The Neuromuscular Outpatient Clinic of the Neurosciences Center of Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública recently signed a partnership with Casa Hunter with the objective of implementing the Hunter Day project, which aims to promote care for patients with rare genetic diseases, emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary team composed of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists , speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and nutritionists so that the patient can be supported in its entirety.
According to the coordinator of the clinic, medical neurologist Marcela Costa, the clinic already has a multidisciplinary team, with attendance on Fridays. "To be part of the project, patients need to be referred by their neurologists, along with their medical report." According to Dr. Marcela, patients of all ages and from all over the state are already being treated.
The House Hunter and the Day Hunter
Casa Hunter is a non-profit institution with no political or religious affiliation that operates nationwide in order to ensure public solutions and sensitize the private sector and society in general to the needs of people with rare diseases. Parents of children with rare diseases, physicians specialized in genetic studies, researchers, pharmacists and businessmen concerned with the well-being of society and working to guarantee Human Rights participate in its projects.
In recent years, congenital malformations have been highlighted as the second cause of infant mortality. One of the main tools in combating this reality is the promotion of new knowledge in the field of genetics, in the areas of cytogenetics and molecular biology, for the diagnosis and elucidation of the etiology of many genetic diseases.
The Hunter Day Project has been meeting the growing clinical demand of patients of different genetic etiologies. In addition to the assistance activity, the initiative has contributed to the guidance of undergraduate students, interns and graduate students. For most patients served by the project, there is no specific treatment, but supportive treatment with a multidisciplinary team can be a decisive factor in improving the quality of life of patients, families and caregivers.