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Immune cells 'play a role in increasing heart disease risk for people with lupus'
This study shows that it may be possible to predict the progression and severity of atherosclerosis in lupus, which could play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of the condition. This new insight will help us in planning the right services for people with lupus who are at a greater risk of heart disease, so that they can be closely monitored and supported by their healthcare professionals, ensuring prompt and effective treatment." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What Is My Life Expectancy If I Have Lupus?
How long can people with lupus expect to live? Learn how lupus can affect different parts of the body and what steps people may take to live with lupus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] Overactive antiviral responses in lupus
Author: John F. Foley (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: John F. Foley Tags: Oxidative Stress Source Type: news

A Review of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus A Review of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Review the clinical features of SLE and the wide variety of medications and non-pharmacologic therapies which are used to target its symptoms in this primer.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Big ideas and little changes – our CEO shares renewed ambition to change lives today and tomorrow
A future free from arthritis and the impact of arthritis has been the driving force behind Arthritis Research UK since we first began 80 years ago.In 2016 we remain focussed on the future, continuing our multi-million-pound investment in exceptional science, but we’re also evolving to ensure we meet the needs of people with arthritis right now and transform lives today.We asked our Chief Executive Officer Dr Liam O’Toole to share with you how we’re broadening our scope and ambitions and, most importantly, how these little changes to our approach will help everybody live fuller lives with arthritis today a...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 25, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

[Research Article] Reactive oxygen species induce virus-independent MAVS oligomerization in systemic lupus erythematosus
Oxidative stress oligomerizes an outer mitochondrial membrane protein to trigger an antiviral response in the absence of infection. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Iwona A. Buskiewicz, Theresa Montgomery, Elizabeth C. Yasewicz, Sally A. Huber, Michael P. Murphy, Richard C. Hartley, Ryan Kelly, Mary K. Crow, Andras Perl, Ralph C. Budd, Andreas Koenig Source Type: news

Novel Agent Showing Promise, a First in Lupus Nephritis Novel Agent Showing Promise, a First in Lupus Nephritis
An induction regimen that includes a calcineurin inhibitor can help patients with acute lupus nephritis achieve complete or partial remission, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated
Title: Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less EducatedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 21, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus Low Disease Activity State Useful Target (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large study shows LLDAS achieved by many patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 21, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Researchers Suggest Caution in Treating Lupus Patients With Early, Higher-Dose Prednisone
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - November 19, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Lupus care delayed among minorities, less educated
HealthDay News Delays in lupus treatment are more common among Americans who are black, Asian or are less educated, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 -- Delays in lupus treatment are more common among Americans who are black, Asian or are less educated, a new study finds. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which inflammation affects the skin, joints, kidneys and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Investigating the function of play bows in adult pet dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) - Byosiere SE, Espinosa J, Smuts B.
Play bows are a common, highly stereotyped canine behavior widely considered to be a 'play signal,' but only one study has researched their function. Bekoff (1995) found that play bows function as behavioral modifiers to help clarify playful intent before ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt begins enrolment for Phase IV study of HP Acthar Gel to treat SLE
Irish biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has begun enrolment for its Phase IV clinical study of HP Acthar Gel to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with persistently active disease. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The 9 Sneaky Things That Are Causing Your Knee Pain
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Whether it came on suddenly when you were playing tennis or more gradually over many years, knee pain can keep you from doing even the most basic of activities. At the very least, it can limit your ability to move as easily or quickly, or sit in one place for an extended time.   Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain for older adults, said Dr. Julie Switzer, an orthopedic surgeon at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Arthritis comes in three main forms, she said: osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis. We’ll examine these types, as well as other ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover how the body acts to naturally prevent lupus
This study is exciting because it shows promise in finding a new therapy for lupus with limited adverse effects. "We look forward to seeing further research in this area, and hope that this molecule could inform the development of an effective new therapy for lupus." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 15, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study shows bilingual lupus support and education program has positive impact
(Hospital for Special Surgery) A bilingual support group addressing the psychological and educational needs of patients with lupus and their families is a valuable resource to help them cope, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Race, ethnicity and education levels linked to delays accessing lupus specialty care
(American College of Rheumatology) Lupus patients who are African-American or Asian, or those who have attained only a high school education or less, had longer delays in seeing a rheumatologist or nephrologist for a confirmed diagnosis than other groups, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Neovacs begins enrolment for Phase IIb study of IFNalpha Kinoid to treat systemic lupus erythematosus
Neovacs has begun enrolment for its international Phase IIb clinical study of IFNalpha Kinoid to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complement Activation May Explain Brain Injury in NPSLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings support continuum of brain injury in lupus (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - November 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ANA Blood Test: What to Expect
What is the ANA blood test and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Toni Braxton’s Hospital Scare Is A Window Into Life With Chronic Disease
Toni Braxton has been released and is resting at home after being hospitalized in Atlanta because of lupus complications. “She was not in serious condition, though lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” Braxton’s rep told HuffPost Entertainment.  Thanks everyone for your concern, Toni is home safe & sound! She is currently home resting and getting ready for #TheHitsTour ❤️— towanda braxton (@towandabraxton) October 3, 2016 The singer was also hospitalized for lupus complications in 2012 and publicly revealed her diagnosis in 2010.  “Som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toni Braxton Hospitalized Due To Complications Related To Lupus
Toni Braxton was hospitalized in Atlanta due to complications related to her battle with lupus, TMZ reports. A rep for the singer confirmed to The Huffington Post that Braxton has since been released and is at home resting.  “She was not in serious condition, though Lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” the rep said.  TMZ reported that Braxton was in the hospital for four days, noting it’s unclear whether she checked herself in or was transported by an ambulance. Braxton’s boyfriend, rapper Birdman, reportedly boarded a plane from Texas to Atlanta w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aurinia reports positive AURA –LV study outcome of voclosporin in treating lupus nephritis
Canadian-based clinical stage bio-pharmaceutical company Aurinia has reported positive results from its AURA –LV study of voclosporin in combination with mycophenolate mofetil against placebo to treat lupus nephritis (LN). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus
In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

