Latest Michael D. Lockshin Stories

2009-06-12 09:58:58

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: 92.8% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffer anxiety and depression which significantly affects both their physical and emotional quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark. Logistic regression analysis revealed that depression was the most significant factor shown to affect QoL (p=0.015; OR=0.18;...

2009-05-01 10:14:38

The sense of smell is a complex process of the central nervous system that involves specific areas of the brain. In fact, olfactory dysfunction is seen in various central nervous system disorders that involve immune-mediated mechanisms, such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that sometimes involves the central nervous system in a condition known as neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE)....

2009-04-08 13:24:44

Canadian researchers have linked initial use of oral contraceptives to an increased risk of lupus. The study, published in Arthritis Care & Research, finds a significant increased risk of newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus associated with the first three months of use of first- and second-generation contraceptives containing higher doses of estrogen. Hormones are believed to play a role in systemic lupus erythematosus because the ratio of women to men with systemic lupus...

2009-04-07 14:13:16

Study found use of oral contraceptives was associated with an increased risk of SLE, particularly among women who had recently started taking them The ratio of women to men with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is nine to one and the incidence increases after puberty. Hormones secreted by the body are therefore believed to play an important role in the origins of the disease. A new large, population-based observational study found that the use of oral contraceptives...

2008-10-15 18:59:39

Betty Diamond, M.D., Head of the Autoimmune Disease Center at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Evelyn V. Hess Research Award, given annually by the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA). The recipient is selected through a peer review process, and recognizes a lifetime of achievement in lupus research. Dr. Diamond has dedicated her professional career to patients...

2008-10-10 12:00:42

D2Hawkeye(R), Inc., the market leader in transforming healthcare data into valuable information for managing clinical risk and costs, announced today that Michael Kane, M.D., D2Hawkeye Consultant, will be presenting at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Scientific Meeting 08, on October 24-29, 2008 in San Francisco, CA. The six-day educational program will include workshops, study groups, abstract/research sessions, as well as pre-conference...

2008-09-04 00:00:05

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is adding a new research program focusing on studying and treating patients with autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The Clinical Immunology Research Program will be headed by Judith James. The new program is part of a larger initiative at OMRF to increase translational research - work that focuses on transforming discoveries in the laboratory into new diagnostics and treatment for human disease....

2006-04-03 13:23:38

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with lupus or rheumatoid arthritis -- two rheumatic diseases in which the immune system mistakenly attacks tissues in the body -- face an increased risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new study. Investigators Dr. Eliza F. Chakravarty of Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto and colleagues say that "women with common rheumatic diseases appeared to have an increased risk of adverse outcomes of pregnancy and should undergo...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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