Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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.

Top 5 Most-Read SMA Stories of 2020

December 26th 2020, 11:00pm

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The top 5 most-read stories about spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) of 2020 on AJMC.com focused on a new treatment option for SMA and whether gender or gene mutations have any effects on the disease.

What Are Pulmonary Function Testing Options in Neuromuscular Diseases Like SMA?

December 19th 2020, 6:15pm

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Researchers review pulmonary function testing measures that span 4 categories that can assess the respiratory muscle dysfunction that happens in diseases like spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Newly Studied Neurological Impact of Polio Could Have Implications for SMA

December 19th 2020, 4:30pm

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Researchers found abnormal coherence patterns in survivors of childhood polio.

Despite Favorable Safety, Olesoxime Falls Short Among Efficacy Markers for SMA

December 10th 2020, 3:15pm

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Long-term follow-up of the treatment showed that while it has a favorable safety profile, the treatment does not offer significant efficacy for patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2 and non-ambulant type 3.