EGPA Management and Treatment Recommendations Issued

EGPA Management and Treatment Recommendations Issued

  Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), also known as Churg-Strauss Syndrome, is a rare form of vasculitis affecting small-to-medium sized blood vessels. Although the number high-quality clinical trials have been increasing over the years, there remains a need for consensus recommendations to help with evaluation and management of the disease.…...

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Illness Perception Impacts on Vasculitis Symptoms, Especially Fatigue

How a person perceives their illness can be an important part of staying with treatment and continuing recovery of function over time. In addition, a person’s outlook on their disease may have an impact on symptoms such as fatigue. Peter C. Grayson, MD, and others studied the differences in illness…...

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VF’s Monday Question: We ask. You answer. We all Learn.

Using social media to connect, share, and support patients living with vasculitis and their families. The Vasculitis Foundation strives to connect our community to share knowledge, experiences and to offer encouragement to each other. Our patients and families have shared their experiences through our Vasculitis Stories Project. The responses were thoughtful…...

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Planning Ahead for Emergency Visits

I work as an RN in an emergency department in downtown Cleveland and I see people on a daily basis who through no fault of their own, end up in one of our rooms needing medical attention. Whether it be an accident or some other medical emergency, the doctors and nurses need to…...

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Going Beyond the Physical: The Mental and Emotional Toll of Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic diseases can be physically devastating. They often cause pain and disability – leading those who suffer from rheumatic diseases to make drastic lifestyle changes. A once spotless house is covered in dust. Running shoes languish in the closet. A toolbox sits unopened. Rheumatic diseases can be physically devastating. They…...

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