Lupus: Using Diet and Nutrition to Improve Symptoms and Outcomes

Consuming adequate amounts of the right nutrients, and limiting others, can help relieve symptoms and improve outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Applying Precision Medicine to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Clinicians and researchers weigh in on the advent of precision medicine for the treatment of SLE.

EULAR Updates Recommendations for Reproductive Planning in SLE

Multidisciplinary experts provide 12 recommendations for the planning and management of pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

A female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presents to the emergency department with an 8 week history of dyspnea, dysphonia, and non-productive cough.

Allograft Survival After Renal Transplantation for Lupus Nephritis

Transplantation is a suitable option for some patients with end-stage renal disease associated with lupus nephritis after careful consideration of several factors.

Revisiting SLE-Related Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction

Intestinal pseudo-obstruction has been considered a rare complication of SLE, but the condition has not been well defined, with most information coming from case reports.

Can Pharmacogenetics and Precision Medicine Change the Future of SLE Diagnosis and Treatment?

New research may help clinicians better identify individuals with the greatest risk for specific clinical disease features of SLE.

Renal Biopsy: Impact on Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Clinical Decision Making in Lupus Nephritis

Although renal biopsy is relatively safe and serious complications are uncommon, the risk of bleeding and other adverse events remains a key concern.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Headache, Confusion, and Seizures in a Patient With SLE

Since certain syndromes are associated with good prognosis in a majority of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, prompt diagnosis and initiation of early goal-directed treatment ...

Pain Coping and Catastrophizing in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Researchers identify pain factors to improve care for patients with lupus.

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Reduced Psychosocial Reserve Linked to Increased SLE Disease Burden

Reduced Psychosocial Reserve Linked to Increased SLE Disease Burden

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and low self-esteem reported higher levels of anxiety and depression.

Elevated Disease Markers Identified in Relatives of Patients With Lupus

Elevated Disease Markers Identified in Relatives of Patients With Lupus

Changes in levels of soluble mediators may predict SLE transition in unaffected relatives of patients.

Lupus Family Planning Recommendations Issued by EULAR

Lupus Family Planning Recommendations Issued by EULAR

A European League Against Rheumatism writing committee has issued recommendations for family planning for women with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome based on a systemic review.

Adults With Lupus More Likely to Have Depression and Anxiety

Adults With Lupus More Likely to Have Depression and Anxiety

The researchers conducted a systematic review of data from 59 studies.

Immunosuppressants Effective for Early Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Treatment

Immunosuppressants Effective for Early Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Treatment

Prospective, observational study assessed 4 treatment protocols and their effects on skin thickening.

Researchers Examine Potential Key to Future Lupus Treatments

Researchers Examine Potential Key to Future Lupus Treatments

Research examined virus-independent activation of MAVS protein in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Drug-Induced Lupus Observed With Adalimumab Treatment For Psoriasis

Drug-Induced Lupus Observed With Adalimumab Treatment For Psoriasis

Investigators observe patient develop drug-induced lupus while taking biologic treatment for psoriasis.

Lupus Research Grants Available for Post-Graduate Study

Lupus Research Grants Available for Post-Graduate Study

The Lupus Foundation of America is now accepting applications for 8 grants, with dedicated awards to minority applicants, pediatric research, and research that has an impact on rural areas.

In Vitro Fertilization is Safe and Effective in SLE and APS

In Vitro Fertilization is Safe and Effective in SLE and APS

Study evaluated the complications and success rates for IVF in women with systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid syndrome.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Increases Incidence of High-Risk HPV

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Increases Incidence of High-Risk HPV

Three-year follow-up shows statistically significant increase in cumulative presence of HPV infection.

End-Stage Renal Disease Risk Higher in SLE Patients Hospitalized for Infections

End-Stage Renal Disease Risk Higher in SLE Patients Hospitalized for Infections

End-stage renal disease is 5-fold more likely to develop in patients with 3 or more infection-related hospitalizations versus none.

Cognitive Dysfunction, Memory Impairment Evaluated by fMRI in Non-Neuropsychiatric SLE

Cognitive Dysfunction, Memory Impairment Evaluated by fMRI in Non-Neuropsychiatric SLE

Functional MRI imaging in patients with non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus found that defects in spatial working memory and cognitive dysfunction were related to damage in specific neural networks.

SLE Patients With Lupus Nephritis Have Higher Cardiovascular Event Risk

SLE Patients With Lupus Nephritis Have Higher Cardiovascular Event Risk

Lupus nephritis a risk factor for some, but not all, cardiovascular outcomes in study of patients with SLE.

Depression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Depression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Women with systemic lupus erythematosus and depression were more likely to have increased carotid intima-media thickness compared with those with SLE without depression.

Efficacy of Influenza Vaccination in Adults With SLE

Efficacy of Influenza Vaccination in Adults With SLE

Influenza vaccination reduced risk of hospitalization, pneumonia, ICU admission, in-hospital dialysis, and death.

No Increased Risk of CV Death in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

No Increased Risk of CV Death in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) were assessed for their risk of cerebrovascular accidents, ischemic heart disease, and peripheral arterial disease.

Efficacy of Targeted Interferon-α Inhibition in SLE

Efficacy of Targeted Interferon-α Inhibition in SLE

Eligible participants participated in a phase IIb trial of sifalimumab to determine the drug's effect on moderate-to-severe active SLE.

Extended Safety and Efficacy Data for Belimumab in SLE

Extended Safety and Efficacy Data for Belimumab in SLE

Long-term safety and efficacy data from a continuation study of Benlysta in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been released.

RCT: Mind-Body Training Improves Depressive Symptoms in SLE

RCT: Mind-Body Training Improves Depressive Symptoms in SLE

A randomized-control trial found that mind-body skills training improved depressive symptoms in patients with SLE.

Algorithmic Intervention Improves Access to SLE Specialty Care

Algorithmic Intervention Improves Access to SLE Specialty Care

The institution of an algorithmic approach to diagnostic testing for SLE improved access to specialty care in a safety net system providing health care to the underserved.

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