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Suicide in systemic lupus erythematosus - Matsukawa Y.
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Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Bob Saget Shines a Light on Scleroderma With Cool Comedy -- Hot Cuisine
In 1982, management consultant and former competitive figure skater, Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma (in Latin "hard skin") a rare, potentially fatal disease that hardens the skin and internal organs and often strikes women of child-bearing age. Given two years to live, Sharon was shocked at how few, even in the medical community, were aware of the disease. Her response was to make possible what seemed impossible. She applied her business expertise to found the Scleroderma Research Foundation (S.R.F.), which, to date, has raised over 35 million dollars and provided medical breakthroughs through tirel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate ratio of comorbidity high in SLE patients under 40
MANCHESTER, U.K. – When systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) occurs before age 40, patients run a high relative risk of end-stage renal disease, data from a retrospective U.K.-based cohort study have shown. While the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke has been reported previously,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 20, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: CME-candidate FPN Conferences IMN Conferences RHEUM Conference News SAN Conference News FPN News FPN Nephrology FPN Rheumatology HOSP News Source Type: news

BSR: Patient selection key to using rituximab in lupus
MANCHESTER, U.K. – Although around half of patients with refractory systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) benefit from rituximab treatment at 6 months, there is a subgroup of patients that appears to do worse, according to research presented at the British Society for Rheumatology annual... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 12, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: CME-candidate RHEUM Conference News FPN Conferences IMN Conferences SAN Conference News FPN News FPN Rheumatology RHEUM News Source Type: news

9 Common Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia And What To Do If You're Diagnosed
Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, which raises awareness for a chronic disorder that impacts an estimated five million adults in the United States, and is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness, often accompanied by fatigue, impaired memory and other physical issues. The condition may occur with other chronic pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but researchers believe it could be the result of several factors, including genetics, illness and physical or emotional trauma, which lead to an abnormal processing of pain. In t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

BSR: Lengthy SLE remission is possible, late relapses occur
MANCHESTER – Complete remissions of at least 3 years were achieved by nearly 15% of patients with systemic lupus erythematous, based on a retrospective analysis of an observational, single-center cohort of 624 patients treated over a 32-year span. Nearly 5% of the patients achieved complete... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 11, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: CME-candidate RHEUM Conference News SAN Conference News RHEUM News RHEUM Lupus/Connective Tissue Diseases SAN Clinical News SAN News Source Type: news

IMB, 23andMe Launch Personalized Medicine Initiatives To Tackle Cancer, Lupus
A targeted cancer treatment project involving IBM’s Watson and a lupus research study led by personal genomics company 23andMe and drug maker Pfizer are two of the latest initiatives seeking to advance the growing field of personalized medicine. Both programs will study people's unique genetic profiles to guide decisions on preventing, diagnosing, and treating gene-linked conditions. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - May 8, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

IBM, 23andMe Launch Personalized Medicine Initiatives To Tackle Cancer, Lupus
A targeted cancer treatment project involving IBM’s Watson and a lupus research study led by personal genomics company 23andMe and drug maker Pfizer are two of the latest initiatives seeking to advance the growing field of personalized medicine. Both programs will study people's unique genetic profiles to guide decisions on preventing, diagnosing, and treating gene-linked conditions. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - May 8, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Statin Myth A New Factor In Diabetes
Over the past two decades, I have watched with increasing alarm the skyrocketing numbers of patients with type 2 diabetes who come to my wellness clinic. Often, they come to see me about other medical issues, but their diabetes adds a new level of complications to their treatment. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s response to insulin – the hormone critical for the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels – becomes either ineffective or the insulin itself is produced in insufficient amounts. The horrific trend I’m seeing at my wellness clinic mirrors almost exactly what’s happening in the...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition diabetes insulin statins type 2 diabetes Source Type: news

Post-Transplant LN Patients Can Have Viable Pregnancies
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes better in women with inactive systemic lupus erythematosus. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 6, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

23andMe launches the lupus research study in collaboration with Pfizer Inc.
(Edelman) 23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced the launch of the Lupus Research Study in collaboration with Pfizer Inc. The companies aim to enroll 5,000 individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus, into the study to help better understand the genetics of lupus. The effort is also in collaboration with the Lupus Research Institute, and in concert with Lupus Awareness Month in May. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Drug-Induced Lupus Rate Low With Anti-TNF (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Most cases consisted solely of skin involvement. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 5, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Baseline CT scans predict lung fibrosis in SSc
Patients with newly diagnosed systemic sclerosis should have a high-resolution lung CT and pulmonary function tests, because when assessed together, their findings identify patients at high risk of interstitial lung disease, researchers say. In a study of 305 patients with systemic sclerosis... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 2, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: CME-candidate IMN News RHEUM News RHEUM Lupus/Connective Tissue Diseases CHEST Pulmonary Medicine CHEST Clinical News CHEST News FPN News Source Type: news

Domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and forensic practice - Byard RW.
In this editorial the specific contribution of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) to forensic issues is focused on. Dogs have long been associated with human activities and may be involved with the forensic evaluation of cases at a number of levels ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis incidence underestimated
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The incidence of leukocytoclastic vasculitis in the general population is 1.5 to 3 times higher than previously reported, based on data from a large, population-based study. Based on these findings, leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is “more common than cutaneous lupus,” said Dr.... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 1, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: SAN Conference News FPN Conferences IMN Conferences RHEUM Conference News SAN Clinical News SAN News FPN News IMN News Source Type: news

