Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019


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31 Mar 2018 Social RT @lupuscyclopedia: Check out my book - 'The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A ...' - on #BookBuzz -…
31 Mar 2018 Social RT @Lupus_SM: Women with #SLE have an increased risk of preeclampsia, preterm delivery and small for gestational age babies. #pregnancy #lu…
28 Mar 2018 Social Ablynx announced that its drug vobarilizumab (anti-IL-6R nanobody) failed to meet its primary endpoint of dose response in a phase II SLE trial.
28 Mar 2018 Social Analysis of US hospitalizations from 7 states compared 28269 lupus w/ 13269 controls; SLE associated with 33% more postoperative renal complications % 27% greater in-hospital mortality, BUT no higher rate of cardiac complications
27 Mar 2018 Social FDA grants Fast Track designation to nintedanib for Rx of systemic sclerosis with interstitial lung disease, for which there is no approved therapy. Pending are results from SENSCIS study -nintedanib over 52 weeks in SSc-ILD.
26 Mar 2018 Slide of the day Comparison of Rhupus and RA
26 Mar 2018 News The Consequences and Cure of Hepatitis C
23 Mar 2018 Social Norweigian registry shows lupus women are twice as likely as RA to become pregnant and significantly shorter time to become pregnant (3.0 vs 7.0 mos). Low RA #s are due to age, medications, physical limitations.
22 Mar 2018 News mTOR Inhibition with Sirolimus Effective in Lupus
21 Mar 2018 Social Study of 279 patients with ANCA Associated vasculitis shows a high prevalence of thyroid disease - 21.5% - mostly females with MPO Abs and renal disease.
19 Mar 2018 Slide of the day ANA Rules
15 Mar 2018 Social Clinical Practice Review of Sjogrens Syndrome in current NEJM
14 Mar 2018 News Plaquenil During Lupus Pregnancy Lessens Flares
14 Mar 2018 Social Translocation of a gut microbe, Enterococcus gallinarum to tissues triggers autoimmunityin mice with a genetic predispositon to lupus. Vancomycin prevented mortality by suppressing E. gallinarum and eliminating pathogenic autoantibodies and T cells.
08 Mar 2018 Social NICE reverses its Dec 2017 rejection and now approves Tocilizumab for use in Giant Cell Arteritis - specifically those with repeated relapses, or those who don't respond to steroids.
06 Mar 2018 Social Checkout #RWCS Video by Dr. Anne Stevens as she discusses neutrophils in autoimmune disease at the 2018 RWCS meeting in Maui.
01 Mar 2018 News Diet During Pregnancy May Influence Future Allergic or Autoimmune Disease
26 Feb 2018 Social RT @Lupusdoc: #lupusmomentmonday In spite of everything there has been no major downward trend in #steroid use in…
23 Feb 2018 News Shorter Steroid Courses Effective in ANCA+ Vasculitis
21 Feb 2018 News Are ANA Tests Unreliable?