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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…