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...