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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,”…

Suspected vEDS Case Reveals Rare Bone Formation in Lungs

A man required close monitoring after developing suspected vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) associated with diffuse pulmonary ossification, a rare condition characterized by bone formation in the lungs, a case study reports. Although no disease-causing mutations were detected in genetic testing, the serious complications…

Virtual Events on Tap Globally for May, EDS and HSD Awareness Month

Scores of virtual events are on tap for global EDS and HSD Awareness Month, observed each May. The activities are focused on heightening awareness of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders, and the individuals they affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide are invited to perform “acts of awareness,”  flood…

Aytu BioPharma Acquires License to Develop DB102 for vEDS

Aytu BioPharma has acquired the option to license DB102 (enzastaurin), an investigational anti-tumor therapy with the potential to treat vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or vEDS. Denovo Biopharma, which holds worldwide rights to DB102 — originally developed as an oncology treatment — will continue to develop the oral therapy…

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…

EDS-related Gene Variants Found to Play Role in Eye Disorder

Genes involved in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) appear to play a role in keratoconus (KC) — a thinning of the eye’s cornea. This finding, from a recent study, is the first to demonstrate shared genetic variations between the two disorders although their association has been suggested. The study, “…