Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the body's own antibodies destroy the communication between nerves and muscles, consequently weakening skeletal muscles. This condition can affect any of the voluntary muscles of the body, but certain muscle
IV nutrition therapy, also called parenteral nutrition (PN), is the intravenous administration of nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Because there are medical conditions (acute and chronic) that prevent patients from receiving oral nutrition, intravenous nutritional therapies are needed in many
The term “myopathy” generally means muscle weakness, while the term “necrotizing” means cell death and necrosis. Necrotizing myopathy, also known as necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (NAM) or immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM) is characterized by cell death and necrosis of muscle cells,
Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is a protein kinase inhibitor that inhibits certain enzymes called Janus kinases (JAK), which are involved in the production and growth of red blood cells. In myelofibrosis (bone marrow cancer) or polycythemia vera (a rare blood disorder), the
Erlotinib, also known as Tarceva, is a targeted cancer drug used to treat metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients with a specific gene mutation (EGFR exon 19 deletion or exon 21 [L858R] substitution mutations) as first-line therapy, maintenance
Living with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) support can be a difficult transition, but not an impossible one. Many who rely on TPN infusions for their nutritional needs can live active lives despite their challenges. With the right mindset and proper
Being placed on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a common course of treatment for those unable to digest food and absorb necessary nutrients through their gastrointestinal tract. If you’ve recently been prescribed TPN as part of your medical treatment, you
Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare autoimmune movement disorder that affects the central nervous system. It causes severe muscle stiffness, rigidity, and painful spasms in the trunk. Stiff person syndrome starts with the muscles in your trunk and abdomen.