2011 Grant Awards

The posters and papers listed below each grant arise from work facilitated through the grant funding.

Birth outcomes in women who had juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Principal Investigator: Feldman, D.
Co-investigators: Duffy, C; Bérard, A; Bernatsky, S; Vinet, É; Hazel. B

Project Summary

Our objectives were to determine whether women with a history of JIA had more adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes than mothers who never had JIA. Using administrative health data from Quebec, we designed a cohort of 1681 women with JIA who gave birth for the first time and a matched comparison group of 6724 women who gave birth but never had JIA. Although most women with JIA delivered a normal baby, they were at a much higher risk to have a baby with a major congenital malformation. Also having JIA was associated with a higher likelihood of having heart disease.

Oral Presentations

  1. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 14-19, 2014, Feldman, D, Neonatal outcomes in women with a history of juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  2. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 6-11, 2015, Feldman, D, A Comparison of Maternal Outcomes in Women with and without Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  3. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 11-16, 2016, Feldman, D, Post-Partum Complications and Depression in New Mothers with Juvenile Arthritis

Poster Presentations

Presented at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology meeting.

  • A Comparison of Prenatal Care in Mothers with and without JIA: Association with Outcomes

Published Literature