a care plan for the patient with spinal muscular atrophy (sma) — case report

by Prof. Greg O'Keefe PhD 3 min read

A Care Plan For the Patient with Spinal Muscular Atrophy …

5 hours ago The case report refers to a 17-year-old patient diagnosed with a diagnosis spinal muscle atrophy (SMA) five years before. Anorexia has resulted in patient’s underweight. There is a functional deficit in the child. The family and the patient do not have sufficient knowledge about the disease. Discussion. Taking care of a child with SMA during hospitalization period requires from all … >> Go To The Portal


Is there a standard practice standard for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)?

A practice standard for spinal muscular atrophy is urgently needed to help with the multidisciplinary care of these patients. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Child Child Nutrition Disorders / etiology Child Nutrition Disorders / physiopathology Child Nutrition Disorders / prevention & control Consensus

What is consensus in spinal muscular atrophy?

Consensus was achieved on several topics related to common medical problems in spinal muscular atrophy, diagnostic strategies, recommendations for assessment and monitoring, and therapeutic interventions in each care area.

Is Spinal muscular atrophy a neurodegenerative disease?

Spinal muscular atrophy is a neurodegenerative disease that requires multidisciplinary medical care. Recent progress in the understanding of molecular pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy and advances in medical technology have not been matched by similar developments in the care for spinal muscular atrophy patients.

Are the characters shown in the SMA videos real patients?

The characters shown are real patients and the required consent to use their stories has been obtained from the patients and families. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only. Learn more about the care approaches for people with SMA.

What is SMA care?

SMA CARE. THE SMA CARE TEAM: Care team roles and responsibilities. Because every person with spinal muscular atrophy is different, the members, as well as their level of involvement, may change over time according to individual needs and circumstances. 1.

What is the level of care and the care team members involved depend on?

The level of care and the care team members involved depend on the need of the patient and the goal of care. 1. The characters shown are real patients and the required consent to use their stories has been obtained from the patients and families. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only.

Other Clinical Care Evidence

Revised Hammersmith Scale for spinal muscular atrophy: A SMA specific clinical outcome assessment tool

Additional Resources

There are a number of additional resources available on our Cure SMA website: