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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024828/a-classical-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-family-with-incomplete-presentation-diagnosed-by-molecular-testing
#1
Marina Colombi, Chiara Dordoni, Valeria Cinquina, Marina Venturini, Marco Ritelli
The 2017 EDS revised nosology indicates that minimal criteria suggestive for classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (cEDS) are skin hyperextensibility plus atrophic scarring together with either generalized joint hypermobility (gJHM) and/or at least three minor criteria that include cutaneous features and gJHM complications. Confirmatory molecular testing is obligatory to reach a final diagnosis. Although the large majority of the patients presents with these clinical features, some do not and might remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed...
October 9, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986003/postural-tachycardia-in-hypermobile-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-a-distinct-subtype
#2
Mitchell G Miglis, Brittany Schultz, Srikanth Muppidi
INTRODUCTION: It is not clear if patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) differ from patients with POTS due to other etiologies. We compared the results of autonomic testing and healthcare utilization in POTS patients with and without hEDS. METHODS: Patients with POTS+hEDS (n=20) and POTS controls without hypermobility (n=20) were included in the study. All patients underwent autonomic testing, and the electronic medical records were reviewed to determine the number and types of medications patients were taking, as well as the number of outpatient, emergency department, and inpatient visits over the prior year...
October 2, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981071/vascular-phenotypes-in-nonvascular-subtypes-of-the-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sanne D'hondt, Tim Van Damme, Fransiska Malfait
PurposeWithin the spectrum of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), vascular complications are usually associated with the vascular subtype of EDS. Vascular complications are also observed in other EDS subtypes, but the reports are anecdotal and the information is dispersed. To better document the nature of vascular complications among "nonvascular" EDS subtypes, we performed a systematic review.MethodsWe queried three databases for English-language studies from inception until May 2017, documenting both phenotypes and genotypes of patients with nonvascular EDS subtypes...
October 5, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967365/hypermobility-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes-and-chronic-pain
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REVIEW
Delfien Syx, Inge De Wandele, Lies Rombaut, Fransiska Malfait
Chronic widespread pain is a common complaint among individuals affected by generalised joint hypermobility. In the absence of other conditions that cause chronic pain, these individuals are usually diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS). JHS is a multifactorial trait with a strong genetic basis, but no specific genetic markers. Clinical overlap of JHS is seen with heritable connective tissue disorders, particularly with the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobile type (hEDS). The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) comprise a heterogeneous group of rare monogenic conditions that are characterised by joint hypermobility, skin and vascular fragility and generalised connective tissue friability, and are caused by genetic defects in an array of extracellular matrix genes...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961036/ehlers-danlos-complex-chiari-and-cranio-cervical-fixation-how-best-should-we-treat-patients-with-hypermobility
#5
Andrew R Brodbelt, Graham Flint
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 29, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942401/fulminant-myocardial-bleeding-another-clinical-course-of-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#6
Masahide Tokue, Hidehiko Hara, Kenji Kurosawa, Masato Nakamura
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) is a dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder characterised by colon rupture and arterial aneurysm, dissection and rupture. A patient was diagnosed with vEDS after a spontaneous colon rupture when he was brought to our institute because of sudden chest pain. An ECG revealed wide regional ST elevation, which was initially suggestive of acute myocarditis. On the second day, haemodynamics suddenly deteriorated because of a rapid accumulation of bloody pericardial effusion, and the patient died...
