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    Jinoos Yazdany, MD, MD, MPH

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 30
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-476-0622

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      Dr. Yazdany is an Associate Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine at UCSF. She is a rheumatologist and health services researcher with expertise in systemic lupus erythematosus and health care quality measurement.

      Dr. Yazdany received her undergraduate degree from Stanford, her Masters of Public Health from Harvard, and her MD from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed medical residency and a rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the faculty in the Division of Rheumatology in 2006. Her clinical activities include seeing patients in the UCSF Lupus Clinic, where she serves as co-Director, as well as patients attending both the Lupus Clinic and General Rheumatology Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. She has received several honors for her work, including the Arthritis Foundation's Arthritis Investigator Award and the Lupus Foundation of America's Young Investigator Prize.

      Her research focuses on health care quality measurement, including measure development, implementation, and data analytics. She has served as co-Chair of the American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) Quality Measures Subcommittee and on the ACR's Quality of Care Committee. She also serves on the National Quality Forum's Health Professionals Council.


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      1. Schmajuk G, Bozic KJ, Yazdany J. Using Medicare Data to Understand Low-Value Health Care: The Case of Intra-articular Hyaluronic Acid Injections. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Aug 25.
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      2. Yazdany J, Marafino BJ, Dean ML, Bardach NS, Duseja R, Ward MM, Dudley RA. Thirty-day hospital readmissions in systemic lupus erythematosus: Predictors and hospital and state-level variation. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Aug 11.
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      3. Yelin E, Yazdany J, Tonner C, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Katz P, Schmajuk G. Interactions between patients, providers, and health systems and technical quality of care. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Aug 6.
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      4. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle Strength, Muscle Mass, and Physical Disability in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jul 21.
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      5. Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Trupin L, von Scheven E, Okumura MJ, Yazdany J, Yelin EH. Educational and vocational outcomes of adults with childhood- and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: nine years of followup. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 May; 66(5):717-24.
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      6. Yazdany J, Feldman CH, Liu J, Ward MM, Fischer MA, Costenbader KH. Quality of care for incident lupus nephritis among medicaid beneficiaries in the United States. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Apr; 66(4):617-24.
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      7. Yazdany J, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Katz PP, Yelin EH. Quality of care in systemic lupus erythematosus: the association between process and outcome measures in the Lupus Outcomes Study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Mar 10.
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      8. Lawson EF, Trupin L, Hersh AO, Scheven Ev, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. A168: systemic lupus erythematosus in-hospital mortality risk across ages: a national estimate. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Mar; 66 Suppl 11:S217.
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      9. Schmajuk G, Miao Y, Yazdany J, Boscardin WJ, Daikh DI, Steinman MA. Identification of risk factors for elevated transaminases in methotrexate users through an electronic health record. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jan 27.
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      10. Desai SP, Liu CC, Tory H, Norton T, Frits M, Lillegraven S, Weinblatt M, Coblyn J, Yazdany J, Shadick N, Solomon DH. Rheumatoid arthritis quality measures and radiographic progression. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2014 Jan 25.
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      11. Katz P, Trupin L, Rush S, Yazdany J. Longitudinal validation of the Brief Index of Lupus Damage (BILD). Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Dec 24.
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      12. Schmajuk G, Solomon DH, Yazdany J. Patterns of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug use in rheumatoid arthritis patients after 2002: a systematic review. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Dec; 65(12):1927-35.
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      13. Drenkard C, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Katz PP, Dunlop-Thomas C, Bao G, Lim SS. Validity of a self-administered version of the brief index of lupus damage in a predominantly african american systemic lupus erythematosus cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Nov 18.
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      14. Bardach NS, Vittinghoff E, Asteria-PeƱaloza R, Edwards JD, Yazdany J, Lee HC, Boscardin WJ, Cabana MD, Dudley RA. Measuring hospital quality using pediatric readmission and revisit rates. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep; 132(3):429-36.
