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Examining Screening Modalities for Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Examining Screening Modalities for Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Researchers conducted a systematic review to provide an update on screening measures for early detection of pulmonary arterial hypertension in connective tissue diseases.

Increased Mortality in Connective Tissue Diseases, Primary Systemic Vasculitides

Increased Mortality in Connective Tissue Diseases, Primary Systemic Vasculitides

Mortality rates were higher in patients with systemic connective tissue diseases and primary systemic vasculitides.

Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine Use for CTD Not Linked to Alzheimer Disease Risk

Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine Use for CTD Not Linked to Alzheimer Disease Risk

Patients who have been chronically exposed to hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine were not at increased risk for Alzheimer disease.

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.

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.

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.

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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