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Joseph Frank Merola, M.D.

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Clinically trained in internal medicine (board certified - ABIM), dermatology (board certified- ABD) and rheumatology (active fellow); interest in rhematology-dermatology overlap diseases (lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis).
Clinical translational research interest in autoimmunity broadly and in the diseases listed above; current MMSc student in the Harvard Clinical Scholars Program.

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  1. Gottlieb A, Salame N, Armstrong AW, Merola JF, Parra S, Takeshita J, Chen SC, Latella J, Van Beek M. A Provider Global Assessment Quality Measure for Clinical Practice for Inflammatory Skin Disorders. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep 19. PMID: 30244058.
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  2. Albrecht J, Adamson AS, Barbieri J, Bennett DD, Kiracofe EA, Kourosh AS, Leslie KS, Merola JF, Nguyen J, Siegfried E, Strickland N, Olbricht S, Asgari MM. Lack of an FDA indication should not limit access to appropriate treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep 19. PMID: 30244066.
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  3. Concha JSS, Patsatsi A, Marshak-Rothstein A, Liu ML, Sinha AA, Lee LA, Merola JF, Jabbari A, Gudjonsson JE, Chasset F, Jarrett P, Chong B, Arkin L, Fernandez AP, Caproni M, Greenberg SA, Kim HJ, Pearson DR, Femia A, Vleugels RA, Fiorentino D, Fujimoto M, Wenzel J, Werth VP. Advances in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and Dermatomyositis: A report from the 4th International Conference on Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus An ongoing need for international consensus and collaborations. J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Sep 19. PMID: 30243657.
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  4. Elman SA, Weinblatt M, Merola JF. Targeted therapies for psoriatic arthritis: an update for the dermatologist. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2018 Sep; 37(3):173-181. PMID: 30215635.
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  5. Perez-Chada LM, Cohen JM, Gottlieb AB, Duffin KC, Garg A, Latella J, Armstrong AW, Ogdie A, Merola JF. Achieving international consensus on the assessment of psoriatic arthritis in psoriasis clinical trials: an International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM) initiative. Arch Dermatol Res. 2018 Nov; 310(9):701-710. PMID: 30167814.
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  6. Salame N, Perez-Chada LM, Singh S, Callis Duffin K, Garg A, Gottlieb AB, Latella J, Merola JF, Armstrong AW. Are Your Patients Satisfied? A Systematic Review of Treatment Satisfaction Measures in Psoriasis. Dermatology. 2018 Aug 17; 1-9. PMID: 30121657.
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  7. Merola JF, Espinoza LR, Fleischmann R. Distinguishing rheumatoid arthritis from psoriatic arthritis. RMD Open. 2018; 4(2):e000656. PMID: 30167326.
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  8. Ford AR, Siegel M, Bagel J, Cordoro KM, Garg A, Gottlieb A, Green LJ, Gudjonsson JE, Koo J, Lebwohl M, Liao W, Mandelin AM, Markenson JA, Mehta N, Merola JF, Prussick R, Ryan C, Schwartzman S, Siegel EL, Van Voorhees AS, Wu JJ, Armstrong AW. Dietary Recommendations for Adults With Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: A Systematic Review. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Aug 01; 154(8):934-950. PMID: 29926091.
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  9. Merola JF, Herrera V, Palmer JB. Direct healthcare costs and comorbidity burden among patients with psoriatic arthritis in the USA. Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Oct; 37(10):2751-2761. PMID: 30051284.
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  10. Murage MJ, Anderson A, Casso D, Oliveria SA, Ojeh CK, Muram TM, Merola JF, Zbrozek A, Araujo AB. Treatment patterns, adherence, and persistence among psoriasis patients treated with biologics in a real-world setting, overall and by disease severity. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018 Jul 23; 1-9. PMID: 29799292.
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  11. de Vlam K, Merola JF, Birt JA, Sandoval DM, Lobosco S, Moon R, Milligan G, Boehncke WH. Skin Involvement in Psoriatic Arthritis Worsens Overall Disease Activity, Patient-Reported Outcomes, and Increases Healthcare Resource Utilization: An Observational, Cross-Sectional Study. Rheumatol Ther. 2018 Jul 06. PMID: 29980935.
