Friedreichs ataxia Treatment

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Friedreichs ataxia Treatment Currently, there is a treatment approved in Canada called idebenone. This prescription medicine is also under regulatory review in the European Union and Switzerland. In both the United States and in Europe there are two Phase III clinical trials on-going with idebenone. As of 2009 the FDA has denied the distribution of idebenone in the United States and has discontinued the clinical trials. A person suffering from Friedreich's Ataxia may require some surgical interventions (mainly for the spine and heart). Often a metal rod is inserted in the spine to help prevent or slow the progression of scoliosis. As progression of ataxia occurs, assistive devices such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair are required for mobility and independence. Other assistive technology, such as a standing frame, can help reduce the secondary complications of prolonged use of a wheelchair. In many cases, patients experience significant heart conditions as well. These conditions, fortunately, are
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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