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Latest Systemic Sclerosis Stories

2013-10-03 16:01:39

New classification criteria for systemic sclerosis have just been published and are more sensitive than the 1980 criteria, enabling earlier identification and treatment of this disabling autoimmune disease.

2012-05-10 09:34:04

African Americans have more severe complications from systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, than Caucasians.

2011-07-12 22:19:22

Systemic scleroderma has slowed Tracy Zinn but it has not stopped her from working.

2011-05-11 00:35:25

A new study by researchers in Hong Kong suggests that systemic sclerosis is an independent determinant for moderate to severe coronary calcification or atherosclerosis.

2011-03-08 15:44:12

Researchers in Europe reported that treatment with modified-release sildenafil significantly reduced the frequency of attacks of Raynaud's phenomenon in patients with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc), also known as scleroderma.

2008-07-01 09:00:12

arGentis Pharmaceuticals, LLC announced today that it has filed a patent application for Nucleic Acid Sequences highly associated with the inability of oral immune tolerance to be induced in some systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients.

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.

2005-06-29 06:38:13

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.

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).


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.