Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis

Engage in this case study to test your diagnostic ability to differentiate pulmonary hypertension in the setting of systemic sclerosis.

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Assessment of Life Expectancy in Scleroderma-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Assessment of Life Expectancy in Scleroderma-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Patients with scleroderma-associated isolated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) have a slightly higher mortality risk than patients SSc-PAH with concomitant interstitial lung disease.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis: Swift Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis: Swift Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Rheumatology specialists should be aware of the clinical features of SSc-PAH, as well as the tools available to facilitate a prompt, accurate diagnosis.

Key Hemodynamic Differences Noted With Scleroderma-Associated PAH vs Idiopathic PAH

Key Hemodynamic Differences Noted With Scleroderma-Associated PAH vs Idiopathic PAH

Patients with systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension display important differences in hemodynamic and pulmonary function parameters compared with patients with idiopathic PAH.

Systemic Sclerosis: Capillaroscopic and Ultrasonographic Evaluations

Systemic Sclerosis: Capillaroscopic and Ultrasonographic Evaluations

Microvascular damage evaluated using nailfold capillaroscopy and macrovascular features that include ulnar artery occlusion, assessed per hand power Doppler ultrasonography, have demonstrated associations with the main digital manifestations of systemic sclerosis.

Non-Adjuvanted Influenza A H1N1 Vaccine Safe, Efficacious in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

Non-Adjuvanted Influenza A H1N1 Vaccine Safe, Efficacious in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

Use of the non-adjuvanted influenza A H1N1 vaccine was shown to be safe and efficacious in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis Patients Should Have Hand Function Evaluated

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis Patients Should Have Hand Function Evaluated

Study evaluated hand function and potential influence of functional loss on patients' overall physical functions, health-related quality of life, and psychological status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis.

Systematic Sclerosis Ulcers Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Systematic Sclerosis Ulcers Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy completely healed 4 patient's systemic sclerosis ulcers.

Systemic Sclerosis Linked to Occupational Heavy Metal Exposure

Systemic Sclerosis Linked to Occupational Heavy Metal Exposure

Median levels of 24 elements were assessed in patients with systemic sclerosis and matched controls.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 2/24/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 2/24/17

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis highlights this week's edition, plus other news in the world of rheumatic disease.

Immunosuppressants Effective for Early Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Treatment

Immunosuppressants Effective for Early Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Treatment

Prospective, observational study assessed 4 treatment protocols and their effects on skin thickening.

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