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News & Stories

Research News | May. 16, 2016

New Study: Predicting Risk of Miscarriage During First Trimester

A new study suggests that testing positive for lupus anticoagulant antibodies in the first trimester of pregnancy is the strongest predictor of pregnancy loss in women with lupus.

Magazine | Feb. 29, 2016

On the Ball

Taking control of blood clotting complications

Magazine | Aug. 14, 2015

Summer 2015 Lupus Now Preview

Jenny Palter, Editor-In-Chief of Lupus Now®, gives a sneak peek at the Summer issue of the magazine.

Blog | Jun. 02, 2015

Q&A with Dr. Elisabet Svenungsson - Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Lupus Anticoagulant

June 2015 - Dr. Elisabet Svenungsson answered your questions about antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus anticoagulant.

Podcasts | Apr. 30, 2015

Ask the Expert - Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Lupus Anticoagulant

Ask The Experts: Elisabet Svenungsson from Karolinska University Hospital provides information about antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus anticoagulant.

Magazine | Apr. 08, 2015

Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Evaluating Current Treatment Options

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which people generate antibodies against their own organs. But when antibodies to phospholipid-binding proteins are involved, a variety of complications can occur.

Research News | Aug. 01, 2012

Study Holds Promise for Predicting Lupus Progression

Scientists could be a step closer to identifying and treating early cases of lupus, before the onset of organ-damaging illness.

Podcasts | May. 21, 2012

Organ Involvement in Lupus

Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina provides an overview of how lupus can affect the body's organs.

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.

Research News | Mar. 22, 2012

Lupus Anticoagulant Affects Pregnancy Outcomes

The results of this study highlight the important role of lupus anticoagulant, as well as that of a previous blood clot, in adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Research News | Jan. 20, 2012

Vitamin D Indicates Lupus Disease Activity But Not Organ Damage

This study examined the relationship between levels of vitamin D and autoantibodies in people with lupus.

Podcasts | Nov. 16, 2011

Possible Marker to Predict Organ Involvement in Lupus

Dr. Deborah McCurdy and Dr. Ornella Rullo found that high levels of a protein called osteopontin may be a predictor of future lupus disease activity and organ damage.

Research News | Sep. 29, 2011

New Experimental Molecule Neutralizes Lupus Autoantibodies

For years, researchers have investigated the possibility of inhibiting the actions of lupus-related autoantibodies to reduce the extent of organ damage. Further research in this area has the potential to facilitate the development of new therapies for people with lupus.

Video | Feb. 15, 2011

Cardiovascular Disease in Lupus

Dr. Joseph McCune of the University of Michigan discusses the role interferon and endothelial cells, which line blood vessels, as possible causes of increased risk of heart attacks and strokes associated with lupus.

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 | Oct. 06, 2010

Proteins on Blood Cells More Accurately Predict Lupus Disease Activity

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.

Research News | May. 01, 2010

Blood Components Help Differentiate Lupus and Antiphospholid Syndrome

Some people have antiphospholipid syndrome without other forms of lupus, called primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). The researchers hoped to learn whether people with systemic lupus or PAPS had different amounts of TNF-α and sIL-2R in their blood.

Research News | Feb. 01, 2010

Can Blood Tests Help Us Learn about CNS Lupus (Lupus and the Brain)?

The researchers wanted to find out if any proteins in the blood could be used to diagnose CNS lupus.


Events

Nov. 27, 2016 1:00 pm | Hard Rock Stadium

Lupus Awareness Night with the Miami Dolphins

Please join us for our inaugural Lupus Awareness Night with the Miami Dolphins. Come and spend the afternoon with us as we watch the Miami Dolphins play against the San Francisco 49ers while raising awareness!

Sep. 27, 2016 12:00 pm | Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza with a Purpose

We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Caminata para Poner Fin al Lupus Ahora

La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.

Nov. 22, 2016 7:15 pm | Teleconference

Stress Management

Join us to learn how to optimize your health with evidence based tools.

Oct. 04, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus & Dental Health

Join us to learn about how dental health relates to lupus and managing symptoms.

Sep. 07, 2016 7:00 pm | Chipotle

Night Out for Lupus!

We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!

Jun. 14, 2016 6:30 pm | Baptist Health Resource Center

Miami/Dade Lupus Support Group (Doral)

Jun. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Highland Regional Library

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Jacksonville)

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Miami

Join us at Marlins Park for 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now! Come and spend your afternoon at the ballpark while helping us raise awareness!

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm—Jul. 05, 2016 12:00 am | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach Donation Deadline

Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm—Jun. 21, 2016 6:30 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando Donation Deadline

Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 30, 2015 9:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Support Group Training

Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group (Naples)

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group (Boynton Beach)

Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs Hospital, Classroom C

West Broward Lupus Support Group (Coral Springs)

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 pm | St Mary's Medical Center,Main Entrance Conference Room

North Palm Beach Lupus Support Group ( West Palm Beach)

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Oct. 30, 2016 7:00 am

25th Annual Lupus Loop 5K Run & 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now™

Help us solve the cruel mystery!

Jun. 15, 2016 11:30 am

2016 Lupus Empowerment Workshop-Greensboro

Blood abnormalities are common in lupus, but the significance of these abnormalities are often not well understood. Learn what these terminologies mean, about the different types of blood issues that affect people with lupus, and when you need to be concerned.

Oct. 17, 2015 | Wichita

Lupus Conference

Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)