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How long do people with moyamoya disease normally live?

How long do people with moyamoya disease normally live?

Depends.: Adults with moya moya disease can live normal life spans depending on how severe the presentation is, which is usually a stroke. As long as there aren't severe or frequent strokes, there can be a reasonable life expectancy. ...Read more

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Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

YES: Moyamoya disease is generally a congenital disease affecting the arteries of the brain causing them to gradually occlude. Fortunately, collaterals develop to supply blood to critical areas of the brain. These vessels can be frail and are prone to bleeding - which can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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In Moyamoya disease, what is meant by "intimal thickening"? Are the cells proliferating, or are they just growing larger without division?

In Moyamoya disease, what is meant by "intimal thickening"? Are the cells proliferating, or are they just growing larger without division?

Proliferating: They appear to be proliferating at an increased rate leading to narrowing and eventual blockage of the artery. May be an association with an abnormality in Ring Finger Protein 213 (RNF 213) gene according to what I was able to research. See link below for info on function of the gene. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/gene/57674
Hope this was helpful. Dr R ...Read more

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Are there surgeons who specialize in treating moyamoya disease?

Are there surgeons who specialize in treating moyamoya disease?

Yes: Neurovascular and pediatric neurosurgeons are often involved in the surgical care of patients with moyamoya. ...Read more

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Is the artery wall thickening that occurs in moyamoya disease the same as the the thickening in atherosclerosis?

Is the artery wall thickening that occurs in moyamoya disease the same as the the thickening in atherosclerosis?

NO: In Moyamoya disease the inner layer of the inner layer of the carotid artery overgrows and fills the artery, eventually closing it off. But this is not like atherosclerosis where the walls of arteries are damaged, leading to deposition of cholesterol and white blood cells. Both can cause strokes, but Moyamoya is seen in younger adults or even children! An angiogram shows the difference. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for moyamoya?

Is there a cure for moyamoya?

Moyamoya: Treatment is surgical. Consult a neuro-surgeon for details. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for moyamoya?

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Is there a permanent cure for moyamoya?

No: Moyamoya disease does not have a cure, though there are some measures to prevent stroke that may slow disease progression and improve quality of life. ...Read more

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I know there is a treatment but is there any cure for moyamoya?

I know there is a treatment but is there any cure for moyamoya?

Moya Moya: Moya moya is a disorder of blood vessels that leads to poor circulation and high risk of stroke. There is not really a cure for the disease yet there are several surgical treatments that can help with the blood circulations. Medical management also remains an important option but a cure is still awaiting. ...Read more

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What does a speech pathologist do for the first visits of a moyamoya patient in terms of assesment, counselling and treatment?

What does a speech pathologist do for the first visits of a moyamoya patient in terms of assesment, counselling and treatment?

Speech and language: Moyamoya is a process where there are problems with the blood vessels that primarily go to the frontal temporal regions. This can lead to strokes. Treatment is bypass surgery to bring in blood vessels from a different source. The pathologists get baseline studies to see the effect thus far of the moyamoya. If no surgery-st is directed at existing deficits. If surgery-st is directed at new deficits. ...Read more

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Pseudo-moyamoya isochemic stroke at 43. Now 48. Memory loss for 4 years. No other damage. Latest recent scan similar to a year ago. Other dangers?

Pseudo-moyamoya isochemic stroke at 43. Now 48. Memory loss for 4 years. No other damage. Latest recent scan similar to a year ago. Other dangers?

Watch risk factors: Well, I know you're saying the diagnosis is "pseudo-moyamoya" but I see in your conditions listed you have A-fib as well and are on Crestor and Victoza (liraglutide). So why can't your stroke have been from the A-fib or hypercholesterolemia....why did they decide to choose "pseudo moya moya? " I think I'm missing a little information here. At any rate, the name of the game is risk factor control. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother is in a coma due to a stroke and possible aneurysm or moyamoya.?

Neurosurgeon: I suggest you engage the services of the best and most experienced neurosurgeon in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a person with stage threechronic kidney disease live? 40 GFR going to bathroom normally maybe more so and exercises medium.

How long can a person with stage threechronic kidney disease live? 40 GFR going to bathroom normally maybe more so and exercises medium.

Here are some. ..: While realizing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity, one can slow down the pace of deterioration by healthy lifestyle + reasonable adequate healthcare. For one like you, just keep up the above, especially diligently/vigilantly avoid NSAIDs & any potentially kidney-insulting drugs if any possible; such endeavor is the only decent hope. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it normally take a peaditrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?

How long is it supposed to it normally take a peaditrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?

Variation: The diagnosis depends upon severity of the problem. We have made the diagnosis as early as 6 mos old. But 12-18 months old is more normal. And remember also that there are no blood tests or imaging studies for diagnosis. Observation and standardized questionaires are what is used. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take a pediatrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?

How long does it normally take a pediatrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?

Autism: Generally a pediatrician can pick subtle signs of autism very early. By 18 mo. There are obvious signs because by them they start communicating verbally. By then it is time for them to be referred to a developmental pediatrician. ...Read more