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Sunday 01, Aug 2010

  Steroids demonstrate efficacy for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

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Steroids demonstrate efficacy for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy patientsYoung males afflicted with MD (Duchenne muscular dystrophy), a rare but devastating condition, can find considerable relief coming their way and expect to walk longer for as much as three additional years when treated with corticosteroids.

It was remarked by Wendy King, a physical therapist in the neurology department at Ohio State University that the chances of scoliosis and the magnitude of curvature are reduced considerably with daily administration of steroids. King also remarked that calcium supplements and bone mineral density must be indicated to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are recommended at intervals of six to twenty four months due to implications associated with steroids.

The finding was disclosed in a study supported by the General Clinical Research Center at the Ohio State University and the National Center of Research Resources of NIH.

Friday 25, Jun 2010

  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is best treated with corticosteroids

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is best treated with corticosteroidsCorticosteroids are highly effective for providing relief to patients suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), according to a practice guideline published in the Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Richard T. Moxley III, MD, of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. and lead author, said improvements in children affected with DMD are best seen with corticosteroids.

Prednisone and Deflazacort, two corticosteroids, were recommended for children with DMD since they can slow down the muscle deterioration rate in aim to reduce the effect of DMD.

Friday 02, Apr 2010

  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treated effectively with steroids

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treated effectively with steroidsCorticosteroids are effective to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a new practice guideline published in the Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Richard T. Moxley III, MD, of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. and lead author, said that corticosteroids are the only effective drugs for ensuring improvements in children with DMD.

Two corticosteroids, prednisone and deflazacort, were recommended as prospective treatment methodologies since they slow down muscle deterioration rate for reducing the effects of DMD.

It was, however, remarked that pros and cons of corticosteroid treatment must be analyzed in detail so that a result-oriented and safe treatment methodology can be developed.

Monday 08, Feb 2010

  Corticosteroids provide relief to patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Corticosteroids provide relief to patients with Duchenne Muscular DystrophyWhen it comes to treating patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), there could be nothing better and more effective than corticosteroids that are recommended as a first-line therapy for DMD.

This finding appeared in a new practice guideline published in the Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Richard T. Moxley III, MD, of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. and lead author, said that corticosteroids can be termed as the only effective drugs for providing relief to children with DMD.

It was found out that two corticosteroids, prednisone and deflazacort, are exemplary to be recommended as potential treatment options as they have the unique ability of slowing down the rate of muscle deterioration leading to reduced effects of DMD.

Monday 01, Feb 2010

  Boys with muscular dystrophy and following daily steroid treatment walk longer

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Boys with muscular dystrophy and following daily steroid treatment walk longerBoys suffering with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can walk for long on their own and for long periods of time besides reducing the risk of scoliosis when administered with a daily steroid treatment on a continuing basis.

This finding was presented in a study published in the May 8, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a complication that happens to one in every 3,500 boys and does not have any cure till now.

Sunday 13, Dec 2009

  Steroids provide relief to Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

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Steroids provide relief to Duchenne muscular dystrophy patientsBoys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (MD) can expect to walk for long and without any assistance when treated with a daily administration of steroids, as per study supported by the General Clinical Research Center at the Ohio State University and the National Center of Research Resources of NIH.

Wendy King, a physical therapist in the neurology department at Ohio State University, was of the view that scoliosis and curvature degree risks are reduced to significant extents with daily administration of corticosteroids, which improve function and strength in boys with X-linked recessive ailment.

It was also remarked that patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy must be given calcium supplements along with regular care in the form of bone density examinations at intervals of 1/2 month to 2 years because of orthopedic implications of steroids use.

Thursday 03, Dec 2009

  Young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy can now walk for longer

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Young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy can now walk for longerAs per results of a recently concluded study, boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy can walk for longer on their own after getting themselves treated with daily steroid treatment. It was also remarked during the study that steroid treatment can help them reduce the risk of scoliosis to a significant extent.

The results were part of a published study in an issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

However, it was remarked that benefits of steroid treatment for boys with muscular dystrophy may come at the cost of some side effects and doctors must be highly careful while advising steroid treatment.

 


Monday 09, Nov 2009

  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treatable with corticosteroids

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treatable with corticosteroidsCorticosteroids can be considered as a first-line therapy for treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), according to a new practice guideline published in the Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. It was suggested during the study that patients suffering from the ailment can experience great relief when corticosteroids are administered to them.

Two corticosteroids, prednisone and deflazacort, were recommended as potential treatment methodologies, as they have the unique ability to slowdown the rate of muscle deterioration leading to reduced effects of DMD.

Richard T. Moxley III, MD, of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. and lead author, said that corticosteroids are the only effective drugs for providing improvements in children with DMD.

It was however remarked that pros and cons of steroid treatment must be evaluated carefully so that complete benefits can be attained.

Tuesday 27, Oct 2009

  Boys with Muscle Dystrophy walk longer with daily steroid treatment

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Boys with Muscle Dystrophy walk longer with daily steroid treatmentBoys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who were previously unable to walk on their own for long can now have a sigh of relief. According to a recent study, daily steroid treatment allows them to walk on their own and minimize the risk of scoliosis to a considerable extent.

The results were part of a study that was published in the May 8, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

It was remarked that the benefits of steroids come at a cost of side effects and it is best to weigh the benefits and risk of steroid treatments before making any decision. The study is expected to bring smiles on the faces of patients and parents of these patients who have been long expecting a cure for this disorder.

Monday 22, Jun 2009

  Corticosteroids recommended for treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Corticosteroids recommended for treating Duchenne Muscular DystrophyAs per a new practice guideline published in the Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, corticosteroids may be beneficial in treating patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It was also remarked that the corticosteroids can also be used effectively as a treatment option to help those suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Richard T. Moxley III, MD, of the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. and lead author, remarked that Corticosteroids are considered to be the only effective drugs when it comes to providing improvements in children with DMD.

Two corticosteroids, Prednisone and Deflazacort, were recommended as potential treatment methodologies as they tend to slowdown the rate of muscle deterioration when it comes to minimizing the effect of DMD.

It was remarked that the pros and cons of treatment with corticosteroids should be analyzed so that an effective treatment methodology can be developed. If the side-effects outweigh the benefits, then it is recommended to reduce the drug dosage.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that is linked to the X-chromosome and is considered to be the most common form of muscular dystrophy in young children. It causes a gradual muscle breakdown and decline in muscle power; it mainly affects boys.

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