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7-day weighed food diaries suggest patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia may spontaneously modify their diet to avoid nosebleed precipitants.

Helen Finnamore, B Maneesha Silva, B Mary Hickson, Kevin Whelan, Claire L Shovlin,

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) poses substantial burdens due to nosebleeds and iron deficiency resulting from recurrent hemorrhagic iron losses. Recent studies by our group found surprising links between HHT nosebleeds and certain food groups. In this letter, we report 7-day weighed food diary assessments of an unselected group of 25 ... Read more >>

Orphanet J Rare Dis (Orphanet journal of rare diseases)
[2017, 12(1):60]

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Specific cancer rates may differ in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia compared to controls.

Anna E Hosman, Hannah L Devlin, B Maneesha Silva, Claire L Shovlin,

<h4>Background</h4>Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, affects ~1 in 5,000, and causes multi-systemic vascular lesions and life-limiting complications. Life expectancy is surprisingly good, particularly for patients over 60ys. We hypothesised that individuals with HHT may be protected against life-limiting cancers.<h4>Methods</h4>To compare specific cancer rates in ... Read more >>

Orphanet J Rare Dis (Orphanet journal of rare diseases)
[2013, 8:195]

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Lifestyle and dietary influences on nosebleed severity in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

B Maneesha Silva, Anna E Hosman, Hannah L Devlin, Claire L Shovlin,

<h4>Objectives/hypothesis</h4>To identify factors influencing the severity of epistaxis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).<h4>Study design</h4>Participants with and without HHT were recruited from a specialist service and online following advertisement by the HHT Foundation International. Both groups were asked to complete a nonbiased questionnaire.<h4>Methods</h4>The reported effects of specific treatments or lifestyle factors ... Read more >>

Laryngoscope (The Laryngoscope)
[2013, 123(5):1092-1099]

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