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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and Mitochondrial Dysfunction and treatment

Mitochondria are small organelles within the cell responsible for energy production and other critical functions. Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body (except red blood cells). Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the…

What is CVS?

Cyclic vomiting syndrome, or cyclical vomiting syndrome, (CVS) is a chronic functional condition of unknown cause characterized by recurring attacks of intense nausea, vomiting, and sometimes abdominal pain, headaches,

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CVS subgroups

Subcategories of CVS have been identified, including CVS plus, catamenial CVS, and Sato’s variant of CVS. CVS plus is defined by the presence of at

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Treatment of CVS

Although limited data exist on treatment outcomes in children and adults with CVS, a NASPGHAN (North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) consensus

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CVS plus

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by severe discrete episodes of nausea, vomiting, and lethargy. Approximately 25% of cases have coexisting neuromuscular disease manifestations (cyclic vomiting syndrome

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Adult CVS

It has long been thought that CVS was a condition of childhood and adolescence. Now we know that adults also suffer from CVS. There is

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SOURCES

CVSA USA http://cvsaonline.org/what-is-cvs/ CVSA UK http://www.cvsa.org.uk/Whatis.html Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH UpToDate: CVS: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0Jx6ulFbbrsWTRlRUZHQnVSY2s

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