Administering Zolgensma

Administering Zolgensma

Zolgensma, or onasemnogene abeparvovec, is an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy that was approved by the FDA in May 2019. Given the newness of this therapy, it is important that healthcare providers are educated on specific information regarding the...
Patient and Parent Perspectives on the Use of Nusinersen for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Patient and Parent Perspectives on the Use of Nusinersen for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

At the end of 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nusinersen for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).1 Because of the high threshold for FDA approval, an abundance of data on nusinersen and its physiological effects on SMA patients...
Disease Modifying Therapies in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Preclinical Products

Disease Modifying Therapies in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Preclinical Products

The therapies that are being developed for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) generally fall into two categories: those that aim to increase levels of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein and those that are SMN-independent.1 The therapies that aim to increase SMN protein...
Pain Management in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Pain Management in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Increased pain is significantly associated with lower levels of health, social function, and vitality.1 The results of studies on animal models of neuropathic pain suggest that the abnormal excitability of dorsal horn neurons in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) may lead...