International Journal of Rheumatology

Vascular Disease in Systemic Sclerosis


Publishing date
15 Oct 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Apr 2010

Lead Editor

1Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine; Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA

2Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

3Division of Rheumatology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

4Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

5Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA


Vascular Disease in Systemic Sclerosis

Description

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by widespread fibrosis affecting the skin, internal organs, and vasculature. Vascular disease with intimal proliferation and obliterative vasculopathy is extremely prevalent in SSc, most commonly manifesting as Raynaud's phenomenon and digital ulcerations. Other manifestations of vascular disease occur less frequently in patients with SSc, including pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), ischemic digital loss, peripheral vascular disease, and renal crisis. The prevalence of macrovascular involvement, including coronary artery disease (CAD), carotid atherosclerosis and cerebral vascular ischemia, has not been thoroughly evaluated.

We invite authors to present original research articles or review articles that evaluate the epidemiology, natural history, complications, and/or treatment of vascular disease in patients with SSc. We are particularly interested in manuscripts exploring novel therapeutic options and potential biomarkers for PAH, digital ischemia, and renal crisis, as well as epidemiologic studies on CAD and atherosclerosis.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical efficacy and toxicity studies of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of PAH, digital ischemia, or renal crisis
  • Evaluation of potential biomarkers or devices for diagnosis and prognosis of vascular disease in SSc
  • Epidemiologic and natural history studies of less common macrovascular manifestations of SSc

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijr/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 747946
  • - Clinical Study

Lower Extremity Ulcers in Systemic Sclerosis: Features and Response to Therapy

Victoria K. Shanmugam | Patricia Price | ... | Virginia D. Steen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 538589
  • - Review Article

Renal Manifestations in Scleroderma: Evidence for Subclinical Renal Disease as a Marker of Vasculopathy

Victoria K. Shanmugam | Virginia D. Steen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 784947
  • - Review Article

Capillaroscopy as an Outcome Measure for Clinical Trials on the Peripheral Vasculopathy in SSc—Is It Useful?

Maurizio Cutolo | Alberto Sulli | ... | Vanessa Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 287248
  • - Review Article

Vascular Complications of Systemic Sclerosis during Pregnancy

Eliza F. Chakravarty
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 362868
  • - Review Article

The Vascular Microenvironment and Systemic Sclerosis

Tracy Frech | Nathan Hatton | ... | Allen Sawitzke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 148528
  • - Review Article

Microscopic Polyangiitis in Systemic Sclerosis

Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 139020
  • - Review Article

Vascular Alterations and Sexual Function in Systemic Sclerosis

Ann Julie Impens | James R. Seibold
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 720305
  • - Review Article

Interleukin-6 as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Yoshiaki Furuya | Toru Satoh | Masataka Kuwana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 543704
  • - Review Article

Scleroderma Renal Crisis: A Pathology Perspective

Ibrahim Batal | Robyn T. Domsic | ... | Sheldon Bastacky
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