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Nephrologists to help find treatment for lupus
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) Nephrologists at Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso have been invited to participate in a national consortium that's investigating the key causes of lupus nephritis -- an autoimmune disease that can cause kidney failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 16, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca lupus drug impresses in mid-stage trial
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's experimental lupus drug anifrolumab significantly cut disease activity in a mid-stage clinical trial, boosting hopes for a medicine the company believes could become a $1 billion-a-year seller. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lupus and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma share genetic risk
SAN FRANCISCO – Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in genes for interleukin 10 and human leukocyte antigen are significantly associated with both systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to a meta-analysis of data from three genome-wide association studies. The... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - November 9, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Patient reported outcome measurement system (PROMIS) valid in assessing patient experience
(Hospital for Special Surgery) Hospital for Special Surgery researchers evaluated the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in patients with lupus and found that the questionnaire is valid in assessing subjective patient experience. Researchers also observed a disconnect between the patient perspective and objective signs and symptoms, underscoring the need to integrate patient-reported outcomes into clinical care to ensure optimal disease management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lupus: Can it cause hair loss?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Health Is Not Something to Be Earned
Actress and singer Selena Gomez recently revealed that she underwent chemotherapy for Lupus, which is the same treatment that I endured in 2010. My personal journey in pursuit of wellness has been, and continues to be, long and arduous. In my pre-teen years, I began having uncontrollable nose bleeds that would last for hours coupled with shooting pain through my chest and left arm. I spent several years thereafter poked and prodded -- bone marrow samples, seemingly endless tubes of blood, EKG tests and beyond. It wasn't until four years later that I received the fateful diagnosis: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. SLE, as it...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RheumNow: Should Lupus Patients Get Flu/Pneumococcal Vaccines?
(MedPage Today) -- A rheumatologist reviews the evidence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Comorbidities Common in Lupus -- at All Ages (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Elevated risks for infections and cancer, as well as cardiac and kidney complications (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 29, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New NHS screening for Down's expected soon
DNA test will improve performance in screening and reduce miscarriagesRelated items from OnMedicaThe 6-8 week baby check and screening testsPregnant women likely to be tested earlier for rare genetic abnormalitiesLeading the way with NHS Screening ProgrammesHunt confirms need to boost midwife headcountBlood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 27, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Truth About Social Anxiety And Why We Like Mobsters
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, writers answered so many of our longstanding questions. Why do we admire mobsters? (Answer: They're dangerous, but not too dangerous.) And what, exactly, is social anxiety? (Answer: Being afraid of rejection by peers to an extreme degree.)  And on a heavier note, we got answers to questions we didn't even know to ask, including: "What is 'airborne cancer'?" One of our own Healthy Living editors also investigated the hypocrisy in blaming someone for a substance use disorder. We also read about the nature of adult friendships and, ye...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lupus: a serious disease we know little about
Most Americans have either have not heard of lupus or know nothing more than the name. In this Spotlight, we take an in-depth look at this potential life-threatening disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

