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Scoliosis Correction in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Yay or Nay?

Researchers assessed the long-term impacts of surgical scoliosis correction on quality of life in DMD patients. Results were very promising.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: An Evaluation of Intellectual Function Over Time

Does intellectual functioning in Duchenne muscular dystrophy stay stable in young patients as they age? And if changes do occur, how do they relate to behavioral and neuropsychological difficulties? 

Providing Cardioprotection for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Investigators in the U.K. recently examined the use of ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers in patients diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy over a roughly 11-year follow-up. Did the medications improve left ventricular function over the long term, as anticipated?

In Muscular Dystrophy, the Importance of Characterizing Hypoventilation and Sleep Apnea

Researchers in North Carolina and Nevada recently characterized the potential differences in sleep-disordered breathing among patients with one of five major types of muscular dystrophy.