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Research News | Oct. 16, 2012

Europeans at Decreased Risk of Lupus Nephritis

The researchers hoped to determine whether differences in genetic ancestry and/or specific genes contribute the decreased risk of developing lupus nephritis among individuals of European descent.

Research News | Sep. 18, 2012

Second Pregnancy Outcomes in Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about second pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus, particularly in those whose first pregnancy had an adverse outcome.

Research News | Aug. 15, 2012

Short-Term Use of Hydroxychloroquine Reduces Cholesterol in Lupus

People with lupus are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially when taking steroids. The use of anti-malarial drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, significantly reduces this risk.

Research News | Jun. 21, 2012

Interferon-Associated Risk for Premature Heart Disease Among People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between type I interferon and premature heart disease risk among people with lupus.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Reproductive Behavior Among Women with Lupus

A more detailed understanding of the reproductive behavior of women with lupus can help identify their needs in terms of caring for their disease and become educated about its possible effects, including those on reproduction.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Combinations of Biomarkers Indicate Lupus Nephritis Pathology

The use of lupus biomarkers, such as those present in the blood or urine, to help predict and/or manage lupus nephritis over time could be very useful. The results of this study highlight the potential feasibility of using lupus biomarkers to differentiate between acute and chronic kidney disease activity-related changes.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Predictors of Bone Density Changes in Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the long-term outcomes of bone mass density (BMD) in children newly diagnosed with lupus.

Research News | Apr. 20, 2012

Autoantibody Profiling in People with Lupus

The development of a single test that can simultaneously measure several different autoantibodies important in lupus could be important and useful.