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Penn’s Giant Cell Arteritis Fast-Track Program Provides Rapid Evaluation

              The tricky part of giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the need for rapid evaluation, given the high risk of rapid vision loss and the importance of getting appropriate diagnostic tests, such as a temporal artery biopsy, soon after starting treatment. Unfortunately, there are…...

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Dr. Stephanie Garner Named Recipient of 2020 VCRC-VF Fellowship Award

Stephanie Garner, MD, MSc, FRCPC, developed an interest in vasculitis as an internal medicine resident at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, while admitting a patient to its nephrology service. The patient had pulmonary renal syndrome—respiratory failure that involves bleeding in the lungs and kidney failure—due to ANCA-associated vasculitis.…...

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Open Study: Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Sarilumab in Patients With Giant Cell Arteritis

Brief Summary: Primary Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of sarilumab in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) as assessed by the proportion of patients with sustained remission for sarilumab compared to placebo, in combination with a corticosteroid (CS) tapering course. Secondary Objective: To demonstrate the efficacy of sarilumab in patients…...

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VF Congratulates 2019 V-RED Winners, Program Participation Soars in Sixth Year

Two winners tied for first place and another received an honorable mention in the Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. With more nominations than ever before, the program, now in its sixth year, has grown into a powerful campaign that raises awareness about early diagnosis. Mark…...

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