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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 ... patientservices@lupusgw.org . lupus Symptoms ...

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? 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 complications. The LFA would like to thank ... the interviews and view the pictures. About lupus ...

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 Now (TM) 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 Awareness Month WASHINGTON, May 7 ... knowledge of lupus, yet eight in ten new cases of lupus will develop among women of childbearing age. lupus 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 . lupus 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. lupus 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. lupus 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 provide opportunities 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 to patients 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. lupus 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 nephritis. ...

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. lupus 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 Foundation of America (LFA) congratulates Annie ... outside the TODAY Show studio in New York. The lupus Foundation of America is supporting Annie and ... Annie was diagnosed with lupus at age 17. Because lupus is a lifelong and sometimes disabling chronic ...

Lupus Live Web Chat Focuses on Medication Management

... WASHINGTON, May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is proud to present ... chats are an opportunity for individuals with lupus and their families to ask questions and learn more about lupus 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. The lupus 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 programs 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. (Photo: ...

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 are among the expected 600 guests. Richard H. ... to raise funds for LFA programs. lupus is a chronic disease in which the immune system ... the disease for more than four decades. The lupus 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 Foundation of America joins a coalition of approximately 100 lupus organizations around the globe observing World lupus Day on May 10. More than 1.5 million Americans ...

Life Sciences Fund grants awards to launch health research

... 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosis (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 Foundation of 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 that affects the central nervous system and the ...
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