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Inclusion body myopathy associated with Paget's disease of bone and frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) is a progressive, fatal genetic disorder with variable penetrance, predominantly affecting three main tissue types: muscle (IBM), bone (PDB), and brain (FTD). IBMPFD is caused by mutations in the ubiquitously expressed valosin-containing protein (VCP) gene,(More)
BACKGROUND The therapeutic effects of exercise resistance and endurance training in the alleviation of muscle hypertrophy/atrophy should be considered in the management of patients with advanced neuromuscular diseases. Patients with progressive neuromuscular diseases often experience muscle weakness, which negatively impact independence and quality of life(More)
Valosin Containing Protein (VCP) disease is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the VCP gene and is associated with progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. Affected individuals exhibit striking scapular winging due to shoulder girdle weakness. Currently, there are no treatments available and patients are dying early from cardiac and(More)
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