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Hospital for Special Surgery scientists share advances in lupus and related conditions
Date:11/7/2010

are impacted by lupus," said Jane A. Salmon, M.D., co-director of the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research at Hospital for Special Surgery. "Research of this pathway could lead to new targets for gentler treatments that may cause less tissue damage than current treatments."


Kidney Complications of Lupus May Be Caused By Multiple Disease Mechanisms (1151)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. 11 a.m., Halls B1 & B2

Subclasses of lupus nephritis (kidney disease) have been the subject of prior studies without a conclusive consensus as to their causes. Researchers found that the two subclasses studied are brought about by different mechanisms. "We hope that further research into therapies that target each of these mechanisms may improve the outlook for patients with lupus nephritis," said Michael Lockshin, M.D., director of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease at Hospital for Special Surgery.


Lupus Patients: The Doctor, Nurse and Social Worker Are Here to See You (2077)
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. 11 a.m., Halls B1 & B2

The benefits of collaborative care of patients with complex autoimmune diseases like lupus are just beginning to be appreciated by physicians. Hospital for Special Surgery will present evidence of the advantages of a specialized disease center dedicated to comprehensive lupus care. "With our multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive medical care and patient education, the patient is the number one focus. We are treating the patient as a whole, not just the disease," noted Doruk Erkan, M.D., co-director of the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Care.


Study Identifies Factors That Increase the Risk of Falls Among Orthopedic Inpatients (1576)
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. 11 a.m., Halls B1 & B2

Patients who undergo total hip replacements are more at risk for having a serious fall while recovering in the hospital than patients undergoing other
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