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Dafna Gladman, MD, FRCPC.
Arthritis Care & Research
Topic Info
New research reports a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency among patients with psoriatic arthritis. Dafna Gladman, MD, FRCPC, lead study author, comes on the show to discuss Vitamin D insufficiency.
Guest Info
Dr. Dafna Gladman is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist at the Toronto Western Research Institute. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Prognosis Studies in The Rheumatic Diseases, Director, Psoriatic Arthritis Program, University Health Network and co-Director of the University of Toronto Lupus Clinic. Dr. Gladman has researched both systemic lupus erythematosus and psoriatic arthritis with emphasis on database development, prognosis studies, genetic markers for disease susceptibility and expression, assessment instruments, and quality of life measures. She has also been involved in clinical trials in these conditions. Dr. Gladman has 450 peer-reviewed publications, 177 chapters and invited publications and 636 published abstracts. Important contributions to psoriatic arthritis include the recognition that the disease was more severe than previously noted. Dr. Gladman and colleagues demonstrated that psoriatic arthritis progressed over time, and was associated with increased mortality. Moreover, her group identified predictors for disease progression and mortality. On the other hand, they also identified patients who achieved remission. Dr. Gladman is Past-President of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), an international group of rheumatologists and dermatologists whose objectives are to study psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and is also a member of the executive of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium Canada (SPARCC). She is a founding member and past-chairperson the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Group. Her work has been supported by research grants from the Arthritis Society, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Krembil Foundation.
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