LOPD

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)…

Muscle MRI scans show promise for monitoring LOPD: Study

Quantitative MRI (qMRI) imaging of the muscles is a useful technique for identifying signs of compromised muscle health in people with neuromuscular conditions like Pompe disease, according to a small study. The study identified specific patterns of qMRI changes in the thigh muscles of people with late-onset Pompe…

Phrenic nerve dysfunction tied to LOPD breathing issues in study

Dysfunction of the phrenic nerve, which is important for controlling breathing, was observed in a small study of late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) patients who had ongoing respiratory dysfunction despite enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). “Our study provide new insights regarding respiratory mechanisms in LOPD,” the researchers wrote. Should their…

Pombiliti, ERT part of AT-GAA, approved in EU for LOPD

Pombiliti (cipaglucosidase alfa), a component of AT-GAA, a two-part investigational therapy, has been approved to treat adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) in the European Union. The European Commission (EC) ruling comes on the heels of a positive opinion issued by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human…

LOPD Diagnosis of Newborns Requires Support for Parents

Parents of children with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) that is identified via newborn screening report not receiving enough information, guidance, and support, which leads to feelings of frustration and anxiety. That’s according to the study “Newborn screening for Pompe disease: Parental experiences and follow-up care for…

Brain Blood Flow Changes May Be Complication of LOPD

A report describes the unusual case of a man with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) that manifested with abnormalities in blood flow in the brain causing stroke-like symptoms. Abnormalities affecting blood vessels in the brain may be an under-recognized complication of LOPD, the researchers said. The study, “…