Challenging Complications of Systemic Sclerosis

Session Type: ACR Clinical Symposia
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
W375c (McCormick Place West)
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Session Overview:
Complications of systemic sclerosis are challenging to manage and significantly impact quality of life. This session will review three long-term issues that are recognized in scleroderma and will review current evidence on managing these complications.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • recognize the cardiac complications of scleroderma and the current evidence to guide management of these complications
  • recognize the gastrointestinal complications associated with scleroderma and apply the current evidence to managing patients with these complications
  • discuss some of the challenging complications of scleroderma including arthritis, tendon rubs, neuropathy and vasculitis

Moderators: Laura K. Hummers, MD, ScM, Johns Hopkins University and Victoria K. Shanmugam, MBBS, MRCP, Georgetown University Hospital
Talks:
4:30 PM
Cardiac Involvement from Scleroderma
Yannick Allanore, Paris Descartes University, Rheumatology A department, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France
4:55 PM
Gastrointestinal Involvement in Scleroderma
Romy Christmann, Boston University, Boston, MA
5:20 PM
Scleroderma Associated Arthritis, Tendon Rubs, Neuropathy and Vasculitis
Virginia D. Steen, Georgetown Univ Medical Center, Washington, DC
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