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Update on Mitochondrial Disease Treatment Approaches

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An update on mitochondrial disease treatment options (click title for article pdf), with Dr. Irina Anselm from Children's Hospital Boston

Dr. Irina Anselm

Dr. Anselm is a member of MitoAction's medical advisory committee and practices in Child Neurology at Children's Hospital Boston.  Her research is focused on clinical presentation of children with mitochondrial disorders and their response to therapy with different medications and vitamins/ supplements.

Dr. Anselm is currently participating in several clinical research studies. She is a co-investigator in a study using Dichloroacetate (DCA) to treat children with lactic academia. She sees children enrolled in the protocol when they are admitted to CH for DCA initiation and follows them in the Mitochondrial Program while they are being maintained on the DCA. Dr. Anselm also is Principal Investigator in a study entitled "Indirect calorimetry and nutritional assessment in patients with mitochondrial disorders." Children enrolled in this study undergo evaluation of their resting energy expenditure by indirect calorimetry and nutritional assessment. They also undergo metabolic evaluation by measurement of the levels of micronutrients/vitamins in their blood. Dr. Anselm also is involved in a multicenter study of patients with Angelman syndrome.


Dr. Anselm is co-author on a new (November 2009) article which addresses vitamin/supplement therapy and other proposed treatment options for patients with mitochondrial disease. Join us this month to hear from Dr. Anselm about research and the collective opinion of several mitochondrial disease specialists from around the country about modern treatment options.

Irina Anselm received her MD from St. Petersburg Pediatric Medical Academy. She completed internship and residency at UMASS Medical Center and fellowship in child neurology at Floating Hospital for Children at the New England Medical Center.

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Friday November 6th, 2009

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