Objectives: Telomere erosion, a feature of biological ageing, is implicated in a wide range of diseases. Its impact on autoimmune diseases remains unclear although autoantibodies against many telomere nucleoprotein components are prevalent in these diseases. We aimed to assess if telomere biology was abnormal in a cohort of patients with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc).. Methods: Telomere lengths in peripheral blood leucocytes (PBL) were determined using Southern blotting methods in a cohort of lcSSc subjects (n = 43; age range 37-80 years) and a control population (n = 107; age range 21-65 years).. Results: Telomere lengths in lcSSc subjects were longer than controls (p,0.001), did not show age-related telomere erosion and differed significantly from age-matched controls only after 50 years of age (p,0.001).. Conclusions: This is the first report of maintenance of telomere lengths in an autoimmune disease state. These data indicate aberrant telomere biology and irregular biological ...
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I was diagnosed with limited scleroderma when I was 22 yrs old. I had a finger that turned blue, stayed blue for a couple days, was admitted to the hospital, all kinds of tests were done...and 6 days later I was discharged with my limited scleroderma diagnosis. I now know what a blessing that quick diagnosis was. My first 5 yrs with scleroderma were full of struggles; lots of finger ulcers, lots of medications, lots of hospital visits, lots of doctors. However, also during those years, I met my first scleroderma sister, Susan Wells. She showed me that I was not alone. What a blessing to have a scleroderma sister that could relate to my struggles. Susan and I began a scleroderma support group in Springfield, IL. Unfortunately, soon thereafter, I moved to Omaha, NE. Terry Christensen had started a support group in Omaha, Ne and I attended regularly. After a few months, Terry asked if I would take over the leadership of the support group. I became the Omaha support group leader with enthusiasm! ...
Baseline screening-we will screen you with a baseline review of your history, medications and lab values and you will need to get blood drawn for hemoglobin level, liver function panel and blood pregnancy test for females in child bearing age group. Women are advised strongly to use 2 reliable forms of contraception while in this study unless you have had tubal ligation or intrauterine device placement.. You are advised to stop taking medications like nitrates (like nitroglycerin), calcium channel blockers (like nifedipine or amlodipine), angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (like lisinopril or enalapril or captopril), angiotensin receptor blockers (like valsartan or candesartan) or phosphodiesterase inhibitors (like Viagra or Revatio) at least 1 week prior to you coming for the first visit for the study and abstain from them during study period unless absolutely necessary.. Please avoid caffeine, smoking and over the counter cold remedies at least 2 days prior to the first visit and during ...
Baseline screening-we will screen you with a baseline review of your history, medications and lab values and you will need to get blood drawn for hemoglobin level, liver function panel and blood pregnancy test for females in child bearing age group. Women are advised strongly to use 2 reliable forms of contraception while in this study unless you have had tubal ligation or intrauterine device placement.. You are advised to stop taking medications like nitrates (like nitroglycerin), calcium channel blockers (like nifedipine or amlodipine), angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (like lisinopril or enalapril or captopril), angiotensin receptor blockers (like valsartan or candesartan) or phosphodiesterase inhibitors (like Viagra or Revatio) at least 1 week prior to you coming for the first visit for the study and abstain from them during study period unless absolutely necessary.. Please avoid caffeine, smoking and over the counter cold remedies at least 2 days prior to the first visit and during ...
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A 59-year-old man with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc), who had retired after many years as a construction worker, presented with bilateral knee deformity without discomfort or pain. A diagnosis of lcSSc had been made 13 years previously on the basis of sclerodactyly, digital ulceration, calcinosis, and positive anticentromere antibodies. Treatment by ilomedine was initiated in 1999 … ...
Its been a long, long time since I was last here - busy enjoying life and battling on despite the health problems. I seem to be making a habit of collecting rare conditions and thats what brings me back. I recently celebrated my 7th scleroderma birthday (7 years since diagnosis of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis) and Im wondering how many of us sclerodermians also have Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Who better to ask than the expert patients on the forums. After several years of poor liver function tests they reached a stage where action was needed and I was diagnosed in November 2015 with PSC. Since then I have done extensive research and educated myself as much as possible. My understanding is that the expectation for sclerodermians with liver problems is usually Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC), which is what the consultants thought was my problem, but there is now no doubt that my diagnosis is PSC. I have only managed to find one research paper covering limited cutaneous ...
Scleroderma would usually start of in the skin in the form of calcinosis or Raynauds phenomenon. If it sticks with those symptoms, then that case of scleroderma is most likely limited scleroderma or CREST which is the milder form of the illness. Although this can disable, it would tend most of the time not to be fatal. However, if it spreads to the internal organs, the kidneys in particular, then that would be the beginning of scleroderma renal involvement ...
Raynauds phenomena. This condition occurs when small blood vessels in your fingers and toes spasm in response to cold or emotional stress, blocking the flow of blood. In most people, the skin turns white before becoming blue, cold and numb.. When circulation improves, the skin usually reddens and might throb or tingle. Raynauds phenomena is often the first sign of limited scleroderma, but many people who have Raynauds never develop scleroderma. ...
