Seasons Greetings from The Focus Foundation!
With every paper published and each presentation given, the care of all children with X and Y chromosomal variations, dyslexia, or dyspraxia life is better, physicians are more informed and parents have more hope for their child.
I wanted to thank you for your faithful support. You have helped so many children and their families, and it does not matter whether you have given $5 or $5,000 —every donation helps us!
This year we have a wonderful opportunity from a generous donor who is willing to match dollar for dollar for any donation that comes in by the end of the year. We would love for everyone to take advantage of this generous offer because children worldwide desperately need our help!
Here is what we have accomplished because of you and your generosity.
The Eighteenth Annual Conference for Children with 49, XXXXY was held in July in Annapolis. Each family was seen by 11 pediatric specialists for a variety of suggestions to ensure optimal care. This was because of your generosity. The conference was attended by families from all over the United States, Ireland, the UK, Canada, and Brazil.
The Bucksbaum Family Research Center (BFRC) was created for bench-to-bedside research so every child with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and X and Y chromosomal disorders can lead better lives, reach their optimal performance, and shine their own light so the world is better because of them! HUNDREDS of children have been helped by your donations.
- Pilot Study of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and the Examination of Cortical Brain Function during an Auditory and Visual N-Back Task Males with 47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome). ACMG; 2022 Mar 22-26.
- 47,XXY: Mathematic capabilities and the Impact of Hormonal Replacement Treatment (HRT) ACMG; 2022 Mar 22-26.
- Incidence of Miscarriages and Recurrent Miscarriages in Women with Children with 47,XXY, 48,XXXY, or 49,XXXXY. ACMG; March 22, 2022.
- The Effects of Early Androgen Therapy on Behavior in Boys with 47,XXY Under 6 Years Old. ACMG, March 22, 2022.
- Video Abstract for Novel Neurocognitive Profile in a Minority of Males with 47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome) in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (JDBP) September 23, 2022. https://journals.lww.com/jrnldbp/Pages/videogallery.aspx
- The relationship between hormonal replacement and neurodevelopmental outcome. Grand Rounds presentation to Hackensack University Medical Center staff in September, 2022.
- A longitudinal perspective of hormone replacement therapies (HRTs) on neuromotor capabilities in males with 47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome). (2022). Samango-Sprouse, C.A., Brooks, M.R., Counts, D., Hamzik, M.P., Song, S.Q., Powell, S., Sadeghin, T., Gropman, A.L. Genetics in Medicine. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gim.2022.03.004 1098-3600
- Case Report: Infant With Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and 47,XXY. Song, S. Q. Gropman, A, Benjamin, R. W. Mitchell, F., Brooks, M.R., Hamzik, M.P., Sampson, K, Kommareddi, K., Sadeghin, T. and Samango-Sprouse, C.A Front. Genet., 12 January 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.808006
- Novel Neurocognitive Profile in a Minority of Boys with 47,XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome) Carole A. Samango-Sprouse, EdD, Mary P. Hamzik, BS, Kosar Khaksari, PhD, Michaela R. Brooks, BA, Teresa Sadeghin, MSEd, Andrea L. Gropman, MD (J Dev Behav Pediatr 00:1–6, 2022)
- Case Report: A Case Study on the Neurodevelopmental Profile of a Child With Pallister–Killian Syndrome and His Unaffected Twin. Samango-Sprouse CA, Hamzik MP, Rosenbaum K, Khaksari K, Mitchell F, Kommareddi R, Brooks MR, Tipton E, Sadeghin T and Gropman AL (2022) Front. Pediatr. 15 March 2022 10:817133. doi: 10.3389/fped.2022.817133
- Early Childhood Biomarkers of Behavioral Difficulties and the Associated Influence of Early Androgen Therapy in Males with 47,XXY, Klinefelter Syndrome Samango-Sprouse, C., Hamzik, M.P., Brooks, M.R. 1 , Sadeghin, T. , Gropman, A. L. SSBP 24th International Research Symposium. September, 2022
2022 challenged The Focus Foundation and we responded with harder work, more publications, innovative care for our patients far and wide! HOW—because of your caring and generosity! We thank you for your support and look to your continued kindness. For a year-end tax-deductible gift please go to: thefocusfoundation.org/donate and encourage family, friends, and colleagues to do the same. Become a sustaining donor to The Focus Foundation and make a monthly pledge.