IG Living Advocate Podcast
Every quarter, IG Living will hold a podcast on a topic that affects those with autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders. Industry experts will share the latest immune globulin (IG) news and information and answer questions from our community.
Podcasts will cover topics such as the increased demand for IG products, Medicare, IG side effects, and reimbursement. more info
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Let's Talk: Asli Sarman
As a childcare worker, Asli Sarman attributed her frequent bouts of illness to working with kids. But when a student doctor decided to run blood tests during a routine consultation for cold sores, Asli discovered she had been living with common variable immune deficiency (CVID). Today, this busy mom has changed career paths and is committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to do the same. Asli lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, Aydin, and children Ayla and Aksel… full article (pdf)
Automate Your Home Life
Move over George Jetson, we've entered the future. From voice-controlled light bulbs (that are easily set up on smartphones) to keyless locks and seriously safe security systems, these days it's a lot easier to zoom into the future (albeit without a flying car) and transform our dwellings into one of those so-called smart homes. Whether health problems make mobility dificult or you want to relax instead of scramble for keys and light switches, there are ample options available that will up your home's IQ… full article (pdf)
Ask the Experts
Reader: Can Gammagard SD Cause Outbreaks of Lichen Planus?
Abbie: I spoke with Roger Kobayashi, MD, an allergy and immunology specialist in Omaha, Neb., and he attributes your LP more to CVID, since autoimmunity with CVID is common and dermatological manifestations are part of this. It would be very unusual for LP to be caused by intravenous IG (IVIG) or SCIG; in fact, IVIG has been used to treat LP… full article (pdf)
Meet the Staff
Ronale Tucker Rhodes, MS
Rachel Maier, MS
Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Terry O. Harville,
Medical Director Special Immunology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego
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Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN)
Primary Immune Deficiency Disease (PIDD)
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency