Lupus Science and Medicine Podcast

Lupus Science and Medicine is a global, peer reviewed, Open Access, online journal that provides a central point for publication of basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of lupus and related diseases. It is the first lupus-specific Open Access journal in the world and was developed in response to the need for a barrier-free forum for publication of groundbreaking studies in lupus.

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Monday May 06, 2024

Join Dr. Anna Wolska and Dr. May Choi as they explore the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in guiding diagnostic and care decisions for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Choi delves into key elements of machine learning and its potential impact on improving outcomes, particularly in underserved populations. She also discusses various types of machine learning, such as deep learning, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning, highlighting their respective contributions to enhancing efficiencies within clinical care settings.
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Monday Mar 04, 2024

Join Dr. Anna Wolska and Dr. Jim Posada as they delve into the intricacies of RNAse therapy in the management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). In this podcast episode, Dr. Posada describes the groundbreaking study evaluating the efficacy of RSLV-132, a novel RNAse molecule fused to human IgG1 Fc, in reducing chronic inflammation associated with cutaneous lupus. Key findings from the clinical trial reveal that patients with moderate to severe cutaneous disease activity were administered RSLV-132 over a span of six months. Disease activity was evaluated using the Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) score and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K). These findings suggest that RNAse therapy may be effective in patients with higher disease activity.
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Monday Feb 05, 2024

Dr. Anna Wolska engages in a conversation with Dr. Shivani Garg and Dr. Christie Bartels to delve into the development and implementation of HCQ-SAFE. This innovative decision-aid is designed to empower individuals living with lupus to engage in shared-decision making. The authors discuss the importance of streamlining and enhancing shared decision-making dynamics between patients and healthcare providers regarding the utilization of hydroxychloroquine, a cornerstone therapy in lupus. The tool can be accessed through the following link:
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Monday Jan 01, 2024

Dr. Anna Wolska speaks to Dr. Michael Belmont and Devyn Zaminski to discuss the importance of dual dsDNA testing in order to full understand disease activity. In this study, they made the observation that there is a large amount of discordance in anti-dsDNA antibodies assays. Misinterpretation or errors in anti- dsDNA antibody testing could have negative implications on long term outcomes in people living with SLE.
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Monday Dec 04, 2023

Dr. Anna Wolska engages in a discussion with renowned experts, Dr. Catharina Lindholm and Dr. David Jayne, to explore findings from the phase II TULIP Lupus Nephritis trial. This in-depth conversation centers on results from a clinical trial where they evaluated the efficacy of intensified anifrolumab treatment in individuals with active lupus nephritis.
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Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

Dr. Anna Wolska sits down with experts, Dr. Michelle Petri and Dr. Nick Ballew, analyzing the effectiveness of SLE treatments Belimumab and Anifrolumab. The conversation delves into their meticulous study, where they examined the 52-week SLE Responder Index (SRI)-4 responses, providing crucial data for informed lupus patient care. The study data, based on rigorous randomized trials and systematic literature reviews, offers clinicians invaluable insights into treatment decisions for people living with lupus.
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Monday Oct 02, 2023

Dr. Anna Wolska from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Drs. Ana Malvar and Brad Rovin. They discuss using repeat tissue biopsies to understand progression of lupus nephritis over time. They offer conjecture that both immunosuppression as well as mitigation of tissue fibrosis, resulting from inflammatory resolution, are needed in order to preserve kidney function and prevent progression to kidney failure.
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Monday Sep 04, 2023

Dr. Anna Wolska from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Drs. Anca Askanase and Joan Merrill, the developers of the LFA-REAL tool. Together, they discuss the importance of using a tool like LFA-REAL to understand how clinician and patient reported outcomes are essential for understanding efficacy and effectiveness of experimental therapeutics developed to treat people living with lupus.
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Monday Aug 07, 2023

Dr. Anna Wolska from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr. Amrie Grammer and Dr. Peter Lipsky from AMPEL BioSolutions. Together they describe the molecular endotypes of Type 1 and Type 2 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. This episode uncovers the distinct molecular profiles of these SLE types and paves the way for personalized treatment approaches based on these classifications.
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Monday Jul 03, 2023

Dr. Anna Wolska from the Lupus Foundation of America interviews Dr. Ian Bruce, from the University of Manchester in the UK. Dr Bruce discusses the time to onset of clinical response to Anifrolumab in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The episode delves into pooled data from two significant Phase III trials, TULIP-1 and TULIP-2, offering listeners a deep understanding of the effectiveness and timeline of Anifrolumab treatment.
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