The pandemic caused by the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), beginning in early 2020, had an impact beyond anything experienced in recent history. It is important to understand how this pandemic era has impacted school-aged children with FXS so that we may continue to successfully navigate the changes that come with living through a pandemic and to understand what we can improve in the case of a future pandemic.
Exploring Parents’ Concerns Regarding Long-Term Support and Living Arrangements for Their Children with Fragile X Syndrome
Given the limited data regarding future planning specific to individuals with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and the growing population of this community, this study sought to explore the concerns and challenges caregivers of individuals affected by FXS encounter when considering long-term support plans.
Long-Term Follow-Up of Telehealth-Enabled Behavioral Treatment for Challenging Behaviors in Boys with Fragile X Syndrome
This study showed the significant impact that behavioral treatments can have on rates of challenging behaviors commonly exhibited by boys with FXS, particularly when parents are coached to implement the intervention with their child via telehealth.
Some caregivers and parents of individuals with FXS have given CBD supplements to the individuals they care for and learning about their insights and experiences is important. This was the first study to learn more about their observations and opinions regarding CBD to treat FXS.
Observable Symptoms of Anxiety in Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome: Parent and Caregiver Perspectives
Most individuals with FXS cannot state themselves that they are anxious and self-report is needed in current standardized assessments. The information analyzed in this study will result in the development of a measure where observable and quantifiable data on anxiety in those with FXS can become an outcome measure to be used in future research/trials.
This is the first time that Fragile X premutation carriers have been tracked in a longitudinal study. This study provides evidence for early markers of FXTAS that may be helpful in eventually identifying the best candidates for early, preventive intervention.
The International Fragile X Premutation Registry: Building a Resource for Research and Clinical Trial Readiness
The first published publication from the International Fragile X Premutation Registry Advisory Committee. This International Fragile X Premutation Registry is an important first step and can serve as a useful tool for clinicians and researchers in the field.
Thanks to The European Fragile X Network, FMR1 now stands for fragile X messenger ribonucleoprotein 1, removing the reference to “mental retardation” which has long been outdated in common vernacular.
Being able to identify and diagnose possible nervous system disorders by detecting gait problems 15 to 20 years before their clinical diagnosis could help advance treatment development and quality of life.
Prodromal Markers of Upper Limb Deﬁcits in FMR1 Premutation Carriers and Quantitative Outcome Measures for Future Clinical Trials in FXTAS
This system could potentially predict FXTAS onset in premutation carriers who are not showing signs of FXTAS on a neurological exam.
While there is promise for future treatments, utilizing this iPSC brain organoid model for future treatment development could prove to be successful.
Trajectories of Change in the Behavioral and Health Phenotype of Adolescents and Adults with Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disability: Longitudinal Trends Over a Decade
This study shines a light on the need for better long-term support and care planning for individuals with Fragile X syndrome.
Raising Knowledge and Awareness of Fragile X Syndrome in Serbia, Georgia, and Colombia: A Model for Other Developing Countries?
Raising knowledge and awareness of Fragile X syndrome to medical professionals leads to direct benefits for families and individuals.
The aim of this study was to determine parents’ main priorities for clinical trials, at a time when the clinical trial opportunities are on the rise.
This study is important for later-diagnosed individuals as it creates successful predictive models that can identify cases five years earlier than clinical diagnosis.