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Charles A Birbara MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
Address26 Queen Street
Worcester MA 01610
Phone508-799-2674
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionRheumatology


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    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesABBiology
    McGill University, Montreal, QC, CanadaMDMedicine

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    1. Gladman DD, Kavanaugh A, Gómez-Reino JJ, Wollenhaupt J, Cutolo M, Schett G, Lespessailles E, Guerette B, Delev N, Teng L, Edwards CJ, Birbara CA, Mease PJ. Therapeutic benefit of apremilast on enthesitis and dactylitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis: a pooled analysis of the PALACE 1-3 studies. RMD Open. 2018; 4(1):e000669. PMID: 30018799.
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    2. Gottlieb AB, Papp KA, Birbara CA, Shuler CL, Burge R, Erickson J, Kerr L, Mease PJ. The Effect of Psoriatic Arthritis on Ixekizumab Clinical Outcomes in Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis Patients: A Post Hoc Analysis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar 17. PMID: 29559395.
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    3. Birbara C, Dabezies EJ, Burr AM, Fountaine RJ, Smith MD, Brown MT, West CR, Arends RH, Verburg KM. Safety and efficacy of subcutaneous tanezumab in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis. J Pain Res. 2018; 11:151-164. PMID: 29386912.
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    4. Edwards CJ, Blanco FJ, Crowley J, Birbara CA, Jaworski J, Aelion J, Stevens RM, Vessey A, Zhan X, Bird P. Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, in patients with psoriatic arthritis and current skin involvement: a phase III, randomised, controlled trial (PALACE 3). Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Jun; 75(6):1065-73. PMID: 26792812.
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    5. Furst DE, Kavanaugh A, Florentinus S, Kupper H, Karunaratne M, Birbara CA. Final 10-year effectiveness and safety results from study DE020: adalimumab treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and an inadequate response to standard therapy. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Dec; 54(12):2188-97. PMID: 26199453.
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    6. Housman L, Arden N, Schnitzer TJ, Birbara C, Conrozier T, Skrepnik N, Wei N, Bockow B, Waddell D, Tahir H, Hammond A, Goupille P, Sanson BJ, Elkins C, Bailleul F. Intra-articular hylastan versus steroid for knee osteoarthritis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Jul; 22(7):1684-92. PMID: 23417236.
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    7. Doyle MK, Rahman MU, Frederick B, Birbara CA, de Vries D, Toedter G, Wu X, Chen D, Ranganath VK, Westerman ME, Furst DE. Effects of subcutaneous and intravenous golimumab on inflammatory biomarkers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results of a phase 1, randomized, open-label trial. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Jul; 52(7):1214-9. PMID: 23418046.
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    8. Katz N, Borenstein DG, Birbara C, Bramson C, Nemeth MA, Smith MD, Brown MT. Efficacy and safety of tanezumab in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Pain. 2011 Oct; 152(10):2248-58. PMID: 21696889.
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    9. Lane NE, Schnitzer TJ, Birbara CA, Mokhtarani M, Shelton DL, Smith MD, Brown MT. Tanezumab for the treatment of pain from osteoarthritis of the knee. N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 14; 363(16):1521-31. PMID: 20942668.
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    10. Kaine JL, Kivitz AJ, Birbara C, Luo AY. Immune responses following administration of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving adalimumab. J Rheumatol. 2007 Feb; 34(2):272-9. PMID: 17304653.
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    11. Emery P, Kosinski M, Li T, Martin M, Williams GR, Becker JC, Blaisdell B, Ware JE, Birbara C, Russell AS. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patients with abatacept and methotrexate significantly improved health-related quality of life. J Rheumatol. 2006 Apr; 33(4):681-9. PMID: 16568505.
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    12. Genovese MC, Becker JC, Schiff M, Luggen M, Sherrer Y, Kremer J, Birbara C, Box J, Natarajan K, Nuamah I, Li T, Aranda R, Hagerty DT, Dougados M. Abatacept for rheumatoid arthritis refractory to tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibition. N Engl J Med. 2005 Sep 15; 353(11):1114-23. PMID: 16162882.
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    13. Ollendorf DA, Massarotti E, Birbara C, Burgess SM. Frequency, predictors, and economic impact of upward dose adjustment of infliximab in managed care patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Manag Care Pharm. 2005 Jun; 11(5):383-93. PMID: 15934797.
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    14. Furst DE, Schiff MH, Fleischmann RM, Strand V, Birbara CA, Compagnone D, Fischkoff SA, Chartash EK. Adalimumab, a fully human anti tumor necrosis factor-alpha monoclonal antibody, and concomitant standard antirheumatic therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: results of STAR (Safety Trial of Adalimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis). J Rheumatol. 2003 Dec; 30(12):2563-71. PMID: 14719195.
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    15. Birbara CA, Puopolo AD, Munoz DR, Sheldon EA, Mangione A, Bohidar NR, Geba GP. Treatment of chronic low back pain with etoricoxib, a new cyclo-oxygenase-2 selective inhibitor: improvement in pain and disability--a randomized, placebo-controlled, 3-month trial. J Pain. 2003 Aug; 4(6):307-15. PMID: 14622687.
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    16. Weinblatt ME, Keystone EC, Furst DE, Moreland LW, Weisman MH, Birbara CA, Teoh LA, Fischkoff SA, Chartash EK. Adalimumab, a fully human anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in patients taking concomitant methotrexate: the ARMADA trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Jan; 48(1):35-45. PMID: 12528101.
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