Sjogren's Syndrome

 

Abatacept Fails Clinical Trial for Sjögren’s Syndrome

March 24, 2020

The use of abatacept did not lead to significant improvements in the disease status of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome and in fact, it was essentially no better than placebo treatment, shows the first randomized, double-blind trial on abatacept for Sjögren’s.

Secondary Sjögren’s Syndrome in Lupus Increases with Age

October 07, 2019

Sjögren’s syndrome secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) rises in frequency with age, affects around one-quarter of all people with systemic lupus, and, despite less internal organ involvement than in systemic lupus without Sjögren’s syndrome, is marked by a systemic inflammatory state with high levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, say researchers writing in The Journal of Rheumatology  this month.

Sjögren’s Risk in Women with Low Estrogen Levels

June 28, 2019

Women who have primary Sjögren’s Syndrome also have decreased lifetime exposure to estrogen, a new study finds.

American Indians Disproportionately Affected by Sjögren’s Syndrome

June 27, 2019

Sjögren’s Syndrome affects American Indians at a higher rather rate than other ethnic groups, but the lack of classically-associated disease symptoms makes diagnosis difficult, new research shows.

Does Early Onset of Sjögren Portend Worse Outcomes?

January 22, 2019

French researchers identified a specific phenotype along with predictive factors.

Sjögren Syndrome in Primary Care: A Quiz

September 21, 2018

Test your clinical acumen with this 5-question quiz.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dry Eye: Just a Fish Story?

August 08, 2018

Fish oil supplements proved no better than placebo at relieving dry eye disease.

Sjögren Syndrome: 5 True/False Questions

April 19, 2018

Find out how much you know about one of the most difficult chronic autoimmune disorders to manage.

Sjogren’s Still an Orphan Disease?

June 08, 2017

Sjogren’s fails a clinical trial with rituximab and a cost analysis. Even with a significant discount, it’s still not cost effective.

New Sjogren's Guidelines Outline 19 Treatment Recommendations

March 20, 2017

The first-ever treatment guidelines for systemic Sjogren’s syndrome have been issued highlighting the need to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life and prevent further damage.