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All India Institute of Medical Sciences Nagpur

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"Passion for Excellence"

First Multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Clinic of Maharashtra starting at AIIMS Nagpur

First Multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Clinic of Maharashtra starting at AIIMS Nagpur

MMDCIn the effort towards setting up a center of excellence for muscular dystrophy patients, a dedicated   Muscular dystrophy clinic is being started at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur; informed clinic in-charge, Dr Meenakshi Girish, Professor and the Head of department, Department of Pediatrics. The clinic is starting with the blessings of Maj Gen (Dr) Vibha Dutta SM, Director and CEO of AIIMS Nagpur, and is reflection of institute’s motto “Passion for excellence”.  

The clinic shall be held every Wednesday and will provide multidisciplinary care with the currently available facility of ECG, ECHO, Pulmonary function test and comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Pediatric Neurologist, Dr Shikha Jain informed that in the process of chasing a cure, many patients suffer poor quality of life due to lack of optimum utilization of available medical management. When treatment is continue with expert guidance, the disease progression can be slowed. Awareness, regular monitoring and timely interventions can prevent early heart failure, informed Dr Sagar Makode, Cardiologist. Dr Satyajeet Sahoo, Pulmonologist, said that early initiation of pulmonary function monitoring and breathing exercises can delay functional decline and future respiratory complications! Dr Harshanand Popalwar, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist informed that rehabilitation management is the only treatment modality available to improve quality of life for different stages of the disease as the disease is non-curable at present. He said that the quality of life of these children can be significantly improved with simple lifestyle modification, assistive devices, environmental modifications and regular exercises.  
The muscular dystrophy clinic is a boon to children and parents of Vidharbh region as scientific and standard care is made available under one roof at AIIMS Nagpur.