Rituxan in Lupus: Responses Vary
(MedPage Today) -- Almost 60% improved at 3 months, yet 20% worsened at 6 months. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 30, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Being a victim or an aggressor: Different functions of triadic post-conflict interactions in wolves (Canis lupus lupus) - Cordoni G, Palagi E.
Animals adopt different behavioral strategies to cope with the conflict of interests coming from the competition over limited resources. Starting from the study on chimpanzees, post-conflict third-party affiliation (the affiliative contact provided by a th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Male Fetal Cells May Protect Women With Lupus Nephritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- SLE female patients previously pregnant with male fetuses had better renal function. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 24, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Researchers will evaluate ustekinumab’s ability to treat lupus
The effectiveness of treating lupus with a drug approved for treating plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis will be tested in a clinical study. The study, which will be conducted by the Alliance for Lupus Research and Janssen Research & Development, LLC, will evaluate the drug,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: RHEUM Lupus/Connective Tissue Diseases RHEUM News SAN Clinical News SAN News SAN Psoriasis Source Type: news

Re-engineering lupus into a cancer killer
Researchers have devised a way to re-engineer lupus antibodies to turn them into potential cancer killers. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks its own organs, tissues, or joints. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Haematological Manifestations of LupusHaematological Manifestations of Lupus
Which hematological abnormalities are common findings in patients with SLE? Lupus Science & Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Bullae?
Discussion Bullae are fluid-filled epidermal lesions that are filled with serous or seropurulent fluid. They are> 1 cm in diameter and often easily rupture due to their thin walls. The differential diagnosis is different for bullae than for vesicular lesions with bullae being often more worrisome. However there is overlap and vesicular diseases can become large enough to be bullae. Drug toxicity and genetic problems are also more common in bullae whereas vesicles are more often caused by infectious diseases. Potentially life threatening conditions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, Stevens Johnson syndrome or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 20, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vitamin D Tracks Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Activity (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study first in Southern Hemisphere to examine role of vitamin D in SLE disease activity (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Azathioprine and Mycophenolate Mofetil Comparable in Lupus NephritisAzathioprine and Mycophenolate Mofetil Comparable in Lupus Nephritis
In a 10-year follow-up study, European investigators found no difference in long-term outcomes between patients given mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or azathioprine as maintenance therapy for proliferative lupus nephritis. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

TWEAK/Fn14 interactions associated with cutaneous lupus pathogenesis
Interactions between TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis and its receptor Fn14 are significantly associated with the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus, according to Dr. Jessica Doerner and her associates. Treating murine keratinocytes with TWEAK stimulated both RANTES, a T cell important in the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 7, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: SAN Journals SAN Clinical News SAN News SAN Atopic Dermatitis RHEUM Journal RHEUM News RHEUM Lupus/Connective Tissue Diseases Source Type: news

Study identifies protein that triggers lupus-associated immune system activation
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found that a protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system -- the body's first line of defense against infection -- activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with the autoimmune disorder systemic lupus erythematosus and that the protein's activity is required for the development of lupus symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mood Disorders Hamper Quality of Life in SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some mood disorders may respond to systemic lupus erythematosus therapies over time. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 28, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vitamin D Won't Diminish Interferon-Inducible Gene Expression in SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Supplements don't affect gene expression in lupus patients. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 27, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NYU Leads the Way in Lupus Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Focus on risk factors for adverse outcomes and preventing congenital heart block. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 26, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lupus: How does it affect the kidneys?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease Damage Rises Steadily in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Contributing factors included steroid use, disease activity, and hypertension. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 24, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Untold Story Of How Dogs Became Our Best Friends
Dogs and humans have been BFFs for a very long time -- at least 10,000 years. No surprise there. But have you ever wondered just how dogs and other animals got domesticated, and why? And how today's domesticated animals differ from their wild predecessors? The story is even more complicated than you might imagine. To learn more about how man's best friend came to be -- and how dogs changed the course of human history -- check out the video above, and/or read the transcript below. Don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments. Talk nerdy to me! CLICK HERE FOR FULL TRANSCRIPT They’re our best friends! Aro...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Ground Zero' Workers At Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Nephritis Histology Predicts Long-Term Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Class IV disease associated with poorer 5-year remission rates. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 13, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High-Dose Steroids May Trigger Organ Damage in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Organ damage risk doubled with daily doses of 20 mg prednisone. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 12, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Two Regimens Equivalent in Lupus Nephritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 10-year study confirms: it's a toss-up between mycophenolate mofetil and azathioprine. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 11, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupus: Hospitalizations for Infections Continue to Rise (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Skin infections and sepsis top list (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 4, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Which Drugs and When?Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Which Drugs and When?
Treatment options for SLE are continuing to improve. Which therapies are most promising? International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hep C Tx Benefits HCV-Positive Lupus Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But glucocorticosteroids won't trigger hepatitis reactivation, suggests this study. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 26, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Firstborns May Have Lower SLE Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish study found no evidence that birth weight impacts odds for systemic lupus erythematosus. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The Kidney Biopsy in Lupus NephritisThe Kidney Biopsy in Lupus Nephritis
Besides the kidney biopsy, which has traditionally been the gold standard for the diagnosis of lupus nephritis, what other options are available to clinicians? Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Normalizing immune cell metabolism treats lupus
Systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with enhanced CD4+ T cell metabolism and can be reversed by metabolic modulators. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

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