Hi hi! Im knitticism, and Ive been interested in Japanese culture my whole life. Im currently a college student, so my meals are taken care of there, but the semesters almost over, and I think bento would be a fun way to bring my lunches to work. I have to watch what I put in my bento though. I recently caught swine flu, and the virus settled in my heart, causing myocarditis (a swelling of the heart muscle). As I (hopefully) heal up from that, I need to be on a low sodium diet- around 2,000 mg a day or less. While I was in the hospital with that, the accidentally discovered I have limited scleroderma. Its not causing any health issues right now, but it could in the future. From what I have read on this website, I can easily modify the recipes and adjust them to fit my nutritional needs. Im looking forward to meeting everyone and finding new foods to try! ^.^. ...
Hello, I have been reading the board for about a year. My husband was diagnosed a year ago with limited scleroderma. He started last summer (2005) with ...
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Objective. Randomized clinical trials in early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) are challenging. We used an observational approach to estimate the relative effectiveness of different current treatment approaches, capturing entry and outcome data in a standardized way.. Methods. Patients with dcSSc within 3 years of the onset of skin thickening were included. Standardized entry and followup data were collected in relation to the first disease-modifying treatment at baseline and 4-6 weeks, then 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months. The 5 different protocols were (1) intravenous cyclophosphamide followed by mycophenolate mofetil (MMF); (2) antithymocyte globulin followed by MMF; (3) MMF alone; (4) no disease-modifying treatment; (5) other immunosuppressant treatment. The primary outcome measure was the modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS). Inverse probability of treatment weights were used to allow for differing patient characteristics between groups.. Results. The study included 147 ...
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Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis is a rare non-neoplastic inflammatory and degenerative process of the external ear, characterized by necrobiotic changes in the dermis that extend down to the perichondrium. This condition has been occasionally reported in patients with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis but not in those with concomitant primary biliary cirrhosis; this association is known as Reynolds syndrome. We report a 70-year-old woman diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis at age 47 and with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis at age 54 who developed a painful ulcerated nodule on the helical rim of the left ear shortly after the last diagnosis. Read More ...
Results Dermal and circulating ILC2s were significantly elevated in patients with SSc compared with controls. Dermal, but not circulating ILC2s were activated. Stratification of the SSc population in patients with limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) and diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc) demonstrated increased levels of ILC2s in both subgroups with significantly higher frequencies in dcSSc compared with lcSSc. Moreover, dermal and circulating ILC2 counts correlated closely with the modified Rodnan skin score and with the presence of pulmonary fibrosis. ...
Ive been diagnosed with this recently, Im looking for anyone here in the BLF group with the same diagnosis, or any of the connective tissue disease subsets, or the lung disease subsets that all seem...
CREST Syndrome (Limited Scleroderma) Systemic scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is the term for the disease that is characterized by diffuse thickening of the
Peytrignet, Sébastien; Denton, Christopher P; Lunt, Mark; Hesselstrand, Roger; Mouthon, Luc; Silman, Alan; Pan, Xiaoyan; Brown, Edith; Czirják, László; Distler, Jörg H W; Distler, Oliver; Fligelstone, Kim; Gregory, William J; Ochiel, Rachel; Vonk, Madelon; Ancuta, Codrina; Ong, Voon H; Farge, Dominique; Hudson, Marie; Matucci-Cerinic, Marco; Balbir-Gurman, Alexandra; Midtvedt, Øyvind; Jordan, Alison C; Stevens, Wendy; Moinzadeh, Pia; Hall, Frances C; Agard, Christian; Anderson, Marina E; Diot, Elisabeth; Madhok, Rajan; et al (2018). Disability, fatigue, pain and their associates in early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis: the European Scleroderma Observational Study. Rheumatology, 57(2):370-381.. Herrick, Ariane L; Pan, Xiaoyan; Peytrignet, Sébastien; Lunt, Mark; Hesselstrand, Roger; Mouthon, Luc; Silman, Alan; Brown, Edith; Czirják, László; Distler, Jörg H W; Distler, Oliver; Fligelstone, Kim; Gregory, William J; Ochiel, Rachel; Vonk, Madelon; Ancuţa, Codrina; Ong, Voon H; Farge, ...
Abstract #2884:A Phase 2 Study of Safety and Efficacy of Anabasum (JBT-101), a Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 Agonist in Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis. About Anabasum Anabasum is a synthetic oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug that preferentially binds to the CB2 receptor expressed on activated immune cells and fibroblasts. CB2 activation triggers endogenous pathways that resolve inflammation and halt fibrosis. Preclinical and human clinical studies have shown anabasum to have a favorable safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic profile. It has also demonstrated promising potency in preclinical models of inflammation and fibrosis. Anabasum is designed to trigger the production of "Specialized Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators" that activate an endogenous cascade responsible for the resolution of inflammation and fibrosis, while reducing production of multiple inflammatory mediators. Anabasum also is designed to have a direct effect on fibroblasts to halt tissue scarring. In effect, anabasum is ...
You can find three classes of RNA polymerase enzyme (RNAPs I, II and III). elevated occurrence of renal participation (29.0%, cf. remainder, 11.3%; < 0.05; RR 2.6), with 40% of anti-RNAP I/II/III sufferers having renal disease. In the meantime, the current presence of anti-centromere antibodies (ACA) was connected with limited cutaneous SSc (lc-SSc) (100.0%; cf. […] ...
