Immunology

Altered gut microbiome seen in patients with active lupus

(HealthDay)—The microbiome of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly those with increased disease activity, has reduced taxonomic complexity, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the ...

Cardiology

Patient-friendly and accurate cardiac damage diagnosis

Systemic inflammatory diseases, such as lupus, often cause cardiac damage that goes undetected. An international research team headed by the Institute for Experimental and Translational Cardiovascular Imaging at the University ...

Immunology

Researchers use blood serum markers to develop lupus risk index

Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA have developed an index that identifies the risk for lupus based on the presence and amount of Immunoglobin G (IgG) and Immunoglobin M (IgM) antibodies and ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Obesity may worsen symptoms for patients with lupus

In a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of 148 women with lupus, obesity was linked with worse disease activity, depressive symptoms, and symptoms of pain and fatigue. The association was consistent across different definitions ...

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