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Ardy Fenando, MD: Autonomic Dysfunction in Sjögren’s Disease


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Poster Presenter: Ardy Fenando, MD, Rheumatology Fellow, University of Kansas

Poster Title: Autonomic Dysfunction in Sjögren’s Disease

Ignite Session 7C
Monday, November 14 | 1:25–1:30 p.m. ET | South Philly Stage
All ACR Convergence 2022 poster presentations are available on demand to registered meeting participants through October 31, 2023.

What is your poster about?
This poster is about evaluating the severity of autonomic dysfunction in Sjögren’s disease patients in comparison to fibromyalgia and healthy controls.

Why did you decide to investigate this topic?
Autonomic dysfunction in Sjögren’s disease tends to be overlooked and undertreated. In addition, I want to emphasize the symptoms’ burden goes beyond sicca symptoms.

What are you working on next related to this research?
I am currently working on getting this research published, but digging deeper into Sjögren’s-related autonomic dysfunction, especially incorporating more objective measures such as tilt table testing, is something I foresee in the future.

What excites you most about your work?
I am excited that in this study, we stratified Sjögren’s patients into four subsets based on the stratification method developed by Dr. Tarn et al. to exploit heterogeneity in Sjögren’s disease. I am hopeful this will be the future of Sjögren’s research.


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