Cell based therapies are a growing interest in all areas of medicine as they are viewed as long term solutions rather than temporary fixes. A recent journal article highlights progress made in better understanding the potential for two basic types of adult stem cells.
Lupus nephritis, which can damage and scar the kidneys, is one of the most common and serious complications of lupus. This new study suggests that with the right induction regimen, it may be possible to avoid maintenance (long-term) treatment with oral steroids.
A new study conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) suggests that neuroimaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may help identify biomarkers for children with NPSLE, particularly those with cognitive impairments.
People with lupus who were treated with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), an anti-malarial drug, early after a diagnosis of lupus had less cumulative organ damage at three years after diagnosis than those who did not receive HCQ, according to a new analysis.
A study published in a recent issue of the journal Lupus reports that people with lupus had a 70 percent increased risk of developing shingles compared to participants without inflammatory disease.
A team of lupus researchers has identified a potential new biomarker that may be helpful in determining whether a person with lupus is at risk for developing organ damage.
A new study sheds light on the specific effects of drug treatments versus disease activity as risk factors for lymphoma, a type of cancer, among people with lupus.
The results of this study indicate that current use of steroids (20 mg/day or more) is perhaps the most significant risk factor for heart disease in individuals with lupus.