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EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

Muscle Damage Not Evident in LOPD Patients After Resistance Exercise

Strength training exercises did not aggravate muscle damage in people with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD), although patients with significant changes in certain markers of muscle damage should be monitored while determining their best training regime. This result comes from the study “Muscle damage in response to a…

Study: Pompe More Common Than Previously Estimated

The number of people with Pompe disease varies according to ethnic group and may be higher among all ethnicities than previously estimated, a study suggests. According to the investigator, the study stresses the importance of analyzing genetic disorders in the general population to improve predictive and preventive medicine. “With this…

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…