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Jun 15, 2020

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All our news is available in this section of our website. However, if you would like to see those pieces included in our Spring 2020 paper newsletter all in one handy place, you can download the newsletter here. Just click on the following link:
Jun 11, 2020

Gastrointestinal Disturbances in Marfan syndrome

A significant proportion of patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) have gastrointestinal disturbances constituting irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A recent St George's Hospital student project found that MFS patients suffer more with IBS than the general population.…
Jun 10, 2020

Dr Child's Casebook: Gut Feelings

The fourth instalment of Dr Child’s Casebook sees our Medical Director encounter an unusual ramification of Marfan syndrome: serious, long-standing irritable bowel syndrome which cannot be controlled with diet and medication. Q: My…
Jun 4, 2020

Marfan Trust Collaborates with Cambridge University

Frozen skin cell samples donated in the past by Marfan syndrome patients with known gene mutations, are being wakened up to test new medications in the laboratory. The purpose of this study is to create stem cells from fibroblasts in the skin. Background 
Jun 3, 2020

Dr Child's (COVID) Casebook – Back To School Special

As we gingerly ease our way back into the world, schools are leading the way, with Reception, Years 1 and 6 returning on 1 June. This presents a logistical conundrum for many, none more so than those with underlying health symptoms, as we discovered when a teacher recently wrote to Dr…
May 27, 2020

Dr Child's Pain Management Casebook

Our new weekly theme continues apace as Dr Child counsels from her ‘remote’ consulting room, responding to our busier-than-ever helpline. Of the many conundrums confronted over the past week she has chosen to present a consultation on pain and pain management. Pain is an unfortunate symptom…