hrp0094fc8.5 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2021

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: A retrospective study of progression through puberty

Whitehead Jennifer , Schoeneberg Dillon , Sparks Kathryn , Forsythe Elizabeth , Beales Philip , Peters Catherine , Dastamani Antonia , Katugampola Harshini ,

Introduction: Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare, pleiotropic, autosomal recessive disorder, with prevalence between 1 in 100,000 – 160,000 in Europe and the USA. It is characterised by 6 cardinal features: rod-cone dystrophy, truncal obesity, cognitive impairment, hypogonadism and genitourinary anomalies, postaxial polydactyly and renal dysfunction, as well as a plethora of secondary features spanning multiple body systems. BBS belongs to a family of ...

hrp0095fc7.6 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

The Multifaceted Burden Experienced by Caregivers of Individuals With Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Findings from the CARE-BBS Study

Forsythe Elizabeth , Mallya Usha M. , Yang Min , Caroline , Lynn Mary , Grea Ali , Po Jeremy , Haqq Andrea M.

Background: Caregivers of patients with Bardet Biedl syndrome (BBS) face substantial burden from highly prevalent features of the disease, namely hyperphagia, or uncontrollable hunger, and obesity. However, the burden experienced by caregivers of individuals with BBS is not well characterized.Methods: A multicountry cross-sectional survey of caregivers of individuals with BBS was conducted to quantify the burden experien...

hrp0095t8 | Section | ESPE2022

Caregiver Burden in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: a Survey of Obesity and Hyperphagia Impacts

Forsythe Elizabeth , G. Mallya Usha , Yang Min , Huber Caroline , Lynn Cala Mary , Greatsinger Ali , Pomeroy Jeremy , M. Haqq Andrea

Background: Hyperphagia, or pathologic insatiable hunger, and early-onset obesity are prevalent clinical features of Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a rare genetic disorder. While hyperphagia and obesity have broad impacts on individuals with BBS and their caregivers, the extent of this burden is not well characterized.Methods: This multicountry cross-sectional survey of caregivers of individuals with BBS was conducted to q...

hrp0095rfc4.2 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2022

Effect of Setmelanotide Treatment in Children and Adolescents With Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) Deficiency, Leptin Receptor (LEPR) Deficiency, and Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS)

Argente Jesús , Kühnen Peter , M. Haqq Andrea , Wabitsch Martin , K. Chung Wendy , van den Akker Erica , Á. Martos-Moreno Gabriel , Mohamed Iqbal Anoop , Forsythe Elizabeth , Dubern Béatrice , Malhotra Sonali , Yuan Goujun , Touchot Nicolas , Dollfus Hélène , Farooqi Sadaf , Clément Karine

Background: The melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway is a key regulator of energy balance and satiety. Variants in genes upstream of MC4R encoding leptin receptor (LEPR), proopiomelanocortin (POMC), proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 1(PCSK1) and those involved in Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) can impair MC4R pathway signaling. Clinically, these variants are characterized by hyperphagia (Pathologic insatiable hunger) and early-onset, severe obesity. E...