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Tag: National Kidney Foundation

New Survey Shows Education and Communication Gaps in Lupus Nephritis Care

1 in 2 Lupus Nephritis Patients Don’t Know They Have Lupus New York, NY– December 7, 2020.  Significant gaps in education and communication among patients and physicians pose barriers to lupus nephritis (LN) care, according to results of two companion surveys conducted by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). Half […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Hails Approval of Aurinia’s Lupkynis(TM) (voclosoporin)

First Oral Treatment for Lupus Nephritis; Second Lupus Treatment to Receive FDA Approval in Past Month NEW YORK, NY. January 22, 2021. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is excited to share that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals’ LupkynisTM (voclosporin) as the first oral treatment developed specifically for […] Read More

LRA Addressing Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Groups

February 20, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) works hard, often in concert with organizations like the National Minority Quality Forum to alleviate disparities in healthcare among groups at particular risk for lupus, including African-Americans as the group hardest hit by the disease.  Several programs educate healthcare providers, patients and the public to better recognize […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Applauds Phase III Trial Results for Potential Lupus Nephritis Treatment

December 4, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance congratulates Aurinia Pharmaceuticals on achieving the first positive Phase III trial results for an urgently needed treatment for lupus nephritis. The company’s investigational drug voclosporin showed positive effectiveness and good safety for treating lupus nephritis in combination with standard therapy. “Lupus nephritis is one of the most common […] Read More

The Lupus Research Alliance Partners with the National Kidney Foundation to Offer Course to Healthcare Professionals

November 12, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) on a free course for healthcare professionals about ways to better diagnose, monitor and treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis. The online course is critically important because as the community […] Read More
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