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  12. Thorlacius L, Ingram JR, Villumsen B, Esmann S, Kirby JS, Gottlieb AB, Merola JF, Dellavalle R, Nielsen SM, Christensen R, Garg A, Jemec GBE. A core domain set for hidradenitis suppurativa trial outcomes: an international Delphi process. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Sep; 179(3):642-650. PMID: 29654696.
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  13. Callis Duffin K, Merola JF, Christensen R, Latella J, Garg A, Gottlieb AB, Armstrong AW. Identifying a Core Domain Set to Assess Psoriasis in Clinical Trials. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29874367.
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  14. Callis Duffin K, FitzGerald O, Kavanaugh A, Mease PJ, Merola JF, Ogdie A, O'Sullivan D, Reddy SM, Ritchlin CT, Coates LC. GRAPPA 2017 Project Report. J Rheumatol Suppl. 2018 Jun; 94:48-51. PMID: 29858355.
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  15. Gottlieb AB, Coates LC, van Mens LJJ, Armstrong AW, Merola JF. Report of the Skin Research Working Groups from the GRAPPA 2017 Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol Suppl. 2018 Jun; 94:40-43. PMID: 29858353.
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  16. Murage MJ, Anderson A, Oliveria SA, Casso D, Ojeh CK, Muram TM, Merola JF, Araujo AB. Healthcare resource utilization and costs among psoriasis patients treated with biologics, overall and by disease severity. J Med Econ. 2018 Aug; 21(8):745-754. PMID: 29718756.
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  17. Ryan C, Menter A, Guenther L, Blauvelt A, Bissonnette R, Meeuwis K, Sullivan J, Cather JC, Yosipovitch G, Gottlieb AB, Merola JF, Callis Duffin K, Fretzin S, Osuntokun OO, Burge R, Naegeli AN, Yang FE, Lin CY, Todd K, Potts Bleakman A. Efficacy and safety of ixekizumab in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase IIIb study of patients with moderate-to-severe genital psoriasis. Br J Dermatol. 2018 May 10. PMID: 29747232.
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  18. Zhang A, Kurtzman DJB, Perez-Chada LM, Merola JF. Psoriatic arthritis and the dermatologist: An approach to screening and clinical evaluation. Clin Dermatol. 2018 Jul - Aug; 36(4):551-560. PMID: 30047437.
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  19. Singer SB, Thomas C, Lezcano C, Robbins M, Gordian A, Nori S, Granter SR, Merola JF, O'Malley JT. Polyarthralgias and Papulonodules in a 56-Year-Old Woman. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jun; 70(6):925-930. PMID: 29342504.
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  20. Fazel M, Merola JF, Kurtzman DJB. Inflammatory arthritis and crystal arthropathy: Current concepts of skin and systemic manifestations. Clin Dermatol. 2018 Jul - Aug; 36(4):533-550. PMID: 30047436.
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  21. Papp KA, Merola JF, Gottlieb AB, Griffiths CEM, Cross N, Peterson L, Cioffi C, Blauvelt A. Dual neutralization of both interleukin 17A and interleukin 17F with bimekizumab in patients with psoriasis: Results from BE ABLE 1, a 12-week randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Aug; 79(2):277-286.e10. PMID: 29609013.
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  22. Merrill JT, Manzi S, Aranow C, Askenase A, Bruce I, Chakravarty E, Chong B, Costenbader K, Dall'Era M, Ginzler E, Hanrahan L, Kalunian K, Merola J, Raymond S, Rovin B, Saxena A, Werth VP. Lupus community panel proposals for optimising clinical trials: 2018. Lupus Sci Med. 2018; 5(1):e000258. PMID: 29657738.
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  23. Lee MP, Lii J, Jin Y, Desai RJ, Solomon DH, Merola JF, Kim SC. Patterns of Systemic Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis in the US: 2004-2015. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May; 70(5):791-796. PMID: 28804988.
