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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Expert Insight: Detecting Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

Expert Insight: Detecting Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

Although pulmonary arterial hypertension occurs in a minority of patients with systemic sclerosis, clinicians must be attentive to it, as it can emerge at any point over the course of the disease.

Scleroderma Phenotype, Autoantibodies May Identify Patients at Risk for Cancer

Scleroderma Phenotype, Autoantibodies May Identify Patients at Risk for Cancer

Stratification by clinical features and autoantibody response identify scleroderma subgroups with distinct risks for cancer.

Independent Predictors of VTE Identified in Systemic Sclerosis

Independent Predictors of VTE Identified in Systemic Sclerosis

Researchers evaluated the prevalence, risk factors, and effect of venous thromboembolism on survival in systemic sclerosis.

Predicting Skin Score Changes in Early Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis

Predicting Skin Score Changes in Early Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis

Two predictive models for progressive skin thickening in patients with early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis were developed to use in clinical practice and to improve recruitment in clinical trials.

Social Anxiety in Systemic Sclerosis: Comparing Patient Assessment Tools

Social Anxiety in Systemic Sclerosis: Comparing Patient Assessment Tools

Investigators assessed 3 versions of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation scale in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Scleroderma and Breast Cancer: Examining Outcomes of Radiation Therapy

Scleroderma and Breast Cancer: Examining Outcomes of Radiation Therapy

Researchers sought to determine the prevalence of radiation complications in patients with systemic scleroderma and breast cancer.

Stem Cell Transplant May Benefit Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

Stem Cell Transplant May Benefit Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

Patients who underwent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant for systemic sclerosis saw improvements in quality of life.

PAH Incidence in Systemic Sclerosis: Does Algorithm Use Affect Reported Incidence?

PAH Incidence in Systemic Sclerosis: Does Algorithm Use Affect Reported Incidence?

Use of the DETECT algorithm did not change incidence of PAH, but led to an increased frequency of cases of borderline pulmonary hypertension.

Early Scleroderma Disability May Be Affected by Skin Thickening, Poor Hand Function

Early Scleroderma Disability May Be Affected by Skin Thickening, Poor Hand Function

These results likely indicate the importance of skin thickening in contributing to impairment of hand function.

Patients With Early SSc-PAH Development Have Substantial Rate of Disease Progression

Patients With Early SSc-PAH Development Have Substantial Rate of Disease Progression

Patients with systemic sclerosis and early-diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension had disease progression over a relatively short period of time.

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