Can you tell me whether having my hob ferret castrated will affect his working ability? No, in fact I, and many others, have experienced the exact opposite with castrated hobs. The male ferret is castrated when he is fully in season, normally around February or March. Technically, he is then no longer a hob, but a hobble. Using a hobble improves working ability, especially in the latter part of the season, as the animal s mind does not wander from its task as its body is not awash with hormones. Neutered ferrets don t flirt with each other, square up for a skirmish or try to mate with a jill when they should be bolting rabbits.However, my vet advises that, as a precaution, after the operation a hob should be kept away from any in-season jill for a month or so ...
Table 1: Improvement of Mouth Functional Disability in Systemic Sclerosis Patients over One Year in a Trial of Fat Transplantation versus Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a rare, but serious, cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (4% of all gastric hemorrhages). The endoscopic findings are characteristic: linear images, oriented radially and converging on the pylorus (watermelon stomach1,4).. This condition is associated with underlying chronic diseases, mostly with liver cirrhosis. In autoimmune diseases, it is related to the presence of Raynauds phenomenon, and is the form most widely reported of the limited subtype of scleroderma (calcinosis, Raynauds phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia [CREST syndrome]).5,6 The largest series of patients with GAVE includes 45 individuals, 62% of whom also had a connective tissue disease, predominantly with Raynauds phenomenon (31%) and sclerodactyly (20%).7. The etiology and pathogenesis of GAVE are unknown; one hypothesis is that the histological changes, especially in the lamina propria, are due to a fibromuscular proliferation, vascular ...
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a rare, but serious, cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (4% of all gastric hemorrhages). The endoscopic findings are characteristic: linear images, oriented radially and converging on the pylorus (watermelon stomach1,4).. This condition is associated with underlying chronic diseases, mostly with liver cirrhosis. In autoimmune diseases, it is related to the presence of Raynauds phenomenon, and is the form most widely reported of the limited subtype of scleroderma (calcinosis, Raynauds phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia [CREST syndrome]).5,6 The largest series of patients with GAVE includes 45 individuals, 62% of whom also had a connective tissue disease, predominantly with Raynauds phenomenon (31%) and sclerodactyly (20%).7. The etiology and pathogenesis of GAVE are unknown; one hypothesis is that the histological changes, especially in the lamina propria, are due to a fibromuscular proliferation, vascular ...
Figure 3: Skin biopsy from the face showing dermal shrinkage.. Discussion. Progressive systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with an estimated annual incidence of 19 new cases per million adults per year.6 It is characterized by three major processes: disease specific autoantibodies, organ fibrosis, and small vessel vasculopathy. There is a female preponderance towards the 30-50 years age group.7 Patients can be classified into two principal subsets defined largely by the pattern of skin involvement, as well as clinical and laboratory manifestations. Diffuse cutaneous SSc is associated with progressive skin induration, starting in the fingers and ascending from the distal to proximal extremities, the face, and the trunk. These patients are at risk of early pulmonary fibrosis and acute renal involvement. Patients with limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) generally have long-standing Raynauds phenomenon before other manifestations of SSc appear. Skin involvement in lcSSc is ...
I thought it might be helpful to share with others how after I went gluten free 1 1/2 years ago, my stomach symptoms worsened. I felt full so quickly, would get painful attacks that would lead to vomiting, and I couldnt handle foods with much fat nor fibrous foods. 1 year ago I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. 10 months ago I was diagnosed with Hashimotos, as well as having a positive blood test for Limited Scleroderma. Over the last 10 months the scleroderma doctor has decided that I had a false positive for it. In talking with my new GI specialist, he told me that Hashimotos can cause gastroparesis. He also said that they are finding that celiac can affect the stomach. So in my case, the culprit to my gastroparesis could be either or both. I have a personal theory as well. I think I tested positive for scleroderma because I believe I was developing it. Ive read that untreated celiac can lead to scleroderma. I had most all of the symptoms for scleroderma except skin involvement. After ...
Results: A total of 576 patients were treated (288 in each group). Most (75.2%) of the patients were female, 51.9% had diffuse cutaneous SSc, and 48.4% were taking mycophenolate at baseline. Mean ± standard deviation age was 54.0 ± 12.2 years and 21.4% of patients were aged ≥65 years. Nintedanib had a consistent effect on reducing the rate of FVC decline across pre-specified subgroups defined by baseline characteristics (p>0.05 for all treatment-by-time-by-subgroup interactions). For example, the adjusted difference (95% confidence interval) between nintedanib and placebo in rate of decline in FVC was 34.6 (-9.3, 78.4) mL/year in female patients and 58.6 (-18.0, 135.1) mL/year in male patients (p=0.59). The corresponding age-related data were: 44.4 (1.4, 87.4) mL/year in patients aged < 65 years and 28.1 (-54.2, 110.4) in those aged ≥65 years (p=0.73). In patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc, the difference between nintedanib and placebo was 56.6 (3.2, 110.0) mL/year, compared with 25.3 ...
