Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Dr Vamshi Rao Discusses Possible Future Guidelines for SMA Care

March 7th 2021, 5:00am

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Vamshi Rao, MD, attending physician of Neurology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago discusses how new treatments will influence future care guidelines for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Inpatient, Outpatient Costs of SMA Are “Tremendous,” Study Highlights

March 3rd 2021, 8:58pm

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Direct inpatient and outpatient costs are significantly higher for patients with untreated spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) compared with matched controls.

Dr Vamshi Rao Discusses the Future of Combination Therapy in SMA

February 28th 2021, 12:45pm

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Vamshi Rao, MD, attending physician of Neurology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, discusses the future of combination therapies in the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) space.

Risdiplam Leads to Greater Production of Vital SMN, SMA Study Says

February 26th 2021, 1:52pm

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The results also showed that the infants achieved certain milestones in motor development, pulmonary function, and survival.

Dr Vamshi Rao Discusses Safety, Efficacy of SMA Treatments

February 14th 2021, 3:45pm

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Vamshi Rao, MD, attending physician of Neurology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, discusses the safety and efficacy of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatments.

Language, Intellect, Speech Differ by Phenotype in Children With SMA Type 1

February 14th 2021, 12:00am

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Speech impairment was primarily linked to motor impairment, according to a study examining the development trajectory of children with spinal muscular atrophy.

Dr Vamshi Rao Discusses How COVID-19 Impacted SMA Treatment Access

February 7th 2021, 2:30pm

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Vamshi Rao, MD, attending physician of Neurology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago discusses how the pandemic has impacted access to spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatments.

Dr Vamshi Rao Discusses How New Therapies Are Changing Physician Perceptions on SMA Prognosis

January 31st 2021, 12:00pm

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Vamshi Rao, MD, attending physician of Neurology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, discusses how disease modifying therapies have improved spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) prognosis.

Emergence of Gene-Specific Therapies for SMA Brings Promise, Questions

January 27th 2021, 5:30pm

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While these therapies continue to revolutionize the treatment landscape of SMA, treatments are not without shortcomings or challenges.

SMA Associated With Metabolic, Nutritional Issues

January 24th 2021, 6:00pm

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Documented issues include lipid metabolic abnormalities, glucose metabolic abnormalities, and altered vitamin levels.