3,788 results match your criteria Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


A biallelic truncating AEBP1 variant causes connective tissue disorder in two siblings.

Am J Med Genet A 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Institute of Human Genetics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany.

Biallelic variants in the AEBP1 gene cause a novel autosomal-recessive connective tissue disorder (CTD) reminiscent of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). The four previously reported individuals show considerable clinical variability. Unbiased high-throughput sequencing enables the rapid identification of additional cases for such rare entities. Read More

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December 2018

Angioid Streaks Are Not a Common Feature of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

JAMA Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, Maryland.

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December 2018

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV as the etiology of spontaneous coronary artery rupture.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Jun 10;5(3):e171-e172. Epub 2012 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiology and Respirology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan.

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Multiple spontaneous coronary artery ruptures and cardiac tamponade in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Feb 12;3(1):e29-e32. Epub 2010 Nov 12.

Department of Medicine and Biological Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-15 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371-8511, Japan.

We report a case of a 45-year-old woman with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type IV, the vascular type, who presented with multiple coronary artery ruptures causing cardiac tamponade. She had sudden onset of chest pain soon after transarterial embolization for right carotid-cavernous fistula. Transthoracic echocardiography confirmed cardiac tamponade and hypokinetic inferolateral wall. Read More

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February 2011
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Periodontal Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is associated with leukoencephalopathy.

Neurogenetics 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Child Neurology and Department of Functional Genomics, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Here, we report brain white matter alterations in individuals clinically and genetically diagnosed with periodontal Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare disease characterized by premature loss of teeth and connective tissue abnormalities. Eight individuals of two families clinically diagnosed with periodontal Ehlers-Danlos syndrome were included in the present study and underwent general physical, dental, and neurological examination. Whole exome sequencing was performed, and all patients included in the study underwent MRI of the brain. Read More

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December 2018
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[Suspected vascular ehlers danlos syndrome. Case report].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Aug;146(8):938-942

Departamento de Dermatología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome comprises a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders of the connective tissue, due to defects in collagen or its modifying enzymes. We report a 21 years old male presenting with translucent skin revealing the subcutaneous venous pattern. He had a thin face, large-appearing eyes, thin lips, thin nose, joint hypermotility and history of hip dysplasia. Read More

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[Maternal mortality among women with Marfan syndrome or vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in France, 2001-2012].

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, hôpital Armand-Trousseau, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 26, avenue du Dr Arnold-Netter, 75012 Paris, France; Inserm U1153, équipe EPOPé, épidémiologie obstétricale périnatale et pédiatrique, centre de recherche en statistiques et épidémiologie, université Paris Descartes, DHU risques et grossesse, 53, avenue de l'observatoire, 75014 Paris, France.

Objective: To describe maternal deaths in France associated with Marfan's syndrome or vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Study Design: A retrospective descriptive study based on data from the national confidential enquiry into maternal deaths, in France, during 2001-2012. Characteristics of the patients, their pregnancies and details of their deaths were analysed. Read More

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November 2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children and Adolescents with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Respiration 2018 Nov 28:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich,

Background: In Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a group of monogenic disorders affecting connective tissues, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is highly prevalent in adults. The prevalence of OSA in children with EDS is unknown.

Objectives: This prospective cross-sectional study aimed at determining the prevalence of OSA in paediatric EDS patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Outcomes of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.

J Arthroplasty 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.

Background: Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are connective tissue disorders that cause defects in collagen synthesis or processing, resulting in joint hypermobility. Following total knee arthroplasty (TKA), concern exists that hypermobility will affect the outcome as prosthesis relies on soft tissues for stability. The purpose of this study is to investigate the outcome of TKA in the setting of EDS compared to patients undergoing TKA for osteoarthritis (OA). Read More

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September 2018

Sudden onset of lower limb flaccid paralysis.

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Paediatrics, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.

A previously well 15-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with sudden-onset severe back pain and inability to weight bear. Preceding this event, he stretched out in bed and felt a click in his back.On examination, he was alert and interactive with normal vital signs. Read More

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November 2018
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Conditions and Factors Associated With Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (from a National Population-Based Cohort Study).

