Sharon L. Kolasinski

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Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Penn Musculoskeletal Center
3737 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2789
BA (Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1978.
MRP (Regional Planning)
University of Pennsylvania, 1981.
MD (Medicine)
New York University School of Medicine, 1985.
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Description of Research Expertise

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Description of Clinical Expertise

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Description of Other Expertise

Medical Education

Selected Publications

Basnyat S, Kolasinski SL: Ayurvedic Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Current Rheumatology Reports 16(8): 435, August 2014.

Kolasinski SL. : Food, Drink and Herbs: Alternative Therapies for Gout. Current Rheumatology Reports 16(4): 409, April 2014.

Oddis CV, Reed AM, Aggarwal R, Rider LG, Ascherman DP, Levesque MC, Barohn RJ, Feldman BM, Harris-Love MO, Koontz DC, Fertig N, Kelley SS, Pryber SL, Miller FW, Rockette HE: Rituximab in Myositis (RIM) Study Group: Rituximab in the treatment of refractory adult and juvenile dermatomyositis and adult polymyositis: A randomized, placebo-phase trial. Arthritis Rheum 65(2): 314-324, 2013.

Han BK, RBhatia, Traisak P, Milcarek B, Hunter K, Schorr C, Kolasinski SL: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients with Infection Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit had a Higher Mortality but their White Blood Cell (WBC) Count was not Different Compared To SLE Patients with Non-Infectious Causes. Presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Meeting, Madrid, Spain, June 2013. 2013 Notes: oral.

Yachoui R, Kolasinski SL and Feinstein D: Mycoplasma pneumoniae with atypical Stevens-Johnson syndrome: A diagnostic challenge. Case Rep Infect Dis 2013: 457161, 2013.

Yachoui R, Kolasinski SL, Han BK: Intractable vomiting as the initial presentation of lupus-related neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. J Clin Rheum 19(3): 154-55, 2013.

Han K, Traisak P, Bhatia R, Milcarek B, Hunter K, Schorr C, Eid H, Feinstein D, Cronin P, Kolasinski S: Clinical presentations and outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Lupus 22(7): 690-6, 2013.

Yachoui R, Han BK, Kolasinski SL. : Posterior spondylitis of costovertebral joints in a patient with psoriatic arthritis. J Clin Rheum 18(8): 450, December 2012.

Aggarwal R, Bandos A, Reed AM, Ascherman DP, Barohn RJ, Feldman BM, Miller FW, Rider LG, Harris-Love MO, Levesque MC; the RIM Study Group, Oddis CV: Predictors of clinical improvement in rituximab-treated refractory adult and juvenile dermatomyositis and adult polymyositis. Arthritis Rheum Nov 2012 Notes: doi: 10.1002/art.38270 [Epub ahead of print]

Wang TY, Serletti JM, Kolasinski S, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC: A review of 32 free flaps in patients with collagen vascular disorders. Plast Reconstr Surg 129(3): 421e-427e, 2012.

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