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of the polymorphic enhancer HS1,2 central to the 3 enhancer complex regulatory region (IgH3EC) of the immunoglobulin heavy chain genes with systemic sclerosis (SSc) disease and compare it with HLA-DR and DQ associations. METHODS: A total of 116 patients with SSc were classified as diffuse (dSSc) or limited (lSSc), and as carriers of antitopoisomerase I (anti-Scl70) or anticentromere (ACA) antibodies. Allele and genotype frequencies were assessed in the population as a whole and in the two major subsets, dSSc and lSSc. The concentration of peripheral blood immunoglobulin levels was also determined and analysed according to the genotypes. RESULTS: The analysis of genotypes for the four alleles of the HS1,2A enhancer showed an increased frequency of allele *2 in the SSc cohort highly significant versus controls (57% vs. 40%, p,0.0001). Considering the autoantibody pattern, we found that the frequency of the 2/2 genotype was increased in ACA+ patients ...
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with deletion 5q (del(5q)) is a distinct clinical and pathological disease subset that is exquisitely sensitive to lenalidomide for the treatment of red blood cell transfusion-dependent anemia. Although lenalidomide has erythropoeitic promoting activity in MDS without del(5q) (non-del(5q) MDS), the frequency of response to treatment is lower and relates to biologically separate drug effects.
The ideal management of ankylosis spondylitis (AS) involves a combination of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment aiming to maximize health-related quality of life. The primary objective of this study was to demonstrate the benefits of an original multimodal exercise program combining Pilates, McKenzie and Heckscher techniques on pulmonary function in patients with AS, while secondary objectives were to demonstrate the benefits of the same program on function and disease activity. This is a randomized controlled study on ninety-six consecutive patients with AS (axial disease subset), assigned on a 1:1 rationale into two groups based on their participation in the Pilates, McKenzie and Heckscher (group I) or in the classical kinetic program (group II). The exercise program consisted of 50-min sessions performed 3 times a week for 48 weeks. Standard assessments were done at week 0 and 48 and included pain, modified Schober test (mST) and finger-floor distance (FFD), chest expansion (CE) and ...
Risk attitudes influence decisions made under uncertainty. This paper investigates the association of risk attitudes with the utilization of preventive and general healthcare services, work absence and resulting costs to explore their contribution to the heterogeneity in utilization. Data of 1823 individuals (56.5 ± 9.5 years), participating in the German KORA FF4 population-based cohort study (2013/2014) were analyzed. Individuals general and health risk attitude were measured as willingness to take risk (WTTR) on 11-point scales. Utilization of preventive and medical services and work absence was assessed and annual costs were calculated from a societal perspective. Generalized linear models with log-link function (logistic, negative-binomial and gamma regression) adjusted for age, sex, and height were used to analyze the association of WTTR with the utilizations and costs. Higher WTTR was significantly associated with lower healthcare utilization (physician visits, physical therapy, and medication
T helper 9 (Th9) cells and interleukin (IL)-9 are involved in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases. The exact role of IL-9 and Th9 cells in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have not yet been studied adequately. IL-9, IL-9R, transcription factor PU.1 (PU.1), IL-4, thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β expression were assessed in skin and kidney biopsies of SSc patients and healthy controls (HC) by immunohistochemistry (IHC). The cellular source of IL-9 was also analysed by confocal microscopy analysis. Peripheral IL-9-producing cells were also studied by flow cytometry. The functional relevance of IL-9 increased expression in SSc was also investigated. Our results demonstrated a strong expression of IL-9, IL-9R, IL-4, TSLP and TGF-β in skin tissues of patients with both limited and diffuse SSc. IL-9 expression was observed mainly in the context of skin infiltrating mononuclear cells and keratinizing squamous epithelium. IL-9 over-expression ...
CONCLUSIONS: Nearly half of all MS patients were still employed after almost two decades of having MS. Lower age at onset, shorter disease duration, higher education, less fatigue and less disability were independently associated with current employment. These key clinical and demographic factors are important to understand the reasons to work ability in MS. The findings highlight the need for environmental adjustments at the workplace to accommodate individual s needs in order to improve working ability among MS patients. ...
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Despite everything they do for us in a given day, it can be easy to overlook the bodys muscles. Unlike limbs or lungs that provide a very visible function, the muscles contribute to every single movement we make. Even the small ones … or ones that dont require moving at all, such as sitting or standing. In fact, we have more than 600 muscles in the body, all of which help contribute to gestures, breathing, blood flow, and more. Yet theyre still overlooked. With their incredible responsibilities, however, we need to ensure each muscle is up to top working abilities ...
Sure, there was the old "sit" and "stay", all the usual training that dogs learn to be reasonable members of a household. But what I was learning from my dog, were the life lessons. The states of being. That dogs follow calm, assertive energy (thanks, Cesar) and how keenly theyre connected to whatever feelings their people are feeling. I drank in all the wisdom of dog behaviorists and trainers, like Patricia McConnell, Ian Dunbar, Dr. Sophia Yin, Victoria Stilwell and Cesar Millan. I plucked knowledge gems away from these doggie gurus and squirreled them away, like a hoarder surrounded by all her valuable treasures. I have a library of books about dogs - their behaviors, their communication, their working abilities, their roles in history, and their breed characteristics. I immersed myself completely in the world of dogs ...
