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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650765/prospective-cardiovascular-genetics-evaluation-in-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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M Ihsan Kaadan, Carolyn MacDonald, Francesca Ponzini, Jessica Duran, Kelsey Newell, Linda Pitler, Angela Lin, Ido Weinberg, Malissa J Wood, Mark E Lindsay
BACKGROUND: Previous studies describing genetics evaluation in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) have been retrospective in nature or presented as single case reports. As part of a dedicated clinical program, we evaluated patients in cardiovascular genetics clinic to determine the role of genetically triggered vascular disease and genetic testing in SCAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patient data were entered prospectively into the Massachusetts General Hospital SCAD registry database from July 2013 to September 2017...
April 2018: Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623400/biomechanical-properties-of-the-patellar-tendon-in-children-with-heritable-connective-tissue-disorders
#2
Jacob K Jensen, Rie H Nygaard, Rene B Svensson, Hanne D Hove, S Peter Magnusson, Michael Kjær, Christian Couppé
PURPOSE: Hereditary connective tissue disorders (HCTDs), such as classic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (cEDS) and Marfan syndrome (MS) share overlapping features like hypermobility and tissue fragility. In clinical practice it remains a challenge to distinguish children and adolescents with HCTD from healthy children. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanical properties of the patellar tendon and joint laxity (Beighton score) in children with HCTDs (n = 7) compared to healthy controls (n = 14)...
April 5, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623224/spinal-anaesthesia-for-cesarean-section-in-a-patient-with-vascular-type-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#3
Jeffrey M Carness, Mark J Lenart
We report the administration of spinal anaesthesia for cesarean delivery in a parturient with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Parturients who genetically inherit this disorder are at risk for significant morbidity and mortality. Risks during pregnancy include premature labor, uterine prolapse, and uterine rupture. Additionally, such laboring parturients are at increased risk of hemodynamic volatility, vascular stress, and severe postpartum hemorrhage. Instrumented delivery and cesarean delivery bring additional risks...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611032/thoracoabdominal-aortic-replacement-in-patients-aged-50-and-younger
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REVIEW
Kenji Minatoya, Yosuke Inoue, Yoshimasa Seike, Atsushi Omura, Kyokun Uehara, Hiroaki Sasaki, Hitoshi Matsuda, Junjiro Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: Open repair of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) has been regarded as one of the most invasive procedures in cardiovascular surgery. Conversely, endovascular technology currently enables the repair of the thoracoabdominal aorta, and this approach is less invasive. However, the long-term durability of this method of endovascular repair remains unknown. This investigation retrospectively analyzed the long-term durability of thoracoabdominal aorta repair in patients aged 50 and younger...
April 2, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609717/sleep-disorders-and-their-management-in-children-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-referred-to-sleep-clinics
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Keren Armoni Domany, Sumalee Hantragool, David F Smith, Yuanfang Xu, Monir Hossain, Narong Simakajornboon
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The nature of sleep disorders in children with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is unknown. We aimed to describe the type, the management, and the short-term outcome of sleep disorders in children with EDS referred to sleep clinics. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of medical records and polysomnography tests of children with EDS younger than 18 years who were referred to the sleep clinic. Demographic information and medical history were collected, and polysomnography tests were reviewed...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606302/bi-allelic-alterations-in-aebp1-lead-to-defective-collagen-assembly-and-connective-tissue-structure-resulting-in-a-variant-of-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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Patrick R Blackburn, Zhi Xu, Kathleen E Tumelty, Rose W Zhao, William J Monis, Kimberly G Harris, Jennifer M Gass, Margot A Cousin, Nicole J Boczek, Mario V Mitkov, Mark A Cappel, Clair A Francomano, Joseph E Parisi, Eric W Klee, Eissa Faqeih, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Matthew D Layne, Nazli B McDonnell, Paldeep S Atwal
AEBP1 encodes the aortic carboxypeptidase-like protein (ACLP) that associates with collagens in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and has several roles in development, tissue repair, and fibrosis. ACLP is expressed in bone, the vasculature, and dermal tissues and is involved in fibroblast proliferation and mesenchymal stem cell differentiation into collagen-producing cells. Aebp1-/- mice have abnormal, delayed wound repair correlating with defects in fibroblast proliferation. In this study, we describe four individuals from three unrelated families that presented with a unique constellation of clinical findings including joint laxity, redundant and hyperextensible skin, poor wound healing with abnormal scarring, osteoporosis, and other features reminiscent of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)...
