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Epitope-based blood test may identify active systemic sclerosis

June 16, 2017

MADRID — A conformational epitope-based assay may be effective in identifying systemic sclerosis patients whose disease is active, regardless of whether their condition is classified as limited or diffuse, according to a study presented at the EULAR Congress, here.

“Currently, there is no single blood test or biomarker that can predict progression of systemic sclerosis,” presenter Gianluca Moroncini, MD, PhD, of Università Politecnica Marche, Ancona, Italy, said in a press conference. “Nobody can predict right now if Reynaud’s phenomenon is primary, or if it will evolve toward scleroderma or systemic sclerosis.”

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Unspoken and Undiagnosed: Addressing Sex and Intimacy Issues in Rheumatic Disease

Healio Rheumatology, June 2017
Sexual dysfunction and intimacy issues may rank high among the complaints reported by patients with rheumatic diseases, but these complaints often remain unaddressed in…
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Nailfold videocapillaroscopy may aid in early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis

June 14, 2017
MADRID —  Nailfold videocapillaroscopy demonstrated feasibility as a diagnostic tool for systemic sclerosis, particularly among patients with Raynaud’s…
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Through the Cracks: Niche Patient Population Battles Dermatopathologic Complications of Rheumatic Disease

Healio Rheumatology, May 2017
Patients with serious skin complications associated with rheumatic diseases may face a host of obstacles. Misdiagnosis is common. They are treated with non-curative…
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Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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VIDEO: Khanna discusses tocilizumab SSc extension trial

November 30, 2016
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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Epitope-based blood test may identify active systemic sclerosis

June 16, 2017
MADRID — A conformational epitope-based assay may be effective in identifying systemic sclerosis patients whose disease is active, regardless…

Feature

Unspoken and Undiagnosed: Addressing Sex and Intimacy Issues in Rheumatic Disease

Healio Rheumatology, June 2017
Sexual dysfunction and intimacy issues may rank high among the complaints reported by patients with rheumatic diseases, but these complaints often…

Meeting News

Nailfold videocapillaroscopy may aid in early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis

June 14, 2017
MADRID —  Nailfold videocapillaroscopy demonstrated feasibility as a diagnostic tool for systemic sclerosis, particularly among patients…

Cover Story

Through the Cracks: Niche Patient Population Battles Dermatopathologic Complications of Rheumatic Disease

Healio Rheumatology, May 2017
Patients with serious skin complications associated with rheumatic diseases may face a host of obstacles. Misdiagnosis is common. They are treated…

In the Journals

Systemic sclerosis linked to alterations in gut microbiota

May 18, 2017
Systemic sclerosis was linked to alterations in the gut microbiota, according to recently published findings. Elizabeth R. Volkmann

In the Journals

Fingernail changes correlate with severe systemic sclerosis

February 6, 2017
There was a high frequency of fingernail changes in patients with systemic sclerosis, and the changes were correlated with more severe forms of…

CHMP recommends Ilaris for periodic fever syndromes

December 19, 2016
In Europe, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended approval for Ilaris in patients with tumor necrosis factor-receptor…

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VIDEO: A1 polymorphism linked to atherosclerosis

December 15, 2016
WASHINGTON — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Ashira Blazer, MD, of the Division of Rheumatology at NYU School of…

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Population-based study: Low annual incidence of mixed connective tissue disease

December 8, 2016
Based on a cohort in Minnesota from 1985 through 2014, researchers found the yearly occurrence of mixed connective tissue disease to be two people…

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VIDEO: Khanna discusses tocilizumab SSc extension trial

November 30, 2016
WASHINGTON — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Dinesh Khanna, MD, rheumatologist and director of the scleroderma program…

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