6 edition of Myotonic Dystrophy found in the catalog.
March 5, 2004
by Oxford University Press, USA
Written in English
|Contributions||Peter S. Harper (Editor), Baziel G. M. van Engelen (Editor), Bruno Eymard (Editor), Douglas E. Wilcox (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||264|
Myotonic Dystrophy is the most common form of Muscular Dystrophy. Characterized by wasting of the muscles and muscle weakness, Myotonic Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in people worldwide. Myotonic Dystrophy differs from other forms of muscular dystrophies as it is associated with a number of other disorders including myotonia (delayed relaxation of muscles. The myotonic dystrophy support group were my main source of information on DM1 when I was first diag nosed. I now have friends with Myotonic dystrophy (both online and real life friends) who I found with the help of the support group/5(22).
A number sign (#) is used with this entry because myotonic dystrophy-1 (DM1) is caused by a heterozygous trinucleotide repeat expansion (CTG)n in the 3-prime untranslated region of the dystrophia myotonica protein kinase gene (DMPK; ) on chromosome 19q A repeat length exceeding 50 CTG repeats is pathogenic (Musova et al., ). Description. Myotonin-protein kinase (MT-PK) also known as myotonic dystrophy protein kinase (MDPK) or dystrophia myotonica protein kinase (DMK) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the DMPK gene. The dmpk gene product is a Ser/Thr protein kinase homologous to the MRCK pactivated kinases and the Rho family of mercedesgo.coms: DMPK, DM, DM1, DM1PK, DMK, MDPK, MT .
Myotonic dystrophy is a rare disease with an incidence of about one in in European and North American Populations. The incidence in Japan is approximately 1 in 20, In Africa and China the incidence is much lower. The incidence of the congenital form of myotonic dystrophy is much lower with an incidence of 1/, A more recent study. Charles Thornton, in Muscle, Myotonic dystrophy (dystrophia myotonica, DM) is a dominantly inherited degenerative disease affecting skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. In skeletal muscle the core features are myotonia, weakness, and wasting. The most consistent cardiac feature is progressive disease of the conduction system.
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Sep 17, · Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a multisystem disorder that affects skeletal and smooth muscle as well as the eye, heart, endocrine system, and central nervous system. The clinical findings, which span a continuum from mild to severe, have been categorized into three somewhat overlapping phenotypes: mild, classic, and mercedesgo.com: Thomas D Bird.
Myotonic dystrophy is part of the group of muscular dystrophies. It is the commonest inherited muscular dystrophy and has a profound effect on indviduals who are diagnosed with the disease and their families. It is present for many depths of a patient's life and has many attendant implications.
Associated problems with other organs of the body, for example, which does not occur in the other. Aug 14, · Myotonic dystrophy is part of the group of muscular dystrophies. It is the commonest inherited muscular dystrophy and has a profound effect on individuals who are diagnosed with the disease and their families.
It is present for many decades of a patient's life but, unlike the other dystrophies, it also affects the organs in the body, making /5(8). Sep 21, · Myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) is characterized by myotonia (90% of affected individuals) and muscle dysfunction (weakness, pain, and stiffness) (82%), and less commonly by cardiac conduction defects, iridescent posterior subcapsular cataracts, insulin-insensitive type 2 diabetes mellitus, and testicular mercedesgo.com by: The Facts: Myotonic Dystrophy, by Prof.
Peter Harper, published by Oxford University Press, A hundred-page book written for families living with myotonic dystrophy, written in easy-to-understand language.
A good place to begin educating yourself. Available online at Oxford University Press or mercedesgo.com Also included in the Myotonic. Aug 21, · Myotonic dystrophy is a disease that affects the muscles and other body systems. It is the most common form of muscular dystrophy that begins in adulthood, usually in a person’s 20s or 30s.
This disease is characterized by progressive muscle loss and weakness. Myotonic dystrophy may be further classified into two types, and the two types may affect different muscles. Myotonic Resources The Facts: Myotonic Dystrophy. Authored by Prof. Peter Harper, published by Oxford University Press, This one hundred-page book written in easy-to-understand language for families living with myotonic dystrophy is a good place to begin educating yourself.
