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:
- Treatments for skeletal abnormalities
- Treatments for eye abnormalities and myopia
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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
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