Clinical Follow-Up for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Newborn Screening: A Proposal

Jennifer M. Kwon, Hoda Z. Abdel-Hamid, Samiah A. Al-Zaidy, Jerry R. Mendell, Annie Kennedy, Kathi Kinnett, Valerie A. Cwik, Natalie Street, Julie Bolen, John W. Day, Anne M. Connolly
2016 Muscle and Nerve  
New developments in the rapid diagnosis and treatment of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have led to growing enthusiasm for instituting DMD newborn screening (NBS) in the United States. Our group has been interested in developing clinical guidance to be implemented consistently in specialty care clinics charged with the care of presymptomatically identified newborns referred after DMD-NBS. We reviewed the existing literature covering patient-centered clinical follow-up after NBS,
more » ... cational material from public health and advocacy sites, and federal recommendations on effective NBS follow-up. We discussed the review as a group and added our own experience to develop materials suitable for initial parent and primary care provider education. These materials and a series of templates for subspecialist encounters could be used to provide consistent care across centers and serve as the basis for ongoing quality improvement.
doi:10.1002/mus.25185 pmid:27170260 pmcid:PMC5437738 fatcat:chvxml6jijdn3brnwdpyvqot4q