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  24. Merola JF, Amato DA, See K, Burge R, Mallinckrodt C, Ojeh CK, Gottlieb A. Evaluation of sPGA × BSA as an Outcome Measure and Treatment Target for Clinical Practice. J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Sep; 138(9):1955-1961. PMID: 29577919.
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  25. Song P, Fett NM, Lin J, Merola JF, Costner M, Vleugels RA. Lack of response to intravenous sodium thiosulfate in three cases of extensive connective tissue disease-associated calcinosis cutis. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Jun; 178(6):1412-1415. PMID: 28667747.
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  26. Merola JF, Qureshi A, Husni ME. Underdiagnosed and undertreated psoriasis: Nuances of treating psoriasis affecting the scalp, face, intertriginous areas, genitals, hands, feet, and nails. Dermatol Ther. 2018 05; 31(3):e12589. PMID: 29512290.
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  27. Lockshin B, Balagula Y, Merola JF. Interleukin 17, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk in patients with psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Aug; 79(2):345-352. PMID: 29477740.
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  28. Dewan AK, Pinard J, Jadeja S, Granter S, Merola JF. Erythema elevatum diutinum-like vasculitis secondary to cocaine adulterated with levamisole. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2018 Jun; 43(4):494-496. PMID: 29423942.
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  29. Coates LC, FitzGerald O, Merola JF, Smolen J, van Mens LJJ, Bertheussen H, Boehncke WH, Callis Duffin K, Campbell W, de Wit M, Gladman D, Gottlieb A, James J, Kavanaugh A, Kristensen LE, Kvien TK, Luger T, McHugh N, Mease P, Nash P, Ogdie A, Rosen CF, Strand V, Tillett W, Veale DJ, Helliwell PS. Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis/Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Consensus-Based Recommendations and Research Agenda for Use of Composite Measures and Treatment Targets in Psoriatic Arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Mar; 70(3):345-355. PMID: 29193765.
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  30. Thorlacius L, Garg A, Ingram JR, Villumsen B, Theut Riis P, Gottlieb AB, Merola JF, Dellavalle R, Ardon C, Baba R, Bechara FG, Cohen AD, Daham N, Davis M, Emtestam L, Fernández-Peñas P, Filippelli M, Gibbons A, Grant T, Guilbault S, Gulliver S, Harris C, Harvent C, Houston K, Kirby JS, Matusiak L, Mehdizadeh A, Mojica T, Okun M, Orgill D, Pallack L, Parks-Miller A, Prens EP, Randell S, Rogers C, Rosen CF, Choon SE, van der Zee HH, Christensen R, Jemec GBE. Towards global consensus on core outcomes for hidradenitis suppurativa research: an update from the HISTORIC consensus meetings I and II. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 178(3):715-721. PMID: 29080368.
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  31. Whitlock SM, Enos CW, Armstrong AW, Gottlieb A, Langley RG, Lebwohl M, Merola JF, Ryan C, Siegel MP, Weinberg JM, Wu JJ, Van Voorhees AS. Management of psoriasis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 02; 78(2):383-394. PMID: 29332708.
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  32. Pinard J, Patel M, Granter SR, Vleugels RA, Merola JF. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Induced by Palbociclib. J Cutan Med Surg. 2018 May/Jun; 22(3):341-343. PMID: 29307217.
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  33. Pinard J, Vleugels RA, Joyce C, Merola JF, Patel M. Hidradenitis suppurativa burden of disease tool: Pilot testing of a disease-specific quality of life questionnaire. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 01; 78(1):215-217.e2. PMID: 29241793.
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  34. Pinard J, Chiang DY, Mostaghimi A, Granter SR, Merola JF, Barkoudah E. Wounds That Would Not Heal: Pyoderma Gangrenosum. Am J Med. 2018 Apr; 131(4):377-379. PMID: 29284112.
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  35. Gottlieb AB, Merola JF, Chen R, Levi E, Duffin KC. Assessing clinical response and defining minimal disease activity in plaque psoriasis with the Physician Global Assessment and body surface area (PGA × BSA) composite tool: An analysis of apremilast phase 3 ESTEEM data. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Dec; 77(6):1178-1180. PMID: 29132853.
