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Randomized Trial of Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis


Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Gil Wolfe about his article Randomized Trial of Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis. Thymectomy has been a mainstay in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, but there is no conclusive evidence of its benefit. A multicenter, randomized trial comparing thymectomy plus prednisone with prednisone alone was done. The results showed thymectomy improved clinical outcomes over a 3-year period in patients with nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis. (Funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and others; MGTX number, NCT00294658.). N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 11;375(6):511-22.

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