Tag: Muscular Dystrophy

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Daily steroids safe and slows progression of duchenne muscular dystrophy, study suggests

May 4, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

New research published in JAMA recommends daily steroid doses for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), marking a significant change in how the disease is treated. University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) neurologist Robert Griggs, M.D., and Michela Guglieri, M.D., […]

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Steroid treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy may depend on the clock

February 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Each year, about 20,000 children are diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and other systemic damage. Duchenne primarily affects males and is usually diagnosed by age 4. While a variety of therapies […]

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Researchers clarify cause of heart arrhythmia in myotonic dystrophy

June 17, 2016

Via: The Medical News

An international joint research group found that the cause of heart arrhythmia in myotonic dystrophy was RNA abnormalities in the sodium channel in the heart, clarifying the symptom’s mechanism. This finding will be helpful in prevention and early intervention of […]