Motility in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Briefly noted: D Kraus et al J Pediatr 2018; 194: 238-40.  This study of 7 young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD_ showed normal gastrointestinal motility using a wireless motility capsule (WMC).  The study findings are limited by the small sample size and a selection bias of enrolling only patients capable of swallowing a WMC. This study, however, is important as it supports the notion of ‘enteric muscle sparing’ in DMD.

Related blog post: Don’t Let the Chief of Staff Review This Study

Chattahoochee River

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.