From the desk of : Dr Oger - Update of Genome Study
Our research group has distinguished itself at the International level: In the thymectomy
trial we have enrolled 9 patients which is the second best site IN THE WORLD out of 52 groups of researchers. The GWAS
(Genome wide advanced screening) project is progressing rapidly and there will be 1, 000 MG patients having volunteered.
Over 100 of them come from Vancouver.
expecting around 200 but our start was slow and all the starting positions had been filled. We still remain with 19
positions to be filled. If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact us at 604-822-7175 and ask to speak to Simon.
If you would like to donate to Dr Ogers research, you may mail your cheques to the MGABC @ 2805 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5H9 and we will forward them to Dr. Oger
OR you may mail them directly to the University
of BC. If you make such a donation, please let us know so we may recognize your donation in our newsletter.
Dr. Joel Oger
Hospital, Room S-159
2211 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5
Please note: The account number for MG Research at UBC has changed. It is now: 20R-55546.
All donations are deductible and a tax receipt will be issued.
Educational Material Available : PLEASE CONTACT the MGABC directly.
1. Myasthenis Gravis Facts
3. Survival Guide
M.G. 101 - Comprehensive information on MG from history to up-to-date treatment
7. Drug pamphetes :
___Mestinon, ___Imuran, ___
Prednisone, ___Cyclosporine, ___Cellcept
8. Drugs that may aggravate MG NEW
9. Thymectomy Pamphlet
10. Plasmapheresis Pamphlet
11. Intervenous Gamma Globulin (IVIg) for the treatment of Myasthenia Gravis
12. Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
13. Fresnel Prism
to correct doubel vision
15. Dentistry and MG
16. Pregnancy and MG
MG in Children and Adolescents with MG NEW*
School Package for Children w/Myasthenia Gravis
for Children and Adolescents
20. Emergency Care of Myasthenia
21. Mestinon Under the Tongue - A possible
22. Accessment & Management of Speech
and Swallowing in Myasthenia Gravis
23. Hospital Package:
Nursing Care of the Myasthenic, Hospitals can be dangerous, Anesthesiology Drugs.
Alternate Therapies - Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs& other supplements, MG and Mercury Amalgam
25. Medic Alert Application
26. MG ID/Emargency Alert Card NEW*
27. Tips on Applying for CCP Disability Benefits
Access Help Sheet
28. A Practical Guide to Myasthenia Gravis by Keesey&Sonshine
- Excellent Booklet!
29. Providing Emotional Support
for a Relative w/MG