Systemic Sclerosis

Early Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis Symptoms Leads to Better Outcomes

November 29, 2016

Good early management of pulmonary hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis leads to better outcomes and fewer complications, researchers report.

Outcomes: Systemic Sclerosis Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

November 28, 2016

Systemic sclerosis patients with pulmonary hypertension and heart dysfunction are more likely to succumb from scleroderma-related causes, researchers report.

Treating Primary and Secondary Raynaud’s

October 07, 2016

In this slideshow, we summarize the difference between primary and secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon and recommended treatments.

How much do you know about Raynaud’s phenomenon?

October 05, 2016

The onset of Raynaud's phenomenon at 40 years could predict whether a connective tissue disease will develop.

Phase II Tocilizumab Trial Shows Little Benefit for Systemic Sclerosis

May 31, 2016

The next Rheumatology Journal Club Twitter chat will be from 4-5 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. EST, June 2. The chat will focus on tocilizumab for systemic sclerosis.

Mycophenolate or Cyclophosphamide for Lung Disease?

January 06, 2016

Lung scarring early in systemic scleroderma can reduce lung function and leave patients gasping for breath. New treatments show promise.

Two Drugs Slow Lung Scarring in Systemic Sclerosis

November 08, 2015

Patients with systemic sclerosis who take cyclophosphamide or mycophenolate mofitil experience a decrease in lung scarring.

The Annual Review: Systemic Sclerosis Research

September 23, 2015

A Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology review offers a critical analysis of recent studies on systemic sclerosis to best classify and manage this chronic condition.

Dangerous Clot Risks Higher in SSc

July 27, 2015

Patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis (SSc) may have a three times greater risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) – including potentially deadly clots in the lungs – and an increased risk in the first year after a diagnosis.

Dental Issues (Not Opening Wide ... ) a Severity Indicator in SSc

June 05, 2015

Hardening of the skin in systemic sclerosis impairs patients' ability to care for their own teeth properly. As a result, this study suggests, dental issues may be prognostic indicators.