US Pediatricians Often Overlook Steps in Diagnosing SMA, Surveys Show

US Pediatricians Often Overlook Steps in Diagnosing SMA, Surveys Show

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US Pediatricians Often Overlook Steps in Diagnosing SMA, Surveys Show

Many U.S. pediatricians fail to use developmental screening tools and are not familiar with the diagnostic requirements for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a study drawing on results of two surveys conducted by Cure SMA reported. These findings, from responses given by hundreds of pediatricians, support a continuing need to expand SMA awareness, and a need for a more timely referral to specialists and shorter wait times, the researchers said. The study, “Awareness screening and referral patterns…

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