Vijaya Iyer, PhD,  —

Vijaya Iyer is a freelance science writer for BioNews Services. She has contributed content to their several disease-specific websites, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, among others. She holds a PhD in Microbiology from Kansas State University, where her research focused on molecular biology, bacterial interactions, metabolism, and animal models to study bacterial infections. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Iyer went on to complete three postdoctoral fellowships at Kansas State University, University of Miami and Temple University. She joined BioNews Services to utilize her scientific background and writing skills to help patients and caregivers remain abreast with important scientific breakthroughs.

Articles by Vijaya Iyer

Dental Implants Provide Relief from Oral Inflammation in Sjögren’s Patient, Case Report Shows

Dental implants with fitted crowns provided comfort and relieved inflammation in a Sjögren’s syndrome patient experiencing discomfort with removable dentures, according to a case report from dental surgeons in Japan. The report, “Implant-supported Prostheses in Patient with Sjögren’s Syndrome: Clinical Report with 3-year Follow-up,” was published in the…

Proposed ACR-EULAR Criteria for Sjogren’s Diagnosis Is Highly Sensitive in Korean Patients, Study Reports

The newly proposed 2016 ACR-EULAR criteria can successfully diagnose primary Sjogren’s syndrome with 100% sensitivity, but the ethnicity of the study population influences its specificity, a Korean study reported. The study, “Performance of the 2016 ACR-EULAR classification criteria for primary Sjogren’s syndrome in a Korean cohort,” was published in…