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Survey: More than Half of Male Patients with Lupus Report Feeling Depressed, Receiving Little Support

Hospital for Special Surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City launched a nationwide survey to assess the needs of male patients and found that 58% reported feeling depressed for several days or more than half the days in the previous two weeks.

Channels: All Journal News, Lupus, Men's Health, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
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    9-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST

Limited Availability of Lupus Laboratory Tests, Such As ANA, in Developing Nations Affects Global Usefulness of Criteria and Clinical Trials

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, supportive laboratory assays to diagnose lupus, specifically the antinuclear antibody (ANA) test, are less often offered in developing nations due to a relative lack of resources.

Channels: Autoimmune Diseases, Clinical Trials, Lupus, Medical Meetings,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Medicaid Patients with Lupus Undergoing Coronary Revascularization have Higher 30-Day Death Rate Compared to Those with Diabetes Mellitus
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    9-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST

Medicaid Patients with Lupus Undergoing Coronary Revascularization have Higher 30-Day Death Rate Compared to Those with Diabetes Mellitus

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research found that the 30-day death rate for Medicaid patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who underwent coronary revascularization procedures for cardiovascular disease was double that of patients with diabetes mellitus who underwent the same procedures. This study will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting (Abstract # 897).

Channels: Arthritis, Bone Health, Lupus, Medical Meetings, Autoimmune Diseases,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Nearly 1 in 3 Patients with Lupus Use Prescription Opioids for Pain

Nearly 1 in 3 Patients with Lupus Use Prescription Opioids for Pain

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds nearly one in three adults with lupus use prescription opioids to manage pain, despite a lack of evidence that opioids are effective for reducing pain from rheumatic diseases.

Channels: All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Lupus, Pain,

Released:
26-Sep-2019 2:15 PM EDT
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Newswise: How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A preclinical study published in Science Immunology shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. Thus, the research may help guide future disease treatment for autoimmune diseases like lupus.

Channels: Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Lupus, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Kim Kardashian West impacted by autoimmune disease, a major women’s health issue.

Kim Kardashian West impacted by autoimmune disease, a major women’s health issue.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Named a major women’s health issue by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, it is no surprise that the number of celebrities impacted by autoimmune disease is on the rise. Kim Kardashian West recently opened up about the impact of autoimmune disease on her life. Other celebrities with autoimmune disease diagnoses include Venus Williams, Selena Gomez, and Missy Elliott.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus,

Released:
12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with Lupus

Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with Lupus

Hospital for Special Surgery

A children’s book published by Hospital for Special Surgery for youngsters with lupus not only explains the illness, but offers a message of encouragement and hope. The book, written by a hospital volunteer with lupus, has received excellent reviews from health professionals around the country.

Channels: Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus, Children's Health,

Released:
28-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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