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Beaumont Hospital

Prof Richard Costello, Consultant in Respiratory

Prof Richard Costello, Consultant in Respiratory

Adult Neuromuscular Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
The muscle clinic for adults with neuromuscular conditions takes place on the third Thursday afternoon of the month in BeaumontHospital. Adults attending this clinic will see one of the neurologists, Prof. Orla Hardiman or Dr. Ronan Walsh and are often referred to appropriate specialists such as Prof Richard Costello, Respiratory Consultant.

You may be referred to this clinic for the diagnosis of a neuromuscular condition, or for monitoring of your condition. It is important to note that funding has not yet been made available to make this a multidisciplinary clinic so the neurologist will be the only specialist you will see on this day. The neurologist may recommend that you be referred on to cardiac and / or respiratory specialists in BeaumontHospital. While it is not possible for them to see you on the same day that you attend the muscle clinic, they have great expertise in the assessment and management of cardiac and respiratory issues in neuromuscular conditions.

The neurologist will determine at your appointment when you will need to be seen again. This is different for each individual. For some people it may be in a number of months, while others might only need to be seen annually or every two years. However, if you have any issues in the meantime, it may be necessary to make another appointment. MDI’s Family Support and Clinic Coordinator, Margaret Goode attends this muscle clinic to provide support to adults, so if there is anything you would like to discuss or need assistance with, she is available on the day.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact MDI Head Office or your Family Support Worker.

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy - General
  • • MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  • • Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  • • Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  • • Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositides

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD) - General
  • • LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  • • LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  • • LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified