Lupus

Lupus More Deadly For Asian And Hispanic Americans: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- More Asian and Hispanic people with lupus die prematurely than white patients, a new study reveals. Death rates in San Francisco were nearly six times higher than expected among Hispanic patients with lupus and four times...
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Lung Hemorrhage In Lupus: Which Patients Die?

(MedPage Today) -- Risk factors for mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who develop diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) included older age and longer disease duration, Chinese researchers reported. In a meta-analysis,...
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Physical Inactivity Tied To Depression In Lupus

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Sarah L. Patterson, Laura Trupin, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Rheumatologists, primary care physicians The goal of this study was to examine whether physical inactivity independently predicted...
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Fda Approves Voclosporin For Lupus Nephritis

Lupkynis is a calcineurin-inhibitor immunosuppressant, and is the first oral medication to show effectiveness in lupus nephritis, according to the company. FDA Approvals
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New Insights Into The Link Between Sunlight Exposure And Kidney Damage

A new collaborative study reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
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Study Estimates Prevalence Of Lupus In The U.s.

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- The estimated prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the United States is 72.8/100,000, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Peter M. Izmirly, M.D., from the New...
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More Than 200,000 Americans Have Lupus

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Just over 200,000 Americans have the autoimmune disorder lupus, and minority women are at highest risk, according to a new study. It's the first estimate of how widespread the disease is in the United States. The number...
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Ginger May Guard Against The Progression Of Some Autoimmune Diseases

A new Michigan Medicine study on mice suggests that the primary bioactive compound of ginger root, 6-gingerol, could help counter the autoimmune disorders lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.The researchers found that the mice had lower levels of...
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Hydroxychloroquine Level Tied To Thrombosis Risk In Lupus

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- For patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lower hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) blood levels are associated with a higher risk for thrombotic events, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in Arthritis &...
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New Research Finds Ginger Counters Certain Autoimmune Diseases In Mice

The main bioactive compound of ginger root lowers autoantibody production and helps halt disease progression in mice with antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus.
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Two-thirds Of Lupus Patients Likely To Take Covid-19 Vaccine

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2021 -- Two-thirds of people with lupus are willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the results of a survey released by the Lupus Research Alliance. The Lupus Research Alliance conducted an online survey between Oct....
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American College Of Rheumatology Launches Digital Health Coaching Program For Black And Latina...

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with Pack Health, launched two digital health coaching programs to reduce health disparities among Black women and Latinas living with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).

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Francia Raisa Reacts To 'saved By The Bell' Reboot Joking About Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant

Francia Raisa has broken her silence regarding the Saved By the Bell reboot making jokes about Selena Gomez‘s kidney transplant surgery. If you didn’t know, Francia donated one of her kidneys to Selena back in 2017 amid her battle with...
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Consequence & 9-year-old Son Caiden Drop ‘lost A Million’ & ‘phase 2’ Videos

The videos follow the ATCQ affiliate's lupus diagnosis, which he revealed to HipHopDX in September.
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High B-cell Depletion Succeeds In Lupus Nephritis

(MedPage Today) -- The B-cell depleting monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab (Gazyva) showed efficacy through 2 years for patients with lupus nephritis, a severe complication of systemic lupus erythematosus that affects some 45% of lupus patients and...

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Novel Lupus Agent Succeeds In Phase Ii Trial

(MedPage Today) -- A phase II trial of a monoclonal antibody known as BIIB059, which inhibits the production of interferon type 1, showed efficacy among patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a researcher reported. On the study...
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Hydroxychloroquine Not Linked To Longer Heart Rhythm Intervals In Rheumatoid Arthritis Or Lupus...

New research shows that use of hydroxychloroquine, a generic drug, does not cause any significant differences in QTc length or prolonged QTc, key measures of heart rate, in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Watch For Adverse Events With Tmp-smx In Lupus

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who were given trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole as prophylaxis for Pneumocystis pneumonia faced extra risk for adverse drug reactions relative to other patients considered vulnerable...
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Hydroxychloroquine Not Linked To Longer Heart Rhythm Intervals In Rheumatoid Arthritis Or Lupus...

New research presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting, discovers that use of hydroxychloroquine does not cause any significant differences in QTc length or prolonged QTc in people with rheumatoid arthritis...
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Many With Lupus At High Risk For Adverse Reactions To Pneumocystis Pneumonia Preventive Drug

New research shows that adults with systemic lupus erythematosus, who receive trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) are at high risk for adverse reactions to the drug, particularly if they are also positive for anti-Smith (anti-Sm) antibodies....
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