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Doctor insights on: What Is Paraneoplastic Syndrome And Loss Of Motor Skill

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What kind of condition is developmental delay of precise (fine motor) movements?

What kind of condition is developmental delay of precise (fine motor) movements?

Later Than Expected: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscle.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may have an early pincer grasp or a lster one and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

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What are the key features of wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

What are the key features of wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

Memory loss: This condition is usually due to thiamine (a b vitamin) deficiency (? Chronic alcoholism) there is recent memory loss with confabulation ( a phenomenon when the patient tries to invent events to explain the gap in memory! ). ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of gross and fine motor skills?

What is the medical definition of gross and fine motor skills?

Motor domains of : development depend on the brain's ability to plan, coordinate, execute & remember age-appropriate movements of normal quality, the health, tone & strength of muscles, the disappearance of primitive reflexes & eye-hand coordination. Gross (large) muscle movements develop head to toe the 1st yr. Volitional fine (small) muscle movements develop from shoulder to fingers, from palmar to pincer grasp. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is developmental delay of gross motor movements?

Problematic Maybe: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscles.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may walk as early as 7-8 mos and as late as 18-20 mos and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

It depends: It really depends on the reason for the memory loss. Different pathologies have different brain structure changes. And some people with the same diagnosis (i.e., vascular dementia) might have different areas of their brain affected. ...Read more

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What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?

50 % have it.: 50% of treacher collins patients have hearing loss. Usually due to malformations of the external ear or ear canal. Can be improved with reconstructive surgery. See a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an EMG/NCV of a patient with upper motor neuron disorder, and another with lower motor neuron disorde?

What is the difference between an EMG/NCV of a patient with upper motor neuron disorder, and another with lower motor neuron disorde?

PNS versus CNS: Electromyography & nerve conduction studies evaluate the peripheral nervous system (PNS), of which lower motor neurons are part. Upper motor neurons belong to the central nervous system (CNS) & must be evaluated by other means. Someone with an upper motor neuron disorder will have normal or nonspecific EMG/NCV findings, whereas someone with a lower motor neuron disorder will have abnormal EMG/NCS. ...Read more

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What part of the brain is deteriorating if a patient with Alzheimer's disease is experiencing hallucinations?

What part of the brain is deteriorating if a patient with Alzheimer's disease is experiencing hallucinations?

Actually diffuse: Hallucinations, generically are consequence of dyscommunication in temporal and occipital circuits, but may also be secondary to several medications, which elderly may take. ...Read more

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Whats the diff. Between Tic/ twitching and Tourette syndrome? Are they the same type of disorder? Does TS cause brain damage ? Does tic?

Whats the diff. Between Tic/ twitching and Tourette syndrome? Are they the same type of disorder? Does TS cause brain damage ? Does tic?

Tics/Tourette's: Tourette's is an inherited neuropsyciatic disorder in childhood. It is characterized by multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic. Tourette's is is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders. There is an assoc.with ADHD and OCD. They are caused by the brain and do not cause brain damage in of themselves. What kind of "twitch are you concerned about"? ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cognitive impairment?

What sort of disease is cognitive impairment?

Typically neurodegen: (amnestic) mild cognitive impairment (mcia) is a clinical term used to describe a phase of life that falls between pre symptomatic (have illness but no symptoms at all) and mild dementia due to alzheimer's disease. The person is forgetful and their memory recall tests between normal and frankly abnormal and they remain independent in their activities of daily living. It can progress o 1-9 years. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

Early onset dementia: Early signs of dementia include forgetting recently learned information, changes in the ability to solve problems and work with numbers, trouble finishing tasks, trouble with spatial relationships, misplacing things, becoming withdrawn, changes in personality, and poor judgement. Dementia can cause apathy and short term memory issues. The progression depends on the cause of the dementia. ...Read more

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Help please? What is metabolic syndrome and the criteria in diagnosing this syndrome?

Help please? What is metabolic syndrome and the criteria in diagnosing this syndrome?

Syndrome is:: Abdominal obesity (waist ?102 cm (40 in) in men or ?88 cm (35 in) in women) serum triglycerides ?150 mg/dl serum HDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more

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What are the mental limitations of someone with Down syndrome?

What are the mental limitations of someone with Down syndrome?

About 70% of people : with DS have mild -moderate Intellectual Disability (ID) by standardized tests of abstract thinking, problem-solving, planning, academic learning, etc. & of adaptive ability in cognitive, social & practical areas. Mild ID = IQ 50-70; moderate ID = IQ 35-49. Some have IQ's in the Borderline Range of normal, 70-79; others, severe ID = IQ 20-34 or profound ID = IQ l<20. See www.ndss.org for more. ...Read more