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

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
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TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
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Start : Aug 2016
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Denver TMAU Test Lab survey click here
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USA survey for anyone who wants to improve Denver TMAU test

begun : Dec22
end : no ending for now

A trainee genetic counselor is working at the Denver TMAU test lab. Probably as part of her training. As a project she wishes feedback on any aspect of the Denver TMAU test and process. You can fill in the survey and/or email her (email address is in survey). It's meant for USA people, but perhaps others can give their view too (as we have so few opportunities).

quote from her rareconnect post

"Hello all! I wanted to make you aware of a research study being conducted to better understand the experience and needs of individuals with trimethylaminuria with a goal of being able to create improved patient and healthcare provider education materials. Any participation is completely voluntary and all responses remain confidential. Feel free to use the contact information within the link with any questions or share the survey with others with TMAU."

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Online help is vital for rare disease odor sufferers

rare diseases are strikingly similar: on average 7 years to get a diagnosis, lack of specialists, being labelled a hypochondriac, no effective treatments available, and not recognized or understood very well by society.
Tania Tirraoro started the blog, SPECIAL NEEDS JUNGLE, to help parents “who are entering the jungle of special needs education.” In this blog, she shares her experiences as she advocated for her two sons with special needs.

On September 27, 2013, Robert Pleticha, the Online Communities Manager for RareConnect, and columnist for Special Needs Jungle (SNJ) wrote a post in this blog, Why online help is vital for people living with a rare disease you can only smell. In this article about living with Trimethylaminuria, Rob depicts the detrimental psycho-social impact this condition has on sufferers, since TMAU tends to first appear in adolescence, a crucial stage of a person's development.

Rob presents statistics provided by EURORDIS that depicts why TMAU is considered a rare disease.

About rare diseases

A disease is defined as rare in Europe when it affects less than 1 in 2000 people. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients in the EU, and another touch as many as 245,000. (Source: EURORDIS) Due to under diagnosis and misdiagnosis, we really can’t be sure of the number of people living with many rare diseases. We think of rare diseases as disparate conditions with names like: Epidermolysis bullosa, Dravet syndrome, or Familial Mediterranean fever. But the challenges people living with some of the 6,000 rare diseases are strikingly similar: on average 7 years to get a diagnosis, lack of specialists, being labelled a hypochondriac, no effective treatments available, and not recognized or understood very well by society.
By Robert Pleticha, September 27, 2013

Thanks, Rob, for presenting our case.


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