Providing Comprehensive Care to Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa in the Perioperative Environment

The University of Minnesota Medical Center and Masonic Children ’s Hospital EB Center offers comprehensive multidisciplinary care to children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). This is the only center in the United States to offer Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) as a treatment for EB. To determine candidacy, these patients come to the Operating Room to have th eir dressings fully removed, labs drawn, photographs taken and skin biopsies collected under general anesthesia. The child is transported to PACU and remains under sedation while dressings are reapplied, often a 2-3 hour process.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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Condition:   Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica, Recessive Intervention:   Biological: mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow (BM-MSCs) Sponsors:   Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario La Paz;   Universidad Carlos III Madrid (TERMeG);   St John’s Institute of Dermatology Kings College London;   Instituto de Salud Carlos III;   DEBRA;   CIBER Enfermedades raras Active, not recruiting
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uml;m A Abstract Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) is a skin blistering disease caused by mutations in the COL7A1 gene encoding the anchoring fibril-constituent collagen VII.1 Secondary to skin fragility, DEB manifests as chronic wounds and progressive soft tissue fibrosis. As a consequence of a chronically injured and stiffened dermal microenvironment people with severe DEB are prone to develop early-onset metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs).1,2 Dermal fibrosis in DEB is paradigmatic of injury- and inflammation-driven activation of fibrogenic processes2 (and references therein). PMID: ...
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe dental implant failure rate in EB patients seems to be very low, although the few cases reported in the literature were followed up for a short mean period, i.e., just a little bit longer than 3  years. More cases followed up for a long period are needed in order to be able to make a more reliable prognosis for the long-term oral rehabilitation of EB patients with dental implants.
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Abstract Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of genetic conditions resulting in skin and mucosal membrane fragility. EB is characterised by chronic wounds and scarring, consequent functional limitations and high levels of pain. In its most severe forms, life expectancy is significantly foreshortened. PMID: 31587254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
Plectin is a giant multifunctional cytolinker protein (500 kDa) expressed in several tissues with essential roles in striated and smooth muscles, epithelia and nerve. It is a component of hemidesmosomes, desmosomes and focal adhesion contacts where it interacts with actin and intermediate filaments. Pathogenic variants in the PLEC1 gene lead to a group of diseases including epidermolysis bullosa (simplex ogna with or without muscular dystrophy, myasthenic syndrome, or pyloric atresia) and isolated limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
We report the morphological, ultrastructural and western blot analysis of 7 patients from six families carrying pathological variants in PLEC1: 3 with LGMD, 1 with LGMD+EB, 1 with EB+CMD and 2 with diffuse weakness. Skeletal muscle biopsies were performed in the seven patients; six adult patients (20 to 59 years of age; 3M/3F) and one female child (1 year old).
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an inherited skin fragility disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in COL7A1 encoding type VII collagen (C7), the major component of anchoring fibrils (AFs) that ensure dermal-epidermal adherence. From birth, RDEB patients endure lifelong skin and mucosal blistering with both local and systemic complications including aggressive metastatic squamous cell carcinomas (SCC).1 Currently, treatments are only symptomatic although clinical studies of novel therapeutics, including gene2 and cell3 therapies are emerging. One potential safety issue with suc...
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
Abeona Therapeutics announced that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on its planned Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating autologous cell therapy EB-101 in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Rhys has epidermolysis bullosa, a painful, life-limiting condition that has left him unable to walk.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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