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The answer to yesterdays mystery is … limited scleroderma (a.k.a. CREST syndrome)! Great job Priscilla, Kmu, American Girl Mommy, Erin, Rich S, guest, OB1, Phung, Shelly Langlois, mabel, vor120806, Kimberly Helton, CB, Kelly, ColorMaven, Jerry Skrocki, Amanda, Michelle, Tina M., Angelita, ER SEC, Mary, todd dombrowski, JP3, kim labounty, Dazed & Confused, JB, and PJ.. Ill give partial credit to those who named one component of CREST syndrome, Raynauds phenomenon: D2, Patti Ann, Carol, MG, Gracie287, GetAClue, Zach A., Tara Naz, Robert Jones, the other Naomi, Shannon Vincent, Martha, sallad, Michele Liguori, Veronica, Deborah Cote, JP, and GG.. CREST syndrome, or limited cutaneous systemic scleroderma, is an autoimmune disease that causes scarring of different tissues in the body, most notably the skin. The cause of the disease is unknown, but it is likely some combination of genetic factors and environmental triggers. First, inflammatory white blood cells infiltrate the skin and ...
BACKGROUND. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease with a characteristic vascular pathology. The vasculopathy associated with scleroderma is one of the major contributors to the clinical manifestations of the disease. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS. We used immunohistochemical and mRNA in situ hybridization techniques to characterize this vasculopathy and showed with morphometry that scleroderma has true capillary rarefaction. We compared skin biopsies from 23 scleroderma patients and 24 normal controls and 7 scleroderma patients who had undergone high dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by autologous hematopoietic cell transplant. Along with the loss of capillaries there was a dramatic change in endothelial phenotype in the residual vessels. The molecules defining this phenotype are: vascular endothelial cadherin, a supposedly universal endothelial marker required for tube formation (lost in the scleroderma tissue), antiangiogenic interferon α (overexpressed in the scleroderma dermis) and ...
Authors: Ostojić, Predrag , Damjanov, Nemanja , Pavlov‐Dolijanovic, Slavica , Radunović, Goran Article Type: Research Article Abstract: Objective: To examine the difference in clinical signs of peripheral vasculopathy in patients (pts) with limited (lcSSc) and diffuse cutaneus systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). Patients and methods: Ninety one patients with systemic sclerosis (39 with lcSSc and 52 with dcSSc) have been assessed for the presence of clinical signs of vascular injury: Raynauds phenomenon, severity of capillary damage on capillaroscopy, presence or absence of finger‐tip ulcers or pitting scars, presence of telangiectasias and radiographic signs of finger‐tip osteolysis. Statistical significance of difference in clinical manifestations of peripheral vasculopathy in pts with lcSSc and dcSSc was assessed using the Mann-Whitney and X2 …‐test. Results: Duration of Raynauds phenomenon before manifestation of skin or internal organ damage, was significantly longer (z=−2.54, ...
See If You Qualify for a Local Scleroderma Research Study!. Owens, like many others, may not have been aware of the many ways systemic scleroderma can affect the bodys organs. With scleroderma affecting an estimated 300,000 Americans and African Americans being diagnosed more frequently and at an earlier age than other ethnic groups, its important to know the facts.. Myth: Scleroderma is a disease that only affects the skin.. Truth: Scleroderma is primarily characterized by thickening of the skin, but this chronic connective tissue disease can affect the blood vessels and internal organs in addition to the skin. Localized scleroderma affects certain parts of the body (usually the skin), but with systemic scleroderma the entire body can be affected - skin, kidneys, digestion, joint, teeth, lungs, heart and Raynauds Phenomenon.. Myth: Scleroderma is a genetic disease.. Truth: Scientists do not know what causes scleroderma, but researchers do not believe it is passed on through genes. According ...
A role for an autoimmune process has been proposed in the pathogenesis of PAH-SSc. Antifibrillarin antibodies (anti-U3-RNP) are frequently found in PAH-SSc patients (65), and the poorly characterized anti-endothelial cell antibodies (AECAs) correlate with digital infarcts (66). Antibodies to fibrin-bound tissue plasminogen activator in patients with limited cutaneous SSc (67) and in IPAH patients with HLA-DQ7 antigen (68) and antitopoisomerase II-α antibodies, particularly in association with HLA-B35 antigen (69), are found in PAH-SSc. Nicolls et al. (5) suggested that AECAs-which can activate ECs, induce the expression of adhesion molecules, and trigger apoptosis-play a role in PAH pathogenesis. In vitro experiments using autoantibodies from patients with connective tissue diseases (anti-U1-RNP and -dsDNA) can upregulate adhesion molecules (e.g., endothelial leukocyte adhesion molecule-1) and histocompatibility complex class II molecules on human PA ECs (70), suggesting that an inflammatory ...
As background to the report, he explained that PCI has been widely performed in patients with severe coronary disease (such as left main or triple vessel coronary artery disease) following the introduction of drug-eluting stents. However, long-term clinical outcomes of PCI relative to CABG in such patients have not yet been adequately evaluated. Although three-year results from the SYNTAX trial suggested that an excess risk of PCI relative to CABG for death, myocardial infarction or stroke was significant in the triple vessel disease subset, there were limitations in the apparent lack of statistical power to evaluate this composite endpoint.. The CREDO-Kyoto (Coronary REvascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto) PCI/CABG registry cohort-2 is a physician-initiated non-company sponsored 26-centre registry enrolling consecutive patients having a first coronary revascularisation between January 2005 and December 2007. The study population for the current analysis consisted of 2981 ...
