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RELATED PROGRAMS

Michigan Bowel Control Program (MBCP)

Our Michigan Bowel Control Program (MBCP) is a multidisciplinary program that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of defecation disorders and other disorders of the posterior pelvic floor, including bowel incontinence, constipation, rectovaginal fistulas and pelvic organ prolapse (enterocele, cystocele, urethrocele, rectocele, rectal prolapse, uterine prolapse, bladder prolapse).  Our team includes experts in the fields of urogynecology, gastroenterology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, GI physiology and colon/rectal surgery.

MYOSITIS PROGRAM

Myositis is the general term used to describe inflammation of the muscles.

Dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), inclusion-body myositis (IBM) and juvenile forms of myositis (JM & PM) are considered inflammatory myopathies (diseases of the muscle with swelling and loss of muscle).  

Inflammatory myopathies are thought to be autoimmune, meaning the body’s immune system, which normally fights infections and viruses, does not stop fighting once the infection or virus is gone.  The immune system then attacks the body's own normal, healthy tissue through inflammation or swelling.  All of these diseases can cause progressive muscle weakness and characteristic rashes.


Please see the following related programs at the University of Michigan:

CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE - PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LUPUS PROGRAM

MICHIGAN LUPUS EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM (MILES)

MiLES is a project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish population-based lupus registries to further the epidemiological goals of the National Arthritis Action Plan (NAAP).

The Unversity of Michigan received a grant of authority from the State of Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to develop and implement a Surveillance Database with the purpose of identifying all cases of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and related connective tissue diseases in Wayne and Washtenaw counties.


CHRONIC PAIN AND FATIGUE RESEARCH CENTER

The Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center is a multidisciplinary center committed to improving recognition, understanding and management of disorders distinguished by symptoms of chronic pain and fatigue such as Chronic Multisymptom Illnesses, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness.

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