For Arthritis Awareness Month, Paul Hoover, MD, and colleagues provide insight into the research conducted by their team on understanding human lupus nephritis mechanisms using mouse models.
The proportion of patients with lupus nephritis achieving renal response with belimumab increased during a 6-month extension study.
Medicaid patients with SLE or lupus nephritis have worse outcomes compared with privately insured patients, research shows.
Exostosins are potential disease antigens, biomarkers, or both found in the glomerular basement membrane of some patients with lupus membranous nephropathy.
In a study, preeclampsia developed in women with LN developed 9-fold more often than women with systemic lupus erythematosus and no renal involvement.
Most patients with lupus nephritis who flared after immunosuppressant discontinuation re-achieved remission after restarting immunosuppressive therapy.
Researchers studied the clinical features, treatment modalities, and long-term renal outcomes of pediatric patients with lupus nephritis.
Lupus nephritis recurrences, while rare, typically happen within a few years of kidney transplantation.
Investigators stress the importance of smoking cessation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, particularly among those carrying particular risk alleles.
Add-on voclosporin improved complete renal response across all lupus nephritis biopsy classes, with the greatest benefit observed in pure class 3.