Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018

Autoimmune/Lupus

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05 Sep 2018 News CRA Recommendations for Lupus Assessment and Monitoring
27 Aug 2018 Social US Senate Funds Lupus Research: including $5 million for Lupus Research Prg at Dept ofDefense, $7.5 mil for CDC National Lupus Registry, & $110 mill NIH lupus research 2019, $2 mill Minority Health's Natl Health Education Lupus Program https://t.co/hmD0U7ULmO
23 Aug 2018 News Outcomes of Systemic Sclerosis Hospitalization
22 Aug 2018 News IL-12 and IL-23 Promote Giant Cell Arteritis
21 Aug 2018 Social A multinational study of 1,545 SLE patients followed for a mean of 7+ years shows those with proteinuria incur 4 fold higher costs ($20k -->84K) & those with GFR < 30cc incur 15 fold higher costs. ($20k-->310K) https://t.co/fS7rSnn2mE
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