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Rheumatology Research Highlights - Winter 2015
(Wiley) Rheumatology Research Highlights provides members of the media with important medical evidence that focuses on rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile arthritis and fibromyalgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Four reasons your autoimmune disorder won't go away
(NaturalNews) Auto-immune disorders are crippling the people of this planet. Whether it's celiac, Graves, Hashimoto's, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, these disorders cause considerable pain and destruction of all areas of the body. Although many sufferers have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peritoneal Dialysis OK for Lupus Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Mortality no worse than in non-lupus ESRD. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 13, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Lupus Patients Don?t Get Vaccinated (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A new study indicates healthcare providers may be at fault. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - February 13, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Long-term Etanercept Safe, Effective in Refractory Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than 80% of patients achieved clinical remission in the open-label study. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 12, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ESRD Mortality Varies by Race in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower in Hispanics, higher in blacks relative to rates in white patients. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 4, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lupus Doesn't Add to Risk for TKA or THA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Replacing knees or hips may reduce pain and improve function for SLE patients. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

SLE Patients Say Disease Hinders Ability to Work (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Employability may be enhanced by better lupus treatment. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Suicide attempts in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a single-center experience and literature review - Tang KT, Hsieh CW, Hsieh TY, Lan JL, Chen YH, Chen Y.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a global health issue, and an increase in suicide risk has been found in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) when compared with the general population. However, only a few studies have described suicide attempts in patie... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Renal Biopsy OK in Lupus Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Histology can help guide important treatment decisions. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 28, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Predicting Renal Disease in Lupus Nephritis Predicting Renal Disease in Lupus Nephritis
Dr Deane reviews the findings of an experiment demonstrating the mechanistic role of vimentin in lupus nephritis and its potential for identifying pharmacologic targets and biomarkers. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines - January 27, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Body Image Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes in LupusBody Image Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes in Lupus
Will a body image intervention improve health outcomes among women with cutaneous SLE? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

ImmuPharma, Simbec-Orion to execute Phase III trial of Lupuzor to treat Lupus
UK-based companies ImmuPharma and Simbec-Orion Group have entered into a collaboration agreement to execute ImmuPharma’s pivotal Phase III clinical trial of its lead compound Lupuzor to treat Lupus, a chronic, potentially life-threatening autoimmune … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Look for CMV in Kids With Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Persistent fever is a clue to possible cytomegalovirus infection. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Plaquenil Cuts Diabetes Risk in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The reduced risk was dose-dependent. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 19, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice
The colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease, researchers report. Increases in the levels of segmented filamentous bacteria can trigger changes in the lymphoid tissue of the mouse gut that result in the production of antibodies that attack components of the cell nucleus. This type of damage is a hallmark of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis where organs throughout the body are damaged by wayward immune responses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice
(EMBO) Researchers have revealed that the colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease. Increases in the levels of segmented filamentous bacteria can trigger changes in the lymphoid tissue of the mouse gut that result in the production of antibodies that attack components of the cell nucleus. This type of damage is a hallmark of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower mortality rates among Asian, Hispanic lupus patients
Asian and Hispanic patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have lower mortality rates compared to Black, White, or Native Americans with the disease, scientists have found. Findings indicate that the risk for death among White patients is much lower than in Black and Native American SLE patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Race Matters in Lupus Mortality (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High death rates seen for blacks and Native Americans. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 15, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
Title: Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lower mortality rates among Asian and Hispanic lupus patients
(Wiley) A new study by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts reveals that Asian and Hispanic patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have lower mortality rates compared to Black, White, or Native Americans with the disease. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, indicate that the risk for death among White patients is much lower than in Black and Native American SLE patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Strength Not Mass Flags Lupus Disability (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Women with SLE have worse lower extremity muscle strength compared with healthy women (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 12, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pfizer partners with DNA research firm to study lupus disease
(Reuters) - Privately held 23andMe Inc said Pfizer Inc would have access to its research services, helping the pharmaceutical giant better understand the lupus disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tacrolimus Similar to MMF as Induction for Lupus NephritisTacrolimus Similar to MMF as Induction for Lupus Nephritis
In combination with steroids, tacrolimus (TAC) seems to have similar efficacy and safety as mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) as induction therapy for lupus nephritis, researchers reported December 30 in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Tacrolimus for Induction in Lupus Nephritis? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients did just as well with tacrolimus as with mycophenolate mofetil. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 8, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Current Role of Rituximab in Systemic Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A review of studies on the effectiveness of rituximab in treating SLE (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 6, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthcare Use Declines in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Shifting treatment patterns over 2 decades also led to clinical benefits. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 28, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Christina reflects on finding strength to face her health struggles
  Listening to patients is what medical teams at Mayo Clinic do each day. To honor Mayo's 150th Anniversary, StoryCorps was asked to listen to and record several patient stories. Christina speaks about the health struggles leading up to her lupus diagnosis. She tells her mother Dana and StoryCorps producer Christina Staunton that she’s finding strength and healing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 28, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Patient with lupus on corticosteroids: place implants?
I have a 37-year old female patient with systemic Lupus, and chronic gingval inflammation. Can I place implants? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - December 22, 2014 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Dental Implants Q&A Source Type: news

