Understanding the causes of mito to improve diagnosis
Prof Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers discussed how her team compares healthy cells against cells of people with various mitochondrial conditions to help uncover what causes mito and guide clinicians to tailor management strategies for individuals impacted by mito.
The Australian Patient Care Standards in practiceView Video
At the 2022 AussieMit Community Summit, Prof Carolyn Sue AM discusses the Australian Patient Care Standards for primary mitochondrial disease published in late 2021. These standards were developed by Prof Sue and a group of 21 mitochondrial healthcare providers to guide health professionals to offer the best possible care for people impacted by mito.
Can Mito Affect My Sleep?View Video
At a Mito Information Day, Dr Bhajan Singh spoke about sleep disorders and mito. Sleep disorders are known to cause fatigue, sleepiness, and impairment of memory and quality of life. Sleep disorders can also cause life-threatening health problems. Most sleep disorders can be readily diagnosed and treated.
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency and the Link to MitoView Video
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Senior Research Officer Elena Tucker’s latest research has discovered new mitochondrial disease genes that can be integrated into existing diagnostic tests to improve diagnostic rate and patient management. Elena has found that premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a significant symptom of female patients with mito and that it may act as an early diagnostic clue to mitochondrial disorders.