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      15. Grossman JM, Hahn BH, McMahon MA, Fitzgerald JD, Merrill JT, Yazdany J, Wallace DJ, Ramsey-Goldman R. Reply: To PMID 22556106. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Aug; 65(8):1392.
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      16. Schmajuk G, Yazdany J. Underestimation of the reliability of codes for rheumatoid arthritis within administrative data: comment on the article by Ng et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 May; 65(5):835-6.
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      17. Tarter L, Yazdany J, Moyers B, Barnett C, Dhaliwal G. Clinical problem-solving. The heart of the matter. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 7; 368(10):944-50.
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      18. Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Robbins M, Daikh D, Beall A, Yelin E, Barton J, Carlson A, Margaretten M, Zell J, Gensler LS, Kelly V, Saag K, King C. Choosing wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 list of things physicians and patients should question. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Mar; 65(3):329-39.
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      19. Richman NC, Yazdany J, Graf J, Chernitskiy V, Imboden JB. Extraarticular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis in a multiethnic cohort of predominantly Hispanic and Asian patients. Medicine (Baltimore). 2013 Mar; 92(2):92-7.
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      20. Katz PP, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Barton J, Criswell LA, Yelin EH. Sex differences in assessment of obesity in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jan; 65(1):62-70.
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      21. Turchetti G, Yazdany J, Palla I, Yelin E, Mosca M. Systemic lupus erythematosus and the economic perspective: a systematic literature review and points to consider. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 30(4 Suppl 73):S116-22.
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      22. Murray SG, Yazdany J, Kaiser R, Criswell LA, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Julian LJ. Cardiovascular disease and cognitive dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Sep; 64(9):1328-33.
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      23. Hahn BH, McMahon MA, Wilkinson A, Wallace WD, Daikh DI, Fitzgerald JD, Karpouzas GA, Merrill JT, Wallace DJ, Yazdany J, Ramsey-Goldman R, Singh K, Khalighi M, Choi SI, Gogia M, Kafaja S, Kamgar M, Lau C, Martin WJ, Parikh S, Peng J, Rastogi A, Chen W, Grossman JM. American College of Rheumatology guidelines for screening, treatment, and management of lupus nephritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Jun; 64(6):797-808.
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      24. Yazdany J, Trupin L, Tonner C, Dudley RA, Zell J, Panopalis P, Schmajuk G, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yelin E. Quality of care in systemic lupus erythematosus: application of quality measures to understand gaps in care. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Oct; 27(10):1326-33.
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      25. Anderson J, Caplan L, Yazdany J, Robbins ML, Neogi T, Michaud K, Saag KG, O'Dell JR, Kazi S. Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity measures: American College of Rheumatology recommendations for use in clinical practice. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 May; 64(5):640-7.
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      26. Katz P, Julian L, Tonner MC, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Yelin E, Criswell LA. Physical activity, obesity, and cognitive impairment among women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Apr; 64(4):502-10.
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      27. Julian LJ, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Yelin E, Katz PP. Validity of brief screening tools for cognitive impairment in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Mar; 64(3):448-54.
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      28. Yelin E, Tonner C, Trupin L, Gansky SA, Julian L, Katz P, Yazdany J, Kaiser R, Criswell LA. Longitudinal study of the impact of incident organ manifestations and increased disease activity on work loss among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Feb; 64(2):169-75.
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      29. Desai SP, Yazdany J. Quality measurement and improvement in rheumatology: rheumatoid arthritis as a case study. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Dec; 63(12):3649-60.
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      30. Barton JL, Pincus L, Yazdany J, Richman N, McCalmont TH, Gensler L, Dall'era M, Fye KH. Association of Sweet's Syndrome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Case Rep Rheumatol. 2011; 2011:242681.
