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This week in Research

Starting a new (hopefully weekly) where any new research articles that get published on Pubmed database with brief info/abstract.

Placing joint hypermobility (JHM) in context: traits, disorders and syndromes - link

A literature review looking at joint hypermobility within Hypermobile Spectrum Disorders and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and the relevant papers/arguments for diagnosis, epidemiology, diagnosis and patterns where JHM are present with distinct emphasis on the 2017 hEDS diagnosyoc criteria.

Looking at the discussion and arguments over this JHM spectrum.

Authors: Silvia Morlino, Marco Castori

Journal: British Medical Bulletin

Doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldad013

Pneumothorax as an early indication for a genetic disorder - link (in Dutch)

Recommendation from case reports that due to easier/quicker DNA testing that those with spontaneous pneumothorax should potentially consider testing for connective tissues disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos based on medical and family history.

Authors: Lore van Riel, Irma van de Beek, Rob M F Wolthuis, Bart G Boerrigter, R J A van Moorselaar, Arjan C Houweling

Journal: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde


We will try and get this weekly, fornightly or at least monthly depending on how much research comes through. This is not any recommendation or support of research just sharing what has come about. We get our data from having a weekly alert of specific search words on Pubmed so it may miss some research published nd may not be exactly released on

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