Tag "duchenne muscular dystrophy"

When parents first learn that their child has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), they are understandably worried. DMD is a genetic disease that causes muscles to weaken slowly over time. DMD is commonly diagnosed in childhood, when kids start missing major › Continue Reading

On Saturday, June 3, StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s will host the sixth annual Amateur Cornhole Classic at Diggs Bar and Grill. StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s exists to meet the medical, spiritual and emotional needs of terminally ill children › Continue Reading

Doctors in the Heart Institute are using an experimental stem cell procedure to preserve 19-year-old Caleb Sizemore’s heart function. Sizemore has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which leads to scaring on his muscles, including his heart. “We’re going in and trying to › Continue Reading

Caleb Sizemore, an 18-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is receiving an experimental cardiomyopathy treatment called Cardiosphere-derived stem cell therapy. The treatment involves infusing donor stem cells into the patient’s heart. “This therapy actually offers us the opportunity to reverse some › Continue Reading

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder present in males from birth. It is often transmitted by a genetic mutation, which is a change in the make-up of the gene, and slowly causes muscles to weaken. Symptoms can be › Continue Reading

MRI is currently the best way of detecting problems with the heart, and it can find abnormalities even before a child has any symptoms of heart disease. While most children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) show signs of muscle weakness when they’re › Continue Reading

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a skeletal muscular disorder that occurs almost exclusively in boys. In this disorder, affected children suffer from progressive muscle weakness. Boys suffering from DMD experience difficulty walking, eventually requiring them to use a wheelchair, and ultimately an early death in › Continue Reading

As we gear up for the year ahead and the progress it inevitably holds, we pause to look back at the people and events that shaped the medical center and the future of pediatric healthcare at Cincinnati Children’s over the › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s patient Jason Williams was only expected to live another year. But a pioneering new surgery has changed the course of his life. The 29-year-old Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patient recently became the first person with DMD to have › Continue Reading

This morning, Jason Williams of Peebles, OH, joined his doctors in a room full of news media representatives as they described the first-of-its-kind surgery that Jason agreed to at the beginning of September. He says it was as much for other Duchenne muscular dystrophy › Continue Reading

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center held a press conference today to discuss the first surgery in the nation involving the implantation of a heart device in a patient living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic › Continue Reading

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