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Floranne Ernste, MD
Rheumatologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

About Floranne Ernste, MD

Floranne Ernste, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She is a rheumatologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she is also an assistant professor of medicine.

Dr. Ernste completed her medical degree at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. She then did her residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Ernste's particular areas of interest are: dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Publications

Articles
1. Colvett KT, Wilson FC, Stanton RA. Atypical presentation of metastatic basal cell carcinoma. South Med J 2004;97:305-7.

2. Wilson FC, Uslan DZ. Delusional parasitosis. Mayo Clin Proc-Clinical Images 2004;79: 1470.

3. Mirzoyev Z, Anavekar N, Wilson F, Uslan D, Baddour L, Mookadam F. Enterococcus avium endocarditis: a case report and review. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2004; 36:876-888.

4. Wilson FC, Tefferi A. Acute lymphocytic leukemia and eosinophilia: a case report and literature review. Leukemia and Lymphoma 2005;46 (7):1045-1050.

5. Wilson FC, Ytterberg S, St Sauver J, Reed A. Epidemiology of sporadic inclusion body myositis and polymyositis in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Journal of Rheumatology, 2008; 35 (3):445-7.

6. Wilson FC, Warrington K. Pneumatosis Intestinalis in Limited Scleroderma. Journal of Rheumatology, 2008;35 (2):352-3.

7. Wilson FC, Icen M, Crowson, CS, McEvoy MT, Gabriel, SE, Kremers HM. Incidence and clinical predictors of psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis: a population-based study. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2009:61(2);233-9.

8. Wilson FC, Icen M, Crowson CS, McEvoy MT, Gabriel SE, Kremers, HM. Time trends in epidemiology and characteristics of psoriatic arthritis over 3 decades: a population-based study. Journal of Rheumatology, 2009;36(2):361-7.

9. Calamia KT, Wilson FC, Icen M, Crowson CS, Gabriel SE, Kremers HM. Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of Behcet's disease in the US: a population-based study. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2009; 61(5):600-4.

10. Mookadam F, Moustafa S, Sun Y, Wilson FC, Mohammed S, Tleyjeh, I, Oh J, Schaff H, Tajik J. Infectious pericarditis: an experience spanning a decade. Acta Cardiologica, 2009;64 (3):297-302.

11. Reed, A, Ernste FC. The inflammatory milieu in idiopathic inflammatory myositis Current Rheumatoly Reports, 11(4):295-301.

12. Ernste FC, Crowson CS, Reed AM. Cancer predictors in dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and amyopathic dermatomyositis: a nested case-control study (submitted Rheumatology (Oxford).

13. Kermani TA, Ernste FC, Bongartz T. A curious case of CPPD presenting with bilateral wrist resorption. (In preparation).

Book Chapters
1. Reed AM, Wilson FC. Juvenile Dermatomyositis. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated March 31, 2009. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1417215-overview.

2. Ernste, FC. Dermatomyositis and the Heart. The American Heart Association (AHA) Clinical Cardiac Consult. Updated September 2009.

3. Ernste, FC. Expanding the treatment options in Gout. Updated January 2010. Available at: http://mayoweb.mayo.edu/im-adm/newsletter/clinically-speaking/clinically-speaking-news.htm - 45k

4. Ernste, FC, Reed, AM. A Colour Handbook of Rheumatology, Juvenile Dermatomyositis. (In preparation).

Abstract Presentations
1. Wilson, FC, Crowson, CS, Michet, CJ, Reed, AM. Can We Predict Cancer in Dermatomyositis or Polymyositis? Presented at American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting, Fellows-in-Training Poster Presentation, October 27, 2008.

2. Wilson, FC, Kremers HM, Icen M, Crowson, CS, Gabriel, SE. Increasing Incidence of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) between 1970 and 2000: A Population-Based Study. Presented at American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting, Fellows-in-Training Poster Presentation. Boston, MA, November 9, 2007. Arthritis Rheum 2007 December; 56(12): 4246.

3. Wilson, FC, Icen M, Crowson, CS, Kremers HM, Gabriel SE, Calamia KT. Incidence and Prevalence of Behçet's Disease in a North American Population. Presented at American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting, Fellows-in-Training Poster Presentation. Boston, MA, November 9, 2007. Arthritis Rheum 2007 December; 56(12): 4256.

