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Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Chinese Medicine May Ease MG by Acting On Gut Microbiota

Fufang Huangqi decoction — a traditional Chinese medicine formula reported to reduce symptoms of myasthenia gravis (MG) — helps to restore the balance of gut microbial community, or microbiota, in people with mild MG, according to a small study. These early findings suggest that the formula’s clinical benefits may…

#AAN2022 – Long-term Vyvgart Eases gMG Symptoms

Long-term treatment with Vyvgart (efgartigimod alfa-fcab) is safe and well tolerated, and leads to a sustained improvement in generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) disease scores. These findings come from an interim analysis of ADAPT+ (NCT03770403), an ongoing Phase 3, open-label, three-year extension of ADAPT (NCT03669588) that is…

Case Report Shows MG May Occur With Rare Miller Fisher Syndrome

Myasthenia gravis (MG) may occur alongside Miller Fisher syndrome, another rare autoimmune disease also characterized by weakness of the eye muscles, a recent case report highlights. The report emphasizes the importance of careful examination for the possibility of co-occurring autoimmune disorders when a patient shows uncommon symptoms. “Even…

Study Details Clinical Course of Anti-MuSK-positive MG

Many people with myasthenia gravis (MG) caused by antibodies against MuSK initially present with eye-related symptoms, which soon affect other parts of the body, according to a new study. “The present study provides a better understanding of MuSK-MG disease and its clinical course,” its researchers wrote. The study, “…

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.