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Integrated Treatment Protocol for Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

School: School of Ayurveda

Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Rammanohar

Co-Investigator: Dr. Anantharam Sharma

Integrated Treatment Protocol for Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The collaboration between the Amrita School of Ayurveda at Amrita University and the University of Milano is based on previous contacts and joint activities. The major aim of this collaborative exchange project is to design an integrated treatment protocol including standard conventional care, Ayurveda, and psychological counseling addressed to patients with DMD. The possibility to test this protocol on a small group of patients in India and Italy and the evaluation of the integrated treatment outcomes will create the basis for a randomized study in a larger cohort of patients in both countries. The collaboration of Italian and Indian partners could lead to the identification of an approach to healthcare capitalizing on local strengths and resources and based on the integration of different knowledge systems and disciplinary perspectives. This synergy could lead to improvements in healthcare services and treatments available to patients with neuromuscular diseases in both countries, and it could pave the way to further joint projects addressed to other kinds of pathologies. This project is jointly funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the Ministry of Science, Government of Italy.