Systemic Sclerosis


Ninfetanib Improves and Stabilizes Lung Function in Systemic Sclerosis

November 18, 2019

Patients who have systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease and received nintedanib were more likely to have improved lung function than patients who received a placebo, according to a new study. Not only did nintedanib improve forced vital capacity, but patients who received the drug were less likely to experience declining clinical status and more likely to see their conditions stabilize.

Riociguat for Systemic Sclerosis Digital Ulcers May Require Longer Treatment

September 12, 2019

A proof of concept clinical trial for riociguat (Adempas, Bayer) for patients with systemic sclerosis indicates that longer treatment periods may be necessary to heal digital ulcers. In this trial, the treatment wasn't effective in reducing the number of digital ulcers.

Shock-Waves Reduce Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma

November 22, 2017

Compared with conventional treatment, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy resulted in a significant decrease in finger ulcers.

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 29, 2016

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