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  1. Bitter-sweet F.A.: The Sequel to Sweet F.A. - The Autobiography of Alun Peredur Who Suffers from Friedreich's Ataxia, an Inherited Disease by Alun Peredur Jones, 1991-12
  2. Friedreich ataxia: An entry from Thomson Gale's <i>Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 2nd ed.</i> by Toni, MS, CGC Pollin, 2005
  3. Fasnax by Beryl (Edited by); Lumley, Joanna ( Preface); Friedreichs Ataxia Group (Recipes Compiled by) Holt, 1986
  4. A contribution to the study of Friedreich's ataxia: With exhibition of cases by J. P. Crozer Griffith, 1889
  5. Cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's ataxia: With studies of cardiovascular and respiratory function (Acta paediatrica. Supplement) by Claes Thorén, 1964
  6. Friedreich's ataxia (SuDoc HE 20.3502:F 91/999) by U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, 1999
  7. Ataxia de Friedreich (SuDoc HE 20.3520:F 91/SPAN.) by U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, 2000
  8. [Miscellaneous publications, not catalogued separately] by Friedreichs Ataxia Group, 1994
  9. Friedreich's paralysis by T. Duncan Greenlees, 1901
  10. Weight of Glory by Jr. Al Eakes, 1985
  11. Trh and Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  12. Ten Years to Live by Henry J. Schut, 1978-06
  13. Through the eyes of a child by Amanda Jean Rieffenberger, 1997
  14. Forms of pseudo-tabes due to lead, alcohol, diptheria, etc by James Hendrie Lloyd, 1892

FACT SHEET. friedreich S ataxia. What is friedreich s ataxia? friedreich s ataxia is a slowly progressive disorder of the nervous system and muscles.
What is Friedreich's Ataxia?
Friedreich's Ataxia is a slowly progressive disorder of the nervous system and muscles. The disorder, named for the physician who first identified it in the early 1860's results in inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements (ataxia). This condition is caused by degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and of nerves that extend to peripheral areas such as the arms and legs.
That ataxia affects upper and lower limbs, and the head and neck. There is also a particular loss of the sensations of touch and pressure in the arms and legs. Unlike some neurological diseases, Friedreich's Ataxia does not affect mental capacity.
What other conditions are associated with Friedreich's Ataxia There are conditions associated with Friedreich's Ataxia that do not result from the degeneration of nerves. Heart disease, sometimes in forms severe enough to be fatal, is one of the more common and threatening of these conditions. Abnormalities in heartbeat rhythm and diminished strength of the heart muscle have been noted in a large percentage of Friedreich's Ataxia patients, with palpitations and dyspnea (shortness of breath) the most common found symptoms.
Diabetes mellitus, characterised by abnormally high blood and urinary sugar levels, is another condition that may attend Friedreich's Ataxia. Most Friedreich's Ataxia patients who becomes diabetic will do so late in the course of the disease. The nature of the relationship between Friedreich's Ataxia and diabetes has not yet been determined.

22. FARA Home
The friedreich s ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) website provides information on friedreich s ataxia (FRDA) and the related Sporadic ataxias for researchers
WELCOME Welcome to the website of the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). You will find information on Friedreich's Ataxia (FRDA) and the related Sporadic Ataxias, including current research, abstracts and links to publications from scientific and medical journals, completed research, ongoing studies, as well as information for researchers, patients, patient families, and caregivers. The site also offers support and information for newly-diagnosed families
New Publication: Latest FARA Update (newsletter) Winter 2003/2004 Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader Friedreich's Ataxia Awareness Day - May 15, 2004 Rep. Andrews' statement Rep. Marcotte's statement Site Organization The FARA web site is divided into three main levels to help you find the information you need:
  • Research provides resources for researchers and families.
  • Education provides resources for patients and their families.
  • Advocacy provides information about FARA and how you can help support the FRDA community.
Research Patient Recruitment Underway - Idebenone Clinical Trial Scientific Developments Patient Database Registration Research Weblinks ... Where I can turn for help Provides information about and links to:
  • Internet support groups;

23. Welcome To The Friedreich
Welcome to the friedreich s ataxia Parents Group FAPG. Search FAPG Web Site. Click Below to Donate Online to FARA for friedreich s ataxia Research.
Welcome to the Friedreich's Ataxia Parents Group - FAPG
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Important Dates:
International Ataxia Awareness Day - September 25, 2004 for more information see IAAD on the National Ataxia Foundation's Web Page
The 2005 Annual NAF Membership Meeting will be held in Tampa, Florida March 4 - 6th at the Tampa Embassy Suites USF at Bush Gardens Phone: (813)-977-7066
FA Parents Group History and Introduction
In September of 1997, a small group of FA parents began a mailing list to share questions, support and information about Friedreich's ataxia . Our online support group, FAPG, has grown to an international list that now includes parents of other childhood-onset ataxias . E-mail is a great forum for support and has remedied the isolation and loneliness many of us feel dealing with the challenges of raising children with these degenerative diseases. This website provides another forum for parents to share our unique experiences and knowledge of how we've learned to cope with ataxia in our family.

