SMA News for HCPs: Stasimon, nusinersen in adult patients, managing collapsing spine deformity & more

SMA News for HCPs: Stasimon, nusinersen in adult patients, managing collapsing spine deformity & more

Understanding SMA Stasimon contributes to the loss of sensory synapses and motor neuron death in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy.1 In this paper, the authors elucidate a mechanism of the motor neuron degeneration that occurs in SMA. Specifically, the authors...
Progress After 2 Years Of Physical Therapy Regarding Core And Neck Muscles

Progress After 2 Years Of Physical Therapy Regarding Core And Neck Muscles

With patients that are diagnosed with SMA, they can have a hard time controlling their neck and trunk, which makes it more difficult to be independent with chair mobility, such as ascending and descending ramps, as well as assisting with transfers. When first starting...
SMA HCP News December Round-up: Spinal Cord Hypoxia, Scoliosis Surgery & More

SMA HCP News December Round-up: Spinal Cord Hypoxia, Scoliosis Surgery & More

Regulators continue to review SMA drugs and consider policies related to newborn screening while new data emerge related to the mechanisms underlying the disease, as well as those concerning management and treatment.  Here is a roundup of some of the latest news and...