Research News

Research News | Nov. 04, 2010

Use of Hydroxychloroquine Benefits Sugar Metabolism in Women With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether there are any tests that could predict low blood sugar in women with lupus taking hydroxychloroquine.

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 | Aug. 18, 2010

Hydroxycholoroquine May Protect Against Skin Involvement in Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn what factors have an impact on how much time it takes for a lupus patient to develop skin damage.

Research News | Aug. 18, 2010

Anti-malarial Drugs Decrease Risk of Blood Clots in People with Lupus

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.

Research News | Jul. 20, 2010

An Exploration Study of Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Treatment in Lupus

The researchers hoped to determine whether umbilical cord stem cells could be given safely to people with severe and treatment-resistant lupus, and whether this might help to treat lupus.

Research News | Jul. 20, 2010

Successful Phase III Trial of CellCept® for Lupus Nephritis

The researchers wanted to compare the effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept) with that of azathioprine to prevent kidney flares after the initial treatment for nephritis was successful.

Research News | Jul. 20, 2010

Belimumab Reduces Lupus Disease Activity After 76 Weeks

The researchers hoped to learn about the safety and potential effectiveness of belimumab in the treatment of lupus.

Research News | May. 01, 2010

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether cognitive behavioral thearpy could help people with lupus cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, all of which may co-occur with a chronic illness.