"Our research shows for the first time that under-supervising and under-treating these lupus patients was associated with an increased risk of death," said Dr. Broder.
Wowwwwwwwwwww. Hey guys, did you know if your sick and dont get treated that your risk of dying increases? I am so happy that these amazing doctors have cleared that up for me, because I thought I'd live so much longer if I didn't treat kidney disease. Glad they cleared that one up for me.
In fact, patients receiving no medication were 13 times more likely to have died compared with patients treated with a combination of immunosuppressive therapies.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE WITH LUPUS EVER NOT BE GETTING MEDICATION WHEN THEY ARE THIS SICK?!?!?
Glad to know all of this is apparently ground breaking and just proves that most rheums are treating their patients like crap.
"A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard
Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.