Category: News

Medicine Assistance Tool

The AE community is all too familiar with insurance companies denying coverage for treatments and the cumbersome appeals process they must undergo to get that much-needed treatment. These denials and appeals take up a lot of time & energy and produce frustration and uncertainty. These complications come on top of fighting the disease itself and …

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Neurologic syndromes related to anti-GAD65

Antibodies against glutamic-acid-decarboxylase 65 (anti-GAD65) are associated with several neurologic syndromes, including stiff person syndrome and limbic encephalitis. However, their pathogenic role remains controversial. A group led by Dr. Maarten Titulaer (Erasmus University, the Netherlands) studied the clinical relevance of different anti-GAD65 concentrations in patients with neurological disorders and their response to treatment. The group …

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National Burden of Rare Disease Survey

Living with a rare disease can significantly impact patients and families both financially and socially. To better understand these impacts, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases has partnered with the Lewin Group to develop an important survey that looks at expenses incurred by families living with rare diseases. These costs are important considerations in healthcare decision-making that could …

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Autoimmune Psychosis

Autoimmune psychosis: an international consensus on an approach to the diagnosis and management of psychosis of suspected autoimmune origin. A group of renowned international physicians, led by Dr. Tom Pollak and senior authors Prof. Souhel Najjar, Prof. Karl Bechter and Prof. Angela Vincent, worked together to create a consensus on diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune …

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Long-term Psychosocial Outcomes in Anti-NMDARE

A group of doctors led by Dr. Anusha Yeshokumar has assessed the long-term impact of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (anti-NMDARE) on psychosocial outcomes, or emotional and social well-being. Adolescents and adults with self-reported anti-NMDARE were invited to complete an online survey distributed by the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance and the Encephalitis Society in 2018. The survey was …

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