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The effect of alignment on knee osteoarthritis initiation and progression differs based on anterior cruciate ligament status: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Robbins SM, Raymond N, Abram F, Pelletier JP, Martel-Pelletier J.

Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Sep 2. doi: 10.1007/s10067-019-04759-z. [Epub ahead of print]


[Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia after transrectal prostate biopsy: An argument for selective antibiotic prophylaxis?]

Roger PM, Lesselingue D, Ferré A, Abram F.

Med Mal Infect. 2019 Aug 12. pii: S0399-077X(18)30940-5. doi: 10.1016/j.medmal.2019.07.008. [Epub ahead of print] French. No abstract available.


Association between metformin use and disease progression in obese people with knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative-a prospective cohort study.

Wang Y, Hussain SM, Wluka AE, Lim YZ, Abram F, Pelletier JP, Martel-Pelletier J, Cicuttini FM.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 May 24;21(1):127. doi: 10.1186/s13075-019-1915-x.


The ratio adipsin/MCP-1 is strongly associated with structural changes and CRP/MCP-1 with symptoms in obese knee osteoarthritis subjects: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Martel-Pelletier J, Tardif G, Rousseau Trépanier J, Abram F, Dorais M, Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Aug;27(8):1163-1173. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.04.016. Epub 2019 May 16.


Associations of joint line tenderness and patellofemoral grind with long-term knee joint outcomes: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Wang Y, Teichtahl AJ, Wluka AE, Pelletier JP, Abram F, Martel-Pelletier J, Cicuttini FM.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Apr 22. doi: 10.1002/acr.23906. [Epub ahead of print]


Editorial: Using Genomics, Metagenomics and Other "Omics" to Assess Valuable Microbial Ecosystem Services and Novel Biotechnological Applications.

Marco DE, Abram F.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Feb 12;10:151. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00151. eCollection 2019. No abstract available.


Relationship between alignment and cartilage thickness in patients with non-traumatic and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis.

Robbins SM, Abram F, Boily M, Pelletier JP, Martel-Pelletier J.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Apr;27(4):630-637. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.01.002. Epub 2019 Jan 14.


A robust, cost-effective method for DNA, RNA and protein co-extraction from soil, other complex microbiomes and pure cultures.

Thorn CE, Bergesch C, Joyce A, Sambrano G, McDonnell K, Brennan F, Heyer R, Benndorf D, Abram F.

Mol Ecol Resour. 2019 Mar;19(2):439-455. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12979.


Knee pain as a predictor of structural progression over 4 years: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a prospective cohort study.

Wang Y, Teichtahl AJ, Abram F, Hussain SM, Pelletier JP, Cicuttini FM, Martel-Pelletier J.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2018 Nov 6;20(1):250. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1751-4.


Knee effusion volume assessed by magnetic resonance imaging and progression of knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Wang Y, Teichtahl AJ, Pelletier JP, Abram F, Wluka AE, Hussain SM, Martel-Pelletier J, Cicuttini FM.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Feb 1;58(2):246-253. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key274.


Absence of Curli in Soil-Persistent Escherichia coli Is Mediated by a C-di-GMP Signaling Defect and Suggests Evidence of Biofilm-Independent Niche Specialization.

Somorin YM, Vollmerhausen T, Waters N, Pritchard L, Abram F, Brennan F, O'Byrne C.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Jun 22;9:1340. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01340. eCollection 2018.


Reproducible, high-yielding, biological caproate production from food waste using a single-phase anaerobic reactor system.

Nzeteu CO, Trego AC, Abram F, O'Flaherty V.

Biotechnol Biofuels. 2018 Apr 11;11:108. doi: 10.1186/s13068-018-1101-4. eCollection 2018.


Linking Microbial Community Structure and Function During the Acidified Anaerobic Digestion of Grass.

