Dr. Sule’s research interest is primarily focused on pediatric lupus. She has established a cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and is studying, using a prospective cohort design, the association of measures of disease activity and damage with clinical outcomes.
In addition, Dr. Sule is pursuing new areas of research in pediatric rheumatology. She is currently studying the effects of diet and exercise on inflammation in pediatric rheumatic diseases. She has an ongoing trial of different exercise techniques in children with juvenile arthritis.
Sule SD, Moodalbail DG, Burnham J, Fivush B, Furth SL. "Predictors of kidney disease in a cohort of pediatric patients with lupus." Lupus. 2015 Feb 12. pii: 0961203315570162. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25680740.
Sule S, Fivush B, Neu A, Furth S. "Increased risk of death in African American patients with end-stage renal disease secondary to lupus." Clin Kidney J. 2014 Feb;7(1):40-4. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sft157. Epub 2014 Jan 2.
Sule S, Fivush B, Neu A, Furth S. "Increased hospitalizations and death in patients with ESRD secondary to lupus." Lupus. 2012 Oct;21(11):1208-13. doi: 10.1177/0961203312451506. Epub 2012 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 22736748.
Sule S, Rosen A, Petri M, Akhter E, Andrade F. "Abnormal production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines by lupus monocytes in response to apoptotic cells." PLoS One. 2011 Mar 14;6(3):e17495. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017495. PubMed PMID: 21423726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3056659.
Sule S, Fivush B, Neu A, Furth S. "Increased risk of death in pediatric and adult patients with ESRD secondary to lupus." Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Jan;26(1):93-8. doi: 10.1007/s00467-010-1640-9. Epub 2010 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 20890767; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2992078.
Tincopa M, Puttgen KB, Sule S, Cohen BA, Gerstenblith MR. "Bullous lupus: an unusual initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus in an adolescent girl." Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 Jul-Aug;27(4):373-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01179.x. PubMed PMID: 20653856.