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Myotonic dystrophy: practical issues relating to assessment of strength.

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BACKGROUND: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 is a slowly progressive multisystem disease in which skeletal muscle involvement is prominent. As novel physical and pharmacological treatments become available, it is crucial to be able to measure their efficacy accurately. METHODS: 158 consecutive patients with myotonic dystrophy were assessed annually in a specialist muscle clinic. Strength was measured using both the Medical Research Council (MRC) scale and a hand-held dynamometer. Dynamometer readin...

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10.1136/jnnp.2006.099051

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
77
Issue:
11
Pages:
1282-1283
Publication date:
2006-11-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:9ea4f19a-1bae-4165-9d1a-5f866573f041
Source identifiers:
241909
Local pid:
pubs:241909

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