Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis: Improved Screening Methods Identified

Author: Alissa Woods, PhD
Date Published: January-2015
Source: Scleroderma News

A collaborative group of researchers, based in Australia and China, have found that early screening for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) using two recently developed methods resulted in identification of PAH in 100% of individuals screened. The study, titled A Comparison of the Predictive Accuracy of Three Screening Models for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis appeared January 18th, 2015 in Arthritis Research & Therapy.