Joyce A, Ijaz UZ, Nzeteu C, Vaughan A, Shirran SL, Botting CH, Quince C, O'Flaherty V, Abram F.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Mar 21;9:540. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00540. eCollection 2018.


riboSeed: leveraging prokaryotic genomic architecture to assemble across ribosomal regions.

Waters NR, Abram F, Brennan F, Holmes A, Pritchard L.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jun 20;46(11):e68. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky212.


Exploring determinants predicting response to intra-articular hyaluronic acid treatment in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: 9-year follow-up data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Pelletier JP, Raynauld JP, Abram F, Dorais M, Delorme P, Martel-Pelletier J.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2018 Mar 1;20(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1538-7.


Roles for RpoS in survival of Escherichia coli during protozoan predation and in reduced moisture conditions highlight its importance in soil environments.

Somorin Y, Bouchard G, Gallagher J, Abram F, Brennan F, O'Byrne C.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2017 Oct 16;364(19). doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnx198.


Levels of serum biomarkers from a two-year multicentre trial are associated with treatment response on knee osteoarthritis cartilage loss as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging: an exploratory study.

Martel-Pelletier J, Raynauld JP, Mineau F, Abram F, Paiement P, Delorme P, Pelletier JP.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 Jul 20;19(1):169. doi: 10.1186/s13075-017-1377-y.



Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP, Martel-Pelletier J, Abram F, Dodin P, Delorme P.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jan;70(1):168. doi: 10.1002/acr.23312. Epub 2017 Dec 7. No abstract available.


Stabilisation of spent mushroom substrate for application as a plant growth-promoting organic amendment.

Paula FS, Tatti E, Abram F, Wilson J, O'Flaherty V.

J Environ Manage. 2017 Jul 1;196:476-486. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.03.038. Epub 2017 Mar 24.


Bone curvature changes can predict the impact of treatment on cartilage volume loss in knee osteoarthritis: data from a 2-year clinical trial.

Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP, Delorme P, Dodin P, Abram F, Martel-Pelletier J.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017 Jun 1;56(6):989-998. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kew504.


Meniscal extrusion and bone marrow lesions are associated with incident and progressive knee osteoarthritis.

Teichtahl AJ, Cicuttini FM, Abram F, Wang Y, Pelletier JP, Dodin P, Martel-Pelletier J.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Jul;25(7):1076-1083. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2017.02.792. Epub 2017 Feb 13.


Chondroitin sulfate efficacy versus celecoxib on knee osteoarthritis structural changes using magnetic resonance imaging: a 2-year multicentre exploratory study.

Pelletier JP, Raynauld JP, Beaulieu AD, Bessette L, Morin F, de Brum-Fernandes AJ, Delorme P, Dorais M, Paiement P, Abram F, Martel-Pelletier J.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Nov 3;18(1):256.


Comparative proteomics implicates a role for multiple secretion systems in electrode-respiring Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms.

Kavanagh P, Botting CH, Jana PS, Leech D, Abram F.

J Proteome Res. 2016;15(12):4135-4145. Epub 2016 Oct 10.


Agricultural anaerobic digestion power plants in Ireland and Germany: policy and practice.

Auer A, Vande Burgt NH, Abram F, Barry G, Fenton O, Markey BK, Nolan S, Richards K, Bolton D, De Waal T, Gordon SV, O'Flaherty V, Whyte P, Zintl A.

J Sci Food Agric. 2017 Feb;97(3):719-723. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8005. Epub 2016 Sep 28.


The General Stress Response Is Conserved in Long-Term Soil-Persistent Strains of Escherichia coli.

Somorin Y, Abram F, Brennan F, O'Byrne C.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Jul 15;82(15):4628-4640. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01175-16. Print 2016 Aug 1.


Long-Term Effects of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate on the Progression of Structural Changes in Knee Osteoarthritis: Six-Year Followup Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP, Abram F, Dodin P, Delorme P, Martel-Pelletier J.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Oct;68(10):1560-6. doi: 10.1002/acr.22866. Epub 2016 Sep 16.


