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Systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease - proposed recommendations for future randomized clinical trials.

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2010 Vol.28, N°2 ,Suppl.58
PI 0055, PF 0062

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PMID: 20576216 [PubMed]

Received: 10/05/2010
Accepted : 11/05/2010
In Press: 24/06/2010
Published: 24/06/2010


Pulmonary disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Recent well-designed trials in SSc-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) have provided important insights regarding outcome measures and trial design. Recent investigations into the pathogenesis of SSc-ILD have led to a renewed interest in assessing targeted therapies in SSc-ILD. With this in mind, we propose recommendations for the design of future SSc-ILD studies in this review.

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