About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to highlight the importance of collaborations among basic researchers, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, and others in translational research and clinical management of patients with SARDs and lung involvement. Studies involving rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, inflammatory myopathies, Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and mixed connective tissue disease can be included. The ultimate goal is to create an article collection that will increase our knowledge about pathogenetic pathways, screening and diagnostic tools, disease course evaluation, and prognostic markers.
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research articles, pharmacological intervention studies, reviews, mini-reviews, perspectives, short communications, as well as theoretical papers, opinions, and methods relevant to this article collection that will cover topics such as:
- genetic and molecular mechanisms associated with lung involvement in patients with SARDs
- screening and diagnostic tools, including clinical markers, biomarkers, and radiological features for each respiratory manifestation
- prognostic markers for disease course, progressive fibrosis, and mortality
- novel treatment options in each respiratory involvement
Keywords: connective tissue diseases (CTDs), interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, inflammatory myositis, systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs)
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