Standards of care in MDA clinics

John R. Bach, Saira S. Chaudhry

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In August 1997, 265 muscular dystrophy association clinic directors from 187 clinics were resurveyed by phone and by mail to determine how management patterns had changed during this time. There were 151 responses from one or more physician directors of 110 of 187 contacted clinics. As it was in 1987, scoliosis, pulmonary morbidity, and premature death are not being prevented for the majority of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients and others with neuromuscular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


  • Cough
  • Exsufflation
  • History
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Respiratory Paralysis
  • Respiratory Therapy


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