The Lupus Foundation of America Applauds New Legislation that Caps Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs
Provides Protection for People with lupus
and other Chronic Diseases
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus
Foundation of America (LFA) President and Chief ... new treatments will mean nothing if people with lupus
are not able to access them because they are ...
Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus
... antibody-mediated vaccine response was dimmed in lupus
patients, and the new study, involving 54 patients with lupus
and 54 healthy controls, replicated those ... T-cells key to immunization were diminished in lupus
patients who received the flu shot vs. immunized ...
LFAGW to Offer First 'Living with Lupus' Baltimore Workshop on August 15
... with Lupus" workshop on August 15, offered by the lupus
Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter ... and coping techniques. Affecting mostly women, lupus
is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known ... many, free support services that we offer to help lupus
patients and their families better manage their ...
Human Genome Sciences Announces Second-Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Key Developments
... Improvement versus Placebo; First Drug for lupus
to Complete a Phase 3 Trial with Positive Results ... in patients with serologically positive systemic lupus
erythematosus (SLE). The results showed that ... called BLyS-specific inhibitors. No new drug for lupus
has been approved by regulatory authorities in ...
LFAGW to Run 'Could I Have Lupus?' Workshop on July 26; Mystics Game Follows
... wondering if they have undiagnosed symptoms of lupus
can find out on Sunday, July 26 at a "Could I ... ticket for $24.00, $9.00 of which benefits the lupus
Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter ... firstname.lastname@example.org .
Basic Facts and Statistics About Lupus
... a recent increase in media interest in lupus, the lupus
Foundation of America (LFA) is providing a fact ... at www.lupus.org .
What is lupus?
is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the ... common being cutaneous and systemic. Cutaneous lupus
is limited to the skin and is often identified by ...
The New York Times Website Patient Voices Series Features People Affected by Lupus
... the disease itself, and include actress/model and lupus
Foundation of America (LFA) national spokesperson ... recently suffered a heart attack resulting from lupus
The LFA would like to thank ... the interviews and view the pictures.
Lupus Foundation of America Accepting Letters of Intent for Research Grants on Adult Stem Cell Research and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Lupus
... WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus
Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is accepting ... for lupus, and to better understand pediatric lupus
features and societal factors that affect the ... lupus, understanding of the impact of pediatric lupus
on quality of life, determination of risk ...
Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Proposals for Research Studies on Childhood Lupus and Stem Cell Transplantation
... June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus
Foundation of America (LFA) is seeking proposals ... Grants will support areas of study in pediatric lupus
and adult stem cell transplantation. The purposes ... research in humans as a treatment for lupus
and address key understanding of ...
Anxiety and depression lower quality of life in majority of systemic lupus erythematosus patients
... 12 June 2009: 92.8% of patients with systemic lupus
erythematosus (SLE) suffer anxiety and depression ... and extra-cerebral involvement, Systemic lupus
Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) and the Systemic lupus
Erythematosus International Collaborating Clinics ...
Novel DNA vaccine leads to kidney damage prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus models
... Thursday 11 June 2009: DNA vaccination using lupus
autoantigens and interleukin-10 (IL-10, a ... prevent kidney damage in patients with systemic lupus
erythematosus (SLE), according to a new study ... are small nuclear ribonucleoproteins: snRNPs) lupus
autoantigen in combination with IL-10 and another ...
Walk for Lupus Now(TM) at the Orange County Great Park
... is location for 2009 Orange County Walk for lupus
IRVINE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk for lupus
Now(TM) at the Orange County Great Park on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Walk for lupus
Now(TM) is the signature event of ...
Mary Wilson Brings the Crowd to Their Feet at the Sixth Annual Lupus Foundation of America Awards Gala
... entertained a crowd of nearly 500 at the lupus
Foundation of America's Butterfly Gala -- Sixth ... the first-ever Ad Council awareness campaign on lupus
sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and ... this campaign are to help the public understand lupus
and its health effects, and identify early ...
