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Muscle MRI as Complementary Diagnostic Tool for Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Muscle MRI as Complementary Diagnostic Tool for Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Muscle magnetic resonance imaging may complement a physician's objective assessment in juvenile dermatomyositis, although negative MRI findings should not preclude treatment continuation.

Understanding the Natural History of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility Type

Understanding the Natural History of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility Type

A better understanding of the natural progression of this disease would allow earlier detection in children at high risk for functional decline.

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Autoimmune Disease Risk

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Autoimmune Disease Risk

Researchers used registry data to evaluate the risk of autoimmune diseases over 6.5 years after exposure to HPV vaccines in adolescent and young adult women.

Juvenile Dermatomyositis Management Recommendations Established

Juvenile Dermatomyositis Management Recommendations Established

A European committee of pediatric rheumatology experts has provided the first consensus-based recommendations for clinical management of juvenile dermatomyositis.

Dual Therapy Improves Treatment Response in Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension

Dual Therapy Improves Treatment Response in Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension

Post hoc study subgroup analysis shows combination ambrisentan plus tadalafil therapy improves treatment response in patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Dose-Response Relationship Between Glucocorticoids and S. aureus Bacteremia Risk

Dose-Response Relationship Between Glucocorticoids and S. aureus Bacteremia Risk

Data from a population-based case control study found that systemic glucocorticoid use was associated with increased risk of S. aureus bacteremia (CA-SAB), with a clear dose-response relationship.

RHC Parameters Prognostic of Survival in CTD-ILD

RHC Parameters Prognostic of Survival in CTD-ILD

Mild elevations in MPAP were commonly found in newly diagnosed CTD-ILD, regardless of the background CTD, in this cohort of patients.

Predictors of Skin Fibrosis Regression in Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

Predictors of Skin Fibrosis Regression in Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

Regression of skin fibrosis is a feature of the natural history of dcSSc. However, the pattern of regression can be quite heterogeneous despite improvements in predicting progression.

Anti-U1 RNP Positivity Associated With Increased Survival in CTD-Associated PAH

Anti-U1 RNP Positivity Associated With Increased Survival in CTD-Associated PAH

Hemodynamic data and survival were compared in a subgroup of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension in the setting of connective tissue disease.

Incidence of ASCVD Increased in African Americans and Young Adults With Inflammatory CTD

Incidence of ASCVD Increased in African Americans and Young Adults With Inflammatory CTD

CTD is associated with higher prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in African Americans and in young adults.

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