How Salbutamol May Help Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy: New Insights

How Salbutamol May Help Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy: New Insights

The vast majority of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) cases are caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, which leads to abnormally low levels of SMN1 gene products.1 Many attempts at therapy have focused on how to increase SMN levels in SMA...
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Fractures

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Fractures

Poor bone health is a consequence of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Bone mineral density is significantly reduced1,2 in up to 50% of patients with SMA.3 Immobility and muscle weakness in SMA are significant risk factors for low bone mineralization, but bone density is...
Feeding, Swallowing, and GI Issues – Sitters

Feeding, Swallowing, and GI Issues – Sitters

Children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who are able to sit (i.e., “sitters”) often encounter substantial difficulties with chewing, choking, coughing, and food aspiration. While these issues are less severe in sitters than they are in non-sitters,...