IL-6: Another Target in Lupus? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Primary endpoint missed in phase II study, but blocking IL-6 still looks promising (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus
Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders, researchers have discovered. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UR Medicine Experts Host Lupus Education Program Oct. 15
People living with lupus and caregivers can learn more about latest therapies and research during UR Medicine ’s Lupus Education Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Lupus and leptin
The hormone and cytokine leptin promotes disease progression in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democratic presidential ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: The rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease connection
Physicians have long known that people with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus are more likely to die at younger ages than are those without these conditions. Even with advances in treatment, the gap in life expectancy remains. No one knew why until 15 years ago. That ’s when researchers at Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pathophysiology and Treatment of Human Lupus Nephritis Pathophysiology and Treatment of Human Lupus Nephritis
Gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of lupus nephritis and learn about the best therapeutic strategies for this disease.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 12, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Do Invisible Health Problems Exist?
This morning, I awoke to find that I had been copied on dozens of Twitter message exchanges among several people who were discussing the pathology of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, among human beings and mice. My first thought was "Seriously?! It's too early for this!" My second thought was "well, David, your Twitter sure has evolved from your pre-Lyme days when you used it mostly to promote vapid celebrity interviews." As I began my morning caffeine ritual and read through each of the messages, I gained a new appreciation for some of the real complexities of "invisible" illnesses. If...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk-benefit profile of statin therapy 'may be more positive than expected'
This study showed that providing an effective low-cost statin therapy to 10,000 patients for five years would prevent major cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, strokes and coronary artery bypasses in 1,000 people with preexisting vascular disease, as well as 500 people who are at increased risk but have not yet had a vascular event. By contrast, only 50 to 100 cases of symptomatic adverse events would be expected over the same period, as well as 50 to 100 new cases of diabetes, five cases of myopathy and between five and ten haemorrhagic strokes. Should statins be more widely used? Currently, about six million peo...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 8, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Communication and coordination of care are important for ensuring lupus patients' health
(Wiley) Results from a recent study suggest that improved communication and coordination of care between patients, physicians, and health insurers can provide important health benefits for patients with lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Long-Term Remission Rare in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Remissions short-lived, no matter the definition used, new data show (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 4, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

