Long-term effects of glucocorticoids on function, quality of life, and survival in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a prospective cohort study

@article{McDonald2017LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of glucocorticoids on function, quality of life, and survival in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Craig M. McDonald and Erik K. Henricson and Richard Ted Abresch and Tina Duong and Cinrg Dnhs Investigators},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2017},
  volume={391},
  pages={451-461}
}
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoid treatment is recommended as a standard of care in Duchenne muscular dystrophy; however, few studies have assessed the long-term benefits of this treatment. We examined the long-term effects of glucocorticoids on milestone-related disease progression across the lifespan and survival in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. METHODS For this prospective cohort study, we enrolled male patients aged 2-28 years with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at 20 centres in nine… CONTINUE READING
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