Am J Cardiol 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

The pathophysiology of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is heterogeneous, associated with systemic arteriopathies and inflammatory diseases, and often compounded by environmental precipitants, genetics, or stressors. However, the frequency of these associated conditions with SCAD on a population level remains unknown. Therefore, the objective of this analysis was to evaluate heterogeneous phenotypes of SCAD in the United States using data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample collected from January 1, 2004, to September 31, 2015. Read More

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October 2018
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Frequency of de novo variants and parental mosaicism in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Genet Med 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Centre de Référence des Maladies Vasculaires Rares, Paris, France.

Purpose: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a rare inherited autosomal dominant disorder caused by COL3A1 pathogenic variants. A high percentage of de novo cases has been suggested. Part of it could be due to parental mosaicism, but its frequency is unknown. Read More

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November 2018
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Italian validation of the functional difficulties questionnaire (FDQ-9) and its correlation with major determinants of quality of life in adults with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/hypermobility spectrum disorder.

Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Division of Medical Genetics, IRCCS-Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy.

The 2017 nosology defines the new criteria for hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS), which is now considered one end of a continuous spectrum encompassing isolated, nonsyndromic joint hypermobility (JH) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSDs). Preliminary data indicate a link between JH and neurodevelopmental disorders and, in particular, developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in children. Assessing DCD in adults is difficult and the recently described functional difficulties questionnaire 9 (FDQ-9) is one of the few available tools. Read More

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November 2018
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Long-term treatment with linaclotide of intestinal pseudo-obstruction secondary to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Dig Liver Dis 2018 Oct 28. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Pathology Section, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Spedali Civili and University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

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October 2018
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Craniofacial abnormality with skeletal dysplasia in mice lacking chondroitin sulfate N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-1.

Sci Rep 2018 Nov 20;8(1):17134. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Medical Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan.

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) proteoglycan is a major component of the extracellular matrix and plays an important part in organogenesis. To elucidate the roles of CS for craniofacial development, we analyzed the craniofacial morphology in CS N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-1 (T1) gene knockout (KO) mice. T1KO mice showed the impaired intramembranous ossification in the skull, and the final skull shape of adult mice included a shorter face, higher and broader calvaria. Read More

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November 2018
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Identification of a de novo case of -related Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in an infant in the West Indies leading to improved targeted clinical care.

Clin Case Rep 2018 Nov 15;6(11):2256-2261. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Biochemistry St. George's University St. George's Grenada.

A 1-year-old girl from an underserved community presented with irritability, pain, and delayed motor skills. Our genetics outreach program facilitated the diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome masquerading as developmental delay after noting hyperextensible skin. Diagnosis for this family allows for state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring and appropriate symptomatic treatment for this rare disease. Read More

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November 2018
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Physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb symptoms in children with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a systematic review.

J Foot Ankle Res 2018 7;11:59. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

1School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah, NSW 2258 Australia.

Background: Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome are two common heritable genetic disorders of connective tissue. Both conditions are characterised by excessive joint range of motion and the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms, and are associated with joint instability, motion incoordination, decreased joint position sense, and musculoskeletal pain. Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder is the new classification for what was previously known as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Read More

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November 2018
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Differences in Cardiovascular Manifestation of Marfan Syndrome Between Children and Adults.

Pediatr Cardiol 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Nursery, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by a broad range of clinical manifestations. Cardiovascular involvement is the most life-threatening aspect of the syndrome. Although abnormalities within the cardiovascular system in adults are well documented, there is still a paucity of data regarding manifestation of MFS in childhood. Read More

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November 2018
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Management of chronic pain in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Two case reports and a review of literature.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(45):e13115

Department of Anesthesia, St. Joseph's Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Rationale: Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDSs) are a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders involving defective collagen synthesis. Patients with EDS are prone for chronic myofascial pain, apart from other comorbidities. Although the initial pathology is commonly nociceptive, progression of EDS leads to neuropathies and central sensitization of pain signals. Read More

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November 2018
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FEVR findings in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome type II.

Ophthalmic Genet 2018 Dec 8;39(6):754-758. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

a Retinal Consultants , Des Plaines , IL , USA.

