Neuromuscular Disorders

MDA 2022 Conference to Focus on Promising Therapies for SMA, DMD

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) will take center stage early next year at the first in-person annual gathering of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) since March 2019. The 2022 MDA Clinical & Scientific Conference, set for March 13-16 in Nashville, Tennessee, is expected to attract between 700 and 800 people in…

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Bridging the Diagnostic Gap in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common immune-mediated demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It is also characterized by inflammation and axonal degeneration in the CNS and is vastly heterogeneous in its presentation.1 Diagnosis of MS has improved over time; however, there is still room for improvement: the mean time from first medical…

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Trunk Exercises May Benefit Arm, Trunk, and Respiratory Function in DMD Patients

Adding trunk-oriented exercises, in addition to conventional exercises, may improve trunk control as well as arm and respiratory function in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a study from Turkish researchers published in Clinical Rehabilitation. Adding trunk exercises to a conventional exercise program for 8 weeks led to significant differences in Trunk Control…

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