macrophages were exposed to plasma from each HC and RA patient. Following incubation, RNA and protein were isolated. QRT-PCR and Western blotting techniques were then used to measure expression of proteins responsible for cholesterol efflux (ATP binding cassette transporter (ABC)A1, ABCG1, 27-hydroxylase) and cholesterol uptake (CD36, ScR-A1, lectin oxidized low density lipoprotein receptor (LOX)-1, CXCL16). To confirm the pro-atherogenic effects of RA plasma on macrophages, foam cell formation was quantified. Results showed that RA plasma downregulates cholesterol efflux proteins and upregulates scavenger receptors CD36, LOX1 and CXCL16. These pro-atherogenic changes in gene expression in the presence of RA plasma are associated with augmented lipid accumulation and foam cell formation by THP-1 macrophages. RA plasma induces macrophage cholesterol overload. Demonstration of disrupted cholesterol homeostasis mediated by RA plasma provides further evidence of the involvement of the immune system in atherogenesis. Our data suggest that chronic exposure to RA plasma adversely affects the capacity of monocytes/macrophages in the arterial wall to metabolize cholesterol and maintain lipid homeostasis, thereby contributing to the development of premature atherosclerosis.
PMID: 24000379
ISSN: 1535-3699
CID: 2677502

Atherogenic Properties of Rheumatoid Arthritis Plasma: Effect on Cholesterol Efflux Genes in 20 Subjects [Meeting Abstract]

Modayil, Sony; Reiss, Allison B; Littlefield, Michael J; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina B; Bonetti, Lois A; Rosenblum, Gary C; Carsons, Steven E; Voloshyna, Iryna
ISSN: 1081-5589
CID: 2677792

Resveratrol Counters Pro-Atherogenic Effects of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Plasma On Cholesterol Efflux in Human Macrophages. [Meeting Abstract]

Reiss, Allison B; Voloshyna, Iryna; Hai, Ofek; Littlefield, Michael J; Belilos, Elise; Belostocki, Kristina B; Bonetti, Lois A; Rosenblum, Gary C; Carsons, Steven E
ISSN: 0004-3591
CID: 2677772

Occupational Risk and Osteoarthritis Disease: A Population-Based Study in the United States Adult Population [Meeting Abstract]

Anand, Prachi; Wang, Chengwei; Rosenblum, Gary
ISSN: 0315-162x
CID: 3519832