Kathi Kinnett's Blog – December 2014 Archive (3)

Heart Failure Drugs Slow Deadly Damage in Duchenne, Offering New Hope

In a new study led by Dr. Subha Raman of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, researchers were able to dramatically slow the rate of heart damage in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy by using a combination of well-established drugs.…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on December 29, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Ventilation FAQ Booklet from the DMD Pathfinders

If you were able to listen to the third recording of the pulmonary webinar series (Adult Duchenne Pulmonary Care), you heard Dr. Sheehan mention the publication of a new booklet, “Ventilation and Duchenne” (PDF download) by the DMD Pathfinders.…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on December 15, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

Duchenne Pulmonary Care for Adults (Webinar Summary & Recording)

The lungs require the strength of many muscles to help a person to breathe and cough. As people with Duchenne grow older, the respiratory muscles, like the skeletal muscles, become weaker. Like the heart, every person with Duchenne will have pulmonary issues of some type.

The goal of pulmonary care is to allow both the prevention and management of…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on December 3, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

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