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Dr. Jabs discusses uveitis in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
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American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, Johns Hopkins University
Internship, Internal Medicine
New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr
Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Residency, Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Douglas A. Jabs, M.D., M.B.A has held funding from the National Eye Institute since 1986, including both clinical and bench research activities. He is the chairman of the Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA) Research Group, a multicenter clinical trials and epidemiology program, which has been in existence since 1988, has conducted five randomized clinical trials on the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis and now chairs an ongoing multicenter, prospective, cohort study of patients with AIDS for ocular complications and visual outcomes. He also is chairman of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial, which is a multicenter, randomized clinical trial on the treatment of severe uveitis. His other research interests include the immunopathogenesis of autoimmune ocular disease, the epidemiology, molecular biology and clinical consequences of resistant cytomegalovirus among patients being treated for cytomegalovirus retinitis, and the treatment of uveitis. He has authored or coauthored over 200 publications and 44 book chapters. His areas of expertise include the treatment of uveitis and other ophthalmic inflammatory disorders, the ocular complications of autoimmune disease, immune deficiency and immune suppression, and cytomegalovirus retinitis.
Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial
The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial is proposed, which will compare the fluocinoline acetonide implant to “standard therapy” for the treatment of patients with severe, vision-threatening intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis. Patients with active uveitis will ...
Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS
The Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA) Research Group is composed of 19 clinical centers, a Chairman's Office, a Coordinating Center, and a Fundus Photography Reading Center. SOCA is currently engaged in the conduct of the Longitudinal Studies of Ocular Complications ...
Jabs DA. AIDS and ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol 2008; 126: 1143-1146.
Jabs DA, Prendergast RA, Campbell AL, Lee B, Akpek EK, Gerard HC. Autoimmune Th2-mediated dacryoadenitis in MRL/MpJ mice becomes Th1-mediated in IL-4 deficient MRL/MpJ mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2007; 48: 5624-5629.
Jabs DA, Martin BK, Ricks MO, Forman MS. for the Cytomegalovirus Retinitis and Viral Resistance Study Group. Detection of ganciclovir resistance in patients with AIDS and cytomegalovirus retinitis: correlation of genotypic methods with viral phenotype and clinical outcome. J Infect Dis 2006; 193: 1728-1737.
The Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) Working Group . Standardization of uveitis nomenclature for reporting clinical data. Results of the first international workshop. Am J Ophthalmol 2005; 140: 509-516.
Jabs DA. Improving the reporting of clinical case series. Am J Ophthalmol 2005; 139: 900-905.
Jabs DA, Holbrook JT, Van Natta ML, Clark R, Jacobson MA, Kempen JH, Murphy RL. for the Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. Risk factors for mortality in patients with AIDS in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Ophthalmology 2005; 112: 771-779.
Jabs DA, Van Natta ML, Thorne JE, Weinberg DV, Meredith TA, Kuppermann BD, Sepkowitz K, Li HK. for the Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. Course of cytomegalovirus retinitis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: 1. Retinitis progression. Ophthalmology 2004; 111: 2224-2231.
Jabs DA, Mudun A, Dunn JP, Marsh MJ. Episcleritis and scleritis: clinical features and treatment results. Am J Ophthalmol 2000; 130: 469-476.
Jabs DA, Rosenbaum JT, Foster CS, Holland GN, Jaffe JG, Louie JS, Nussenblatt RB, Stiehm RE, Tessler H, Van Gelder RN, Whitcup SM, Yocum D. Guidelines for the use of immunosuppressive drugs in patients with ocular inflammatory disorders: recommendations of an expert panel. Am J Ophthalmol 2000; 130: 492-513.
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