Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina provides an overview of how lupus can affect the body's organs.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The researchers hoped to accurately determine the frequency and outcome of neuropsychiatric lupus, as well as its impacts on quality of life.
Coping with changes in cognitive function
The researchers wanted to find out if any proteins in the blood could be used to diagnose CNS lupus.
Our Annual Lupus Symposium in Augusta has moved to March 22, 2014!