Category: Medical

World Osteoporosis Day

Read PWSA | USA Clinical Advisory Board's full Consensus Statement Here. Wednesday, October 20th is recognized as World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis is a condition that commonly impacts individuals living with Prader-Willi syndrome, and is typically diagnosed in adolescence and adulthood. The cause(s) of the osteoporosis is not totally clear, but it is thought to be...

Summary of a Streamlined Molecular Diagnostic Approach for Prader-Willi and Other Related Syndromes

Written by: Merlin G. Butler, MD, PhD Historically, to confirm the diagnosis and molecular genetic classes in Prader Willi syndrome (PWS) required a stepwise approach using multiple methods needing more time and resources. Due to advances in genetic testing and availability of multiple analytical methodologies, a streamlined approach was developed and reported by Strom et...

Soleno Therapeutics Announces Positive Data Showing Continued Significant Improvements in Symptoms of PWS following One Year Treatment with DCCR

(Soleno Therapeutics Press Release) Statistically significant reduction in hyperphagia and all other PWS behavioral parameters in Study C602 Statistically significant improvements compared to natural history of PWS from the PATH for PWS Study On track for data submission to the FDA in Q3 2021 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Soleno Therapeutics,...

FDA Grants Priority Review for Levo Therapeutics’ New Drug Application for LV-101 (Intranasal Carbetocin) for the Treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome

Read Levo Therapeutic, Inc.’s Full Article HERE. CHICAGO, IL, July 6, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Levo Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to using genetic insights to advance treatments for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and related disorders, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its New Drug Application (NDA) for review and...

Sleep Disturbances in Prader-Willi Syndrome

Sleep health is essential for everyone; it is just as important to take care of ourselves as parents and caregivers as it is for those living with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). We understand that disordered sleep has implications for cognitive outcomes, mental and physical health, and work and school performance. Sleep disturbances can occur from many...

Statement from Members of the Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) Regarding People with PWS and COVID-19 Immunization  

The types of vaccines now available against COVID-19 use mRNA technology.  This type of vaccine has been under development for many years and, unlike other immunizations, does not place a weak or inactive germ into the body, but instead teaches cells in our body to make an immune response that then produces antibodies which provide protection if...

Harmony Biosciences Enrolls First Patient in Phase 2 Trial Evaluating Pitolisant For Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA and CHICAGO, IL, December 15, 2020 — Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc. (“Harmony”) (Nasdaq: HRMY), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative therapies for patients living with rare neurological disorders who have unmet medical needs, today announced the first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 2 trial evaluating the safety...

Holidays and PWS Food Security

Food Security: Planning for the Holidays, Family Gatherings and Parties Holidays, family gatherings, parties and FOOD go hand in hand. With thoughtful planning and proactive preparation, these events can be successful, healthy experiences for everyone. It’s important that everyone is prepared and knows the game plan. Without a plan, the person with PWS may experience...

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