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Best Practices in the Care of Adult Patients With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  1. Which muscles are affected initially and severely when assessing progressive muscle weakness in adult patients with SMA?
    Distal to proximal muscles
    Proximal to distal muscles
    Both distal and proximal muscles are affected at the same time
  2. Risdiplam and nusinersen are 2 FDA-approved medications to treat adult patients with SMA. When reviewing real-world data, which of the following should be a primary treatment goal?
    Gains in overall motor function
    Decline in motor function
    Stabilization of motor function
  3. Which of the following statements regarding the multidisciplinary care in the management of adults patients with SMA is correct?
    Multidisciplinary care is needed for all patients with SMA
    Multidisciplinary care is only needed for the transition of care from pediatric to adult
    Multidisciplinary care is not needed