McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)

Scleroderma is an autoimmune, rheumatic, and chronic disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. (“Connective tissue” is widespread. It adds strength to organs and other parts of the body.) Connective tissue is made of many kinds of proteins. Among them is collagen of the skin. Scleroderma literally means hard skin.

Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center

Hamilton Scleroderma Group Patient Education Forum 2017:
Living with Scleroderma

Nader Khalidi

This series of videos present medical experts talking about different aspects of scleroderma care.

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Hamilton Scleroderma Group Patient Education Forum 2016

Video about Hamilton Scleroderma Group Patient Education Forum 2016

This video presents a variety of topics related to scleroderma management and care and is followed by a question-and-answer panel session.

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An Overview of Scleroderma Part 1: Breaking It Down

Forms of scleroderma video

Discusses the different forms of scleroderma and the problems associated with each.

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An Overview of Scleroderma Part 2: Treatment and Management

Treatment and management of scleroderma video

Outlines the treatment and management of scleroderma and the resources to help those affected by the disease.

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An Overview of Scleroderma Part 3: Nutrition for Patients

Nutrition and schleroderma video

Although nutritional changes will not treat scleroderma, appropriate diets can reduce associated symptoms and improve quality of life.

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Unmasking the Causes of Scleroderma

Causes of Scleroderma video

Scleroderma is caused not by one particular factor but a combination including environmental factors, lifestyle and genetics.

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Scleroderma — It's not just cold feet

Scleroderma clinical seminar video

In this seminar Dr. Maggie Larché presents a clinical view of scleroderma (systemic sclerosis): what are its features, what treatment options are available and what is a patient's prespective.

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Scleroderma Basic Research

Schleroderma research seminar

In this seminar Dr. Mark Larché presents a research perspective on scleroderma.

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Tour of Drug Therapies for Scleroderma

Drugs that treat schleroderma video

Overview of the different types of medications used to treat scleroderma.

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Relationship between Scleroderma and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Schleroderma and pulmonary fibrosis video

Potential mechanisms, risk factors and treatments for patients suffering with pulmonary fibrosis that is asscocated with scleroderma.

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Exploring Raynaud's Phenomenon

Raynaud's Phenomenon video

What is Raynaud’s phenomenon? What are its symptoms and risk factors? How does the disease work? What are the treatments for the disease?

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Scleroderma Renal Crisis

Scleroderma Renal Crisis video

Scleroderma Renal Crisis, a very rare yet dangerous complication of scleroderma, is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin and internal organs.

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Scleroderma Infographic

Scleroderma Infographic video

Utilizes charts and diagrams to present information and data about scleroderma.

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What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

autoimmune diseases video

An autoimmune disease causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue and cells instead of harmful substances.

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