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  36. Ko LN, Pinard J, Merola JF, Patel M. Novel posterior auricular cutaneous reaction after anti-TNF-a infusion in young women with Crohn's disease. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Nov; 3(6):512-514. PMID: 29296639.
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  37. Concha JSS, Merola JF, Fiorentino D, Werth VP. Re-examining mechanic's hands as a characteristic skin finding in dermatomyositis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Apr; 78(4):769-775.e2. PMID: 29102487.
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  38. Mease P, Hall S, FitzGerald O, van der Heijde D, Merola JF, Avila-Zapata F, Cieslak D, Graham D, Wang C, Menon S, Hendrikx T, Kanik KS. Tofacitinib or Adalimumab versus Placebo for Psoriatic Arthritis. N Engl J Med. 2017 10 19; 377(16):1537-1550. PMID: 29045212.
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  39. Fruchter R, Kurtzman DJB, Patel M, Merola J, Franks AG, Vleugels RA, Femia AN. Characteristics and Alternative Treatment Outcomes of Antimalarial-Refractory Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Sep 01; 153(9):937-939. PMID: 28636714.
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  40. Gunasekera NS, Maniar LEG, Lezcano C, Laga AC, Merola JF. Intralesional Sodium Thiosulfate Treatment for Calcinosis Cutis in the Setting of Lupus Panniculitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Sep 01; 153(9):944-945. PMID: 28564698.
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  41. Schneeweiss M, Merola JF, Karlson EW, Solomon DH. Rationale and Design of the Brigham Cohort for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis registry (COPPAR). BMC Dermatol. 2017 08 16; 17(1):11. PMID: 28814312.
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  42. Khosravi H, Siegel MP, Van Voorhees AS, Merola JF. Treatment of Inverse/Intertriginous Psoriasis: Updated Guidelines from the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Aug 01; 16(8):760-766. PMID: 28809991.
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  43. Perez-Chada LM, Singh S, Callis-Duffin K, Garg A, Gottlieb AB, Latella J, Armstrong AW, Merola JF. International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM) Group 2016 New York Meeting: Meeting Summary and Data from the Psoriasis Working Group. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Aug 01; 16(8):770-777. PMID: 28809992.
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  44. Merola JF, Bleakman AP, Gottlieb AB, Menter A, Naegeli AN, Bissonnette R, Guenther L, Sullivan J, Meeuwis K, See K, Duffin KC. The Static Physician's Global Assessment of Genitalia: A Clinical Outcome Measure for the Severity of Genital Psoriasis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Aug 01; 16(8):793-799. PMID: 28809994.
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  45. Jain A, Correia J, Schweder P, McMahon A, Merola J, Aspoas R. Analysis of Outcomes of Multidisciplinary Management of Gliosarcoma: A Single-Center Study, 2000-2013. World Neurosurg. 2017 Oct; 106:30-36. PMID: 28642179.
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  46. Elman SA, Joyce C, Nyberg F, Furukawa F, Goodfield M, Hasegawa M, Marinovic B, Szepietowski JC, Dutz J, Werth VP, Merola JF. Development of classification criteria for discoid lupus erythematosus: Results of a Delphi exercise. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Aug; 77(2):261-267. PMID: 28606712.
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  47. Husni ME, Merola JF, Davin S. The psychosocial burden of psoriatic arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2017 12; 47(3):351-360. PMID: 28802776.
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  48. Favier G, Gladman DD, Merola JF, Armstrong AW, Boehncke WH, Helliwell PS. Benchmarking Care in Psoriatic Arthritis - The QUANTUM Report: A Report from the GRAPPA 2016 Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol. 2017 05; 44(5):674-678. PMID: 28461523.
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  49. Merola JF, Gottlieb AB. Practical Assessment of Psoriasis Clinical Severity in both Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice Settings: A Report from the GRAPPA 2016 Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol. 2017 05; 44(5):691-692. PMID: 28461528.
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  50. Okhovat JP, Ogdie A, Reddy SM, Rosen CF, Scher JU, Merola JF. Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Clinics Multicenter Advancement Network Consortium (PPACMAN) Survey: Benefits and Challenges of Combined Rheumatology-dermatology Clinics. J Rheumatol. 2017 05; 44(5):693-694. PMID: 28461529.