24. Facts About Friedreich's Ataxia | MDA Publications
Facts About friedreich's ataxia (FA) (FRDA) Muscular Dystrophy Association. Introduction. Questions and Answers. Does It Run in the Family? MDA's Search for Treatments and Cures. MDA Is Here to Help
Facts About Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) (FRDA)
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Erin Kiernan, a teenager with Friedreich's Ataxia, monitors her cardiac function closely and gets help from several specialists.
Questions and Answers
Does It Run in the Family?
MDA's Search for Treatments and Cures ... MDA Is Here to Help You INTRODUCTION
Dear Friends: When I was about 14, I started having problems keeping my balance when standing or walking. After doctors did some tests, I found out I had Friedreich’s ataxia. My parents and I immediately learned all we could about FA, with MDA’s help. There was no history of the disease in our family so it was a whole new world to us. Michelle Moffitt Smith This pamphlet has been prepared to help you deal with just that situation, by giving you much of the basic knowledge about FA that you’ll need as you or your child learns to live with this disease. You’ll find out that FA affects each person differently, and that, while it presents challenges in daily life, there are many techniques, technological devices and medical treatments to help you meet those challenges. You’ll read here that FA doesn’t affect the intellect and doesn’t always take away the ability to walk. You’ll also read that some exciting new research in FA may lead to the development of drugs to alleviate symptoms.

25. NORD - National Organization For Rare Disorders, Inc.
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26. Ataxia De Friedreich
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  • ¿Qué es la Ataxia de Friedreich? ¿Cuáles son los signos y síntomas? ¿Cómo se diagnostica la Ataxia de Friedreich? ¿Cómo se hereda la ataxia de Friedreich? ... ¿Dónde puedo obtener más información?
    ¿Qué es la Ataxia de Friedreich?
    La Ataxia de Friedreich es una enfermedad heredada que ocasiona daño progresivo al sistema nervioso ocasionando síntomas que oscilan entre debilidad muscular y problemas de dicción, por un lado, y enfermedad cardíaca, por el otro. Se le llama por el nombre del médico Nicholas Friedreich, que describió inicialmente la condición en la década de 1860. "Ataxia", que se refiere a los problemas de coordinación, tales como movimientos torpes y falta de estabilidad, ocurre en muchas enfermedades y condiciones diferentes. En la ataxia de Friedreich, la ataxia resulta en la degeneración del tejido nervioso en la médula espinal y de los nervios que controlan los movimientos musculares en los brazos y en las piernas. La médula espinal se hace más delgada y las células nerviosas pierden algunos de sus cubrimientos de mielina - la capa de aislamiento en todas las células nerviosas que ayuda a transmitir los impulsos nerviosos.
  • 27. THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 14, Ch. 179, Disorders Of Movement
    Information about cerebellar and spinocerebellar disorders. Includes a short discussion about friedreich's ataxia, cerebellar ataxias and multiple systems atrophy.
    This Publication Is Searchable The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Section 14. Neurologic Disorders Chapter 179. Disorders Of Movement Topics [General] Tremor Dyskinesias Drug-Induced Movement Disorders ... Idiopathic Orthostatic Hypotension And Shy-Drager Syndrome
    Cerebellar And Spinocerebellar Disorders
    Disorders of the cerebellum and its inflow or outflow pathways produce deficits in the rate, range, and force of movement. Anatomically, the cerebellum has three subdivisions. The archicerebellum (vestibulocerebellum) comprises the flocculonodular lobe, helps maintain equilibrium and coordinate eye-head-neck movements, and is closely interconnected with the vestibular nuclei. The midline vermis (paleocerebellum) helps coordinate movement of the trunk and legs. Vermis lesions result in abnormalities of stance and gait. The lateral hemispheres, which make up the neocerebellum, control ballistic and finely coordinated limb movements, predominantly of the arms. Signs of cerebellar disease are listed in Table 179-3.

