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Recommendations issued on Pompe disease treatment switching

A group of experts in Europe published updated recommendations for late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) treatment, including for the first time guidance about switching between different approved treatments. The recommendations were published in the European Journal of Neurology in a paper titled, “Start, switch and stop (triple-S)…

Immunomodulators reduced anti-Myozyme antibodies, study shows

An immune system modulatory regimen effectively reduced levels of antibodies against Myozyme (alglucosidase alfa), an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Pompe disease, in patients with low levels of acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) enzyme. That’s according to data from a Phase 4 study (NCT02525172), which assessed such a regimen…

Brain changes linked to cognitive issues in IOPD patients on ERT

Most people with classic infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD) develop brain abnormalities despite treatment with Myozyme (alglucosidase alfa), and these abnormalities are associated with poorer results on cognitive tests. That’s according to a study, “Long term survival in patients with classic infantile Pompe disease reveals a…

Desensitization regimen can help manage anaphylaxis to Myozyme

Anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, occurred in nearly one-third of children with Pompe disease treated with the enzyme replacement therapy Myozyme (alglucosidase alfa) in a small study. However, rapid desensitization regimens — using small doses initially and then increasing the doses — safely re-established tolerance to Myozyme in…

Nexviadyme, next-gen ERT for Pompe, now available through NHS

Nexviadyme, (avalglucosidase alfa), Sanofi’s next-generation enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease, will now be available in the U.K. through the National Health Service (NHS). That’s according to a review from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that deemed Nexviadyme as an option for treating people —…