Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
This week, a phase III trial for investigational drug voclosporin for lupus nephritis treatment was approved, prolonged insomnia may lead to less robust bone formation — causing osteoporosis and bone fractures — and researchers found that women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol daily have a reduced risk of developing systemic lupus erythmatosus.
Asia-Pacific Lupus Collaborative's low-disease activity score can predict risk of flare-ups, according to research from a group at Hong Kong University.
The study evaluated 2 groups of women from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHSII cohorts, examining alcohol consumption and the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Study of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in China evaluates quality of life measures in several areas.
New guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis treatment with DMARDs and money being steered into lupus research highlight this week's The Handoff.
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and low self-esteem reported higher levels of anxiety and depression.
An observational cohort study of 4961 women with completed pregnancies and a recorded diagnosis of systemic inflammatory conditions.
Changes in levels of soluble mediators may predict SLE transition in unaffected relatives of patients.
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.
Consuming adequate amounts of the right nutrients, and limiting others, can help relieve symptoms and improve outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Study reviewed information from 1.8 million individuals in England admitted to a hospital with an autoimmune disease.
Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.
The researchers conducted a systematic review of data from 59 studies.
Research examined virus-independent activation of MAVS protein in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Investigators observe patient develop drug-induced lupus while taking biologic treatment for psoriasis.
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.
Study evaluated the complications and success rates for IVF in women with systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid syndrome.
Three-year follow-up shows statistically significant increase in cumulative presence of HPV infection.
End-stage renal disease is 5-fold more likely to develop in patients with 3 or more infection-related hospitalizations versus none.
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.
Women with systemic lupus erythematosus and depression were more likely to have increased carotid intima-media thickness compared with those with SLE without depression.
Patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) were assessed for their risk of cerebrovascular accidents, ischemic heart disease, and peripheral arterial disease.
Eligible participants participated in a phase IIb trial of sifalimumab to determine the drug's effect on moderate-to-severe active SLE.
A randomized-control trial found that mind-body skills training improved depressive symptoms in patients with SLE.
Although many patients do not typically consider SLE to be a risk factor for CVD, research indicates that these patients are at a higher risk for CVD and related diseases.
Multidisciplinary experts provide 12 recommendations for the planning and management of pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome.
The Renal Activity Index for Lupus (RAIL) was developed by researchers utilizing urinary biomarkers of LN as a way non-invasively assess degrees of LN inflammation.
A shared genetic locus (COG6) increased the risk for both systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Children with prolonged partial thromboplastin time (PTT) should be screened for lupus anticoagulant (LAC), regardless of their history of bleeding problem
Retrospective data from a single center showed that 22.4% of patients with SLE will have a disease flare even after 3 years of remission. What are the implications for clinical follow-up?
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