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'Best practices' for treating various neuromuscular diseases are described in this third and final report on MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference

posted on April 19, 2012 - 6:00am
Several experts presented their views of "best practices" for care of people with neuromuscular disorders at MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference, held in Las Vegas March 4-7. Many questions remain about optimal care in these disorders, but it's clear that attention to heart and respiratory function are of paramount importance. This article looks at:

In people with muscle diseases, testing for sleep-breathing problems is tricky, but worth it

posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:29pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Do you suffer from sleep disturbances — snoring, choking or gasping, or restless tossing and turning? Do you wake up in a sweat in the middle of the night, or arise in the morning feeling fatigued, or with headaches, sore throat or dry mouth? Do you experience memory and concentration problems, or find you’re excessively sleepy during the day, falling asleep when you normally shouldn’t, such as...

Overcoming sleep problems

posted on October 1, 2000 - 3:07pm
Scott Porterfield of Hilliard, Ohio, says he's occasionally had to spend the night in his wheelchair because he's found it impossible to get comfortable in bed. Porterfield, who's 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, has Becker muscular dystrophy and enough muscle weakness to keep him nearly immobilized without mechanical aids. His shoulders are uneven, making the left one higher than the...