Research news from the LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

Keep up-to-date on the latest research on lupus.

In each category below, you can find summaries that explain the importance of recent research studies. All summaries provide access to the article abstract; select summaries provide access to the full journal article.

http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.aspx?articleid=3065&zoneid=76

As suggested by the lupus foundation, feel free to discuss any of this with your doctor.

Remember to actively participate in your medical decision-making with your doctor. That means ask your questions and express your concerns. At the end of the day, as the patient, the disease affects you and you are the one taking the treatments. Therefore, your medical appointments should serve as a setting for great collaboration between you and your doc. This is called shared decision-making.

If you want more information regarding shared decision-making, please let me know! I have an extensive bibliography on this topic, as this is my field of research.

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