Lupus

 

First-Ever Designated Treatment for Lupus Nephritis

September 26, 2020

Today, we talk with Dr. Richard Furie who is chief of rheumatology at Northwell Health in New York. Dr. Furie is the lead investigator of a study on lupus nephritis just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Furie and colleagues from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research reported that belimumab with standard therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for lupus nephritis. If the treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it would be the first of its kind for this condition. In this presentation, Dr. Furie tell us more.

Type I Interferon Inhibitor May Benefit Lupus

September 24, 2020

Type I Interferon Inhibition Could Benefit Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Diagnostic Options for Cognitive Dysfunction in Lupus

September 22, 2020

Cognitive impairment can be an ongoing issue for patients with rheumatic disease, such as lupus. A proper diagnosis includes a battery of tests, says Noa Shwartz, M.D., a physician-researcher with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Polypharmacy Gains Favor in Lupus Nephritis

September 21, 2020

Simultaneous use of more than one drug is gaining traction as a treatment strategy for severe lupus symptoms, particularly in people with chronic kidney disease.

Belimumab With Standard Therapy Proves Beneficial in Lupus Nephritis

September 18, 2020

In today’s one-on-one interview, we talk with Dr. Richard Furie who is chief of rheumatology at Northwell Health in New York. Dr. Furie is the lead investigator of a study on lupus nephritis just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Furie and colleagues from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research reported that belimumab with standard therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for lupus nephritis. If the treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it would be the first of its kind for this condition. In this presentation, Dr. Furie tell us more.

Drug-Induced Lupus Now Exceeds 100 Possible Culprits

September 10, 2020

The list of drugs suspected to cause drug-induced lupus erythematosus now includes metoclopramide hydrochloride, levothyroxine sodium, metronidazole hydrochloride and fexofenadine hydrochloride, according to a study published online this month in JAMA Dermatology.

Rheumatology Network News Roundup: Lupus

July 17, 2020

In this week’s news roundup from Rheumatology Network, we talk with Dr. Chrstine Anastasiou, a rheumatologist with the University of California San Francisco who recently published a study in Arthritis Care and Research that finds significant improvements in mortality for hospitalized patients in the U.S. with systemic lupus, but there remains a high mortality rate among blacks and Hispanics with SLE, and, now among Asian/Pacific Islanders with the condition. Learn more in this interview.

Review Highlights Urgency for New Lupus Nephritis Research

May 13, 2020

Outcomes for patients with lupus nephritis, which can lead to irreversible renal impairment, can be improved with better measures to evaluate risk and detect early disease, along with new treatments, say researchers writing in Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Hydroxychloroquine Not Recommended for COVID-19 by NIH

April 23, 2020

This week, the National Institutes of Health issued treatment guidelines for the management of COVID-19. It does not include the use of pharmaceutical agents for pre or post-exposure prophylaxis, including hydroxychloroquine, except for within the confines of a clinical trial. This comes as good news to the rheumatology community. More in this article.

Image IQ: Erythema on Nose, Cheeks, Upper Back

April 02, 2020

A 16-year-old African American girl reports sudden erythema covering her nose, cheeks, and upper back. Can you diagnose this patient?