Ask-the-Expert: Respiratory Issues & DM


Originally presented on March 19th, 2021.

Do you have questions for DM doctors and therapists? Join Valeria Sansone, MD, PhD of the NEuroMuscular Omnicentre (NEMO) for a “Ask-the-Expert” session on DM and the Lungs. After the success of the Stump-the-Doctor session at the 2020 Virtual MDF Conference, MDF has created a series using the same format to connect families and DM experts.

About the Presenter

Valeria Sansone has extensive clinical and bench science experience in neuromuscular disorders both from a clinical and basic science perspectives. For the past 22 years she has been in charge of in-patients with muscle disorders at the University Department of Neurology in Milan and the national out-patient neuromuscular clinic at the NEMO clinic. Her main field of research has included the myotonic dystrophies. Click here to learn more about Dr. Sansone.

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Find more information about the Lungs and DM with the Clinical Care Recommendations for Pulmonologists Treating Adults with Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1. This guide, co-authored by Dr. Sansone, covers topics such as nocturnal hypoventilation, obstructive sleep apnea, decreased respiratory function and more.

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