Janet Stewart, MSc,  —

Janet Stewart is a life sciences writer and editor, who completed both PhD course work and oral examinations in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University, and holds an M.Sc. in Virology and Immunology.

Articles by Janet Stewart

Some Patients with Hydralazine-related AAV Develop Advanced Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Some patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) caused by hydralazine — a medication used to treat high blood pressure — develop end-stage kidney disease, even after discontinuing the medicine and receiving immunosuppressive therapy, a small study found. The risk for hydralazine-induced AAV appears to be higher among African-Americans, according to the Johns Hopkins…

GSK’s Nucala Approved by FDA as Add-on Therapy for EGPA Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nucala (mepolizumab) as an add-on to standard care for treating eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), previously called Churg-Strauss syndrome. “Patients suffering from EGPA too often face a frustrating journey from a delay in receiving a proper diagnosis to having…