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Prader-Willi Syndrome Archives

Novel treatment for Prader-Willi syndrome being tested at VUMC

Sep. 4, 2019—A novel treatment for Prader-Willi syndrome, one of the most common genetic causes of obesity, may improve the insatiable hunger that patients with the disorder experience.

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Prader-Willi Clinic establishes new guidelines for treatment

May. 22, 2019—A comprehensive, multidisciplinary Prader-Willi Clinic at Vanderbilt is setting standards for the care of patients with the complex genetic disorder.

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Prader-Willi Clinic helps coordinate complex care

Sep. 13, 2018—For nearly one year, Mary Howard spent hours driving from her home in Columbia, Kentucky, to get medical care for her youngest child, Emily. That all ended when she heard about the comprehensive, multidisciplinary Prader-Willi Clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Children’s Hospital opens comprehensive Prader-Willi syndrome clinic

Jan. 8, 2018—A comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic serving patients with Prader-Willi syndrome recently opened at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. It is characterized by the inability to achieve satiety, developmental delays and intellectual disability, short stature, behavioral concerns, sleep...

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Discovery sheds new light on Angelman, Prader-Willi syndromes

Dec. 22, 2016—A mutation associated with epilepsy and autism also is responsible for a “pale eye” trait in two rare genetic disorders, Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome, neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported this week.

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Growth hormone for Prader-Willi

Aug. 25, 2016—Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome who received growth hormone treatment had cognitive advantages compared to untreated patients.

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