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Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedants and sequelae (2019)
Presentation / Conference
McWilliams, D., Rahman, S., James, R., Ferguson, E., Kiely, P., Young, A., & Walsh, D. (2019, April). Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedants and sequelae. Poster presented at Rheumatology 2019

Background RA flares are common and disabling. They are described in terms of worsening pain, swelling, or other symptoms. We aimed to determine characteristics, antecedants and sequelae of painful and inflammatory flare subtypes during the first 11... Read More

Analgesic effects of the cathepsin K inhibitor L-006235 in the monosodium iodoacetate model of osteoarthritis pain (2018)
Journal Article
Nwosu, L. N., Gowler, P. R., Burston, J. J., Rizoska, B., Tunblad, K., Lindström, E., …Chapman, V. (2018). Analgesic effects of the cathepsin K inhibitor L-006235 in the monosodium iodoacetate model of osteoarthritis pain. PAIN Reports, doi:10.1097/PR9.0000000000000685

Introduction: The mounting evidence that osteoclasts play an important role in osteoarthritis (OA) pain lead us to investigate the effects of L-006235, a potent and selective inhibitor of cathepsin K, on pain behaviour and joint pathology in a model... Read More

Prediction of persistent knee pain by pressure pain detection thresholds: results from the Knee Pain In the Community cohort (KPIC) (2018)
Conference Proceeding
McWilliams, D. F., Frowd, N., Marshall, L., Stocks, J., Sarmanova, A., Fernandes, G. S., …Walsh, D. A. (2018). Prediction of persistent knee pain by pressure pain detection thresholds: results from the Knee Pain In the Community cohort (KPIC)

Background: Knee pain results from a combination of nociceptive input from the joint, and processing by the central nervous system. Pressure pain detection thresholds (PPTs) are lower and pain is more severe in people with greater central sensitisat... Read More

Altered connectivity of the right anterior insula drives the pain connectome changes in chronic knee osteoarthritis (2018)
Journal Article
Cottam, W. J., Iwabuchi, S. J., Drabek, M. M., Reckziegel, D., & Auer, D. P. (2018). Altered connectivity of the right anterior insula drives the pain connectome changes in chronic knee osteoarthritis. PAIN, 159(5), doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001209

Resting-state functional connectivity (FC) has proven a powerful approach to understand the neural underpinnings of chronic pain, reporting altered connectivity in three main networks: the default mode (DMN), central executive (CEN), and the salience... Read More

Traits associated with central pain augmentation in the Knee Pain in the Community (KPIC) cohort (2018)
Journal Article
Akin-Akinyosoye, K., Frowd, N., Marshall, L., Stocks, J., Fernandes, G. S., Valdes, A. M., …Walsh, D. A. (in press). Traits associated with central pain augmentation in the Knee Pain in the Community (KPIC) cohort. PAIN, doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001183

This study aimed to identify self-report correlates of central pain augmentation in individuals with knee pain. A subset of participants (n=420) in the Knee Pain and related health In the Community (KPIC) baseline survey undertook pressure pain thres... Read More

Erosive and osteoarthritic structural progression in early rheumatoid arthritis (2016)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D. F., Marshall, M., Jayakumar, K., Doherty, S., Doherty, M., Zhang, W., …Walsh, D. A. (2016). Erosive and osteoarthritic structural progression in early rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 55(8), doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kew197

OBJECTIVES: To investigate factors associated with joint damage in early RA, and how comorbid OA might influence patient assessment and outcomes. METHODS: Baseline radiographs of hands and feet from 512 participants in the Early RA Network cohort, an... Read More

Predictors of change in bodily pain in early rheumatoid arthritis: an inception cohort study (2012)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D. F., Zhang, W., Mansell, J. S., Kiely, P. D., Young, A., & Walsh, D. A. (2012). Predictors of change in bodily pain in early rheumatoid arthritis: an inception cohort study. Arthritis Care and Research, 64(10), doi:10.1002/acr.21723

Objective: To investigate possible predictors for lack of pain improvement after 1 year of treatment for early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: The Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network (ERAN) database was used for analysis of baseline and 1-year... Read More