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MGFA Events Set to ‘Turn Awareness Into Action’ Throughout June

From contributing to an interactive activities map to taking up challenges and advocating for local proclamations, supporters are set to mark Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, held each June. The aim is to raise global awareness among the general public, as well as among policymakers, public authorities, industry representatives, scientists, and…

Thymectomy May Be Better for Early-onset MG

Thymectomy – surgical removal of the thymus gland — may be a better option for treating patients with early-onset non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis (MG), a study has found. According to study data, the surgical procedure did not confer an added benefit over non-invasive treatment options for patients with late-onset disease.

Micro RNA Molecule miR-146a May Be Useful Diagnostic Marker

A micro RNA molecule called miR-146a was found at high levels in the blood of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), and this is thought to contribute to disease development, a single-site study suggests. The findings put forward miR-146a as “a suitable candidate marker for diagnosing MG,” the researchers wrote.

MuSK-MG Tied to Poorer Outcomes in Myasthenic Crisis, Study Reports

Patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and self-reactive antibodies against the muscle-specific kinase (MuSK) protein are more likely to have poorer outcomes when experiencing a myasthenic crisis than other MG patients, a study suggests. Outcomes linked to MuSK antibody production include longer periods of hospitalization or admittance to intensive care,…

Plasma Exchange May Be Safe, Effective as Short-term MG Therapy

A new type of plasma exchange treatment, called double-filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP), may be effective and safe for short-term relief of myasthenia gravis (MG) symptoms, a review study has found. These findings may have important clinical implications, especially for patients with severe or critical MG, the researchers noted. The review,…

Early Swallowing Difficulty Tied to Worse Outcomes

People with myasthenia gravis (MG) who have difficulty swallowing are more likely to have poor clinical outcomes, according to a recent study. Data from the study also indicates that low levels of albumin — a protein found in the blood that helps transporting hormones and other key molecules in…

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.