Background: Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a connective tissue disorder that has phenotypic overlap with Marfan syndrome. In LDS, the aortic root dissections can be more aggressive and occur at a younger age than Marfan syndrome.

Materials And Methods: Review of two cases. Read More

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December 2018
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Ehlers-Danlos syndromes: state of the art on clinical practice guidelines.

RMD Open 2018 18;4(Suppl 1):e000790. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

Objective: To report the effort of the European Reference Network for Rare and Complex CONnective tissue and musculoskeletal diseases NETwork working group on Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and related disorders to assess current available clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) specifically addressed to EDS, in order to identify potential clinician and patient unmet needs.

Methods: Systematic literature search in PUBMED and EMBASE based on controlled terms (MeSH and Emtree) and keywords of the disease and publication type (CPGs). All the published articles were revised in order to identify existing CPGs on diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of EDS. Read More

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October 2018
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Selective Shunt Occlusion of Direct Carotid-Cavernous Fistula with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome by Multidevice Technique: A Case Report and Technical Note.

World Neurosurg 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan 5-7-1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565, Japan.

Background: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a vascular disease associated with a genetic collagen abnormality. It is characterized by vessel fragility, vessel rupture, and massive hemorrhage. Carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is the most frequent neurovascular complication of vEDS. Read More

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November 2018
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The erector spinae plane block in a high-risk Ehlers-Danlos syndrome pediatric patient for vascular ring repair.

J Clin Anesth 2018 Nov 1;54:39-40. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, 6621 Fannin St. A3300, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Bilateral Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Report of Two Cases.

World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Departments of Neurosurgery; Departments of Neurosurgery Office of the Patient Experience; Radiation Oncology; Head and Neck Surgery, and the; UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Department of Neurosurgery; Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA. Electronic address:

Background: Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) is a rare bony defect in the petrosal temporal bone, creating a new opening between the inner ear and middle cranial fossa. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by a defect in collagen synthesis. EDS patients are more likely to have bony abnormalities, which may predispose them to developing SSCD. Read More

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October 2018
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Unusual complicated fungal endocarditis in a patient with vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

A 24-year-old man with dilated aortic root and vascular type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome underwent aortic root replacement with a stentless bioprosthesis. A year later he developed aortic valve endocarditis necessitating a redo valve replacement. Excised valve tissue grew fungus Purpureocillium lilacinum. Read More

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October 2018
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Natural history of gastrointestinal manifestations in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A 17-year retrospective review.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Oct 24. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Service de génétique, Centre de Référence des Maladies Vasculaires Rares, AP-HP, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

Background And Aim: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a rare connective tissue disorder due to heterozygous mutations in the COL3A1 gene with a dominant negative effect. Spontaneous bowel perforation and intra-abdominal organ rupture are common complications of vEDS. Other gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations may occur but have not been extensively characterized. Read More

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October 2018
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Bent Out of Shape: A Case of Abdominal Pain.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

From the SUNY Downstate Medical Center; and Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

Spontaneous colon perforation is a known complication of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) in the pediatric age group. The diagnosis of vEDS is often missed until the child presents to the pediatric emergency room with a complication like spontaneous arterial or colon rupture. These patients require immediate imaging and surgical attention to decrease morbidity and mortality. Read More

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October 2018
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Genome damage in children with classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - An in vivo and in vitro study.

Eur J Med Genet 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Institute "Rudjer Boskovic", Zagreb, Croatia.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heritable connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperextensibility, abnormal wound healing, and joint hypermobility with prevalence 1:20 000. Its incidence is probably underestimated due to unknown number of subjects having mild symptoms who may have never been diagnosed through entire life time. Classical EDS is characterized by pathogenic variants of genes encoding type V collagen. Read More

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October 2018
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Trends over 42 years in the Adult Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Washington.

Genet Med 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.