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Michael J. Rathbone This two volume Second Edition of Modified-Release Drug Delivery Technology describes the anatomical, physiological, pharmaceutical, and technological aspects of oral, colonic and rectal, ocular, oral mucosal, dermal and transdermal, nasal, vaginal, and pulmonary delivery routes.. Modified-Release Drug Delivery Technology provides insight and critical assessment of the many available and emerging modified release drug delivery systems for their current and future value.. Modified-Release Drug Delivery Technology is available as a 2-volume set or each volume may be purchased individually.. Contents and information on Volume One ...
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Having a disease that nobody has heard of is a lonely business. When even the doctors cannot recognise it, or tell you what is going to happen, it is lonelier still. So Scleroderma Awareness Day was created to tell people, including the medical community, what it means to have this disabling disease. June 29 is a day to recognise the bravery of those who live with scleroderma, and to demand equal treatment and equal care for people with scleroderma across Europe.. In February 2010 the1ST SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS WORLD CONGRESS was held in Florence, Italy, with participants from countries from all over the world. At the world congress it was agreed that June 29th would be celebrated all over the world. Scleroderma day grew from zero to world scleroderma day in 2 years, and is celebrated in countries in Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil, India and many more countries.. ...
Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page to support the "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" event!. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to support me and help raise funds for scleroderma patients. To make a donation, click the "Donate Now" button that appears under my photo. Then, just follow the instructions.. If you would like to join me at the event, and walk and help raise funds, please click on "Join My Team" and follow the directions.. Please help today! I sincerely appreciate your support, and please share this with anyone who you think might want to help.. Help me bring more awareness to scleroderma so we can find a cure!. Thank you!. Love, Linda. Diagnosed with Systemic Scleroderma w/complications 2014. ...
... also known as systemic sclerosis, is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by damage to endothelial and smooth muscle cells of the small arteries. Replacement with fibrous material results, and there is an influx of inflammatory cells. Primarily affects skin and joints but can affect the heart and lungs, and digestive tract. Some types of scleroderma are rapidly progressive and deadly. Scleroderma is often treated with immunosuppressive drugs, and there is no known cure. Some investigators are looking at using the regenerative properties of cell therapy to mitigate the impact of scleroderma. Research is ongoing to evaluate the effects of stem cells on auto-immune conditions. As recently stated in Best Practices & Research Clinical Rheumatology in a review of Scleroderma, "Stem cell transplantation seems to be promising in restarting the immune system to diminish fibrosis and restore microvasculature." Read More…. ...
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In 1997 I was diagnosed with scleroderma and given a 15month prognosis. In 1998 I became a patient at the Scleroderma Unit. The cause and cure to both Scleroderma and Raynauds remain unknown. Please donate to help fund medical research where 100% of your donation will be used for research purposes only. The Royal Free Hospital has the largest centre specialising in scleroderma in the UK led by Professor Chris Denton. #SclerodermaFreeWorld #RaynaudsFreeWorld #Research. ...
Scleroderma means hard skin. It is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue. Connective tissue is the material inside your body that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. In scleroderma, the tissue gets hard or thick. It can cause swelling or pain in your muscles and joints.. Symptoms of scleroderma include ...
The symptoms of scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), including skin thickening, skin hardening, tight skin, itchy skin, fatigue, arthritis, and muscle pain.
Clinical updates on scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. Managing lung disease in scleroderma, autoantibody markers, scleroderma classification criteria, more.
The diagnosis of the scleroderma syndrome is based on the finding of the clinical features of the illnesses. The diagnosis of localised types of scleroderma is based on the injuries.
The Scleroderma Foundation is a qualified national nonprofit operating under 501(c)(3) status. The foundations federal tax identification number is 52-1375827. Our primary goal is to raise funds for our three-fold mission of support, education and research. The foundation has 20 active chapters and 160 support groups across the country.. ...
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hi lizbeth, welcome to the group. we actually are all kind of grouped together with different types of autoimmune diseases. I have 2 rhummies that say I have scleraderma and my internist say its lupus. I just let them fight about it. They pretty much treat them the same. Do you have it on your skin or your organs? I have a little bit on my skin nothing that noticable but my lungs are destroyed and my liver is started to show mild symptoms. Ive gone through all the test for a lung transplant but I have to be sicker before they will do it. Ive been on oxygen 24/7 for the past 6 years. I spent lots of time last year in hospital and nursing homes this year has been better except Im much more tired. Ive been running all over the state for the past 2 days to doctors and I have to go to bed. I just saw your post and wanted to let you know you are not alone. Oh also if you get a chance to look up choctaw indians and scleroderma together you might find some interesting info about how many of them ...
Systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) is a devastating, immune-mediated, multisystem disorder characterized by microvasculature damage, circulating autoantibodies, and fibroblast activation, leading t
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Sclerodermas main types are localized and systemic. Localized means the disease affects only certain parts of the body. Systemic means it can affect the whole body.. The localized type often affects only your skin. It does not harm major organs. It may get better or go away without help. But it can be severe in some people and can leave skin damage.. The systemic type affects your skin, tissues under it, blood vessels, and major organs. ...
