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Research News | Aug. 15, 2012

Short-Term Use of Hydroxychloroquine Reduces Cholesterol in Lupus

People with lupus are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially when taking steroids. The use of anti-malarial drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, significantly reduces this risk.

Research News | Aug. 15, 2012

Academic Performance in Children With Lupus

The researchers hoped to determine whether children with lupus have worse academic functioning relative to their peers of similar demographic and socioeconomic background.

Research News | Aug. 01, 2012

Study Holds Promise for Predicting Lupus Progression

Scientists could be a step closer to identifying and treating early cases of lupus, before the onset of organ-damaging illness.

Research News | Jul. 17, 2012

Seasonal Influences on Lupus Flares

This study examined the relationship between fluctuating levels of vitamin D during different seasons, characterized by differing amounts of light exposure, while patients experienced lupus flares.

Research News | Jul. 17, 2012

Long-Term Safety of Benlysta®

This study examined the long-term safety of belimumab over a 4-year period in people with lupus. The results highlight the long-term safety of belimumab over a 4-year period.

Research News | Jul. 17, 2012

Race-Related Preferences In Lupus Treatments

The researchers hoped to learn about possible differences in treatment preferences for lupus among members of different racial/ethnic patient groups, as well as demographic or clinical characteristics associated with such preferences.

Research News | Jun. 21, 2012

Revision of Classification Criteria for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The new SLICC classification rule is more clinically relevant, includes updates and more inclusive definitions of lupus-related variables, and improves upon the ACR classification criteria in several important ways.

Research News | Jun. 21, 2012

New American College of Rheumatology Guidelines for Lupus Nephritis

To update the ACR guidelines for the management of lupus nephritis, a team of lupus experts from around the country collaborated with the ACR. The researchers utilized extensive literature searches and expert opinions to develop the updated guidelines.