Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an inherited and progressive muscle wasting disease, is one of the most common single gene disorders found in the developed world. In this fourth edition of the classic monograph on the topic, Alan Emery and Francesco Muntoni are joined by Rosaline Quinlivan, Consultant in Neuromuscular Disorders, to provide a thorough update on all aspects of the disorder. Recent understanding of the nature of the genetic defect responsible for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and isolation of the protein dystrophin has led to the development of new theories for the disease's pathogenesis. This new edition incorporates these advances from the field of molecular biology, and describes the resultant opportunities for screening, prenatal diagnosis, genetic counselling and from recent pioneering work with anti-sense oligonucleotides, the possibility of effective RNA therapy. Although there is still no cure for the disorder, there have been significant developments concerning the gene basis, publication of standards of care guidelines, and improvements in management leading to significantly longer survival, particularly with cardio-pulmonary care. The authors also investigate other forms of pharmacological, cellular and gene therapies. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will be essential reading not only for scientists and clinicians, but will also appeal to therapists and other professionals involved in the care of patients with muscular dystrophy.
This book entitled, “Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy- A Guide”, is a comprehensive and easyguide to parents, other family members and care takers which presents the classification of Muscular Dystrophies. However Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) alone is elaborated in detail, as DMD is the predominant Genetic Disorder which is widely observed in our society among various group of people in various geographical areas of the country and even world. This book presents a structured management methods for the care takers, while details the necessary information and guidelines to the parents of the DMD patients regarding, Lungs and Breath Care, Food and Digestive Care, Spinal Cord Care, Heart related Care, Medications and Steroid related Care etc. Symptoms and Stages of DMD are also presented. This book emphasizes the need for providing the comfortable areas for the DMD patient to be explored. A brief overview about the adaptability and movement issues of the patients are listed in a crispy way. This will be helpful to the teachers while the patients are at schools. Meanwhile this will be beneficial to the parents while they bring their wards to some public areas. Finally this guide accentuates the key points to make the society free from Muscular Dystrophy.
The prognosis for individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is improving, with some men with DMD living into their 30s and 40s. More vital than ever, this book helps teachers and parents to support children and young people with DMD with their education and transition into adulthood. Leading experts on DMD explain Duchenne and its impact in easy-to-understand terms. Going beyond physical management, particular focus is put on learning and behavioural issues, including speech delay and difficulty learning to read, as well as common comorbid conditions, such as ADHD, autism and OCD. Raising aspirations, the book gives guidance on effective support in the classroom and advice on the transition to adulthood, employment and independent living.
This timely volume assesses recent progress in the search for a curative treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Leading international experts highlight important advances in our understanding of dystrophinopathies, discuss the use of animal models in developing therapies for DMD, and analyze experiments in humans and animals on myoblast transfer and direct gene transfer therapy. The papers presented and the critical discussions among the contributing authors define the major problems that need to be addressed in future research. The opening chapters review the latest studies on the pathological features of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. the ultrastructural localization and functions of dystrophin, and normal and abnormal dystrophin gene expression. The contributors then describe and compare two different animal models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy: the xmd dog, which exhibits skeletal muscular dystrophy similar to human DMD, and the mdx mouse, which shares the genetic dystrophin defect underlying the disease, but does not develop severe progressive skeletal myopathy. Full consideration is given to the relevance of both animal models in defining the mechanisms of muscular dystrophy and evaluating therapeutic strategies. A major portion of the book focuses on experiments with myoblast transfer in DMD patients and in animals. Noted investigators detail methods for determining the extent to which transplanted non-dystrophic myoblasts survive within the host, fuse with dystrophic muscle, correct the dystrophin defect, arrest the pathological changes in the host muscle, and prevent or slow the progressive loss of muscle function. The contributors also explore new approaches to direct gene transfer in DMD and assess the relative feasibility of donor myoblast transfer, direct gene transfer, and patient myoblast-mediated gene transfer. This volume offers much-needed direction to researchers developing therapies for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. It will also be a valuable stimulus to scientists investigating other muscular dystrophies and genetic diseases.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most prevalent genetic disorders of childhood and currently stands as an incurable condition. This authoritative guide provides a clear overview of the latest current and experimental approaches to the treatment of DMD and examines the clinical, genetic, and pathophysiological aspects of the disease i
EMPOWER YOURSELF! According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), over 250,000 people are affected by muscular dystrophies (MD) in the United States, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM), facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) among many others. No one with MD needs to be alone in their fight against this rare disorder. That's where this book and the authoritative information within can help. 100 Questions & Answers About Muscular Dystrophy offers essential and practical guidance. This unique book provides both doctor and patient perspectives and offers answers to the most asked questions by patients and their loved ones. Is it safe to exercise? How do I find a clinical trial in which to participate? What are some things to remember when going to the emergency department? What can I do about fatigue? Along with the answers to these and other questions, this book provides information on diagnosis, treatment, living with MD, new therapeutic options, and more. Written by a leading expert on the topic with more than 20 years experience caring for patients with MD, 100 Questions & Answers About Muscular Dystrophy is an easy-to-read book and must-have resource for those living with MD, as well as their loved ones.
This practical and concise guide offers an overview of muscular dystrophy's complicated features, treatment options and general resources. New treatments and a greater understanding of proteins and structures associated with MD are discussed along with long term patient care. Also included are clinical and developmental challenges within the current regulatory landscape and recent scientific and clinical advances. Muscular Dystrophy offers clinicians, researchers, pharmaceutical executives and patient advocacy groups an easy-to-read reference that provides the necessary perspectives of the care giver and patient.
The muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic diseases that severely affect children and adults. For sufferers and their family, the illness presents enormous physical and psychological challenges. Written specifically for people with muscular dystrophy and their families, this new editionof Muscular dystrophy: the facts answers many of the questions asked about how and why it occurs, and how it will affect the life of a recently diagnosed child. Throughout, the different types of muscular dystrophy are described with a minimum of technical jargon. Questions relating to exercise,physiotherapy, surgery, and the emotional effects of the diseases are answered, and advice given on the problems of schooling and choice of career. Since publication of the 1st edition, the genes for almost all the different types of dystrophy have been identified, enabling prevention throughgenetic counselling, and relieving some of the worry for affected families. Drawn from his many years of experience treating patients, Professor Emery provides authoritative, yet compassionate advice for people living with this illness. From reviews of 1st edition 'A family visiting a geneticcounsellor readied with information from this book would be well versed in the scope of concerns that can arise as families live with MD. I applaud the effort to make this care package of information available to families.' The American Journal of Human Genetics
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This is a practical guide for Occupational Therapists and others who provide services to people who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The goal of the book is to deepen the readers understanding of the support that occupational therapists can offer to families who are affected by this condition. Written by experienced occupational therapists with a special interest in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The book will provide information and support to therapists who may be working in isolation, or who rarely work with this client group. It is for the experienced therapist as well as the student. Each chapter of this book gives a clear and comprehensive description of different aspects of occupational therapy assessments and interventions.
Muscular Dystrophy - Research Update and Therapeutic Strategies is for students, researchers, and clinicians interested in muscular dystrophies who want to improve their knowledge of these complex genetic diseases. The book includes information about the genetics of various types of muscular dystrophies as well as explores new and current therapeutic strategies that aim to ameliorate symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life and life expectancy. In addition, this book reviews information on current clinical trials for muscular dystrophies and presents a framework for what to consider during the design of these trials.