Steve Bryson, PhD, science writer —

Steve holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a medical scientist for 18 years, he worked in both academia and industry, where his research focused on the discovery of new vaccines and medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patented inventor.

Articles by Steve Bryson

AAV can lead to weak trunk muscles in very rare cases

In rare cases, ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) can result in muscle weakness that affects mainly the trunk and the muscles closest to the trunk due to blood vessel inflammation within the muscles, a study shows. Comprehensive tests of four AAV patients with this distinct clinical feature show that muscle symptoms…

Long-term Nucala or benralizumab effective in EGPA real-world study

Two years of treatment with Nucala (mepolizumab) safely and effectively reduces signs and symptoms of hard-to-treat eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), the rarest form of ANCA-associated vasculitis. That’s according to a real-world study in Italy that also found similar outcomes with benralizumab, a therapy that works similarly to…

Urinary biomarkers match kidney biopsies, predict outcomes

Urine levels of scarring, inflammation, and kidney damage biomarkers accurately reflect kidney biopsy results and predict kidney outcomes in people with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), a pilot study suggests. According to its researchers, noninvasive urine tests could be used to monitor tissue or functional changes in the kidneys. Also, urinary…

Population study suggests better AAV management in Sweden

The incidence of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) in southern Sweden was stable over a 23-year period, while its prevalence, the total number of cases overall, increased, a study showed. Stable incidence, or the same number of new cases per year, with a higher prevalence “might indicate better management and treatment…