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Luft Disease


Presentation

  • The deleted mtDNAs that are present in massive amounts in Kearns-Sayre and Pearson syndromes are also present in much smaller amounts in the normal elderly; such deletions increase exponentially in long-lived tissues, such as muscle and brain.[columbia.edu]
  • It is now clear that mitochondrial DNA mutations underlie these conditions although there is not always a clear correlation between a particular mutation and clinical presentation. 4.[clinsci.org]
  • At the present accelerating pace of development of what may be called mitochondrial medicine, much more is likely to be achieved within the next few years.[pnas.org]
  • It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person. Disclaimer: Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.[whonamedit.com]
  • Of 10 in whom adequate retinal follow-up was possible, one showed marked progression, three suffered acute retinal haemorrhages, but longer term signs of improvement were considered to be present in all 9 [1].[diapedia.org]
Swelling
  • Later-stage Lyme can cause joint swelling, severe headaches, numbness, fatigue and heart palpitations.[aarp.org]
Pathologist
  • While not new, the theory was well formulated by the German pathologist Friedrich Henle (1809-85) who wrote in 1840: The material of contagions is not only an organic but a living one and is indeed endowed with a life of its own, which is, in relation[ph.ucla.edu]
Diarrhea
  • Role of enteral nutrition in the incidence of diarrhea among hospi- talized adult patients. Nutrition. 2008; 24(6):528-35. Jack L, Coyer F, Courtney M, Venkatesh B.[revistagastrocol.com]

Treatment

  • Edit there is no permanent cure for this disease the only type of treatment that can be given is symptomatic treatment the vitamin therapy given is in the form of Vitamins C, K, and E a high-caloric diet and protection from heat is recommended Diagnostic[luft-disease.wikia.com]
  • Treatment of the neuromuscular diseases has also un dergone dramatic change based on new discoveries in the fields of immunology and pharmacology.[books.google.com]
  • These results appear horrific to modern eyes, but the fact that people persevered with this treatment testifies to the dreadful prognosis of juvenile diabetes at that period.[diapedia.org]
  • Treatment: Diet supplementation with L-Carnitine.[specialneedshomeschooling.com]
  • The AMPK system continues to be investigated by all of the major pharmaceutical companies as they seek to develop improved treatments for these disorders. Its applications in cancer treatment are also currently being investigated.[lifesci.dundee.ac.uk]

Prognosis

  • The prognosis for MELAS is poor. Typically, the age of death is between 10 to 35 years, although some patients may live longer.[umdf.org]
  • The prognosis for MERRF varies widely depending on age of onset, type and severity of symptoms, organs involved, and other factors. Sources: Dr. Rolf Luft; The development of mitochondrial medicine.[specialneedshomeschooling.com]
  • These results appear horrific to modern eyes, but the fact that people persevered with this treatment testifies to the dreadful prognosis of juvenile diabetes at that period.[diapedia.org]

Etiology

  • Certain differences between the "coupling" data of Luft and ours and certain aspects of the "coupling" response to chloramphenicol remain unexplained, as does the ultimate etiology of the mitochondrial disease. FULL TEXT[annals.org]

Epidemiology

  • Clin Dysmorphol. 2006 Jul;15(3):175-7 Molecular diagnosis of retinoblastoma: molecular epidemiology and genetic counseling Alonso J, Palacios I, Gámez A, Camino I, Frayle H, Menéndez I, Kontic M, García-Miguel P, Sastre A, Abelairas J, Sarret E, Sabado[segcd.org]
  • Choosing a future for epidemiology: I. Eras and paradigms. American J of Public Health, 86(5), 668-673, 1996 Tesh SN. Miasma and "social factors" in disease causality: lessons from the Nineteenth Century.[ph.ucla.edu]
  • Clinical practice guide- lines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults: 2010 update by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).[revistagastrocol.com]
  • PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar Chinnery PF, Johnson MA, Wardell TM, et al (2000a) The epidemiology of pathogenic mitochondrial DNA mutations. Ann Neurol 48 : 188–193.[link.springer.com]
  • Epidemiology [ edit ] About 1 in 4,000 children in the United States will develop mitochondrial disease by the age of 10 years.[en.wikipedia.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • Emphasis has been placed on the diagnosis and management of these disorders rather than on their pathophysiology.[books.google.com]
  • Abstract Over the last three decades there has been a growing interest in mitochondrial pathophysiology.[link.springer.com]
  • Altered GI motility in critically ill patients: current understanding of pathophysiology, clinical impact, and diagnostic approach. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 2010;25(1):16-25. Montejo JC.[revistagastrocol.com]
  • "Mitochondrial modulators for bipolar disorder: A pathophysiologically informed paradigm for new drug development". Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 47 (1): 26–42. doi : 10.1177/0004867412449303. PMID 22711881.[en.wikipedia.org]

Prevention

  • Prevention Federal 6794725 Closed Clinical Services for World Trade Center Responders 2015-07-01T00:00:00 2016-06-30T00:00:00 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Federal 7665671 Closed Multi-Protein Recombinant Assay for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease[stonybrook.edu]
  • By influencing these proteins, we can prevent the onset and progression of the disease.[familjenerlingperssonsstiftelse.se]
  • Luft says those active outdoors should heed advice about preventing ticks by using insect repellant with 20 percent DEET, covering up arms, legs and head, and doing full body checks for ticks after being in wooded or grassy areas.[aarp.org]
  • Mechanisms, prevention, and management of diarrhea in enteral nutrition. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 2011,27(2):152–159. Barraud D, Blard C, Hein F, et al.[revistagastrocol.com]
  • About AMPK: The AMPK enzyme is switched on when energy levels in the cell fall, and drives processes which stimulate energy production, while preventing energy-consuming processes.[lifesci.dundee.ac.uk]

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