Category Archives: Vasculitis

Stress triggers disease flares in patients with vasculitis

Study shows psychological health important to controlling Wegener’s granulomatosis In patients with a devastating form of vasculitis who are in remission, stress can be associated with a greater likelihood of the disease flaring, according to a new study by investigators … Continue reading

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Being There for Your Friend with Vasculitis

When someone has a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with vasculitis, that person might not know what to say or what to do. Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH helps friends of vasculitis patients understand what it is like … Continue reading

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Longtime Company Worker Loses Job, Insurance During Health Crisis

Zelienople resident Jim Young said he felt like family working at direct mail company MSP in Freedom, but that he’s feeling anything but after he was told he’s being laid off in the middle of a health crisis. Read more: … Continue reading

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Small-Vessel Vasculitis: Tx-Related Cancers Falling: The use of cyclophosphamide-sparing regimens ‘might have started to show a benefit.’

The abstract is here. What I have to say: Cyclophosphamide, although saves WG patients from death, it also has dangers of its own. Many patients who have had to take this medication find that they are at risk for cancer. … Continue reading

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Nurse Perspective on the Treatment of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

CME/CE Eileen Lydon, RN, NP Posted: 08/23/2011 Medscape: Thank you for speaking with Medscape today and providing a nursing perspective on antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis.  Eileen Lydon, RN, NP: You’re welcome. It is my pleasure. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Wegener’s granulomatosis mimicking skull base osteomyelitis

You can read the abstract here. What I have to say: Here is another case where WG can mimic another disease. Any vasculitis disease is very tricky to diagnose especially if you don’t expect it. It should be one of … Continue reading

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Thousand Oaks woman gained miracle kidney, funding restrictions helped take it away

By Tom Kisken An hour before sunrise, Jeannette Castaneda unfurled a bed sheet over a reclining chair to keep pale green vinyl from clinging to her arms. She huddled under a blanket as a technician jabbed her with a needle, … Continue reading

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