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  1. Information About COVID-19 for Scleroderma Patients. Patients with scleroderma should take extra precautions to minimize the risk of getting COVID-19. Scleroderma News, 03/19/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  2. Differential expression of the inflammasome complex genes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The data in this investigation emphasized once more the important contribution of inflammasome in SLE-associated inflammation. PubMed, Immunogenetics, 02/05/2020. (Also see Causes of Lupus) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  3. Impaired Swallowing Linked to Depression, Lower Quality of Life in Scleroderma, Study Finds. Swallowing trouble in people with scleroderma is associated with lower quality of life and a higher incidence of depression, a study found. Scleroderma News, 02/05/2020. (Also see Dysphagia and Depression) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  4. Why your Valentine might want hot chocolate for that walk on the beach. Drinking cocoa rich in flavonols might make walking easier for some older adults with poor circulation, a study suggests. Reuters Health, 02/14/2020. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  5. Maternal hypertensive disorders (HDP) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) pregnancy and future cardiovascular outcomes. In women with and without SLE, HDP were associated with a three-fold higher rate of hypertension. PubMed, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 01/31/2020. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Lupus) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  6. Regulation of skin fibrosis by RALDH1-producing dermal dendritic cells (DCs) via retinoic acid-mediated regulatory T cell induction: A role in scleroderma (SSc). This study identified a critical role of dermal DCs as a regulator of Treg development through RALDH1 in bleomycin-treated mice and possibly in human SSc. PubMed, J Dermatol Sci, 01/15/2020. (Also see Dendritic Cells) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  7. An Alzheimer’s Treatment Fails: “We Don’t Have Anything Now”. Drugs to fight brain plaques were tested in people genetically destined to develop dementia, but the drugs failed. New York Times, 02/10/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  8. Angiotensin II receptor agonist antibodies (AT1R-AAs) are associated with microvascular damage in lupus nephritis (LN). AT1R-AAs are prevalent in active LN patients and are associated with histologic features of microvascular damage. PubMed, Lupus, 2020 Feb 10:961203320904787. (Also see Antibodies in Lupus) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  9. Hi Ronald, Sorry that your digital ulcers are such a painful problem for you. Thankfully, I've never suffered with them, but I would imagine that if they do become infected, antibiotics would probably help. However, I have no medical training, so really the best person to advise you is your doctor/scleroderma expert. Kind regards,
  10. Exploring the impact of paediatric localized scleroderma (LS) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL): Focus groups with youth and caregivers. This is the first qualitative study of HRQoL in LS to include all major LS subtypes. PubMed, Br J Dermatol, 01/18/2020. (Also see Coping with a Child's Chronic Illness) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  11. Why Doctors Dismiss Dizziness. It’s one of the most common medical complaints, but patients say many doctors don’t take it seriously. New York Times, 02/10/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  12. Hi Margaret, I can understand why you're very worried about Gareth and scared that his vulnerability will make it so difficult to keep him well. I'm wishing you and the family (and in fact all our members) the very best and hoping we can all come out the other side successfully. Best wishes to you all,
  13. Hi Dimarzio I actually received a text today from the NHS telling me to stay at home for 12 weeks (obviously they consider me to be a risk.) I do agree and was self isolating anyway (obviously things have galloped on a bit since we first posted on this topic.) It wouldn't surprise me if the whole UK were forced into lockdown, as so many people seem to regard the advice to "stay at home" as a sort of extra Bank Holiday (witness the crowds flocking to the coastal resorts and countryside - I bet the locals were thrilled about that!!) Kind regards,
  14. Why Doctors Dismiss Dizziness. It’s one of the most common medical complaints, but patients say many doctors don’t take it seriously. New York Times, 02/10/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  15. Association between vitamin D and fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a cross-sectional study. This cross-sectional study found no evidence of association between vitamin D and fatigue in patients with RA. PubMed, BMJ Open, 2020 Feb 6;10(2):e034935. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin D) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
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