PPMD and NIH are convening a group of more than 60 researchers, post-docs, neurologists, surgeons, industry partners, physiatrists, and physical therapists on April 19-20, 2018, who have experience and expertise in the development, prevention, and management of contractures to discuss these critical issues.
We just don’t know very much about…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on April 19, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Just like a house needs a stable frame, your body needs a stable skeleton. Bone health is important for anyone living with Duchenne, whether walking (ambulatory) or those no longer able to walk without the assistance of a wheelchair or scooter (non-ambulatory). People of all ages living with Duchenne have weak bones, especially if they are taking steroids…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on April 11, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
PPMD is proud to announce the publication of a collective statement regarding patient access to approved therapies from the center directors of our Certified Duchenne Care Centers.
There are many ongoing treatment trials for Duchenne and of…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on March 27, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Pulmonary management in Duchenne (all of the care involved with breathing and coughing) can be confusing and difficult to understand. There are many terms, abbreviations, and procedures that all sound very complicated. PPMD – with support from Santhera Pharmaceuticals and input from a panel of parents,…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on March 13, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Care for the heart has long been a priority for PPMD. Over the past several years, PPMD’s Cardiac Initiative has given rise to:
Added by Kathi Kinnett on February 7, 2018 at 1:31pm — No Comments
PPMD is thrilled to announce that after many years in development, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published updated Care Considerations for Duchenne in The Lancet Neurology. These articles are also now…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on January 24, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
PPMD's Certified Duchenne Care Center (CDCC) Program was developed to make comprehensive Duchenne care and services, provided in agreement with the…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on January 8, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Viral gastrointestinal (GI) viruses are no fun for anyone, but they are especially worrisome for a person living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. GI viruses affect the GI track – the stomach and intestine (i.e., ‘gut’) – resulting in abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, vomiting, intestinal pain/discomfort, cramps and diarrhea. Thank goodness they usually have…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on December 21, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
An email from a mom in war-torn Baghdad who doesn’t know how to even start to seek care for her son with a new diagnosis.
A mom in India who can’t find a provider who will give her son steroids, but instead say stem cells will cure him.
A physical therapy student in Turkey who wants to learn all she can…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on December 5, 2017 at 11:55am — No Comments
On November 4, PPMD had the pleasure of working with the parents and providers of New Mexico to present our final Every Single One Tour stop of 2017 (click here for a preview of our 2018 Tour schedule). We had the pleasure of…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on November 20, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Steroid dosing in Duchenne can be a confusing topic – what is enough, what is too much, why weekend doses are higher. With these frequently asked questions I’ve heard from the community in mind, I reached out for input from Dr. Doug Biggar and Dr. Anne…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on October 5, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Let’s say that Joe has Duchenne. If Joe breaks his arm and the EMT comes before Joe’s parent arrives, Joe may not remember to tell the EMT that: 1) he has Duchenne, 2) he is on daily steroids 3) he is allergic to penicillin and, in that painful scary moment, he may or may not remember his parent’s cell phone number.
For some people, having a medical ID that…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on September 22, 2017 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Everyone, six months of age and older, needs to be vaccinated against influenza (flu) by the end of October, if possible. Protecting people living with Duchenne is especially important. A 2005 study done by the…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on September 18, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
We kicked off our fall Every Single One Tour stops in West Virginia this past weekend! We appreciate all of the families, speakers, and volunteers that spent the day with us in Charleston. …Continue
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Added by Kathi Kinnett on August 28, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
May 12-13, 2016, PPMD convened a workshop of 48 opinion leaders, research experts and clinicians from the US and Canada, on the subject of Duchenne and bone biology. Bone health has long been a confusing and often neglected aspect of …Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on August 14, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
In April 2016, PPMD convened a workshop to assess the measures used to evaluate pulmonary strength, air flow and lung volumes. Thanks to the tireless effort of Dr. Jonathan Finder, this summary has now been published.…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on July 17, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments
Sadly, I never had the honor of meeting PJ Nicholoff, but I’ve met his parents. And if PJ was anything like his father, Brian, he was vibrant, compassionate, caring, engaged and tenacious!
Added by Kathi Kinnett on July 16, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Life is hard, and parts of life…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on May 25, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
The Duchenne community has waited 20 years to be where we are. We are reminded daily of how far we have come, how the landscape has changed, how there are close to 20 clinical trials to choose from. While these changes within are landscape bring us to a hopeful time in Duchenne, the journey to this point has not been painless for the families…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on April 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments