Other Lupus News

May 13, 2014

Rheumatology Network reports: An international task force of multi-speciality experts says the "treat-to-target" approach can be applied just as effectively in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as it has proven in rheumatoid arthritis.

May 5, 2014

Source: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

A new discovery from scientists at OMRF could be used by physicians to predict and prevent lupus flares…

April 30, 2014

African-American women with lupus are at increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, even before they are diagnosed with the disease, a retrospective study found.

April 25, 2014

New results of a Phase 2 study showed beneficial effects of the investigational B-cell inhibitor blisibimod among patients with severe lupus disease

April 22, 2014

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) has launched the first-of-its kind autoimmune curriculum for teachers of grades three through eight.

April 18, 2014

A new study at Ohio State University of men and women with and without lupus strengthens the theory that estrogen may trigger the release of proteins called toll-like receptors that are involved in the autoimmune response.

April 10, 2014

Surprising results found in Canadian study following 700 children with lupus long-term.

April 2, 2014

There are not enough lupus patients for the number of trials needed to test all the potential new treatments.

April 2, 2014

Using software designed at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, researchers have identified a common factor present in many lupus-related genes.

March 25, 2014

Vaccination against shingles may be safe for patients with mild, stable systemic lupus erythematosus, according to a small pilot study conducted at  the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City

March 10, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a heart analysis system to help diagnose pulmonary arterial hypertension, one of the complications that can arise from lupus.

March 6, 2014

Pain Medicine News reported that a study conducted in Canada suggests that what people often refer to as a “lupus headache” may not exist.

March 5, 2014

In a recent review article published in Arthritis Care & Research, the journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), researchers at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) point to the risks associated with using medical marijuana in advising healthcare providers to discourage its use by rheumatology patients.

February 21, 2014

The second Lupus Insight Prize will be announced at the upcoming professional FOCis meeting in Chicago June 25-28. This year focuses on translational immunology. The deadline for exhibitors is fast approaching on March 14.

February 19, 2014

This article in Ob.Gyn News reports on a study presented at a recent American College of Rheumatology symposium suggesting possible treatment for pregnant women with lupus to prevent fetal heart block.

January 31, 2014

A new study reported in a popular medical publication finds that lupus patients are now living long enough to be as bothered by arthritis as the rest of the population!