Data analysis reveals that Black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are 5x more likely to use chronic glucocorticoids than white patients. Healthcare access may play a role.
A new study led by an interdisciplinary team at Cleveland Clinic provides genetic evidence that suggests variants related to androgen synthesis affect treatment resistance in asthma. The findings may have clinical implications for patients with uncontrolled asthma.
Primary Vasculitides: Best Practices and Future Advances, a one day symposium on April 5, 2017, will explore Giant Cell Arteritis and other forms of vasculitis.
Many patients with idiopathic recurrent pericarditis require prolonged glucocorticoids (GC), but GCs increase morbidity. Cleveland Clinic is studying alternative agents, including azathioprine, for these patients.