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Research Q2 2018: Dysautonomia disorders & related illnesses


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research_woman_microscope.jpg.a58d1cc8a2b53a930872b39164582adb.jpgNEW RESULTS:  The need for specific diagnosis and treatment for patients labeled with CFS and Fibromyalgia.  Important research results from one of DINET's Medical Advisors, Dr. Svetlana Blitshteyn and her colleague, Pradeep Chopra, Pub date Oct 2018  Read full article:  2018CFS_Fibromyalgia_ChronicPain_PubKarger.pdf

Updated info from the CDC on HPV Vaccine safety for POTS patients  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/hpv-safety-faqs.html  Follow up to: HPV Vaccine and POTS https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28689455

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 1 -  Diagnosis and management.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29409405?_ga=2.71311891.1204982470.1531704876-989465291.1526426607

Study results:  A presentation made by the American Association for Cancer Research at their annual meeting reported findings related to health risks in post-menopausal women using medication for high blood pressure.  The report claims an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in post-menopausal women using short-acting calcium channel blocking medications for their blood pressure treatment.  Read the information from the AACR.

Study results:  NE Journal of Medicine releasing study results for episodic migraine treatment using Erenunab.  The publication is reporting a 50% or greater reduction in the average number of migraine days per month.  Read more about this study

Study results:  Physical maneuvers are viewed as important and promising strategies for reducing recurring episodes of syncope in vasovagal syncope patients Read the result of the study published Jan. 2018

Study results:  University of Alberta & McGill University release their findings for a new therapeutic agent  that may hold the potential for the prevention of MS
Article synopsis:  https://bit.ly/2GhF5FK
Research Article:  https://insight.jci.org/articles/view/98410  

Study results:  Could gut bacteria be the key to preventing autoimmune disorders?  Researchers from Yale, New Haven, CT are reporting that discovery that bacteria in the small intestine can travel to other organs and induce an autoimmune response.  They also are reporting that antibiotic treatment or vaccine may be the key to combating this reaction.  The study results were originally published in the journal Science.  This article from Medical News Today gives a synopsis of the findings and links to the full study.   https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321157.php

Genomics and Health Impact Blog -  a discussion about gene testing from the CDC
There have been enormous contributions towards disease prevention in women's health, in particular, the development of consumer testing for the BRCA gene.  The benefits cannot be applauded enough. However, health protection & research organizations like the CDC, are increasingly warning consumers about the need for professional counsel when interpreting results.   This article, humorously entitled "Think before you spit"  tempers the amazing breakthroughs with the cautionary information we need to have to be able to put a perspective on the results testing may give us.  https://blogs.cdc.gov/genomics/2017/04/18/direct-to-consumer-2/

1st lab test to detect concussion approved by FDA
For any person who has fainted or fallen and hit their head, the blood test approved recently by the FDA could be a lifesaver.  The test detects concussion by looking for specific proteins released into the blood within 12 hours after the head trauma.  Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator it can reduce the need for CT Scans and radiation and will produce results within 3 - 4 hours following injury.  Read more about this important breakthrough

Neuroprotective diet having good results for people living with MSA
https://www.multiplesystematrophy.org/about-msa/neuroprotective-diet 

POTS & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 

"Postural tachycardia in hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A distinct subtype?" by Miglis MG, Schultz B, and Muppidi S, from the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center.

"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."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28986003

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