Handouts for rheumatologists and other clinicians

Clinical Practice Guidelines, Systemic (Sjogren's Foundation sponsored)

Link to the Systemic, Oral, and Ocular Guidelines to print out.    

Sjogren's Pulmonary Clinical Practice Guidelines Summary.  Every rheumatologist, pulmonologist, and PCP should be given a copy. It is a summary of the journal article, which may also be helpful to provide.

The first page of the summary provides an excellent overview of Sjogren's lung disease. It documents the very high rates of lung disease even in asymptomatic patients. It states the importance of evaluating Sjogren's patients with chronic cough for lung disease.

Sjogren's Pulmonary Clinical Practice Guidelines- article (Sjogren's Foundation sponsored) 
Open access journal article that details screening, evaluation, and treatment of Sjogren's lung disease.
Note: If you are printing this out, use the PDF version. The link is at the top of the page. 


Editorial about Patient Perspective by K. M. Hammitt of Sjogren's Foundation.

Great introduction to the struggles patients face with Sjogren's care. Every rheumatologist, Sjogren's patient, and family member should read this! 

Brito-Zeron, P, Ramos-Casals M. Systemic Sjogrens: More than a sicca disease.

Two renowned Sjogren's experts review these basics: Sjogren's is common, serious, and systemic. 

Key Articles:  PDF version is printable. Clinicians are invited to read the annotations (brown font) for a quick clinical review of Sjogren's. The PDF needs some updating to reflect newer information on dysautonomia and Sjogren's lung disease.

Letter to PCPs

Sjogren's should not be called Secondary

Why Language Matters, Sjogren's Quarterly, Fall 2020

Updated 3-14-21