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  51. Kaskas N, Merola JF, Qureshi AA, Paek SY. Polyphenotypic Psoriasis: A Report from the GRAPPA 2016 Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol. 2017 05; 44(5):695-696. PMID: 28461530.
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  52. Callis Duffin K, Gottlieb AB, Merola JF, Latella J, Garg A, Armstrong AW. Defining Outcome Measures for Psoriasis: The IDEOM Report from the GRAPPA 2016 Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol. 2017 05; 44(5):701-702. PMID: 28461532.
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  53. Menter A, Warren RB, Langley RG, Merola JF, Kerr LN, Dennehy EB, Shrom D, Amato D, Okubo Y, Reich K. Efficacy of ixekizumab compared to etanercept and placebo in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and non-pustular palmoplantar involvement: results from three phase 3 trials (UNCOVER-1, UNCOVER-2 and UNCOVER-3). J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Oct; 31(10):1686-1692. PMID: 28322474.
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  54. Merola JF, Elewski B, Tatulych S, Lan S, Tallman A, Kaur M. Efficacy of tofacitinib for the treatment of nail psoriasis: Two 52-week, randomized, controlled phase 3 studies in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Jul; 77(1):79-87.e1. PMID: 28396102.
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  55. Thorlacius L, Ingram JR, Garg A, Villumsen B, Esmann S, Kirby JS, Gottlieb AB, Merola JF, Dellavalle R, Christensen R, Jemec GB. Protocol for the development of a core domain set for hidradenitis suppurativa trial outcomes. BMJ Open. 2017 02 20; 7(2):e014733. PMID: 28219961.
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  56. Haber JS, Merola JF, Werth VP. Classifying discoid lupus erythematosus: background, gaps, and difficulties. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Mar; 3(1 Suppl):S62-S66. PMID: 28492042.
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  57. Merola JF, Lockshin B, Mody EA. Switching biologics in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2017 08; 47(1):29-37. PMID: 28363434.
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  58. Elman SA, Merola JF, Armstrong AW, Duffin KC, Latella J, Garg A, Gottlieb AB. The International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM) Initiative: A Review and Update. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Feb 01; 16(2):119-124. PMID: 28300853.
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  59. Armstrong AW, Siegel MP, Bagel J, Boh EE, Buell M, Cooper KD, Callis Duffin K, Eichenfield LF, Garg A, Gelfand JM, Gottlieb AB, Koo JY, Korman NJ, Krueger GG, Lebwohl MG, Leonardi CL, Mandelin AM, Menter MA, Merola JF, Pariser DM, Prussick RB, Ryan C, Shah KN, Weinberg JM, Williams MO, Wu JJ, Yamauchi PS, Van Voorhees AS. From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: Treatment targets for plaque psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 76(2):290-298. PMID: 27908543.
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  60. Merola J, Yoo PS, Schaub J, Smith JD, Rodriguez-Davalos MI, Tichy E, Mulligan DC, Asch W, Formica R, Kashgarian M, Kulkarni S. Belatacept and Eculizumab for Treatment of Calcineurin Inhibitor-induced Thrombotic Microangiopathy After Kidney Transplantation: Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2016 Nov; 48(9):3106-3108. PMID: 27932157.
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  61. Kurtzman DJ, Wright NA, Lin J, Femia AN, Merola JF, Patel M, Vleugels RA. Tofacitinib Citrate for Refractory Cutaneous Dermatomyositis: An Alternative Treatment. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 08 01; 152(8):944-5. PMID: 27120749.
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  62. Cohen JM, Halim K, Joyce CJ, Patel M, Qureshi AA, Merola JF. Shedding Light on the "Hidden Psoriasis": A Pilot Study of the Inverse Psoriasis Burden of Disease (IPBOD) Questionnaire. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Aug 01; 15(8):1011-6. PMID: 27538004.
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  63. Elman SA, Ware JH, Gottlieb AB, Merola JF. Adaptive Clinical Trial Design: An Overview and Potential Applications in Dermatology. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 07; 136(7):1325-1329. PMID: 27157773.
