Environmental Factors Tied to Lupus
Among the culprits: sunlight, cigarettes, and oral contraceptives.
Interleukin-6: Neurologic Impact in Rheumatoid Arthritis
This inflammatory cytokine may be linked to many of the secondary neuroendocrine and psychological symptoms of RA.
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.
Arthritis Numbers Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Previous figures underestimated the burden of arthritis, especially among younger adults.
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.
Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Responds to Abatacept
Patients with higher MRI inflammation in hand and wrist RA may derive greater benefit from abatacept with methotrexate instead of methotrexate alone.
Women with Lupus Overwhelmingly Have Healthy Pregnancies
In contradiction to long-standing beliefs, a healthy pregnancy is possible for women who have lupus, Dr. Jill Buyon says.