Peer Reviewed Feature Articles

Systemic lupus erythematosus: unmasking the masquerader

Talia Igel, Alberta Hoi

The diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is challenging, owing to its varied, often nonspecific, clinical manifestations. The European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology classification criteria are a useful diagnostic tool. Several novel therapeutics for SLE are on the horizon.

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Endocrinology and metabolism

Preventing diabetic kidney disease progression: an update

Jean C. Lu, Elif Ekinci, David O'Neal, Richard J. MacIsaac

Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease in Western countries. Early identification and a multifaceted approach, including novel treatments developed over the past decade, can slow progression of kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes.

Peer Reviewed Regular Series
Ophthalmology clinic

Management of open angle glaucoma: medicines and laser

Nicole Lim, Jenny Hepschke, Minas Coroneo, Ashish Agar

Glaucoma vision loss is silent, gradual and irreversible. Early detection is crucial and relies on awareness of patient risk factors, available screening tools and recommended surveillance.

Cardiovascular medicine clinic

Ongoing challenges in lipid management – a retrospective in nine cases

Leon A. Simons

Statins are standard therapy for lipid management in patients at high atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk. However, managing adverse events and the inability to achieve target lipid levels remain key challenges and should be addressed on an individual basis.

Dermatology clinic

A man with a painless papule on the leg

Marlene Wijaya, Jessica Sandra Bulluss, Rebecca Bronwyn Saunderson

A 40-year-old man presents with a solitary papule on the leg. What’s the diagnosis?

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