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Tavneos linked to remission in ANCA-associated vasculitis

Tavneos (avacopan) safely and effectively promotes clinical remission in people with newly diagnosed or relapsing ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), according to a multicenter, real-world study in the U.S. The remission rates after a year of treatment were higher than those in the Phase 3 ADVOCATE trial (NCT02994927), whose…

Worse sinonasal symptoms linked to higher risk of GPA relapse

Sinonasal symptoms, as assessed with 22-item Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), a patient-reported questionnaire, are more severe when ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is active than during remission, a study shows. Sinonasal symptoms are those that affect the nose and the sinuses, that is, the air-filled cavities around the eyes and nose.

DNA-targeting antibodies may be therapeutic options for AAV

Patrys’ PAT-DX1 and PAT-DX3, two DNA-targeting antibodies known as deoxymabs, can suppress production of the antimicrobial webs implicated in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) without weakening other immune responses, according to preclinical work. These webs, called neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), are made up of a scaffold of DNA and enzymes…

2 AAV types better suggest clinical features, outcomes in study

Having microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) or granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) — the two most common types of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) — better determines patients’ clinical features and outcomes than the type of AAV-driving, self-reactive antibodies they have. That’s according to a study in Spain that showed that GPA was an…

EGPA, kidney damage raise risk of blood clots in AAV patients: Study

People with the rarest type of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), called eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), and AAV patients with reduced kidney function are more likely to experience thrombosis (blood clots that disrupt blood flow), according to a single-center study in China. Results also indicated AAV patients with higher…

GTI may help ID who’s at risk for glucocorticoid side effects

ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients receiving a cumulative dose of at least 935 mg of glucocorticoids over six months are more likely to see clinically meaningful side effects, according to a study using calculations based on the Glucocorticoid Toxicity Index (GTI). The findings suggest the GTI, which considers the frequency…

Clinical trial recruitment for povetacicept ongoing in 3 countries

Recruitment is continuing in three countries for a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial testing Alpine Immune Sciences’ povetacicept in adults with autoimmune conditions affecting the kidneys, including ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Called RUBY-3 (NCT05732402), the early study is designed to enroll an estimated 56 patients, ages 18 and older,…