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About A. G. Moore
I'm a mother, a wife. I love to write and in recent years have begun to do that in earnest.
New York
Human rights, Animal Rights, Politics, Education, History, Books on just about any subject
Mostly retired; trying to be a writer


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Patient's Role in Lupus Treatment

by A. G. Moore on 03-21-2013 at 11:07 AM
Hi, I haven't posted on this site for a while, but thought this post might be helpful to some who are struggling with difficult treatment decisions. As is usually the case with my blogs, I copied this one from my own website:

Lupus Patient Compliance

Figuring out why treatment works with one lupus patient and not another is a critical challenge for researchers. Different manifestations of lupus vary in their response to treatment protocols; ethnic background also seems

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Steroid Information

by A. G. Moore on 10-27-2012 at 10:27 AM
I came across two articles that had a lot of information about steroid use, including dose equivalents, drug interactions and potential for adrenal suppression.

One of the sources (Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient, 6th Edition Chapter 105, Glucocorticoid Therapy) can be found at

For the other source (Chapter 14-Glucocorticoid Therapy and

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Updates on Lupus Nephritis Treatment

by A. G. Moore on 09-28-2012 at 02:18 PM
I recently came across a question about Rituximab on another online forum (Lupus UK) and was curious about this medication. So I began to investigate. As is usual with me, I went down many paths. None of these led to a productive discussion on Rituximab. However, I did learn a lot about lupus nephritis. Below is summarized (from my own blog) some of the most recent thinking about treating this quite common and very serious aspect of systemic lupus--up to 60% of people diagnosed with systemic lupus

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