Alstrom Syndrome Clinical features, literature and research. Includes guidelines for health care professionals. http://www.jax.org/alstrom
Extractions: Click on the image below to download the reader. Alström Syndrome is a very rare, hereditary genetic disorder first described by C.H. Alström in Sweden in 1959. Since then, there have been only 81 cases reported in the medical literature. We currently have identified 281 individuals with Alström Syndrome in thirty-three different countries. Alström Syndrome is progressive. The first sign observed in infants is usually extreme light sensitivity (photophobia) and a wobbling of the eyes (nystagmus). Another of the first signs MAY be dilated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure in infants under 1 year of age. Children rapidly gain weight during their first year and become obese as young children. Later, multiple organ systems in the body can be affected resulting in blindness, hearing impairment, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, liver disease, urological dysfunction, pulmonary fibrosis, and renal failure. For additional information see Clinical Features. Alström Syndrome International
Extractions: (advertisement) Home Specialties CME PDA ... Patient Education Articles Images CME Patient Education Advanced Search Link to this site Back to: eMedicine Specialties Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Last Updated: March 19, 2003 Rate this Article Email to a Colleague Synonyms and related keywords: adult respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS AUTHOR INFORMATION Section 1 of 11 Author Information Introduction Clinical Differentials ... Bibliography Author: Steven A Conrad, MD, PhD , Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Service, Professor, Department of Emergency and Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Steven A Conrad, MD, PhD, is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Chest Physicians , American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians American College of Physicians International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Louisiana State Medical Society ... Society for Academic Emergency Medicine , and Society of Critical Care Medicine Editor(s): Mark S Slabinski, MD
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome American Heart Association looks at this disease along with the symptoms and treatment. http://18.104.22.168/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4785
Joan E. Simms' Home Page A personal story touching on mitral valve prolapse syndrome, TMJ, and chronic fatigue syndrome along with some helpful hints and links. http://members.aol.com/jelsimms/
Extractions: I am a Vietnam Era U. S. Air Force Veteran who served from 1962 to 1966 under the maiden name of Larmore. After completing Basic Training at Lackland (January 1963), I was stationed with the 3201st Air Base Wing WAF Squadron at Eglin AFB, Florida. In 1965 I was selected as the Fire Prevention Queen for the base. My last assignment before receiving a medical discharge was in Air Operations at Eglin. Prior to entry into the Air Force, I graduated from Samuel Ready Girls' School, Baltimore, MD. Before that I attended Wicomico County Public Schools including Nanticoke Elementary School from which my mother had graduated. After discharge from the Air Force, I moved to Towson, Maryland and began attending Johns Hopkins University Summer School. There was a slight 9 month interruption along the way. His link can be found below. Eventually, I graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College , Lynchburg, Virginia in 1979. Within the past couple of years I was diagnosed with TMJ associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Fibromyalgia). I've learned a great deal about these illnesses by visiting the home page of the
Down Syndrome Provides a description, the causes, and what life is like for kids who have Down syndrome. http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/birth_defect/down_syndrome.html
Extractions: In 1866, an English doctor named John Langdon Haydon Down wrote a description of people with a certain type of developmental delay. Because he was the first to write about it, the condition became known as Down syndrome. But Dr. Down didn't know exactly what caused it. Nearly 100 years later, a French geneticist (say: juh- neh -tuh-sist) named Dr. Jerome Lejeune discovered that Down syndrome is caused by a problem with the number of chromosomes (say: kro -meh-sohms) a person has. Chromosomes are thread-like structures in the middle of a cell that carry the genes Keep reading to learn about what Down syndrome is, what causes it, and more. What Is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome (say: sin -drum), or DS, is one of the most common genetic causes of mental retardation or developmental delay. That means it is caused by a problem with a person's chromosomes, on which the genes that make each person unique are located. People with DS are usually mildly to moderately mentally retarded. Some are developmentally delayed and some are severely retarded. Each person with DS is different. Dr. Down worked in a hospital that had many patients who were mentally challenged. When Dr. Down wrote about the condition, he tried to give a description of what the people looked like. He described people with DS as being born with certain physical traits. However, his description was not completely correct because not every person with DS looks the same.
