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Lupus – what to ask your doctor?

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1. Do I have kidney or other organ involvement?

2. How active is my SLE presently?  Are my C3 C4 low and dsDNA high as these can be signs of active lupus?

3. Should I take calcium and Vitamin D supplements?

4.  I have heard lupus patients are at

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Test for lupus

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The ANA test or anti-nuclear antibody is used to test for SLE or lupus.  Normal or healthy people can also test positive for ANA but in low titers.  ANA test greater than 1/160 are significant and need follow up tests.  Tests such as dsDNA or Smit

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Obesity linked to chronic pain. Posted by Rheumatology doctor in UAE

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Reuters (6/21, Schultz) reports that, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, obesity and physical inactivity my increase an individual’s risk of developing chronic pain, particularly in the back, neck and shoulders. R

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New treatment for Lupus (SLE). Dr. Humeira Badsha

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Benlysta (belimumab) was approved on March 9, 2011 by the FDA for the treatment of active, autoantibody-positive lupus in patients who are receiving standard therapy including corticosteroids,antimalarials, immunosuppressives, and NSAIDs (nonsteroid

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Lupus by Dr. Humeira Badsha

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Lupus is a disease which usually affects young women with joint pains and other symptoms. It can vary from very mild to very serious but it is always important to be under the care of a rheumatologist.

What is lupus?
Lupus or SLE (systemic lupus e

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Increased levels of circulating microparticles in primary Sjögren's syndrome

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Cell stimulation leads to the shedding of phosphatidylserine (PS)-rich microparticles (MPs). Because autoimmune diseases (AIDs) are characterized by cell activation, we investigated level of circulating MPs as a possible biomarker in primary Sjögren

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Using your genes to predict if you will respond to Rheumatoid arthritis therapy. (not available in Dubai, UAE at this time)

The ORBIT data “showed that patients who have seropositive rheumatoid arthritis are just as likely to respond to rituximab therapy when compared ...

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Your nose can repair your knee arthritis? Not yet in Dubai!

Doctors might one day be able to harvest cells from patients’ noses to produce cartilage that can be transplanted into damaged knee joints, a sma...

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Green tea to the rescue!

Green tea has always been hailed for its anti-inflammatory properties. But researchers at Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane have now ide...

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This web site is run by an Arthritis Specialist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On this site you will find news about the latest in arthritis, information about research results in the field, tips and information and diet and exercise, and much more.

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