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Muscular Dystrophies (Muscular Dystrophy) Summary

Description: A heterogeneous group of inherited MYOPATHIES, characterized by wasting and weakness of the SKELETAL MUSCLE. They are categorized by the sites of MUSCLE WEAKNESS; AGE OF ONSET; and INHERITANCE PATTERNS.

Also Known As: Muscular Dystrophy; Dystrophy, Muscular; Myodystrophica; Myodystrophy; Dystrophies, Muscular Show All >>

Networked: 3906 relevant articles (111 outcomes, 311 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Muscular Dystrophies

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Dystrophin : 12 outcomes 43 studies in 729 results : IBA
  2. Proteins (Proteins, Gene) : 6 outcomes 18 studies in 212 results : IBA
  3. Laminin (Merosin) : 4 outcomes 22 studies in 274 results : IBA
  4. Myostatin : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 43 results : IBA
  5. Dystroglycans (Dystroglycan) : 3 outcomes 17 studies in 225 results : IBA
  6. Creatine : 3 outcomes 10 studies in 37 results : IBA
  7. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 3 outcomes 8 studies in 75 results : IBA
  8. Prednisone (Sone) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 10 results : FDA 119 Generic
  9. Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-1) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 18 results : IBA
  10. Creatine Kinase (Creatine Phosphokinase) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 145 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Muscular Dystrophies

  1. Muscular Diseases (Myopathy)
  2. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Muscular Dystrophy, Becker)
  3. Muscular Dystrophies (Muscular Dystrophy)
  4. Sarcopenia
  5. Neoplasms (Cancer)
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Key Therapies for Muscular Dystrophies

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  1. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 39 results
  2. Tissue Therapy (Cell Therapy) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 34 results
  3. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 13 results
  4. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 12 results
  5. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 12 results
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