Arthritis in systemic sclerosis: systematic review of the literature and suggestions for the performance of future clinical trials in systemic sclerosis arthritis.

@article{Clements2012ArthritisIS,
  title={Arthritis in systemic sclerosis: systematic review of the literature and suggestions for the performance of future clinical trials in systemic sclerosis arthritis.},
  author={Philip J. Clements and Yannick Allanore and Dinesh Khanna and Minjit Singh and Daniel E. Furst},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          801-14
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is a frequent (between 40-80%) complaint of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Unfortunately, there are virtually no systematic studies of the causes or the management of MSK involvement in SSc and with few exceptions there have been no controlled trials to determine what are and should be the best strategies for managing MSK pain and synovitis in patients with SSc. METHODS A literature search was conducted for published reports that have addressed… CONTINUE READING
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