The National Institutes of Health announced recently a second phase of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network totaling $117 million which includes funds for 19 research consortia. Wayne State University received a five-year, $6.25 million research consortium grant from the Continue reading Dr. Michael Shy to lead $6.25 million NIH research program on Charcot Marie Tooth
Scientists Vivian Cheung and Warren Ewens from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new approach for the diagnosis of medical disorders that are inherited in a recessive manner. Their method is based on identifying subtle but distinct differences in Continue reading Scientists Develop A New Diagnostic Approach For Carriers Of Recessive Genetic Disorders
Intensive support programmes can help parents of children with rare diseases reduce their stress levels and improve their quality of life, according to research published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Weimer LH, Podwall D. Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, The Neurological Institute, 710 West 168th Street, Unit 55, New York, NY 10032, USA. Toxin or medication-induced worsening of preexisting peripheral neuropathy is a generally accepted Continue reading Medication-induced exacerbation of neuropathy in Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
Servera E, Sancho J, Zafra MJ, Catala A, Vergara P, Marin J: Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2005;84:851-857. OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the usefulness of continuous noninvasive mechanical ventilation and mechanical coughing Continue reading Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases
Condensed from The Arizona Republic: The National Association of Health Underwriters has rolled out an Internet site that provides state-by-state information on coverage options for many situations – including job changers, high-risk people unable to obtain traditional insurance and the Continue reading Site helps uninsured find health coverage
The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association has released a revised list of drugs contraindicated for people with CMT. It is available as a PDF for printing, and will shortly be made available on this site’s Contraindicated Drugs page. Though this list was researched Continue reading Revised list of contraindicated drugs
Why would the leading international professional association of neurologists get into the business of publishing a magazine Neurology Now for patients and their caregivers? Patients are overwhelmed and confused by the barrage of inaccurate information from unreliable sources. Continue reading New Patient Magazine from American Academy of Neurology to Launch in April