MASS syndrome

Common Name(s)

MASS syndrome, Mitral valve prolapse, aortic enlargement, skin and skeletal findings, MASS Phenotype

MASS (mitral valve prolapse, aortic enlargement, skin and skeletal findings) syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene. Connective tissue is the material between the cells of the body that gives tissues form and strength. Symptoms include mitral valve prolapse, nearsightedness, borderline and non-progressive aortic enlargement, and skin and skeletal findings that overlap with those seen in Marfan syndrome. Treatment is based on the individualÕs symptoms.
 

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The terms "MASS syndrome" returned 177 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Waist-to-height ratio is better than body mass index and waist circumference as a screening criterion for metabolic syndrome in Han Chinese adults.
 

Author(s): Hui Yang, Zhong Xin, Jian-Ping Feng, Jin-Kui Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(39):e8192.

 

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major public health concern. Efficient screening requires criteria that are economical, easily accessible, and applicable for all populations. We aimed to compare the discriminating ability of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to-height ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Targeted High Performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics differentiates metabolic syndrome from obesity.
 

Author(s): Fanyi Zhong, Mengyang Xu, Richard S Bruno, Kevin D Ballard, Jiangjiang Zhu

Journal: Exp. Biol. Med. (Maywood). 2017 Apr;242(7):773-780.

 

Both obesity and the metabolic syndrome are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Identification of novel biomarkers are needed to distinguish metabolic syndrome from equally obese individuals in order to direct them to early interventions that reduce their ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2017

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Association of body mass index, waist circumference, and metabolic syndrome with serum cystatin C in a Chinese population.
 

Author(s): Xin Ying, Yan Jiang, Guangming Qin, Yafang Qian, Xiaoru Shen, Zhenyan Jiang, Shu Zheng, Zhenya Song

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(10):e6289.

 

The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and metabolic syndrome (MetS) with serum cystatin C (CysC) in a Chinese population.

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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The terms "MASS syndrome" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene rs9939609 A/T polymorphism and polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ai Ling Liu, Hui Jun Xie, Hong Yan Xie, Jun Liu, Jie Yin, Jin Song Hu, Cui Ying Peng

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Up to now, numerous case-control studies have reported the associations between fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene rs9939609 A/T polymorphism and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), however, without a consistent result. Hence we performed current systematic review and meta-analysis ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2017

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Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Powerful Modality for Pulmonary Precision Medicine.
 

Author(s): Xue-Feng Xu, Hua-Ping Dai, Yan-Ming Li, Fei Xiao, Chen Wang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2016 10;129(19):2357-64.

 

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute and lethal clinical syndrome that is characterized by hypoxemic respiratory failure and diffuse alveolar inflammatory damage. This review aimed to search and discuss the mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomic studies on different ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2016

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Recurrent intracardiac mass in a pregnant woman with antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): V Matos, B Pinheiro, P Maia, H Leite, A Coelho, A Fernandes

Journal: Acta Med Port. 1994 Dec;7 Suppl 1():S56-60.

 

Clinical manifestations of the antiphospholipid syndrome result from thromboembolic phenomena that occur in all vascular territories. Cardiac manifestations frequently associated with this syndrome include valvular and myocardial lesions. We present a case report of primary antiphospholipid ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 1995

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Last Updated: 23 Jun 2016

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Low-dose IL-2 ( Interleukin-2) Treatment in Macrophage Activation Syndrome(MAS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Macrophage Activation Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2015

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Treatment of Macrophage Activation Syndrome (MAS) With Anakinra
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Macrophage Activation Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016

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