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Myositis Research

Are you interested in Myositis research?
Are you interested in Myositis research?
If yes, what areas of myositis research interest you? Select all that apply:
If yes, what areas of myositis research interest you? Select all that apply:

Myositis Patients

Are you responsible for the clinical area of myositis patients?
Are you responsible for the clinical area of myositis patients?
If yes, what types of myositis patients are under your care?
If yes, what types of myositis patients are under your care?
Please select all clinical forms of myositis that you care for from the following:
Please select all clinical forms of myositis that you care for from the following:

Scientific Interest Groups

Are you interested in joining any of the following Scientific Interest Groups?
Are you interested in joining any of the following Scientific Interest Groups?
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Calcinosis in Juvenile and Adult Dermatomyositis

Calcinosis can be a devastating complication in juvenile and adult dermatomyositis leading to significant morbidity. Since there are no effective therapies for calcinosis, the development of novel therapeutic agents is desperately needed. The aims of this group are to advance our understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, assessment, and treatment of calcinosis in juvenile and adult dermatomyositis.
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Extension of SHARE consensus for management of JDM

The European Initiative, called Single Hub and Access point for pediatric Rheumatology in Europe (SHARE), developed recommendations to optimize and disseminate diagnostic and management regimens in Europe, for several conditions, including juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). The aims of these recommendations were to develop the ‘best practices’ for the treatment for these conditions, to produce a standard of care or ‘best practices’ for patient care throughout Europe. The IMACS SHARE Scientific Interest Group was formed to review and augment the JDM SHARE recommendations and consider their applicability internationally, including for patients outside of Europe.
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International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

The proper billing and coding of a disease is important for the management of patients, and for research. This group is working to optimize the coding systems that are of importance to the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. We have previously received ICD-10-CM approval and implementation for codes for dermatomyositis and dermatomyositis without myopathy, and are working on additional ICD coding issues.
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Myositis Autoantibodies

The discovery of new myositis autoantibodies that identify distinct patterns of disease within the myositis spectrum has been a major advance in the field in recent years. The availability of reliable assays to measure myositis autoantibodies in routine clinical practice is an ongoing unmet need. This group will promote knowledge to take full advantage of the clinical utility of myositis autoantibody testing, and provide a forum for interchange of ideas and collaboration to identify important areas for future research.
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Rehabilitation and Exercise Group

This group is devoted to studying the effect of exercise therapy and rehabilitation on the disease and vice versa in juvenile and adult myositis. To this end, the group has focused on developing and validating measures for fatigue and endurance, muscle strength testing, and functional testing for juvenile and adult myositis that can be used as endpoints in such studies. Currently, a large focus of the group’s work is to develop International Guidelines on Exercise for all forms of myositis.

Curriculum Vitae or NIH BioSketch

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