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14-12-2018 | Pediatric | Article

Off-label use of tocilizumab to treat non-juvenile idiopathic arthritis in pediatric rheumatic patients: a literature review

Jung JY et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 79. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0296-z

A systemic sclerosis patient who has undergone autologous stem cell transplantation

Daniel Furst and Nihal Fathi present a case of a patient with diffuse systemic sclerosis who undergoes autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after failing two other therapies.

14-12-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Case study | Article

A systemic sclerosis patient who has undergone autologous stem cell transplantation

Daniel Furst and Nihal Fathi present a case of a patient with diffuse systemic sclerosis who undergoes autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after failing two other therapies.

04-12-2018 | Comorbidities | Article

Prevalence of comorbidities in systemic sclerosis versus rheumatoid arthritis: a comparative, multicenter, matched-cohort study

Panopoulos S et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1771-0

01-10-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction predicts mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis

Tennøe AH et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018; 72: 1804–1813. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.07.068

15-08-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Review | Article

Major lung complications of systemic sclerosis

Denton CP, Wells AU, Coghlan JG. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018; 14: 511–527. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0062-0

06-08-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | News

Rituximab may improve lung, skin manifestations of SSc

Results of an open-label randomized trial suggest that rituximab may be an appropriate alternative to cyclophosphamide for treating lung and skin disease associated with systemic sclerosis.

03-08-2018 | Pathophysiology | Review | Article

S100 proteins in rheumatic diseases

Austermann J, Spiekermann C, Roth J. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0058-9

26-07-2018 | Scleroderma | Article

Intravenous cyclophosphamide vs rituximab for the treatment of early diffuse scleroderma lung disease: Open label, randomized, controlled trial

Sircar G et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key213. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key213

24-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Synovial involvement assessed by power Doppler ultra-sonography in systemic sclerosis: Results of a cross-sectional study

Lescoat A et al. Rheumatology(Oxford) 2018: key214. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key214

21-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Review | Article

Pain and its management in systemic sclerosis

Merz EL, Assassi S, Malcarne VL. Curr Treat Options in Rheum 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40674-018-0104-4

15-07-2018 | Epidemiology | Article

Epidemiology and survival of systemic sclerosis-systemic lupus erythematosus overlap syndrome

Alharbi S et al. J Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170953

11-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | News

SSc more common in UK than previously thought

Results of a nationwide study suggest that the incidence and prevalence of systemic sclerosis in the UK may be higher than previous estimates suggest.

03-07-2018 | Vasculitis | Article

Oral cyclophosphamide in treatment of patients with refractory idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: A retrospective observational study

Bae S, Charles-Schoeman C. Clin Rheumatol 2018; 37: 2113–2123. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4174-3

02-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in systemic sclerosis: A systematic review

Pittman N et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key175. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key175

01-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Reproducibility and utility of the 6-minute walk test in systemic sclerosis

Pugnet G et al. J Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170994

25-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Review | Article

Update on the gastrointestinal microbiome in systemic sclerosis

Bellocchi C, Volkmann ER. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 49. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0758-9

15-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Symptoms of autonomic dysfunction in systemic sclerosis assessed by the COMPASS-31 questionnaire

Adler BL et al. J Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170868

08-06-2018 | Pain | Review | Article

Cannabinoids for the treatment of rheumatic diseases: Where do we stand?

Katz-Talmor D et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0025-5

06-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Prediction of progression of interstitial lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis: The SPAR model

Wu W et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213201

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