    28. About Muscular Dystrophy, Downrivermall Michigan
    Personal page with muscular dystrophy links and other personal content by individual with a type of muscular dystrophy called friedreich's ataxia.
    About Muscular Dystrophy
    There are many reasons for this page. While there is much information on Muscular Dystrophy on the internet and various other places. I wanted to provide a place where much of that information could be located easily. Let me make it perfectly clear that I am neither a doctor or any other type of health care professional . My only knowledge comes from the fact that I have a form of MD called Friedreich's Ataxia. I have spent some time looking for information and possible treatments which I will share with anyone here. I invite anyone to share any knowledge they may have with visitors to this site. Simply email me Sources of information from conventional medical resources MEDLINEplus Good resource for information MDA We all know about the telethon etc. Cell Therapy Research Foundation I think this shows some promise Symptoms of Friedreich's Ataxia Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance INTERNAF Some good info here
    I found this interesting If you read as much as I have from the conventional medical field you tend to lose hope of a treatment or cure.
    Alternatives Personally I have tried a few other types of treatment. The rest of this site will deal with some of those possibilities.

    29. FA FAQ
    friedreich s ataxia Frequently Asked Questions. What is friedreich s ataxia? What are the major symptoms of friedreich s ataxia?

    Friedreich's Ataxia - Frequently Asked Questions
    What is Friedreich's Ataxia?
    What are the major symptoms of FA?

    What other symptoms might occur?

    How is FA passed on in the family?
    What should somebody with FA do?
    What is Friedreich's ataxia?
    Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is a very rare neurological genetic disorder, that affects speech, balance and coordination. In some respects it is similar to multiple sclerosis. It is an inherited genetic disease in which a person is born with. Most people who have Friedreich's Ataxia, eventually need support to walk, like a scooter, walker or wheelchair. Although, not deemed terminal, it is progressive and as a result, complications can occur to the respiratory systems, (heart and lungs etc.) Friedreich's ataxia was the first form of hereditary ataxia to be distinguished from other forms of ataxia. It is named after the German doctor, Nikolaus Friedreich, who first described it in 1863. Presently there is no known cure, but please don't fret or become discouraged, because with the advancement of all the recent genetic discoveries and research, there is great deal of hope indeed! What are the major symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia?

    30. Ataxia UK - Opening Page
    (FORMERLY friedreich S ataxia GROUP). Today is This site can be viewed in Flash format, or if you have impaired vision, there is
    FORMERLY FRIEDREICH'S ATAXIA GROUP) Today is : This site can be viewed in Flash format, or if you have impaired vision, there is a large format text-only version which is also compatible with voice recognition software. Please make your choice by clicking on the relevant button below. FLASH VERSION sssssssss TEXT ONLY VERSION

    31. CajunHeart's HomePage - Living Life With Ataxia
    Site about me living a positive life despite friedreich's ataxia.
    var cm_role = "live" var cm_host = "" var cm_taxid = "/memberembedded" Check out the NEW Hotbot Tell me when this page is updated
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    click here for local weather forecast The word, “ataxia”, comes from the Greek word, “a taxis” meaning “without order or incoordination”. The Medline plus Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary defines ataxia (a-tak-se-a) as, “An inability to coordinate muscular movements that is symptomatic of some nervous disorders.” The word ataxia is often used to describe a symptom of incoordination which can be associated with infections, injuries, other diseases, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system.
    Although more than 150,000 men, women and children across the United States are affected by either a hereditary form or a soradic form of ataxia, many people are unaware of the disease. Any form of ataxia can strike anyone anywhere in the world and has no regards to age, race and/or gender!
    As with many degenerative diseases of the nervous system, there is currently no cure for Ataxia.

    32. Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) | MDA
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    Childhood to adolescence. Impairment of limb coordination, with weakness and muscle wasting. Severity and progression of disorder vary. Often associated with diabetes/heart disease. Autosomal recessive.
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    A personal web site about a life with friedreich's ataxia.
    Welcome to my Webpage Hi everyone, my name is Matthew Law and I have designed this webpage so that those that don't know me can get to know me and those that do know me can keep up-to-date with what's going on in my life and maybe learn something you didn't already know!
    Please feel free to email me at : . I would love to hear from you and I promise I will reply. This Website has now been supersceded by a new one (as of 29th April 2004) This new one can be found at the following url: . In effect this one is now frozen in time. Personal Information / Interests        My life with Friedreich's Ataxia Travels with my Wheelchair Working life Carefree... wherever you may be ....... ........ we are the famous C F C LAST UPDATED: March 2004 View Guestbook

