Earlier this year M4RD helped Childhood Tumour Trust (CTT) search for a doctor to attend the International Neurofibromatosis Conference in San Francisco this September. The successful applicant would also join CTT’s medical board as a volunteer medical advisor and represent the charity for at least two years. The M4RD team were excited to help CTT plan and […]
The latest from the silvertooth team
Medics4RareDiseases registered as a UK charity who’s object is the relief of sickness and preservation of health of those suffering from rare diseases.
The most common of the Neurofibromatoses, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a condition that leads to tumors growing on nerves alongside effects on other organs. It affects approximately 1 in 2700 births, and can be due to autosomal dominant inheritance from the parents or new mutations in the gene NF1 in the affected child.
Time for a little Rheumatology revision. In this article Dr Mariam Al-Attar, one of our M4RD Clinical Ambassadors, explains why she’s interested in Rheumatology. Plus you can have a look at a revision tool that she has created about small vessel vasculitis. Thank you to Mariam and the lovely team at Vasculitis UK who she […]
History, Examination, Investigation, Diagnosis…?
I must admit that, until recently, I hadn’t really given much thought to the issues surrounding rare diseases. When studying for exams, I dutifully learnt what I thought were all the steps in managing various conditions.
Medics4RareDiseases are excited to announce the launch of their new research project: The M4RD Red Flags Survey. The purpose of the survey is to find out what different rare diseases have in common during the time before diagnosis, a period often called ‘the diagnostic odyssey’. We need all UK based patient groups to take part. Read more to find out how…