Weaning of maintenance immunosuppressive therapy in lupus nephritis (WIN-Lupus): results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial
Jourde-Chiche N, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2022-222435.
Non-inferiority of maintenance immunosuppressive therapy (IST) discontinuation after 2‒3 years was not demonstrated for renal relapse, in proliferative lupus nephritis (LN).
Race, Ethnicity, and Disparities in Risk of End-organ Lupus Manifestations Following SLE Diagnosis in a Multiethnic Cohort
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1002/acr.24892
California Lupus Epidemiology Study (CLUES) finds heightened risks of developing renal, haematologic, and multiorgan disease following SLE diagnosis among Hispanic and Asian patients with SLE.
EULAR recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome
Ann Rheum Dis. 2022. Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-221733
EULAR recommendations can guide clinical practice and future research for improving cardiovascular risk (CVR) management in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
Flares after Hydroxychloroquine Reduction or Discontinuation: Results from the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) Inception Cohort
Ann Rheum Dis. 2021:annrheumdis-2021-221295. Epub ahead of print
Evidence suggests that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) reduction/withdrawal may be safe in some stable patients, but in other settings it may be associated with disease flare. Almeida-Brasil, et al. sought to evaluate SLE flares following HCQ reduction or discontinuation versus HCQ maintenance. Their data suggest that maintaining HCQ was associated with a lower flare risk than reduction or discontinuation, even in patients with low disease activity or remission.
Long-term Organ Damage Accrual and Safety in Patients with SLE Treated with Belimumab Plus Standard of Care
Both active disease and medication toxicity can result in the accrual of long-term organ damage in SLE.