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  1. Is THIS why diabetes sufferers are vulnerable to coronavirus? Scientists have discovered a pattern that may help explain why people with chronic diseases are at greater risk from coronavirus. Mail Online, 06/16/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  2. The International Scleroderma Network thanks United Therapeutics for their sponsorship support. Posted 07/06/2020.
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): The Impact of Mental Health on Disease: A Narrative Review. It is important to determine the most appropriate tool to monitor mental health well-being and quality of life of RA patients in rheumatology outpatient clinics. PubMed, Rheumatol Ther, 06/13/2020. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  4. Development and Assessment of a Novel Lung Ultrasound (LUS) Interpretation Criteria for the Detection of Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis (SSC-ILD). We developed a novel LUS examination technique and interpretation criteria that are highly sensitive and specific for SSc-ILD detection in an SSc cohort. PubMed, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 05/31/2020. (Also see Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  5. Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network. Posted 07/04/2020.
  6. UK's COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike. Britain’s system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire as it grappled with the development of a tracking app. Reuters Health, 05/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  7. Radioscapholunate arthrodesis versus radiolunate arthrodesis in rheumatoid wrist surgery: clinical and radiographic outcomes. Our results have shown that radiolunate arthrodesis remains a reliable surgical procedure for advanced rheumatoid wrist. PubMed, Hand Surg Rehabil, 04/22/2020. (Also see Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  8. The International Scleroderma Network thanks Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. for their sponsorship support. Posted 07/02/2020.
  9. Hi Nan, Welcome to these forums! I'm sorry to hear that you're suffering with morphea and have such unpleasant symptoms because of hives. As the symptoms have been diagnosed as a side effect of your medication and stopping it has not brought about any relief, I would suggest that you consult a listed scleroderma expert/dermatologist, in order that further investigations can be made and a complete treatment plan decided upon. Kind regards,
  10. Older age onset of systemic sclerosis (SSc) - accelerated disease progression in all disease subsets. In this large registry, 25% of patients developed SSc at an age above 60 years with an increased frequency of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis. PubMed, Rheumatology (Oxford), 04/24/2020. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  11. What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Reuters Health, 05/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  12. Study on the relationship between hyperthyroidism and vascular endothelial cell damage. Hyperthyroidism can damage the vascular endothelium and is a high-risk factor for cardio-cerebrovascular disease. PubMed, Sci Rep, 2020 Apr 24;10(1):6992. (Also see Graves' Disease and Vascular Involvement) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  13. Interleukin-31 promotes pathogenic mechanisms underlying skin and lung fibrosis in scleroderma. IL-31/IL-31RA is confirmed as a candidate pro-fibrotic pathway, which may contribute to skin and lung fibrosis in a subset of scleroderma patients. PubMed, Rheumatology (Oxford), 05/04/2020. (Also see Interleukins) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  14. Drug overdose deaths drop in U.S. as other deaths of despair rise, report finds. Combined deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in the U.S. plateaued in 2018 for the first time in two decades, according to a report. NBC Health News, 05/21/2020. (Also see Suicide Prevention) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  15. A Population-based Study of Risk Factors for Heart Failure in Pediatric and Adult-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Hypertension remains an important traditional cardiovascular risk factor across all ages and should be managed aggressively even in younger patients with SLE. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 05/03/2020. (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.
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