An analysis of the belimumab clinical trials, the Belimumab Pregnancy Registry (BPR), and postmarketing/spontaneous reports looked at outcomes in pregnant systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) exposed to belimumab reported there are few pregnancies and confounding disease and comorbidity factors toRead Article
A population-based retrospective cohort study patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their infants demonstrated significant adverse pregnancy outcome, particularly the infants of women with SLE.Read Article
Pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were more prone to cardiovascular complications during delivery, and their risk seems to have increased over the past 15 years, according to national administrative data.Read Article
Discussions regarding family planning, contraception, and pregnancy should be approached at each clinic visit to ensure providers understand patients’ personal goals. These conversations have the potential to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancies. However, rheumatologists may need to manage unplanned pregnancies and the impacts of accidental teratogenic exposure.Read Article
Significant disparities exist in pregnancy outcomes in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with previous cohorts identifying Black women as having a higher risk of maternal mortality compared to White women with SLE.Read Article
Is patient-administered cervical cancer screening an option for women with SLE? Should I prescribe estrogen containing contraceptives to SLE women with APL antibodies? What complications should I be aware of in pregnant women with SLE? Here are three abstracts that provide insight.
When it comes to Spondyloarthritis we have numerous disease activity measures and much debate regarding best practices. When it comes to determining which to use in clinic, discrepancies occur. Do our activity measures truly represent disease? Are there some measures best suited to different populations? Does BASDAI work for women?Read Article