There are many and different neuromuscular disorders; they range from the most common to the least complicated lumbosciatica
and carpal tunnel, to diabetic neuropathies, to the more complex and rare ones, such as Duchenne dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Spinal muscular atrophy (Sma) and many others. In nine out of ten casesin fact it is about rare diseasesharder to diagnose. Raising awareness of these pathologies that can cause the loss of important functions, from motor to respiratory functions, is the aim of the day
national neuromuscular disorders which takes place on March 18, promoted by the Italian Society for the Study of the Peripheral Nervous System (ASNP), the Italian Society of Myology (AIM) and by the Italian Society of Neurology to which both Associations adhere, with the support of the Associations of patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders and the patronage of the Italian Society of General Medicine and Primary Care, the Federation of Orders of Surgeons and Dentists (FNOMCeO) and the Italian Society of Physiotherapy (AIFI). a correct and timely diagnosis it actually means immediately start the therapeutic and/or rehabilitation treatments as well as adequate take the lead by specialists to improve the quality of life of patients.
more frequent and the signs typical of neuromuscular diseases are difficulty walking, lack of strength, tenderness, pain, easy fatigue, balance disorders, increased or decreased sweating, respiratory failure and progressive disability.
There are four i’s groups of neuromuscular disorders: muscle pathologies (myopathies, e.g. muscular dystrophies), diseases of the neuromuscular junction (such as myasthenia); diseases of peripheral nerves (for example: carpal tunnel, Charcot Marie Tooth, diabetic neuropathies; diseases of the motor neurons (such as Sma and Lettuce).
Often it’s about rare degenerative diseases – such as Duchenne dystrophy, ALS, Sma – with a progressive trend that varies over the years and is potentially disabling.
Onset can occur in childhood, but also in adulthood.
There are also neuromuscular disorders purchasedlike for example the diabetic neuropathies or the lumbosciatica.
Initiatives in 18 cities
After two years of suspension due to the pandemic, the events planned for the sixth edition of the study and dissemination day, born in 2017 from an idea of Angelo Schenone, professor of neurology at the University of Genoa and former president of the ASNP and Antonio Toscano, professor of neurology at the University of Messina and former president of AIM.
The meetings (here the information) will take place simultaneously on 18 March 18 citiesreference centers for the study of neuromuscular disorders or Ancona, Bari, Brescia, Bologna, Cagliari, Genoa, Messina, Milan, Naples, Padua, Parma, Palermo, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Turin, Trento, Trieste.
Professor Schenone explains: «The roundtables organized at the different locations are linked to each other needs of patients and their families, who expose their daily problems to us doctors and representatives of local institutions. Among other things, we will talk about rehabilitation, access to health facilities, prescribing off-label therapies (drugs used outside the permitted conditions, ed), therapeutic novelties».
In addition to patients, their families and the associations that represent them they participate including neurologists, physiotherapists, paediatricians, general practitioners, child neuropsychiatrists, physiotherapists, geneticists, nurses, psychologists.
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