MASS syndrome

Common Name(s)

MASS syndrome, Mitral valve prolapse, aortic enlargement, skin and skeletal findings, MASS Phenotype

MASS (mitral valve prolapse, aortic enlargement, skin and skeletal findings) syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene. Connective tissue is the material between the cells of the body that gives tissues form and strength. Symptoms include mitral valve prolapse, nearsightedness, borderline and non-progressive aortic enlargement, and skin and skeletal findings that overlap with those seen in Marfan syndrome. Treatment is based on the individualÕs symptoms.
 

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The terms "MASS syndrome" returned 162 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combined effect of body mass index and body size perception on metabolic syndrome in South Korea: results of the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (2010-2012).
 

Author(s): Sook Hee Yoon, Kyu-Tae Han, Sun Jung Kim, Tae Yong Sohn, Byungyool Jeon, Woorim Kim, Eun-Cheol Park

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Body mass index (BMI) has been used as an indirect predictor for the risk of metabolic syndrome. However, there are challenges in evaluating the risk of metabolic syndrome using BMI in certain parts of the world. Therefore, it is worth exploring additional factors that could supplement ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2015

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Body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and metabolic syndrome as predictors of middle-aged men's health.
 

Author(s): Jung Hyun Park, In-Chang Cho, Yoo Seok Kim, Soon Ki Kim, Seung Ki Min, So Shin Kye

Journal: Korean J Urol. 2015 May;56(5):386-92.

 

There is no reported evidence for an anthropometric index that might link obesity to men's sexual health. We evaluated the ability of an anthropometric index and the symptom scores of five widely used questionnaires to detect men's health problems. We determined the predictive abilities ...

Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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Association between short sleep and body mass index, hypertension among acute coronary syndrome patients in coronary care unit.
 

Author(s): Elham Sepahvand, Rostam Jalali, Maryam Mirzaei, Marzieh Kargar Jahromi

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Patients with coronary diseases admitted to special care unit often suffer from sleep disorders, which may cause physiological changes and adversely affect patient's health. The relationship between sleep disorders and obesity is an important factor in studies on sleep disorders and ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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The terms "MASS syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recurrent intracardiac mass in a pregnant woman with antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): V Matos, B Pinheiro, P Maia, H Leite, A Coelho, A Fernandes

Journal: Acta Med Port. 1994 Dec;7 Suppl 1():S56-60.

 

Clinical manifestations of the antiphospholipid syndrome result from thromboembolic phenomena that occur in all vascular territories. Cardiac manifestations frequently associated with this syndrome include valvular and myocardial lesions. We present a case report of primary antiphospholipid ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 1995

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Aortopathy in Persons With Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Turner and Marfan Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Turner Syndrome; Bicuspid Aortic Valve; Marfan Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2015

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Development of a Blood Test for Marfan Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Marfan Syndrome; Marfan Related Disorders; Control Subjects

 

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Last Updated: 8 Jun 2010

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