Carrie Irvine

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OBJECTIVE To characterize the short-term course of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in a genetically and clinically well-defined cohort of patients with SMA. DESIGN A comprehensive multicenter, longitudinal, observational study. SETTING The Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research Network for SMA, a consortium of clinical investigators at 3 clinical(More)
PURPOSE To develop and evaluate an expanded version of the Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale allowing for evaluation of ambulatory SMA patients. PROCEDURES Thirty-eight patients with SMA type II or III were evaluated using the Gross Motor Function Measure and the Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale. Based on statistical and clinical criteria, we selected(More)
Although acute pain in patients with herpes zoster can be severe and has a substantial impact on health-related quality of life, there have been no randomized clinical trials of oral medications specifically for its ongoing treatment. A randomized clinical trial was conducted in which 87 subjects >or=50 years of age with herpes zoster within 6 calendar days(More)
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