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Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series: Dr. Julia Simard - "Pregnancy in Contemporary Systemic Lupus"

Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series: Dr. Julia Simard - "Pregnancy in Contemporary Systemic Lupus"

Date 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location 
51-279 CHS Los Angeles , CA
California US
Featuring 
Dr. Julia Simard, Sc.D.
Event Contact 

Taylor Mobley

tmmobley@ucla.edu

Pregnancy is complicated for women with systemic lupus. Much of what we know about their risks come from patients who were either sufficiently healthy with uncomplicated lupus or who got pregnant despite their doctor’s advice. However, patients are no longer unequivocally told to avoid pregnancy simply because of their disease history. The risks in the full spectrum of pregnant women with lupus are still being investigated, as they pertain to parity, comorbid conditions, and medication. In this talk, Dr. Simard will present work across multiple sources (including Swedish register linkage and single center clinical cohorts) evaluating the risks of preeclampsia and preterm delivery in pregnant women with lupus, and discuss related methodologic challenges in the context of both small and large data sources.