Category Archives: Wegener’s Granulomatosis

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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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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Missoula girl to get kidney donation from sister

Back in spring 2009, Long caught a cough she just couldn’t kick. The school nurse sent her home sick the last week of school. Bonnie’s mom, Minette Long, immediately took her to their family pediatrician. The doctor was alarmed by … Continue reading

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Griego: Journalist discovering vision that transcends loss of sight – The Denver Post

Yolanda Nava was a longtime journalist, and perhaps it is partially for this reason she greeted the sudden blindness in her right eye with curiosity more than anything else. A mind trained to observe with some detachment will do so … Continue reading

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Recycle Old Electronics and Make Money for Vasculitis

Recycle your old electronics for the Vasculitis Foundation. Thankfully to researcher, most of the WG and Vasculitis patients are living longer, sometimes limited, lives. But, it has been this organization, The Vasculitis Foundation that has been premier in providing research … Continue reading

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RAVE study: In ANCA-associated vasculitis rituximab is just as effective and safe as standard therapy

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-centre study (abstract no. 2511) investigated the efficacy and safety of the monoclonal antibody rituximab (RTX) in 197 ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients. This study showed that in patients … Continue reading

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Mark’s Story – A Wegener’s Granulomatosis patient

In July 2008, when I was 41, I started to get some jaw line pain that went to my ear. I then started to get severe head pain. Treated as an ear infection, I finally got to the point of dehydration … Continue reading

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