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Clogged Artery, Arteriosclerosis Cholesterol plaque. 3d illustration

01-09-2022 | Cardiovascular disease | News

CV risk reduction should be ‘an integral part’ of autoimmune disease management

A large study published in The Lancet has found that people with autoimmune diseases have an approximately 1.4–3.6-fold increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease relative to the general population.

Heart and blood vessels

12-08-2022 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Pioglitazone may modulate CVD risk in patients with SLE

Pioglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ agonist, is associated with improvements in vascular stiffness and various cardiometabolic parameters in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, show study findings.

Coronary artery plaque

17-05-2022 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Vascular plaque burden could predict future CVD risk in people with SLE

The overall burden of vascular plaque measured on ultrasound scans is significantly associated with future risk for cardiovascular disease events in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, study findings indicate.

More on lupus

29-09-2022 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Reduced-dose hydroxychloroquine linked to higher flare risk in SLE

Research suggests that using a daily hydroxychloroquine dose of 5 mg/kg or lower, as recommended by ophthalmology guidelines, is associated with an increased risk for systemic lupus erythematosus flares compared with higher doses.

26-09-2022 | Risk prediction | News

Local environment impacts recurrent hospitalization risk in rheumatic disease

Individuals with rheumatic conditions living in areas with the highest social and heat vulnerability are significantly more likely to experience recurrent hospitalizations than those living in the least vulnerable areas, research suggests.

15-09-2022 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Male sex, older age risk factors for acute kidney abnormalities in childhood SLE

Male sex and older age may put people with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus and nephritis at increased risk for abnormal short-term kidney status, US researchers report.

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