Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Fatigue Called Most Disabling LOPD Symptom in Patient Interviews

Fatigue, pain, muscle weakness, and breathing difficulties are the most common and highly disabling symptoms of late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD), according to a study that combined data collected from published literature, expert clinician interviews, and patient interviews. In addition, patients reported that mobility problems had the most impact on…

At-home Muscle Test May Help Monitor LOPD

Electrical impedance myography (EIM), a non-invasive and painless muscle test that can be conducted at home, is associated significantly with functional measures in adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD), according to a small study. Notably, similar EIM results were obtained when the test was performed by patients at home using…

FDA Filing of AT-GAA for Late-onset Pompe Expected by Mid-Year

Amicus Therapeutics anticipates completing a rolling application by mid-year to seek approval of its investigational therapy AT-GAA for late-onset Pompe disease in the U.S. The announcement follows a pre-filing meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The rolling biologics license application (BLA), initiated in…

Patient-derived Nerve Cells May Help Advance Pompe Research

Newly developed nerve cells derived from patients could be used as a model to study neurological involvement in Pompe disease and test potential therapies, a study reports. Notably, data from these models suggested that a combination of two molecules, which was previously shown to have beneficial effects in models of…