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MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
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"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
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TMAU Petition world
TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
USA : Moveon open
TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

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Return cut-off date : passed
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MEBO Research Clinical Trials

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NCT03582826 - Ongoing not recruiting
Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)
United States 2018 - ongoing

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Exploratory Study of Relationships Between Malodor and Urine Metabolomics
Canada and United States 2016 - ongoing

NCT03451994 - Completed
Exploratory Study of Volatile Organic Compounds in Alveolar Breath
United Kingdom and United States 2013 - ongoing

NCT02692495 - Completed
Evaluation of Potential Screening Tools for Metabolic Body Odor and Halitosis
United Kingdom 2009 - 2012

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Karen gets the Royal College of General Practitioners to take note of TMAU

Karen James has been boldly leading a one-woman campaign to raise awareness of systemic body odors and halitosis, especially among the medical professional community. Karen is the lady who eloquently told about her TMAU on the popular British mid-morning TV show that is shown here on youtube.

Karen has continued the campaign to raise awareness and looks to have made an inroad with the British medical system. It now seems possible that GP's in the UK may be taught about trimethylaminuria, if the curriculum board decides to add it to their training program.

Also there is the possibility of an article about TMAU and systemic body odors/halitosis in the main medical journal for GP's in the UK : The British Medical Journal.

You can read more about Karen's reply from the Royal College of General Practitioners Curriculum Development Group below (posted with her permission)

Karen was informed that her email had been forwarded to the editor of InnovAiT, the journal for GP trainees, to suggest that they might include something about TMAU in a future issue.

They also suggested she might like to offer her story to publications such as the BMJ (which has a ‘Patient’s Views’ section) and British Journal of General Practice to raise awareness of this rare condition.


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