Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Soliris Suitable for gMG Patients with Myasthenic Crisis and Thymoma-associated Disease, Study Suggests

Treatment with Soliris (eculizumab) leads to significant benefits in people with treatment-resistant generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), including those with myasthenic crisis and thymoma-associated disease, a real-world study from Japan shows. The data suggest that Soliris may be suitable for gMG patients with these features and who also check…

Treatments Promoting AChR Clusters May Be New Therapeutic Approach in MuSK-MG

Treatments promoting the formation of acetylcholine receptor (AChR) clusters could represent a new therapeutic approach for people with MuSK-autoantibody positive myasthenia gravis (MuSK-MG), a preclinical study suggests. While the data still need to be confirmed in further studies, researchers highlighted the therapeutic potential of targeting MG-associated cell processes, instead of…

MG Outcome Measures Effectively Reflect Rapid Improvements After Plasma Exchange, Study Shows

Current patient- and physician-reported measures of disease severity and clinical response effectively reflect rapid improvements associated with plasma exchange in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients, a study reports. These findings support the use of these MG-specific outcome measures in clinical trials of rapidly effective therapies for MG, such as plasma…