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September 2015 Autoimmune News

Efficacy and safety of belimumab given for 12 months in primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS): the BELISS open-label phase II study. Long–term treatment with belimumab may be beneficial in SS. PubMed, Rheumatology, 08/07/2015. (Also see Treatments for Symptoms of Sjögren's Syndrome)

Update on the immunobiology of Sjögren's (pSS) syndrome. Progress made during the last few years on the pathogenesis of pSS has been mirrored by clinical trials directed at inhibiting cytokines, B or T cell responses. PubMed, Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 08/04/2015. (Also see Sjögren's Syndrome Research and B cells and T cells)

Occasional presence of herpes viruses in synovial fluid and blood from patients with rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis. Results indicate the occasional presence of DNA from herpes viruses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or with axial spondyloarthritis. PubMed, Clinical Rheumatology, 05/20/2015. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis)

The role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Neutrophils, low–density granulocytes and aberrant neutrophil extracellular trap formation and clearance play important roles in lupus pathogenesis. PubMed, Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 08/03/2015. (Also see Research on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

Classification, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The clinical history, examination, and MRI should be most consistent with multiple sclerosis, including the presence of features typical for the disease. PubMed, Current Opinion in Neurology, 06/06/2015. (Also see Multiple Sclerosis)

Neuropsychological correlates of multiple sclerosis (MS) across the lifespan. Understanding how MS manifests across the lifespan has important implications for tailoring assessment and treatment for individuals with MS as they transition from childhood to adulthood, and later life. PubMed, Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 07/15/2015. (Also see Multiple Sclerosis)

The association between diabetes and postpartum depression. Gestational diabetes was not associated with increased rates of depression although women with pre–pregnancy diabetes are more likely to experience postpartum depression. PubMed, Archives of Women's Mental Health, 07/21/2015. (Also see Depression and Support for Diabetes)

Hepatic Arteriolosclerosis (HA): A Small-vessel Complication of Diabetes and Hypertension. HA is a small–vessel complication (microangiopathy) of the liver observed mainly in patients with diabetes who also have arterial hypertension. PubMed, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 06/17/2015. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes)

Fatigue screening in breast cancer patients: identifying likely cases of cancer-related fatigue (CRF). Breast cancer patients and survivors meeting CRF diagnostic criteria can be accurately identified using brief screening indices derived from common self-report fatigue measures. PubMed, Psycho–Oncology, 07/29/2015. (Also see Fatigue and Breast Cancer)

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