The authors concluded "We found no association between silicone breast implants and connective tissue disease
In the study, entitled "Sitaxsentan Improves 6MW in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Related to Connective Tissue Diseases
(CTD)," 42 patients diagnosed with PAH related to a CTD were assessed for a period of 12 weeks.
This rate may be in the extreme range, but the frequency of patients with connective tissue disease
in the population screened was not much lower than reported in other surveys (1).
Exagen also offers its newest panel, Avise SLE+ Connective Tissue, which is a comprehensive connective tissue disease
diagnostic specifically created to help provide assistance with differential diagnosis of autoimmune diseases.
These new assays will provide physicians the tools needed to further differentiate a positive ANA screen and guide them to a more specific Connective Tissue Disease
Because the presence of anti-ENA antibodies is more predictive for SLE than the sole finding of ANAs (21) and because anti-ENA antibodies may be associated with connective tissue diseases
other than SLE, we were interested in the sensitivity of IIF to detect ENAs.
COX-2 inhibitors, the biologics) and educational developments in the field, UK and US contributors draw from notable recent papers on specific conditions and challenges in diagnosing, imaging, classifying, and treating them: osteoarthritis, gout, and connective tissue diseases
Patients with connective tissue diseases
or acne, on immunosuppressive regimens, and with use of topical steroids within the previous 12 weeks were excluded.
Five-year follow-up of 165 Italian patients with undifferentiated connective tissue diseases
Specialists in pulmonary, respiratory, and critical care, from North America, Europe, and Mexico discuss the clinical, pathologic, physiologic, and radiologic manifestations of ILD; its genetics, genomics, and cellular and molecular biology, including inflammation, coagulation, and fibrinolysis; and clinical manifestations of each of the diseases, such as connective tissue diseases
, pulmonary vasculitis, pneumonias, and smoking-related diseases, their radiologic patterns, histopathologic features, and management of disease processes.
The Centre is located at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London and is a major referral center for connective tissue diseases
and more specifically scleroderma and Raynaud's Phenomenon.
More than two thirds of patients with RPF have idiopathic disease [3,4] However, RPF is sometimes associated with connective tissue diseases
such as polyarteritis nodosa, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.