Purpose: We analyzed the patients served by the University of Washington Adult Genetic Medicine Clinic (UWAGMC) over a 42-year period to determine how clinical services have changed and to evaluate the contributing factors.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective survey of patients seen by UWAGMC that included patients seen from 1975 to 2016. Variables considered included referral indication, disease status, and clinic visit date. Read More

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October 2018
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Remitting long-standing major depression in a multiple sclerosis patient with several concurrent conditions.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2018 4;14:2545-2550. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA.

In this report, we discuss the case of an multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, age 62, who learned to attain and sustain euthymia despite his ailments. He has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), asthma, MS, urticaria, and major depression (MD). Despite thriving limitations, the patient is an accomplished scientist, who struggled for > twelve years to emerge from being confined to bed and wheel chair with MS, to walking with crutches, scuba diving, writing manuscripts, and living a positive life. Read More

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October 2018
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Bilateral Vertebral Artery Dissection and Unilateral Carotid Artery Dissection in a Case of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV.

World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 10. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Neurosurgery, Aichi Medical University, 1-1 Yazakokarimata, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan.

Background: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare genetic connective tissue disorders, but the vascular type (Type IV) typically poses the greatest risk to patients. We report a case of multiple cranial artery dissection, which was successfully treated with carotid artery stenting.

Case Description: A 50-year-old woman presented with recurrent severe headaches caused by bilateral vertebral artery dissections that were treated conservatively at our hospital. Read More

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October 2018
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A qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire.

Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2018 12 5;38:69-76. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Allied Health Professions, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1DD, UK. Electronic address:

Background: The Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire is a condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure developed for adults with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). It has previously demonstrated strong concurrent validity with the Short-Form 36 health questionnaire and excellent test-retest reliability.

Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate its appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability. Read More

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December 2018
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Hemostatic abnormalities in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

J Thromb Haemost 2018 Dec 8;16(12):2425-2431. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

A. Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Essentials Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare heterogeneous group of inherited collagen disorders. A cohort of EDS patients was investigated for bleeding tendency and hemostatic abnormalities. EDS is associated with an increased risk of bleeding. Read More

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December 2018
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Correction to: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Presenting as a Pulsatile Neck Mass: a Case Report and Review of Literature.

J Gen Intern Med 2018 Dec;33(12):2257

Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.

This paper was inadvertently published with open access; the authors have requested the copyright revert to the society. It has been re-published with appropriate licensing. Read More

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December 2018

Sleep-disordered breathing in paediatric setting: existing and upcoming of the genetic disorders.

Ann Transl Med 2018 Sep;6(17):343

Department of Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynecology and Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by anatomical and functional upper airway abnormalities as pathophysiological determinants, and clinical symptoms are frequently clear. OSAS is widely described in rare genetic disorders, such as achondroplasia, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Pierre Robin sequence, and mucopolysaccharidosis. Craniofacial and upper airway involvement is frequently morbid conditions. Read More

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September 2018
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Arterial Switch Operation in a Patient With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2018 Oct 8:2150135118769418. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome vascular type IV is characterized by translucent skin, easy bruising, and fragility of arteries. A full-term female infant presented at four weeks of age with a diagnosis of d-transposition of the great arteries with restrictive atrial septal defect. She successfully underwent emergent balloon atrial septostomy and placement of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) stent. Read More

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October 2018
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Aortic Surgery Outcomes of Marfan Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patients at Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Oct 2. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address:

Background: Despite improvements in prevention and management, aortic aneurysm repair remains a high-risk operation for patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). The goal of this study was to examine differences in characteristics and outcomes of patients with MFS or EDS undergoing aortic aneurysm repair at teaching versus nonteaching hospitals.

Methods: We used the National Inpatient Sample to study patients with MFS or EDS undergoing open or endovascular aortic aneurysm repair from 2000 to 2014. Read More

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October 2018
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: From Chronic Fatigue to More Specific Syndromes.

