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Quality of Life and CMT Research

Did you know that 95% of clinical trials fail? There are multiple causes, most related to efficacy or safety, which obviously can be harmful and risky for patients. The risk-reward of enrolling in trials is a judgment call based on the devastating effects of disease related to quality of life (QoL) or life-threatening disease. With CMT, the risk-reward is more of a challenging question for many, as CMT in most cases is non-fatal.

Help us answer questions that your doctors and the CMT Research Community aren’t too sure about.

Did you know that you can become part of a community in therapy development and further research for all forms of CMT and inherited neuropathies? The mission of the Global Registry for Inherited neuropathies (GRIN) is to collect clinical and genetic information from patients with ALL forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and other related rare and ultra rare inherited neuropathies.

New Study on CMT Type 2B

If we are to learn more about CMT and the effectiveness of rehabilitation it is worth asking the patient and their caregiver. A recent Italian study by Padua et al recently described a survey of CMT patients and caregivers and their perspectives and perceptions of rehabilitation efficacy and needs.

Grace’s Courage Crusade Brunch 2013

A bright, crisp day greeted supporters of Grace’s Courage Crusade as they gathered to enjoy brunch by the beach with breathtaking views at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport, RI. Following the amazing buffet spread, the crowd got intense over a dessert auction that offered tempting sweets and goodies provided by local businesses.

Hot off the press

Some recent papers on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease go to show that we are steadily and impressively peeling back the complexity of the biology even though it is a relatively common rare disease with several thousand publications on it.

HNF-WVU-NIOSH Study update:

We are pleased to update our readers on the progress of the WVU-NIOSH study, “A Bi-Directional Translational Model of Exercise Training in the Treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease”

Dr. Robert Baloh Answers Our Questions About iPS Cell Research

Big news is happening on a cellular level at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Regenerative Medicine Institute in Los Angeles, CA.  Robert H. Baloh, MD PhD, Director of Neuromuscular Medicine, in conjunction with Patrick D. Lyden, MD Neurology Dept. Chair, and Clive Svendsen, PhD, Institute Director, are studying disorders that start in nerve cells. 



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