Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Study: Classical EDS Diagnosis Requires Full Clinical, Genetic Exam

“A correct diagnosis of [classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or] cEDS is not always straightforward,” researchers in Belgium concluded in a new study, in which the scientists urged that anyone suspected of having this type of the rare connective tissue disorder undergo a complete clinical examination, followed by genetic testing. Such testing…

Opioid‐free Anesthesia Found to Improve Pain Control After Surgery

People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) who undergo surgery to fix joint problems experience less pain when given opioid-free anesthesia and post-surgery pain management, a study reports. The study, “Opioid-free anesthesia for patients with joint hypermobility syndrome undergoing craneo-cervical fixation: a case-series study focused on anti-hyperalgesic approach,”…

Rare Dental Lesions Found in Young Girl with EDS

A young girl diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) exhibited a rare case of so-called odontogenic keratocysts — benign cystic lesions characterized by aggressive growth — in her jaw, according to a case report. The report highlights the importance of an interdisciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment of such complex…