Lupus Nephritis: New Guidance for Rheumatologists

May 15, 2012

Lupus nephritis treatment is the focus of new guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology. Bevra Hahn MD of UCLA reveals the highlights in this podcast.

The American College of Rheumatology has issued new guidelines on the latest in treatment for lupus nephritis. In this podcast, the head of the guidelines panel, Bevra Hahn, MD, discusses the highlights of the guidelines. 

Dr. Hahn is professor of medicine and chief of the division of rheumatology at the University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center.

Questions:

1. Why did the American College of Rheumatology choose to separate out lupus nephritis from its guidelines on lupus?
2 .How is this guideline different from earlier guidance on the same subject?
3. What are the main advantage of the guidelines for rheumatologists?
4. What would you say are the chief limitations of the guideline as it is written today?

 

Lupus Nephritis: New Guidance for Rheumatologists

For your reference:

American College of Rheumatology guidelines for screening, treatment, and management of lupus nephritis

Arthritis Care & Research, Volume 64, Issue 6, pages 797–808, June 2012