Kathi Kinnett's Blog – June 2013 Archive (3)

PPMD Published Article: Transforming Duchenne Care

The Annual PPMD Connect Conferences have always been a haven for obtaining information around a broad range of topics applicable to the entire Duchenne community. Last year, we hosted a pre-conference meeting to address a single topic of need expressed by providers, parents, and patients alike – discrepancy in the care of people living with…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on June 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Duchenne Respiratory Question: Cough Assist vs. “The Vest”

The question of whether to use a cough assist or vest therapy for airway clearance in patients with Duchenne has come up several times.  I connected with Drs. Richard Shell (Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio), Hemant Sawnani (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio), and Jonathan Finder (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) for their expert opinions.  Below is a summary of their thoughts.

 

“The Vest,” or “high…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on June 18, 2013 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

Dental Dilemmas



When a person with Duchenne has general anesthesia, a number of serious problems may arise.



The issue of treating dental cases using local…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on June 5, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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