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.

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