A new study that analyzed lupus treatment data from past global clinical trials suggests that when testing new drugs in combination with other background therapies, clinical trials should be designed to account for the effects that initial disease activity and background drug treatment have been shown to have on planned endpoints, like response and flare rates.
The outlook for positive pregnancy outcomes for women with lupus remains bright, but data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy.
Although the overall risk is small, children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders than children born to mothers without the disease, according to the results of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.
International knowledge healthcare provider BMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America have announced that they have joined forces to publish the first open access journal dedicated to lupus. Lupus Science & Medicine will offer timely global access to the latest scientific advances in lupus.
There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching epidemiology study ever conducted on the disease lupus. New data from two registries, part of the National Lupus Patient Registry (NLPR), also reveal that black females disproportionately are burdened by lupus, a devastating and complicated autoimmune disease.
The Lupus Foundation of America just awarded new grants as part of its 2013-2014 National Research Program. The Foundation presents these awards to support promising areas of research where there is a gap in understanding or where there has not been adequate funding.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Research Program announces two new lupus research grant awards, bringing the total DoD funds to date for support of lupus research to $14 million.
A new study summarizes the best available evidence regarding the risk of heart disease and stroke among people with lupus.