2014 Grant Awards

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

Predicting disease course in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Principal Investigator: Guzman, J (PDF) 
Co-investigators: Loughin, T; Berard, R; Benseler, S; Jurencak, R; Shiff, N; Tucker, L

Project Summary

In this CIORA-funded study the researchers are using data already collected on hundreds of children with JIA across Canada to identify those children who had a severe course, based on changes in quality of life, pain, active joint counts, medication requirements and medication side-effects during the first five years of the disease.  Then they will combine information known at diagnosis to develop a “tool” to estimate the risk of a severe disease course in newly diagnosed children.  This “tool” will assist parents and doctors in choosing treatments, by pinpointing those children at a greater risk of a severe JIA course, defined in a way that matters to patients and parents.

Poster Presentations

Presented at the 2015 the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) meeting.

Presented at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology meeting.