    34. Andy's Annex - Andrew Ashby's Personsal Homepage
    Andrew Ashby's page detailing his battle with a rare, progressive, neurological disease called friedreich's ataxia. Also includes links to other sites.
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    Welcome to Andy's Annex . My name is Andrew Ashby, a 32 year old guy from Kingston, Ontario, Canada.This page has been awhile in the making. The main purpose of this page is to educate and inform others of a rare and progressive neurological disease that has impacted my family, called Friedreich's Ataxia or (FA). I have a page dealing with FA, my story, my experiences, and my thoughts about the disease. Some interesting facts on my "Things that make you say Hmmm" . Who knows you might have fun and learn something. I have a page a links page with listings of other Ataxia pages, and links to the homepages of others afflicted with FA. If you wish to add your page to this site please drop me an email along with questions or comments. This page will be under constant construction and more pages and links will be added to it often, so bookmark the page and check back soon! Update - Please remember to sign my guestbook. Home Friedreich's Ataxia Andy's Stuff Links ... Contact Vistors since September 2000
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    35. AllRefer Health - Friedreich's Ataxia (Spinocerebellar Degeneration)
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    Alternate Names : Spinocerebellar Degeneration Definition Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited form of progressive dysfunction of the cerebellum (the part of the brain responsible for movement and complex behavior), spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
    Central Nervous System Friedreich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive condition, which means that a person must inherit the defective gene from both parents in order to be affected. It is a polyneuropathy, which means that there is damage to multiple nerves The condition affects 1 in 50,000 people. Symptoms are caused by degeneration of structures in the cerebellum and spinal cord responsible for coordination, muscle movement, and some sensory functions. Vision, particularly color vision, is often mildly affected. Hearing loss occurs in about 10% of patients.

    36. AllRefer Health - Friedreich's Ataxia Treatment (Spinocerebellar Degeneration)
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    Alternate Names : Spinocerebellar Degeneration Friedreich's Ataxia Treatment There is no known cure for Friedreich's ataxia. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms and maintain general health. Physical activity is encouraged, and physical therapy may be beneficial. As the disease may be associated with free radical damage to cells, antioxidants such as Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 are frequently prescribed. There is no systematic scientific evidence of the efficacy of these supplements. Research is ongoing on the use of a coenzyme Q10 derivative (idebonone) in Friedreich ataxia. In preliminary trials, it slowed the development of heart failure in a small number of patients. Safety must be considered when there is loss of balance or sensation. Safety railings, walkers, or other appliances may help. If the person loses feeling in a body part, injuries can be prevented by testing bath water to prevent

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  • What is the origin of the term, Friedreich's ataxia? WHAT IS IT? Friedreich's ataxia is a very rare, inherited movement disorder that is due to spinal cord damage. WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF FRIEDREICH'S ATAXIA? As the name suggests, one of the signs of Friedreich's ataxia is ataxia. Ataxia is an impairment in coordinating movement. At first, the person may have difficulty coordinating movements with the arms and performing simple tasks such as writing or using utensils. Clumsy hand movements are usually present. There is a significant impairment in coordinating and controlling movement of the lower extremities, which extends to the upper extremities. Friedreich's ataxia is also characterized by muscle weakness. People with Friedreich's ataxia have a highly arched foot or an exaggeration of the normal arch of the foot. This defect leads to a distinctive impairment in walking in which the person appears unsteady. Scoliosis is usually present in Friedreich's ataxia. Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curving of the bones that make up the structure surrounding the spinal cord. 80 to 90% of patients have scoliosis of the thoracic spine (also known as
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    What is Friedreich's ataxia?
    Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from muscle weakness and speech problems to heart disease. It is named after the physician Nicholas Friedreich, who first described the condition in the 1860's. "Ataxia," which refers to coordination problems such as clumsy or awkward movements and unsteadiness, occurs in many different diseases and conditions. In Friedreich's ataxia, ataxia results from the degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and of nerves that control muscle movement in the arms and legs. The spinal cord becomes thinner and nerve cells lose some of their myelin sheath - the insular covering on all nerve cells that helps conduct nerve impulses. Friedreich's ataxia, although rare, is the most prevalent inherited ataxia, affecting about 1 in every 50,000 people in the United States. Males and females are affected equally.

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