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Lupus Nephritis Affects One Third of Patients With LupusLupus Nephritis Affects One Third of Patients With Lupus
Patients with lupus who have nephritis had high rates of end-stage renal disease and death and a lower quality of life, a longitudinal study showed. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines - September 22, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

What Is Telogen Effluvium?
Discussion Hair is an epidermal appendage. It has a regular cycle of phases where hair grows (anagen), rests (telogen) and has a transition phase (catagen) in between. Normal hair loss is ~50-100 hairs lost/day on the scalp. Normal hair grows about 2.5 mm/week. The history should include details about general health, health stressors especially in last 4-6 months including fevers, surgeries, new medication and life events are important. Review of systems for possible anemia, diabetes, and hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases should be obtained including fatigue, constipation, weight changes, night sweats, eye, mus...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 21, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lupus - Pain in Neck & Back
Title: Lupus - Pain in Neck & BackCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/29/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 16, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus Nephritis Treatment
Title: Lupus Nephritis TreatmentCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 3/1/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 16, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Measuring Disease Activity in Adults With SLEMeasuring Disease Activity in Adults With SLE
How can we measure systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity when the disease is known for its variability between patients? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Maternal Lupus Linked With Kid's Autism (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk is more than doubled for autism spectrum disorders (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Common Among Lupus Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Chloroquine may be cardioprotective in SLE (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 14, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pregnancy Complications Tied to Cardiovascular Death in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A history of placental abruption was especially risky, British study finds (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 3, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus: A disease with many faces
Lupus is an autoimmune disease with so many different symptoms that it is often difficult to diagnose and to treat. Despite huge medical advances over the last few years, lupus is incurable. Modern, individually tailored therapeutic approaches are aimed at helping sufferers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

August highlights: Overcoming diabetes, asthma and more
Catch up on what you may have missed on Thriving last month. Our staff takes a look back at a few of this month’s favorite posts. How to survive six months in the wilderness with type 1 diabetes Rachel Hemond, an 18-year-old who has type 1 diabetes, doesn’t need much direction when it comes to survival. This winter, Rachel completed a 600-mile circumnavigation of Vermont by backcountry ski, white water canoe, rowboat and bicycle—and kept her diabetes under control. Read more about how Rachel manages her diabetes. Overcoming IBD obstacles…and traveling the world Megan was diagn...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 31, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories parenting asthma Depression IBD lupus Source Type: news

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Outcomes Worse in RA, SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Overall mortality after PCI higher in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 29, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Perceived Racism in Lupus Linked With Depression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- African-Americans lack trust in medical establishment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 28, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biomarkers Linked to Cardiac Neonatal Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study demonstrates fetal reactivity to passive immunity (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 27, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Combination Is Best for Maintenance Tx of Lupus Podocytopathy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adding immunosuppressants to steroids made a big difference, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 25, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Skin and Joint Disease Most Restrictive Lupus Phenotypes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Limitations and QoL often neglected in skin-affected patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 22, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

I Was Shamed By My Doctor for Being Black
We live in an age of shaming -- shamed for how we look, what we say, who we are. It's so relentless, especially online, you might even say we've become desensitized to it. And yet, when the judgment comes straight from an M.D. -- the one person you trust implicitly with your well-being -- it shocks you to your core. The health consequences can be devastating, even deadly. Enough! With the help of women brave enough to share their stories and be photographed, WH urges you to speak up and join in as we rally for change. Alexandra Moffett-Bateau, 30, was desperate for relief after being admitted to a hospital with crippling ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Was Shamed By My Doctor for Being Black
We live in an age of shaming -- shamed for how we look, what we say, who we are. It's so relentless, especially online, you might even say we've become desensitized to it. And yet, when the judgment comes straight from an M.D. -- the one person you trust implicitly with your well-being -- it shocks you to your core. The health consequences can be devastating, even deadly. Enough! With the help of women brave enough to share their stories and be photographed, WH urges you to speak up and join in as we rally for change. Alexandra Moffett-Bateau, 30, was desperate for relief after being admitted to a hospital with crippling...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edratide: A Novel Approach to Lupus Treatment? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Primary endpoints missed in trial, but tolerogenic peptide not yet dead (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 18, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

My 17-Year Quest For The Correct Medical Diagnosis
How many times can you begin again? That's what I asked myself as I entered the Hospital for Special Surgery, just three weeks after my first lumbar spine epidural steroid injection and SI joint procedure. I was late. I spent two hours stuck in traffic during my drive from New Jersey to New York. So I was frazzled and my thoughts were scattered when I arrived. Yet, that question, can I start over again after another procedure rattled around in my head. My entire adulthood has been a long and winding road, at least medically. At 17, a sparse menstrual cycle, joint pain and spontaneous fever left doctors scratching their he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus: Can it cause hives?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“When you hit rock bottom…the only way to go is up.”
The Franciscan Hospital for Children Heartbreak Hill 5K on June 14, 2014, was a special day for Justin Ith. It was the first time the 16-year-old, who weighed a mere 70 pounds at the time, had been outside for months. As a nurse pushed the wheelchair-bound teen across the finish line, he turned to her and vowed, “Next year, I’m going to finish this race by myself.” Justin at his first 5K in 2014 and his second in 2015 after nine months of rehabilitation A few months earlier, Justin had been living the life of the average high school student. Skateboarder. Guitar player. Anime aficionado. “I thought ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 12, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Dr. Robert Fuhlbrigge Franciscan Hospital for Children lupus rheumatology program Source Type: news

