Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative
Campus mail 300 N Duke St, Carmichael Building Room 15-205, Durham, NC 27701-2047
Phone (919) 681-6652
Email address kraus004@duke.edu

My special area of expertise is as a clinician scientist investigating osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease in man and its incidence increases with age. It is a problem of increasing concern to the medical community due to the increasing longevity of the population. Trained as a molecular biologist and a Rheumatologist, I endeavor to study this disease from bedside to bench.

The work in this laboratory focuses on osteoarthritis and deals with the mechanisms of joint damage, and the discovery, validation and qualification of novel biochemical and genetic biomarkers for minimally invasive means of diagnosing disease, for predicting progression of disease, and for monitoring disease progression and response to therapy.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1989
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1983 - 1986
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1993
  • M.D., Duke University, 1982

Publications

Hsueh, M-F, Kraus, VB, and Önnerfjord, P. "Cartilage matrix remodelling differs by disease state and joint type." European cells & materials 34 (August 24, 2017): 70-82.

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28836259
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Deveza, LA, Kraus, VB, Collins, JE, Guermazi, A, Roemer, FW, Bowes, M, Nevitt, MC, Ladel, C, and Hunter, DJ. "Association Between Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover and Bone Changes on Imaging: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative." Arthritis care & research 69, no. 8 (August 2017): 1179-1191.

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27723280
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Montell, E, Stabler, TV, Verges, J, and Kraus, VB. "CHONDROITIN SULFATE INHIBITS MONOCYTE CHEMOATTRACTANT PROTEIN-1 RELEASE FROM 3T3-L1 ADIPOCYTES: A NEW TREATMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR OBESITY-RELATED METABOLIC SYNDROMES?." August 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Nwosu, LN, Allen, M, Wyatt, L, Huebner, JL, Chapman, V, Walsh, DA, and Kraus, VB. "Pain prediction by serum biomarkers of bone turnover in people with knee osteoarthritis: an observational study of TRAcP5b and cathepsin K in OA." Osteoarthritis and cartilage 25, no. 6 (June 2017): 858-865.

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28087412
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Montell, E, Stabler, TV, and Kraus, VB. "CHONDROITIN SULPHATE INHIBITS MONOCYTE CHEMOATTRACTANT PROTEIN-1 RELEASE FROM 3T3L1 ADIPOCYTES: A NEW TREATMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR OBESITY-RELATED METABOLIC SYNDROMES?." June 2017.

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Adams, SB, Leimer, EM, Setton, LA, Bell, RD, Easley, ME, Huebner, JL, Stabler, TV, Kraus, VB, Olson, SA, and Nettles, DL. "Inflammatory Microenvironment Persists After Bone Healing in Intra-articular Ankle Fractures." Foot & ankle international 38, no. 5 (May 2017): 479-484.

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28142266
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Liu, B, Goode, AP, Carter, TE, Utturkar, GM, Huebner, JL, Taylor, DC, Moorman, CT, Garrett, WE, Kraus, VB, Guilak, F, DeFrate, LE, and McNulty, AL. "Matrix metalloproteinase activity and prostaglandin E2 are elevated in the synovial fluid of meniscus tear patients." Connective tissue research 58, no. 3-4 (May 2017): 305-316.

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27813662
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Huang, ZY, and Kraus, VB. "Reply to Stausholm et al.'s letter to the editor regarding our published study entitled, "Effectiveness of low-level laser therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis"." Osteoarthritis and cartilage 25, no. 4 (April 2017): e11-e14. (Letter)

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27816574
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Hsueh, M-F, Lu, Y, Wheeler, L, Wellman, S, Bolognesi, M, and Kraus, V. "Functional folate receptor cells within synovium and fluid as therapeutic targets for osteoarthritis." April 2017.

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Goode, A, Cleveland, R, Schwartz, T, Nelson, A, Kraus, V, Hillstrom, H, Hannan, M, Flowers, P, Renner, J, Jordan, J, and Golightly, Y. "Relationship of joint hypermobility with low back pain and lumbar spine osteoarthritis: a pooled analysis of three cross-sectional studies." April 2017.

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