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      31. Yazdany J. Health-related quality of life measurement in adult systemic lupus erythematosus: Lupus Quality of Life (LupusQoL), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (SLEQOL), and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Quality of Life Questionnaire (L-QoL). Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Nov; 63 Suppl 11:S413-9.
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      32. Katz P, Yazdany J, Julian L, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Yelin E, Criswell LA. Impact of obesity on functioning among women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Oct; 63(10):1357-64.
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      33. Yazdany J, Trupin L, Gansky SA, Dall'era M, Yelin EH, Criswell LA, Katz PP. Brief index of lupus damage: a patient-reported measure of damage in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Aug; 63(8):1170-7.
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      34. Julian LJ, Gregorich SE, Tonner C, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Yelin E, Katz PP. Using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale to screen for depression in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Jun; 63(6):884-90.
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      35. Julian LJ, Tonner C, Yelin E, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Katz PP. Cardiovascular and disease-related predictors of depression in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Apr; 63(4):542-9.
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      36. Schmajuk G, Trivedi AN, Solomon DH, Yelin E, Trupin L, Chakravarty EF, Yazdany J. Receipt of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Medicare managed care plans. JAMA. 2011 Feb 2; 305(5):480-6.
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      37. Katz P, Gregorich S, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Julian L, Yelin E, Criswell LA. Obesity and its measurement in a community-based sample of women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Feb; 63(2):261-8.
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      38. Gillis JZ, Panopalis P, Schmajuk G, Ramsey-Goldman R, Yazdany J. Systematic review of the literature informing the systemic lupus erythematosus indicators project: reproductive health care quality indicators. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Jan; 63(1):17-30.
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      39. Saag KG, Yazdany J, Alexander C, Caplan L, Coblyn J, Desai SP, Harrington T, Liu J, McNiff K, Newman E, Olson R. Defining quality of care in rheumatology: the American College of Rheumatology white paper on quality measurement. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Jan; 63(1):2-9.
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      40. Yazdany J, Trupin L, Kaiser R, Schmajuk G, Gillis JZ, Chakravarty E, Schwarz EB. Contraceptive counseling and use among women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a gap in health care quality? Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Mar; 63(3):358-65.
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      41. Schmajuk G, Yazdany J. Drug monitoring in systemic lupus erythematosus: a systematic review. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jun; 40(6):559-75.
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      42. Hersh AO, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yelin E. Childhood-onset disease as a predictor of mortality in an adult cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Aug; 62(8):1152-9.
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      43. Schmajuk G, Yelin E, Chakravarty E, Nelson LM, Panopolis P, Yazdany J. Osteoporosis screening, prevention, and treatment in systemic lupus erythematosus: application of the systemic lupus erythematosus quality indicators. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Jul; 62(7):993-1001.
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      44. Tonner C, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Criswell L, Katz P, Yelin E. Role of community and individual characteristics in physician visits for persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Jun; 62(6):888-95.
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      45. Yazdany J, Tonner C, Trupin L, Panopalis P, Gillis JZ, Hersh AO, Julian LJ, Katz PP, Criswell LA, Yelin EH. Provision of preventive health care in systemic lupus erythematosus: data from a large observational cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2010; 12(3):R84.
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      46. Yazdany J, Calabrese L. Preventing hepatitis B reactivation in immunosuppressed patients: is it time to revisit the guidelines? Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 May; 62(5):585-9.
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      47. Demas KL, Keenan BT, Solomon DH, Yazdany J, Costenbader KH. Osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease care in systemic lupus erythematosus according to new quality indicators. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Dec; 40(3):193-200.
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      48. Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Yelin E. Hydroxychloroquine treatment in a community-based cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Mar; 62(3):386-92.
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      49. Panopalis P, Gillis JZ, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Hersh A, Julian L, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E. Frequent use of the emergency department among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Mar; 62(3):401-8.
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      50. Yazdany J, Yelin E. Health-related quality of life and employment among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2010 Feb; 36(1):15-32, vii.
