News

Announcing International SSADH Conference

January 9, 2020

As of 3/25/2020 this year’s 2020 International SSADH Conference planned for July has been postponed, due to the evolving public health emergency. The safety of attendees is our top priority and always comes first. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to hosting the conference next year. We are planning…

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Added Natural History Study Site Locations

January 9, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have opened sites in Barcelona, Spain and Oslo and Gottingen, Germany for patients to participate in the SSADH Natural History Study. Patients willing to participate in the SSADH Natural History Study from Spain should get in touch with Dr. Natalia Juliá (Neurologist) who will schedule your appointment.  This…

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2019 Chip for Charity

October 2, 2019

We want to thank all those who participated in the 21st Annual Chip for Charity golf outing. Those of you who were able to join us know that we didn’t have our usual great weather, and even though it was misty, foggy and rather chilly, it didn’t keep anyone away.

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Dried Bloodspots Facilitates SSADH Newborn Detection

August 1, 2019

Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate Content in Dried Bloodspots Facilitates Newborn Detection of Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Further, development of a first-tier screening method for SSADHD employing metabolites currently measured (amino acids, acylcarnitines, creatine, guanidino species) is under study. Madalyn Brown, PhDUniversity of Washington State

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Dr. Pearl Joins NORD Board of Directors

July 23, 2019
Phillip L. Pearl, MD

Washington, DC, July 19, 2019—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)®, the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the over 25 million Americans with rare diseases, announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Joining the Board of Directors are Kay Holcombe, Neil Horikoshi, Phillip L. Pearl, MD and Mike…

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International Study

May 29, 2019

We have the maximum number of patients that we need to visit Boston Children’s Hospital for the Natural History Study.  We are now working on getting families to register for the international portion of the Natural History Study.  That side of the study is less involved.  We are working with Prof. Dr. Thomas Opladen and…

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Natural History Study Starting

March 11, 2019

Sam kicked off the SSADH Natural History Study at Boston Children’s Hospital on March 6, 2019.  We found the study to be extremely organized and efficient.  We were personally escorted to each test by Dr. Melissa DiBacco.  We were always able to stay very close to Sam as he went through a variety of tests. …

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Recruiting Patients

January 28, 2019

The Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SSADH) Natural History Study Group of Drs. Gibson, Pearl, DiBacco, Krischer, Roullet, Opladen and Jeltsch, are officially opening their National Institutes of Health (NIH) – funded clinical study of patients with SSADH for enrollment. The goal of the research team is to pioneer the first-ever description of the natural course…

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Consider Enrollment in the iNTD

October 31, 2018

We are close to the beginning of an NIH-funded study that will carry out a 5-year Natural History of SSADH (succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency). This study will include clinical data (imaging, electrophysiology, neuropsychiatric evaluation, etc) and biomarker data (blood, urine, CSF, saliva, DNA, etc). Primary intake site for patients in the USA will be at…

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Requesting Newborn Screen Dried Blood Spots

October 11, 2018
Newborn Screening

We are working on a way to easily test for SSADH from a dried bloodspot, but need some original Dried Bloodspot Cards used for Newborn Screening from SSADH patients within the United States. Each state has their own regulations for preserving the bloodspots. Usually the information is posted on the states web site if you…

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