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Tag: lupus nephritis

Better Lupus Care Reducing Deaths from Lupus Nephritis, Study Shows

April 22, 2019 Results of a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology shows that end-stage renal disease and mortality due to lupus nephritis is down from 2010-2014. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School extended an analysis done in 1995 through 2006.  Using the national registry of patients […] Read More

Patients with Lupus Nephritis-Related Kidney Disease Are Living Longer

March 28, 2019 A new study published this March in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that deaths among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to lupus nephritis (LN) fell significantly — by 32% —over the past two decades. The study took into account deaths from all causes, including deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and infection. […] Read More

Protein Osteopontin Indicator of Lupus Nephritis, Shows Clinical Trial

February 1, 2019 Raised levels of a protein osteopontin were shown to indicate lupus nephritis and higher disease activity, in a new study conducted at 33 centers by top lupus researchers worldwide. Published in The Journal of Rheumatology, the study looked at results from 344 lupus patients. At the beginning of the study (baseline), patients […] Read More

New Approach to Treating Lupus Nephritis

February 6, 2019 Scientists partly funded by the Lupus Research Alliance have found a potential new way to protect the kidneys in patients with lupus. A study led by Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, suggests that blocking a molecule made by some cells in the kidney could reduce […] Read More

Study Shows Kidney Transplant Improves Lupus Nephritis Survival

January 21, 2019 A study just published in Annals of Internal Medicine showed that kidney transplantation reduced deaths due to lupus nephritis — kidney inflammation caused by lupus. Up to 60 percent of people with SLE are diagnosed with lupus nephritis, which can lead to significant illness and even death. According to the National Institute of Diabetes […] Read More

Good News from Aurinia Pharmaceuticals for Lupus Nephritis

September 25, 2018 Congratulations to Aurinia Pharmaceuticals for completing patient enrollment in the AURORA Phase 3 clinical trial ahead of schedule.  The company reported in a press release issued today that due to high patient demand, the target number of patients was surpassed with 358 lupus nephritis (LN) patients enrolled in sites across 27 countries. […] Read More

Looking at Iron as a Trigger for Lupus Nephritis

As the provider of life-giving oxygen to organ systems through its role in red blood cell production — the health benefits of iron are tremendous. This essential element is vital for proper growth throughout the body and for robust cellular health. But what happens when a good thing goes bad, and iron makes cells die? […] Read More