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 Dr. Lehman is the author of many textbook chapters and articles on the care of children and young adults with rheumatic disease.  He practices in New York City.  Click here for more information about Dr. Lehman or the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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    Dr. Tom Lehmans experience and compassion are evident on every page of this book, and they help guide the readerchild, parent, and healthcare professional alike through the world of childhood arthritis.  This book is an absolute gem written with a single goal in mind:  improve the lives of kids with arthritis. -- Jack Klippel, M.D. President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation

 

     Dr. Lehman has given parents and families of children with arthritis the first book that speaks to the parent and child as equals.  His book explains the illnesses, the medications, the lab tests, and the disease course in simple, understandable lay language and givens them valuable insight into how a pediatric rheumatologist thinks.  Bravo!-- Charles Spencer, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Chicago, La Rabida

 

It’s not just growing pains.
A guide to childhood muscle, bone, and joint pain,
rheumatic diseases and the latest treatments

 

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It has always been a frustration trying to answer the many questions I have received from people over the web.  I can’t take the time and give them the detail I would like to.  I have to take care of my patients.  This book is a distillation of my experience answering questions for parents and health professionals over 25 years of practice.  If you want to know about the diseases, the tests, the medications, or how to be sure you are getting the best care– If you are the family member of a child with joint pains, this book will give you the answers.  If you are a general physician, a pediatrician, or a nurse who cares for children with these diseases it will answer many of the questions families ask you, and you can recommend it to them.  It will also answer many of your questions about what shots to give, what precautions to take, and the other questions families, pediatricians, and other health care providers have asked me over the years.

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery has received major funding from the LUPUS Foundation to support a genetic registry for children with systemic lupus erythematosus in the New York City Tri-State Metropolitan area. The purpose of this registry is to gather demographic information and genetic material for analysis. If you have patients who would like to participate please call Dr. Lehman at 212-606-1151.

 

New Onset (<6 months from diagnosis) Juvenile Dermatomyositis National Registry

A diagnosis based national registry of Juvenile Dermatomyositis JDMS patients has been established and collecting data since 1994. The registry is at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL through funding from NIAMS (NIH). The purpose of the registry is to determine prevalence, incidence, the circumstances surrounding the onset of JDMS, the influences that ethnic background may have on the disease course, and to facilitate JDMS research by physicians and scientists across the US. If you know a pediatric patient who has JDMS (diagnosed within the last six months) please consider contacting the registry. A sum of $50 per patient is paid to physicians who provide patients to the registry. Contact Eduardo Mendez, RN, BSN, JDMS Research Nurse, phone 773-880-3333; fax 773-880-4179 or Email: e-mendez@nwu.edu or Lauren Pachman, MD, Primary Investigator 773-880-4360

The National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skind diseases, NIH, has awarded a contract to develop a research registry for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis with the emphasis on multi-case families. If you know of a patient with JRA who has a biologic brother or sister with JRA please contact the registry. A sum of $100 per family is paid to physicians who provide patients to the Registry. For more information contact Edward Giannini, Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH at 1-800-559-7011 or FAX 513-559-5990

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery is dedicated to providing the best possible care for children with the rheumatic diseases. We are always happy to see children in consultation and will attempt to provide you with the best possible information in optimizing their care. If you have a patient you would like to have seen by Dr. Lehman please call 212-606-1151 or fax 212-606-1938. You may also Email Dr. Lehman at goldscout@aol.com

WE ARE ACTIVELY INVESTIGATING NEW THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN WITH SCLERODERMA. IF YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT MAY BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR INCLUSION WHO CAN JOURNEY TO NEW YORK OR SEATTLE FOR EVALUATION PLEASE LET US KNOW.

WE ALSO CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR FAMILIES WITH MULTIPLE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM SLE OR SLE AND ANOTHER COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

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OF INTEREST TO PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGISTS LET ME KNOW

 

Dr. Lehman is the author of many textbook chapters and articles on the care of children and young adults with SLE.  He practices in New York City.  Click here for more information about Dr. Lehman or the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
The Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E 70 St,
New York, NY 10021
212-606-1151, fax 212-606-1938, e-mail goldscout@aol.com

 

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