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  64. Merola JF, Armstrong AW, Saraiya A, Latella J, Garg A, Callis Duffin K, Gottlieb AB. International Dermatology Outcome Measures Initiative as Applied to Psoriatic Disease Outcomes: An Update. J Rheumatol. 2016 05; 43(5):959-60. PMID: 27134269.
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  65. Paek SY, Thompson JM, Qureshi AA, Merola JF, Husni ME. Comprehensive Assessment of the Psoriasis Patient (CAPP): A Report from the GRAPPA 2015 Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol. 2016 05; 43(5):961-4. PMID: 27134270.
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  66. Greb JE, Merola J, Garg A, Latella J, Howard L, Acharya N, Gottlieb AB. The Psoriatic Disease Payer Advisory Panel. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 May 01; 15(5):641-4. PMID: 27168273.
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  67. Xue Y, Cohen JM, Wright NA, Merola JF. Skin Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Therapy-Induced Cutaneous Side Effects. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Apr; 17(2):147-62. PMID: 26649439.
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  68. Haber JS, Merola JF, Werth VP. Classifying discoid lupus erythematosus: background, gaps, and difficulties. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2016 Mar; 2(1):8-12. PMID: 28491994.
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  69. Elman SA, Nyberg F, Furukawa F, Goodfield M, Hasegawa M, Marinovic B, Szepietowski J, Dutz J, Werth VP, Merola JF. Developing classification criteria for discoid lupus erythematosus: an update from the World Congress of Dermatology 2015 meeting. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2016 Jun; 2(2):44-45. PMID: 28492003.
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  70. Merola JF, Li T, Li WQ, Cho E, Qureshi AA. Prevalence of psoriasis phenotypes among men and women in the USA. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2016 Jul; 41(5):486-9. PMID: 26890045; PMCID: PMC4915990 [Available on 07/01/17].
  71. Song JS, Halim K, Vleugels RA, Merola JF. Dapsone for treatment of erythema nodosum. Dermatol Online J. 2016 Feb 17; 22(2). PMID: 27267197.
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  72. Timerman D, Devlin PM, Nambudiri VE, Wright NA, Vleugels RA, Clark RA, Kupper TS, Merola JF, Patel M. Novel application of high-dose rate brachytherapy for severe, recalcitrant palmoplantar pustulosis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2016 Jul; 41(5):498-501. PMID: 26848819.
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  73. Wright NA, Mazori DR, Patel M, Merola JF, Femia AN, Vleugels RA. Epidemiology and Treatment of Eosinophilic Fasciitis: An Analysis of 63 Patients From 3 Tertiary Care Centers. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Jan; 152(1):97-9. PMID: 26559760.
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  74. Sheu JS, Divito SJ, Enamandram M, Merola JF. Dapsone Therapy for Pustular Psoriasis: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Dermatology. 2016; 232(1):97-101. PMID: 26465742.
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  75. Patel M, Cohen JM, Wright NA, Merola JF, Qureshi AA, Vleugels RA. Epidemiology of concomitant psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS): experience of a tertiary medical center. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Oct; 73(4):701-2. PMID: 26369843.
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  76. Jung DH, Nadol JB, Folkerth RD, Merola JF. Histopathology of the Inner Ear in a Case With Recent Onset of Cogan's Syndrome: Evidence for Vasculitis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Jan; 125(1):20-4. PMID: 26195577.
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  77. Geller BJ, Stone RM, Merola JF, Levy BD, Loscalzo J. CLINICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING. A Man with Fever, Cough, and Rash. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 02; 373(1):74-80. PMID: 26132944.
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  78. Sheu J, Divito SJ, Hoffman EP, Frank NY, Merola JF. Mosaic focal dermal hypoplasia caused by a novel somatic mutation in PORCN detected in affected skin. Br J Dermatol. 2015 Aug; 173(2):568-70. PMID: 25640089.
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  79. Goyal A, Goyal K, Merola JF. Screening and vaccinations in patients requiring systemic immunosuppression: an update for dermatologists. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2015 Jun; 16(3):179-95. PMID: 25854805.
