Author Archives: Inês Martins PhD

Autoimmune COVID-19 Project Seeks Patient Input About Pandemic

To better understand the concerns and behaviors of people with autoimmune conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) and its digital patient community, CreakyJoints, have launched a longitudinal study for those with vasculitis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease…

Rise in MPO-ANCA Antibodies After Remission May Predict Relapse

Among ANCA-associated vasculitis patients in remission — particularly those with manifestations in their kidneys — the reappearance of MPO-ANCA antibodies may be a sign of disease relapse, a study suggests. The study, “Association Between Reappearance of Myeloperoxidase-Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody and Relapse in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis,” was…

Mycophenolate Mofetil Can Replace Cyclophosphamide at Inducing Remission in Some AAV Patients, Clinical Trial Suggests

The immunosuppressant agent mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is similar to standard cyclophosphamide at inducing remission in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients, but it seems to be associated with a higher relapse rate, a clinical trial shows. The findings suggest that MMF is a potential alternative to cyclophosphamide, particularly in patients…