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British Society of Rheumatology issues first U.K. lupus guideline


 

FROM RHEUMATOLOGY

Key standards of care

As general standards of care, Dr. Gordon and her coauthors wrote that “lupus patients should be referred to a physician with experience in managing lupus who can confirm the diagnosis, assess the level of disease activity, and provide advice on treatment and monitoring of the disease, its complications, and side effects of therapy.”

No specific funding was received from any organizations in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors to carry out the work described in the guideline.

Dr. Gordon has undertaken consultancies and received honoraria from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, Merck Serono, Parexel, Roche, and UCB. She has been a member of the speakers bureau for GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, and Eli Lilly. She also has received research grant support from Aspreva/Vifor Pharma in the past and currently receives it from UCB.

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