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High-intensity Rehab in Hospital Linked to Delayed Recovery in Study

Contrary to increasing evidence, high-intensity inpatient rehabilitation was not found, in a Japanese study, to speed the recovery of people with myasthenia gravis (MG) who were intubated after a myasthenic crisis. Instead, according to researchers, “high-intensity rehabilitation was associated with delayed recovery in the ADL [activities of daily living],”…

European Committee Recommends Efgartigimod Approval for gMG

European regulators have recommended efgartigimod be approved as an add-on therapy for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who have anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies. This recommendation, from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), will serve as the basis for a final regulatory decision from the…

Soliris Is Safe and Effective in Real-world Use, Small US Study Shows

Soliris (eculizumab) safely and rapidly led to clinical benefits in people with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody positive, according to data from a small real-world U.S. study. Moreover, most patients discontinued maintenance immunomodulatory treatment. The study, “Safety and outcomes of eculizumab for acetylcholine…

MG Symptoms Weigh on Life Quality, Particularly for Women

People with myasthenia gravis, particularly women, have a high symptom burden that considerably affects their health-related quality of life, but the disease’s human cost is rarely given adequate study, a systematic literature review has found. Symptoms generally eased following treatment and disease remission. Still, there is…

Agreement Reached to Market Efgartigimod in Israel, Europe

Medison Pharma has entered into a pact with the global immunology company Argenx to bring efgartigimod to market in Israel and across several European countries for treating adult patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). The agreement sets the stage for commercialization of efgartigimod in 14 countries: Hungary, Poland, Czech…

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.