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Approximately 1 in 40 people are carriers of the genetic mutation that causes SMA, making it one of the most common genetic disorders.

V rámci občanského sdružení mMEDCON se snažíme zatraktivnit a přiblížit medicínskou profesi a výzkum středoškolským studentům formou zážitkového vzdělávání.

MEZI NAŠE HLAVNÍ PROJEKTY PATŘÍ:

korespondenční seminář a letní akademie zaměřené na klinickou praxi

žurnalistika pro mladé vědce se zaměřením na výzkum

víkenové workshopy 

*Evropská komise, zpráva o Slovensku 2020

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DMD patients usually lose the ability to walk by age 12 and often die of respiratory failure or cardiac insufficiency around age 20

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High Prevalence and Genetic Factors

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is significantly more prevalent in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) populations, with rates at least 50 times higher than in the US due to genetic factors like consanguinity. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), caused by a mutation on the X chromosome, primarily affects male children and leads to progressive muscle degeneration.

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Challenges in Diagnosis and Progression

DMD is characterized by progressive muscle weakness, beginning in the pelvic girdle and extending to distal extremities. Traditional diagnostic methods like muscle biopsies are limited in scope. It is also invasive and often painful, requiring recovery time. Muscle MRI offers a non-invasive alternative, providing high-resolution images and comprehensive evaluations of multiple muscles, identifying early muscle changes and aiding in disease progression monitoring.

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Importance of Early Diagnosis and Advanced Tools

The severe complications of DMD, including cardiac and respiratory issues, underscore the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to slow disease progression.

Therefore, there is a critical need for innovative, non-invasive diagnostic tools and comprehensive care plans to address these challenges. Our project aims to fill this gap by providing state-of-the-art diagnostic solutions and personalized care strategies.

Our
Mission &
Impact

AI powered muscle analytics

simple to use for clinicians

easy access for patients

early and reliable diagnosis

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Dominika Joneková

Členka týmu KaSMED a Finance

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