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Joel A. Block, MD

Joel A. Block, MD
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Specialty:
  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Rheumatology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Research Interests:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage cell biology
Languages Spoken:
  • English
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. Analysis of intrinsic biomechanical factors are needed to identify parameters that may predict benefit from lateral wedge orthotics in medial knee osteoarthritis. Comment on the article by Parkes MJ, et al.
    Goker B, Block JA, Lidtke RH
    Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.
    2014 Mar 17
  2. Osteoarthritis: OA guidelines: improving care or merely codifying practice?
    Block JA
    Nat Rev Rheumatol
    2014 Jun
    10(6):324-6.
  3. The utility of serum aldolase in normal creatine kinase dermatomyositis.
    Mathur T, Manadan AM, Thiagarajan S, Hota B, Block JA
    J Clin Rheumatol
    2014 Jan
    20(1):47-8.
  4. ANCA-associated vasculitis in Hispanic Americans: an unrecognized severity.
    Sreih AG, Mandhadi R, Aldaghlawi F, Khan A, Irshad V, Finn K, Block JA
    Clin. Rheumatol.
    2014 Apr 22
  5. Serum transaminases are frequently elevated at time of diagnosis of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy and normalize with creatine kinase.
    Mathur T, Manadan AM, Thiagarajan S, Hota B, Block JA
    J Clin Rheumatol
    2014 Apr
    20(3):130-2.
  6. Improvement in knee loading after use of specialized footwear for knee osteoarthritis: results of a six-month pilot investigation.
    Shakoor N, Lidtke RH, Wimmer MA, Mikolaitis RA, Foucher KC, Thorp LE, Fogg LF, Block JA.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2013
    2013 May
    65(5):1282-9. doi: 10.1002/art.37896.
  7. Corticosteroid Monotherapy Is Usually Insufficient Treatment for Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy.
    Mathur T, Manadan AM, Thiagarajan S, Hota B, Block JA.
    Am J Ther. 2013
    2013 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Cross-cultural Validation of a Disease-specific Patient-reported Outcome Measure for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Canada.
    Bourré-Tessier J, Clarke AE, Mikolaitis-Preuss RA, Kosinski M, Bernatsky S, Block JA, Jolly M.
    J Rheumatol. 2013
    2013 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Radiocarpal and First Metatarsophalangeal Intraarticular Injection Site Confirmation With Fluoroscopy and Review of Accuracy of Intraarticular Injections.
    Manadan AM, Mushtaq S, Block JA
    Am J Ther
    2013 Jul 17
  10. Tuberculosis infections and tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists.
    Gan J, Manadan AM, Sequiera W, Block JA.
    Am J Ther. 2013
    2013 Jan
    20(1):73-8. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e31820b8846.
  11. Turkish lupusPRO: cross-cultural validation study for lupus.
    Kaya A, Goker B, Cura ES, Tezcan ME, Tufan A, Mercan R, Bitik B, Haznedaroglu S, Ozturk MA, Mikolaitis-Preuss RA, Block JA, Jolly M
    Clin. Rheumatol.
    2013 Aug 11
  12. Validation of the Cutaneous Lupus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) using physician- and patient-assessed health outcome measures.
    Jolly M, Kazmi N, Mikolaitis RA, Sequeira W, Block JA.
    J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012
    2012 Oct 26. doi:pii: S0190-9622(12)00993-0. 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.08.035. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. A brief assessment tool for body image in systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Jolly M, Pickard AS, Sequeira W, Wallace DJ, Solem CT, Mikolaitis RA, Fogg L, Weisman MH, Block JA, Cash TF.
    Body Image. 2012
    2012 Mar
    9(2):279-84. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.11.001. Epub 2011 Dec 8.
  14. Body image in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Jolly M, Pickard AS, Mikolaitis RA, Cornejo J, Sequeira W, Cash TF, Block JA.
    Int J Behav Med. 2012
    2012 Jun
    19(2):157-64. doi: 10.1007/s12529-011-9154-9.
  15. Activity Levels in Healthy Older Adults: Implications for Joint Arthroplasty.
    Thorp LE, Orozco D, Block JA, Sumner DR, Wimmer MA.
    ISRN Orthop. 2012
    2012 Jan 1
    2012. doi:pii: 727950.
  16. Vibratory perception threshold in young and middle-aged patients at high risk of knee osteoarthritis compared to controls.
    Thorlund JB, Shakoor N, Ageberg E, Sandal LF, Block JA, Roos EM.
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012
    2012 Jan
    64(1):144-8. doi: 10.1002/acr.20624.
