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2011-10-28 12:01:30

A simpler system would make it easier for clinicians to treat kidney problems in lupus patients     The current classification system for the kidney disorder called lupus nephritis is too detailed     Physicians would benefit from a simpler classification system when they treat kidney problems in patients with lupus     Lupus nephritis affects approximately 3 out of every 10,000 people, and it can be serious and lead to kidney failure The...

2011-10-27 06:25:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women with lupus are 50 times more likely to have a heart attack; and all lupus patients are eight times more likely to develop premature coronary heart disease than the general population. Statins, a class of drug used to lower cholesterol, have been shown to reduce arthrosclerosis progression in adults, but have not been investigated in a pediatric lupus population. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque in the arterial wall which can lead to heart attack and...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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