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Nexviazyme outperforms Lumizyme in COMET trial

More late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) patients treated with Nexviazyme (avalglucosidase alfa) achieved clinically meaningful improvements in patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures related to symptoms, daily life impacts, and life quality than those treated with Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa). That is according to new analyses from the COMET Phase 3 clinical…

Top 10 Pompe disease stories of 2023

Throughout 2023, Pompe Disease News brought you coverage of the latest developments in research into Pompe disease and clinical trials of potential new treatments. Here is a list of the 10 most-read stories we published across that year. We hope to continue being a source of information…

Higher doses of Lumizyme may improve infantile Pompe survival

Higher doses of Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) than what’s approved may improve survival outcomes for children with classic infantile onset Pompe disease (IOPD), according to a new study. An analysis of data from the Pompe Registry collected over nearly two decades showed that IOPD patients given Lumizyme at higher…

Mitochondria dysfunction linked to cardiomyopathy in Pompe patients

Mitochondria dysfunction is linked to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — when the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood efficiently — in people with Pompe disease, according to a new study from China. The disease-causing mechanisms were explored in a patient-derived heart cell model with characteristics of Pompe disease, including low…

LOPD can be misdiagnosed as inflammatory muscle disease: Study

A man with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) was initially misdiagnosed with an inflammatory muscle disease called polymyositis, according to a case study highlighting the need to incorporate imaging tests in clinical practice to reduce the delay in diagnosis and treatment. After medication failed to improve his muscle strength, the…