Why Is This Woman Seeing Spots?Why Is This Woman Seeing Spots?
Are this woman's spots related to her systemic lupus erythematosus? Or is something else going on? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

The Curse of Tinsel-Blindness : Chronic Illness at Christmas
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Christmas is a time to cast aside the everyday and embrace the magic of it all. But what if your everyday routines are essential to controlling your health? Rarely does the whole of the UK move with such unified purposefulness as at Christmas. Through the year, significant dates, birthdays, deadlines come and go for each of us. But December – from the tree going up, to the presents being wrapped, to the turkey going in the ove...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 18, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Christmas depression diabetes fibromyalgia invisible illness Source Type: news

5 Important Things You Probably Didn't Know About Vitamin D
When it comes to getting the nutrients and minerals our bodies need, vitamin D should not be overlooked. You might know that this fat-soluble nutrient helps keep your bones strong, but it does so much more. Some of its benefits may even surprise you. Here are five interesting facts about vitamin D, and how you can make sure you are receiving an adequate amount. 1. You get it through diet and sunlight. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine" vitamin because when your skin is exposed to the sun, your body manufactures it. Many people only need about 15 minutes of sun three times a week for their bodies to make adeq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Picture of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1
Title: Picture of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1Category: ImagesCreated: 10/21/2009 10:13:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 10, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Early discoid lupus onset protective against nephritis
BOSTON - Among 839 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and no evidence of lupus nephritis at the time of diagnosis, the presence of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) at SLE onset was associated with a 64% reduction in risk for developing lupus nephritis. “Our data suggest that while...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 7, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: FPN Conferences IMN Conferences RHEUM Conference News SAN Conference News RHEUM News RHEUM Lupus/Connective Tissue Diseases IMN News IMN Dermatology Source Type: news

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Temporarily Had A Physical Disability
By Julia Reinstein As a person who has been able-bodied my whole life, I thought I was having one of those nightmares where you can't move or run away. It took me half an hour to realize that I was, in fact, awake. This was real. It was the spring of my sophomore year of college when I contracted Löfgren syndrome, an acute autoimmune disease that attacked the fat cells in my joints, particularly my knees. My legs swelled up like tree trunks and I broke out in nasty red bumps that felt hot to the touch. Every morning, I would wake up with legs so stiff and pained that I would only gain the strength to walk after seve...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold hands: Could it be Raynaud’s?
I used to enjoy cold weather and cold-weather activities. Not anymore. These days I find it harder and harder to keep my hands warm when I’m outside, even with an excellent pair of gloves. Sometimes my fingers turn white and become numb. Those are the hallmarks of Raynaud’s syndrome (or disease or phenomenon). Named after the French physician who first described it in 1862, Raynaud’s is a problem in the body’s arteries. In most people with Raynaud’s, small arteries that bring oxygen-rich blood to the fingers spasm and close down in response to cold or stress. This reduces or cuts off blood flo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick J. Skerrett Tags: Men's Health Pain Management Women's Health cold hands Raynaud's syndrome Source Type: news

Heart Rate Variability New Window in Lupus Disease ActivityHeart Rate Variability New Window in Lupus Disease Activity
Changes in heart rate might provide a noninvasive glimpse into underlying disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

George Tsokos, M.D., honored by Lupus Foundation and American College of Rheumatology
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Tsokos, Chief of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is honored for investigations into the origins of lupus which have led to the discovery of new therapeutic targets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Eczema May Hike Lupus Risk in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- SLE incidence rate tied to severity of atopic dermatitis. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 20, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

BP Still High With Lupus Nephritis in Remission
(MedPage Today) -- Aggressive treatment important to achieve complete remission, prevent relapses. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 20, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACR: Anti-IL-6 Shows Promise in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Efficacy signal seen in phase II trial. (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - November 20, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

ACR: New Tx Option in Lupus?
(MedPage Today) -- A monoclonal antibody that binds to interferon-alpha showed benefits in a phase IIb trial. (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - November 20, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vax May Benefit SLE Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Lung infection risk a serious issue in lupus. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Disease a Leading Cause of Death in LupusCardiovascular Disease a Leading Cause of Death in Lupus
A 10-year study in almost 1000 patients examines the causes of death in patients with lupus. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 18, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

8 Rare 'House, M.D.' Cases That Can Actually Happen (And How To Avoid Them)
"House, M.D.," starring Hugh Laurie as a pill-popping genius, was conceived as the medical version of "Sherlock Holmes" and ran for eight seasons on Fox. Sunday, Nov. 16, marked the 10-year anniversary of the premiere. Though it's easy to look back on the show and focus on some of the unbelievable details of the cases, it might surprise you to learn that "House" was actually much more realistic than you thought. Yeah, the odds of all these rare medical cases coming to one hospital in New Jersey are pretty slim, but a variety of sources -- including Andrew Holtz, former CNN Medical Corresponde...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

AstraZeneca lupus drug produces positive results in trial
An experimental lupus drug from AstraZeneca significantly improved the symptoms of lupus in a mid-stage clinical trial. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 17, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca lupus drug produces positive results in trial
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental lupus drug from AstraZeneca significantly improved the symptoms of lupus in a mid-stage clinical trial, boosting prospects for a medicine the company believes could become a major seller. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Living With Lupus: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Vai Chowdhary comments on living with lupus. To listen, click the link below. Living with Lupus (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news