March 29, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593477/novel-nonsense-mutation-in-slc39a13-initially-presenting-as-myopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Maja Dusanic, Gabriele Dekomien, Thomas Lücke, Matthias Vorgerd, Joachim Weis, Joerg T Epplen, Cornelia Köhler, Sabine Hoffjan
Myopathies comprise a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by variable phenotypes. The increasing use of next-generation sequencing allows identification of the causative genes in a much higher percentage of patients with hereditary muscle disorders and also illustrates a considerable degree of overlap with other clinical entities, including connective tissue disorders. Here, we present a 14-year-old German patient who was initially suspected to suffer from myopathy based on his clinical, radiological, and muscle biopsy findings...
February 2018: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587413/multifaced-roles-of-the-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-in-ehlers-danlos-and-arterial-tortuosity-syndromes-dermal-fibroblasts
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Nicoletta Zoppi, Nicola Chiarelli, Marco Ritelli, Marina Colombi
The αvβ3 integrin, an endothelial cells' receptor-binding fibronectin (FN) in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of blood vessels, regulates ECM remodeling during migration, invasion, angiogenesis, wound healing and inflammation, and is also involved in the epithelial mesenchymal transition. In vitro-grown human control fibroblasts organize a fibrillar network of FN, which is preferentially bound on the entire cell surface to its canonical α5β1 integrin receptor, whereas the αvβ3 integrin is present only in rare patches in focal contacts...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572364/testicular-torsion-in-a-patient-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#9
Amy Lee Fowler, David Bouchier Hayes, Eszter Feher
We present a 19-year-old man with a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and a delayed presentation of testicular torsion. EDS is a rare and heterogeneous condition affecting collagen synthesis and presents multiple difficulties in a surgical setting. Management of this case of testicular torsion was complicated by impaired cognition of the patient, difficulty with intubation, a contralateral undescended testis and postoperative bleeding. We discuss the specific challenges faced in this case of testicular torsion with longstanding ischaemia and perioperative considerations of EDS...
March 22, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563392/morphometric-analysis-of-cornea-in-the-slc39a13-zip13-knockout-mice
#10
Takuya Hirose, Ippei Suzuki, Naoki Takahashi, Toshiyuki Fukada, Prasarn Tangkawattana, Kazushige Takehana
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of hereditary diseases caused by mutation of extracellular matrix-related genes. Recently, spondylodysplastic EDS-Zip13 (spEDS-Zip13: OMIM 612350) was recognized as a new EDS type. This current study could reveal various morphometric differences of collagenous population in the proper substance of cornea between the wild type and spEDS-Zip13-knockout (Zip13-KO) mice. Blockade of Smad-signaling pathway might initiate these alterations. Predilected dissimilarity in level of transcriptional activity probably dictated morphology of keratocyte and shape and electron density of its nucleus...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562607/a-cohort-study-comparing-women-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-with-and-without-generalized-joint-hypermobility
#11
Emily L Casanova, Julia L Sharp, Stephen M Edelson, Desmond P Kelly, Manuel F Casanova
Reports suggest comorbidity between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). People with EDS and the broader spectrum of Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH) often present with immune- and endocrine-mediated conditions. Meanwhile, immune/endocrine dysregulation is a popular theme in autism research. We surveyed a group of ASD women with/without GJH to determine differences in immune/endocrine exophenotypes. ASD women 25 years or older were invited to participate in an online survey...
March 17, 2018: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552444/osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-iii-ehlers-danlos-overlap-syndrome-in-a-chinese-man
#12
Yanqin Lu, Yanzhou Wang, Frank Rauch, Hu Li, Yao Zhang, Naixiang Zhai, Jian Zhang, Xiuzhi Ren, Jinxiang Han
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) are rare genetic disorders that are typically inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Few cases of OI/EDS overlap syndrome have been documented. Described here is a 30-year-old Chinese male with OI type III and EDS. Sequencing of genomic DNA revealed a heterozygous COL1A1 mutation (c.671G>A, p.Gly224Asp) that affected the N-anchor domain of the alpha 1 chain of collagen type I. Ultrastructural analysis of a skin biopsy specimen revealed thin collagen fibers with irregular alignment of collagen fibers...
February 2018: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551664/type-iii-collagen-affects-dermal-and-vascular-collagen-fibrillogenesis-and-tissue-integrity-in-a-mutant-col3a1-transgenic-mouse-model
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Sanne D'hondt, Brecht Guillemyn, Delfien Syx, Sofie Symoens, Riet De Rycke, Leen Vanhoutte, Wendy Toussaint, Bart N Lambrecht, Anne De Paepe, Douglas R Keene, Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Hans Peter Bächinger, Sophie Janssens, Mathieu J M Bertrand, Fransiska Malfait
Type III collagen is a major fibrillar collagen consisting of three identical α1 (III)-chains that is particularly present in tissues exhibiting elastic properties, such as the skin and the arterial wall. Heterozygous mutations in the COL3A1 gene result in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS), a severe, life-threatening disorder, characterized by thin, translucent skin and propensity to arterial, intestinal and uterine rupture. Most human vEDS cases result from a missense mutation substituting a crucial glycine residue in the triple helical domain of the α1 (III)-chains...
