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2008-11-03 09:00:07

NOVATO, Calif, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced today the initiation of the Morquio Clinical Assessment Program (MorCAP) for patients with the lysosomal storage disease Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA (MPS IVA), or Morquio A Syndrome. MorCAP is designed to augment available data on the disease by measuring endurance and respiratory function and other parameters in affected patients. BioMarin expects to follow the MorCAP program with a Phase 1b...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Paetau, Anders Honkala, Heli; Salonen, Riitta; Ignatius, Jaakko; Kestila, Marjo; Herva, Riitta Abstract Hydrolethalus syndrome is a lethal malformation syndrome with a severe brain malformation, most often hydrocephaly and absent midline structures. Other frequent findings are micrognathia, polydactyly, and defective lobation of the lungs. Hydrolethalus syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and is caused by a missense mutation in the HYLS1 gene. Here, we report the...

2008-09-03 00:00:06

By Helen Collis Children across the country will gather at Torbay Hospital at the first clinic for an extremely rare disease. Clinicians will be joined by consultants at Birmingham's Children's Hospital to pool the best of their knowledge for a new combined clinic for teenagers diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, Alstrom Syndrome. This is a progressive, hereditary, genetic disorder, which often sees children quickly developing a sensitivity to light and rapidly gaining weight. As...

2008-08-30 09:00:20

By DeLellis, Ronald A Mazzaglia, Peter; Mangray, Shamlal Context.-Primary hyperparathyroidism (P-HPT) is one of the most common of all endocrine disorders. Eighty percent to 85% of cases are due to parathyroid adenomas while hyperplasia and carcinoma account for 10% to 15% and less than 1%, of cases, respectively. The past decade has witnessed remarkable advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of parathyroid hyperplasia and neoplasia. Additionally, imaging studies and the...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Zaydfudim, Victor Stover, Daniel G; Caro, Susan W; Phay, John E Although medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) can produce adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in up to 40 per cent of cases as determined by immunohistochemistry, clinical hypercortisolism is rarely seen. We report a medullary endocrine neoplasia 2A (MEN 2A) kindred whose proband case presented with Cushing's syndrome (CS). This 51-year-old woman presented with debilitating weakness, exertional dyspnea, 50 pound weight gain, moon...

2008-08-26 03:00:17

By Misra, Anoop Vikram, Naval K The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including impaired glucose metabolism, hypertension, dyslipidemia and abdominal obesity. Although the pathophysiology of this syndrome is incompletely understood, insulin resistance and abdominal obesity are central to many of the metabolic perturbations. Based on existing estimates the metabolic syndrome affects a nearly 1/4th of the populations in developed countries1. Prevalence of the...

2008-08-22 03:00:11

By Bakoyiannis, C N Tsekouras, N; Georgopoulos, S; Tsigris, C; Filis, K; Skrapari, I; Bastounis, E Aim. The aim of this study was to evaluate if there is a possible relation between the size of endoluminal shunt, in carotid endarterectomy (CEA), and the risk of postoperative hyperperfusion syndrome. Methods. We retrospectively studied prospectively collected data from 156 patients, who were subjected to CEA using shunting and vein patch angioplasty. One hundred and thirty-eight of the...

2008-05-29 12:00:00

By DEBORAH SAYER As a volunteer educator for the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation, Dr. Regis Langelier dispenses pins, pens and hope to individuals who struggle with the curious medical condition, characterized by excessive or uncontrollable leg movements. Langelier has been the nationwide foundation's coordinator for the seacoast and southern Maine area for three years. He volunteers his time to lecture and write on the subject. His work was published in the National RLS Foundation's...

2008-02-17 03:00:11

By Mittra, Erik S Niederkohr, Ryan D; Rodriguez, Cesar; El-Maghraby, Tarek; McDougall, I Ross Apart from the common causes of thyrotoxicosis, such as Graves' disease and functioning nodular goiters, there are more than 20 less common causes of elevated free thyroid hormones that produce the symptoms and signs of thyrotoxicosis. This review describes these rarer conditions and includes 14 illustrative patients. Thyrotropin and free thyroxine should be measured and, when the latter is normal,...

2007-09-15 03:00:53

By Adams, John B Hawkins, Michael L; Ferdinand, Coville H; Medeiros, Regina S In 1861, von Rokitansky described obstruction of the third part of the duodenum by external compression of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). In 1926, this entity was furthermore described by Wilke in his presentation of 75 patients with "chronic duodenal compression". In 1968, Mansberger used angiography to define anatomical measurements as the diagnostic criteria for this condition. Current...


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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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