AURORA study: Voclosporin safe, effective for lupus nephritis

December 6, 2019
Phase 3 results from the AURORA study demonstrated combining voclosporin with mycophenolate and low-dose corticosteroids was superior to standard…

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Podcasts driving a revolution in rheumatology medical education

December 6, 2019
When journalist Ben Hammersley coined the word “podcast” in 2004, he was attempting to put a name to the phenomenon resulting from the…

In the Journals

Risk for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases 5-times higher in psoriasis

December 3, 2019
Among a large cohort of patients with psoriasis, researchers found around 20% had an immune-mediated inflammatory disease develop before psoriasis…

In the Journals

Hair loss in systemic lupus may indicate active disease

November 27, 2019
Hair loss in systemic lupus erythematosus can indicate active disease, and nonscarring alopecia shows changes unique to lupus on histology and direct…

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Scarcity of lupus assays in developing countries limit utility of international criteria, trials

November 27, 2019
ATLANTA — Limited access to supportive laboratory assays in developing countries significantly reduces the diagnostic utility of the ACR/EULAR…

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TULIP-1: Anifrolumab fails primary endpoint, confers clinical benefit in SLE

November 26, 2019
ATLANTA — Although a 300 mg dose of anifrolumab failed to meet the primary endpoint of systemic lupus erythematosus responder index, a post-hoc…

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Study finds pathway for UVB light exposure as trigger for flares in SLE

November 25, 2019
ATLANTA — Upregulation of the cGAS-STING pathway may be implicated in disease flares of systemic lupus erythematosus that are triggered by…

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Lupus Foundation of America encourages patient self-management

November 22, 2019
ATLANTA — The Lupus Foundation of America conducted two studies that aimed to help patients feel empowered and motivated to self-manage their…

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Experts create algorithm for management of cutaneous manifestations in lupus

November 20, 2019
Researchers compiled a treatment algorithm for cutaneous manifestations of lupus erythematosus based on data from 104 studies, according to a study…

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Pain, fatigue topped list of symptoms most important to patients with rheumatic disease

November 19, 2019
ATLANTA — A vast majority of patients with a cross-section of rheumatic diseases reported that pain, fatigue and mental health issues were…

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Any smoking exposure in patients with lupus affects cutaneous manifestations

November 15, 2019
Researchers suggested there is a dose relationship between smoking exposure and cutaneous manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus, which…

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PATCH study: Hydroxychloroquine may prevent recurrence of congenital heart block in neonates

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Among mothers with anti-Ro antibodies who had previously delivered a baby with congenital heart block, hydroxychloroquine was…

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Patients with lupus nephritis in remission have wide fluctuations in serum creatinine

November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers of a poster presented at ASN Kidney Week observed wide fluctuations in serum creatinine in patients with lupus…

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More than 30% of PCPs fail to follow physical activity guidance for RA patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — Nearly one-third of primary care providers who treat patients with arthritis failed to follow Exercise Is Medicine guidance for…

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Cardiovascular events in SLE peak 1-2 years post diagnosis, highest risk among black patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — The incidence of cardiovascular events related to systemic lupus erythematosus peaks at 1 to 2 years following diagnosis, with an…

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Risk for death after coronary revascularization doubled in patients with SLE vs. diabetes

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Patients on Medicaid with systemic lupus erythematosus who underwent coronary revascularization procedures had 1.7 times higher…

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Sudden weather changes may trigger organ-specific lupus flares

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Atmospheric changes and associated environmental stressors within 10 days of a clinic visit were linked to organ-specific lupus…

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VIDEO: Complete depletion of peripheral B cells with obinutuzumab in lupus nephritis

November 8, 2019
WASHINGTON — At ASN Kidney Week, Brad H. Rovin, MD, presented results of the NOBILITY trial, a phase 2 randomized, controlled study of…

In the Journals

Opioid overdose, vaccine preventable diseases among avoidable SLE-related conditions

November 6, 2019
Opioid use and overdose, and certain vaccine-preventable diseases, are among conditions related to systemic lupus erythematosus that could be avoided…

In the Journals

Patients with most SLE damage incur ninefold higher costs over a decade

November 4, 2019
Patients with the most damage related to systemic lupus erythematosus pay nearly nine times higher cumulative costs over a 10-year period compared…