Rett syndrome

Common Name(s)

Rett syndrome

Rett syndrome is a childhood disorder characterized by normal early development followed by loss of purposeful use of the hands, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain and head growth, abnormal walk (gait), seizures, and mental retardation. It affects females almost exclusively.
 

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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International Foundation for CDKL5 Research

To lead the way in finding a cure and treatments for CDKL5 disorder by funding global research efforts and increasing awareness while enhancing the quality of life for those affected by CDKL5 disorder, by providing information, programs, and services.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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International Rett Syndrome Foundation

The core mission of the IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services.

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

http://www.cnsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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International Foundation for CDKL5 Research

To lead the way in finding a cure and treatments for CDKL5 disorder by funding global research efforts and increasing awareness while enhancing the quality of life for those affected by CDKL5 disorder, by providing information, programs, and services.

http://www.CDKL5.com

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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International Rett Syndrome Foundation

The core mission of the IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services.

http://www.rettsyndrome.org

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013

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General Resources

News and Media Center at IRSF

Current IRSF communications: IRSF General and Research Flash Rett Gazette Newsletters

Updated 18 Mar 2013

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Rett Syndrome Handbook

Rett Syndrome Handbook, 2nd edition.

Updated 18 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Rett syndrome" returned 187 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Clinical features and MECP2 mutations in children with Rett syndrome].
 

Author(s): Pei-Wei Zhao, Xue-Lian He, Jun Lin, Ge-Fei Wu, Xin Yue, Bo Bi, Jia-Sheng Hu, Zhi-Sheng Liu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Apr;16(4):393-6.

 

To study the clinical features and mutations in methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene among children with classical Rett syndrome in China.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary assessment of efficacy of mecasermin (recombinant human IGF-1) for the treatment of Rett syndrome.
 

Author(s): Omar S Khwaja, Eugenia Ho, Katherine V Barnes, Heather M O'Leary, Luis M Pereira, Yaron Finkelstein, Charles A Nelson, Vanessa Vogel-Farley, Geneva DeGregorio, Ingrid A Holm, Umakanth Khatwa, Kush Kapur, Mark E Alexander, Deirdre M Finnegan, Nicole G Cantwell, Alexandra C Walco, Leonard Rappaport, Matt Gregas, Raina N Fichorova, Michael W Shannon, Mriganka Sur, Walter E Kaufmann

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2014 Mar;111(12):4596-601.

 

Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder mainly affecting females and is associated with mutations in MECP2, the gene encoding methyl CpG-binding protein 2. Mouse models suggest that recombinant human insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) (rhIGF1) (mecasermin) ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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Effects of ω-3 PUFAs supplementation on myocardial function and oxidative stress markers in typical Rett syndrome.
 

Author(s): Silvia Maffei, Claudio De Felice, Pierpaolo Cannarile, Silvia Leoncini, Cinzia Signorini, Alessandra Pecorelli, Barbara Montomoli, Stefano Lunghetti, Lucia Ciccoli, Thierry Durand, Roberto Favilli, Joussef Hayek

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2014 ;2014():983178.

 

Rett syndrome (RTT) is a devastating neurodevelopmental disorder with a 300-fold increased risk rate for sudden cardiac death. A subclinical myocardial biventricular dysfunction has been recently reported in RTT by our group and found to be associated with an enhanced oxidative stress ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Rett syndrome" returned 50 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessment and management of nutrition and growth in Rett syndrome.
 

Author(s): Helen Leonard, Madhur Ravikumara, Gordon Baikie, Nusrat Naseem, Carolyn Ellaway, Alan Percy, Suzanne Abraham, Suzanne Geerts, Jane Lane, Mary Jones, Katherine Bathgate, Jenny Downs,

Journal: J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.. 2013 Oct;57(4):451-60.

 

We developed recommendations for the clinical management of poor growth and weight gain in Rett syndrome through evidence review and the consensus of an expert panel of clinicians.

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2013

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Evaluation of current pharmacological treatment options in the management of Rett syndrome: from the present to future therapeutic alternatives.
 

Author(s): Christopher A Chapleau, Jane Lane, Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Alan K Percy

Journal: Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Nov;8(4):358-69.

 

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a large family of conditions of genetic or environmental origin that are characterized by deficiencies in cognitive and behavioral functions. The therapeutic management of individuals with these disorders is typically complex and is limited to the ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2013

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Isoprostanes and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal: markers or mediators of disease? Focus on Rett syndrome as a model of autism spectrum disorder.
 

Author(s): Cinzia Signorini, Claudio De Felice, Thierry Durand, Camille Oger, Jean-Marie Galano, Silvia Leoncini, Alessandra Pecorelli, Giuseppe Valacchi, Lucia Ciccoli, Joussef Hayek

Journal: Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2013 ;2013():343824.

 

Lipid peroxidation, a process known to induce oxidative damage to key cellular components, has been implicated in several diseases. Following three decades of explorations mainly on in vitro models reproducible in the laboratories, lipid peroxidation has become increasingly relevant ...

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Treatment of Rett Syndrome With Recombinant Human IGF-1
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rett Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014

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Placebo Controlled Trial of Dextromethorphan in Rett Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rett Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 29 May 2014

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Osteoporosis in RETT Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: RETT Syndrome With Proven MECP2 Mutation

 

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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