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Thymectomy is effective in children, adolescents with MG: Study

A thymectomy, or surgical removal of the thymus gland, was effective for children and adolescents with myasthenia gravis (MG), as indicated by lower medication use and healthcare utilization after surgery, a study reports. Demographic characteristics like age, sex, ethnicity, insurance payer type, residential region, and the surgical approach…

MG linked to lower quality of life, more use of medical care

People with myasthenia gravis (MG) experience a lower health-related quality-of-life impact, face a higher medical burden, and require more assistance from caregivers compared with the general population, according to data pulled from two international studies. MG patients also were more likely to take sick leave from work and to…

KabaFusion selected by UCB to provide Rystiggo to gMG patients

The home infusion company KabaFusion has announced that UCB has tapped it as a limited U.S. distribution partner for Rystiggo (rozanolixizumab-noli), the first therapy approved for adults with the two most common subtypes of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). Following its June approval by the U.S. Food…

Approved gMG therapy Rystiggo now available to adults in US

The targeted generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) treatment Rystiggo (rozanolixizumab-noli) is now commercially available by prescription in the U.S. for eligible adults with gMG, including individuals with antibodies against either the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) or muscle-specific kinase (MuSK), according to its developer. In late June, the therapy from…