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941053/corrigendum-psychiatric-and-psychological-aspects-in-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
#7
Andrea Bulbena-Cabré, Antonio Bulbena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924124/mobile-cecum-in-a-young-woman-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yoshihisa Fukuda, Yusuke Higuchi, Kanae Shinozaki, Yuji Tanigawa, Taro Abe, Nobuyoshi Hanaoka, Sunao Matsubayashi, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Kosho, Koji Nakamichi
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is unexpectedly common and is associated with a high rate of gastrointestinal manifestations. We herein report the first documented case of mobile cecum associated with EDS-HT. A 21-year-old woman with repeated right lower abdominal pain was initially diagnosed with EDS-HT. Abdominal examinations performed in the supine position, such as CT and ultrasonography, showed no gross abnormalities. In contrast, oral barium gastrointestinal transit X-ray images obtained with changes in the patient's body position revealed position-dependent cecal volvulus with mobile cecum...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918999/diagnosis-of-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-after-a-first-shoulder-dislocation
#9
Geoffroy Nourissat, Marie Vigan, Claude Hamonet, Levon Doursounian, Julien Deranlot
BACKGROUND: Shoulder dislocation is often the first symptom of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Whether it occurs in early-onset EDS is unknown. In most cases, surgical failure leads to the diagnosis. We aimed to determine whether clinical symptoms can signal the presence of EDS at a first dislocation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed clinical and radiologic data for 27 patients with EDS and shoulder instability and a control population of 40 consecutive non-EDS patients undergoing surgery for an unstable shoulder...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915122/understanding-fetal-factors-that-contribute-to-preterm-birth-sj%C3%A3-gren-larsson-syndrome-as-a-model
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Pippa Staps, Marije Hogeveen, Joris Fuijkschot, Joris van Drongelen, Michèl A A P Willemsen
AIM: Preterm birth is the world's leading cause of neonatal death. Unfortunately, the pathophysiology of preterm birth remains poorly understood. Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a rare, neurometabolic disorder caused by a fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. A majority of patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is born preterm. METHODS: Data of all known Dutch patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome and all cases reported in literature were analyzed to learn from preterm birth in context of this rare disease...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906340/contemporary-approach-to-joint-hypermobility-and-related-disorders
#11
Marco Castori, Alan Hakim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Joint hypermobility is a common, although largely ignored physical sign. Joint hypermobility is often asymptomatic but may be a feature of an underlying genetic disorder with systemic manifestations. The present article presents a comprehensive approach to considering joint hypermobility and clinically related issues in children and adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an umbrella term for various Mendelian connective tissue disorders sharing joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility, and tissue fragility...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871571/acute-aortic-dissection-pathogenesis-risk-factors-and-diagnosis
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Joanna Gawinecka, Felix Schönrath, Arnold von Eckardstein
Acute aortic dissection is a rare but life-threatening condition with a lethality rate of 1 to 2% per hour after onset of symptoms in untreated patients. Therefore, its prompt and proper diagnosis is vital to increase a patient's chance of survival and to prevent grievous complications. Typical symptoms of acute aortic dissection include severe chest pain, hypotension or syncope and, hence, mimic acute myocardial infarction or pulmonary embolism. Advanced age, male gender, long-term history of arterial hypertension and the presence of aortic aneurysm confer the greatest population attributable risk...
September 5, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870141/physical-and-psychosocial-characteristics-of-current-child-dancers-and-nondancers-with-systemic-joint-hypermobility-a-descriptive-analysis
#13
Leslie L Nicholson, Roger D Adams, Louise Tofts, Verity Pacey
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background The effect of current participation in dance training on joint pain and instability, fatigue, and quality of life is unknown. Objectives To examine differences in joint pain, instability, gross motor skills, nonmusculoskeletal systemic manifestations, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and fatigue between children with joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT) who currently undertake formal dance training and those who do not...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866967/a-humanisation-approach-for-the-management-of-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-jhs-eds-ht
#14
Carol J Clark, Isobel Knight
Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility Type (JHS/EDS-HT) is a complex and multisystemic condition which significantly impacts on a person's health and well-being and is challenging for health professionals (HPs) to manage. People with JHS/EDS-HT and HPs recognise the individual nature and the complexities of the condition. There is a requirement to understand the condition within the context of the individual human dimensions of illness and healing. The aim of this paper is to explore the management of this condition using a theoretical model referred to as the Humanisation Framework...
