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Tag: Arthritis Care & Research

LRA Funding Helps Identify Uncontrolled Blood Pressure as Particular Risk in Lupus

March, 2019 New results partially funded by the Lupus Research Alliance found that people with systemic lupus erythematosus have almost double the risk for a dangerous condition, resistant hypertension (RHTN) than those without the disease. RHTN is defined as blood pressure that either remains high despite treatment with three anti-hypertensive medications or is controlled only […] Read More

Common Lupus Medication May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

March 9, 2020 A newly published study showed that antimalarial medications, a common form of treatment for lupus, may help prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), which can be a complication of the disease and a side effect of medications like glucocorticosteroids. Researchers reviewed health databases in British Columbia Canada to study the incidence of […] Read More