CV Risk Less in Sjogren ' s Than Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But lymphoma risk was four-fold higher (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dear Selena And Anyone With Panic Attacks: Try This Empowering Mind Trick
This post was originally published for Self-Therapy Month on Techealthiest. If you've ever had a panic attack, you would know that the experience is sheer terror. It's so bad that the anticipation of future panic attacks is enough to trigger the panic itself. That's pretty awful to say the least. Throw in the fact that panic can have such a profoundly negative effect on daily life that many people begin to develop symptoms of depression as well. Sometimes a physical condition leads to a painful mix of panic and depression, especially if you're the high achiever type who suddenly feels limited, vulnerable and trapped...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility treatment explains most birth complications of older mums
Healthcare professionals need to spell out the risks, say clinicians Related items fromOnMedica Twin birth defect risk may be higher among mothers not on fertility treatment High alcohol intake link to poorer female fertility Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What is lupus? As Selena Gomez takes time off to deal with her disease, we explain its paralyzing side effects
When Selena Gomez cancelled her tour, there was a 250 per cent spike in Google searches for 'what is lupus'. Here, we explain the implications of the chronic autoimmune disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pitt department chair awarded $3.8M by NIH
The chairman of the Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has received a decade of funding. The National Institutes of Health awarded $3.8 million over 10 years to Dr. Mark Shlomchik to provide long-term research into auto-immune diseases and the body’s immune response. Shlomchik and colleagues have studied lupus and other auto-immune diseases for decades, making significant contribut ions to understanding of the biology of these diseases which are difficult… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Time Off Is Actually A Super Smart Move
Selena Gomez announced on Tuesday that she’s taking some time off from touring because she’s experiencing anxiety, panic attacks and depression as part of her battle with lupus. The singer, who took a previous break after she announced her diagnosis last year, told People she is going to focus on her “health and happiness.”  And honestly? More people should follow her lead. Gomez’s move makes a loud statement that mental and physical health should be a person’s first priority ― it doesn’t matter if you’re working a desk job or a singer who’s performing on st...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is lupus?
Lupus is a chronic illness with symptoms that can come and go, and flare ups that can be painful and prolonged. Just this week, pop star Selena Gomez announced she's taking time off to deal with issues stemming from her lupus. The 24-year-old singer also canceled tour dates in 2013 to deal with her disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's disease: What is lupus?
Lupus is a chronic illness with symptoms that can come and go, and flare ups that can be painful and prolonged. Just this week, pop star Selena Gomez announced she's taking time off to deal with issues stemming from her lupus. The 24-year-old singer also canceled tour dates in 2013 to deal with her disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Takes Break From Her Career Because Of Lupus
Last year, Selena Gomez revealed that she has lupus. Now the 24-year old actress and singer is going to take a break from her career to deal with the disease. What exactly is lupus? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Takes Break From Her Career Due To Lupus
Last year, Selena Gomez revealed that she has lupus. Now the 24-year old actress and singer is going to take a break from her career to deal with the disease. What exactly is lupus? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Says She's Taking Time Off To Deal With Side Effects Of Lupus
Selena Gomez announced Tuesday in a statement that she is taking time off to focus on her “health and happiness.”  “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” Gomez told People exclusively. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.” The “Hands to Myself” singer revealed her diagnosis last October after about two years of speculation that the 24-year-old was suffering from lupus. Gomez told Billb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rivaroxaban 'could be a safe treatment option for antiphospholipid syndrome'
The drug rivaroxaban could be an effective means of treating some patients with thromboticantiphospholipid syndrome, according to a new study. Led by University College London and funded byArthritis Research UK, the research has suggested that the drug - which works by inhibiting the formation of blood clots - could be a useful tool in the treatment of those with this serious condition, which affects approximately 15 per cent of patients withlupus and may also occur on its own. The danger of antiphospholipid syndrome Thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome is classified as a rare condition, but is probably underdiagnosed. It ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 29, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

In Klinefelter Syndrome Patients, What are the Common Behavioral Problems?
Discussion Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common genetic abnormaly with a prevalence of 1 in ~650 male births. It was first described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter. It is associated with at least one extra X chromosome with the most common karyotype (~80% of patients) being 47 XXY. Other karyotypes are seen along with mosaicism. It is believed that although it is very prevalent, only about 25-33% of people with KS are identified. About 10% are identified before puberty with the rest usually identified because of hypogonadism and tall stature especially in teenage years or due to infertility in adulthood. KS is diagnosed...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 50
In this issue: Maximising investment by cancer megafunds, positive clinical trials for an antibody to treat lupus, how copper can be used to tackle obesity, whether day and night should influence our drug regimes, a device to soak up excess drugs and … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news