What Women Can Do About Hair Loss
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sheryl Kraft Everyone loses hair. In fact, it’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But what if it seems like there’s significantly more loss than that? “Once you exceed that, you’re losing it at an abnormal rate,” says Dr. David J. Wong, clinical associate professor of dermatology at Stanford University. Contrary to popular notion, hair loss is not just a condition that men face: up to 40 percent of women in America also experience it. No ‘Bald Is Beautiful’ for Women Bruce Willis, Patric...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Wouldn't Shame Lamar Odom For A Heart Attack. Why Do It For Drug Use?
According to the latest reports, Lamar Odom, the former NBA player who was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13, is breathing on his own and can even get out of bed. Authorities confirmed that cocaine was found in Odom's system, which indicates that he had been using it in the days before his hospitalization.  Now that he's improving, it's time to talk about how we react to medical emergencies like Odom's. While Odom has publicly distanced himself from the label "drug addict," the way that the public talks about his drug use affects millions of people struggling with addi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope
Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain. Pischea was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a chronic autoimmune condition that can cause extreme abdominal discomfort, weight loss, fatigue and fevers. For the next decade of his life, the formerly healthy husband and father lived in a constant cycle of flare-ups, surgery and recovery. After his fifth surgery, Pischea was bedridden for six weeks. At that point, he was told his only remaining options were a sixth surgery or the removal o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Treatment for Lupus: Medicine's Next Big Thing?
SAN ANTONIO. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 1.5 million Americans have lupus, a disease where the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. It can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. In the past 50 years, only one new drug for lupus has been approved by the FDA. Just this summer, there have been two very major trials of a new lupus drug that both failed but now there is hope on the horizon. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Selena Gomez Is Using Chemotherapy for Lupus
Singer said she is taking chemotherapy drugs to treat the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)
Title: Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 9, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What is lupus? Selena Gomez case prompts questions
Why the pop star needed chemotherapy for this autoimmune disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus: Your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Thomas Osborn, M.D., says the inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Dr. Osborn adds that lupus can be difficult to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lupus, Selena Gomez's Autoimmune Disease, Explained
In an interview with Billboard magazine this week, Selena Gomez confirmed she's been struggling with an autoimmune disease that forced her to take a step back from her work and cancel tours in 2013 and 2014. "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy," she told Billboard. "That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke." What is lupus? Similar to other autoimmune diseases, lupus causes the body's immune system to attack its own tissue and organs.  Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms -- including join...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez says she has lupus, went through chemo
The pop star also has a message for her haters (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals she has lupus
Pop singer Selena Gomez has revealed in Billboard that her diagnosis with the autoimmune disease lupus was behind a recent hiatus from the spotlight. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dear Lupus, I want me back
My name is Lauren Johnson. I'm an associate producer at CNN, and I have systemic lupus erythematosus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals she has lupus and treating with chemo
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Flares Common During Renal Replacement TherapyLupus Flares Common During Renal Replacement Therapy
Patients with lupus remain at risk for extrarenal flares during renal replacement therapy, and various clinical predictors may identify those at risk, a new study has suggested. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines - October 8, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

VBAC clinically safe choice for most women
‘Green-top’ guideline says vaginal birth succeeds in 75% of cases – same as for first birthsRelated items from OnMedicaWide European variations in C-section ratesPlanned caesarean safest for breech deliveryAdvise a year between pregnancies after preterm birthNICE might underestimate gestational diabetesBlood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 6, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suicidal drug overdose in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, a nationwide population-based case-control study - Tang KT, Lin CH, Chen HH, Chen YH, Chen DY.
OBJECTIVE: A four-fold increase of suicide mortality has been demonstrated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Prior studies showed that the most common method of suicide attempts in SLE patients involves drug overdose. Therefore, we conducted ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies
First-trimester biomarkers reliable in spotting women who need greatest monitoringRelated items from OnMedicaNo impact of antidepressants taken during pregnancy on child’s developmentAdvise a year between pregnancies after preterm birthScientists identify substance that protects against preterm birthNICE might underestimate gestational diabetesAdverse pregnancy outcomes far more likely in epilepsy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 30, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CellCept Useful for Lupus Nephritis in Hispanics (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In comparison, azathioprine had more than twice the risk of flares during maintenance (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - September 29, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus
As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women with Lupus
As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Problems in Pregnancy, Laboratory Tests, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarkers in maternal blood can identify pregnant women with lupus at low risk for adverse outcomes
Pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus, are at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia, placental insufficiency, fetal death, miscarriages, and other complications. A consortium of top researchers reports that monitoring specific angiogenic biomarkers in maternal blood during early pregnancy can successfully predict patients who will likely have normal pregnancies and those at high risk for adverse outcomes. This will enable physicians to identify, counsel, and manage high risk patients at an early stage of pregnancy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Falling Platelets a Tip-Off for Lupus Lungs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A history of thrombocytopenia is strongest risk factor for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 25, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Suicidal Thoughts Seen as Risk in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Common among lupus patients with neuropsychiatric manifestations (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 24, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

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