Talk:Friedreich's ataxia

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Separating "Treatments" section into "Treatments" and "Research"[edit]

There was a statement in the article that said "first human trials began in 2012", but it was completely unrelated to anything around it. I added some context to what drug was being referenced. That done, the drug it referenced is still in the research phase. I think the "treatment" section should have some of the pharmaceuticals mentioned pulled into a research section. Though I'm new here, so I still need to read through the medical article guidelines. TimeAlwaysSlides (talk) 06:29, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Quebec study[edit]

Under Prevalence, I added a note regarding the tracing of several cases back to a pair of 1634 immigrants. I understood that this disease may be more prevalent in Quebec, however I am a layman and invite your comments. Perhaps this is more appropriate under Genetics to demonstrate the inherited nature of the disease:

Quote:

Due to the relatively heterogenous population of Quebec, a 1984 Canadian study was able to trace 40 cases of classical Friedreich's disease from 14 previously unrelated French-Canadian kindreds to one common ancestral couple arriving in New France in 1634: Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin.

Canuckle 20:35, 23 May 2007 (UTC)


I believe you mean homogeneous population - the fact that a large proportion of the population in Quebec is descended from a relatively small colonial-era founder population.

BloodDoc 18:25, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

median age of death[edit]

this edit was the only edit by 59.94.98.13 and no source was cited. I'd suggest replacing the information provided by "59.94.98.13" with information from this source and the articles it cites. --JWSchmidt (talk) 20:47, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

External links[edit]

External links on Wikipedia are supposed to be "encyclopedic in nature" and useful to a worldwide audience. Please read the external links policy (and perhaps the specific rules for medicine-related articles) before adding more external links.

The following kinds of links are inappropriate:

  • Online discussion groups or chat forums
  • Personal webpages and blogs
  • Multiple links to the same website
  • Websites that are recruiting for clinical trials
  • Websites that are selling things (e.g., books or memberships)

I realize that some links are "helpful to patients," but they still do not comply with Wikipedia policy, and therefore must not be included in the article. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:18, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Rewording under 'Treatment?'[edit]

"The symptoms can be treated but there is no treatment for Friedrich's ataxia at this time." Shouldn't the second 'treatment' be changed to 'cure' ? It'd change to: "The symptoms can be treated but there is no CURE for Friedrich's ataxia at this time." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Barronnevermore (talkcontribs) 17:47, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Review[edit]

http://www.nature.com/nrneurol/journal/v5/n4/pdf/nrneurol.2009.26.pdf - this was dumped in the article as a "review by experts" but no conclusions mentioned. Moved here for future reference. JFW | T@lk 07:31, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

The full reference is: Schulz JB, Boesch S, Bürk K, et al. (April 2009). "Diagnosis and treatment of Friedreich ataxia: a European perspective". Nat Rev Neurol 5 (4): 222–34. doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2009.26. PMID 19347027. 
These sources would also be useful for expansion:
Hope this helps. JFW | T@lk 11:09, 15 November 2010 (UTC)