Public Lacks Awareness of Serious Disease With Life-Threatening Complications
... May is National lupus
WASHINGTON, May 7 ... knowledge of lupus, yet eight in ten new cases of lupus
will develop among women of childbearing age.
develops when the immune system goes out of ...
EHE International and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Celebrate Lupus Awareness Month in Rockefeller Plaza
... YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The S.L.E. lupus
Foundation, a leading organization in the fight against lupus, is kicking off lupus
Awareness Month by unveiling a 115-sq ft ... aims to build public awareness of systemic lupus
erythematosus (also known ...
Father Breaks Cycling Record To Honor Daughter's Fight Against Lupus
... physical challenge to raise money for the S.L.E. lupus
Foundation , one of the nation's leading lupus
organizations. Paradysz's 19 year old daughter ... "because that is what it takes to live with lupus
every day. I did this to honor my daughter and ...
LFAGW to Offer Free Lupus Symposium on May 16 for Patients and Families
WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The lupus
Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) will offer the 14th Annual Symposium for lupus
Patients and Families on Sat., May 16 from 9:30 ... for the 70,000+ Washington area patients with lupus
--- 90 percent of whom are ....
Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk
... study suggests.
Although the link between lupus
and oral contraceptives has been debated for some ... issue of Arthritis Care & Research .
is characterized by acute and chronic ... study.
For most women, the increased risk of lupus
is quite small, said Dr. Noel Rose, director of ...
Gene May Explain Women's Heightened Lupus Risk
... gene on the X chromosome appears to be linked to lupus
and might explain why women are much more likely ... the immune response renders its association with lupus
a prime candidate for careful genetic and ... in a news release issued by the university.
causes a myriad of problems such as muscle pain, ...
Video: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Ad Council Launch National Lupus Awareness Campaign
In an effort to raise awareness of lupus
among women who are at greatest risk for the ... to media outlets nationwide this week.
is a serious national health problem, affecting ... as one of every 200 Americans, according to the lupus
Foundation of America. Ninety percent of those ...
JCI table of contents: March 23, 2009
... model of Goodpasture syndrome) and spontaneous lupus
nephritis in mice and humans.
In the study, ... dampened disease severity. As both human systemic lupus
erythematosus and spontaneous lupus
nephritis were found to be associated with ...
Third Annual Walk for Lupus Now Washington Set for April 18
... March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Walk for lupus
Now Washington will occur on Saturday, April 18 ... Avenue, N.W. between 13th and 3rd Streets. The lupus
Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter ... to double, reflective of the 70,000+ people with lupus
in the Washington area out of more than 1.5 ...
Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients
... may offer the first new treatment approved for lupus
in 50 years, suggests a small study by U.K. ...
The 22-month study included 20 people with lupus
nephritis, a severe kidney disorder caused by the ... "This is very welcome news to the 40 percent of lupus
patients who are suffering with kidney ...
Lupus is a Significant Cost to Employers, According to Thomson Reuters Study
found that the mean annual price tag for lupus
- including medical
expenditures, absence from ... climbed to more than $60,000 per
patient when lupus
was accompanied by the kidney disease nephritis, ... costs. Therapies that can better manage lupus
for savings to employers ...
BioMarin and La Jolla Pharmaceutical Sign Worldwide (Excluding Asia Pacific) Development and Commercialization Agreement for Riquent
... Riquent reduces the frequency of
renal flares in lupus
nephritis patients. The ASPEN Phase 3 study is the
largest clinical study ever conducted in lupus
nephritis and there is
increasing evidence that ... important underlying
causes of kidney disease in lupus
patients, antibodies to double stranded DNA.
Cephalon and ImmuPharma Sign a $15 million Option Agreement for Late- Stage Experimental Lupus Medication
... first specific medication for the treatment of lupus
living with this chronic, potentially ... CEO of ImmuPharma.
About Lupuzor and lupus
Lupuzor is a first-in-class immune ... recently issued a notice of allowance.
is an autoimmune disease causing various effects ...
The Merinoff Symposia to Highlight New Research in Systemic Lupus
... to the field of immunology, and in particular lupus
and other autoimmune diseases, and have organized ... can set the stage for disease. Understanding lupus
is a window into how the immune system fails to protect itself. lupus
is an autoimmune disease that can target many ...
