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Research News | Jul. 19, 2016

New promising study results: Cognitive impairment in kids with lupus

Neuropsychiatric lupus mainly affects children and young adults and can weaken cognitive functions. With a new non-invasive imaging technique, the damage can now be studied.

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 | Mar. 22, 2012

Long-Term Outcomes of Neuropsychiatric Lupus

The results of this study highlight the long-term effects of early NPSLE-related events on organ damage and recurrences of NPSLE-related events over time, in those having NPSLE-related events around the time of lupus diagnosis.

Podcasts | Nov. 10, 2011

Using Magnetization Transfer Imaging to Detect Changes in the Brains of Children with Lupus

Dr. Eyal Muscal of the Baylor School of Medicine reports on the results of a study that used advanced brain imaging to evaluate changes in the brains of adolescents with lupus.

Research News | Jul. 26, 2011

Validation of a Self-Reported Questionnaire for Neuropsychiatric Lupus Events

The investigators sought to examine changes in health-related quality of life associated with clinical outcomes of neuropsychiatric events in people with lupus over the course of one year.

Podcasts | Jun. 11, 2011

Central Nervous System (CNS) and Lupus

Dr. Betty Diamond, head of the Center for Autoimmune Diseases and Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, discusses the central nervous system and lupus.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

Blood Test for Antibodies That Might be Associated with Risk for Lupus Brain Inflammation

The researchers studied the relationship between anti-NR2A antibodies and different aspects of lupus, especially whether there might be a relationship between these antibodies and NPSLE in patients from Japan.

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

Brain Involvement in an International Cohort of Lupus Patients

The researchers hoped to accurately determine the frequency and outcome of neuropsychiatric lupus, as well as its impacts on quality of life.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2010

Think Again

Coping with changes in cognitive function

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

Sep. 15, 2016 5:00 pm | Chipotle Mexican Grill

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!

Sep. 10, 2016 9:30 am | Children's Services Council

Coping with Lupus Seminar

Join us for this seminar with Robert H.Phillips, Ph.D., founder and director of the Center for Coping, author of the Coping with Lupus and Lupus Q&A books and a liscensed psychologist as he addresses important questions one might have and offers practical coping strategies to help those with lupus live their lives to the fullest.

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. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Take charge of your daily life through proper disease management, communication, and positive lifestyle changes.

Aug. 31, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Bones: Diagnosing & Treating Osteoporosis

Learn more about bone density, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and the most common treatments.

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.

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.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 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)

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

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we 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!

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)

Aug. 27, 2016 9:00 am | St. Louis, MO

Lupus Education Conference - Saint Louis

Register Today for the Annual Lupus Education Conference in St. Louis