Myotonic dystrophy is a genetic condition which is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and thus will be passed along to 50% of a carrier's offspring, on average. Myotonic dystrophy is one of several known trinucleotide repeat mercedesgo.comn areas of DNA have repeated sequences of three or four nucleotides.
Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is an inherited mercedesgo.com: Genetic disorder (autosomal-dominant). Oct 15, · Myotonic dystrophy is part of a group of inherited disorders called muscular dystrophies. It is the most common form of muscular dystrophy that begins in adulthood.
Myotonic dystrophy is characterized by progressive muscle wasting and mercedesgo.com with this disorder often have prolonged muscle contractions (myotonia) and are not able to relax certain muscles after use.
Apr 20, · Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (MD1), one of the two types of myotonic dystrophy, is an inherited type of muscular dystrophy that affects the muscles and other body systems (e.g., heart, eyes, endocrine system, and central nervous system).
MD1 has three forms that somewhat overlap: the mild form, classic form, and congenital form (present at birth). The mild form has the least severe. The Facts Book Each book in this popular series offers practical advice about an illness or condition in a clear and accessible style, written by leading authorities in the field.
When the first edition of Myotonic Dystrophy: “The Facts” was published init was widely appreciated by families, support groups, professionals, and. Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is a form of muscular dystrophy that affects muscles and many other organs in the body.
The word “myotonic” is the adjectival form of the word “myotonia,” defined as an inability to relax muscles at will. Filing for Social Security Disability with Muscular Dystrophy.
The SSA does recognize muscular dystrophy as a qualifying condition under their published Blue Book of Medical Listings. It is important to understand, however, that a diagnosis of the condition is not enough to qualify an individual for benefits from the SSA on its own.
This book is useful only for patients and the lay public and has little to offer medical professionals. There are comprehensive books on the topic for neurologists by the same author (Myotonic Dystrophy: Present Management, Future Therapy, Harper et al.
(Oxford University Press, ), Myotonic Dystrophy, 3rd edition, Harper (Saunders, )). This book provides an overview combining both clinical and fundamental research advances in myotonic dystrophy. It introduces readers to the molecular mechanisms and the resultant clinical features.
It also addresses the latest developments, such as research using iPS cells and therapeutic research. The term muscular dystrophy means pro-gressive muscle degeneration, with weak-ness and shrinkage of the muscle tissue.
This muscle wasting generally presents much more of a problem to people with MMD than does the myotonia. Muscle pain also can occur in MMD. Myotonic muscular dystrophy often is known simply as myotonic dystrophy and.
Aug 14, · Myotonic Dystrophy (The Facts) - Kindle edition by Peter Harper. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Myotonic Dystrophy (The Facts)/5(8). Myotonic dystrophy is part of the group of muscular dystrophies.
It is the commonest inherited muscular dystrophy and has a profound effect on individuals who are diagnosed with the disease and their families. Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group celebrated its 30th birthday at the latest Conference in June this year.
The event was very well attended, as always, and speakers were very informative on a wide variety of topics. More photos to follow/5(23). This book provides a full and practical account of management of myotonic dystrophy, the commonest muscular dystrophy of adult life and a condition of exceptional variability.
Written for neurologists, clinical geneticists and other clinical geneticists and other clinical specialties involved Price: $. This book provides an essential overview combining both clinical and fundamental research advances in myotonic dystrophy. The pathomechanism of myotonic dystrophy has long been unclear, but in the past decade, our understanding has shifted to a novel disease mechanism concept: “RNA disease”.Congenital myotonic dystrophy is the early childhood form of myotonic dystrophy.
As the name indicates, it is present at birth, almost invariably in infants whose mothers are so mildly affected by myotonic dystrophy that they are unaware of it.Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group is a registered charity, founded by Margaret Bowler inrun by volunteers and dedicated to offering the hand of friendship and support to all those affected by Myotonic Dystrophy.
We have a central helpline and a network of regional contacts throughout the United Kingdom, as well as extensive links abroad.