Lupus Research Alliance News
Are Autoimmune Diseases Increasing in the US?

April 16, 2020 A recently published study led by Dr. Gregg Dinse provides compelling evidence that proteins found in many people with autoimmune diseases have become more common in Americans over time. Using blood samples taken from 14,211 people representative of the American population, the researchers found that these proteins, also known as anti-nuclear antibodies […] READ MORE

Research Shows Benefit to Starting Belimumab Sooner Rather Than Later

April 16, 2020 Treating people with lupus earlier with belimumab (Benlysta) may work better than as a last option according to a study just published in the well-respected journal Arthritis & Rheumatology  Researchers in Italy analyzed data from 466 people with lupus at 24 centers in Italy who were receiving belimumab intravenously.  They looked at […] READ MORE

Letter from LRA to Top U.S. Health Officials

  April 12, 2020 Today, the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Scientific Advisory Board Chair Dr. Gary Koretzky emailed top federal health officials a strong letter calling attention to concerns about availability of hydroxychloroquine for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. The letter was addressed to:  Alex M. Azar II, JD, Secretary, Health and Human Services; Stephen […] READ MORE

Carta del presidente de LRA Ken Farber sobre la falta de Plaquenil

8 de abril de 2020 Estimado amigo de Lupus Research Alliance: Como sabrá, debido a la posibilidad de que Plaquenil (hidroxicloroquina) sea útil para tratar la COVID-19, se ha generado una importante escasez que dificulta en gran medida que los pacientes con lupus que dependen del medicamento resurtan sus recetas. Si bien esta escasez es más […] READ MORE

Lupus and COVID-19:What You Need to Know Webcast on Video

April 3, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) hosted a live webcast April 2, 2020 on COVID-19 for people with lupus that you won’t want to miss – so click here to view the full video recording. The webast addressed the most frequently asked questions doctors are hearing from people with lupus, put the hydroxychloroquine […] READ MORE

Iguratimod as an Alternative Therapy for Resistant Lupus Nephritis

April 1, 2020 An investigational treatment, iguratimod showed positive results in an early clinical study of people with lupus nephritis that is refractory, meaning it has stubbornly resisted previous treatment with at least two immunosuppressants. Results were reported in Arthritis Research & Therapy. The small study included 14 patients with refractory lupus nephritis. Each were […] READ MORE

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