  17. The relationship of vibratory perception to dynamic joint loading, radiographic severity, and pain in knee osteoarthritis.
    Shakoor N, Lee KJ, Fogg LF, Wimmer MA, Foucher KC, Mikolaitis RA, Block JA.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2012
    2012 Jan
    64(1):181-6. doi: 10.1002/art.30657.
  18. Disease-specific patient reported outcome tools for systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Jolly M, Pickard AS, Block JA, Kumar RB, Mikolaitis RA, Wilke CT, Rodby RA, Fogg L, Sequeira W, Utset TO, Cash TF, Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Nicassio P, Ishimori ML, Kosinsky M, Merrill JT, Weisman MH, Wallace DJ.
    Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2012
    2012 Aug
    42(1):56-65. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.12.005. Epub 2012 Apr 4.
  19. Rheumatologists' quality of care for lupus: comparison study between a university and county hospital.
    Dua AB, Aggarwal R, Mikolaitis RA, Sequeira W, Block JA, Jolly M.
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012
    2012 Aug
    64(8):1261-4. doi: 10.1002/acr.21653.
  20. The role of synovial fluid markers of catabolism and anabolism in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and asymptomatic organ donors.
    Kokebie R, Aggarwal R, Lidder S, Hakimiyan AA, Rueger DC, Block JA, Chubinskaya S.
    Arthritis Res Ther. 2011
    2011 Mar 24
    13(2):R50. doi: 10.1186/ar3293.
  21. Serum free light chains as biomarkers for systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity.
    Aggarwal R, Sequeira W, Kokebie R, Mikolaitis RA, Fogg L, Finnegan A, Plaas A, Block JA, Jolly M.
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011
    2011 Jun
    63(6):891-8. doi: 10.1002/acr.20446.
  22. Serum free light chains as biomarkers for systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity.
    Aggarwal R, Sequeira W, Kokebie R, Mikolaitis RA, Fogg L, Finnegan A, Plaas A, Block JA, Jolly M.
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011
    2011 Jun
    63(6):891-8. doi: 10.1002/acr.20446.
  23. Muscle weakness, afferent sensory dysfunction and exercise in knee osteoarthritis.
    Roos EM, Herzog W, Block JA, Bennell KL.
    Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2011
    2011 Jan
    7(1):57-63. doi: 10.1038/nrrheum.2010.195. Epub 2010 Nov 30. Review.
  24. Asymmetric loading and bone mineral density at the asymptomatic knees of patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis.
    Shakoor N, Dua A, Thorp LE, Mikolaitis RA, Wimmer MA, Foucher KC, Fogg LF, Block JA.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2011
    2011 Dec
    63(12):3853-8. doi: 10.1002/art.30626.
  25. LupusQoL-US benchmarks for US patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Jolly M, Pickard SA, Mikolaitis RA, Rodby RA, Sequeira W, Block JA.
    J Rheumatol. 2010
    2010 Sep
    37(9):1828-33. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.091443. Epub 2010 Aug 17.
  26. Lower limb osteoarthritis: biomechanical alterations and implications for therapy.
    Block JA, Shakoor N.
    Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2010
    2010 Sep
    22(5):544-50. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32833bd81f. Review.
  27. Lower limb osteoarthritis: biomechanical alterations and implications for therapy.
    Block JA, Shakoor N.
    Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2010
    2010 Sep
    22(5):544-50. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32833bd81f. Review.
  28. Pseudo-septic hip arthritis as the presenting symptom of ankylosing spondylitis: a case series and review of the literature.
    Mathur T, Manadan AM, Hota B, Block JA.
    Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2010
    2010 May-Jun
    28(3):416-8. Epub 2010 Jun 23. Review.
  29. Foot center of pressure and medial knee osteoarthritis.
    Lidtke RH, Muehleman C, Kwasny M, Block JA.
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2010
    2010 May-Jun
    100(3):178-84.
  30. Pseudo-septic hip arthritis as the presenting symptom of ankylosing spondylitis: a case series and review of the literature.
    Mathur T, Manadan AM, Hota B, Block JA.
    Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2010
    2010 May-Jun
    28(3):416-8. Epub 2010 Jun 23. Review.
  31. The biomechanical effects of focused muscle training on medial knee loads in OA of the knee: a pilot, proof of concept study
    Thorp LE, Wimmer MA, Foucher KC, Sumner DR, Shakoor N, Block JA
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact
    2010 Jun
    10(2):166-73
  32. Education, zip code-based annualized household income, and health outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Jolly M, Mikolaitis RA, Shakoor N, Fogg LF, Block JA.
