Research News

Research News | Oct. 05, 2010

Brain Involvement in an International Cohort of Lupus Patients

The researchers hoped to accurately determine the frequency and outcome of neuropsychiatric lupus, as well as its impacts on quality of life.

Research News | Oct. 05, 2010

Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Lupus Nephritis

The researchers hoped to determine the specific effects of active lupus-related kidney disease on pregnancy outcomes, as well as complications that might occur in the mothers or babies.

Research News | Aug. 18, 2010

A Self-Assessed Lupus Organ Damage Instrument

The researchers hoped to learn whether a lupus damage questionnaire, filled out by lupus patients instead of their doctors, would be accurate and/or useful.

Research News | Jun. 01, 2010

Which Women with Lupus Have Greater Risk for Human Papilloma Virus?

The researchers hoped to learn the frequency of HPV infection in women with lupus, the risk factors for developing the infection, and risk factors for having persistent infection for at least six months.

Research News | Mar. 17, 2010

Low Level of Vitamin D Does Not Necessarily Result in Bone Disease in People With Lupus

The researchers wanted to know about possible relationships between vitamin D levels in the blood, lupus treatments, and bone mineral density (BMD), a measurement of how thick bones are.

Research News | Jan. 05, 2010

A Second Flu Shot Might Be More Effective in Some People With Lupus

The researchers wanted to find out whether a second, "booster" flu shot could increase antibody responses in lupus patients.

Research News | Jan. 04, 2010

Immunosuppressants Render Flu Vaccination Less Effective in People With Lupus

Lupus patients might have decreased antibody responses to the flu shot as compared to healthy people. Since cell-mediated responses to the influenza vaccine also influence how well the vaccine will work, it is important to understand how lupus may affect the body’s cell-mediated response to the vaccine.