Researchers assess the safety and efficacy of rituximab in treating neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.
“Increased basal serum tryptase level is an important diagnostic parameter and clinical biomarker in mast cell disorders,” Michael Arock, PharmD, PhD, wrote in Revue Francaise d’Allergologie, of which systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a subtype. Although an increased basal serum tryptase level is an important signpost to the possibility of SM, it can also point to…
Despite the wealth of information we now possess regarding transthyretin-mediated amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM), certain gray areas remain, as touched on by Porcari and colleagues in Frontiers in Medicine. ATTR-CM is driven by the abnormal deposition of misfolded and/or cleaved transthyretin protein throughout the body and may be hereditary in nature or acquired. Diagnosing ATTR-CM has…
Here we address recent research supporting the role of neuroinflammation in the pathology of Friedreich ataxia (FA).
Researchers used smartphones to track disease progression and exacerbations in patients with myasthenia gravis.
Studies demonstrate that pulmonary rehabilitation can improve outcomes in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases.
Available medical literature points to a poor prognosis for patients with thyroid cancer with distant metastases.
Dermatological diseases such as generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) often result in considerable distress among patients due to their outward visibility. Such dermatological diseases burden the patient in two ways: the disease itself, which needs treating, and self-perception and self-esteem issues that can result in considerable psychiatric pathology. There is a dichotomy in medicine when it…
Researchers seek to better identify how autoimmune diseases such as ANCA-associated vasculitis and HIV are related.