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      51. Panopalis P, Yazdany J. Bone health in systemic lupus erythematosus. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2009 Jul; 11(3):177-84.
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      52. Hersh A, Yazdany J. Clinical practice guidelines and diagnostic uncertainty in the management of early rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2009 May; 36(5):863-4.
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      53. Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Gillis JZ, Schmajuk G, MacLean CH, Wofsy D, Yelin E. A quality indicator set for systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Mar 15; 61(3):370-7.
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      54. Julian LJ, Yelin E, Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Katz P. Depression, medication adherence, and service utilization in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Feb 15; 61(2):240-6.
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      55. Yelin E, Tonner C, Trupin L, Panopalis P, Yazdany J, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA. Work loss and work entry among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus: comparisons with a national matched sample. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Feb 15; 61(2):247-58.
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      56. Hersh AO, von Scheven E, Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Trupin L, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yelin E. Differences in long-term disease activity and treatment of adult patients with childhood- and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jan 15; 61(1):13-20.
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      57. Panopalis P, Yazdany J, Gillis JZ, Julian L, Trupin L, Hersh AO, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E. Health care costs and costs associated with changes in work productivity among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Dec 15; 59(12):1788-95.
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      58. Yazdany J, Maclean C. Comment on "Quality indicators for psoriatic arthritis". Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2008 Sep-Oct; 26(5):968.
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      59. Katz P, Morris A, Gregorich S, Yazdany J, Eisner M, Yelin E, Blanc P. Valued life activity disability played a significant role in self-rated health among adults with chronic health conditions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Feb; 62(2):158-66.
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      60. Trupin L, Tonner MC, Yazdany J, Julian LJ, Criswell LA, Katz PP, Yelin E. The role of neighborhood and individual socioeconomic status in outcomes of systemic lupus erythematosus. J Rheumatol. 2008 Sep; 35(9):1782-8.
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      61. Katz P, Morris A, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Yelin E. Disability in valued life activities among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Apr 15; 59(4):465-73.
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      62. Yazdany J, MacLean CH. Quality of care in the rheumatic diseases: current status and future directions. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2008 Mar; 20(2):159-66.
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      63. Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Panopalis P, Trupin L, Julian L, Katz PP. Validation of the systemic lupus erythematosus activity questionnaire in a large observational cohort. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jan 15; 59(1):136-43.
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      64. Panopalis P, Julian L, Yazdany J, Gillis JZ, Trupin L, Hersh A, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E. Impact of memory impairment on employment status in persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Dec 15; 57(8):1453-60.
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      65. Gillis JZ, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Julian L, Panopalis P, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E. Medicaid and access to care among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 May 15; 57(4):601-7.
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      66. Yazdany J, Gillis JZ, Trupin L, Katz P, Panopalis P, Criswell LA, Yelin E. Association of socioeconomic and demographic factors with utilization of rheumatology subspecialty care in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 May 15; 57(4):593-600.
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      67. Yelin E, Trupin L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yazdany J, Gillis J, Panopalis P. Impact of health maintenance organizations and fee-for-service on health care utilization among people with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Apr 15; 57(3):508-15.
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      68. Gillis JZ, Dall'era M, Gross A, Yazdany J, Davis J. Six refractory lupus patients treated with rituximab: a case series. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Apr 15; 57(3):538-42.
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      69. Yelin E, Trupin L, Katz P, Criswell L, Yazdany J, Gillis J, Panopalis P. Work dynamics among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Feb 15; 57(1):56-63.
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      70. Yazdany J, Davis J. The role of CD40 ligand in systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2004; 13(5):377-80.
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      71. Lashkari K, Hirose T, Yazdany J, McMeel JW, Kazlauskas A, Rahimi N. Vascular endothelial growth factor and hepatocyte growth factor levels are differentially elevated in patients with advanced retinopathy of prematurity. Am J Pathol. 2000 Apr; 156(4):1337-44.
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