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Scans Help Spot Heart Trouble Early in People With Lupus

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 – Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early. The scans can detect heart abnormalities even before patients have any symptoms, Chinese researchers say. "Our findings may affect current lupus diagnostics and treatment – meaning more patients with silent ...

Could Fish Oil, Vitamin D Help Ease Lupus?

Posted 10 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – People with lupus may fare better if they have enough vitamin D and omega-3 fats in their diet, preliminary research suggests. In separate studies, researchers linked the two nutrients – or lack thereof – to higher risks of certain lupus symptoms and complications. In one, lupus patients with low blood levels of vitamin D faced a higher risk of kidney damage than those ...

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients

Posted 19 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 – Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may prompt the opposite effect, new research suggests. The autoimmune disease causes the body to attack and damage vital organs such as the kidneys. Singer Selena Gomez put lupus in the spotlight last week when she received a kidney transplant because the disease had ravaged her own kidneys. But ...

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage

Posted 15 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 – When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. Lupus turns the body's immune system against itself and attacks vital organs, including the kidneys, which is why it's so devastating. But little is known about what causes the disease, and no real cure exists. Treatments can only keep it ...

Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 – There are significant ethnic and racial disparities in the rates of lupus in the United States, two new studies report. Researchers reviewed registries of people living in San Francisco and New York City with the autoimmune disease. They found that the prevalence of lupus was higher in San Francisco than in Manhattan – 85 people versus 62 people per every 100,000. Women ...

GSK Receives FDA Approval for a New Self-Injectable Formulation of Benlysta (belimumab) for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Posted 24 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

London, UK 21 July 2017 – GSK announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new subcutaneous formulation of Benlysta (belimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active, autoantibody‑positive SLE who are receiving standard therapy. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus, a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease producing a ...

Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse

Posted 19 May 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 – Poverty and race are tied to the health of lupus patients in the United States, according to two new studies. One study of 783 patients linked poverty to an increased risk of organ damage from the autoimmune disease. It was published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. "Persistent poverty and being poor in an area of concentrated poverty seem to worsen the amount of ...

Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated

Posted 18 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 – Delays in lupus treatment are more common among Americans who are black, Asian or are less educated, a new study finds. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which inflammation affects the skin, joints, kidneys and other organs. The disease occurs far more often in women than men, and also may have a higher prevalence among some ethnic groups, the researchers said. It ...

Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

Posted 12 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 – Researchers say they've identified more genes linked to the autoimmune disease vitiligo, which causes patches of white skin and hair. An international team of scientists pinpointed 23 new locations on the genome associated with susceptibility to vitiligo. That doubles the number of known genes connected with vitiligo, the researchers said. Vitiligo may be related to ...

Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat

Posted 30 May 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 30, 2016 – Lupus is difficult to diagnose and treat, but scientists are working to learn more about its genetic causes and to develop better treatments. The autoimmune disease affects between 300,000 and 1.5 million people in the United States, and as many as 24,000 are diagnosed with lupus each year, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "With treatment, the disease ...

Study Suggests Causes for Lupus' Impact on Immune System

Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 – Scientists have found new clues that help explain what's going wrong in the immune systems of people with lupus – insight they hope will lead to new therapies, or help guide current treatment choices. Lupus has several forms, but the most common is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In SLE, the immune system mistakenly produces antibodies against the body's own tissue. ...

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 – Blood tests may identify women with lupus who are at high risk for complications during pregnancy, according to a new study. Lupus is an immune system disorder known to increase the chances of pregnancy problems such as preeclampsia and miscarriage. This new research found that monitoring for certain "biomarkers" – or indicators – in the blood of lupus patients during ...

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study

Posted 22 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 – Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies. The study, of 385 pregnant women with lupus, found that 81 percent gave birth to a full-term, normal-weight baby. It's not always an easy road, though, the researchers found. And some ...

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms

Posted 7 May 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 – Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, but many are unaware of warning signs and symptoms that are unique to females, a new study says. Of 1,000 women surveyed, only one in 10 was aware that hiccups that occur with unusual chest pain is an early warning sign of stroke in women, said researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus. ...

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study

Posted 10 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 – The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests. Autoimmune diseases develop when the body's immune response goes awry and starts to attack healthy cells. Such diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and "Sjogren's syndrome." All told, these ...

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