A Diagnostic Odyssey: The UDN and n-Lorem's Roles
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Dr. Sessions Cole shares his career being a neonatal pulmonologist and his involvement in the undiagnosed diseases network, the UDN. Dr. Cole estimates that it can take up to 12 years to get a diagnosis for a patient with a rare genetic condition and that there could be as many as 30 million of these patients in the U.S. who are undiagnosed. The UDN is working to elevate the awareness of the diagnostic odyssey these patients undertake and diagnose up to one third of patients who are referred to the UDN. Dr. Sesh is part of n-Lorem’s access to treat committee (ATTC), the committee that evaluates and recommends patients to n-Lorem. Dr. Cole discusses the robust processes involved in the evaluation of each application to n-Lorem and the hope and value that n-Lorem is providing to nano-rare patients today.