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The scleroderma research community continued its focus on the development and proper validation of the outcome measures for clinical trials in scleroderma during the special interest group meeting at OMERACT 7. Deliberations focused on progress in the assessment of gastrointestinal disease, renal physiology, vascular damage, and the unique challenges inherent in studying pediatric patients with scleroderma.


Journal article


The Journal of rheumatology

Publication Date





2477 - 2480


University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA.


OMERACT 7 Special Interest Group, Fingers, Humans, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Kidney Diseases, Scleroderma, Localized, Scleroderma, Systemic, Skin Ulcer, Glomerular Filtration Rate, Health Status, Research Design, Quality of Life, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Middle Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Clinical Trials as Topic