Author Archives: Jose Marques Lopes PhD

Salivary Gland Ultrasound May Be Added to Validated Criteria for Diagnosing Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, Study Reports

A non-invasive assessment of salivary gland damage by ultrasound may be added to current criteria for primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) diagnosis without lowering their accuracy, according to a large clinical practice study. The inexpensive assessment may replace invasive tests that are unavailable in some centers, which improves the feasibility…

History of Infections Boosts Risk of Developing Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, Study Suggests

Having a history of infections, particularly respiratory, skin, and urogenital infections, increases the risk of developing primary Sjögren’s syndrome, according to a population-based study in Sweden. The study, “Infections increase the risk of developing Sjögren’s syndrome,” appeared in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Environmental factors have…