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COVID-19 & Hydroxychloroquine

By Dr. Rosalind Ramsey Goldman Solovy Arthritis Research Society Research Professor at Northwestern Medical This article was written in response to published articles like the the one on newsweek here. There are no studies that have looked at whether or not using hydroxychloroquine will prevent the infection with the COVID-19 virus. However, we are recommending […]

Lupus & COVID-19

By Dr. Robert Katz About COVID-19 & lupus COVID-19 is a coronavirus – one of a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals.  80% of people who contract the virus will have mild symptoms.  COVID-19 began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and has since spread to many […]

Share Your Lupus Story

The National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health (NCEAS) is planning for their annual conference in April here in Chicago. This will include a Story Slam session. For those not familiar, Story Slams are events that celebrate storytelling by providing an opportunity for participants to verbally share brief stories with an […]

GSK announces positive headline results in phase 3 study of Benlysta in patients with lupus nephritis

Article courtesy of GSK GSK today announced positive headline results for intravenous (IV) Benlysta (belimumab) in the largest controlled phase 3 study in active lupus nephritis (LN), an inflammation of the kidneys caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which can lead to end-stage kidney disease. BLISS-LN achieves primary endpoint and all major secondary endpoints On-track […]

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, […]

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