Libby Wood

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Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) is a rare inherited neuromuscular disease estimated to affect 1/15,000 people. Through basic research, remarkable progress has been made towards the development of targeted therapies. Patient identification, through registries or other means is essential for trial-readiness. The UK FSHD Patient Registry is a patient(More)
The treatment of isolated ulnar fractures remains controversial, with different authors recommending both surgical and non-surgical management. We undertook a systematic review of the current literature in order to assess whether any conclusions can be drawn. A total of 33 series involving 1876 patients were identified as suitable for analysis. Data from(More)
INTRODUCTION In light of recent evidence indicating that cancer is part of the myotonic dystrophy (DM) phenotype, we assessed the prevalence of benign and malignant tumors among 220 patients enrolled in the UK Myotonic Dystrophy Patient Registry and evaluated factors associated with their development. METHODS A survey was distributed to collect tumor(More)
The United Kingdom (UK) Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD) Patient Registry launched in May 2013. Funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and supported by the TREAT-NMD Alliance. This patient driven registry collects the internationally agreed core dataset, an outcome of an ENMC Workshop held in 2010 [1], through a novel online portal(More)
Two reproductive strategies were used in the management of a patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) breeding colony. The first strategy involved placement of all animals into one-male harem units for breeding, parturition, and infant rearing. The second strategy involved a reduction in the number of males, movement of pregnant females to individual cages, and(More)
Understand the occurrence and predictors of respiratory impairment in FSHD. Data from 100 FSHD patients was collected regarding demographics, genetics, respiratory status and pulmonary function tests, clinical manifestations and Clinical Severity Scale (CSS) scores. Patients were assigned to two severity groups using CSS: mild (scores <3.5) and(More)
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most frequent muscular dystrophy worldwide with complex, multi-systemic, and progressively worsening symptoms. There is currently no treatment for this inherited disorder and research can be challenging due to the rarity and variability of the disease. The UK Myotonic Dystrophy Patient Registry is a patient(More)
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