July 16, 1991 |
The Festival represents a new beginning for water polo player Eric Fischer of Chicago. Fischer was found in 1989 to have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or lupus. It is a chronic, inflammatory disease of unknown origin that can affect many organs. In Fischer's case, it attacked one of his kidneys and caused him to have a seizure that resulted in hospitalization. While there, he had five more seizures and suffered a minor stroke that erased part of his memory.
November 17, 2010 |
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel Tuesday voted 13-2 to recommend approval of Benlysta, the first new drug to treat lupus in more than half a century. The FDA has set Dec. 9 as the date to make a final decision on the drug. It doesn't have to follow the advice of its advisory panels, but it generally does. Benlysta is not a wonder drug that will provide relief to everybody with the debilitating disease, but it may provide benefits for some and allow them to taper off existing drugs, which have powerful side effects that some think are nearly as bad as the disease itself.
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October 8, 1985 |
An Argentine couple living in Canoga Park moved closer to their goal of saving the lives of their two sons Monday when Susana Gurtman, 47, donated her right kidney to son Eduardo, 23. Eduardo and his brother, Jorge, 22, suffer from lupus, a skin disease that can affect internal organs. According to their father, Dr. Angel Gurtman, who hopes to give one of his kidneys to Jorge, the transplant operations at UCLA Medical Center appeared, at least initially, to be successful.
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January 4, 1985 |
The days pass slowly for Susana and Angel Gurtman. But they may be slipping by all too quickly for the Argentine couple's two sons. Eduardo and Jorge Gurtman have both suffered total kidney failure because of systemic lupus erythematosus, a skin disease that can also affect connective tissues and organs. Susana Gurtman is waiting to donate one of her kidneys to Eduardo, 22. Angel Gurtman is prepared to have one of his transplanted into Jorge, 21.
May 4, 1998 |
Systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as lupus, is a difficult disease to diagnose because each patient displays a range of symptoms and no single test determines the condition. Common symptoms include extreme fatigue, painful or swollen joints, unexplained fever, skin rashes and kidney problems. Women--particularly black women--are much more likely than men to develop lupus, and the disease appears to run in families.
May 25, 1998
Many local senior centers offer activities, camaraderie and a special place to discuss senior concerns and issues. Churches and other places of worship often offer support or counseling services. The agencies listed below are among the many community resources for assistance with grief an bereavement. * Arthritis Foundation (800) 954-CURE Web site: http://www.arthritis.