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Scleroderma Week

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Free CME/CNE Credits

The Scleroderma Foundation proudly announced its first ever free CME program for doctors and nurses earlier this year. Credits are available online. More credits will be offered in person in select cities. Check back for more updates.

Scleroderma Professional’s Membership Program

The Foundation’s membership program helps physicians and academics keep in touch with what is happening in scleroderma research.

Research Grant Program

The Scleroderma Foundation is a leading nonprofit supporter of scleroderma research.The Foundation budgets an average of $1 million each year to find the cause and cure of scleroderma.

Scleroderma Foundation Multi-Center Collaborative Grant

The Scleroderma Foundation’s newest research initiative involves multi-center research funding. It is an exciting opportunity for our research and treatment centers to work together to try and discover a cure. Find more information here.

Scleroderma Foundation Physician Books

The Scleroderma Foundation keeps a list of books that can be helpful to physicians. The list is available here:


ATS Journal articles on Scleroderma

Scleroderma: AJRCCM

Hemodynamic Predictors of Survival in Scleroderma-related Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Volume: 182, Issue: 2 (July 15, 2010)
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Gastroesophageal Reflux and Pulmonary Fibrosis in Scleroderma
Volume: 179, Issue: 5 (March 1, 2009)
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Borderline Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Is Associated with Decreased Exercise Capacity in Scleroderma
Volume: 180, Issue: 9 (November 1, 2009)
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Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Response to Cyclophosphamide in Scleroderma Interstitial Lung Disease
Volume: 177, Issue: 1 (January 1, 2008)
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Effects of 1-Year Treatment with Cyclophosphamide on Outcomes at 2 Years in Scleroderma Lung Disease
Volume: 176, Issue: 10 (November 15, 2007)
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Partitioning of Alveolar and Conducting Airway Nitric Oxide in Scleroderma Lung Disease
Volume: 165, Issue: 12 (June 15, 2002)
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Mast Cells' Contribution to the Fibrosing Alveolitis of the Scleroderma Lung
Volume: 147, Issue: 6_pt_1 (June, 1993)
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Scleroderma: AJRCMB

Resistin-Like Molecule-β in Scleroderma-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension
Volume: 41, Issue: 5 (November, 2009)
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Curcumin-Induced Apoptosis in Scleroderma Lung Fibroblasts: Role of Protein Kinase Cε
 Volume: 31, Issue: 1 (July, 2004)
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Gene Expression in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cells from Scleroderma Patients
Volume: 26, Issue: 5 (May, 2002)
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Fibronectin Gene Polymorphisms Associated with Fibrosing Alveolitis in Systemic Sclerosis
Volume: 20, Issue: 1 (January, 1999)
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Scleroderma bronchoalveolar lavage fluid contains thrombin, a mediator of human lung fibroblast proliferation via induction of platelet-derived growth factor alpha-receptor.
Volume: 10, Issue: 4 (April, 1994)
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Scleroderma: Annals

State of the Art. Mechanisms of Scleroderma-induced Lung Disease
Volume: 4, Issue: 5 (August, 2007)
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ATS Statements, Guidelines and Reports

ATS Statements, Guidelines and Reports are printed in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. These documents are also available in PDF format. You may download one copy of any ATS document; there is no charge for this service. Some examples below: