Research Archive

Identifying genetic causes of CSS

Dr. Michael Wechsler, a CSSA medical consultant from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, continues to recruit CSS patients for an important genetics study.

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Use of Rituximab in the treatment of CSS with renal involvement

CSS study looks at the use of Rituximab in the treatment of CSS with renal involvement. CSS patients living far from the Mayo Clinic are also urged to participate

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Vasculitis Foundation funds Dr. Liu’s study

Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) is a rare disorder associated with increased number of eosinophils in the blood, extravascular granulomas, and system small vessel vasculitis.

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Canadian VCRC sites now enrolling patients

The VCRC has added two new sites in Canada, one at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and a second site at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Register for the Patient Registry at the VCRC

The Churg Strauss Syndrome Association encourages all patients with Churg Strauss Syndrome to register for the free Patient Registry at the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.

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What’s New in Churg Strauss Research by Dr. David Jayne

The CSSA is very grateful to Dr. Jayne not only for the following article written just for the CSSA, but for his continuing interest and research pertaining to Churg Strauss Syndrome.

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Research of Dr. Claudia Metzler & Dr. Bernhard Hellmich

This is the second of a series of articles entitled “Focus on Research”. The purpose of this section is threefold: to let CSS patients know about research pertaining to CSS, to introduce the researchers engaged in such research, and hopefully, to stimulate a greater awareness and interest in Churg Strauss Syndrome.

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Dr. Andrew Churg - History of CSS

Dr. Andrew Churg wrote this vignette about the history of Churg Strauss Syndrome for the American Thoracic Society. They graciously allowed us to post it on our website.

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VCRC Patient Registry

The Churg Strauss Syndrome Association is thrilled to announce the long anticipated initiation of the CSS Patient Registry through the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC).

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The Vasculitis Self-Management Study

Excerpts from a letter from Carolyn Kalinowski, project manager for the Vasculitis Self-Management Study: 

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Dr. Michael Wechsler’s Research into Churg Strauss Syndrome

Dr. Michael Wechsler is a clinician and clinical investigator at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In addition to having examined and treated dozens of Churg-Strauss syndrome patients, he is one of the few researchers worldwide investigating Churg- Strauss syndrome.

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Cardiologist Dr. Leslie Cooper

Noted cardiologist Dr. Leslie Cooper joins CSSA Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Cooper writes about cardiac involvement in CSS

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Prof. dr. Loic Guillevin from France and Prof. dr. Cees G.M. Kallenberg from the Netherlands join the CSSA Advisory Board.

Two highly respected vasculitis researchers, Pr. Loic Guillevin of the French Vasculitis Study Group and Pr. Cees G.M. Kallenberg of the University Hospital Groningen in the Netherlands, have accepted invitations to serve on the CSSA Medical Advisory Board.

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