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Why Do Some Babies Recover From Erb Palsy While Others Do Not
Imaging: Cervical mri's can give a better answer as to the extent of cervical injuries. Those that recover tend to have nerves that are stretched and show inflammatiry responses. These tend to recover with physical therapy. A pediatric neurosurgeon can help delineate what is the best therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Can people with autism ever somewhat recover from it? I don't mean fully but to some extent can they recover?
More blood to baby: Quoting this good article on the pros & cons: "a delay of even 30 to 45 seconds in cord clamping, especially in preterm infants can provide more blood volume and improve cardiovascular stability. By delaying even 30 seconds, blood volume can increase by 8 to 24%" for more of this article: www.Pregnancy.Org/article/delayed-or-immediate-clamping-of-cord. ...Read more
Sure, it can: Brachial plexus injury means an injury to the bundle of nerves called the brachial plexus. It hides up between your neck and into your armpit area. The inure occurs by physically damaging the nerves, usually by stretching. Think a baby's shoulder being yanked oduring delivery. Of course someone could abuse a baby with similar forces and cause a similar injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do alcoholics commonly die from seizures after withdrawal but people with epilepsy are usually fine and dont even go to the hospital after sezure?
Epileptics do: die from seizures, just not as frequently. There are different neurologic events with alcohol withdrawal seizures that don’t occur with grand mal seizures. Also, the cardiovascular and other organ damage from alcohol use can be a factor in mortality in alcohol w/d seizures. There is probably more than one reason for this phenomenon, and taken on a case by case basis. Good question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different rates: All of us develop at different rates. This is both genetic and environmental. That is why some of us age faster than others and it applies to preemies as well. Good care by an obstetrician can improve a preemie's chances- for example, keeping maternal risk factors under control (bp, sugar) or even by treatments pre-birth to lessen serious pulmonary/heart issues. ...Read more
It depends...: ...On how premature the baby is. A premature baby is not ready to be born yet, and there are often organ systems (most commonly the lungs) that are not yet sufficiently developed. Triplets and quads are almost always born prematurely, so they are usually at higher risk. There is an entire medical specialty (neonatology) devoted to caring for preemies, so many more of them do well than in the past. ...Read more
Happens to all: You are apparently tall yourself. Tall people have no greater incidence of bad coordination than do average or short people. This is widely distributed. Those with a lack of coordination can take training with sports medicine experts to improve that if that is important. ...Read more
How come Withdrawal reflex do not function in case of people who self harm/cut themselves?i guess it should stop them from causing any serious damage?
Overrride the reflex: The withdrawal reflex (like many) can be voluntarily overridden. Conscious override lets you hold on to hot objects, etc. People who cut themselves can indeed seriously damage themselves to the point of death or permanent damage. These people need help so that they can work through these feelings and not cause further harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand how guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people who drive scooters have them?
Immune system: It is the immune system, and it is genetically determined, we are all born with the propensity to be allergic to something at some point in our lives, which might not come at all, may be because we don't become exposed to what we would react to, anyways, our immune sydtems can tolerate certain exposures to certain limits, people differ in that threshold, hence react differently, ...Read more
Keep reading healthy adults and children dying from flu. How is this even happening? Why does it happen to some healthy people?
Severity of disease: The epidemic flu that sweeps the country every year causes very severe symptoms usually makes healthy people sick for a week or more. Most healthy people do recover, but, if the infection is very strong, and people get bacterial complications that Infect various parts of the body, and they don't get to the proper medical services in time, they die from the complications. The flu shot may help prevent or at least reduce the severity of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV Early Symptoms: No one knows. But, the symptoms can mimic a severe flu like illness with fatigue and a body rash. Remember please that if one has a high risk of exposure infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be instigated if one acts within 72 hours of the exposure. This message should be trumpeted to all who may need to get in to see their doctor immediately after an 'accident'. ...Read more
Suggestions: Most MS drugs do have potential for fetal malformations, and are thus "teratogenic" risks. Copaxone seems safest, and Aubagio and Gilenya (fingolimod) may be riskiest. But I would tend to stop any of the MS drugs prior to pregnancy and would NOT restart until after birth, unless breast feeding desired, which would delay restarting med. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How come kids don't snore but adults do? What changes happen to make us snore and why are some people louder than others?
Kids do snore too: But reasons for snoring in kids are bit different, although overweight/obesity with more fat deposition in the neck area is the main reason adults snore, in kids this is less common than enlarged adenoids that can block the airways partially and cause snoring. Either way, weight reduction if overweight/obese at any age is needed to control snoring together with treating the enlarged adenoids ...Read more
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Motion sickness: Motion sickness is due to "ocular - vestibular mismatch." the vestibular system is in the inner ear and senses position and rotation. When what the eyes see does not match what the vestibular system senses, it causes motion sickness. Some people are much more sensitive than others to this mismatch. You can reduce the issue by looking outside the boat or car. Then you have a better match. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Everyone is different and a cerebral thrombosis or stroke is different in every person. An inpatient rehabilitation stay after a stroke can vary from 1-3 weeks in general. The length of stay for inpatient rehab is much shorter than it used to be in the past. This is being driven mainly by the insurance companies unfortunately. ...Read more
Erb Duchenne paralysis or Erb palsy is the temporary damage of the nerves of the brachial plexus ( network of nerves in the shoulder area). It is most often seen as a birth injury due to stretching of nerves during a difficult birth (dystocia). Erb palsy can last for ...Read more
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