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Race, Ethnicity Linked to Poor Outcomes in Children With SLERace, Ethnicity Linked to Poor Outcomes in Children With SLE
In a cohort of hospitalized children with systemic lupus erythematosus, race and ethnicity were associated with poor outcomes; more studies are needed to clarify this relationship. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

B cells may be activated in autoimmunity by newly identified immune receptor
A newly identified immune protein influences each person's response to vaccines and risk for autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis, according to a study published by researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The protein, called a receptor and part of signaling pathways, also provides a new target for personalized therapies for patients with autoimmune diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Wide disparities in diagnosis time for childhood lupus identified
New research has found that a child's symptoms and the doctor they are referred by can affect the time taken to diagnose juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE). The research, which shows substantial disparities in the time to diagnosis for JSLE in the UK, was published in the peer-reviewed journal Rheumatology.Typically the time between symptom onset and diagnosis of JSLE is 4-5 months, but the research found that diagnosis can take much longer for some children. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Treatment of Lupus Nephritis in the 21st CenturyTreatment of Lupus Nephritis in the 21st Century
Glomerulonephritis remains one of the most severe complications of systemic lupus erythematosus and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Immunotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Incurable autoimmune disorders can be treated successfully with functional medicine
Autoimmune disorders are defined as conditions in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. There are more than 80 types of auto-immune disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, lupus and inflammatory bowel disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Disease in LupusCardiovascular Disease in Lupus
CVD is a major complication of lupus and is now a leading cause of death among people living with this disease. Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Neuropathy May Signal Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Peripheral neuropathy is a more common manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus than has been previously appreciated, and often is a small-fiber neuropathy affecting the dorsal root ganglia, a large retrospective study found. (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 12, 2013 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

A weight lifted – Sarah’s Hysterectomy Story
I’ve always had heavy irregular periods and we’re told I should probably consider having children sooner rather than later. I got married at 23 and started trying for a family straight away. I had five miscarriages, numerous tests and had diagnosis ranging from endometriosis – lupus – polycystic ovaries. All of which I felt were guesswork as despite having tests I always felt like I was never really taken seriously. I would bleed heavily for up to 10 days but never had a regular pattern. With the help of a sympathetic gynaecologist I had fertility treatment and when I was 28 I had my twin girls. I ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 11, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis heavy bleeding mirena coil Source Type: news

What Causes Muscle Weakness?
Discussion Muscle tone is the slight tension that is felt in a muscle when it is voluntarily relaxed. It can be assessed by asking the patient to relax and then taking the muscles through a range of motion such as moving the wrists, forearm and upper arm. Muscle strength is the muscle’s force against active resistance. Impaired strength is called weakness or paresis. There are 5 levels of muscle strength. 0 = No muscle contraction detected 1 = Barely detected flicker of contraction 2 = Active movement with gravity eliminated 3 = Active movement against gravity 4 = Active movement against gravity and some resistance ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Young Lupus Patients See Higher Ca Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Children with systemic lupus erythematosus had an increased risk for cancer, particularly for malignancies that were hematologic in origin, analysis of data from a large clinical cohort showed. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Lupus symptoms - swollen ankles were a sign Fiona's body had started to attack itself
When 29-year-old Fiona Davies noticed that her shoes were getting tighter in April this year, she thought she must have put on a little weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nontoxic therapy shows encouraging results in blood samples from lupus patients
Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease. This is a positive step toward one day developing a vaccine-like therapy that could keep Lupus in remission in the human body without the use of toxic drugs. The study was published online in Clinical Immunology, the journal of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic to Catch Early Heart Disease in Arthritis Patients
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNBu55Zz48E People with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other chronic forms of inflammatory arthritis can face many life-threatening complications and now heart disease tops the list. Patients suffering from such rheumatic diseases are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart problems, and catching heart disease early is critical. Mayo Clinic cardiologists and rheumatologists are joining forces to create [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - November 13, 2013 Category: Research Source Type: news

Mixed Results for Combo Tx in Lupus Nephritis (CME/CE)
ATLANTA (MedPage Today) -- The addition of an immunomodulator to treatment for lupus nephritis did not significanly improve response rates at 6 or 12 months as compared with standard therapy alone, a randomized study showed. (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - November 12, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure, Steroids May Worsen Lupus
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 12, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Women With Lupus Have More Children With AutismWomen With Lupus Have More Children With Autism
New research has identified a link between lupus-related autoantibodies in mothers and autism spectrum disorders in their children. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Putting Lupus in permanent remission
(Northwestern University) Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kidney Week 2013: New clinical trials reveal insights on treating patients with kidney disease
(American Society of Nephrology) An investigational drug called ZS-9 demonstrated promising Phase 2 clinical trial results for treating abnormally high potassium levels in patients with chronic kidney disease.The immune drug abatacept did not provide benefits above standard treatment for patients with kidney inflammation caused by lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure, Steroids May Worsen Lupus
Title: High Blood Pressure, Steroids May Worsen LupusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2013 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 5, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure, Steroids May Worsen Lupus
High blood pressure and steroid medication may worsen lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and other organs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Patients on Medicaid Skip Meds
SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Less than a third of Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with lupus take their medications as directed, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 1, 2013 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Malaria Drugs Lessen Lupus Damage
SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Ongoing damage caused by systemic lupus erythematosus appeared to be modified if patients are treated with anti-malarial drugs, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - November 1, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Mom's Lupus Tied to Child's Autism
SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Children born to mothers with systemic lupus erythematosus have twice the risk for autism spectrum disorders as those whose mothers are unaffected, a Canadian researcher reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
Title: Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/29/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 30, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