March 15, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549458/gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-postural-tachycardia-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Shahram E Mehr, Adrian Barbul, Cyndya A Shibao
Gastrointestinal symptoms are among the most common complaints in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). In some cases, they dominate the clinical presentation and cause substantial disabilities, including significant weight loss and malnutrition, that require the use of invasive treatment to support caloric intake. Multiple cross-sectional studies have reported a high prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in POTS patients with connective tissue diseases, such as Ehlers-Danlos, hypermobile type, and in patients with evidence of autonomic neuropathy...
March 16, 2018: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520887/evaluation-of-a-patient-with-classical-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-due-to-a-9q34-duplication-affecting-col5a1
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Yukiko Kuroda, Ikuko Ohashi, Takuya Naruto, Kazumi Ida, Yumi Enomoto, Toshiyuki Saito, Jun-Ichi Nagai, Kenji Kurosawa
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome classical type (cEDS) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperextensibility, atrophic scarring, and joint hypermobility. The condition typically results from mutations in COL5A1 or COL5A2 leading to the functional haploinsufficiency. Here, we report of a 24-year-old male with mild intellectual disability, dysmorphic features, and a phenotype consistent with cEDS. A copy number variant-calling algorithm from panel sequencing data identified the deletions exons 2-11 and duplications of exons 12-67 within COL5A1...
March 9, 2018: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519641/postural-tachycardia-syndrome-and-other-forms-of-orthostatic-intolerance-in-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Maria Roma, Colleen L Marden, Inge De Wandele, Clair A Francomano, Peter C Rowe
OBJECTIVE: To review the association between orthostatic intolerance syndromes and both joint hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and to propose reasons for identifying hereditary connective tissue disorders in those with orthostatic intolerance in the context of both clinical care and research. METHODS: We searched the published peer-reviewed medical literature for papers reporting an association between joint hypermobility or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and orthostatic intolerance...
March 5, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517867/-severe-mast-cell-activation-syndrome-in-a-15-year-old-patient-with-an-hypermobile-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#17
S Daens, D Grossin, T Hermanns-Lê, D Peeters, D Manicourt
We report the history of a 15-year old patient with a hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) (his mother, his two brothers and his sister have the same phenotype as him). He suffers mainly from a severe mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) with an overreaction of the skin to any kind of contact (water of the shower, clothes, bed sheets) but he has also fatigue, headaches, and rash. This impressive rash is exacerbated after the shower and he has the urge to rest («shower's sign»). We describe the MCAS and its easy, fast and very effective medication management, without any significant side effects as well as its frequent association with the hEDS...
February 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515983/suspicious-scars-physical-child-abuse-vs-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#18
Amal Nishantha Vadysinghe, Chatula Usari Wickramashinghe, Dineshi Nadira Nanayakkara, Chandishni Ishara Kaluarachchi
Child abuse is a sensitive topic among many medical practitioners and the diagnosis of this entity requires awareness about conditions which can mimic physical child abuse. Here, the authors present a case of a 13-year-old school non-attendee who was referred due to multiple scars, over areas prone to accidental as well as non-accidental injury, who underwent medicolegal examination due to suspicion of physical child abuse. On further inquiry, it was discovered that she had easy bruising and poor wound healing...
January 2018: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510914/testing-patterns-for-genetically-triggered-aortic-and-arterial-aneurysms-and-dissections-at-an-academic-center
#19
Kelli L Hicks, Peter H Byers, Elina Quiroga, Melanie G Pepin, Sherene Shalhub
OBJECTIVE: The contemporary practice of testing for genetically triggered aortic and arterial aneurysms and dissections is not well described. This study aimed to describe this practice at a tertiary care academic center and to ascertain the yield of testing in establishing the diagnosis in patients referred on the basis of clinical suspicion. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients referred for vascular genetic testing at an academic medical center between 2010 and 2015...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499446/ehlers-danlos-syndromes-and-epilepsy-an-updated-review
#20
REVIEW
Francesca Cortini, Chiara Villa
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) comprise a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders (HCTDs), characterised by joint hypermobility, hyperextensibility of the skin and tissue fragility that can induce symptoms from multiple organ systems. The latest EDS nosology distinguished thirteen subtypes with an overlap of phenotypic features, making the clinical diagnosis rather difficult and highlighting the importance of molecular diagnostic confirmation. Although the nervous system is not considered a primary target of the underlying molecular defect, recently, increasing attention has been focused on neurological manifestations of EDS...
February 27, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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