The Rheumatology Network lupus clinical focus page provides information on the latest lupus news, study and clinical trial findings, and clinical guideline updates. We feature expert interviews with leading physicians and investigators, articles, videos, podcasts, and breaking FDA approvals for systemic lupus erythematosus drugs.

Lupus Nephritis: TULIP-LN Hints at a Blossoming Role for Anifrolumab

May 10, 2022

In the double blinded study, patients were randomized to receive anifrolumab (300mg monthly), an intensified regimen of 3 x 900mg doses followed by 300mg monthly, or standard of care therapy with mycophenolate mofetil and oral glucocorticoids.

From Living BLISSfully to BEATing Lupus: Future Considerations for Biologic Therapy in SLE

May 09, 2022

After years of frustration and failure, trials of targeted biologic therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus are beginning to show success. New drugs, including anifrolumab (Saphnelo) and belimumab (Benlysta), are paving the way for an exciting new era. However, this raises new questions as to how these novel therapeutics will be incorporated into future clinical practice.