posted on September 1, 2007 - 11:06am
Featured in this issue: News about clinical trials in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Pompe disease and myotonic muscular dystrophy type 1
posted on May 1, 2007 - 2:07pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids include increased appetite and weight gain, as well as osteoporosis (porous and weakened bones). Appropriate nutritional supplements while being treated with prednisone include calcium and Vitamin D. Meal planning suggestions Weight gain is a side effect of prednisone regardless of how much a person eats. However, since many people on...

Knowing if you're on the right course with corticosteroids

posted on May 1, 2007 - 1:59pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
"Since being on prednisone, I’ve been up and down with my weight and up and down with the milligram dosage,” says Carlie Brinker. “I’m 19, and I’ve been on prednisone for 11 years.”

Osteoporosis is a serious effect of neuromuscular disease, but one that can be managed

posted on December 1, 2001 - 5:12am
A 27-year-old woman with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy breaks a hip after tripping over a pair of shoes and falling onto a carpeted floor... A 6-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is found to have low bone density while undergoing routine testing to enter a clinical trial... A middle-aged woman who's been taking medication for an inflammatory myopathy for many years steps off a...