Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Foundation Awards Research Projects Focused on Diagnosis, Treatment

The Sjögren’s Foundation has awarded a total of $200,000 to four U.S. research projects focused on identifying diagnostic biomarkers and improving treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome. The foundation’s Research Grants Program “places a high priority on both clinical and basic scientific research into the cause, prevention, detection, treatment, and cure…

Rituximab Safe, Effective in Case of Sjogren’s-related ILD

Rituximab safely and effectively treated sudden interstitial lung disease (ILD) in a 49-year-old man with undiagnosed primary Sjögren’s syndrome, a case study shows. This case adds to a growing number of reports and case series showing that rituximab lessens lung involvement in Sjögren’s patients, further supporting the usefulness…

Sjögren’s Foundation Favors COVID-19 Vaccination for Patients

The Sjögren’s Foundation is recommending that people with Sjögren’s syndrome ages 16 and older be vaccinated against  COVID-19 infection, and advices patients to talk with their healthcare provider about potential decisions and vaccination timing. The recommendation, released online in a statement, was based on safety and effectiveness…