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Lupus Patients at Risk for Stroke (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risks high for women, the young, and during the year after diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mid-Stage Voclosporin Data Look Good in Lupus Nephritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 48-week findings of AURA-LV reported high rates of complete, partial remission (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Rosy Outlook for Pregnancy and Lupus A Rosy Outlook for Pregnancy and Lupus
One doctor ' s research is helping reassure pregnant women with lupus that in most cases, their pregnancies should be free of complications.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
Researchers have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers describe ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers in France have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique, which is described in the study 'Detection of interferon- protein reveals differential levels and cellular sources in disease' published April 18 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Xencor Appoints Kevin Gorman, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors
MONROVIA, Calif., April 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of inflammation and cancer, today announced... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Xencor, XmAb, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, acute myeloid leukemia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kids Face Slightly Higher Allergy Risk When Mom Has Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Odds ratio of 1.35; less risk than for certain other adverse outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - April 16, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Remission in SLE: Durable Remission Is Rare Remission in SLE: Durable Remission Is Rare
An examination of the remission rates in systemic lupus erythematosus provides insight into the frequency and duration of remission in this inflammatory disease.Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Multiple Metabolic Abnormalities Seen in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting insulin resistance alone won ' t be enough (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Value of an Early Diagnosis of Lupus to Improve Health Outcomes Among Hispanics
March 31, 2017 1-2pm ET.(Lupus Foundation of America) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grants push discoveries
(Lupus Research Institute) The Lupus Research Alliance announced today the Novel Research Grant Class of 2017. The Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grants, the proven platform for innovation, make discovery and scientific progress possible. This year's grantees push science out in front and ahead of the curve to deliver 10 innovative approaches seeking results that can transform the lives of people with lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lupus: What you need to know
An invisible disease with debilitating symptoms, lupus is more common than you might think. Learn about the causes, triggers and treatments for this devastating disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Stress Affect Lupus
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The next generation of prenatal testing: let ’s proceed with caution
Catherine Joynson, from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, discusses a new prenatal screening test launching in 2018 Related items fromOnMedica Leading the way with NHS Screening Programmes Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ New NHS screening for Down's expected soon (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Belimumab for Lupus: Helpful in the Real World (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than half had improvement of 50% or more at 6 months (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Facial erythema: Side effects of anti-fungal drugs - drug rashes
View the full imagePatient AB: Voriconazole rash. Following 8 weeks of Voriconazole, patient had remarkable facial erythema, most consistent with sun exposure because of sparing of her neck.View the full imagePatient AB: Voriconazole rash. Following 8 weeks of Voriconazole, patient had remarkable facial erythema, most consistent with sun exposure because of sparing of her neck.View the full imagePatient AB: Discoid lupus erythematosus following 12 months voriconazole therapy. This improved with use of sunblock factor 30 and resolved after discontinuation of voriconazole, 2 months later.Facial erythema: Side effects of anti...
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Modified red blood cells 'could alleviate autoimmune diseases'
This study is interesting and has the potential to be a tool used to both treat and prevent rheumatoid arthritis. It is promising to see that autoimmunity could be treated in mice, but people with arthritis need to be aware that this research is in its very early stages. "More research is needed to determine how the results can be translated into a benefit for people living inpain now, and for those who may develop arthritis in the future." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Says Therapy Completely Changed Her Life
Can we get an amen for this? Selena Gomez spoke to Vogue about recently taking a break from the spotlight to focus on her psychological well-being. She candidly praised the power of therapy in the interview, saying she sees a mental health professional five days a week. Gomez, who revealed in 2015 she had been diagnosed with lupus, specifically credited Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for helping her manage depression and anxiety. The technique, a form of talk therapy, teaches patients how to “accept” uncomfortable thoughts in order to make it easier to change them. The practice also places an emp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidate
A drug starting through the pipeline could ameliorate or even eliminate the symptoms in most lupus sufferers, report researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Infection Rates High in Kids with SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Highest rates seen in those with lupus nephritis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Neanderthal DNA contributes to human gene expression
The last Neanderthal died 40,000 years ago, but much of their genome lives on, in bits and pieces, through modern humans. The impact of Neanderthals ' genetic contribution has been uncertain. Researchers now report evidence that Neanderthal DNA sequences still influence how genes are turned on or off in modern humans. Neanderthal genes ' effects on gene expression likely contribute to traits such as height and susceptibility to schizophrenia or lupus, the researchers found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Neovacs and BioSense partner to develop and commercialise IFNa Kinoid in China
French-based Neovacs has signed a commercial licence option agreement with BioSense Global for the development and commercial rights of IFN α Kinoid vaccine to treat lupus and dermatomyositis in China. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infections in Lupus: Do Meds Contribute? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Steroids and immunosuppressants risky; antimalarials benefit (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Quiz: Test Your SLE IQ
Title: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Quiz: Test Your SLE IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 8/17/2011 1:33:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2017 3:45:54 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Stressed out interferons reveal potential key to alternative lupus treatment
New research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response that could provide an alternative therapy target for treating the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five million-plus people worldwide suffering from lupus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stressed out interferons reveal potential key to alternative lupus treatment
(University of Vermont) New research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response that could provide an alternative therapy target for treating the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five million-plus people worldwide suffering from lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study of complex genetic region finds hidden role of NCF1 in multiple autoimmune diseases
