The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between the presence of specific lupus susceptibility genes and the development of specific disease manifestations.
The researchers hoped to learn the prevalence of self-reported photosensitivity among people with lupus, as well as its effects on quality of life.
The researchers aimed to estimate the risk of breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancers in women with lupus relative to that for the general population.
The researchers aimed to determine the effects of the ISN-RPS re-classifications for lupus nephritis on patient outcomes.
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.
Establishing agreement on what constitutes a flare of lupus kidney disease could help identify the true status of the kidney in people with lupus.
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.
The researchers hoped to learn whether people with lupus kidney involvement from different races shared the same set of microRNAs.