Can Ficicioglu

Can Ficicioglu
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | CHOP · Division of Human Genetics and Metabolism

MD,PhD

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September 2002 - present
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/UPENN
Position
  • Medical Doctor
July 1999 - June 2000
Massachusetts General Hospital
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  • Fellow
July 1998 - July 2000
Boston Children's Hospital
Position
  • Fellow

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Publications (184)
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Background epi-cblC is a recently discovered inherited disorder of intracellular vitamin B12 metabolism associating hematological, neurological, and cardiometabolic outcomes. It is produced by an epimutation at the promoter common to CCDC163P and MMACHC, which results from an aberrant antisense transcription due to splicing mutations in the antisen...
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Two-thirds of patients with mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome) have cognitive impairment. This phase 2/3, randomized, controlled, open-label, multicenter study (NCT02055118) investigated the effects of intrathecally administered idursulfase-IT on cognitive function in patients with MPS II. Children older than 3 years with MPS II and...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Telemedicine may increase access to medical genetics care. However, in the pediatric setting, how telemedicine may affect the diagnostic rate is unknown, partially because of the perceived importance of the dysmorphology physical examination. We studied the clinical effectiveness of telemedicine for patients with suspected...
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Purpose Patients with inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs) now have improved health outcomes and increased survival into adulthood. There is scant evidence on managing adults with IMDs. We present an analysis of current care practices for adults with IMDs in the United States. Methods We created and distributed an online survey to US members of th...
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X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is the most common peroxisomal disorder. It results from pathogenic variants in ABCD1, which encodes the peroxisomal very-long-chain fatty acid transporter, causing a spectrum of neurodegenerative phenotypes. The childhood cerebral form of the disease is particularly devastating. Early diagnosis and interventio...
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The nitrogen scavengers sodium and glycerol phenylbutyrate (PB), approved for chronic treatment of urea cycle disorders (UCDs), undergo hepatic conversion to phenylacetate (PAA), which conjugates glutamine to form phenylacetylglutamine for urinary nitrogen excretion. Elevated PAA has been associated with reversible neurological toxicity, with sympt...
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PMM2-CDG is the most common congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG) accounting for almost 65% of known CDG cases affecting N-glycosylation. Abnormalities in N-glycosylation could have a negative impact on many endocrine axes. There is very little known on the effect of impaired N-glycosylation on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function...
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Galactokinase deficiency is an inborn error of carbohydrate metabolism due to a block in the formation of galactose‐1‐phosphate from galactose. Although the association of galactokinase deficiency with formation of cataracts is well established, the extent of the clinical phenotype is still under investigation. We describe a 6‐year‐old female who w...
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To assess the magnitude of benefit to early treatment initiation, enabled by newborn screening or prenatal diagnosis, in patients with cross-reactive immunological material (CRIM)-negative infantile Pompe disease (IPD), treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) and prophylactic immune tolerance induction (ITI) with rituximab, methotrexate, and...
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The primary function of the urea cycle is to detoxify ammonia, which most cells produce through the oxidation of amino acids. Ammonia and other metabolites can accumulate because of a congenital absence of either a constituent enzyme of the urea cycle or a transport system that is essential to urea cycle function. Severe neonatal cases present with...
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Cystathionine β‐synthase (CBS) deficiency has a wide clinical spectrum, ranging from neurodevelopmental problems, lens dislocation and marfanoid features in early childhood to adult onset disease with predominantly thromboembolic complications. We have analysed clinical and laboratory data at the time of diagnosis in 328 patients with CBS deficienc...
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Background Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) IVA, also known as Morquio A syndrome, is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency in the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase. Early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of this progressive, multisystem disease by enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) can lead to improved o...
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Pennsylvania started newborn screening for Pompe disease in February 2016. Between February 2016 and December 2019, 531,139 newborns were screened. Alpha-Glucosidase (GAA) enzyme activity is measured by flow-injection tandem mass spectrometry (FIA/MS/MS) and full sequencing of the GAA gene is performed as a second-tier test in all newborns with low...
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Although norm-referenced scores are essential to the identification of disability, they possess several features which affect their sensitivity to change. Norm-referenced scores often decrease over time among people with neurodevelopmental disorders who exhibit slower-than-average increases in ability. Further, the reliability of norm-referenced sc...
