Lupus News

Lupus Research Update – 2 Positive Lupus Trials published in December

Dr. Ailda Nika shared this article wtih readers. Check lupusil.org for more “Latest News” for the lupus community. Breaking news in the Lupus World! While there is substantial unmet need for people with lupus given the limitations of therapeutic agents, two positive trials just came out in the month of December. First Biogen, a pharmaceutical company based […]

Lupus Research Update – Kidney Lupus

Dr. Robert Katz shared this article with readers.  Check lupusil.org for more “Latest News” for the lupus community In an article from China about predictors of a treatment response in patients with active kidney lupus, a reduction in urine protein levels and improvement in blood albumin levels at the third month were valuable for predicting […]

HONORING A LUPUS WARRIOR

Family Walks for Sister & Daughter who lost her battle with lupus honored as 2019 Chicago Lupus Walk Ambassador! CHICAGO, IL, September, 2019 – The Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk Ambassadors are Yadira Rangel & Sara Musa-Rosario of team Mariam’s Crew. “We are proud to recognize Yadira, Sara and team Mariam’s Crew with this well deserved […]

Study of Omega-3 Replacement with Krill Oil in Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Clinical Trial Title: Study to assess clinical benefit of omega-3 replacement with krill oil in disease management of SLE. Clinical Trial Protocol ID: 18022805Clinical Trial Investigator Name: Meenakshi Jolly, MD Clinical Trial Protocol Description: The study is a 24 week randomized, double-blind controlled multicenter study followed by an open label extension treatment for another 24 […]

Courtney Wulf of South Elgin Named Lupus Walk Ambassador

Lupus Warrior Educates the Community about Lupus The 14th Annual Western Suburbs Lupus Walk will feature lupus warrior Courtney Wulf as ambassador. “My goal is to increase awareness about lupus, especially to newly diagnosed patients,” Courtney says. Her priority is newly diagnosed patients, “My hope is to provide newly diagnosed patients the information and support […]

Lupus & Pregnancy

Lupus in pregnancy is a great question. Women with lupus thinking about having a baby will have additional concerns. The Lupus Community Navigator received a question about lupus and pregnancy and we reached out to Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH, Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professor at Northwestern Medicine to answer the questions. Questions:What research, medication, […]

LEARNING TO LIVE WITH LUPUS IN A POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE WAY

By Kay Mimms For years, probably my whole life, I suffered with various symp¬toms that could have been related to lupus. My symptoms included cold hands and feet and sensitivity to cold (since I can remember); painful, sore, and swollen joints and muscles (since the 1960s); low blood count (1960s); extreme redness of eyes (since […]

Running a Marathon?

Dr. Robert Katz is Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a leading expert in the field of Rheumatology, with experience in both research and patient care. Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Katz was named in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctor rankings, […]

Local Family Named Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk Ambassadors

Jennifer Finley and Michael Rakoczy, longtime advocates of LSI, lead 2019 South Suburbs Lupus Walk CHICAGO, IL, May 13, 2019 – A brother and sister were chosen as the 2019 Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk ambassadors in honor of their mother, Gayla, who lost her battle to lupus in 2001. Gayla’s Gang is the name of […]

Learning to Accept

By Jen Bouquet When were you first diagnosed with lupus? April 30, 2008 How long did it take for a correct diagnosis? 8 years Were you misdiagnosed first? I was not ‘misdiagnosed’ because I was never given any answer to the pain and fatigue I was experiencing. My journey officially began while I was pregnant […]

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