The International Cavernous Angioma Patient Registry

University of New Mexico Skin Lesion Study

University of New Mexico Skin Lesion Study

Researchers at the New Mexico Dermatology Department are currently recruiting subjects for a study on Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM) and the patients who carry the “Common Hispanic” genetic mutation for this disease.  For this study researchers are looking for individuals who are genetically proven to carry the Common Hispanic mutation for CCM and who also have blood vessel malformations in their skin.

Researchers at the New Mexico Dermatology Department are currently recruiting subjects for a study on Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM) and the patients who carry the “Common Hispanic” genetic mutation for this disease.  For this study researchers are looking for individuals who are genetically proven to carry the Common Hispanic mutation for CCM and who also have blood vessel malformations in their skin. 

Objectives of the Study

We are taking small biopsies of the blood vessel malformations in the skin, and studying whether these malformations are related to the genetic mutation and if so in what way.  This will help us in our study and understanding of this disease and help us to determine appropriate treatments for individuals suffering from this disease and hopefully contribute to an eventual cure.

Participation Eligibility

·      Participants must be proven to carry the Common Hispanic mutation through genetic testing

·      Participants must have a blood vessel malformation in their skin that can be biopsied

·      Participants must be 18 years of age or older

·      Participants must be able to travel to the University of New Mexico Dermatology clinic in Albuquerque New Mexico

If you or one of your patients meets these criteria and is interested in participating in this study please contact:

Dr. Barrett Zlotoff

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Phone: 505-272-6000

Or

Dr. Colin Buckley

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Research Studies

Research Study of Patient Experiences with Cavernous Malformation/Cavernous Angioma

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Permeability MRI in Cerebral Cavernous Malformations type 1 in New Mexico: Effects of Statins

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University of New Mexico Genetics of Disease Severity Study

To use medical history, magnetic resonance imaging, and DNA analysis to determine the factors that influence Cavernous Angioma (Cerebral Cavernous Malformation) disease severity and variability.

 

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Scottish Audit of Intracranial Vascular Malformations (SAIVMs)


The purpose of the Scottish Audit of Intracranial Vascular Malformations (SAIVMs) is to monitor the quality of care, treatment, and outcomes for adults with vascular malformations of the brain, in order to improve the care and services we provide. SAIVMs does this by trying to find every adult resident in Scotland, who is newly diagnosed with one of the malformations above, and enrolling them in a confidential audit. SAIVMs aims to include every adult in order to get a truly representative picture of what happens to people with your condition in Scotland.

 

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University of New Mexico Skin Lesion Study

Researchers at the New Mexico Dermatology Department are currently recruiting subjects for a study on Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM) and the patients who carry the “Common Hispanic” genetic mutation for this disease.  For this study researchers are looking for individuals who are genetically proven to carry the Common Hispanic mutation for CCM and who also have blood vessel malformations in their skin.

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Completed Studies

Duke University Genetic Study – Cavernous Angioma and Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry

Researchers at Duke University are researching as specific genetic mutation that has been identified in multiple unrelated individuals with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.  The objective of this study is to determine the function of this mutation at a molecular level. 

 

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