ESVM guidelines: the diagnosis and management of Raynaud's phenomenon

Jill Belch (Lead / Corresponding author), Anita Carlizza, Patrick H. Carpentier, Joel Constans, Faisel Khan, Jean-Claude Wautrecht, Adriana Visona, Christian Heiss, Marianne Brodeman, Zsolt Pécsvárady, Karel Roztocil, Mary-Paula Colgan, Dragan Vasic, Anders Gottsäter, Beatrice Amann-Vesti, Ali Chraim, Pavel Poredoš, Dan-Mircea Olinic, Juraj Madaric, Sigrid NikolAriane L. Herrick, Muriel Sprynger, Peter Klein-Weigel, Franz Hafner, Daniel Staub, Zan Zeman

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Abstract

Regarding the clinical diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon and its associated conditions, investigations and treatment are substantial, and yet no international consensus has been published regarding the medical management of patients presenting with this condition. Most knowledge on this topic derives from epidemiological surveys and observational studies; few randomized studies are available, almost all relating to drug treatment, and thus these guidelines were developed as an expert consensus document to aid in the diagnosis and management of Raynaud's phenomenon. This consensus document starts with a clarification about the definition and terminology of Raynaud's phenomenon and covers the differential and aetiological diagnoses as well as the symptomatic treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-423
Number of pages11
JournalVASA
Volume46
Issue number6
Early online date12 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Raynaud’s
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Vasospasm
  • Hand arm vibration

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    Belch, J., Carlizza, A., Carpentier, P. H., Constans, J., Khan, F., Wautrecht, J-C., Visona, A., Heiss, C., Brodeman, M., Pécsvárady, Z., Roztocil, K., Colgan, M-P., Vasic, D., Gottsäter, A., Amann-Vesti, B., Chraim, A., Poredoš, P., Olinic, D-M., Madaric, J., ... Zeman, Z. (2017). ESVM guidelines: the diagnosis and management of Raynaud's phenomenon. VASA, 46(6), 413-423. https://doi.org/10.1024/0301-1526/a000661