Questionnaire May Facilitate Earlier SLE Diagnosis, Study Suggests

November 29th 2021, 5:20pm


Dutch investigators found a screening questionnaire might be a good tool to identify patients warranting further testing for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Analysis Identifies Possible Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis in SLE

November 26th 2021, 4:30pm


Five gene hubs were identified, with one in particular appearing to correlate strongly with the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis.

Two-Dimensional Approach Leads to Significant Revisions of LE Classifications

November 19th 2021, 2:30pm


A re-evaluation of patients found most had intermediate lupus erythematosus, even though the vast majority were initially diagnosed with the limited-cutaneous form of the disease.

Study Identifies Association Between IL-35, Lupus Nephritis in SLE

November 16th 2021, 3:15pm


In both blood and urine samples, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and renal involvement were found to have higher levels of interleukin-35 compared with patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and no known renal involvement.

Age, Work Status Affect Self-management Workshop Participation in Black Women With SLE

November 10th 2021, 1:15pm


The report suggests childcare concerns could be a significant factor keeping Black women from attending weekly workshops.

Review: Lupus Nephritis Leads to Spike in Health Care Costs, Utilization

November 8th 2021, 10:45pm


Patients with lupus nephritis (LN) were found to have as much as twice the inpatient hospitalizations of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without LN.

SLE Diagnosis Leads to Long-term Spike in Health Care Costs, Study Finds

November 3rd 2021, 9:30pm


Cost increases were particularly pronounced among patients with severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the study found.

Researchers Discover Link Between Platelet Volume, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

October 31st 2021, 11:00am


With no single biomarker for systemic lupus erythematosus, investigators wanted to investigate whether there is a connection between mean platelet volume and the disease.

Phase 2 Study Suggests Belimumab After Rituximab Leads to Improvement in SLE

October 25th 2021, 9:00pm


In patients refractory to conventional therapy, the combination resulted in a 70% reduction in a key biomarker compared with placebo.

Altered Red Blood Cell Process May Contribute to Lupus, Study Says

October 24th 2021, 3:00pm


An abnormal retention of mitochondria can trigger the cascade of inappropriate and harmful immune activity that is characteristic of lupus, the report said.