Friday, 17 Aug 2018

Autoimmune/Lupus

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10 Aug 2018 Social Myositis and scleroderma specific autoantibodies, including anti-TIF1, anti-NXP2 and anti-RNA polymerase III, are very rare in patients with lung cancer without an autoimmune disease. https://t.co/VtLliFOBqU
08 Aug 2018 Social Using HCQ levels and Pt Surveys to define adherence, Intl study of 305 SLE pts shows 18.4% of patients as severely nonadherent & 23.4% of patients as nonadherent. There was moderate agreement between questionnaires, drug level, and physician assessment https://t.co/X1HSQc1S8b
02 Aug 2018 News Ethnicity Matters in Sjogren's Syndrome
31 Jul 2018 News Statin Associated with an Increase in Inflammatory Myopathy
30 Jul 2018 News Type I Interferon Drives Photosensitivity in Cutaneous Lupus
26 Jul 2018 News Latin American Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lupus
23 Jul 2018 News Predicting Autoimmune Progression in ANA+ Patients
23 Jul 2018 Social Among 147 SLE patients from Denmark, half (74) had lupus nephritis (LN). LN pts with reduced renal function (<70cc/min) were 6 times more likely to have coronary artery calcifications and carotid plaque. https://t.co/jT1ovQiniu
22 Jul 2018 Social Prevalence of Lupus has increased over 16 yrs; Canadian adminstrative claims data shows lupus 6x more common in women than men. From 2000–2015 incidence 4.43 per 100K population. 2015 prevalence was 90 per 100,000 https://t.co/BV3WhbGISd
21 Jul 2018 Social RT @Lupusdoc: Taking us another step towards having new drugs to treat #lupus; this is exciting news for patients @Kellgrencentre @Manchest…
20 Jul 2018 Social Lancet article - Baricitinib 4 mg (not 2mg) shown to be effective in SLE. After 24 weeks SLEDAI-2K responses were Bari 4 mg 67% vs 53% PB0. https://t.co/KWqMJcDHF2
20 Jul 2018 News Baricitinib Effective in SLE Trial
19 Jul 2018 Social Prevalence of Lupus has increased over last 16 yrs; Canadian adminstrative claims data shows lupus 6x more common in women than men. From 2000–2015 incidence 4.43 per 100,000 population. The 2015 prevalence was 90 per 100,000 https://t.co/BV3WhbGISd
18 Jul 2018 Social Retrospective study of 142 SLE pts w/ 173 hospitalizations; SLE infection rate = 50.7% (mostly lung). Indep risk factors include Hi/Low WBC, High CRP, low C4, and length of hospitalization https://t.co/cSbY3qOJzQ
12 Jul 2018 News Nailfold Capillary Density Predicts Dermatomyositis Lung Involvement
12 Jul 2018 Social Metanalysis shows autoimmune Dz significantly co-associated with psychosis (OR 1.26) - positive assoc w/ pernicious anemia (1.91), pemphigoid (1.90), psoriasis (1.70), celiac (1.53) & Graves Dz (1.33); but neg assoc for AS (0.72) & RA (0.65) https://t.co/YiX6tkfEUz
11 Jul 2018 Social House Passes Bill to Provide $5 Million (thru the Dept of Defense) for the Lupus Research Program https://t.co/kwGHE9MtIA
10 Jul 2018 News Systemic Sclerosis: More Common than Expected
06 Jul 2018 Blog Best of 2017: Across the Table: Cush & Erkan on Antiphospholipid Syndrome
05 Jul 2018 News Best of 2017: Death Rates from Lupus Remain Disproportionately High