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Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosis and Tests

Measuring Lupus Disease Activity Over Time

Diagnosis

AI, Machine-Based Learning Software, and Lupus

Will artificial intelligence help us better understand lupus? The answer is yes,...

Diagnosis and Tests

FDA Approves Aurinia Pharmaceuticals’ LUPKYNIS for Adult Patients with Active Lupus Nephritis

LUPKYNIS (voclosporin) is the first FDA-approved oral therapy for lupus nephritis, a condition that...

Diagnosis and Tests

New Lab Test Identifies Lupus Flare Risk 12 Weeks in Advance

New blood test, aiSLE™ DX Flare Risk Index, identifies lupus flare risk up to 12 weeks in advance. The lab test is now available for clinical use. Note: Progentec Diagnostics, Inc., the company that developed aiSLE™ DX Flare Risk Index, also powers LupusCornerLife with lupus comes...

Day-to-Day Living

Patient-Reported Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Lupus

Many aspects of lupus can't be recorded with tests. Patient-reported outcomes help Lupus Warriors and researchers better understand the impact of SLE. For Lupus Warriors, trusting your instincts is the way to go. You know the early warning signs of your flares. You know your...

Diagnosis and Tests

Understanding Lupus Lab Tests & Results

Lupus lab tests provide objective assessments of the goings on within the body. But, reading your lab test results can be confusing. Laboratory tests are an essential part of healthcare. They offer insight into changes within the body that can be measured using biological features. In the old...

Diagnosis and Tests

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and Lupus

This simple blood test doesn’t require a machine – only an hour of waiting on the lab tech’s part. But it can reveal a lot about inflammation in your body, and can help you get closer to a lupus diagnosis. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate tests...

Symptoms

Renal Failure, Proteinuria, and Lupus Nephritis

Up to 1/3 of people with lupus will experience kidney involvement as inflammation damages the kidneys. The damage can be so severe the kidneys can no longer function, known as renal failure. The kidneys are responsible for filtering toxins and waste out of the blood. Damaged kidneys are...

Medications

Cenerimod: A Potential New Lupus Medication

Research is underway to measure the effectiveness of Cenerimod, a new lupus medication. Early evidence suggests it can help reduce symptoms and prevent flares. Cenerimod is a new medication being developed by the company Idorsia. It is an agonist and modulator for the

Diagnosis and Tests

Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO), LupusPRO, and Lupus

Measuring lupus pain, fatigue, and other symptoms over time is hard. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are self-reports from patients that can help diagnose and manage the disease. Patient-reported outcomes use surveys to measure lupus. Mostly, these surveys identify the physical symptoms of lupus. But also helps researchers and doctors identify the...

Diagnosis

Hearing Loss, Ear Health, and Lupus

What's that? Hearing loss and other aural phenomenon may impact around 30% of people living with lupus. “Autoimmune inner-ear disease” (AIED) was first described by Brian McCabe in his landmark 1979 paper. McCabe reported on 18 patients whose lupus symptoms included...

Diagnosis

Complete Blood Count (CBC) Tests and Lupus

A complete blood count (CBC) can give you and your lupus treatment team a birds-eye view of your bloodstream & overall health. And the experts agree, CBC tests should be a regular part of your physical exam. They can even be used to help...