Steve holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He worked as a medical scientist for 18 years, within both industry and academia, where his research focused on the discovery of new medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve recently stepped away from the lab and into science communications, where he’s helping make medical science information more accessible for everyone.
A combination of both blood tests and biopsy (tissue) analysis was better at predicting end-stage renal disease in people with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) compared to tissue analysis ... Read more
Blood vessels in the kidneys that swell due to an infection can mimic ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), making diagnosis and treatment of these two conditions challenging, a case study shows. ... Read more
An elderly woman was diagnosed with the granulomatosis with polyangiiti (GPA) subtype of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) after being misdiagnosed with pneumonia, illustrating the challenges in diagnosing this condition, according to ... Read more
A family history of cardiovascular disease and higher vasculitis disease activity are risk factors for fatal and non-fatal cardiac disease in patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, a ... Read more
People with anti‑neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)‑associated vasculitis (AAV) who have high levels of cellular microparticles in their blood may be at higher risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a life-threatening ... Read more
Dialysis for Japanese patients with kidney disease triggered by ANCA-associated vasculitis led to fewer life-threatening relapses and reduced doses of immunosuppressive steroids, a long-term study suggests. The study, “Long‑term follow‑up ... Read more
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