'Multi-target' immune therapy improves outcomes of severe lupus nephritis
... the recovery rate for patients with severe lupus
involving the kidneys, according to a report in ... for inducing complete remission of class V+IV lupus
nephritis, with few side effects," comments Dr. ...
The study included 40 patients with severe lupus
Ovarian function and fertility preserved in women with severe systemic lupus erythematosus
... activity controlled in women with severe systemic lupus
erythematosus (SLE) when treated with a 6-month ... of 61 postmenopausal women with SLE treated for lupus
nephritis (n=58), autoimmune hemolytic anemia ... disease duration and ECLAM (European Consensus lupus
Activity Measurement) score were not ...
Blood Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus
... thrombocytopenia, myasthenia gravis and systemic lupus
erythematosus are often difficult to treat," said ... attacked with current treatments, Voll said.
is a so-called autoimmune disease in which the ... lupus, with the most common type being systemic lupus
erythematosus, which affects many parts of the ...
Annie and Tom's Race to the Altar Inspires Lupus Community
... WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus
America (LFA) congratulates Annie ... outside the TODAY Show studio in New York.
Foundation of America is supporting Annie and ... Annie was diagnosed with
lupus at age 17. Because lupus
is a lifelong and sometimes disabling
Lupus Live Web Chat Focuses on Medication Management
... WASHINGTON, May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus
America (LFA) is proud to present ... chats are an opportunity for
individuals with lupus
and their families to ask questions and learn more
from experts in a number of medical disciplines ...
Lupus Community Rallies Behind Fiancee With Lupus in 'Race to the Altar'
... on the TODAY Show.
Annie was diagnosed with lupus
at age 17. Because lupus
is a lifelong
and sometimes disabling chronic ... husband, Tom, admires about her most.
Foundation of America (LFA) is supporting Annie ...
Abnormal 'editing' of gene messages may be a cause of lupus
... medicine and senior author, said that in systemic lupus
erythematosus, the normal editing process goes ... current research, which involved 13 patients with lupus
and eight healthy participants, was based on ... gene messages, is higher in the T cells of lupus
patients compared to those without lupus. ADARs ...
Patti LaBelle Wows Crowd at 5th Annual Lupus Foundation of America Awards Gala
... for Lupus
Gala raised nearly $1.5 million for lupus
research and education
WASHINGTON, ... awards gala raised nearly $1.5 million
to support lupus
research and education programs, which benefit the
millions of people who suffer from lupus
and the families who support them.
5th Annual World Lupus Day Philadelphians Take Part In a Global Rally of Support
... of Philadelphians are expected to join the lupus
WHAT: Foundation of America for an afternoon ... diagnosis and tips to live better with lupus
will be available at no charge to ... the late 1800s, public understanding of lupus
continues to be below that of other ...
Grammy Award Winner Patti LaBelle Is Featured Entertainer at Lupus Foundation of America Awards Gala
... research scientists, and individuals with lupus
the expected 600 guests.
Richard H. ... to raise funds for LFA programs.
is a chronic disease in which the immune system ... the disease for more than four decades.
Foundation of America is the nation's foremost ...
Lupus Organizations Issue International Call-to-Action to Combat Disease Affecting Five Million People
... WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus
America joins a coalition of approximately 100 lupus
the globe observing World lupus
Day on May 10. More than 1.5 million
Life Sciences Fund grants awards to launch health research
... 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus
The investigators will ... Disease management in Type 1 diabetes, MS, and lupus
can only be done with general
immunosuppressive ... Washington State who have Type 1
diabetes, MS and lupus
to enhance access to innovative therapeutic ...
Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Funding Proposals for Research Studies on Childhood Lupus, Nervous System Involvement, and More
... April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus
America (LFA) is seeking proposals ... announces its new
Michael Jon Barlin Pediatric lupus
Program. There is a special urgency
associated ... this year is grant funding for neuropsychiatric lupus
affects the central nervous system and the ...