Feeding problems and weight gain in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  title={Feeding problems and weight gain in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.},
  author={Marika Pane and Isabella Vasta and Sonia Messina and Domenica Sorleti and Annie Aloysius and Federico Sciarra and Fortunato Mangiola and Maria Kinali and Enzo Ricci and Eugenio Mercuri},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  volume={10 5-6},
The aim of the study was to conduct a survey using a dedicated questionnaire to estimate feeding difficulties, gastrointestinal involvement and weight gain in a population of 118 Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients (age range 13.80-35.8 years). All the answers were entered in a database and the data analysed subdividing the cohort into age groups (3-9, 9-13, 13-18, 18-24, 24-30, 30-36 years). The results indicate that chewing difficulties are frequent and become increasingly present with… CONTINUE READING
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