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Research News | Sep. 01, 2011

Comparison of Lupus Nephritis Classifications of Two International Organizations

The researchers aimed to determine the effects of the ISN-RPS re-classifications for lupus nephritis on patient outcomes.

Research News | Sep. 01, 2011

Lack of Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in a Canadian Population of Lupus Patients

People with lupus have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke due to premature hardening of the arteries. The researchers aimed to evaluate how effectively risk for heart disease was being assessed in a population of lupus patients being cared for in Alberta, Canada.

Research News | Jul. 26, 2011

Do Current Standards for Determining Lupus Kidney Flares Need Revision?

Establishing agreement on what constitutes a flare of lupus kidney disease could help identify the true status of the kidney in people with lupus.

Research News | Apr. 08, 2011

Biomarkers Predict Success of Lupus Nephritis Drug Therapy

Since lupus nephritis can be severe and the therapy can be toxic, it is important to be able to predict which patients would most benefit from long-term treatment.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

Are MicroRNAs Novel Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis?

The researchers hoped to learn whether people with lupus kidney involvement from different races shared the same set of microRNAs.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

New Blood Tests May Improve the Tracking of Lupus Kidney Disease in Children

Current treatments for lupus nephritis in children are toxic and sometimes ineffective. New tests for proteins that might be abnormal in lupus nephritis could help make the diagnosis earlier and might also point to new ways of treating the disease.

Research News | Feb. 10, 2011

New Combination of Antibodies May Better Predict Childhood Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Neuropsychiatric lupus (NPSLE) is difficult to diagnose and can be present when disease activity in other organs cannot be identified. The researchers hoped to learn whether antibodies to ganglioside M1 could predict childhood NPSLE any better than standard laboratory measures currently in use.

Research News | Nov. 04, 2010

Lupus Antibodies Related to Persistent Disease Activity and Heart Disease

The researchers hoped to learn whether antibodies to cholesterol regulators are associated with disease activity or heart disease in people with lupus.