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VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETO LIGONINĖ

Involvement and achievements

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Huntington's disease (HD) was known already in the 17th century, but it was only when a young scientist, George Huntington (1850-1916), described this pathology that it became easier to describe. Graduate of Columbia School of Medicine, aged 22 April 13, 1872. published a scientific publication in The Medical and Surgical Reporter on hereditary cases of chorea. This scientific paper was first presented on April 15. Meigs and Mason at the Medical Academy, USA. Already in 1872 J. The features of HD described by Huntington formed the basis for genetic linkage HD research a century later. Today, HD research continues to find and implement treatment for patients with this disease using state-of-the-art gene therapy and genome editing technologies.

2016 April 15 The 1st International Conference on Huntington's Disease took place in September, where specialists from various fields of medicine and social sciences reviewed the main aspects of HD and the possibilities of clinical examination, diagnostics, symptomatic treatment and rehabilitation and patient care in Lithuania.

2016 June 17 In parallel with the annual conference of the Lithuanian Neurologists Association, a school / seminar for patients with Huntington's disease and their families was held.

2017 April 7th The 2nd International Conference on Huntington's Disease was held in September, with Professor Jean-Marc Burgunder, Chairman of the Board of the European HD Network from Switzerland, as a guest speaker. Colleagues from neighboring Poland (lecturers Daniel Zielonka and Grzegorz Witkowski), Great Britain (Anne Rosser), Italy (Chiara Zuccato), Sweden (Åsa Petersén) shared their experiences, theoretical and practical insights on HD, the pathogenesis of this disease and modern therapeutic options .

2017 April 8th for the second time a school for patients with Huntington's disease and their families was organized.

2017 December 7th VUL Santara clinic Huntington's disease competence center, knowledge of Huntington's disease, genetic (Prof. A. Utkus) and neurological (Dr. N. Tutlienė) counseling, research were presented at the conference "Controversies in Neurology - 2017: Neuroimmunology" held at Klaipėda University Hospital. The importance of rehabilitation for patients with Huntington's disease (Dr. I. Michailovienė) was discussed.

Patients with Huntington's disease and their relatives, who are interested in the disease, were invited to Klaipėda University Hospital to attend the third school for patients with Huntington's disease, the camp. The school organized specialized theoretical and practical sessions led by VUL Santara clinic practitioners participating in the VUL SC Huntington's Disease Center of Excellence. Physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor I. Michailovienė introduced the importance of rehabilitation and the possibilities of rehabilitation treatment. S. Kudakauskienė, a speech therapist, introduced the problem of dysarthria, dysphonia and dysphagia in Huntington's disease. Physical therapist A. Vainiūtė emphasized the importance of movement, exercise and doubtless physiotherapy. Occupational therapist A. Grigonytė told what should be a safe environment adapted to the needs of the patient and facilitating the work of the nurse and other everyday tools. Social inquiries were answered by soc. employee A. Budėjaienė. Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician G. Mickutė presented a fun and not only patient-friendly dance therapy opportunity.

 
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