Patients with some neuromuscular disorders experience gradual deterioration in eating and swallowing functions and eventually require tube feeding. Our hypothesis was that percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can contribute to improvement of their general condition, as is seen in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To evaluate the safety and the efficacy of PEG in patients with DMD and compare them with patients with ALS and Parkinson’s Syndrome (PS).

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