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Read about a Phase 2a clinical study that will address the therapeutic potential of Galapagos GLPG1690 in people with diffuse cutaneous scleroderma.
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The main histopathological focus of systemic sclerosis (SSc) has concentrated on fibrotic changes. We investigated the microvasculature alterations in the skin of patients with SSc at various stages of disease duration with whole-field digital micros
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It is important to accept the fact that just as patients are different from each other in terms of age, general condition, and diagnoses, that the final effects of any therapy will also vary from patient to patient. Furthermore, since this treatment is biological, it is also important to understand that while some effects may be noticed very soon, that many of the effects of treatment may only be seen gradually, and over a period of months.﻽ ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Cardiac Transplantation in a Pediatric Patient with Systemic Sclerosis. AU - Johnson, Jonathan N.. AU - Kvistad, Bonnie S.. AU - Reed, Ann M.. AU - Porter, Co Burn J. AU - OLeary, Patrick W.. AU - Driscoll, David J.. PY - 2013/1. Y1 - 2013/1. N2 - Introduction. Diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) is rare in children, but has a poor prognosis when cardiomyopathy is present. Methods. We reviewed the case of a 14-year-old female with progressive skin thickening/tightness and dyspnea on exertion who was diagnosed with SSc. Results. Our patient was found to have severe restrictive cardiomyopathy with poor left ventricular systolic function (ejection fraction = 20%), unresponsive to the immunosuppression used to treat her SSc. There was no evidence of pulmonary fibrosis. The patient underwent orthotopic cardiac transplantation, with improvement in systemic symptoms. Two years after transplantation, she had elevated filling pressures during a surveillance catheterization, with ...
Introduction: Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation, vasculopathy, and fibrosis of skin, vasculative and internal organs. Delayed wound healing is a known complication of scleroderma. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether chronic wounds in scleroderma patients heal more slowly than chronic wounds of other etiology. Methods: This research was conducted through the Wound Etiology and Healing Study (WE-HEAL Study). The WE-HEAL Study is a biospecimen and data repository approved by the George Washington University IRB (041408). Subjects gave written informed consent for collection of their data. Scleroderma cases with wounds (n=25) and age and sex matched control patients with chronic wounds from other etiologies (n=25) were selected for analysis. Baseline demographics, comorbidities, wound size, time to healing, and pain score were compared between the two groups. Scleroderma wounds were further analyzed based on scleroderma classification (localized vs. systemic
Roughly 300,000 people in the United States suffer from scleroderma. This chronic connective tissue disease results from an over-production of collagen in the skin and other organs. Scleroderma usually appears in people between the ages of 25 and 55. Women get scleroderma more often than men. The disease worsens slowly over years.. There are two types of scleroderma: localized scleroderma, which involves only the skin, and systemic scleroderma, which involves the skin and other organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, intestine and gallbladder. Typical symptoms of the skin include skin hardening, skin that is abnormally dark or light, skin thickening, shiny hands and forearms, small white lumps beneath the skins surface, tight facial skin, ulcerations on the fingers or toes and change in color of the fingers and toes from exposure to heat or cold. Other symptoms impact bones, muscles, lungs and the digestive tract.. There is no known cause of scleroderma, nor is there a cure. There are ...
... is a type of scleroderma characterized as a systemic (internal) chronic connective tissue disease that is visible through the hardening of the skin (please also see: Scleroderma). Scleroderma can be diffuse or limited. In diffuse scleroderma, skin thickening and hardening occurs more rapidly and involves more skin areas than in limited disease. Skin of the arms, legs, and trunk are more likely to be involved. The tightened skin makes it difficult to bend fingers, hands, and other joints. There is sometimes inflammation of the joints, tendons and muscles. Tight skin on the face can reduce the size of a persons mouth and increases the importance of good dental care. Skin may gain or lose pigment (color) creating light and dark patches. In addition, people with diffuse scleroderma have a higher risk of developing "sclerosis" or fibrous hardening of the internal organs such as the heart, lungs and kidneys. The amount of organ involvement is highly variable; some individuals have ...
Scleroderma is a disease of the connective tissue featuring prominent skin thickening. Scleroderma can lead to scarring, blood vessel problems, varying degrees of inflammation, and is apparently a manifestation of an overactive immune system. Scleroderma is classified into localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. CREST syndrome is a limited form of systemic sclerosis. Patients with scleroderma can have specific antibodies (ANA, anticentromere or antitopoisomerase) in their blood, which strongly suggests an autoimmune etiology ...
We are a caring support group for scleroderma members in the province and provide support, information and friendship.. We strive to help patients and families cope with scleroderma work to promote awareness of scleroderma to the public and medical communities. The Scleroderma Association of Saskatchewan is a registered charitable organization. Money raised goes towards research and awareness in Canada. Tax receipts are issued for membership, donations and memorials.. We meet twice a year in the spring and in the fall. The location of the meetings is usually Regina; however, we hope to host meeting in other Saskatchewan communities again. Please contact us for more information if you or someone you know is interested. We have a business meeting in the morning and enjoy lunch and visiting together at noon. A guest speaker or some informative segment is featured in the afternoon. Members discuss concerns or helpful hints to cope with scleroderma during sharing time. Help is also available by ...
