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Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: Unmet Needs and Challenges

Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: Unmet Needs and Challenges

The American College of Rheumatology and Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland have highlighted unmet needs and challenges of connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease.

Celiprolol Granted Priority Review From FDA for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Celiprolol Granted Priority Review From FDA for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Vascular EDS is the most severe subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome where patients suffer from life-threatening arterial dissections and ruptures, as well as intestinal and uterine ruptures.

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.

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