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A highlight from the LUPUS 2014 meeting: eight great ideas

Jill P Buyon, Phillip Cohen, Joan T Merrill, Gary Gilkeson, Mariana Kaplan, Judith James, W Joseph McCune, Sasha Bernatsky, Keith Elkon
Lupus Science & Medicine 2015, 2 (1): e000087
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This review describes eight 'great ideas' regarding bench-to-bedside considerations in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented at the second international LUPUS meeting in Quebec, September 2014. The topics included: correcting the impaired clearance of apoptotic fragments; optimisation of clinical trial design: the PERFECT (Pre Evaluation Reducing Frighteningly Elevated Coverable Targets) study; lipidomics and metabolomics in SLE; importance of the inflammasome; identification and treatment of asymptomatic autoimmunity: prevention of SLE; combining low doses of hydroxychloroquine and quinacrine for long-term maintenance therapy of SLE; reducing emergency room visits and the critical relevance of the autoantigen.

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