December 2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836281/periodontal-manifestations-of-ehlers-danlos-syndromes-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
#15
Ines Kapferer-Seebacher, Pernilla Lundberg, Franziska Malfait, Johannes Zschocke
AIM: Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of inherited connective tissue disorders, characterized by joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility, and tissue fragility. Periodontal EDS (pEDS) is a specific EDS subtype caused by heterozygous mutations in complement 1 subunit genes C1R and C1S, with early severe periodontitis as predominant clinical feature. We aimed to systematically assess the spectrum of periodontal abnormalities in all EDS subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic and manual search was conducted in three databases (Medline, LIVIVO, CENTRAL)...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824011/successful-treatment-of-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula-in-a-patient-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-type-iv-without-arterial-puncture-the-transvenous-triple-overlay-embolization-tailored-technique
#16
Thien J Huynh, Ryan P Morton, Michael R Levitt, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Onno Wink, Danial K Hallam
We report successful transvenous treatment of direct carotid-cavernous fistula in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV using a novel triple-overlay embolization (TAILOREd) technique without the need for arterial puncture, which is known to be highly risky in this patient group. The TAILOREd technique allowed for successful treatment using preoperative MR angiography as a three-dimensional overlay roadmap combined with cone beam CT and live fluoroscopy, precluding the need for an arterial puncture.
August 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807406/longitudinal-changes-in-segmental-aortic-stiffness-determined-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-children-and-young-adults-with-connective-tissue-disorders-the-marfan-loeys-dietz-and-ehlers-danlos-syndromes-and-nonspecific-connective-tissue-disorders
#17
Anthony Merlocco, Ronald V Lacro, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Nicole Rabideau, Michael N Singh, Ashwin Prakash
Aortic stiffness measured by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in connective tissue disorder (CTD) patients has been previously shown to be abnormal and to be associated with adverse aortic outcomes. The rate of increase in aortic stiffness with normal aging has been previously described. However, longitudinal changes in aortic stiffness have not been characterized in CTD patients. We examined longitudinal changes in CMR-derived aortic stiffness in children and young adults with CTDs. A retrospective analysis of 50 children and young adults (median age, 20 years; range, 0...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781834/ehlers-danlos-hypermobility-type-in-an-adult-with-chronic-pain-and-fatigue-a-case-study
#18
Sarah Cohen, Fred Markham
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is an underdiagnosed genetic connective tissue disorder that causes joint hypermobility and widespread pain. We present a patient with the chief complaint of shoulder pain, a long history of widespread joint pain, and associated comorbidities. EDS-HT provided a unifying diagnosis and direction for management.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780079/antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitides-and-igg4-related-disease-a-new-overlap-syndrome
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REVIEW
François-Xavier Danlos, Giovanni Maria Rossi, Daniel Blockmans, Giacomo Emmi, Andreas Kronbichler, Stéphane Durupt, Claire Maynard, Luminita Luca, Cyril Garrouste, Bertrand Lioger, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Robin Dhote, Jean-Benoit Arlet, Thomas Hanslik, Philippe Rouvier, Mikael Ebbo, Xavier Puéchal, Dominique Nochy, Agnès Carlotti, Luc Mouthon, Loïc Guillevin, Augusto Vaglio, Benjamin Terrier
OBJECTIVE: Atypical manifestations have been described in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV), such as pachymeningitis, orbital mass or chronic periaortitis. Because these manifestations have been associated to the spectrum of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), we hypothesized that both diseases could overlap. METHODS: We conducted a European retrospective multicenter observational study including patients fulfilling ACR and Chapel Hill criteria for AAV and IgG4-RD Comprehensive Diagnostic Criteria...
October 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779530/pharmacology-and-drug-development-in-rare-diseases-the-attractiveness-and-expertise-of-the-french-medical-pharmacology
#20
Joëlle Micallef, Pierre Boutouyrie, Olivier Blin
Developing drugs for rare disease can be challenging due to specific rare disease characteristics. The French Medical Pharmacology is structured and positioned to play a major role in Orphan Drug Research and Development due to the required expertise concentrated into pharmacology departments, exclusively implemented within the French University Hospitals, public hospitals that are linked to a medical school (and often a pharmacy school) with numerous INSERM or CNRS labelled research units. In addition, these structures allow a close collaboration between researchers, academic institutions and biotech start-up (most of them being spin-off of the academic structures)...
August 5, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
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