Research Program


We’re Helping Pave the Way to a Better Lupus Treatment Option

Lupus Program Opportunity

Lupus has no cure. There are several treatment options for patients, but there is still a lot of headway that needs to be made. There are three different types of medications for lupus: antimalarial drugs, corticosteroids, and biologics. Antimalarial drugs are the most common drug used for patients. They are also recommended for all lupus patients. This drug helps treat mouth and nose sores, arthritis, fatigue, rashes, and more.

Secondly, corticosteroids are another way lupus patients can find comfort. These medications are often paired with immune suppressants for patients with life-threatening issues related to lupus. Finally, biologics are the most recent treatment option for lupus patients. The first biologic was approved in 2011 for adults and then in 2019 for children.

Unfortunately, these treatment options are not always enough. Lupus can be a fatal disease, which is why it is important to find alternative treatment options. The medications listed above only help reduce symptoms and issues related to lupus. 

Learn If You Qualify

If you are curious if you qualify, then get in touch with Advanced Rheumatology of Houston. Dr. Brionez and our team can determine your eligibility.

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How It Works

Not everyone with Lupus will qualify for this program. There are several criteria patients must meet. Here is a list of the most basic criteria.

Patients Must Meet the Following Criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must have active joint and/or skin symptoms
  • Diagnoses of Lupus and taking medication to treat the disease
  • Willing and able to give consent for the study
  • Time commitment for study visits at our clinic in The Woodlands, TX

You may fit all of these eligibility requirements, but some criteria may make you ineligible.

Interested patients can contact Advanced Rheumatology of Houston to find out if they are eligible.

Call (281) 377-0716 For Program Information Or Fill Out the Form Below