Muscle Diseases Neurogenetics

Muscle Diseases Neurogenetics

About Muscle & Nerve Clinic

Diagnosis and treatment of muscle and nerve diseases requires highly specialized tools and skills. Neuro Med provides this unique mix to patients through expert neurology consultants (Dr. Rasha El Sherif, Dr. Hossam Afify and Dr. Ahmed Elsadek) and services that are unmatched in the country.

Services

  • Advanced Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Advanced Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (EMG)
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • dystrophy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory neuropathies
  • Myopathies
  • Myasthenia Gravis

 

Muscle & Nerve Tests

We offer a wide range of advanced genetic testing for genetic muscle diseases in collaboration with major muscle research labs around the world.

Tests include Duchenne and Becker muscle dystrophies, sacroglycanopathies and limb girdle muscle dystrophies.

 

 

First targeted treatment success for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

 

Scientists at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) have led on an important breakthrough in the development of a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, as detailed in The Lancet today.

Together with the MDEX Consortium where the ICH’s Prof Francesco Muntoni is the Chair, the group have shown that an antisense oligonucleotide genetic therapy was effective in restoring the missing protein dystrophin in 7/19 trial participants, with 3 in the higher dose cohort showing for the first time levels in dystrophin exceeding 18% of those found in normal muscle. Their laboratory findings suggest that this approach could provide a functional advantage to affected patients with eligible mutations.

Team Of Specialists

  • Dr. Rasha El Sherif

    - Doctorate degree of Neuro ...

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