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Hyper Stimulation Syndrome
Is transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) an option for a four (4) year old patient with Williams-Biuren syndrome?
Unlikely: tDCS is experimental and has shown some benefit in individuals after brain injury either from trauma or stroke, it has also been tried in individuals with parkinsons disease. These are all cases where the brain was normal at one time and the therapy is used in attempt to re-establish connections via memory. ...Read more
Could gene therapy or transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) or any other method help a patient with Williams syndrome?
Unlikely: There are no gene therapies I know of for this condition. I have also not seen any research on tDCS use for this condition (mostly depression, parkinson's, gen. anxiety) but very small studies only. I did review Johns Hopkins Psychiatry and Behavioral Science website as they do some of this research. It is very limited and no mention of treatment of Williams syndrome. I am sorry. ...Read more
Is sacral nerve stimulation likely to work for patient who has neurogenic bladder due to cauda equine syndrome.?
SNS: That question is difficult to answer without additional information, like urodynamic findings and current bladder management. The great thing about sacral nerve stimulation is that it is tested prior to full implantation and you will be able to answer the question for yourself as to whether or not it worked for you prior to implantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is suffering from benign hyper mobility syndrome and been diagnosed with it couple of days back. She is 37 years old, is there any cure?
None per se....: Hypermobility is a causes for accelerated osteoarthritis. It can be helped with proper sporting activities: 1. They should be non-concussive. 2. They should avoid pivoting of jumping-tennis, volleyball, etc. 3. Bicycling proipable best aerobic activity. 4. Strengthening opposing muscles-bicepts instead of triceps will help hypermobile elbows! good luck! ...Read more
Are there definitive tests for "hyper-beta androgenic syndrome" that don't require going to mayo? Or treat to diagnose route?
Not really: There is always some uncertainty in medicine. And sometimes, the experts treat with the same rationale. I.E empiric ttament to see if indeed the diagnosis. ...Read more
I do not : Recommend it. You risk injuring the spinal cord. ...Read more
Multiple causes: It is a condition characterized by too many eosinophils (a type of immune cell). Sometimes a mutation in the precursors of the eosinophils causes them to multiply out of control. In other cases, another immune cell goes haywire and tells the eosinophils to multiply. Sometimes we can't find what causing them to multiply. It is usually acquired through life, and is only very, very rarely inherited. ...Read more
No: We are still trying to find out what this means although there is suggestion that this may well be a precursor of asthma. It is not related to hypereosinophilic syndrome per se. Once you developed allergic asthma, eosinophils are often elevated in the airway and it is no longer a case of eosinophilic bronchitis but a case of eosinophilic inflammation. ...Read more
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