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John Brandsema, MD, and Julie Parsons, MD, review the diagnosis and optimal management of spinal muscular atrophy.
June 15th 2021
John Brandsema, MD, leads the discussion on the 5 main types of spinal muscular atrophy and the evolution of disease classification.
Julie Parsons, MD, discusses the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to managing SMA in clinical practice.
June 22nd 2021
Identifying spinal muscular atrophy through early diagnosis using prenatal and newborn screenings is discussed.
Julie Parsons, MD, comments on the role of primary care providers and gene testing for the early diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy.
June 29th 2021
Expert pediatric neurologists review the importance of early recognition and referral to neurologists for the diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy and when it’s appropriate to approach treatment.
John Brandsema, MD, and Julie Parsons, MD, discuss the approval of nusinersen for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy and their personal experiences regarding drug safety and administration in patients.
July 10th 2021
Experts in pediatric neurology provide insight on the efficacy of nusinersen and treatment response in patients with SMA.
John Brandsema, MD, leads the discussion on the concept of gene transfer for the management of SMA and the recent approval of onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi.
July 17th 2021
Experts in pediatric neurology share insights on the role of small molecule treatment for SMA through the recent FDA approval of risdiplam and discuss factors to consider when tailoring therapy for individual patients.
John Brandsema, MD, comments on the importance of patient compliance to therapy to manage spinal muscular atrophy.