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  • caused by mutations
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetically dominant myopathy caused by mutations that disrupt repression of the normally silent DUX4 gene, which encodes a transcription factor that has been shown to interfere with myogenesis when misexpressed at very low levels in myoblasts and to cause cell death when overexpressed at high levels. (biologists.org)
  • EDMD
  • Emery-Dreifuss (pronounced: EM-uh-ree DRY-fuss) muscular dystrophy (EDMD) usually starts causing symptoms in late childhood to early teens and sometimes as late as age 25. (kidshealth.org)
  • EDMD is another form of muscular dystrophy that affects mostly boys. (kidshealth.org)
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD), which affects young boys, causing contractures and weakness in the calves, weakness in the shoulders and upper arms, and problems in the way electrical impulses travel through the heart to make it beat (heart conduction defects). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Among other signs/symptoms of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy are: Muscle weakness EDMD can affect the shoulders and lower legs Cardiac involvement can affect an individuals heart rate (bradycardia, palpitations) Contractures of the muscles occurs slowly, eventually leading to the need for orthopedics (walker, cane) Mutations in the EMD, LMNA, and several other genes cause the various types of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The treatment (management) of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy can be done via several methods, however secondary complications should be consider in terms of the progression of EDMD, therefore cardiac defibrillators may be needed at some point by the affected individual. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • However, in 2016, one year before his death, Lewis broke a five-year silence in a video endorsing MDA's redesigned web site and brand, declaring that the work to end muscular dystrophy be continued. (wikipedia.org)
  • neuromuscular
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) (French: Dystrophie musculaire Canada) is a non-profit organization that strives to find a cure for neuromuscular disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2000, Muscular Dystrophy Canada joined with the ALS Society of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in the Neuromuscular Research Partnership (NRP). (wikipedia.org)
  • Wheelchair Dare: Participants spend the whole day in a wheelchair and experience what it's like to have limited mobility to raise funds and awareness Buck 4 Luck: Participating retail locations sell lucky shamrocks for one dollar Hop for Muscular Dystrophy: this event raises funds, while educating preschool and elementary school children about neuromuscular disorders in a fun environment of hopping and dancing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Distrofia
  • Madrid: Marbán Libros S.L. LMNA La laminopatia: una grave distrofia muscular (Spanish) LMNA-laminA/C (Spanish) Laminopathies. (wikipedia.org)
  • indicates
  • Scoliosis which is a sideways curve of the persons vertebrate, is determined by a variety of factors, including the degree (mild or severe), in which case if possible a brace might be used by the individual In terms of possible research for Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy one source indicates that cyclosporine A might be of benefit to individuals with this CMD type. (wikipedia.org)
  • genes
  • The cause of this dystrophy is very hard to determine because it can be a mutation in any of at least eight genes and not all are known yet. (wikipedia.org)
  • caused by mutations
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetically dominant myopathy caused by mutations that disrupt repression of the normally silent DUX4 gene, which encodes a transcription factor that has been shown to interfere with myogenesis when misexpressed at very low levels in myoblasts and to cause cell death when overexpressed at high levels. (biologists.org)
  • life
  • Several different types of therapy and assistive devices can improve quality and sometimes length of life in people who have muscular dystrophy. (blogspot.com)
  • Students participate in a number of service traditions including, Homelessness Awareness Night, Thanksgiving Turkey Dip for Muscular Dystrophy, Holiday Food Drive, Disaster Relief Outreach, and the Relay for Life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Muscular atrophy decreases qualities of life as the sufferer becomes unable to perform certain tasks or worsen the risks of accidents while performing those (like walking). (wikipedia.org)