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2011-11-15 09:41:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 700 members of New York City's philanthropic, business and health care communities will join forces as the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation hosts "Life Without Lupus Gala 2011: A Night at the Museum" on November 21, 2011 at The American Museum of Natural History. This year's black tie gala, hosted by Willie Geist, Co-Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, will herald the organization's quantum leap taking place in lupus research and is expected to raise over...

2011-11-09 07:11:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Promising research may offer hope for women with lupus who once believed that pregnancy was too risky. According to this study, most women with stable lupus can have successful pregnancies. "There was a misconception, based on outdated experience, that women with lupus should not try to have children," Jane Salmon, M.D., the study's senior author and Collette Kean Research Chair at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, was quoted as saying. "Now that our...

2011-11-07 10:36:09

Transportation and childcare difficulties top reasons for missed appointments The first step towards successful medical care is to see a physician, but for some patients this isn't as simple or easy as it may sound. A study being presented Sunday, Nov. 6 at the 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Chicago, finds that many lupus patients with low socioeconomic status are unable to attend scheduled appointments with physicians due to daily obstacles....

2011-11-07 10:35:02

Results from multicenter NIH PROMISSE study find pregnancy safe for 80 percent of women with lupus Promising research led by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery may offer hope for women with lupus who once thought that pregnancy was too risky. Results from the multicenter National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded PROMISSE initiative, being presented Monday, Nov. 7 and then during a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 8, during the American College of Rheumatology's 2011 Annual...

2011-11-07 10:33:50

Most women with lupus can safely carry out pregnancy Hospital for Special Surgery physician-scientists who focus on arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Chicago this week to share their recent findings at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Special Surgery investigators will present advances that should influence the future of clinical care. Of the meeting's highlights, results from the...

2011-11-05 23:15:00

The first study to report the effects vitamin D has on the immune system of people with lupus was reported this week a the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 The first study to report the effects vitamin D has on the immune system of people with lupus was reported this week a the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Systemic lupus erythematosus, also called SLE or lupus, is a...

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 15:43:00

NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At only 16, Madison Tully faced the biggest challenge of her life -- a rare and deadly combination of lupus and sickle cell disease that caused her immune system to turn on her own body. She was at Tulane Medical Center last summer in debilitating pain as doctors proposed a possible cure. View the video: http://tulane.edu/empowers/bone_marrow.cfm However, the procedure -- a bone marrow transplant -- had never been attempted to treat both...

2011-10-27 11:19:00

$1 Million for Lupus Research NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A milestone in lupus research was met this weekend! On Saturday, October 22(nd) the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) held its 8th annual New York City Walk with Us to Cure Lupus. The beautiful weather at Battery Park was matched by the enthusiasm of the nearly 3000 walkers in attendance to walk for the cure. The walkers were joined by NYC master of ceremonies, My9 news anchor Brenda Blackmon, ALR Chairman...

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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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lupus (the wolf) Constellation -- Lupus belongs to the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere roughly between DECL=-30 degrees and DECL=-55 degrees and RA=14h 20m and RA=16h 15m, respectively. It is located between Centaurus on the western and Scorpius and Norma on the eastern boundary. In the north Lupus borders on Libra, to the south it tops Circinus. As a part of the Milky Way stretches through Lupus it is an interesting part of the sky for simple stargazing with binoculars....

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