Latest Mucinoses Stories

2008-08-26 00:00:38

By Jonathan Devin Antonella Ferreira of Southaven is a typical 11-year-old in many ways. She enjoys drawing, helps her schoolmates with Spanish words and likes to swim. But unlike other children her age, Ferreira faces daily challenges from a chronic condition, which she courageously fights by lending her own face to the cause. Ferreira's disability, scleroderma, includes physical debilitation on the right side of her body. Her right leg is 6 inches shorter than the other, and two...

2008-07-04 09:00:10

GeneraMedix has received approval from the FDA for its Epoprostenol for Injection 1.5mg new drug application. GeneraMedix's Epoprostenol for Injection 1.5mg is indicated for the long-term intravenous treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension associated with the scleroderma spectrum of disease in NYHA Class III and Class IV patients who do not respond adequately to conventional therapy. Ronald Quadrel, president and CEO of GeneraMedix, said: "The addition of...

2008-06-30 12:02:16

arGentis Pharmaceuticals, LLC announced today that the Phase II results using highly purified type 1 bovine collagen orally (now known as ARG201) in the treatment of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (scleroderma - SSc) have been published in the June issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a major peer-reviewed rheumatology research journal. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease causing widespread fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. ARG201 is an immunotherapy that induces low...

2005-06-29 06:38:13

Scleroderma's symptoms can range from hardened skin to damaged internal organs It's called scleroderma, a disfiguring disorder that causes the skin and internal organs to harden and tighten. Yet few people have heard of or know much about it. But that's not surprising, because medical experts have great gaps in their knowledge of the disease. There's no known cure for scleroderma, and although it's suspected to be an autoimmune disorder, doctors still debate its true cause. But experts agree...

2004-11-26 03:00:11

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to identify hand factors that change over a five-year period that may be risk factors for the development of functional disability in persons with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Sixty individuals with scleroderma were administered assessments of grip and pinch strength, joint range of motion, and pain, and were observed for the presence of digital ulcers, digital scars, calcium deposits, puffy fingers, and tendon friction rubs. Matched-pairs chi...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Cerebellar atrophy has been recognized as an occasional feature of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)1,2 but not systemic sclerosis. CASE HISTORY The patient was a woman whose illness had begun at the age of 40 with Raynaud's phenomenon, progressing to distal necrosis and ulceration of fingertips, with sclerosis of the hands, feet and face. The results of investigation were consistent with systemic sclerosis (SS). Subsequently she reported heartburn and regurgitation, and oesophageal...

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