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Administration of glucocorticoids in boys with duchenne muscular dystrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24305455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common neuromuscular disease affecting boys. Advances in their care can delay the progression of DMD-related disability and prolong survival. The administration of glucocorticoids is among these advances. Glucocorticoid therapy, however, is associated with a myriad of potential adverse effects, and treating physicians as well as patients and their family members must understand the benefit/risk ratio of glucocorticoid therapy. Although current best evidence supports the use of glucocorticoids in patients with DMD, many are not offered the option. Considerable variability in practice also exists regarding when and how these drugs should be administered.
Authors:
Amparo Gutierrez; John D England
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1538-6899     ISO Abbreviation:  Continuum (Minneap Minn)     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9509333     Medline TA:  Continuum (Minneap Minn)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1703-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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