Daily Archives: April 15, 2012

Tight Pants, Heartburn, and Pneumonia

Here are a couple things to think about in preventing pneumonia in individuals with MECP2 duplication syndrome. They may seem strange, but they are relevant. Tight pants, wheelchair seatbelts, or anything else that fits snugly around the abdomen clearly present a risk. Medications used to treat acid reflux can help solve part of the problem but also increase the risk in an other way. So using these medications requires careful consideration of risks and benefits. Let’s consider them one at a time. Continue reading