Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Blake (Moorman) Burnette

Location

Lilburn, GA

Blake enjoyed drama and social studies. He created this artwork at age 17 and was featured in the 1999 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection.

Full name: 
Blake Burnette
Artist: 
Blake (Moorman) Burnette
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Joshua Bee

Location

Harrington, DE

Joshua has been drawing for several years. This artwork is an illustration for a book he’s writing. Other hobbies include watching movies and listening to all types of music.

Full name: 
Joshua Bee
Artist: 
Joshua Bee
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Pencil

James D'Avanzo

Location

Fairfield, CT

James began creating computer art several years ago using the Fractal Design Painter programs, Corel Draw and Photoshop. He studied design at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University and the Creative Art Workshop. His work appeared in the “National Association of Desktop Publishers Journal” and “Computer Graphics World” magazine.

Full name: 
James D'Avanzo
Artist: 
James D'Avanzo
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Computer Graphics

Julian Dombrowski

Location

Tucson, AZ

Julian created this self-portrait at age 10 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held Oct. 2, 1992, at the Tucson Museum of Art. He is a former MDA Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Arizona.

Full name: 
Julian Dombrowski
Artist: 
Julian Dombrowski
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Pen & Ink

Jose Carballo

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Jose’s artwork was created in an MDA sponsored children’s art workshop held January 23, 1993, at the Arizona State University Art Building in Tempe. It has been shown in several exhibits and was featured in an MDA holiday card.

Full name: 
Jose Carballo
Artist: 
Jose Carballo
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Matt Rogers

Location

Mesa, AZ

Matt created this painting at age 10 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held at the Arizona State University Art Building in Tempe, Ariz. He was very active in scouting.

Full name: 
Matt Rogers
Artist: 
Matt Rogers
Disease: 
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Eteplirsen (AVI-4658) Boosts Dystrophin Production in DMD

Complete and extremely encouraging findings from a phase 1b-2 trial of eteplirsen (AVI-4658), an exon skipping drug in development to treat a portion of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) population, show the compound is safe and well-tolerated, and that it can significantly increase production of the needed dystrophin protein in recipients without eliciting an unwanted immune response.

DMD: Daily, Weekly Prednisone Treatment Results About the Same

A one-year, MDA-supported study comparing a weekend-only prednisone treatment schedule with a daily prednisone schedule in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has found that the two treatment regimens provide about the same benefits and have approximately the same side-effect profile.

DMD Guidelines — Corticosteroids


In January 2005, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released its long-awaited report on the use of corticosteroids (prednisone or deflazacort) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The report is also published in the Jan. 11 issue of Neurology. It finds that corticosteroids are beneficial in DMD, but that some drawbacks to their use must be considered.

Last Updated: 
Sat, 01/01/2005 - 11:46

Milestones in DMD Research

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MDA has funded Duchenne muscular dystrophy research since 1950, and has paid for more research into this disease than any nongovernmental agency. It also provides the most comprehensive services program of any nonprofit organization in the country.

Last Updated: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 20:06

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