Special Issue on Muscular Dystrophy

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Maria Sofia Cotelli
      Neurology Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • Guest Editor
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    • Marinella Turla
      Asst Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
    • DAMIANO BOTTONE
      Asst Valcamonica- Esine, Esine, Brescia, Italy
    • Luisa Salada
      Pneumology Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Italy
    • Patrizia Civelli
      Asst Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
    • Filippo Manelli
      Emergency Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Italy
    • Roberto Furloni
      Medicine Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Valcamonica, Esine, Italy
  • Introduction

    Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. The disorders differ in which muscles are primarily affected, the degree of weakness, how fast they worsen, and when symptoms begin. In many cases affected patients are convicted to wheelchair. Most important complicances involve heart and respiratory systems.
    Muscular dystrophy group involves many different genetic disorders that are usually classified into main categories. The most common type is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which typically affects males beginning around the age of four. Other types include Becker muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and myotonic dystrophy. They are due to mutations in genes that are involved in producing and regulating muscle proteins. Inheritance can be Disorders may be X-linked recessive, autosomal recessive or autosomal dominant. Diagnosis often involves blood tests and genetic testing.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Muscular
    2. Dystrophy
    3. Respiratory
    4. Cardiological
    5. Emergency
    6. Rehabilitation

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.cnnjournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.