Authors: Kendra E. Gilbertson, Hannah L. Jackson, Eric J. Dziuban, Stephanie L. Sherman, Elizabeth M. Berry-Kravis, Craig A. Erickson, and Rodolfo Valdez
Only one in four children and young adults with FXS met the physical activity guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which recommends children 6–17 years-old get one hour of physical activity every day, while adults need about 2.5 hours per week.
Slightly more than half of the children and young adults with FXS met the recommendation for an annual influenza vaccination.
Almost three out of four children and young adults with FXS met dental care guidance from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). The AAPD recommends children have their first dental exam at the time of their first tooth eruption, or by one year of age, followed by regular exams every six months for children and adults.
About nine out of 10 children and young adults with FXS received the recommended immunizations between birth and 18 years of age.
Why This Is Important
This research can help clinicians identify preventive care services that patients with FXS may need and focus on educating parents on reaching recommended preventative care objectives.
What Are the Next Steps
Published in Disability and Health Journal, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations presented FORWARD data on preventive services received by children and young adults with FXS. This research can help clinicians identify preventive care services that patients with FXS may need. This research helps examine the barriers to preventive care as well as further research to help identify vulnerable groups and access to services.
more research results
This study is important for later-diagnosed individuals as it creates successful predictive models that can identify cases five years earlier than clinical diagnosis.
Data from 8 unique studies speaks to the necessity of early identification of FXS, which leads to earlier, effective medical and non-medical interventions.
Your summary of the results, including why it matters to you and next steps, from the Dr. Liz Berry-Kravis and Tetra Therapeutics BPN14770 trial results published in Nature Medicine. This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-period crossover study.
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Jun Yi Wang and the study team out of the UC Davis MIND Institute are interested in learning more about the premutation carrier condition in relations to brain development and its impact on cognition. These mental processes impact the higher-level functions of the brain including language, learning new things, and making decisions.
Telehealth-Enabled Behavioral Treatment for Problem Behaviors in Boys With Fragile X Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr. Hall and his team at Stanford University are learning about potential behavioral treatments for problem behaviors. Previous research suggests that problem behaviors, like aggression, self-injury, and property destruction, may occur at higher rates in individuals with FXS.
A Genotype-Phenotype Study of High-Resolution FMR1 Nucleic Acid and Protein Analyses in Fragile X Patients with Neurobehavioral Assessments
We know that FMRP is expressed throughout our body, including our blood, tissues, and brain. Levels of FMRP in the blood of patients with FXS have been positively correlated with cognitive performance, specifically intelligence quotient and adaptive behavior.