What is an Aortic Aneurysm? Here are Symptoms, Risks and Treatments
They are more common than people may think. We talked to experts about the risks, symptoms and treatments (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Blum Tags: Aneurysms Aorta News and News Media Heart Marfan Syndrome Age, Chronological internal-storyline-no Source Type: news

What is the Current Classification for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
Discussion As with any potential problem there is a often a range from normal to abnormal and this is true for joint hypermobility. Generalized joint hypermobility is hypermobility in multiple joints with few or no other symptoms. Generalized hypermobility spectrum disorder (also known as joint hypermobility syndrome) has hypermobility along with other symptoms such as pain, reduced muscle strength, and decreased proprioception and balance. Other clinical entities with hypermobility include Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta. In the office, a 5-point questionnaire with 2 or more “yes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 5, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Doubling Up on Heart Drugs May Delay Aortic Damage From Marfan Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- BARCELONA -- Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and beta-blockers both reduced expansion of the aortic root in patients with Marfan syndrome, according to a meta-analysis, suggesting a likely benefit from combination therapy... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 29, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart disease: The disorder you may not notice until 'later in life' - Marfan syndrome
MARFAN syndrome is a genetic condition you are born with, but the condition may not become apparent until later on in life. Here is all you need to know. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Weight Should be Used in Strength Training?
Discussion The benefits of strength training includes improved performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation, improved cardiovascular fitness, improved bone mineral density, improved blood lipid profiles and mental health. The most common risk is injury and most of these “…occur on home equipment with unsafe behavior and unsupervised settings.” Children with a variety of health problems should be evaluated first including hypertension, congenital heart disease, previous use of cardiotoxic medication, seizures, obesity, and Marfan syndrome. Other counseling issues regarding strength training include di...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 20, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Physical Manifestations for Scoliosis in Marfan Syndrome Physical Manifestations for Scoliosis in Marfan Syndrome
Certain physical features may predict the progression of scoliosis in patients with Marfan syndrome. What are they?Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Marfan syndrome: The importance of diagnosis and treatment
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhibition of proteins activated by nitric oxide reverses aortic aneurysm in Marfan syndrome
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) Scientists at the he Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Centro de Biolog í a Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBM-CSIC-UAM have shown that elevated activity of proteins regulated by nitric oxide (NO) causes the aortic disease seen in Marfan Syndrome patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common are Aortic Aneurysms?
Discussion Aortic root dilatation or thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in 6:100,000 individuals > 50 years of age. It is due to aging, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking. Tertiary syphilis was a cause in the preantibiotic era. Pediatric aneurysms are very uncommon but the exact prevalence is different due to the various causes. Aneurysms are due to genetic disorders, congenital anomalies or post-surgical repair. In pediatric patients with sudden cardiac deaths, 5.4% are due to ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms. Learning Point Some causes of pediatric aneurysms include: Familial thoracic aneurysm and dissect...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Areas of the Physical Examination are Important in the Pre-participation Physical Examination?
Discussion Participation in organized or non-organized, recreational to elite sports activities can provide excellent recreational and leisure time activities and improve physical and mental health for participants. The Aspen Institute in 2018 reported that more kids are being physically active, more are trying different sports, and multisports play is increasing rather than strict specialization. Unfortunately they note that there is an economic inequality with children from lower-socioeconomic circumstances playing less organized sports. About 70% of children and youth participate in an individual or team sport, but unfo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Marfan Syndrome
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents tell of saving their son from a condition which blights their daughter
Jeremy Norton, from Wigston, Leicestershire, has Marfan syndrome, where the connective tissue throughout the body is too fragile. As a result, the walls of the aorta can become weakened. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Marfan syndrome
Learn more about Marfan syndrome. Other health tip infographics:mayoclinichealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news