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Galactokinase (GALK1) deficiency is a rare hereditary galactose metabolism disorder. Beyond cataract, the phenotypic spectrum is questionable. Data from affected patients included in the Galactosemias Network registry were collected to better characterize the phenotype. Observational study collecting medical data of 53 not previously reported GALK1...
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Tyrosinemia type 1 (TT1) is an inborn error of tyrosine metabolism with features including liver dysfunction, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma; renal dysfunction that may lead to failure to thrive and bone disease; and porphyric crises. Once fatal in most infantile-onset cases, pre-symptomatic diagnosis through newborn screening (NBS) protoc...
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Background and aims: Vacuolar H+-ATP complex (V-ATPase) is a multisubunit protein complex required for acidification of intracellular compartments. At least five different factors are known to be essential for its assembly in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Genetic defects in four of these V-ATPase assembly factors show overlapping clinical featur...
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Background: Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LALD) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of lipid metabolism characterized by impaired lysosomal hydrolysis and consequent accumulation of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides. The phenotypic spectrum is diverse, ranging from severe, neonatal onset failure to thrive, hepatomegaly, hepatic fibrosis,...
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Objective: To assess magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) bone marrow fat fractions' ability to discern between untreated Gaucher disease patients and healthy controls based on assessment of bone marrow infiltration and evaluate response to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) on serial imaging. Methods: This retrospective case-controlled study com...
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Gaucher disease is an inherited metabolic disorder resulting in deficiency of lysosomal enzyme β-glucocerebrosidase causing the accumulation of abnormal macrophages (“Gaucher cells”) within multiple organs, most conspicuously affecting the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. As the most common glycolipid metabolism disorder, it is important for radiolo...
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Background: Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) is an autosomal recessive disorder that can present as a severe, infantile form also known as Wolman disease. We sought to determine the outcomes and clinical needs of infants diagnosed with LAL-D, treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). Methods: A chart review was conducted on two infa...
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Objectives To report 2 additional cases of pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency with reversible deep gray matter lesions following initiation of ketogenic diet and to perform a literature review of serial imaging in patients with pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. Methods Clinical data on 3 previously unpublished cases of patients with pyruvate...
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Study Objective A phase 1/2 clinical trial was performed in individuals with cystathionine β synthase (CBS) deficient homocystinuria with aims to: 1) assess pharmacokinetics and safety of taurine therapy 2) evaluate oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular function in CBS deficiency and 3) evaluate the impact of short‐term taurine treatment. M...
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Inter- and intra- assay imprecision
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Representative MS^2 scan of derivatized disialo-bianntennary glycan released from the stable isotope labeled internal standard.
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The predicted and observed mass over charge ratios of 54 glycans evaluated
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Sample type comparison and sample stability
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Summary of Plasma N-glycan Changes in Different CDG subtypes
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Aim To explore the clinical presentation, course, treatment and impact of early treatment in patients with remethylation disorders from the European Network and Registry for Homocystinurias and Methylation Defects (E‐HOD) international web‐based registry. Results This review comprises 238 patients (cobalamin C defect n = 161; methylenetetrahydrofo...
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BACKGROUND: Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) represent 1 of the largest groups of metabolic disorders with�130 subtypes identified to date. The majority ofCDGsubtypes are disorders ofN-linked glycosylation, in which carbohydrate residues, namely, N-glycans, are posttranslationally linked to asparagine molecules in peptides. To improve th...
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Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II or Hunter syndrome) is a rare, progressive, X-linked genetic disorder that is caused by mutations in the human IDS gene and is characterized by deficient activity of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS). Without functional IDS activity, the glycosaminoglycans (GAG), dermatan sulfate and heparan sulf...
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Background Glutamate formiminotransferase deficiency (FTCD deficiency) or formiminoglutamic aciduria is the second most common of the known inherited disorders of folate metabolism. Initial case reports suggested that patients may have severe intellectual disability and megaloblastic anemia. However, these cases were obtained from screening cohorts...
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Organic acidemias and urea cycle disorders are ultra-rare inborn errors of metabolism characterized by episodic acute decompensation, often associated with hyperammonemia, resulting in brain edema and encephalopathy. Retrospective reports and translational studies suggest that N-carbamylglutamate (NCG) may be effective in reducing ammonia levels du...
