• New research insights hold promise for kids with DMD

    5 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Prednisone, the current standard of care used to treat kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy , reduces chronic inflammation but has harsh side effects. Eplerenone, a heart failure drug, is used in older patients to treat cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of mortality for people with DMD. A new medicine under development appears to combine the beneficial effects of these drugs for the heart and muscle while also showing improved safety in experimental models.
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  • URMC Designated as a Duchenne Care Center

    5 days ago - By University of Rochester Medical Center

    Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing care and research for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has named the University of Rochester Medical Center a Certified Duchenne Care Center. This program of leading centers, created in 2014 by PPMD, reviews and recognizes clinics nationwide for their outstanding neuromuscular programs.
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