Author Archives: Patricia Inacio, PhD

Saphnelo linked to reaching low disease activity status in SLE

Adding Saphnelo (anifrolumab-fnia) to standard therapy in people with moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is linked to reaching a state of low disease activity faster and more frequently, according to an analysis of data from two Phase 3 clinical trials. This low disease activity state was sustained for…

Assisted Reproductive Therapy Effective in SLE Patients: Study

Almost half of women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who underwent assisted reproductive therapy (ART) became pregnant, and 83.3% of them had a successful delivery, a large retrospective study shows. Only a small number of women experienced lupus flares, but ART was linked to a higher incidence of premature…

Remission Before Pregnancy Linked to Better Post-partum Outcomes

Women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) whose disease went into remission right before becoming pregnant show better outcomes in the post-partum period, including a lower flare rate, according to a two-year follow up study. These findings highlight how “planned pregnancy counseling is fundamental when managing SLE patients,” the researchers wrote.

Zetomipzomib as Add-on Therapy Lowers Kidney Inflammation: Data

When given on top of standard therapy, zetomipzomib led to clinically significant reductions in urine protein levels, a marker of kidney impairment, in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with active lupus nephritis, a severe form of lupus that causes kidney damage. That’s according to full data from the now…

SLE Incidence Rates Rose in US for Past Four Decades

The incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has increased in the U.S. the past four decades, a recent study shows. Study data also indicated the increased incidence seen during that time was significantly higher among racial and ethnic minority populations. “As the US population grows more diverse, we might continue…

Treatment Toxicity, Age Linked to Eye Complications in SLE, Study Finds

While people with systemic lupus erythematous lupus (SLE) are experiencing fewer eye complications directly linked to the disease, treatment-induced eye toxicity and age-related eye complications are becoming more frequent, a single-center study shows. The study, “Ocular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a paradigm shift based…