Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and pharmacological and psychosocial management

Title

Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and pharmacological and psychosocial management

Creator

Bushby K; Finkel R; Birnkrant DJ; Case LE; Clemens PR; Cripe L; Kaul A; Kinnett K; McDonald C; Pandya S; Poysky J; Shapiro F; Tomezsko J; Constantin C; DMD Care Considerations Working Group

Publisher

Lancet Neurology

Date

2010

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Diagnosis; Differential; Duchenne/diagnosis/genetics/therapy; Glucocorticoids/administration & dosage/adverse effects/therapeutic use; Muscular Dystrophy

Description

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, progressive disease that affects 1 in 3600-6000 live male births. Although guidelines are available for various aspects of DMD, comprehensive clinical care recommendations do not exist. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected 84 clinicians to develop care recommendations using the RAND Corporation-University of California Los Angeles Appropriateness Method. The DMD Care Considerations Working Group evaluated assessments and interventions used in the management of diagnostics, gastroenterology and nutrition, rehabilitation, and neuromuscular, psychosocial, cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopaedic, and surgical aspects of DMD. These recommendations, presented in two parts, are intended for the wide range of practitioners who care for individuals with DMD. They provide a framework for recognising the multisystem primary manifestations and secondary complications of DMD and for providing coordinated multidisciplinary care. In part 1 of this Review, we describe the methods used to generate the recommendations, and the overall perspective on care, pharmacological treatment, and psychosocial management.
2010

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

77-93

Issue

1

Volume

9

Citation

Bushby K; Finkel R; Birnkrant DJ; Case LE; Clemens PR; Cripe L; Kaul A; Kinnett K; McDonald C; Pandya S; Poysky J; Shapiro F; Tomezsko J; Constantin C; DMD Care Considerations Working Group, “Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and pharmacological and psychosocial management,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 15, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14324.

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