In 1997 I was diagnosed with scleroderma and given a 15month prognosis. In 1998 I became a patient at the Scleroderma Unit. The cause and cure to both Scleroderma and Raynauds remain unknown. Please donate to help fund medical research where 100% of your donation will be used for research purposes only. The Royal Free Hospital has the largest centre specialising in scleroderma in the UK led by Professor Chris Denton. #SclerodermaFreeWorld #RaynaudsFreeWorld #Research. ...
The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium Research Roundtable. The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC) is an international consortium representing the vast majority of researchers and clinicians who have particular interest and expertise in the care of, and research in, scleroderma (systemic sclerosis). The goal of the SCTC is to conduct, sponsor, or facilitate clinical research projects that lead to advances in the management, treatment, and outcomes of patients with scleroderma. The SCTC seeks to ensure that research in scleroderma adheres to high standards for design, conduct, and reporting of results. The SCTC is particularly focused on improving and developing outcome measures for clinical trials and observational studies, participating in the design and conduct of clinical trials and observational studies, and helping to improve the efficiency of clinical trials. The SCTC strongly encourages international collaboration, inclusiveness in research groups, and involvement of ...
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A discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle of tissue scarring in people with scleroderma.. Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, and progressive tightening of the skin and lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in some cases, death.. The concept for new therapeutic options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant professor in Medicine-Rheumatology, who identified the role that a specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis.. "Our results show how a damage-associated protein called fibronectin (FnEDA) might trigger immune responses that convert normal tissue repair into chronic fibrosis in people with scleroderma," Bhattacharyya said. "We also found that FnEDA, which is undetectable in healthy adults, was markedly increased in the skin biopsies of patients with scleroderma.". The study was published April 16 in Science Translational Medicine.. Scleroderma remains a disease with ...
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Not everyone with scleroderma develops this degree of skin hardening. However, it is this symptom that has earned scleroderma the nickname of the disease that turns people to stone.. Systemic scleroderma often affects the hands. The initial stage is swelling (edema), which can last for weeks, months, or years. Often the swelling is intermittent and worse in the morning. It can cause the fingers to look like sausages, with far fewer wrinkles. Skin tightness in the hands can make it impossible to pinch the skin on the fingers ...
IMPRESS 2 Study: International Multicentric prospective study on PREgnancy in Systemic Sclerosis Patients with systemic sclerosis who plan a pregnancy for the years 2013-16 may be interested in participating in an international observational prospective study initiated by EUSTAR on pregnancy in wome...
By: Tammy Brown I was diagnosed with Systemic Scleroderma in Jan. 2000 at the age of 37.. This diagnosis was pretty devastating while trying to continue to work and raise a child. It all began with the swelling of my feet and hands, then soon my whole body blew up like a balloon! Then came the intense joint and muscle pain and the Raynauds and cough, cough, cough!! I spent quite some time in and out of the hospital being treated for "Pneumonia". Then finally after a lung biopsy it was discovered that I had developed lung fibrosis and it was not in fact "Pneumonia". Wasnt long till just walking across the room took all the breath I had, so I started the search for a Dr. who was more knowledgeable in Scleroderma and Praise the Lord I found one!! When I almost crawled into his office, he took one look and said I was in the nick of time! After high doses of steroids and some chemo, things started to look up! I was able to continue working and raise an amazing son! I still take enough meds to equal ...
Mr. Speaker, June begins this week and so does Scleroderma Awareness Month.. What is scleroderma? It is a progressive and chronic connective tissue disorder that can attack internal organs, literally shutting them down one at a time. Other symptoms include weeping ulcers and serious skin deterioration. As many members of the House know, as I have spoken about it before, I watched my mother suffer from scleroderma, and it was heartbreaking. Unfortunately, she is not the only strong woman to be afflicted with scleroderma because the disease overwhelmingly targets women. In fact, almost 80% of sufferers are women.. What is alarming is that incidence of scleroderma is on the rise. However, the good news is that new research on therapeutic measures is making a tangible difference and we are hopeful of a cure on the horizon. I would like to recognize Maureen Sauve, who has been a relentless, passionate, and selfless champion and leader at the national and provincial levels with the Scleroderma ...
Northwestern Medicine researchers have received NIH grants totaling $953,000 to study scleroderma, an autoimmune disease for which there currently is no cure. The grants will enable researchers to identify biomarkers for the disease, and are the first step in developing a national resource for investigators studying scleroderma.
Scleroderma has no known cure. Doctors often treat localized scleroderma with therapies such as moisturizers or corticosteroid medications.
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Read about how different drugs are being tested in order to have a better prognosis for PAH, the risk of which is highest in people with systemic scleroderma.
Scleroderma is a rare disease of the connective tissue. It can cause the tissue in skin, joints, and internal organs to thicken and stiffen. There are three major forms of the disease:
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Doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I was diagnosed with scleroderma 3 years ago. I developed a scar on my abdomen (in the shape of a kiss interestingly enough, its funny) a few months prior. I the...