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COVID-19 and clinical research: 4 questions for Prof. Olivier Benveniste

Interview with Prof. Olivier Benveniste, Director of research Team 8, “Inflammatory myopathies and innovative targeted therapies“, at the Institute’s Centre for Myology Research, University Professor – Hospital Practitioner at the Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology (the DMIIC) at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Coordinator for the French National Myositis Network. If you could provide some … [Read more]

COVID-19 and clinics: 4 questions for Dr Guillaume Bassez

Interview with Guillaume Bassez, research professor and neurologist at the Institute of Myology’s Service of Neuro-Myology. What measures have been put in place at the Service of Neuromyology to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis? Our service comprises 10 doctors: neurologists, rehabilitation doctors, psychologists and two interns. We usually handle 4200 consultations per year and … [Read more]

COVID-19 and clinical trials: 4 questions for Dr Giorgia Querin

Interview with Giorgia Querin, neurologist and Coordinating Doctor for the adult clinical trials platform at the Institute of Myology since January 2020.   What measures have been put in place at the Service of Neuro-Myology and at the adult clinical trials platform in response to the COVID-19 health crisis? We have reviewed our organisation to … [Read more]

The Institute of Myology teams are mobilising to tackle COVID-19!

    Our health professionals and researchers, who are on the frontline at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, are mobilising to help patients. All the health professionals and care practitioners in the Neuro-Myology Department have met to identify, as a priority, the most fragile neuromuscular patients in order to ensure their continued care and follow-up … [Read more]

Recovering autonomy is a key advantage of home-based immunoglobulin therapy in patients with myositis: A qualitative research study

Immunoglobulins are 2nd or 3rd-line treatments in dermatomyositis (DM) or polymyositis (PM) refractory to high-dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. Immunoglobulins (2 g/kg/mo) are usually administered intravenously (IVIg) once a month and the patients stay at hospital for a few days. Recently, subcutaneous injections (SCIg) were proposed 2 to 3 times per week, in some dysimmune diseases. SCIg … [Read more]

ERN EURO-NMD bursary scheme

The next round of bursary applications is now open, two grants of 500 € each to attend a scientific meeting in the neuromuscular field are available. This scheme, which is to ensure equity of care for patients with rare neuromuscular diseases across Europe, aims to boost Training and Continuous Education Programmes. The bursary scheme is … [Read more]

Institute seminar – 16 March – Hélène Duez, PhD (France) – POSTPONED

This seminar is postponed.   Role of the circadian biological clock in muscle physiology Monday 16 March 2020 – 12:00-13:00 Hélène Duez, PhD (Univ. Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille, U1011- EGID, F-59000 Lille, France) Hosted by : Gisèle Bonne   Institute of Myology auditorium Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière Building Babinski Entrance 82 … [Read more]

Development of MyoQuad to evaluate quadriceps strength – Interview with J.-Y. Hogrel

Jean-Yves Hogrel, Head of the Physiology and Neuromuscular Evaluation Laboratory, Damien Bachasson of the same laboratory, and Olivier Benveniste of the Inflammatory Muscle and Innovative Therapies team at the Myology Research Centre, have just published an article* relating to the validation of the MyoQuad device among patients with inclusion body myositis, a tool created and … [Read more]

Institute seminar – 20 April – Corinne Albiges Rizo, PhD (Italy)

Control of cell mechanics by cell adhesion dynamics Monday 20 April 2020 – 12:00-13:00 Corinne Albiges Rizo, PhD (Dynamique des Systèmes d’adhérence et différenciation, Université de Grenoble, France) Hosted by : Catherine Coirault   Institute of Myology auditorium Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière Building Babinski Entrance 82 bd Vincent Auriol metro Chevaleret   Understanding how cells … [Read more]

Institute seminar cancellation – 28 Feb. – Davide Gabellini, PhD (Italy)

Seminar cancellation   FSHD muscular dystrophy molecular pathogenesis and therapeutic perspectives Friday, 28 February 2020 – 11:00-12:00 Davide Gabellini, PhD (Head of Unit, Division of Genetics and Cell Biology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy) Host : Sestina Falcone   Institute of Myology auditorium Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière Building Babinski Entrance 82 bd Vincent Auriol … [Read more]