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Distrofia Muscular

S C Atehortua, L H Lugo, M Ceballos, E Orozco, P Castro, J C Arango, H Mateus
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November 2015: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Lilian A Y Fernandes, Fátima A Caromano, Silvana M B Assis, Michele E Hukuda, Mariana C Voos, Eduardo V Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Knowing the potential for and limitations of information generated using different evaluation instruments favors the development of more accurate functional diagnoses and therapeutic decision-making. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the number of compensatory movements when climbing up and going down stairs, age, functional classification and time taken to perform a tested activity (TA) of going up and down stairs in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)...
November 2014: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Norma A Vázquez-Cárdenas, Francisco Ibarra-Hernández, Luz B López-Hernández, Rosa E Escobar-Cedillo, Luis A Ruano-Calderón, Benjamín Gómez-Díaz, Noemí García-Calderón, M Fernanda Carriedo-Dávila, Liliana G Rojas-Hurtado, Emilia Luna-Padrón, Ramón M Coral-Vázquez
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a severe, debilitating and progressive disease that affects 1 in 3,500 live male births in the world. The diagnosis should be confirmed by genetic testing to identify the mutation in the DMD gene or muscle biopsy and immunostaining to demonstrate the absence of dystrophin. Although up to now continues to be an incurable disease, this does not mean it has no treatment. Treatment should be multidisciplinary, looking for the functionality of the patient and avoiding or correcting complications, mainly cardio-respiratory and skeletal...
November 16, 2013: Revista de Neurologia
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