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DMD Treatment And Research

Treatment of DMD

Despite the description of the disease as early as 1868, there is no reliable treatment for the muscle disease.

It is however possible to slow down the disease progress and preserve the muscle strength and joint function, enabling the patient to walk and sit.

As DMD affects nearly all the muscles of the body, a number of challenges have to be faced by those involved in the treatment process. A multi-disciplinary approach is needed for effective management of the disabling disease.

Various forms of treatment involving light weight braces and splints, physiotherapy, pulmonary therapy (breathing support) and surgery can be instituted.

The choice of a particular treatment largely depends on the clinical condition of the patient and the doctor's discretion.

Following identification of the DMD gene, researchers have developed animal models that mimic the disease. Such clinical experiments have now enhanced our pre-existing knowledge regarding the disease.

Active research is also being conducted to examine if injection of normal muscle cells (from healthy patients) or introduction of corrected form of the dystrophin gene into muscle cells (gene therapy) would reverse the disease process.

With such hope-giving treatment modalities on the horizon, a treatment for DMD is not so far.

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machu73 Tuesday, February 19, 2013
HELLO SIR MY NAME ANUJ .I AM 21 YEAR ONLY.. ME ALSO SUFFER IS PROBLEM 13 YEAR AND ME ALSO TAKE VITIMIONS AND EXCRSCIZE REGULERLLY BUT NO IMTRVEMENT PLZ HELP ME.. AND GIVE ME REPLY ..MY CONTACT NUMBER .8090875430
anujverma Monday, December 31, 2012
helloo sir plz hel
anujverma Monday, December 31, 2012
I have a hope for MD. May slow down the progression of MD and even stop the progression after 10-12 months. contact- 09416185485. many patients treated locally and posting this after 1 year of slowing down the 80% progression in them. Wishing a long and healthy life HAPPY FACES PRODUCE SMILES
Shiv.kumar Saturday, December 08, 2012
hello shiv mai anuj hu mujhko bhi yai problam hai plz kya tum thodi help kr skte ho plz dear plz call me 8090875430 plz ..
anujverma Monday, December 31, 2012
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Guest Thursday, March 06, 2014
I have a hope for MD. May slow down the progression of MD and even stop the progression after 10-12 months. world class patented Nutraceutical allovedic treatment.These nutraceutical products are patented and supplied by Sabinsa corporation,USA. contact - shiv kumar[i'm not a doctor], 09416185485 from haryana. many patients treated locally and posting this after 1 year of slowing down the 80% progression in them. Wishing a long and healthy life
Shiv.kumar Friday, December 07, 2012
Good day to you.
My younger sister Sahera Sultana [18] is suffering by Muscular dystrophy. Our consultant has advised us for -
(1) Genetic Testing for Dystrophy and
(2) Muscle Biopsy.

For your convenience i have attached consultation summary and some diagnose report i.e. CPK and EMG report.

We live in Bangladesh. So as an foreign patient we need your advise and help.
So Please let me know the procedure of appointment and The cost for the above two test

I am looking forward for your early reply. Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
Jakir Hossain

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." -Albert Einstein

Jakir.du Sunday, August 26, 2012
hello my name anuj mujhko bhi yai problam hai dear kya apki sister ko progress hui hai plz tell me..
anujverma Thursday, January 03, 2013
hello..my brother is suffering from DMD..can anyone please provide proper guidance regarding the treatment of this disease.
india88 Monday, August 20, 2012
Hello All, My son is also suffering with DMD. Does anyone get a proper guidance to fight against this diseases. If someone seriously got something please share with everybody. It will be a very good help to all those parents and patients who suffers lot.
ppragnesh Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Hi, My brother has DMD and i think it would be good if he had someone with the same condition to talk to, if anyone wants to get in contact message me on: srgordon@hotmail.co.uk
srgordon Friday, October 14, 2011
Hi , I'm Dr Menat Allah . My son is suffering from DMD and now he is on a wheel chair . He is 13 years old . if the exon skipping therapy gives good results and is suitable for my son , please inform me and Iwould ask you is this therapy for all the mutations taking place in DMD or for specific types only . N.B : If there any new medication other than gene therapy , Please don't foreget me . please give me an E-mail to contact you .
Mido-93 Saturday, October 01, 2011
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