Although we do not believe that individuals with myotonic dystrophy
are "powerless," we argue that their unique physical and emotional challenges, coupled with the power imbalance inherent in some medical encounters (Goodyear-Smith & Buetow, 2001), warrant a strategy that utilizes their strengths and experiences.
Anesthetic and surgical complications in 219 cases of myotonic dystrophy
may be an example of "genetic imprinting," in which the same gene produces a different effect, depending on which parent provides the gene (SN: 5/20/89, p.
Merefield DC, Haines MT Anaesthesia for laparoscopic surgery in myotonic dystrophy
is a degenerative disease characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness.
is closely linked to the gene for muscle-type creatine kinase (CKMM).
For decades we have studied various potential therapies for patients afflicted with myotonic dystrophy
," stated Richard T.
Characterization of large CTG repeats expansions in myotonic dystrophy
alleles using PCR.
Congenital myotonic dystrophy
is characterized by the wasting away of muscles, formation of cataracts, premature baldness and, frequently, mental deficiency.
(MMD), the most common type of adult muscular dystrophy,which affects some 38,000 people in the United States.
Although myotonic dystrophy
weakened her and she eventually would have died of natural causes, ``she didn't have to die at 44 pounds because of her disease,'' said Cady.
Pezeshkpour described Lindsay Gentry's condition as a good example of a child who suffers from myotonic dystrophy