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Background: Krabbe disease is a rare neurodegenerative genetic disorder caused by deficiency of galactocerebrosidase. Patients with the infantile form of Krabbe disease can be treated at a presymptomatic stage with human stem cell transplantation which improves survival and clinical outcomes. However, without a family history, most cases of infant...
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Early identification is a goal for creatine transporter deficiency and will be critical for future treatment. Before their first birthday, one-half of this sample showed both a significant feeding/weight gain issue and delayed sitting or crawling. Combined, these early indicators could have alerted providers to conduct a urine screen.
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The original version of this Article contained an error in the spelling of the author J. Lawrence Merritt, which was incorrectly given as Lawrence Merritt. This has now been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.
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Purpose: TANGO2-related disorders were first described in 2016 and prior to this publication, only 15 individuals with TANGO2-related disorder were described in the literature. Primary features include metabolic crisis with rhabdomyolysis, encephalopathy, intellectual disability, seizures, and cardiac arrhythmias. We assess whether genotype and ph...
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Aim To explore the clinical presentation, course, treatment and impact of early treatment in patients with remethylation disorders from the European Network and Registry for Homocystinurias and Methylation Defects (E-HOD) international web-based registry. Results This review comprises 238 patients (cobalamin C defect n = 161; methylenetetrahydrofo...
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Introduction: Glycerol phenylbutyrate (GPB) is approved in the US and EU for the chronic management of patients ≥2 months of age with urea cycle disorders (UCDs) who cannot be managed by dietary protein restriction and/or amino acid supplementation alone. GPB is a pre-prodrug, hydrolyzed by lipases to phenylbutyric acid (PBA) that upon absorption...
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The patient is a term 6-month-old male, who presented with failure to thrive since birth. History was remarkable for suspected milk and soy protein allergy, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and abdominal distension that was present since birth. He was losing weight despite oral intake of over 100 kcal/kg per day. Prior workup including labora...
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Background: Glutamate formiminotransferase deficiency (FTCD deficiency) or formiminoglutamic aciduria is the second most common of the known inherited disorders of folate metabolism. Initial case reports suggested that patients may have severe intellectual disability and megaloblastic anemia. However, these cases were obtained from screening cohor...
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To evaluate the outcome of current treatment for creatine transporter (CRTR) deficiency, we developed a clinical severity score and initiated an international treatment registry. An online questionnaire was completed by physicians following patients with CRTR deficiency on a treatment, including creatine and/or arginine, and/or glycine. Clinical se...
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The original version of this Article contained an error in the title, which was incorrectly given as 'APRDX1 mutant allele causes a MMACHC secondary epimutation in cblC patients'. This has now been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article to read 'A PRDX1 mutant allele causes a MMACHC secondary epimutation in cblC patients'.
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Table S1. Regression in developmental milestones at any time in sibling pairs. Table S2. Height and duration of treatment in siblings for whom height data were available at the given age time point for both siblings. Table S3. Functional classification in sibling pairs at the same age (sibling 2 at last visit and sibling 1 at the age correspondin...
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Multiple sulfatase deficiency (MSD) is an ultra-rare neurodegenerative disorder that results in defective sulfatase post-translational modification. Sulfatases in the body are activated by a unique protein, formylglycine-generating enzyme (FGE) that is encoded by SUMF1. When FGE is absent or insufficient, all 17 known human sulfatases are affected,...
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To date, epimutations reported in man have been somatic and erased in germlines. Here, we identify a cause of the autosomal recessive cblC class of inborn errors of vitamin B12 metabolism that we name "epi-cblC". The subjects are compound heterozygotes for a genetic mutation and for a promoter epimutation, detected in blood, fibroblasts, and sperm,...
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Several cases of phenotypic variability among family members with mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) have been reported, but the data are limited. Data from patients enrolled in the Hunter Outcome Survey (HOS) were used to investigate intrafamilial variability in male siblings with MPS II. As of July 2015, data were available for 78 patients ag...
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Introduction: Glycerol phenylbutyrate (GPB) is approved in the US for the management of patients 2months of age and older with urea cycle disorders (UCDs) that cannot be managed with protein restriction and/or amino acid supplementation alone. Limited data exist on the use of nitrogen conjugation agents in very young patients. Methods: Seventeen...