Position:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division:
Rheumatology
Research Interests:

Dr. Neda Amiri is the director of Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases Clinic (PReDICT) at Mary Pack Arthritis Centre. Her main research interest areas are in the area of pregnancy outcomes in patients with rheumatic diseases, and predictors of adverse pregnancy outcomes in this population.

Affiliations
Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases Clinic, Mary Pack Arthritis Centre
Vancouver General Hospital
St. Paul’s Hospital
Lion’s Gate Hospital
Recent Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications:

• Rebic N, Sayre EC, Zusman EZ, Amiri N, Baldwin C, De Vera MA. Perinatal utilization and discontinuation of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biologics in women with rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based cohort study.Submitted.
• Chew C, Rebić N, Baldwin C, Amiri N, Proulx L; De Vera MA. “r/Thritis”, pregnancy, and parenting: A qualitative descriptive study of Reddit forums to explore information needs and concerns of women with rheumatoid arthritis.Submitted.
• Tsao NW, Hanley GE, Lynd LD, Amiri N, De Vera MA. Risk of congenital anomalies in infants born to women with autoimmune disease using biologics before or during pregnancy: a population-based cohort study. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2019 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print]
• Huang K, Shojania K, Chapman K, Amiri N, Dehghan N, Mezei M. Concurrent inflammatory myopathy and myasthenia gravis with or without thymic pathology: A case series and literature review. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2018 Jun 26. pii: S0049-0172(18)30108-2. [Epub ahead of print]
• Avina-Zubieta A, Mai A, Amiri N, Dehghan N, Tan J, Sayre EC. Risk of myocardial infarction, stroke or both in patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: a population-based study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 May 23. doi: 10.1002/art.39762. [Epub ahead of print]
• Merkeley HL, Hemmett J, Cessford TA, Amiri N, Gellar GS, Baradaran N, Norena M, Wong H, Ayas N, Dodek PM. Multi Pronged strategy to reduce routine-priority blood testing in intensive care unit patients. J Crit Care. 2016;31(1):212-6
• Amiri N, De Vera M, Choi HK, Sayre EC, Avina-Zubieta A. Increased risk of cardiovascular disease in giant cell arteritis: A general population-based study.Rheumatology. 2016;55(1):33-40
• Avina-Zubieta A, Bhole V, Amiri N, Sayre EC, Shojania K, Choi HK. The risk of venous thromboembolism in giant cell arteritis: A population-based study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016;75(1):148-54
• Van Schalkwyk J, Amiri N, Lalji SS, Gardella C, Wald A, Money D. Acceptance of a rapid herpes test in labour: Survey of attitudes of patients and health care providers. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2008;9(30):776-780
• Skoll A, St Louis P, Amiri N, Delisle M, Lalji SS. The evaluation of the fetal fibronectin test for prediction of preterm delivery in symptomatic patients. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2006;3(28):206-213

Awards & Recognition:

Conference Presentations:

• Amiri N, Bandoli G, Johnson D, Chambers C. Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Pregnant Women with Inflammatory Arthritis. American College of Rheumatology Meeting. Washington, DC. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016;68 (suppl 10).
• Amiri N, Bandoli G, Chambers C. Pregnancy Comorbidities and Outcomes in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: A Prospective Cohort Study. American College of Rheumatology Meeting. Washington, DC. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016;68 (suppl 10).
• Amiri N, Etminan M, Lipson R, Thompson D, Rai SK, Avina-Zubieta JA. Use of antibiotics and subsequent risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: A matched case-control study. International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Vienna, Austria. J Rheumatol. 2016
• Amiri N, Etminan M, Lipson R, Thompson D, Rai SK, Avina-Zubieta JA. Use of antibiotics and subsequent risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: A matched case-control study. International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Vienna, Austria. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015;33(Suppl 90):S7
• Amiri N, Dehghan N, Sayre EC, Shojania K, Avina-Zubieta JA. Increased risk of myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accidents after diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A general population-based cohort study. American College of Rheumatology Meeting, Boston, United States. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S821
• Amiri N, Sadatsafavi M, Sayre E, Esdaile J, Avina-Zubieta JA. Increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A general population-based study. American College of Rheumatology Meeting, Boston, United States. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014:66(Suppl 10):S777
• Amiri N, Dehghan N, Sayre EC, Shojania K, Avina-Zubieta JA. Risk of cardiovascular events in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A population based study. Canadian Rheumatology Association Meeting, Whistler, Canada. J Rheumatol. 2013;41(7):1547
• Dehghan N, Amiri N, Sayre EC, Shojania K, Avina-Zubieta JA. Venous thromboembolic events in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A population based study. Canadian Rheumatology Association Meeting, Whistler, Canada. J Rheumatol. 2013;41(7):1546
• Amiri N, Choi H, Sayre E, Shojania K, Avina-Zubieta A. Risk of myocardial infarction in patients with giant cell arteritis: A population-based study. American College of Rheumatology Meeting, San Diego, United States. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2013;65(Suppl 10):S709
• Iosfina I, Merkeley H, Cessford T, Geller G, Amiri N, Baradaran N, Norena M, Ayas N, Dodek PM. Implementation of an on-demand strategy for routine blood testing in ICU patients. American Thoracic Society International Meeting, Philadelphia, United States. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187:A5322