Take On Duchenne - North America

Take On Duchenne - North America

Take on Duchenne – North America A podcast series providing information about Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a severe neuromuscular disease. Hosted by Audrey Powell, M.D. Senior Medical Science Liaison at PTC Therapeutics, this podcast features conversations, insights and expert perspectives from medical and scientific leaders in the DMD community who, together with PTC, are committed to improving patient outcomes. This podcast is suitable for healthcare community and those interested in learning more about DMD. The information presented is intended to be general in nature and is not medical advice. This podcast should not replace or substitute consultation with a healthcare professional. This podcast is produced and funded by PTC Therapeutics in collaboration with leading experts. US-DMD-0252 I 09/28/21 Trademarks, registered or otherwise, are the property of their respective owner(s). © 2021 PTC Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


December 15, 2023 40 mins

In this podcast episode we are discussing the topic of Nutrition and Duchenne with our guest speaker, Dr. Kindann Fawcett, Behavioral Health Scientist, Dietitian and Caregiver to her son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Our conversation with Dr. Kindann Fawcett explores;

·      the importance of healthy nutrition

·      the common nutritional deficits seen in patients


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Dr. Ellen Welch is the Chief Scientific Officer at PTC who has been researching and tackling Duchenne for more than 20 years. 

In this episode, Dr. Welch reflects on scientific advances in the last two decades and how it has contributed to progress in the Duchenne space.  


She also explains the growing appreciation for women who are carriers, whether manifesting or not, and why it is important to ensure conti...

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A Mother and Carrier of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Shares Her Journey

Elizabeth’s journey with DMD began when her son was diagnosed at the age of five.

In this episode, Elizabeth reflects on the diagnosis of her son, her daughter’s and her own carrier diagnosis, family life, her coping mechanisms and management of the disease. Although her and her family’s lives have been impacted by DMD, her future outlook is positive and...

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Cardiomyopathy Associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

In this episode with Dr. Linda Cripe, we learn more about cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). We discuss care consideration and management strategies especially pertinent for manifesting DMD carriers and why screening and monitoring is so important. What more could be done to support carrier moms? Listen to the podcast to learn more.


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November 18, 2022 33 mins

Women & Duchenne

We are dedicating this episode to ‘Women & Duchenne’ in honor of World Duchenne Awareness Day which takes place every September 7. Tune in to hear from three incredible women: a clinical expert, a mother who is also a carrier and caregiver, and a scientist share their knowledge, perspectives and experiences. Each has a set of unique challenges to overcome in order to manage ...

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This episode is dedicated to discussing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) continuum of disease with a focus on cardiopathology. Hear from our expert guest speaker, Dr. Villa about the importance of continuing standard of care guidelines to support cardiac health.


Chet Villa, MD is a Pediatric Cardiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


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This episode is dedicated to discussing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) continuum of disease and importance of continuation of care. Hear from our expert guest speaker, Dr. Mayer about the recommended DMD standard of care guidelines with regards to ongoing patient management and care. 


Oscar Henry Mayer, MD is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and an...

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As more and more boys and young men with DMD are transitioning into adulthood, there is an increasing emphasis on quality of life and psychosocial management. In this episode, we are joined by Sarah Stoney, licensed social worker from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a discussion about considerations and strategies for social aspects of care. 


Sarah Stoney, MSW, LSW is an experiences and licensed social worker with...

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December 14, 2021 21 mins

Dr. Elman is an adult neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania, in this episode she shares her experience and important considerations for a successful transition to adult care in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).  

In the last decade, improvements in DMD care and therapeutic strategies have contributed to better patient outcomes and prolonged patient survival. Today, more and more boys are transitioning into adu...

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In this episode, our guest speaker Dr. Diana Castro, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at the University of Texas Southwestern shares her extensive clinical knowledge and discusses the clinical, diagnostic and medical landscape in DMD, as well as management approaches in the care of DMD.

Diana Castro, M.D., is a neurologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in pediatric neurology a...

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