Cardiopulmonary Interventions to Prolong Survival in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

  • Yuka IshikawaEmail author


Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene on the X chromosome at Xp21. DMD affects 1 of every 3,500 live male births. Progression of muscular weakness leads to loss of ambulation by 12 years of age, and the development of scoliosis is marked by the early teenage years.


Brain Natriuretic Peptide Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Hospital Organization, Yakumo National HospitalHokkaidoJapan

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