Shock-Waves Reduce Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma
Compared with conventional treatment, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy resulted in a significant decrease in finger ulcers.
Biomarkers Predict Digital Vascular Events in Scleroderma
Combining assays may identify patients at higher risk and lead to earlier treatment.
Puffy fingers and skin thickening is associated with what disease?
Systemic sclerosis. Its rarity could lead to delays in diagnosis which, according to a review, may not be fully understood by inexperienced physicians.
Case Study: Scleroderma sin Scleroderma
A patient with uncontrolled hypertension, long-term Raynaud’s phenomenon, altered mental status, facial droop, dysarthria, diplopia and renal crisis.
Stem Cell Transplant Preferred over Cyclophosphamide for Severe Scleroderma
Myeloablative autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a superior treatment in the long term as compared to cyclophosphamide for severe scleroderma, research shows.