'Lupus Headache' Not Associated With Disease 'Lupus Headache' Not Associated With Disease
Headaches in patients with lupus are not a result of autoantibodies and may resolve on their own. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Biomarker Predicts Poor Pregnancy Outcomes in Lupus, APLBiomarker Predicts Poor Pregnancy Outcomes in Lupus, APL
Angiogenic factor dysregulation early in pregnancy can predict pre-eclampsia and poor fetal and maternal outcomes, enabling early intervention in women with lupus or antiphospholipid syndrome (APL). Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Few Lupus, IBD Patients Getting HPV Vaccine
SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Despite being at greater risk of infection, few children and young adults with autoimmune diseases are being vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to a study. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
Earlier development of the chronic autoimmune disease adds to complications in these patients Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Lupus, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The return of the delicate flapwort | @GrrlScientist
This is the story of how our hero, Richard Carter, joined forces with a local botanist to hunt down the elusive, rare and very tiny delicate flapwort!Several months ago, I reviewed a book about England's Rare Mosses and Liverworts. Shortly afterwards, I packed it up and mailed it to my longtime friend, Richard Carter, so he could field test it and maybe share his impressions of the book with us. What transpired was a dedicated search for a plant that is so tiny that it looks more like a green smudge on the ground – if anyone spots it at all (which almost no one ever has). But this update to the tale is so much more t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Biology Yorkshire Fungi Plants Beauty Natural England The National Trust Science Source Type: news

Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds
Nor are they linked to medical treatment, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Headache, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Lupus Headache' Not Specific to Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Headache is a common symptom among patients with lupus, but analysis of data from a large inception cohort found no evidence that it was a discrete neuropsychiatric manifestation of the disease. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 28, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Headaches in lupus patients not linked to disease activity study says
Headache is common among patients with system lupus erythematosus according to new research published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The study found that 18% of lupus patients experienced headache at the onset of their disease with that number increasing to 58% after 10 years. While headaches were linked to a lower health-related quality of life, these episodes resolved over time independent of treatment specific to lupus and were not associated with disease activity or specific lupus autoantibodies... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Lupus a greater risk for young, black women with more life-threatening complications
Young, black women have the highest rate of developing lupus and are most likely to be diagnosed at a younger age than whites and during childbearing years, according to a new University of Michigan study of lupus in Southeastern Michigan. In Michigan, lupus prevalence was three times higher than previous estimates, reaching one in 537 black female Michiganders in the region, compared to one in 1,153 white women, according to the findings that appear in Arthritis and Rheumatism... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
Title: Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2013 5:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 28, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds
Title: Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2013 5:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 28, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds
Title: Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/28/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 28, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Headaches in lupus patients not linked to disease activity study says
(Wiley) Headache is common among patients with system lupus erythematosus according to new research published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology. The study found that 18 percent of lupus patients experienced headache at the onset of their disease with that number increasing to 58 percent after 10 years. While headaches were linked to a lower health-related quality of life, these episodes resolved over time independent of treatment specific to lupus and were not associated with disease activity or specific lupus autoantibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lupus affects younger black women disproportionately
ATLANTA, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or lupus, disproportionately affects young African-American women and at a comparatively early age, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds
Drugs can reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease, ward off serious complications (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds
Drugs can reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease, ward off serious complications Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lupus, Medicaid, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moms with Lupus More Likely to Have Children with Autism, Study Suggests
But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rigel to drop skin disease drug after trial failure
(Reuters) - Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would stop the development of its drug to treat skin lesions in patients with discoid lupus, a chronic skin disease, after the treatment failed a mid-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Young, black women at highest risk for lupus, suffer more life-threatening complications
(University of Michigan Health System) Lupus prevalence was three times higher than previous estimates, reaching one in 537 black female Michiganders in the region, compared to one in 1,153 white women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

$1 million award to unravel the secrets behind lupus
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Melbourne scientist Associate Professor David Tarlinton has received the Distinguished Innovator award from the US-based Lupus Research Institute to investigate the causes of lupus and develop new approaches to its treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How To Treat Lupus | “Lupus Bible And Norton Protocol” Teaches People...
Lupus Bible and Norton Protocol created by Julia Liu is a new natural cure book that teaches people how to treat lupus, and how to improve their overall health. A full Lupus Bible and Norton Protocol...(PRWeb October 03, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/how-to/treat-lupus/prweb11182626.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 5, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immunomedics Confirms Funding of Department of Defense Clinical Trial Grant for Milatuzumab in Lupus
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 30, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Turmeric may help against lupus, cancer and diabetes
HOUSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Turmeric, a spice used in curry and to give mustard its yellow color, is effective in trials involving cancer, depression and diabetes, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping with Lupus
Don't overdo itSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarkers in Systemic Lupus ErythematosusBiomarkers in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Learn more on the recent developments in potential SLE biomarkers. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Not Tied to Atherosclerosis in SLELow Vitamin D Not Tied to Atherosclerosis in SLE
In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vitamin D deficiency does not predict progression of measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, researchers have found. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news