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Genetics: The molecular biology of dmd has been fairly well investigated at this time. The gene responsible for the disease codes for a mutated form of the protein called dystrophin. This gene is located on the x-chromosome. For more information on this go to http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001724/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myopathy dx, preliminary. Musc enzymes tests norml. Fatigued, sore. Doc states myopathy, MD, or MND. See speclst in Dec. Can lab tests lag? Ty
Not Really: Blood test do not diagnose all the Myopathy.You have an appointment with Rhematologist and can wait.You will have a neuromuscular exam and may repeat blood tests and may be other tests as indicated like Imaging of Spine or Brain and/or muscle biopsy and EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies if indicated after takinf detailed history and comprehensive Physical Exam to make Diagnosis and appropriate Treatmen ...Read more
See below: So far it appears that people with post polio syndrome do fairly well with a strengthening program custom designed for them. For muscles that have decent strength it is possible to strengthen these further with resistance training so long as the muscels are not pushed to total fatigue. Formuscles that are very weak, there does not seem to be any benefit for strengthening exercises/possible harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Instrumental ADLs: An occupational therapist is the healthcare specialist who helps define one's needs to perform activities like computer work (considered an instrumental activity of daily living or adl vs a basic adl such as bathing). Once defined, the therapist helps acquire the equipment and trains a patient in its use. A physiatrist is the medical specialist who works most closely with these therapists. ...Read more
No: Guillan-Barre is a poorly understood but fascinating symmetric ascending paralysis (both legs get paralyzed from the feet moving on up to sometimes respiratory failure). Cause include campylobacter jejuni infections as well as several viruses. ANA will likely be negative. Lab tests include lumbar puncture, EMG etc. Miller-Fisher variant of is usually associated with an antibody GQ1b. ...Read more
Sometimes atrophy: Soemtimes the muscles afected may become atrophic. ...Read more
Hi; ECG test explaination ; Sinus Rhythm/ Spetal Infract , Q> 40ms in V2 / Q/R >1/3 in V2, P/PQ 112ms /157ms , QRS : 88MS /QT-QTc 361ms-369ms .
ECG: Q wave in V2 is concerning for a history of an anteroseptal myocardial infarction. The complicating factor is that if the ECG leads are misplaced or the heart is higher or lower than expected, it is possible that the Q wave is actually an S wave, which would not be of concern. The P/PQ would be a marker for conduction- should be <200ms. QRS should be <120, and QTC should be less than ~440ms. ...Read more
Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??
Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u developed guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) after tdap vaccine, which autoantibodies r commonly found in vaccine-induced gbs? Only ganglioside ab's?
Controversial: There is only anecdotal evidence that vaccines of any type are related to guillain-barre, and formal large studies have shown that no such relationship can be proven. Of course, many web sites, and blog sites continue to espouse multiple causes and effects which have been proven bogus in the past. Real causes include influenza a, campylobacter jejuni, and ebstein-barr virus infections. ...Read more
Have had emg ncv & mri. Tests show pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine. Personal trainer claims core exercises will cure condition. Thoughts?
I have 4 fingers on my right hand that are paralyzed, tests done, MRI spine, ekg, x-ray, emg, blood-work, neurological exam, MRI brain scheduled ?
No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more