Are Your Hands Almost Always Cold? You Might Have Raynaud's Syndrome
My hands are cold almost all of the time. I get cold easily and have a hard time staying warm. When I touch someone, I often have to apologize for having "zombie hands." It has nothing to do with metabolism or body fat. I noticed this issue when I was 14. It was the middle of winter and my bestie and I were totally nuts about the Ramones. We went to a club where they were playing and wanted to be first in line (like in the movie "Rock n Roll High School") so we showed up several hours before the doors opened to prove our loyalty. We were wearing dresses and thick tights. It was winter in NY. My friend, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Mistakes Dog Owners Make
Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to animal shelters each year. Many people don't realize that molding a puppy or adopted adult dog into a balanced canine companion requires a considerable investment of time and energy. Often dog owners develop bad habits without realizing it and are left feeling confused and frustrated with their dog's uncooperative behavior. The Dirty Half-Dozen: 6 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Dog 1. Doing the right thing, but at the wrong time. Every interaction with your pet send...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Drives HCQ Kinetics in Lupus? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High BMI and renal insufficiency are among the determinants, this study suggested (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 7, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Pediatric SLE Centers Fall Short in Care Standards (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Smaller centers have trouble keeping up with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus quality indicators (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 3, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Prolonged Remission Now Possible in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Less organ damage when remission is complete (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupus: Spike Seen in Hospital Admissions for Infections (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rates of hospitalization for serious infections were 12 times higher than in the general population (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 28, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tacrolimus Comes Out Tops for Lupus Nephritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis compares the available immunosuppressants. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 25, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus Pericarditis Yields to Gout Drug (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Colchicine resolved pericarditis in a small French study of lupus patients. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pediatric Radiological Case: Coronary Artery AneurysmsPediatric Radiological Case: Coronary Artery Aneurysms
What was the cause of chest pain in this 9-year-old girl with known systemic lupus erythematosus? Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A 7-Step 'Seamlys' Approach to Healing My Auto-Immune Disease
At 37, after suffering two unexplained ectopic pregnancies, weight gain and extreme exhaustion I discovered I have Hashimoto's disease, an inflammatory auto-immune disease (AID). My family history is ripe with all kinds of AID from Parkinson's to Type I diabetes. Although I take a daily dose of medicine in order to regulate my thyroid gland, the gland itself is not the root of my problem. Rather, my body suffers from inflammation that triggers it to attack my thyroid gland as a way of protecting itself, since my immune system thinks this gland is an invader. This declared foreigner, my poor little thyroid gland that sits i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Diseases Run in Lupus Patient Families (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Relatives of lupus patients at increased risk for many other autoimmune conditions. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 21, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lupus Nephritis Response Criteria in Lupus Activity IndicesLupus Nephritis Response Criteria in Lupus Activity Indices
To advance the knowledge of how to treat lupus nephritis, well-designed clinical trials informed by prior randomized controlled trials are needed. Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

SLE Patients Face Persistent Risk of Metabolic Syndrome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Renal lupus, active inammatory disease drive metabolic syndrome development. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Markers May Predict Joint Symptoms in Kids With Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of arthritis raised two-fold when malar rash, RNP antibodies present at baseline. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - July 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Stem cell transplant alleviates symptoms in lupus animal models
(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that produces autoantibodies and subsequent immune reactions that can be life threatening when major organs are invaded. When mesenchymal stem cells derived from human bone marrow were transplanted into mice modeled with SLE, inflammation was reduced and nephritis attenuated. The researchers found that MSCs slowed the progression of SLE by suppressing the emergence of the damaging antibodies that are produced with the help of follicular T helper cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Reproductive Medicine, Rheumatology, Diabetes, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Celiac Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Is 'Hard' on Hearts (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Coronary calcification more common in women with lupus (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 9, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Scientists win $1.2 million grant to study environmental triggers of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
(Scripps Research Institute) Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have received a grant of more than $1.2 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' ViCTER (Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research) program to augment existing research into how environmental factors trigger such autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Temple-led research team finds bacterial biofilms may play a role in lupus
(Temple University Health System) Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body. But why the immune system begins its misdirected assault has remained a mystery. Now, researchers at Temple University School of Medicine have shown that bacterial communities known as biofilm play a role in the development of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus -- a discovery that may provide important clues about several autoimmune ailments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Plaquenil Benefits Fetus in Lupus Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction decreased with hydroxychloroquine (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 6, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Human Growth Hormone, HGH, sold as 'anti-ageing wonder drug,' has a dark side 
'It seemed like magic,' says 40-year-old Aimi Veness, from East Sussex, who started using HGH last August. But she's concerned the injections led to her getting lupus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glomerulonephritis Subtypes: Lupus Has Highest Mortality RateGlomerulonephritis Subtypes: Lupus Has Highest Mortality Rate
A study of glomerulonephritis (GN) subtypes in ESRD reveals the heterogeneity of patients with GN, yet GN is usually reported as a single entity. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Is Lupus Contagious?
Title: Is Lupus Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 26, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

5 Findings From The First Major Analysis Of Medical Pot Benefits
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette's syndrome and the authors recommend more research. The analysis is among several medical marijuana articles published Tuesday in the Journal of the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnancy Outcomes Usually Good in Patients With Mild LupusPregnancy Outcomes Usually Good in Patients With Mild Lupus
Pregnant women with inactive or stable mild or moderate SLE and no specific risk factors seldom have severe flares and have good outcomes, according to a prospective cohort study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Lupus Pregnancy Safer Than Thought (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In largest study to date, 81% of pregnant women with lupus had no complications. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Most lupus pregnancies have good outcomes, study finds
Although women with lupus have previously been advised against becoming pregnant due to health concerns, a 10-year study finds that outcomes are mostly positive. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news