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Cure Research for Marfan syndrome

Latest Treatments for Marfan syndrome

Some of the more recent treatments for Marfan syndrome include:

Treatments for Marfan syndrome

Treatments to consider for Marfan syndrome may include:

Cure Research discussion for Marfan syndrome:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

A related disease has been found in mice, and it is hoped that the study of mouse fibrillin synthesis and secretion, and connective tissue formation, will further our understanding Marfan syndrome in humans. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS (Excerpt)

The NIAMS is conducting an in-depth natural history study of people who have Marfan syndrome (which leads to abnormally long bones), nail-patella syndrome (a congenital skeletal disorder), Stickler syndrome (which causes eye and joint problems), and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (which causes skin and blood vessel problems). All of these disorders have multiple, interrelated symptoms. NIAMS scientists are studying these people closely and over a long period to get a more complete picture of the diseases. They hope to improve their understanding of the genetic origins of the symptoms, of disease progression, and of mutations in patients and their relatives. Scientists expect their findings to apply to other HDCTs as well. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS)

Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Scientists are approaching research on Marfan syndrome from a variety of perspectives. One approach is to better understand what happens once the genetic defect or mutation occurs. How does it change the way connective tissue develops and functions in the body? Why are people with Marfan syndrome affected differently? Scientists are searching for the answers to these questions both by studying the genes themselves and by studying large family groups affected by the disease. Newly developed mouse models that carry mutations in the fibrillin gene may help scientists better understand the disorder. Animal studies that are preliminary to gene therapy are also under way.

Other scientists are focusing on ways to treat some of the complications that arise in people with Marfan syndrome. Clinical studies are being conducted to evaluate the usefulness of certain medications in preventing or reducing problems with the aorta. Researchers are also working to develop new surgical procedures to help improve the cardiac health of people with Marfan syndrome. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS)

Clinical Trials for Marfan syndrome

Some of the clinical trials for Marfan syndrome include:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Marfan syndrome

Medical research papers related to Marfan syndrome include:

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