Mod Rheumatol 2018 May 19;28(3):518-522. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
b Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Research , Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , New Brunswick , NJ , USA.
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Semin Arthritis Rheum 2016 12 2;46(3):344-349. Epub 2016 Jun 2.
Department of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1000 Welch Road, Suite 203 MC 5755, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Electronic address:
Objectives: We sought to identify the clinical factors associated with calcinosis in an international multicenter collaborative effort with the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC).
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of 5218 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Logistic regression was used to obtain odds ratios (OR) relating calcinosis to various clinical features in multivariate analyses. Read More
Semin Arthritis Rheum 2016 10 18;46(2):200-8. Epub 2016 May 18.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Valld'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.
Objective: Digital ulcers (DU) are the most common vascular complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). We compared the characteristics between patients with prior or current DU with those never affected and evaluated whether a history of DU may be a predictor of vascular, organ involvement, and/or death in patients with SSc.
Methods: Data from SSc patients with or without prior or current DU were collected by 19 referral centers in an ongoing registry of Spanish SSc patients, named Registro de ESCLErodermia (RESCLE). Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(51):e8980
Division of Rheumatology, University of California San Francisco, CA.
Racial differences exist in the severity of systemic sclerosis (SSc). To enhance our knowledge about SSc in African Americans, we established a comprehensive clinical database from the largest multicenter cohort of African American SSc patients assembled to date (the Genome Research in African American Scleroderma Patients (GRASP) cohort).African American SSc patients were enrolled retrospectively and prospectively over a 30-year period (1987-2016), from 18 academic centers throughout the United States. Read More
Scand J Rheumatol 2016 8;45(2):114-7. Epub 2015 Oct 8.
a Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust , The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre , Manchester , UK.
Objectives: Systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related calcinosis is often painful and disabling. Our aim was to examine its clinical and serological associates, and whether it is possible to build a model to predict the presence of calcinosis.
Method: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Read More