Prof Rodney Grahame

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Professional background

Rodney Grahame was appointed consultant in rheumatology & rehabilitation at Guy’s Hospital in London in 1969, a position he held until 1997 when he moved to University College London Hospitals as emeritus professor and part/time consultant rheumatologist where he has run a hypermobility clinic ever since.  He is a past editor of ‘Rheumatology’ and has held the Presidency of the British Society for Rheumatology, The British League against Rheumatism (now renamed ARMA), and the Section of Rheumatology & Rehabilitation of the Royal Society of Medicine. From 1987-1995 he was Chairman of the Education and Publications Committee of the International League of Associations of Rheumatology (ILAR).
In 1990 the University of London conferred on him the title of Professor of Clinical Rheumatology. He has been elected to the fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians, the British Society for Rheumatology and the Royal Society of Arts.  In 1998 he was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and he has also been honoured by the national rheumatology societies of France, Russia and the Czech Republic. He is an advisor to the Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA).
In 2004 he was appointed an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and Honorary Professor at University College London in the Department of Medicine. In 2010 he was appointed Afilliate Professor in the Department of Pathology, University of Washington.

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Postural tachycardia syndrome–current experience and concepts.

Mathias CJ, Low DA, Iodice V, Owens AP, Kirbis M,  follow site Grahame R.

Nat Rev Neurol. 2011 Dec 6;8(1):22-34. doi: 10.1038/nrneurol.2011.187. Review.


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Need for a consensus on the methods by which to measure joint mobility and the definition of norms for hypermobility that reflect age, gender and ethnic-dependent variation: is revision of criteria for joint hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type indicated?

Remvig L, Engelbert RH, Berglund B, Bulbena A, Byers PH,  enter Grahame R, Juul-Kristensen B, Lindgren KA, Uitto J, Wekre LL.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2011 Jun;50(6):1169-71. Epub 2011 Apr 10. No abstract available.


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Joint hypermobility syndrome.

Ross J,  Grahame R.

BMJ. 2011 Jan 20;342:c7167. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c7167. No abstract available.


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Joint hypermobility and rectal evacuatory dysfunction: an etiological link in abnormal connective tissue?

Mohammed SD, Lunniss PJ, Zarate N, Farmer AD, Grahame R, Aziz Q, Scott SM.

Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2010 Oct;22(10):1085-e283. Epub 2010 Jul 5.


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Joint hypermobility syndrome pain.

Grahame R.

Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2009 Dec;13(6):427-33. Review.


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The lack of clinical distinction between the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and the joint hypermobility syndrome (a.k.a. hypermobility syndrome).

Tinkle BT, Bird HA, Grahame R, Lavallee M, Levy HP, Sillence D.

Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov;149A(11):2368-70. No abstract available.


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Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms and joint hypermobility: is connective tissue the missing link?

Zarate N, Farmer AD, Grahame R, Mohammed SD, Knowles CH, Scott SM, Aziz Q.

Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2010 Mar;22(3):252-e78. Epub 2009 Oct 15.


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Injury and joint hypermobility syndrome in ballet dancers–a 5-year follow-up.

Briggs J, McCormack M, Hakim AJ, Grahame R.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2009 Dec;48(12):1613-4. Epub 2009 Jul 9. No abstract available.

Hypermobility: an important but often neglected area within rheumatology.

Grahame R.

Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol. 2008 Oct;4(10):522-4. Epub 2008 Sep 2. No abstract available.


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Grahame R, Hakim AJ.

Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2008 Jan;20(1):106-10. Review.


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The need to take a fresh look at criteria for hypermobility.

Grahame R.

J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):664-5. No abstract available.

The genetic basis of the joint hypermobility syndromes.

Malfait F, Hakim AJ, De Paepe A, Grahame R.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2006 May;45(5):502-7. Epub 2006 Jan 17. Review. No abstract available.

Joint hypermobility syndrome in childhood. A not so benign multisystem disorder?

Adib N, Davies K, Grahame R, Woo P, Murray KJ.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2005 Jun;44(6):744-50. Epub 2005 Feb 22.

Local anaesthetic failure in joint hypermobility syndrome.

Hakim AJ, Grahame R, Norris P, Hopper C.

J R Soc Med. 2005 Feb;98(2):84-5. No abstract available.

Joint hypermobility syndromes: the pathophysiologic role of tenascin-X gene defects.

Zweers MC, Hakim AJ, Grahame R, Schalkwijk J.

Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Sep;50(9):2742-9. Review. No abstract available.

The genetic epidemiology of joint hypermobility: a population study of female twins.

Hakim AJ, Cherkas LF, Grahame R, Spector TD, MacGregor AJ.

Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug;50(8):2640-4.

Non-musculoskeletal symptoms in joint hypermobility syndrome. Indirect evidence for autonomic dysfunction?

Hakim AJ, Grahame R.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2004 Sep;43(9):1194-5. No abstract available.

Joint hypermobility.

Hakim A, Grahame R.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2003 Dec;17(6):989-1004. Review.


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Joint laxity and the benign joint hypermobility syndrome in student and professional ballet dancers.

McCormack M, Briggs J, Hakim A, Grahame R.

J Rheumatol. 2004 Jan;31(1):173-8.


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Dysautonomia in the joint hypermobility syndrome.

Gazit Y, Nahir AM, Grahame R, Jacob G.

Am J Med. 2003 Jul;115(1):33-40.


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