Registry of the Spanish Network for Systemic Sclerosis

  title={Registry of the Spanish Network for Systemic Sclerosis},
  author={C. P. Sime{\'o}n-Aznar and Vicent Fonollosa-Pl{\'a} and Carles Tolosa-Vilella and Gerard Espinosa-Garriga and Mercedes Campillo-Grau and Manuel Ramos-Casals and F. J. Garc{\'i}a-Hern{\'a}ndez and M. J. Castillo-Palma and Julio S{\'a}nchez-Rom{\'a}n and J. L. Callejas-Rubio and Norb{\'e}rto Ortego-Centeno and M. V. Egurbide-Arberas and Luis Trapiellla-Mart{\'i}nez and Luis Caminal-Montero and Luis S{\'a}ez-Comet and Jos{\'e} Velilla-Marco and M. T. Camps-Garc{\'i}a and Enrique de Ram{\'o}n-Garrido and E. M. Esteban-Marcos and Lucio Pallar{\'e}s-Ferreres and Nuria Navarrete-Navarrete and J. A. Vargas-Hitos and Ricardo G{\'o}mez de la Torre and Gonzalo Salvador-Cervell{\'o} and J. J. Rios-Blanco and Miquel Vilardell-Tarr{\'e}s},
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare, multisystem disease showing a large individual variability in disease progression and prognosis. In the present study, we assess survival, causes of death, and risk factors of mortality in a large series of Spanish SSc patients. Consecutive SSc patients fulfilling criteria of the classification by LeRoy were recruited in the survey. Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional-hazards models were used to analyze survival and to identify predictors of mortality. Among… CONTINUE READING