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Too Little Known About Care Needs of Adults with SMA, Study Says

A better understanding of the needs of adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), best ensuring for their mental and social — as well as physical — well-being, is necessary to guide future research, care recommendations, and policy decisions, a review study states. Among its findings was strong support for treatments…

Imaging Tools to Guide Spinraza’s Use May Help Lower Complications

Adopting image-guided techniques may help physicians lower the risks of complications associated with the administration of Spinraza (nusinersen) in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a study has found. Physicians caring for these patients should be familiar with the different techniques and possible complications of treatment administration,…

Respiratory Weakness in SMA Most Pronounced in Childhood, Study Finds

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]Lung function in people with earlier-onset forms of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) tends to decline gradually throughout childhood and stabilizes in early adulthood, according to data from a population-based natural history study.