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Research News | Oct. 29, 2013

Close Communications with Rheumatologist Important During Pregnancy for Women with Lupus

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.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2013

Children Born to Mothers with Lupus Might be at Increased Risk of Autism

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.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2013

New Findings Show Damage Resulting from Lupus is a Potentially Modifiable Outcome

According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, researchers have identified three potentially modifiable risk factors and one protective medication that may improve the health of people living with lupus.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2013

In Treatment Adherence Study, Many Medicaid Beneficiaries Struggled to Stay on Medications

Researchers from the University of California and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston recently examined adherence among Medicaid beneficiaries with lupus to prescribed medications and found the patients were not following treatment plans, putting themselves at risk for poor outcomes.

Research News | Oct. 17, 2013

New Review Summarizes the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Among People with Lupus

A new study summarizes the best available evidence regarding the risk of heart disease and stroke among people with lupus.

Research News | Sep. 12, 2013

New Light Shed on Photosensitivity among People with Lupus

Photosensitivity or abnormal light sensitivity is very complex and is a major symptom of lupus. Now, a new, small study sheds more light on photosensitivity among people with lupus. Learn more.

Research News | Aug. 16, 2013

Adult Stems Cells in the Treatment of Lupus - Where are we now?

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.

Research News | Aug. 15, 2013

Pilot Study Sheds Light on a Potential New Approach for Treating Lupus Nephritis

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.