VCFS Educational Foundation, Inc Main Page Details about this organization as well as an extensive fact sheet about the disease. Includes details about support groups, a mission statement and contact information. http://vcfsef.org/
Extractions: SIGN UP for our email newsletter . Just fill out the form and click "update me" and VOILA , you're on the list. If you haven't done so, please register via the NEW FORM , as we are cleaning up our old list and complying with newly enacted federal guidelines for spam control. The old email list was retired as of May 7, 2004. Thank you for your cooperation. Current Research Projects JANUARY 2004 Newsletter online in Adobe PDF format. Also, download 2004 dues form if you haven't sent in your 2004 dues! Audio Tapes from the 9th Annual VCFSEF Conference in San Diego available from online from Conference Copy Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS) Educational Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support and information to individuals who are affected by Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome, their families, physicians and other practitioners. The Foundation is independent of
Joubert Syndrome Foundation Organization, conferences and contact details. FAQs about the disease, information center and resources. http://www.joubertfoundation.com/
Extractions: What is Moebius Syndrome? Moebius Syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by lifetime facial paralysis. People with Moebius Syndrome can't smile or frown, and they often can't blink or move their eyes from side to side. In some instances, the syndrome is also associated with physical problems in other parts of the body. The Moebius Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit organization started by parents and people with Moebius Syndrome. We've come together to do what we can to fight back - by spreading the word among the medical and lay communities and by supporting research into the causes, treatments, and possible cures for Moebius Syndrome. Moebius Syndrome is extremely rare. Two important nerves - the sixth and seventh cranial nerves - are not fully developed, causing eye muscle and facial paralysis. The movements of the face - blinking, lateral eye movements, and facial expressions are controlled by these nerves. Many of the other 12 cranial nerves may also be affected, including the 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th.
Sotos Syndrome Support Association Online community for education of professionals and families and to exchange ideas, gather research, and help one another cope. Quarterly newsletters, reference library, annual meetings, and conferences are available to members and professionals. http://www.well.com/user/sssa/
Extractions: (Since: 15 September 1995) Translate this page with InterTran (tm) Deutsch Français Español Portuguese Japanese (Shift JIS) Finnish Italiano Svensk Russian/Ðóññêèé (CP 1251) Nederlands Brasileiro Danske Íslenska Norsk Croatian/hrvatski (CP 1250) Hungarian/Magyar (CP 1250) Polish/polski (CP 1250) Czech/ceski (CP 1250) Bulgarian (CP 1251) Romanian Serbian/srpski (Latin) Slovenian/slovenski (CP 1250) Greek/Åëëçíéêüò Welsh/'n Cymraeg Please MOVE AND HOLD your MOUSE CURSOR over the little DOWN ARROWS in the translated web page in order to see a pop-up window with ALTERNATIVE TRANSLATIONS. The Sotos Syndrome Support Association is very proud to bring you our Website. It has been compiled from the contributions of members of this association. We hope that it adds value to your understanding of this syndrome and the people who are affected by it. Please drop us a note and let us know what you think.
Arpeije - Les Syndromes épileptiques Translate this page électroencéphalographiques débutant à un certain âge. Voici la listedes principaux syndromes épileptiques, décrits par le Pr Dulac http://www.arpeije.org/comprendre/syndromes.html
Extractions: On appelle syndrome épileptique la réunion de plusieurs signes cliniques (types de crises épileptiques, retentissement sur le développement mental et moteur) et électroencéphalographiques débutant à un certain âge. Voici la liste des principaux syndromes épileptiques, décrits par le Pr Dulac : Fiches rédigées par Olivier Dulac
Extractions: My name is Mary Bouldin and one of my children has an undiagnosed genetic disorder. As soon as I realized that I had a child with special needs I began to comb the web for information. I quickly ran into a problem. There are literally 1000's of genetic disorders known now and who knows how many will be discovered in the coming years? I found myself weeding through endless web pages looking for information. Thomas Benlan - our genetic mystery. The more common syndromes generally offered this frustrating. I have just opened a chat room at mIRC named #Undiagnosed_Disorders. For you advanced users, I am on irc.dal.net. This chat program is quite simple to use if you are not familiar with it - just click here to get started with a program that will allow you to chat very rapidly on a plethora of topics with people world-wide!
Nerve Compression Syndromes Cliniweb International's page with links to nerve compression syndromes information. http://www.ohsu.edu/cliniweb/C10/C10.772.491.html
Extractions: les deux tomes qui constituent ce rapport sont proposés en une dizaine de fichiers distincts : I. - Rapport - Tome I - 1ère Partie : La guerre du Golfe : Un défi autant logistique et sanitaire que militaire II.- Rapport - Tome I - 2ème Partie : Lexposition des forces françaises à des risques sanitaires diffus et variés III.- Rapport - Tome I - 3ème partie : Les leçons à tirer du conflit, examen en commission, conclusion IV.- Annexes n°1 à 4 :