Here is a roundup of articles that can help you if you live with a rheumatic disease such as Sjögrens or lupus.
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Lupus Foundation of America Launches Online Self-Management Program, SELF, to Support People Living with Lupus
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) announced the launch of Strategies to Embrace Living with Lupus Fearlessly (SELF), a new online self-management program designed to help people with lupus build and enhance skills in four pillars of lupus self-management: managing symptoms, managing stress, managing medications and working with their healthcare team. Read the article here.
Extensive Longitudinal Transverse Myelitis after Influenza A Virus Infection in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Transverse myelitis (TM) is a rare complication seen in 1-2% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Viral infections may cause TM in these patients by causing a dysregulation of their immune system. Read the article here.
'Living in Wales should not be a barrier to optimum care': One woman's battle to access treatment for her life-threatening condition.
Stephen Balevic, MD: Importance of Adherence in Pregnant Patients with SLE
Stephen Balevic, MD, explains hydroxychloroquine PK and exposure-response in pregnancies with lupus and the importance of adhering to treatment both during pregnancy and postpartum. Read this article here.
Oral Cenerimod Effective in Reducing Gland Inflammation in Mouse Models
The experimental oral therapy cenerimod prevented immune cells from entering the salivary glands and reduced gland inflammation in two Sjögren’s syndrome mouse models, a study demonstrated. Read the article here.
Flares, breakthroughs rare after COVID-19 vaccination
Flares, breakthroughs rare after COVID-19 vaccination in inflammatory rheumatic disease
Just 0.7% of fully vaccinated patients with inflammatory rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease experience a breakthrough COVID-19 infection, while only 4.4% demonstrate disease flare reactions, according to data. Read the article here.
The Link Between Inflammation and Heart Disease
This article highlights what inflammation is, things that contribute to inflammation and heart disease, and talks a little bit about inflammatory autoimmune diseases. Read the article here.
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Heather and Marc