Emotional Support and Clinical Trial Volunteers are the Focus for World Lupus Day 2019

Emotional Support and Clinical Trial Volunteers are the Focus for World Lupus Day 2019

The 16th annual observance of World Lupus Day on May 10 will highlight how emotional support helps people with lupus cope with its health effects and on the need for lupus clinical trial volunteers.

World Lupus Day is sponsored by the World Lupus Federation, a global coalition of 200+ lupus patient groups, that seeks to raise awareness of lupus and advocate for more significant funding for lupus research, education and support services for the millions of people worldwide living with the life-threatening, chronic autoimmune disease. 

Managing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Updated 2019 EULAR Recommendations Released

Managing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Updated 2019 EULAR Recommendations Released

Based on emerging new evidence and expert consensus, a task force put together by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) released updated recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This report was published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

The investigators performed a systematic review of studies focused on treatment strategies for the management of SLE published between January 2007 and December 2017. Recommendations for 4 broad categories were developed following the modified Delphi method, in which the task force devised related questions, elicited expert opinions, and reached consensus.

NBS Star DeMar DeRozan doing his part to raise Lupus awareness

NBS Star DeMar DeRozan doing his part to raise Lupus awareness

NBA star DeMar DeRozan brings fans to their feet when he sails through the air and slams the ball through the hoop. The roar of the crowd is deafening, but no one is cheering more loudly than his mother. Diane DeRozan has been her son’s biggest fan since he first stepped onto a basketball court as a grade-schooler.

Coping with Christmas

Coping with Christmas

Some things that might trigger a flare: divorce, bereavement, virus and Christmas!! Yes Christmas, a wonderful but potentially very stressful time of year.

Lupus is unpredictable and can interfere with our lives, stopping us doing everything that we want to and that includes participating in Christmas celebrations.

So let’s look at a few Christmas hacks so you can participate in Christmas!

TV anchor Durga Menon passes away age 35.

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Popular Malayalam TV host Durga Menon passed away on Friday in a private hospital in Kochi. She was just 35 years old.

According to reports, she was undergoing treatment for Lupus. She was kept on ventilator support for the last 21 days and unfortunately succumbed to a heart attack on Friday evening.

She is survived by husband Vinod, a businessman, and son Gowrinath.