Gaucher disease

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Gaucher disease

Gaucher disease refers to a group of inherited conditions that affect many organs and tissues in the body. Signs and symptoms vary widely among affected individuals. There are different types of this condition: Gaucher disease perinatal lethal, Gaucher disease type 1, Gaucher disease type 2, and Gaucher disease type 3. Gaucher disease type 1 is the most common form of this condition. Gaucher disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is caused by mutations in the GBA gene.
 

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, Inc.

The mission of the National-Tay Sachs & Allied Diseases Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases and to support affected families and individuals in leading fuller lives.

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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The National Gaucher Foundation, Inc.

In addition to raising millions of dollars to support and promote research towards the cause, treatments and a cure for Gaucher disease, the NGF's mission is to provide assistance and resources to families and individuals who are affected by the disease. To meet the ever-increasing needs of the Gaucher community, the NGF provides a wide range of financial, educational, legislative, mentor and outreach programs for families and individuals with Gaucher disease.

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gaucher disease" for support, advocacy or research.

Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, Inc.

The mission of the National-Tay Sachs & Allied Diseases Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases and to support affected families and individuals in leading fuller lives.

http://www.ntsad.org

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

http://www.pediatricbrainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

http://www.stopcaidnow.org

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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The National Gaucher Foundation, Inc.

In addition to raising millions of dollars to support and promote research towards the cause, treatments and a cure for Gaucher disease, the NGF's mission is to provide assistance and resources to families and individuals who are affected by the disease. To meet the ever-increasing needs of the Gaucher community, the NGF provides a wide range of financial, educational, legislative, mentor and outreach programs for families and individuals with Gaucher disease.

http://www.gaucherdisease.org

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gaucher disease" returned 349 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Erlenmeyer flask deformity of the femur in Gaucher disease].
 

Author(s): Faten Frikha, Zouhir Bahloul

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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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Evaluation of Bone Marrow Infiltration in Non-Neuropathic Gaucher Disease Patients with Use of Whole-Body MRI--A Retrospective Data Analysis.
 

Author(s): K Laudemann, L Moos, K E Mengel, A Lollert, J Reinke, M Brixius-Huth, D Wagner, C Düber, G Staatz

Journal: Rofo. 2015 Dec;187(12):1093-8.

 

To evaluate whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) for the assessment of bone marrow infiltration in patients with confirmed Gaucher disease type 1 under long-term enzyme replacement therapy (ERT).

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2015

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Switching from imiglucerase to miglustat for the treatment of French patients with Gaucher disease type 1: a case series.
 

Author(s): Christine Serratrice, Laure Swiader, Jacques Serratrice

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Gaucher disease is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme β-glucocerebrosidase. Treatment with enzyme replacement therapy has been available for the past two decades but, although effective, enzyme replacement therapy can be delivered only by intravenous infusion every other week. ...

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2015

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The terms "Gaucher disease" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gaucher disease. Unusual presentation and mini-review.
 

Author(s): Tamer M Rizk, Rafiu O Ariganjoye, Gihad I Alsaeed

Journal: Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2015 Jul;20(3):271-6.

 

We aim to describe an 8-year-old boy with an unusual clinical presentation of Gaucher disease (GD). Gaucher disease is a progressive lysosomal storage disorder due to deficiency of the specific enzyme glucocerebrosidase with varying clinical features, but often involving the monocytes-macrophages ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Pathogenesis of Bone Alterations in Gaucher Disease: The Role of Immune System.
 

Author(s): Juan Marcos Mucci, Paula Rozenfeld

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2015 ;2015():192761.

 

Gaucher, the most prevalent lysosomal disorder, is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder due to a deficiency of glucocerebrosidase. Glucocerebrosidase deficiency leads to the accumulation of glucosylceramide primarily in cells of mononuclear-macrophage lineage. Clinical alterations ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2015

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Gaucher disease: a lysosomal neurodegenerative disorder.
 

Author(s): W J Huang, X Zhang, W W Chen

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Apr;19(7):1219-26.

 

Gaucher disease is a multisystemic disorder that affects men and woman in equal numbers and occurs in all ethnic groups at any age with racial variations and an estimated worldwide incidence of 1/75,000. It is caused by a genetic deficient activity of the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

The Effect of Velaglucerase Alfa (Vpriv) on Skeletal Development in Pediatric Gaucher Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gaucher Disease Type 1; Gaucher Disease Type 3

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2015

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Miglustat on Gaucher Disease Type IIIB
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gaucher Disease

 

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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Thrombocytopathy in Gaucher Disease Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gaucher Disease; Thrombocytopathy

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2011

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