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Neurology at UNICAMP gains scale to evaluate muscle diseases

Tool analyzes the patient's overall function and provides prognostic of therapeutic approaches for both adults and children

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The Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM) may now have a scale that evaluates patients with neuromuscular diseases, dystrophies, neuropathies and amyotrophy - called Measure of motor function. The authors of the scale, the doctor and physical therapist Carole Berard Girardot Françoise, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France, come to Unicamp know more about the Portuguese version, translated and validated by the physical therapist Cristina Iwabe, a postdoctoral fellow of the Faculty, and by guiding, Anamarli Nucci.

During the coming of the experts, they will give a lecture on the scale for health professionals in the next Wednesday (14). They will have two days to meet and formalize the new assessment tool. On day 19, the French researchers will provide training to the staff of Neurology using the scale, which should be used primarily in research.

The differential of this in relation to other scales for neuromuscular diseases is that it analyzes the overall function of the patient, that provide the prognosis of the therapeutic area of ​​neurology. One advantage is that it can be used for both adults and children, says Cristina Iwabe, that since doctorate became interested in investigating such disease.

In Brazil, it is estimated that there are about 80 000 people diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases, distributed in more than 30 types identified in the literature.

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