Sabrina W. Yum, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Department: Neurology

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CTRB Rm10008
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1719
Fax: 215-590-1771
M.D. (Medicine)
Guangzhou Medical College, 1983.
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Description of Research Expertise

Biology and pathogenesis of connexin mutations associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, hearing loss
The role of neurofilaments in axonal degeneration
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Pediatric neuromuscular disorders
clinical trials in pediatric neuromuscular diseases

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neuromuscular diseases
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Brachial plexopathy, Erb's palsy
Nerve conduction study and EMG
Muscle ultrasound
BOTOX injection for patients with movement disorders and spasticity

Selected Publications

Graham R, Muntoni F, Hughes I, Yum S, Kuntz N, Yang M, Byrne B, Prasad S, Alvarez R, Genetti C, Haselkorn T, James E, LaRusso L, Noursalehi M, Rico S, Beggs: Mortality and respiratory support in X-linked myotubular myopathy: a RECENSUS retrospective analysis. Archives of Disease in Childhood Page: 0-7, April 2020 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Glanzman A, Yildiz S, Estilow T, Flickinger J, Brandsema JF, TEnnekoon G, Banwell BL,Yum SW: Retrospective analysis of fractures and factors causing ambulation loss after lower extremity fractures in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Mar 2020 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

51. Fridman V, Sillau S, Acsadi G, Bacon C, Dooley K, Burns J, Day J, Feely S, Finkel RS, Grider T, Gutmann L, Herrmann DN, Kirk CA, Knause SA, Laurá M, Lewis RA, Li J, Lloyd TE, Moroni I, Muntoni F, Pagliano E, Pisciotta C, Piscosquito G, Ramchandren S, Saporta M, Sadjadi R, Shy RR, Siskind CE, Sumner CJ, Walk D, Wilcox J, Yum SW, Züchner S, Scherer SS, Pareyson D, Reilly MM, Shy ME: A longitudinal study of CMT1A using Rasch analysis based CMT neuropathy and examination scores. Neurology 94(9), Mar 2020.

Lloyd Morris EH, Estilow T, Glanzman AM, Cusack SV, Yum SW: Improving Temporomandibular Range of Motion in People With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Am J Occup Ther 74(2), Mar 2020.

Matesanz SE, Anderson K, Timothy Estilow T, Yum SW: Neurofascin-155 Antibody Associated Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) in Children. Accepted for poster presentation in the 2020 PNS meeting 2020.

Matesanz SE, Kichula E, Brandsema JF, Yum SW: Muscle ultrasound as a tool for identification of early disease manifestation in SMA patients identified by newborn screen. Poster presentation in the 2020 MDA meeting 2020.

Gross B, Matesanz SE, Dubbs H, Yum SW: Dystrophinopathy phenotypic variability considerations for current genetic counseling practices. Poster presentation in the 2020 MDA meeting 2020.

69. Finanger E, Finkel R, Vandenborne KHE, Sweeney HL, Tennekoon G, Shieh P, Yum SW, Mancini M, MacDougall J, Donovan J. : Edasalonexent treatment in young bobys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is associated with age-normative growth and normal adrenal function. Poster presentation in the 2020 MDA meeting 2020.

Ahrens-Nicklas RC, Pappas CT, Farman GP, Mayfield RM, Larrinaga TM, Medne L, Ritter A, Krantz ID, Murali C, Lin KY, Berger JH, Yum SW, Carreon CK, Gregorio CC: Disruption of cardiac thin filament assembly arising from a mutation in LMOD2: A novel mechanism of neonatal dilated cardiomyopathy. Sci Adv 5(9): eaax2066 September 2019.

Estilow T, Glanzman AM, Burns J, Harrington A, Cornett KMD, Menezes MP, Shy R, Moroni I, Foscan M, Pagliano E, Pareyson D, Bhandari T, Muntoni F, Laura M, Reilly MM, Finkel RS, Eichinger K, Herrmann DN, Troutman G, Bray P, Halaki M, Shy ME, Yum SW: Balance impairment in pediatric charcot–marie–tooth disease. Muscle & Nerve 60(3): 242-249, Sep 2019.

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