Current Concepts in the Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Robert J. Rinaldi, Matthew P. Mayer, Michael R. Dichiaro

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Abstract

The management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has seen dramatic change over the past two decades. Improvements in clinical monitoring of disease progression, management of cardiac and pulmonary complications, and nutritional intervention have all led to decreases in co-morbidity commonly associated with DMD, and, as a consequence, quality of life and life expectancy of individuals with DMD have both continued to improve. This review will update the reader on current trends and recent advances in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of DMD, with a focus on reviewing pertinent current literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nutrition
  • Pulmonary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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