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Date:3/18/2013

tient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes, or MELAS syndrome a genetically heterogeneous mitochondrial disorder with variable clinical symptoms. This case demonstrates that MTCYB must be included in the already long list of mitochondrial DNA genes that have been associated with the MELAS phenotype.

Session Information: P02.088, Child Neurology I

Presentation Time: Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 am:00 pm

A Decade of Racial and Ethnic Stroke Disparity: An Insight from Nhanes

Author: Jose Gutierrez

Background/Significance: In the US, stroke is more prevalent in African Americans and Hispanics than in non-Hispanic whites. The difference in prevalence can be explained by variables that reflect the diagnosis and control of important vascular risk factors. These results identify targets for interventions to reduce this disparity.

Session Information: IN6-1.001, Integrated Neuroscience Session, Poster Rounds: Global Impact of Non-Communicable Neurological Diseases

Presentation Time: Tuesday, March 19, 3:30 pm:30 pm

Session Information: P03.151, Cerebrovascular Disease III

Presentation Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2:00 pm:30 pm

A Description of Physical Therapy Services Received by Patients Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Authors: Sally Dunaway, Annie Neisen, Jacqueline Montes, Allan Glanzman, Amy Pasternak, Susan Riley, William Martens, Nicole Holuba LaMarca, Rebecca Parad, Elizabeth Shriber, Douglas Sproule, Claudia Chiriboga, Richard Finkel, Gihan Tennekoon, Basil Darras, Darryl De Vivo, Shree Pandya

Background/Significance: While physical therapy is recommended for patients with SMA, there is no known literature discussing the type and frequency of therapy services given to such patients or its impact on the natural history of SMA. This study is the first to provide information on the setting, frequency, duration, and
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