Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

PF Combined with Emphysema Decreases Survival Rates of Systemic Sclerosis Patients, Data Analysis Shows

Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) impairs lung function and decreases survival rates of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, a retrospective analysis shows. The study “Overall mortality in combined pulmonary brosis and emphysema related to systemic sclerosis” was published in the journal Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases. SSc is caused…

Rituximab Stabilizes Blood Circulation in Small Vessels in Systemic Sclerosis Patients, Study Shows

Treatment with rituximab appears to stabilize microcirculation — blood circulation in small vessels called capillaries — in patients with long-term diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc), a study suggests. The study, “Effects of treatment with rituximab on microcirculation in patients with long-term systemic sclerosis,” was published in BMC Research…