    J Rheumatol. 2010
    2010 Jun
    37(6):1150-7. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.090862. Epub 2010 Apr 1.
  33. Effects of common footwear on joint loading in osteoarthritis of the knee.
    Shakoor N, Sengupta M, Foucher KC, Wimmer MA, Fogg LF, Block JA.
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010
    2010 Jul
    62(7):917-23. doi: 10.1002/acr.20165.
  34. The effects of oral glucosamine on joint health: is a change in research approach needed?
    Block JA, Oegema TR, Sandy JD, Plaas A
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage
    2010 Jan
    18(1):5-11
  35. Lupus-specific health outcome measure for US patients: the LupusQoL-US version
    Jolly M, Pickard AS, Wilke C, Mikolaitis RA, Teh LS, McElhone K, Fogg L, Block J
    Ann Rheum Dis
    2010 Jan
    69(1):29-33
  36. Absence of transaminase elevation during concomitant methotrexate and isoniazid therapy.
    Ekochin LH, Manadan AM, Aggarwal R, Sequeira W, Block JA.
    J Rheumatol. 2009
    2009 Sep
    36(9):2127. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.090149. No abstract available.
  37. Safety of etanercept in patients at high risk for mycobacterial tuberculosis infections.
    Aggarwal R, Manadan AM, Poliyedath A, Sequeira W, Block JA.
    J Rheumatol. 2009
    2009 May
    36(5):914-7. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.081041. Epub 2009 Mar 30.
  38. Chordoma and chondrosarcoma gene profile: implications for immunotherapy.
    Schwab JH, Boland PJ, Agaram NP, Socci ND, Guo T, O'Toole GC, Wang X, Ostroumov E, Hunter CJ, Block JA, Doty S, Ferrone S, Healey JH, Antonescu CR.
    Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2009
    2009 Mar
    58(3):339-49. doi: 10.1007/s00262-008-0557-7. Epub 2008 Jul 19.
  39. Psychometric properties of the EuroQol-5D and Short Form-6D in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Aggarwal R, Wilke CT, Pickard AS, Vats V, Mikolaitis R, Fogg L, Block JA, Jolly M.
    J Rheumatol. 2009
    2009 Jun
    36(6):1209-16. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.081022. Epub 2009 Apr 15.
  40. The biomechanics of osteoarthritis: implications for therapy.
    Block JA, Shakoor N.
    Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2009
    2009 Feb
    11(1):15-22. Review.
  41. Pain and radiographic damage in osteoarthritis.
    Pincus T, Block JA.
    BMJ. 2009
    2009 Aug 21
    339:b2802. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2802. No abstract available.
  42. Quantification of the radiographic joint space width of the ankle.
    Goker B, Gonen E, Demirag MD, Block JA.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009
    2009 Aug
    467(8):2083-9. doi: 10.1007/s11999-009-0832-8. Epub 2009 Apr 21.
  43. Effects of specialized footwear on joint loads in osteoarthritis of the knee.
    Shakoor N, Lidtke RH, Sengupta M, Fogg LF, Block JA.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2008
    2008 Sep 15
    59(9):1214-20. doi: 10.1002/art.24017.
  44. Generalized vibratory deficits in osteoarthritis of the hip.
    Shakoor N, Lee KJ, Fogg LF, Block JA.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2008
    2008 Sep 15
    59(9):1237-40. doi: 10.1002/art.24004. Erratum in: Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jan 15;61(1):142.
  45. Patient reported outcomes and analgesia use in osteoarthritis of the knee
    Mody S, Jolly M, Kwasny MJ, Block JA
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage
    2008 Nov
    16(11):1294-9
  46. Pain and its relationship with muscle strength and proprioception in knee OA: results of an 8-week home exercise pilot study
    Shakoor N, Furmanov S, Nelson DE, Li Y, Block JA
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact
    2008 Jan-Mar
    8(1):35-42
  47. Rheumatoid arthritis: beyond tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists, B cell depletion, and T cell blockade.
    Manadan AM, Block JA.
    Am J Ther.
    2008 Jan-Feb
    15(1):53-8
  48. Reduced lower extremity vibratory perception in osteoarthritis of the knee
    Shakoor N, Agrawal A, Block JA
    Arthritis Rheum
    2008 Jan 15
    59(1):117-21
  49. Rheumatoid arthritis: beyond tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists, B cell depletion, and T cell blockade
    Manadan AM, Block JA
    Am J Ther
    2008 Jan-Feb
    15(1):53-8
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