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V-RED Awards Honor 3 Physicians for Early Vasculitis Diagnoses

The Vasculitis Foundation‘s Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program — which has grown into an awareness campaign — is this year honoring an endocrinologist, a primary care physician, and a critical care doctor. Launched in 2014, the V-RED awards seek to recognize medical providers globally who made critical…

Most Adhered to Treatment During COVID-19 Lockdowns

About one-third of patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) or other forms of vasculitis postponed at least one of their healthcare visits during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most continued adhering to treatment, a survey reveals. Moreover, patients with vasculitis are complying with advice to stay at…

Expert Panel Issues Guidance on Rituximab and COVID-19 Vaccination

A group of European experts have drafted a series of recommendations for the use of immunosuppressive therapies, such as rituximab, and the timing for COVID-19 vaccination in people with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Most treatment plans will require a tailored approach, and a likely delay in immunosuppressive doses during vaccination,…

Vilobelimab Safe, Well-tolerated in Phase 2 IXPLORE Study

Adding vilobelimab (IFX-1) to standard of care treatment is safe and well-tolerated among patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), according to top-line results from the ongoing Phase 2 IXPLORE study. Some participants also showed clinical response and remission, although the study was not designed to assess the statistical significance…

Activities Abound for Vasculitis Awareness Month

Activities ranging from sporting wearable art to highlighting “patient heroes” are underway to mark Vasculitis Awareness Month (VAM), set aside each May to call attention to this rare autoimmune disease. International Vasculitis Day is May 15. Awareness and education are crucial to increasing the recognition, diagnosis, understanding, and management of…