Eur Neurol 2018 4;80(1-2):73-77. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

In the last decade, a group of chronic disorders associated with fatigue (CDAF) emerged as the leading cause of chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and functional impairment, all of which have been often labeled in clinical practice as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia. While these chronic disorders arise from various pathophysiologic mechanisms, a shared autoimmune or immune-mediated etiology could shift the focus from symptomatic treatment of fatigue and pain to targeted immunomodulatory and biological therapy. A clinical paradigm shift is necessary to reevaluate CFS and fibromyalgia diagnoses and its relationship to the CDAF entities, which would ultimately lead to a change in diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm for patients with chronic fatigue and chronic pain. Read More

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October 2018
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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome caused by the c.934C>T, p. Arg312Cys mutation in COL1A1 gene: an Italian family without cardiovascular events.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Jul 15;24(7). Epub 2018 Jul 15.

Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan, IRCCS Ca' Granda Foundation Via San Barnaba.

Classic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (cEDS) is characterized by skin hyperelasticity, joint hypermobility, increased tendency to bruise, and abnormal scarring. Mutations in type V collagen, a regulator of type I collagen fibrillogenesis, underlie this type of EDS. In this article we report a genetic and clinical analysis of an Italian family that carried missense mutation c. Read More

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July 2018
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ANGIOID STREAKS: A Comprehensive Review From Pathophysiology to Treatment.

Retina 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

2nd Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Purpose: To stratify the literature on angioid streaks, from pathophysiology to treatment.

Methods: Review of the current literature.

Results: Angioid streaks are crack-like dehiscences of Bruch membrane, which may coexist with systemic diseases, such as pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Paget disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hemoglobinopathies, or other diseases of the collagen. Read More

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September 2018
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Utilizing Next-Generation Sequencing for the Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Authors:
Daishi Fujita

Int Heart J 2018 ;59(5):911-913

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital.

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January 2018
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Quality improvement of clinic flow for complex genetic conditions: Using Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as a model.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Background: Genetic providers face the challenge of having adequate time to conduct a comprehensive evaluation. Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos (hEDS) syndrome has a complex array of symptoms. An initial visit can involve approximately 60-80 min and an additional 45 min for the check-in and checkout process. Read More

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September 2018
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High risk of peri-implant disease in periodontal Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. A case series.

Clin Oral Implants Res 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Operative and Restorative Dentistry, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Objectives: Periodontal Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (pEDS) has recently been delineated as a molecularly defined cause of early severe periodontitis. Here we report that implant treatment failed in three affected individuals from one family.

Materials And Methods: Longitudinal data before and after implant treatment were examined for three individuals with genetically confirmed pEDS in the course of a large-scale pedigree analysis. Read More

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September 2018

Novel mutation in the gene causing musculocontractural type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 23;2018. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Paediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India.

Musculocontractural type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (MC-EDS) is a recently recognised connective tissue disorder. MC-EDS is caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutation in the carbohydrate sulfotransferase 14 () gene on chromosome 15q15. Herein, we report a case of a 3-year-old boy with MC-EDS in whom a novel mutation in the gene was discovered. Read More

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September 2018

A frameshift variant in the COL5A1 gene in a cat with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Anim Genet 2018 Dec 23;49(6):641-644. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, 3001, Bern, Switzerland.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of heritable connective tissue disorders caused by defective collagen synthesis or incorrect assembly of the collagen triple helical structure. EDS is characterised by joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility, abnormal scarring, poor wound healing and tissue friability. Human EDS may be caused by variants in several different genes including COL5A1, which encodes the collagen type V alpha 1 chain. Read More

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December 2018

Arterial Stiffening with Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging Gives New Insight into Arterial Phenotype of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Mouse Models.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

USPC Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France.

Objective:  Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is associated with arterial ruptures due to a mutant gene encoding collagen type III (Col-III). To better understand the role of Col-III, we aimed at evaluating aortic stiffness and dynamic stiffening in vEDS mouse models, with either a quantitative (col3KO mice) or a qualitative Col-III defect (col3KI mice).

Materials And Methods:  Abdominal aortic wall pulse wave velocities (PWV) in col3KO and col3KI mice were compared to their respective wild type (WT) littermates using a 15 MHz ultrafast ultrasonic transducer. Read More

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September 2018
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Comment on: The multisystemic nature and natural history of joint hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in children: reply.

Authors:
Rodney Grahame

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Dec;57(12):2250-2251

Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Disease, Division of Medicine, University College London, London, UK.

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December 2018
12 Reads