Family Planning & Birth Control Information for Vasculitis Patients

When it comes to pregnancy and women with vasculitis, there is limited and unreliable information out there, which is a great concern for patients and their physicians. To address this need, the Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry (V-PREG) has created a two-page handout, “Family Planning & Birth Control Information for Vasculitis Patients.” It was developed by Megan […]

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Helpful Tips for Finding a Vasculitis Specialist

If you’re looking for a vasculitis specialist, should you ask your primary care doctor, family members/relatives or friends for a referral? What about tapping into your social network for recommendations? Vasculitis is a disease that requires long-term management so it’s super important that you find a doctor and medical team that you trust and feel […]

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Trying to Understand Giant Cell Arteritis Relapse

  Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic condition with frequent relapses. A better understanding of why relapses occur might help identify patients who would benefit from longer treatment duration. Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, MS, Director of the Vasculitis Program at UCLA and others from the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) studied the frequency, timing, […]

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What Role for Acupuncture in Chronic Disease?

February 2010 Scientists aren’t ready to claim that acupuncture works for any specific disease -yet.  But studies supported by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) have yielded promising evidence that this ancient practice modifies perception of pain and its processing by the brain and that it may be helpful for pain […]

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