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Aug 1, 2014, 4:36 PM
Today's factoid is for those new to the community: The energy producing pathway known as the electron transport chain or respiratory chain, is embedded within...
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Jul 25, 2014, 4:57 PM
Many patients are told by non-mitochondrial disease doctors that there is no reason for gene testing.
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Jul 18, 2014, 4:59 PM
Mitochondrial disease is an umbrella heading that covers a multitude of sub-types of very specific
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Jul 15, 2014, 5:02 PM
Mitochondrial patients often have elevations of CPK, a muscle enzyme. Chronically elevated CPK levels are reflective of muscle disease and muscle breakdown.
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Jun 27, 2014, 5:04 PM
Urine organic acids screen for the presence or absence of specific compounds that can be found in mitochondrial and other metabolic disorders.
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Jun 20, 2014, 5:07 PM
Lactate is a naturally occurring by-product of normal body metabolism.
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Jun 6, 2012, 7:36 AM
Dr Kendall's article published in the special Mitochondrial issue of the Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry - Useful article for other physicians to understand recent changes to the mitochondrial field as new diagnostic technologies have come online.
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Nov 4, 2011, 12:00 PM
Discussion by Dr Fran Kendall from VMP in Atlanta, Georgia about testing and diagnosis, including current trends (and controversies) surrounding the process of identifying mitochondrial disorders.