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What is sundowner syndrome?

What is sundowner syndrome?

"sundowning": It is the tendency of elder and sometimes not so old patients to get a bit more disoriented and anxious in the evening. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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Describe lucey-driscoll syndrome please.?

Describe lucey-driscoll syndrome please.?

Newborn jaundice: Lucey-driscoll syndrome is a from of temporary newborn jaundice that runs in families. It's a recessive condition: if both parents are carriers it happens in about 1/4 of their kids on average. The baby's body can't properly breakdown bilirubin, so bilirubin levels can get quite high, causing severe jaundice. It's important to treat the jaundice in lucey-driscoll syndrome. ...Read more

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Who gets irritable bowel syndrome?

Who gets irritable bowel syndrome?

Anybody: Anybody. Ibs causes sudden onset diarrhea associated to stress, or to particular foods or beverages. Pts. With IBS may alternate episodes of constipation with episodes of diarrhea. It is very common to have flatulence, crampy abdominal pain. Spastic colon, irritable bowel, nervous stomach are the same. It is associated to anxiety. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome effect children?

Can irritable bowel syndrome effect children?

Yes: Both irritable bowel syndrome as well as chrohn's disease can affect children. If you are suspicious, ask for a pediatric GI consult. ...Read more

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Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

It is a genetic synd: It is a genetic syndrome. There's a bout a 3% chance the child will pass it on and less than a 1% chance it would occur in a sibling of this child of same parents. ...Read more

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Shy drager syndrome treatments?

Shy drager syndrome treatments?

www.rightdiagnosis.: Antiparkinsonian medication l-dopa treatments for orthostatic hypotension: high-salt diet high-fluid diet medications to increase blood pressure salt-retaining steroids alpha-adrenergic medications non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs sympathomimetic amines sleeping with head raised feeding tube - if feeding or swallowing difficulties require. Breathing tube - for breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Yes: Coprolalia is the excessive and uncontrollable use of foul language, including words related to feces (bowel waste). It is a typical symptoms in tourette's syndrome -- a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. People with tourette's curse out of uncontrollable compulsion, not anger or desire to insult. ...Read more

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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...Read more

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What is wernicke korsakoff syndrome?

What is wernicke korsakoff syndrome?

Brain damage: Wernicke's encephalopathy and korsakoff syndrome are different conditions that are both due to brain damage caused by a lack of vitamin b1 (thiamine). A lack of vitamin b1 is common in people with alcoholism. It is also common in persons whose bodies do not absorb food properly (malabsorption), such as sometimes occurs after obesity surgery. ...Read more

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What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

Disembarkment: Is a rare condition occurring after a motion event such as flying. Causes feelings of swaying or rocking, imbalance, fatigue & low concentration (brain fog), headaches, dizziness. Symptoms worsen by stress or lack of sleep or loud noises. Cause unknown. Some benefit from Benzodiazepines & Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of different geneticists - reardon and preston independently helped narrow the genetic inheritance to the fgfr2 gene. ...Read more

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Who makes rett syndrome diagnosis?

Who makes rett syndrome diagnosis?

Pediatrician: A good experienced pediatrician can make the diagnosis, especially if they have other patients with rett's. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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Is frey's syndrome familial?

Is frey's syndrome familial?

No: Frey's syndrome is also called auriculotemporal nerve syndrome. This occurs after damage to this nerve in the face from trauma (birth trauma, gun shot, surgery, etc) and as the nerve "regrows" it goes to the surface rather than to the salivary gland. When a person eats something and salivates, the develop a red, non-itchy rash along the face where the nerve is. It's not familial. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) help with irritable bowel syndrome?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) help with irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Yes, studies have shown this class of medication can help with IBS but before you start a medication that has side effects there are a few things you can do that may help: Try eliminating dairy and fatty foods from your diet. Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat small meals and practice some form of relaxation technique like meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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What causes Asperger syndrome?

What causes Asperger syndrome?

Nobody knows: I suspect there's a genetic component. One's early life experience may contribute. If we ever find out, there may be people signing up for it -- it offers major advantages, especially to focused scientists, technology types, and all who love books and things on which the mind can focus. Management is learning people skills, which comes with more difficulty but isn't impossible. ...Read more