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  80. Cohen JM, Husni ME, Qureshi AA, Merola JF. Psoriatic arthritis: it's as easy as "PSA". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 May; 72(5):905-6. PMID: 25890458.
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  81. Rao DA, Wei K, Merola JF, O'Brien WR, Takvorian SU, Dellaripa PF, Schur PH. Myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (MPO-ANCA) and Proteinase 3-ANCA without Immunofluorescent ANCA Found by Routine Clinical Testing. J Rheumatol. 2015 May; 42(5):847-52. PMID: 25834211.
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  82. Merola JF, Nyberg F, Furukawa F, Goodfield MJ, Hasegawa M, Marinovic B, Szepietowski J, Dutz J, Werth VP. Redefining cutaneous lupus erythematosus: a proposed international consensus approach and results of a preliminary questionnaire. Lupus Sci Med. 2015; 2(1):e000085. PMID: 25861460; PMCID: PMC4379883.
  83. Varada S, Gottlieb AB, Merola JF, Saraiya AR, Tintle SJ. Treatment of coexistent psoriasis and lupus erythematosus. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Feb; 72(2):253-60. PMID: 25486913.
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  84. Gottlieb AB, Levin AA, Armstrong AW, Abernethy A, Duffin KC, Bhushan R, Garg A, Merola JF, Maccarone M, Christensen R. The International Dermatology Outcome Measures Group: formation of patient-centered outcome measures in dermatology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Feb; 72(2):345-8. PMID: 25486914.
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  85. Sheu J, Kattapuram SV, Stankiewicz JM, Merola JF. Eosinophilic fasciitis-like disorder developing in the setting of multiple sclerosis therapy. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 13(9):1144-7. PMID: 25226017.
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  86. Patel M, Liu SW, Qureshi A, Merola JF. The Brigham Scalp Nail Inverse Palmoplantar Psoriasis Composite Index (B-SNIPI): a novel index to measure all non-plaque psoriasis subsets. J Rheumatol. 2014 Jun; 41(6):1230-2. PMID: 24882859.
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  87. Gottlieb AB, Armstrong AW, Christensen R, Garg A, Duffin KC, Boehncke WH, Merola JF, Gladman DD, Mease PJ, Swerlick RA, Rosen CF, Abernethy A. The International Dermatology Outcome Measures initiative as applied to psoriatic disease outcomes: a report from the GRAPPA 2013 meeting. J Rheumatol. 2014 Jun; 41(6):1227-9. PMID: 24882858.
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  88. Takvorian SU, Merola JF, Costenbader KH. Cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2014 May; 23(6):537-44. PMID: 24763538.
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  89. Boehncke WH, Qureshi A, Merola JF, Thaçi D, Krueger GG, Walsh J, Kim N, Gottlieb AB. Diagnosing and treating psoriatic arthritis: an update. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Apr; 170(4):772-86. PMID: 24266754.
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  90. Merola JF, Husni ME, Qureshi AA. Psoriatic arthritis screening tools: study design and methodological challenges. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Apr; 170(4):994-5. PMID: 24400947.
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  91. Merola JF, Han J, Li T, Qureshi AA. No association between vitamin D intake and incident psoriasis among US women. Arch Dermatol Res. 2014 Apr; 306(3):305-7. PMID: 24232773.
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  92. Merola JF, Wu S, Han J, Choi HK, Qureshi AA. Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and risk of gout in US men and women. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Aug; 74(8):1495-500. PMID: 24651620; PMCID: PMC4224633.
  93. Merola JF, Bermas B, Lu B, Karlson EW, Massarotti E, Schur PH, Costenbader KH. Clinical manifestations and survival among adults with (SLE) according to age at diagnosis. Lupus. 2014 Jul; 23(8):778-84. PMID: 24608964; PMCID: PMC4157121.
  94. Eastham AB, Liang CA, Femia AN, Lee TC, Vleugels RA, Merola JF. Lupus erythematosus panniculitis-induced facial atrophy: effective treatment with poly-L-lactic acid and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 69(5):e260-e262. PMID: 24124855.
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  95. Frankel HC, Sharon VR, Vleugels RA, Merola JF, Qureshi AA. Lower-dose thalidomide therapy effectively treats cutaneous lupus erythematosus but is limited by neuropathic toxicity. Int J Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 52(11):1407-9. PMID: 24164159.
