Environmental Factors Tied to Lupus
Among the culprits: sunlight, cigarettes, and oral contraceptives.
Sex Differences in Lupus Mortality
What underlies the disparity in life expectancy between men and women with SLE?
Treatment Target Shows Promise in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
The goal: to find a treatment target that protects against damage accrual in the early stages of SLE.
Nothing Fishy About Omega Fatty Acids in Lupus
In patients with SLE, increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids led to better sleep and fewer symptoms of depression.
Obesity Is a Weighty Matter in Lupus
Obese patients report higher disease activity, more depressive symptoms, and greater pain and fatigue.
Poverty Stacks the Deck Against Patients With Lupus
Those who live in low-income communities may face multiple barriers to treatment adherence.
In Lupus, Low Vitamin D Means High Renal Disease Risk
There’s a higher risk of total organ damage and end-stage renal disease in patients with SLE.
No Gold Standard Biomarker for Lupus Flare Prediction
A recent systematic review of literature found no validated and widely accepted biomarker.
First UK Guidelines for Adults with Lupus
Up-to-date guidelines were developed to help improve patient outcomes.
New Childhood-Onset Lupus Guidelines
Best practices for the diagnosis and management of childhood rheumatologic disease is the goal of SHARE.