• prenatal diagnosis
  • These results map EMD to the distal end of the long arm of the X chromosome and are an important step in the development of tests for carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis. (bmj.com)
  • clinical
  • With the molecular mechanisms underlying the various forms of muscular dystrophy now rapidly clarifying, precise diagnosis has become a reality, and even a requirement in clinical practice. (springer.com)
  • The major problem is that no pre-clinical diagnosis and preventive management exists, with high risk of premature or sudden death. (omicsonline.org)
  • These Centers promote collaborative basic, translational and clinical research and provide important resources that can be used by the national muscular dystrophy research communities. (nih.gov)
  • chromosome
  • The nature of the gene mutation and which chromosome it is located on determine the characteristics of the muscular dystrophy and the way the disease is passed from one generation to the next. (canoe.com)
  • chest X-r
  • Other tests that can be done are chest X-ray, echocardiogram, CT scan, and magnetic resonance image scan, which via a magnetic field can produce images whose detail helps diagnose muscular dystrophy. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • The importance of PGD in this group of conditions is due to the fact that there is no current prospect of their treatment, as the disease may manifest despite pre-symptomatic diagnosis and follow up. (omicsonline.org)
  • development
  • The centers also provide an outstanding environment for the training and career development of new scientists electing to pursue careers conducting research in high priority areas of muscular dystrophy. (nih.gov)
  • medical
  • Comprehensive and highly practical, Muscular Dystrophy: Methods and Protocols offers today‚s diagnostic laboratories, basic and medical researchers, and active clinicians an authoritative collection of tools that will serve as exacting diagnostic tools as well as greatly empowering research on the novel therapeutics now beginning to emerge. (springer.com)
  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is an American organization, formed in 1950, which combats muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system in general by funding research, providing medical and community services, and educating health professionals and the general public. (wikipedia.org)