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GENETIC STUDY FOR EMERY-DREIFUSS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Dr. Peter Kang is conducting a study on the genetic origins of various muscular dystrophies, including Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, and is open to enrolling subjects at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Participation will involve sharing medical records with the study team, as well as selected and optional donation of tissue samples. Blood and urine samples may be collected for the study, but the only muscle tissues to be collected will be samples already obtained as part of a clinical muscle biopsy.
Information discovered during the study cannot directly be reported to subjects and clinical care is not involved in the study, but genetic findings may be shared with clinical diagnostic laboratories to facilitate clinical confirmation of potentially relevant results.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Peter Kang at email@example.com or 352-273-8921.
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GENETIC TESTING - If you are in need of genetic testing please fill out this form. We are in the process of helping to arrange genetic testing for family members or those suspected of having EDMD. Please use the form to the right or on our genetic testing page to request information. Click here for details.
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GENETIC INFORMATION - Our new Genetics page provides detailed information on each currently known form of EDMD. Written by Dr. Howard J. Worman of Columbia Presbyterian in New York (USA) and provided by MedLink Neurology (www.medlink.com). Click here to access the new page or use the menu bar at the left.
NEW STUDY PAGE
Why do we need studies?
What are they for?
How is The International Foundation for Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy helping the community that we serve?
You are invited to participate in a research study examining the social and emotional aspects of living with Muscular Dystrophy as a young adult. This is a qualitative investigation that will require between 2 to 5 hours of your time.
The researcher is recruiting individuals with Muscular Dystrophy who meet the following criteria:
are between the ages of 18 and 29
physical symptoms become noticeable after age 9 (termed Juvenile Onset)
living with a slowly progressive form of the disease such as Limb Girdle, Distal, Becker’s, Facioscapulohumeral and Emery-Dreifuss (not the Duchenne or Congenital forms)
have been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy for at least one year prior to participation