(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina investigators report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 (NCF1) is associated with increased risk for autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, and Sj ö gren's syndrome, in the January 2017 issue of Nature Genetics. Data indicate that increased NCF1 protects against SLE while decreased NCF1 raises SLE risk and highlight the pathogenic role of reduced reactive oxygen species in autoimmune disease development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lupus in Kids: Damage Starts Early (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Antimalarials helped protect against organ damage (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Lupus: A Continuum of Disease? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Incomplete lupus is often mild, but can progress, cause damage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A wolf ' s stowaways
Since the year 2000, the Eurasian grey wolf, Canis lupus lupus, has spread across Germany. For researchers, a good reason to have a closer look at the small “occupants” of this returnee and to ask the question whether the number and species of parasites change with an increasing wolf population. This was the case, because the number of parasite species per individual wolf increased as the wolf population expanded. Furthermore, cubs had a higher dive rsity of parasite species than older animals. The good news: wolf parasites do not pose a threat to human health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lupus in Hispanic Communities: Challenges and Resources to Support Early Diagnosis and Improved Quality of Care
January 27, 2017 1-1:45pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal 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: 1/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 26, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus Patients Less Inclined to Stick with Meds (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than half reported non-adherence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Jokiva Rivers suffers from genetic condition that causes severe blisters
Jokiva Rivers, from New Orleans, started to notice blisters forming across her cheeks and necks when she was 18 - but her doctors were unsure why. But medical tests revealed she had lupus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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: 1/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 12, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Off-Label Use of Rituximab for SLE in Europe Off-Label Use of Rituximab for SLE in Europe
Is rituximab, used on an off-label basis to treat SLE, a safe and effective alternative to conventional therapy?Lupus Science & Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Miracle Baby' Who Weighed Less Than 1 Pound At Birth Is Now A Thriving Teen
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Death Highlights The Reality Of Heart Disease In Women
Carrie Fisher died early Tuesday morning, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The actress and author, best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, was 60 years old.  Experts say that Fisher’s death highlights an important reality about heart disease: It is the leading cause of death among men and women alike in the U.S. While heart disease encompasses many different conditions, a heart attack occurs when coronary arteries become blocked and oxygenated blood can’t reach the heart. About 735,000 Americans have hea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Death Highlights The Reality Of Heart Disease In Women
Carrie Fisher died early Tuesday morning, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The actress and author, best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, was 60 years old.  Experts say that Fisher’s death highlights an important reality about heart disease: It is the leading cause of death among men and women alike in the U.S. While heart disease encompasses many different conditions, a heart attack occurs when coronary arteries become blocked and oxygenated blood can’t reach the heart. About 735,000 Americans have hea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut
An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, and many experts say that number is rising at an alarming rate.  Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system begins attacking the body’s healthy tissue as if it were an outside invader, leading to chronic inflammation. We still don’t know much about what causes the immune system to go haywire, or how to effectively treat it. But new research suggests that the gut microbiome ― the community of trillions of “g...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut
An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, and many experts say that number is rising at an alarming rate.  Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system begins attacking the body’s healthy tissue as if it were an outside invader, leading to chronic inflammation. We still don’t know much about what causes the immune system to go haywire, or how to effectively treat it. But new research suggests that the gut microbiome ― the community of trillions of “g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Markers That Predict SLE Found in At-Risk Relatives Markers That Predict SLE Found in At-Risk Relatives
Biomarkers and clinical features identified high-risk relatives of patients with lupus who might be candidates for early treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

LAC CANINUM (Canis Lupus Familiaris Milk) Pellet [Washington Homeopathic Products]
Updated Date: Dec 19, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - December 19, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Scientists use biomarkers to track lupus progression
Amy WallaceANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A team from the University of Michigan are examining whether kidney biomarkers can track the beginnings and progression of lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigating kidney biomarkers to track lupus
(University of Michigan Health System) To try to better understand how the disease begins and progresses, researchers at the University of Michigan investigated whether kidney biomarkers would signal lupus progression and signs of complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MRI scan provides more certainty in diagnosing foetal abnormalities
Researchers propose MRI scan be offered when foetus has a suspected brain abnormality Related items fromOnMedica Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Experts find ‘substantial’ variation in maternity care ‘Red flag’ unwell pregnant women to curb maternal deaths, clinicians told ‘Morning sickness’ linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Video: Translating science into new medicines
Researchers and scientists at America ’s biopharmaceutical companies and around the globe work every day to translate science into new treatments and cures to allow patients to live longer, healthier lives. This work is particularly important to people facing illnesses that have historically had limited treatment options, like cancer, lupus and multiple sclerosis (MS).Fortunately for these patients in need, the pipeline of new, innovative medicines has never been more promising, and advances in recent decades have brought a number of therapies to people battling a disease or managing a chronic condition that have helped ...
Source: The Catalyst - December 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: cancer member companies Drug Development Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Neovacs obtains FDA “Fast Track” designation for IFNand#945; Kinoid in Lupus (SLE)
PARIS and BOSTON, Dec. 07, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Neovacs (Alternext Paris:ALNEV), a leader in active immunotherapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Neovacs, IFNα Kinoid, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Molecular Signatures in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Molecular Signatures in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
An improved understanding of the molecular signatures in SLE can help better distinguish between flare and infection.Lupus Science & Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news