During these exceptional times with COVID-19 impacting communities worldwide, we recognize that families affected by mitochondrial disease may be particularly concerned.
“We cannot control or predict the future, but we can control how we react. Take this time to appreciate the people in your little world and look to leave isolation better than when you entered it.”
On March 24, 2020, Doctors Bruce Cohen, Fran Kendall, Sumit Parikh and Amy Goldstein conducted a webcast for patient families and caregivers about the impact of the coronavirus. Below are top five questions asked by our patient family community.
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), the NIH Metabolism, Infection and Immunity (MINI) Section invites patients and caregivers of individuals with mitochondrial disease to participate in an anonymous survey.
The advice to stay well-hydrated or even mildly overhydrated has been a longstanding recommendation for those with mitochondrial disease battling a standard viral illness.
The mitochondrial community has concerns and questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That is why we presented a special “Ask the Mito Doc” interactive webcast.
COVID-19 Recommendations from UMDF’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) Chairman, Dr. Bruce Cohen
As you know, the UMDF SMAB developed guidelines on the COVID-19 health crisis that were posted on this page. During the last few days, most US-based hospitals have entered their operations into “disaster mode” – which is reserved for major hurricanes, earthquakes or plane crashes.
Coronavirus, Influenza and other Viral Respiratory Diseases in Adults and Children with Mitochondrial Diseases
You have no doubt heard about the situation with the coronavirus in the United States and abroad. Because mitochondrial disease patients are medically compromised, the UMDF’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) is providing these important recommendations for concerned patient families.
UMDF is excited to announce that Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD, and Richard Haas, MD, are our scientific meeting co-chairs for Mitochondrial Medicine 2020 in Phoenix.
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