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- Which molecular target classes are prominently represented in the first-in-class SLE pipeline?
"Our study provides nationwide evidence that SLE pregnancy outcomes have become markedly better in the past two decades and continue to improve," the authors write.
During 2002-2004, a total of 336 incident SLE cases were identified; these SLE patients were demographically similar to the patients in 1,353 cases with prevalent SLE in 2002 (87%-90% female, 74%-76% black, and 23% white) but were older at SLE diagnosis (mean age 40.6 years) than were patients with prevalent SLE (34.6 years).
Table-I: Association of various factors with pulmonary hypertension in SLE.
As SLE patients are a high-risk population, it is important to identify and treat chronic infections, such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), prior to initiating immunosuppressive drugs to prevent the reactivation of chronic infections.
After the researchers accounted for age, sex, race or ethnicity, and geographic region, the risk of death from SLE dropped significantly during 2004 through 2008, compared with 1999 through 2003, and declined even more between 2009 and 2013.
Serum samples were obtained from a SLE family with 3 patients, noninherited SLE patients (n = 108), and healthy controls (n = 80).
The number of ACR criteria satisfied was significantly different between ILE and SLE (Table 1), consistent with the way the groups were defined.
Skin manifestations in SLE are important disease parameters which can give important diagnostic and disease activity information.
In North America, the SLE is more prevalent among Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).