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Pulmonary function and scoliosis in Duchenne dystrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3350945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary function data were evaluated in 68 Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients to determine the rate of decline of the percentage of normal forced vital capacity (FVC). The percentage of normal FVC declined most rapidly during the adolescent growth spurt, which demonstrated a need for an accurate and reliable means for determining height in these patients. The age at 35% of normal FVC was 14.9 +/- 3.6 years (2 SD), and survival for the 28 patients who died was 3.2 (range 0.2-5.7) years. Pulmonary function tests were performed 10-74 months after spinal stabilization on 21 Duchenne dystrophy patients and compared with 46 nonfused scoliotic Duchenne patients. No difference was found in the rate of deterioration of the percentage of normal FVC.
Authors:
F Miller; C F Moseley; J Koreska; H Levison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0271-6798     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop     Publication Date:    1988 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-12     Completed Date:  1988-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109053     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Los Angeles, California.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Child
Humans
Male
Muscular Dystrophies / complications,  physiopathology*
Scoliosis / etiology*,  surgery
Spinal Fusion
Vital Capacity*

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