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

Inside a Case Study for Pediatric Heart Failure

2013 Pediatric Heart Failure Summit

When medical meetings want to present a particular topic, they introduce the topic as a “case study.” A case study is the story of a single person that incudes the topic of interest.  While the topic might be of interest to a larger group of people, the case study is an N=1, the discussion of…


Added by Kathi Kinnett on October 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

World Muscle Society Congress: Considering Care

Care related research was popular at this year’s 18th International World Muscle Society Congress. While this is not a complete summary, I will try to hit the highlights. 


Several poster sessions, as well as the first portion of the Sarepta Symposium, presented by Eugenio Mercuri, MD, PhD (Rome, Italy)…


Added by Kathi Kinnett on October 4, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Important Update: Flu Vaccinations for 2013-14

Flu season is back and the vaccine is slightly different this year:

The “nasal spray flu vaccine” is a live attenuated vaccine, which contains living, but weakened virus.  It is generally not recommended for people with neuromuscular diseases on or off corticosteroids.  It is safe for caretakers, siblings and classmates who are…


Added by Kathi Kinnett on October 3, 2013 at 10:37am — 2 Comments

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