Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

Too Much Pyridostigmine May Increase Overactive Bladder Issues

High pyridostigmine doses cause overactive bladder issues in people with myasthenia gravis (MG), according to a recent study. Because of this, doctors should take patients’ bladder-related discomfort into account when deciding treatment regimens, and consider prescribing lower pyridostigmine doses or alternative therapies. The study, “Overactive…

MG May Mimic Stroke Symptoms, Case Report Suggests

Myasthenia gravis (MG) can mimic the symptoms of a stroke and should not be ruled out even in younger patients, a recent medical case report suggests. The report, “Myasthenia gravis masquerading as acute stroke: a case report,” was published in the PanAfrican Medical Journal. MG…

Double-Seropositive MG May Be Subtype of MuSK-MG, Study Suggests

A lesser known variety of myasthenia gravis (MG), called double-seropositive, appears to be a subtype of MuSK-antibody positive MG, a single-site study in China reports. Recognizing this subtype could help in properly diagnosing patients, allowing for better treatment outcomes, its scientists said. Their study, “AChRAb and…

App-based MyRealWorld MG Study Seeks Patient Insights

Argenx is looking for participants in an app-based international study of the impact and burden of myasthenia gravis (MG) on patients and their families. The company has released an app called MyRealWorld MG to gather information about individuals’ diagnosis, complications, treatments, activities, and quality of life, using…

2021 Myasthenia Gravis Survey Results

BioNews Survey Infographic

Myasthenia Gravis News conducted a survey from Feb. 11-March 28 to gain greater insight into the characteristics of the MG community and disease management. Results of the survey have now been published. Click on the image to view the infographic, and click here to read the story.