The researchers hoped to accurately determine the frequency and outcome of neuropsychiatric lupus, as well as its impacts on quality of life.
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.
The researchers hoped to learn whether measurement of C3d and C4d would be a more accurate way to test for lupus disease activity when measured while attached to a red blood cell than when they are freely circulating in the blood.
The researchers hoped to learn what factors have an impact on how much time it takes for a lupus patient to develop skin damage.
The researchers hoped to determine the risk of developing blood clots in people with lupus, while factoring in the year of diagnosis and disease severity.
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.
The researchers hoped to learn about the role of IFNs and macrophages (white blood cells) in the development of experimental lupus nephritis.
The researchers hoped to identify specific characteristics of lupus patients who develop CHD that differ from those who do not.