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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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The Lupus Initiative Unveils Free Curriculum and Education Materials to Advance Care for Patients Fighting Devastating Autoimmune Disease

May 16, 2013
The Lupus Initiative, a national provider education program led by the American College of Rheumatology, today announced a new easy-to-use curriculum and tools aimed to help medical professionals...

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Cyclophosphamide Tied to ‘Relatively Small’ Lymphoma Risk Among Patients with Lupus

May 10, 2013
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who took immunosuppressive medications did not necessarily increase their risk for lymphoma, and those exposed to cyclophosphamide had only a relatively...

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New Studies Outline Cardiovascular Risk in Lupus Patients

May 9, 2013
Traditional tools such as the Framingham risk score have long been known to underestimate cardiovascular risk in people with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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New Treatment Could Potentially Benefit Irish SLE Patients, Find Researchers

May 8, 2013
Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have discovered that a new treatment for the inflammatory condition, Systemic Lupus Erythmstosus (SLE) could potentially benefit...

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