Prediction of pulmonary complications and long-term survival in systemic sclerosis.

  title={Prediction of pulmonary complications and long-term survival in systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Svetlana I. Nihtyanova and Benjamin Emmanuel Schreiber and Voon Ong and Daniel H Rosenberg and Pia Moinzadeh and J Gerrard Coghlan and Athol U Wells and Christopher P. Denton},
  journal={Arthritis & rheumatology},
  volume={66 6},
OBJECTIVE To assess survival and incidence of organ-based complications in a large single-center cohort of unselected systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, and to explore predictors of survival and clinically significant pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS The study cohort consisted of 398 consecutive SSc patients, followed up for up to 15 years. Cox proportional hazards analysis with demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics as predictor variables was… CONTINUE READING
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