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Medicine For Pateau Syndrome
Lifespan: In my clinical experience of 31 years practicing neonatal medicine, I would have to answer your question with a vague response. This is because each affected child does not necessarily have the same degree of affliction. The literature on this tells us that 99.9% die before a year of age. I have not seen one survive longer than two months, and I have seen many. ...Read more
Days/weeks.: Stillbirth (see picture) is very common. Of liveborns, 80% of affected infants die within the first month of life; only 5% survive the first six months. Severe intellectual disability, seizures, and failure to thrive are noticeable in survivors over 1 year of age. No interventions for fetal benefit are ethically justifiable during pregnancy (no cesarean section, no fetal monitoring indicated). ...Read more
Unclear: The information you list provides no specific information on which to base an answer. How was the data obtained and why? Does it relate to some specific test, a pregnancy, a genetic counseling session? Questions should provide basic information on the problem and ask a clear question. The public site is not a chat room and none of your prior submissions are linked. Try again if you wish. ...Read more
Chromosome error: Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes(c) making up our dna. When the egg or sperm form, the (c) pairs are supposed to split up with 1 (c) of each pair going to the egg or sperm. If the 13 (c) does not split & both go into an egg, fertilization will add a 3rd from dad & a trisomy 13 will begin to form. The imbalanced (c) causes malformations, miscarriage or early death. ...Read more
Neither: Any defect like trisomy 13, that involves acquiring an extra chromosome, has nothing to do with dominant or recessive genes. It occurs when usually the egg carries 2 rather than 1 of the 13 chromosomes. Fertilization by a normal sperm with one of every chromosome creates an embryo with three # 13's. If the embryo survives pregnancy it emerges as a trisomy 13 infant with all the problems they have. ...Read more
Not really: If you suspect or have a confirmed pregnancy with T13 you have decisions to make. The condition is universally fatal & those who survive pregnancy live only a short time after birth. Delivery at a center that has medical genetics and neonatology can help confirm the diagnosis and allow the most time for you to can have to get acquainted with baby before the end comes. ...Read more
They don't: Trisomy 13 is a spontaneous new event that occurs when 2 #13 chromosomes in either the egg (sperm) join with the one from the opposing side. The other 22 chromosomes pass only one of each. The fetus ends up with 47 chromosomes, not the normal 46. It is not passed on the genes like eye color or other features. It is an accident of nature. ...Read more
Not to my knowledge: Trisomy is caused by a robertsonian translocation in the karyotype of one of the parents or by a meiotic nondisjunction event of a sperm or egg cell. 88% of time trisomy comes from nondisjunction in the maternal egg and 8% comes from nondisjunction in the paternal sperm. ...Read more
Not true: Trisomy 13 (3 copies of chromosome 13 in all your cells) is caused by an error in the way one of your two chromosome 13s move when you make an egg or a sperm. It's called nondisjunction. When it happens, it's no one's fault. Marriage between close relatives, like 1st cousins, is common in many places in the world, and trisomy 13 is just as rare there as it is everywhere else. ...Read more
I'm 32, trisomy 13/18 u/s show 1:750, blood test shows 1:396. Doc says normal but offered extra test 4 PC of mind. Should i be concerned about result?
Only reason: Is to take the test for your peace of mind. Always a slight chance. ...Read more
Serotonin syndrome: Several, at high doses, alone or in combination. Some are antidepressants such as ssris/snris/tricyclics/mao inhibitors, opioids such as oxycodone, CNS stimulants such as cocaine/amphetamines, serotonin1agonists such as triptans, psychedelics such as lsd, herbs such as nutmeg & st. Johns wort, & others such as lithium, buspar, (buspirone) depakote, risperdal, zyprexa. ...Read more
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is the diagnosis that now encompasses AS, often ASD Level 1, which has the highest level of function & the fewest needs for supports. No medications target core symptoms of ASD, but individual therapy, social skills group therapy, ADA accomodations at work & aid in activities of daily living do. Medications help comorbid psychiatric conditions like anxiety, ADHD & mood disorders. ...Read more
Down syndrome: In general this would seem to fall under quackery. Down syndrome is a problem in the chromosomes(basic human building blocks) , this cannot be fixed by drugs. Example of how things might change: http://www.Nature. Com/news/researchers-turn-off-down-s-syndrome-genes-1.13406. This is not giving someone "medicine, " this is trying to treat the problem at it's very origin. ...Read more
Nothing specific: Asperger's is 're-classified' in dsv v, very controversial. Asperger's is part of a larger group of disorders labeled pervasive developmental disorders. However, there are mild forms and severe forms thus we also call it spectrum disorder. Given the type of symptoms and severity, meaning how disruptive to their life & others, many kinds of meds tried. Research ongoing into cause and best treatment. ...Read more
Dhat syndrome: Seen in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal & China, this syndrome has its roots in Hindu traditional beliefs that 40 drops of blood is needed to make a drop of bone marrow & 40 drops of bone marrow is required to develop a drop of sperm. Semen; viewed as a vital fluid; is lost through ejaculation. There is also concern that semen passes w urine which appears white. Loss of semen can lead to feelings of > ...Read more
Not that I can find: Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis), and abnormally broad and medially deviated thumbs and great toes. Most affected individuals also have an abnormal midface, with protruding eyes and conductive hearing loss. See:http://children. Webmd. Com/pfeiffer-syndrome-type-i best wishes. ...Read more
Do you mean your : Chronic motor &/or vocal tics have not responded to any medication prescribed by your neurologist or psychiatrist? Contact the Tourette Syndrome Association: tsa-usa.org/aabout_tsa/aContactTSA.htm. Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai & Weill Cornell SOM in NYC have TS centers of excellence. See http://www.tsa-usa.org/Medical/medical_main.html for information on valid treatments vs. chicanery. ...Read more
It's a complicated answer as the drug, person, what you mean by wtihdrawal all factor into it.
1-2 weeks is a pretty safe answer.
but this answers that completely with narcotics ...Read more
No: At present, no medications have been shown to treat any form of pervasive developmnental disorder (pdd)--increasing called autism spectrum disorders (asd). Some symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and obsessions may respond to medications, but we have no cure--or even good treatement--for the disorder itself, whether asperger's or autism ...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
Typically : There is no effective drug treatment for sick sinus syndrome and a pacemaker is often needed. ...Read more
SJS: Although it is possible, the risk of having sjs a second time with a second unrelated drug would be exceedingly rare. ...Read more
In brief: It has been described in association with a number of drugs which may be used alone or in combination clinically. ...Read more
Can you get steven-johnson syndrome from a drug you previously took, but had no reaction for when you first took it?
Yes: Development of allergy often requires an initial exposure to the allergen. ...Read more
My daugther diagnos of a rett syndrome case she is awake frm. 10am to 7pm, what medicine should I give her o sleep ar night. Thanks?
Homeopathy: I'd recommend: coffea cruda 9 c: 5 pellets at night, under the tongue, or diluted in few cc of water, it is sweet, safe, no side effect. You can find it online or in health vitamins store. Manufactured in the usa by boiron, fda approved, inexpensive and again safe. Good night! ...Read more
Can Steven-Johnson syndrome occur with a medicine you've been taking for a while like three years or with your first exposure to a medicine?
Both: It can occur either way and is totally unpredictable ...Read more