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Cerebral palsy and myoclonus related?

Cerebral palsy and myoclonus related?

Spasticity: CP and myoclonus involve over active stretch reflexes. They are caused by release of these reflexes from higher cortical brain control. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral palsy?

What causes cerebral palsy?

Injury to nerves: CP results from an stable (non-progessive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control & posture. The injury can be lack of nutrients (oxygen, glucose) due to blood flow problems or hemorrhage or infection (virus, parasite, bacteria).The injury can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery or the first 3 yrs. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral palsy?

What causes cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality or disruption in brain development, usually before a child is born. Causes include: random mutations in genes, maternal infections that affect the developing fetus, lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain, infant infections that cause inflammation in or around the brain, traumatic head injury to an infant from a motor vehicle accident, fall or abuse. ...Read more

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What is cerebral palsy?

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions that are described by the way they limit mobility & hand use. Most commonly from a fetal brain malformation or injury that occurred any time from the 3rd week of gestation till term, about 10-20% of cases occur from asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life. Pediatric, early intervention services & subspecialty care all help. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy curable?

By definition - NO: Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy. This means that it is a stable and permanent disorder of motor control. Many children learn to control so well that they may appear normal. Their disorder is present but just so well controlled that it takes special testing to detect. Other patients are severely affected and must be in wheelchairs with casts and braces and lots of special help. ...Read more

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What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

Legs>arms: Spastic diplegia is a condition in which the lower extremities are more affected than uppers. Intelligence may be normal and ambulation with braces or ankle supports may be good ...Read more

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How is cerebral palsy diagnosed?

Examination findings: There is no specific diagnostic test for cerebral palsy. The diagnosis is made on the basis of the findings on examination including abnormalities of muscle tone, limitation of movement at joints, and abnormality of reflexes. There may be developmental delay, speech problems and visual abnormalities accompanying the motor abnormanlities. ...Read more

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Are cerebral palsy and epilepsy related?

Are cerebral palsy and epilepsy related?

Yes: Epilepsy refers to a seizure disorder. Children with CP have a static brain injury. This can result in some cases in abnormal bursts of activity (seizures). Not every child w CP has seizures but certainly more than the general population. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral palsy in children?

What causes cerebral palsy in children?

Hard to say: CP is caused by any injury to motor cortex in the brain from the point they become active in pregnancy to the 3rd birthday (research definition).These include loss of oxygen, blood flow, glucose (fuel), infection, trauma, etc. Studies show over half those with symptoms evident by age 7 had a normal pregnancy labor and delivery. The extent of impairment is quite variable. ...Read more

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Could cerebral palsy affect homeostasis?

CP: Cerebral palsy as you may know is a disease that results from an anoxic injury to the brain usually during childbirth. The resultant sequelae of this injury are hyper spasticity to lower extremities abnormal muscle function and in general loss of motion at the joints. This condition usually impairs the patients mobility and overall function. Homeostasis is a term that refers to the maintenance of function of a cell or organ system. ...Read more

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Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Often: Misdiagnosed, bell's palsy is a type of facial nerve palsy when the cause is unknown. In order for a facial nerve palsy to be correctly labelled bell's palsy, an appropriate evaluation with imaging studies needs to be done. ...Read more

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Does cerebral palsy affect your hearing?

Does cerebral palsy affect your hearing?

Rarely: CP involves an insult to the motor cortex of the brain physically located away from all the brain centers involved with hearing.The injury could occur at any point & is often thought to be infection, poor blood flow or oxygen deficit in the area.If the injury/infection/event that triggers the motor injury also attacks the hearing mechanism it might be involved.But this is an exception not the rule ...Read more

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What causes cerebral palsy in child?

What  causes cerebral palsy in child?

Difficult to know: We understand that this relates to an injury to the nerves that control movement & posture within the region of the brain called the motor cortex. By definition the injury can happen any time from when the nerves form to the 3rd birthday (research definition).Whether this is from poor blood flow, silent stroke, low blood sugar, toxin or infection, no specific cause is apparent ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cerebral palsy (c.P.)?

What sort of disease is cerebral palsy (c.P.)?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions that are described by the way they limit mobility & hand use. Most commonly from a fetal brain malformation or injury that occurred any time from the 3rd week of gestation till term, about 10-20% of cases occur from asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life. Pediatric, early intervention services & subspecialty care all help. ...Read more

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I was born with cerebral palsy. Can cerebral palsy lead to als? Are people with cerebral palsy at risk for als?

I was born with cerebral palsy. Can cerebral palsy lead to als? Are people with cerebral palsy at risk for als?

NO: CP is not a known cause of als. And ALS is not a result of cp. We do not know the cause of als. It has never been associated with cp. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called infant cerebral palsy.?

Explain the condition called infant cerebral palsy.?

Motor deficit: Cerebral palsy is defined as a disorder of movement & posture caused by an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs before the 3rd birthday.Origins are diverse from oxygen loss in the womb to infections of the brain & more. Impairment interferes with smooth control large or small movements. There can be additional separate issues but CP focuses on the movement. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy the outcome of in utero stroke?

Is cerebral palsy the outcome of in utero stroke?

Not routinely: Not in the usual sense that we think of strokes: blocked arteries cutting off circulation or bleeding into a localized area. For a good summary from the nih, see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001734/. ...Read more

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Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

All preventable: All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control. ...Read more

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How can I treat mild cerebral palsey and autism?

How can I treat mild cerebral palsey and autism?

