Optimization of power wheelchair control for patients with severe Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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The extended survival of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) achieved by the introduction of mechanical ventilation is raising new quality-of-life issues. We evaluated passive range of wrist extension, key pinch strength, and power wheelchair driving in 84 patients. The 47 drivers with restricted driving abilities were older than the 37… (More)

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