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Women with Lupus Seem at Higher Risk for Hip Fractures

July 4, 2013
Women with lupus -- the autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints and organs -- also are at higher risk of a hip fracture known as a cervical fracture, new research from Taiwan suggests.

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Low Vitamin D Linked with Worse Lupus

July 3, 2013
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who had low levels of vitamin D and received supplementation reduced their likelihood of having high disease activity, a large longitudinal study...

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Kidney Involvement, High Anti-dsDNA Predict Lupus Flares

July 2, 2013
Michelle A. Petri, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted post-hoc analysis to assess baseline demographics, disease activity, and biomarkers in 562 patients,...

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Winning the War Against Lupus: Is a Cure in Sight?

June 27, 2013
Professor Graham Hughes, Head of the London Lupus Centre, explains why he is optimistic that a cure for lupus will be discovered within the next 20 years… In 1983, a team of scientists from St...

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Antimalarials in SLE: High Hopes, New Benefits, and Caution

May 21, 2013
The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is now standard first-line therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus, with most SLE patients taking it indefinitely alone or in addition to other medications.

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