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Central Cord Syndrome In Children
Spinal cord injury: Central cord syndrome is characterized by weakness ue>le, with urinary retention and sensory loss below the level of the lesion. The arms and hands maybe paralyzed or moderately weak, the legs may be severely weak or minimally weak. The accuracy of the neurologic exam in the first week is more important in prognosis than imaging studies. ...Read more
Yes/no: Central cord syndrome is basically a force injury to the spinal cord. Usually when someone has this injury it was the result of a fall. This can happen if someone has a normal spinal canal but more oftern it happens because there is stenosis at baseline. This should be corrected to stop further injury. The timing of the surgery depends on the surgeon. The symptoms improve at a variable rate. ...Read more
See below: The main treatment for central cord syndrome is rehabilitation which consists of physical and occupational therapy as well as speech therapy if there are swallowing difficulties. The physical therapist deals with movement and improving independence in all movement activities. The ot deals with so called activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting and dressing. A rehab md coordinates. ...Read more
No restrictions: I have identified only one child with 11q terminal deletion syndrome (in 36 years), but it was recently. I double-checked, because I didn't remember any dietary restrictions. Feed him whatever any child of his developmental age could eat. I hope you have been able to access all needed specialists - cardiology, hematology, ophthalmology, ortho, db pedes, genetics, as well as special education. ...Read more
For an assessment:
Of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. Old, call Pam Barton,
Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. Old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106.
At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read more
Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more
DS Phenotype: Flattened face, upward-slanting eyes, skin folds at inner corners of eyes, transverse palmar crease, & more. Many have congenital anomalies of the heart, intestine, skeletal system & other organs, along with hearing loss, vision problems & certain blood & neurological disorders. Intellectual Disability is usually mild-moderate. Guidelines for medical & developmental care are well-established. ...Read more
Yes.: :simply discuss this issue with your ob/gyn specialists to allay your concerns! ...Read more
No: As a phenomenologically defined entity, and considering that no reliable universal genetic marker was identified, it is impossible to predict with any level of certainty as of now. What is possible though is the diagnostic evaluation of a kid already exhibiting behaviors. ...Read more
ACOG charts show the: Risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome, at prenatal diagnosis vs. The risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery, the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more
No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' - it is not that. Wish I could offer #s, but I can't. ...Read more
Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more
Infertility: It may be primary or secondary infertiliy ...Read more
Tachybrady syndrome: TachyBrady Syndrome can occur in young children albeit rare. Infants may present with poor feeding or easy fatigability, which may also be evident in toddlers and older children. Laboratory studies include electrolytes, thyroid studies, echocardiogram, holter monitoring in older children, EP studies. Patients with symptoms require pacemakers and avoidance of medications that can exacerbate the prob. ...Read more
Doubt it would Hapn: While females with ds are capable of reproduction (with difficult pregnancies) males with few exceptions are not. For a male to be capable, I would expect him to be a partially affected mosaic ds & fertility would depend on the tissues of his body that has ds info. Having family support thru their lives is a great asset to anyone with ds or any impairment. ...Read more
I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?
Not Well Established: The prevalence of Asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of Asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more
I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, I was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?
FAS: Fetal alcohol syndrome is a label applied to infants where alcohol exposure during pregnancy created toxic effects on otherwise normal tissues. The features range from altered facial appearance & heart defects to injury to brain cells. Add or learning problems is common. This is not genetic & no mom passes it to her kids unless she ingests alcohol during pregnancy & replicates the injuries. ...Read more
Hello. I was wondering how likely it is for a male Schmidt's syndrome patient to pass on the disease to his children. Thank you.
Risk is there: The genetic risk is there but it doesn't mean all of them will get it. It just means they have a higher chance than the general population to develop the disease. The best thing is to go see the endocrinologist or the geneticist to determine their individual risks. There are test that can be done to determine if they have the antibody and the HLA type ...Read more
Use your mind: Psychotherapy, with a trained pain psychologist is a great therapy for any chronic pain syndrome. It focuses on helping your mind cope and live with the pain, not just cover it up with pain medication. If you stick with it and give it a good try, you can improve your functioning greatly. ...Read more
Not enough info:
Unfortunately you have not given enough information to answer your question. I would discuss this with your pediatrician.
Tics are common in children - approximately 15% of children will have a tic at some time. To have tourette syndrome a person should have tics that exist for at least one year and change form or become multiple, changing in form over time. Tics also wax and wane over time. ...Read more
Be Proactive: As the parent of a child with a complicated disease like nephrotic syndrome find the best pediatric nephrologist you can. They are usually found at children's hospitals to confirm the diagnosis and initiate treatment, usually steroids. There are many types of nephrotic syndrome so a good initial evaluation is important. See http://www. Nephcure. Org/nephrotic-syndrome-facts. ...Read more
3 out of 4: Abdominal obesity, elevated blood sugar, high triglycerides or low HDL (good) cholesterol, elevated blood pressure. 3 out of 4 of these criteria are required to make a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in kids. Metabolic syndrome is also considered a risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes in kids. ...Read more
Steroids: Kids with nephrotic syndrome spill protein in their urine due to inflammation of the membrane that filters blood. This leads to swelling throughout the body as there is not enough protein in the blood to prevent fluid from leaks out of the vessels. Treatment is steroids to knock down the inflammation and stop the proteins from leaking out. The problem usually resolves fairly quickly when treated. ...Read more
This is a complicated condition and many children will have developmental/intellectual delays. Best if you make an appointment with a Genetic Specialist who can guide you through the diagnosis and possible outcomes. Here's an article that you may find helpful.
http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/jacobsen-syndrome ...Read more
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- Central cord deformity
- Severe acquired central canal stenosis with flattening the ventral cord and ligamentum flavum laxity
- What is moderate appearing central stenosis with complete effacement of csf around spinal cord?
- Broad disc osteophyte with mild central stenosis and mild remodeling of the ventral cord