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Lupus Patients Now Have the Option to Administer Benlysta at Home

November 9, 2017

Lupus patients who previously needed to visit an infusion center to receive the drug Benlysta, now have the option to administer the medicine themselves at home using a novel “auto-injector” device, thanks in part to the efforts of Dr. Saira Sheikh, a UNC rheumatologist and allergist/immunologist who directs the lupus and clinical trials programs at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

Kelli Allen, PhD, Investigates Pain Management Interventions for the Military and Veterans

November 9, 2017

Members of the military and veterans are disproportionally affected by pain, and the government is searching for ways to help them deal with this widespread and growing problem. New research being conducted thanks to multiple grants recently awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Defense, and the US Veterans Administration will investigate the feasibility, safety and effectiveness for a number of non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions.

Research Highlights: Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology

February 16, 2017

  Dr. Richard Loeser Conducting First Study To Examine How Diet Alters Gut Bacteria, Potentially Leading to Osteoarthritis The old adage, “you are what you eat,” is proving truer than we ever imagined. New research findings illustrate the negative impact Western diets can have upon the naturally occurring bacteria living in the “gut,” (known as … Continued