Change in knee structure and change in tibiofemoral joint space width: a five year longitudinal population-based study.

Hall J, Laslett LL, Martel-Pelletier J, Pelletier JP, Abram F, Ding CH, Cicuttini FM, Jones G.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jan 14;17:25. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-0879-0.


The levels of the adipokines adipsin and leptin are associated with knee osteoarthritis progression as assessed by MRI and incidence of total knee replacement in symptomatic osteoarthritis patients: a post hoc analysis.

Martel-Pelletier J, Raynauld JP, Dorais M, Abram F, Pelletier JP.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Apr;55(4):680-8. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev408. Epub 2015 Dec 11.


Functional responses and adaptation of mesophilic microbial communities to psychrophilic anaerobic digestion.

Gunnigle E, Nielsen JL, Fuszard M, Botting CH, Sheahan J, O'Flaherty V, Abram F.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2015 Dec;91(12). pii: fiv132. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv132. Epub 2015 Oct 26.


Impact of disease treatments on the progression of knee osteoarthritis structural changes related to meniscal extrusion: Data from the OAI progression cohort.

Roubille C, Martel-Pelletier J, Abram F, Dorais M, Delorme P, Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP.

Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2015 Dec;45(3):257-67. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2015.05.001. Epub 2015 May 15.


Meniscal extrusion promotes knee osteoarthritis structural progression: protective effect of strontium ranelate treatment in a phase III clinical trial.

Roubille C, Martel-Pelletier J, Raynauld JP, Abram F, Dorais M, Delorme P, Pelletier JP.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2015 Mar 23;17:82. doi: 10.1186/s13075-015-0579-4.


Low-temperature anaerobic digestion is associated with differential methanogenic protein expression.

Gunnigle E, Siggins A, Botting CH, Fuszard M, O'Flaherty V, Abram F.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2015 May;362(10). pii: fnv059. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnv059. Epub 2015 Apr 9.


Response to: 'Concerns about report suggesting glucosamine and chondroitin protect against cartilage loss' by Felson.

Martel-Pelletier J, Roubille C, Abram F, Hochberg M, Dorais M, Delorme P, Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Aug;74(8):e39. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-207491. Epub 2015 Apr 1. No abstract available.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Assessed Vastus Medialis Muscle Fat Content and Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis Progression: Relevance From a Clinical Trial.

Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP, Roubille C, Dorais M, Abram F, Li W, Wang Y, Fairley J, Cicuttini FM, Martel-Pelletier J.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Oct;67(10):1406-15. doi: 10.1002/acr.22590.


Systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning.

Abram F.

Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 2014 Dec 3;13:24-32. doi: 10.1016/j.csbj.2014.11.009. eCollection 2015. Review.


The presence of meniscal lesions is a strong predictor of neuropathic pain in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional pilot study.

Roubille C, Raynauld JP, Abram F, Paiement P, Dorais M, Delorme P, Bessette L, Beaulieu AD, Martel-Pelletier J, Pelletier JP.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2014 Dec 14;16(6):507. doi: 10.1186/s13075-014-0507-z.


Adhesive proteins of stalked and acorn barnacles display homology with low sequence similarities.

Jonker JL, Abram F, Pires E, Varela Coelho A, Grunwald I, Power AM.

PLoS One. 2014 Oct 8;9(10):e108902. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108902. eCollection 2014.


First-line analysis of the effects of treatment on progression of structural changes in knee osteoarthritis over 24 months: data from the osteoarthritis initiative progression cohort.

Martel-Pelletier J, Roubille C, Abram F, Hochberg MC, Dorais M, Delorme P, Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Mar;74(3):547-56. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-203906. Epub 2013 Dec 13.


Disease-modifying effect of strontium ranelate in a subset of patients from the Phase III knee osteoarthritis study SEKOIA using quantitative MRI: reduction in bone marrow lesions protects against cartilage loss.

