The AAP and the ACMG have issued recommendations on updated technologies and new uses of genetic testing and screening
As scientists learn more about what our DNA can tell us about health and disease, public interest has intensified and genetic testing has become increasingly common. In response, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) have released new guidelines to address updated technologies and new uses of genetic testing and screening in...
One-hour webinar, ‘Straightening the Growing Spine,” describes bracing and surgery options for children with a spinal curvature caused by a neuromuscular disorder
A one-hour, MDA-sponsored webinar features two physicians and the parent of a child with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who has undergone bracing and surgery for a spinal curvature, as well as questions and answers from listeners.
In the past, children with rapidly progressive neuromuscular scoliosis often underwent growth-stopping spinal fusion. Today, there are more options.
Payton Mueller's parents knew something was amiss by the time he was 9 months old.
A physical therapist discusses changes in equipment and activities that spine-straightening surgery will likely require
Tina Duong, a physical therapist at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., sees many children with neuromuscular disorders who undergo spine-straightening surgery.
A 29-year-old man with Duchenne MD has received a device to assist his heart's pumping ability
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD), which helps the heart pump blood throughout the body, was implanted in the chest of a young man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in September. The patient is 29-year-old Jason Williams, of Peebles, Ohio.
A database of clinical information can be a powerful tool for improving both quality of life and research
Update (Feb. 5, 2013): Authors from the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology reviewed current approaches for obtaining patient data in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and considered how monitoring and comparing outcomes measured across DMD clinics could lead to improved...
MDA’s ambassador artists help celebrate 20th anniversary