The Diagnosis & Management of DMD

The Diagnosis & Management of DMD
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  • Kate Bushby
    Kate Bushby
    Prof. Kate Bushby MD FRCP is a Professor of Neuromuscular Genetics. She is a...
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It is well-understood that receiving the best care can dramatically improve the quality of life and life expectancy of individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, enabling them to lead fulfilling, independent lives into adulthood. The importance of international care recommendations cannot be underestimated.

In 2010, a consensus document ‘The Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’ was published as two editions in the Lancet Neurology in January and February 2010. ‘Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’ parts 1 and 2

Updated in 2018!

In 2018, we were delighted to announce a significant update, published this time as three papers in the Lancet Neurology. In particular, these address three new topics in addition to the eight from 2010.

These international publications can be used by doctors, patients and families worldwide as a guide to the treatment that individuals with Duchenne should receive at each stage of the disease. They are also a valuable tool for lobbying at a national level to enable incorporation of these recommendations into national health systems. The guidelines represent real international consensus including both the medical and the patient advocacy perspectives and can be used across the world as a powerful tool to recognize those centres where best practice is already in place and to identify gaps in care.

Part 1Diagnosis, and neuromuscular, rehabilitation, endocrine, and gastrointestinal and nutritional management

Part 2: Respiratory, cardiac, bone health, and orthopaedic management

Part 3: Primary care, emergency management, psychosocial care, and transitions of care across the lifespan

 

Updated DMD Guide for Families

 

It is well-understood that receiving the best care can dramatically improve the quality of life and life expectancy of individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, enabling them to lead fulfilling, independent lives into adulthood. The importance of international care recommendations cannot be underestimated.

In 2010, a consensus document ‘The Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’ was published as two editions in the Lancet Neurology in January and February 2010.

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’ parts 1 and 2 Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’ parts 1 and 2
 
07 Sep 2018