Aging with muscular dystrophy: Pathophysiology and clinical management

Gregory T. Carter, Michael D. Weiss, Joel R. Chamberlain, Jay J. Han, Richard T. Abresch, Jordi Miró, Mark P. Jensen

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Abstract

Major advances in the fields of medical science and physiology, molecular genetics, biomedical engineering, and computer science have provided individuals with muscular dystrophy (MD) with more functional equipment, allowing better strategies for improvement of quality of life. These advances have also allowed a significant number of these patients to live much longer. As progress continues to change management, it also changes patients' expectations. A comprehensive medical and rehabilitative approach to management of aging MD patients can often fulfill expectations and help them enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-450
Number of pages22
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Management
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Pathophysiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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    Carter, G. T., Weiss, M. D., Chamberlain, J. R., Han, J. J., Abresch, R. T., Miró, J., & Jensen, M. P. (2010). Aging with muscular dystrophy: Pathophysiology and clinical management. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 21(2), 429-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2009.12.001