Pelletier JP, Roubille C, Raynauld JP, Abram F, Dorais M, Delorme P, Martel-Pelletier J.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Feb;74(2):422-9. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-203989. Epub 2013 Dec 2.


Total Knee Replacement as a Knee Osteoarthritis Outcome: Predictors Derived from a 4-Year Long-Term Observation following a Randomized Clinical Trial Using Chondroitin Sulfate.

Raynauld JP, Martel-Pelletier J, Dorais M, Haraoui B, Choquette D, Abram F, Beaulieu A, Bessette L, Morin F, Wildi LM, Pelletier JP.

Cartilage. 2013 Jul;4(3):219-26. doi: 10.1177/1947603513483547.


A functional approach to uncover the low-temperature adaptation strategies of the archaeon Methanosarcina barkeri.

Gunnigle E, McCay P, Fuszard M, Botting CH, Abram F, O'Flaherty V.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jul;79(14):4210-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03787-12. Epub 2013 May 3.


Impact of trichloroethylene exposure on the microbial diversity and protein expression in anaerobic granular biomass at 37°C and 15°C.

Siggins A, Enright AM, Abram F, Botting C, O'Flaherty V.

Archaea. 2012;2012:940159. doi: 10.1155/2012/940159. Epub 2012 Nov 8.


Assessment of cartilage changes over time in knee osteoarthritis disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug trials using semiquantitative and quantitative methods: pros and cons.

Wildi LM, Martel-Pelletier J, Abram F, Moser T, Raynauld JP, Pelletier JP.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 May;65(5):686-94. doi: 10.1002/acr.21890.


Insights into the low-temperature adaptation and nutritional flexibility of a soil-persistent Escherichia coli.

Brennan FP, Grant J, Botting CH, O'Flaherty V, Richards KG, Abram F.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2013 Apr;84(1):75-85. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12038. Epub 2012 Nov 27.


Exploring mixed microbial community functioning: recent advances in metaproteomics.

Siggins A, Gunnigle E, Abram F.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2012 May;80(2):265-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01284.x. Epub 2012 Jan 16. Review.


A fully automated human knee 3D MRI bone segmentation using the ray casting technique.

Dodin P, Martel-Pelletier J, Pelletier JP, Abram F.

Med Biol Eng Comput. 2011 Dec;49(12):1413-24. doi: 10.1007/s11517-011-0838-8. Epub 2011 Oct 29.


The associations between parity, other reproductive factors and cartilage in women aged 50-80 years.

Wei S, Venn A, Ding C, Martel-Pelletier J, Pelletier JP, Abram F, Cicuttini F, Jones G.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Nov;19(11):1307-13. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2011.07.020. Epub 2011 Aug 16.


Risk factors predictive of joint replacement in a 2-year multicentre clinical trial in knee osteoarthritis using MRI: results from over 6 years of observation.

Raynauld JP, Martel-Pelletier J, Haraoui B, Choquette D, Dorais M, Wildi LM, Abram F, Pelletier JP; Canadian Licofelone Study Group.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2011 Aug;70(8):1382-8. doi: 10.1136/ard.2010.146407. Epub 2011 May 8.


A metaproteomic approach gives functional insights into anaerobic digestion.

Abram F, Enright AM, O'Reilly J, Botting CH, Collins G, O'Flaherty V.

J Appl Microbiol. 2011 Jun;110(6):1550-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.05011.x. Epub 2011 Apr 27.


Chondroitin sulphate reduces both cartilage volume loss and bone marrow lesions in knee osteoarthritis patients starting as early as 6 months after initiation of therapy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study using MRI.

Wildi LM, Raynauld JP, Martel-Pelletier J, Beaulieu A, Bessette L, Morin F, Abram F, Dorais M, Pelletier JP.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2011 Jun;70(6):982-9. doi: 10.1136/ard.2010.140848. Epub 2011 Mar 1.

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