Depends on age : Treatment of autism spectrum disorders can change emphasis at different ages, pt and ot may be helpful for CP and depending on the features and severity of autism psychological treatments, psychiatric medications, speech and language therapy, social skills therapy etc. Focus may depend on what r the most disabiliting symptoms in terms of setting priorities. Start with good assessment. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect your motor cortex if u got cerebral palsey?

Does alcohol affect your motor cortex if u got cerebral palsey?

Alter coordination: Alcohol can cause a decrease in coordination in anyone who drinks. If you already have a compromised motor coordination, drinking alcohol can make it worse. Be careful how much you drink and understand the point when you feel more compromised. ...Read more

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What is the cerebral heamrag?

What is the cerebral heamrag?

Brain bleed: A cerebral hemorrhage is when a blood vessel in the brain leaks and blood escapes into / around the brain tissue. It is the less common type of stroke (/hemorrhagic). ...Read more

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Can an 8 mm cerebral ectopica cause symptoms?

Can an 8 mm cerebral ectopica cause symptoms?

Cerebellar tonsilar: ectopy? Yes. Read about Chairi Malformation. See your neurologist. Review the recommended restrictions and precautions. ...Read more

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I have mild prominanace of my cerebral sulcci?

I have mild prominanace of my cerebral sulcci?

Unclear question: How do you know about the prominence on your cerebral sulcii? Do you have any symptoms? ...Read more

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What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

Cerebral involvement: I wonder if you may have misinterpretered the conclusion of the study (probably ct or mri). If it is what it is, then all it means is that your brain tissue (diffuse) is not significantly involved in some kind of process, inflammatory or infection or malignancy, or... ...Read more

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What does mild cerebral parenchynal volume loss mean?

What does mild cerebral parenchynal volume loss mean?

Damaged area: The volume loss represents the loss of tisdsue that has been damaged. The volume of loss may not correlate with the intelligence of an individual or the degree of motor handicap. You need to review the matter with a pediatric neurologist who can look at the neuroimaging with you to explain the significance. ...Read more

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What is mild cerebral dysrhythmia?

What is mild cerebral dysrhythmia?

EEG abnormalities: This is an old term for various abnormalities of the electroencephalogram. While i'm not a neurologist or electroencephalographer, i'd caution you against folks who may interpret these in a way that is not evidence-based. Especially if you've been told that this will be reflected in behavior or reflects a need for medication or supplements without clear symptoms, get another opinion. ...Read more

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What is connecting the cerebral hemisphere?

CC: The connection between the cerebral hemispheres is the corpus callosum. ...Read more

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What are some cerebral dysrhythmia symptoms?

What are some cerebral dysrhythmia symptoms?

Terminology: Cerebral dysrhythmia is an EEG description of electrical brain irritability and can be associated with several conditions including migraine, and epilepsy. ...Read more

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Is induced cerebral hypoperfusion reversible?

Is induced cerebral hypoperfusion reversible?

Maybe. Probably.: Cerebral hypoperfusion literally means "not enough blood to the brain." so whether or not it is reversible depends on the cause for the decreased blood flow, and "induced" typically refers to intentionally causing this, such as for brain surgery or diagnostically. If this is the case, then yes, it's reversible. You should ask your doctor for more information rather than "medspeak.". ...Read more

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Should i be checked for cerebral endometriosis?

Should i be checked for cerebral endometriosis?

Wow...: Pretty obscure. I don't even think there has been a true documented case. Why would you think you need to be checked for that? If you are having some neurological symptoms, there are so many other much more likely possibilities. ...Read more

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What medication is good for cerebral dysrhythmia?

What medication is good for cerebral dysrhythmia?

Depends on cause: Cerebral dysrhythmia is a term describing an EEG pattern which could be due to epilepsy, migraine, head injury, or any other problem which can affect brain adversely. Therefore clinical correlation is required to pin down cause, and then appropriate interventions can be started. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to treat cerebral vaculitis?

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None: There are absolutely no reasonable "natural" ways to treat vasculitis. ...Read more

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How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

It depends on route: If the cerebral angiogram was performed through a catheter insert through a blood vessel in the groin, it is best to avoid exercising for a few days until the blood vessel in the groin is well sealed and won't start-up bleeding when you start running. On the other hand, exercises that don't involve running, such as weight lifting are ok the next day. ...Read more

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Something in the cerebral hemispheres controlling motor function?

Something in the cerebral hemispheres controlling motor function?

Motor Stip: The cerebral hemispheres have the central fissure. Sort of sepeartes the front part of the brain from the back part of the brain. Anterior or closer to the eyes is a strip of brain that controls almost all motor function and behind the fissue is a strip that controls almost all sensory function. http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/d/d_06/d_06_cr/d_06_cr_mou/d_06_cr_mou.html. ...Read more

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Why can't a cerebral hemotoma be seen on a conventional radiograph?

Why can't a cerebral hemotoma be seen on a conventional radiograph?

Brain hematoma: Remember your brain is protected in its entirety by the skull which is dense bone. The density of the surrounding bone keeps you from appreciating hematoma on a regular xray. CT and MR are far more advanced in their ability to characterize the brain tissue even though surrounded by bone. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can pushing too hard on the toilet cause a cerebral hemmorage?

Help plz! Can pushing too hard on the toilet cause a cerebral hemmorage?

Yes: If you were to have a large intracranial aneurysm or a significant arteriovenous malformation, straining of any kind (Valsalva maneuver), could increase intracranial pressure with a secondary rupture. ...Read more