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  96. Femia AN, Eastham AB, Lam C, Merola JF, Qureshi AA, Vleugels RA. Intravenous immunoglobulin for refractory cutaneous dermatomyositis: a retrospective analysis from an academic medical center. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Oct; 69(4):654-7. PMID: 24034377.
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  97. Nguyen K, Vleugels RA, Velez NF, Merola JF, Qureshi AA. Psoriasiform reactions to anti-tumor necrosis factor a therapy. J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Oct; 19(7):377-81. PMID: 24048106.
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  98. Merola JF, Husni ME, Qureshi AA. Screening instruments for psoriatic arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2013 Sep; 40(9):1623. PMID: 23997000.
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  99. Merola JF, Prystowsky SD, Iversen C, Gomez-Puerta JA, Norton T, Tsao P, Massarotti E, Schur P, Bermas B, Costenbader KH. Association of discoid lupus erythematosus with other clinical manifestations among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jul; 69(1):19-24. PMID: 23541758; PMCID: PMC3686921.
  100. De Souza A, Strober BE, Merola JF, Oliver S, Franks AG. Apremilast for discoid lupus erythematosus: results of a phase 2, open-label, single-arm, pilot study. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012 Oct; 11(10):1224-6. PMID: 23134988.
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  101. Merola JF, Ghoroghchian PP, Samuels MA, Levy BD, Loscalzo J. Clinical problem-solving. At a loss. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 05; 367(1):67-72. PMID: 22762321.
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  102. Vaidya A, Ghoroghchian PP, Merola JF, Samuels MA. Interactive medical case. At a loss. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jun 14; 366(24):e37. PMID: 22694019.
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  103. Girouard SD, Falk RH, Rennke HG, Merola JF. Hidradenitis suppurativa resulting in systemic amyloid A amyloidosis: a case report and review of the literature. Dermatol Online J. 2012 Jan 15; 18(1):2. PMID: 22301039.
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  104. Merola JF, Chang CA, Sanchez MR, Prystowsky SD. Is chronic cutaneous discoid lupus protective against severe renal disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus? J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Dec; 10(12):1413-20. PMID: 22134565.
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  105. Click J, Gee S, Cortes R, Gedmintas L, Merola JF, Bykerk V, Saveedra A. Levamisole-induced retiform purpura. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Feb; 10(2):217. PMID: 21361080.
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  106. Farley-Loftus R, Mahlberg M, Merola JF, Votava HJ, Meehan S, Stein J, Shupack JL. Generalized discoid lupus erythematosus. Dermatol Online J. 2009 Aug 15; 15(8):18. PMID: 19891926.
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  107. Warycha M, Patel R, Meehan S, Merola JF. Familial benign chronic pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey disease). Dermatol Online J. 2009 Aug 15; 15(8):15. PMID: 19891923.
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  108. Merola JF, Meehan S, Walters RF, Brown L. Exogenous ochronosis. Dermatol Online J. 2008 Oct 15; 14(10):6. PMID: 19061605.
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  109. Bakst R, Merola JF, Franks AG, Sanchez M. Raynaud's phenomenon: pathogenesis and management. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Oct; 59(4):633-53. PMID: 18656283.
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  110. Merola JF, Pulitzer M, Rosenman K, Brownell I. Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease. Dermatol Online J. 2008 May 15; 14(5):8. PMID: 18627744.
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  111. Merola JF, Mengden SJ, Soldano A, Rosenman K. Eruptive xanthomas. Dermatol Online J. 2008 May 15; 14(5):10. PMID: 18627746.
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  112. Hatsell S, Medina L, Merola J, Haltiwanger R, Cowin P. Plakoglobin is O-glycosylated close to the N-terminal destruction box. J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 26; 278(39):37745-52. PMID: 12847106.
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  113. Hodge CJ, Stevens RT, Newman H, Merola J, Chu C. Identification of functioning cortex using cortical optical imaging. Neurosurgery. 1997 Nov; 41(5):1137-44; discussion 1144-5. PMID: 9361069.
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