4. Wilson, FC, Icen M, Crowson CS, McEvoy MT, Gabriel SE, Kremers HM. Can We Predict Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) in Patients with Psoriasis? Presented at American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting, Fellows-in-Training Poster Presentation. Boston, MA, November 9, 2007. Arthritis Rheum 2007 December; 56(12): 4297.

5. Wilson, FC, Kremers, HM, Icen M, Crowson CS, Gabriel SE. Clinical Characteristics of Incident Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Subjects Ascertained Using the Caspar Criteria. Presented at American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting, Fellows-in-Training Poster Presentation. Boston, MA, November 9, 2007. Arthritis Rheum 2007 December; 56(12): 4298.

6. Sun, Y, Wilson FC, Sinak, L, Zehr K, Tleyjeh I, Shazli M. Microbiologic trends of purulent pericarditis: a single center experience from 1994 to 2004. Presented at: American College of Cardiology 55th Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, GA. March 2006. J Am College Cardiology, 47 (4):90A Suppl.A, Feb. 2006.

7. Wilson, FC, St Sauver JL, Reed AM. The epidemiology of sporadic inclusion body myositis and polymyositis in Olmsted County. Presented at: American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 2005. Arthritis Rheum 52 (9): S312-S313 780 Suppl. S, Sep 2005.

8. Wilson F, Anaveker N, Tan T, Mirzoyev Z. A case of recurrent vertebral compression fractures. Presented at: Midwest Society General Internal Medicine Regional meeting, Chicago, IL. October 2004.

9. Anavekar N, Mirzoyev Z, Wilson F, Tan T. An unusual cause of the signs of Grey-Turner and Cullen. Presented at: Midwest Society General Internal Medicine Regional meeting, Chicago, IL. October 2004.

10. Anavekar N, Mirzoyev Z, Murad H, Wilson F. The locked-in state as presentation of Wegener's granulomatosis. Presented at: American College of Physicians (ACP), MN Chapter. November 2004.

11. Wilson F, Leight S, Loyd S. Does the surgical scrub pattern really matter? Presented at: James H. Quillen College of Medicine 19th Annual Research Forum, Johnson City, TN. April 2003.

 

 

Articles Written by Floranne Ernste, MD

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet Helps Reduce Inflammation

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), what you eat can affect your joint inflammation. Keeping a healthy balance of omega-6 and omega-3 in your diet can help your rheumatoid arthritis. Read this article for rheumatoid arthritis diet tips.

Recent blog posts from Floranne Ernste, MD

August 04, 2011

Anti-inflammatory Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis

"Does what I eat have an effect on my rheumatoid arthritis? I heard about an anti-inflammatory diet that includes eating salmon and dark chocolate and drinking green tea."

March 04, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stress

"I'm 58, and I have a very demanding, high-stress job. I've also had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for a few years. It seems like the more stressed I am, the worse my RA gets. Is there really a connection between stress levels and RA? If so, how can I reduce my stress?"

November 29, 2010

Rheumatoid Arthritis Alternative Treatments

I'm 29, and I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I really don't want to start taking medications since I'm still so young. Recently, I've read that acupuncture and massage help reduce symptoms, but is there anything else I can do at this point to prevent my disease from getting worse?

More from Dr. Ernste's blog "Arthritis Talk"

Articles Reviewed by Floranne Ernste, MD

Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercises

A study looked at if rheumatoid arthritis patients should do high-intensity exercises; read what the researchers discovered.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Stress Management Tip: Vent

With rheumatoid arthritis, you must learn to manage stress (since stress can increase inflammation and arthritis pain). Read this article for one stress management tip: venting your emotions so that they don't build up and have a negative effect on your physical and mental health.

How Stress Affects Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stress can increase the pain of rheumatoid arthritis; read why in this article that explains how your body reacts to stress. For starters, stress can cause more inflammation, a problem with rheumatoid arthritis.

Slideshow Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercises Slideshow

Stretches and Exercises for Joint Health

You need to exercise when you have rheumatoid arthritis, but you have to be careful with your joints. Watch our rheumatoid arthritis exercise slideshow for 8 easy stretches and exercises you can do every day.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Diet

Read about a study that suggests that people with rheumatoid arthritis should monitor their bone health closely. Certain treatments and effects of RA can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis. Learn how to protect your joints and bones by watching your diet.

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