In Memoriam

H. Ralph Schumacher

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Staff Member, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of PA, Philadelphia, PA
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-4244
Fax: 215-823-6032
Ursinus College, 1955.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 1959.
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Description of Research Expertise

Synovial fluid studies & evaluation. Gout & crystal induced inflammation.Pathology of the Synovial Membrane. Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis. Patient education.

Selected Publications

Taylor WJ, Redden D, Dalbeth N, Schumacher HR, Edwards NL, Simon LS, John MR, Essex MN, Watson DJ, Evans R, Rome K, Singh JA: Application of the OMERACT Filter to Measures of Core Outcome Domains in Recent Clinical Studies of Acute Gout. J Rheumatol Page: epub ahead of print, 2014.

Pessler F, Ogdie AR, Mayer CT, Kretzschmar WW, Dai L, Elsaman AM, Einhorn E, Krenn V, Schumacher HR: Amyloid arthropathy associated with multiple myeloma: polyarthritis without synovial infiltration of CD20+ or CD38+ cells. Amyloid Page: epub ahead of print, Nov. 2013.

Li Q-H, Dai L, Li Z-X, Liu H-J, Zou C-J,Ou-Zhang X, Lu M, Li T, Li Y-H, Mo Y-Q, Schumacher HR: Questionnaire survey evaluating disease-related knowledge for 149 primary gout patients and 184 doctors in South China. Clin Rheumatol. 32(11): 1633-40, Nov. 2013.

Rhee RL, Von Feldt JM, Schumacher HR, Merkel P.: Readability and suitability assessment of patient education materials in rheumatic diseases. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). May 17, 2013 [Epub ahead of print] 2013 Oct;65(10):1702-6. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65(10): 1702-6, Oct 2013.

Dalbeth N, Fransen J, Jansen TL, Neogi T, Schumacher HR, Taylor WJ: New classification criteria for gout: a framework for progress. Rheumatology (Oxford) 52(10): 1748-53, Oct. 2013.

Della Beffa, C, Slansky E, Pommerenke C, Klawonn F, Li J, Dai L, Schumacher, HR, Pessler F.: The relative composition of the inflammatory infiltrate as an additional tool for synovial tissue classification. PLoS One 8(8): e72494, Aug. 2013.

Schumacher HR, Pullman-Mooar S, Gupta SR, Dinnella JE, Kim R, McHugh MP: Randomized double-blind crossover study of the efficacy of a tart juice blend in treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 21(8): 1035-41, Aug. 2013.

Mitha E, Schumacher HR, Fouche L, Luo S-F, Weinstein SP, Yancopoulos GD, Wang J, King-Davis S, Evans RR.: Rilonacept for gout flare prevention during initiation of uric acid-lowering therapy: results from the PRESURGE-2 international, phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Rheumatology (Oxford) 52(7): 1285-92, Jul. 2013.

Robinson PC, Schumacher HR: A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the characteristics of gout patient education resources. Clin Rheumatol. 32(6): 771-8, Jun. 2013.

Terteltaub RA, Schumacher HR, Carter JD, Baraf HS, Evans RR, Wang J, King-Davis S, Weinstein SP. : Rilonacept in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis: a randomized, controlled clinical trial using indomethacin as the active comparator. Arthritis Res Ther 15: R25, Feb. 2013.

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Last updated: 02/05/2014
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