obstructive sleep apnea

Nighttime respiratory problems may be more common in people with Friedreich's ataxia than in the general population, necessitating the need for regular screening

posted on June 4, 2013 - 11:49am
Results from a study conducted in Australia show that a nighttime respiratory problem called obstructive sleep apnea occurs more frequently in people with Friedreich's ataxia (FA) than in the general population.

Two companies will jointly develop a drug for type 1 myotonic dystrophy; UK survey responders say modafinil's benefits for MMD1-related sleepiness outweigh side effects

posted on July 11, 2012 - 6:00am
Type 1 myotonic dystrophy (MMD1, or DM1) and type 2 myotonic dystrophy (MMD2, or DM2) are complex, multisystem disorders caused by similar genetic flaws on chromosome 19 (MMD1) and chromosome 3 (MMD2). Treatments that target the underlying molecular causes of MMD1 and MMD2 are in development.