Update on Mito Treatment Approaches

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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.

Date: 11/06/2009
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