With over three years of experience in the medical communications business, Catarina holds a BSc. in Biomedical Sciences and a MSc. in Neurosciences. Apart from writing, she has been involved in patient-oriented translational and clinical research.
Changes in four DNA spots influence the risk of developing both scleroderma and Crohn’s disease, researches found. One of the spots hadn’t previously been associated with either disease. The ... Read more
Swallowing trouble in people with scleroderma is associated with lower quality of life and a higher incidence of depression, a study found. The study, “Oropharyngeal swallowing functions are impaired ... Read more
Genetic testing may allow physicians to better distinguish scleroderma from its overlap syndromes and help to predict the disease’s likely course, a study reports. The study, “Whole blood gene ... Read more
Using a new stem cell-based model, researchers have discovered a molecule that can reverse tissue damage caused by inflammation and fibrosis (scarring), a study shows. The study, “Modeling Progressive ... Read more
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), along with an algorithm that considers both lung and heart functions, can help lower the unnecessary use of right heart catheterization to determine if a ... Read more
Blood levels of three types of immune cells — neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes — may be associated with digital ulcers and disease severity in systemic sclerosis, researchers report. Their ... Read more
Different types of systemic sclerosis-related autoantibodies may lead to different presentations of the disease, and affect distinct groups of internal organs, research suggests. The study reporting the findings, “Clinical ... Read more