Extractions: Potter's Syndrome is one of several serious or fatal kidney abnormalities. In Potter's (or Potter) syndrome the baby's kidneys do not develop in the first few weeks of life in the womb. The baby's kidneys are essential for the production of amniotic fluid in the womb. If there are no kidneys, there is little or no amniotic fluid (this is known as oligohydramnios) to expand the womb around the baby and to allow the baby to grow and move. The womb remains small and in its confined space the baby's lungs cannot develop properly. Many babies with Potter's syndrome are stillborn. In those who are born alive, the immediate cause of death is failure to breathe (respiratory failure) due to underdeveloped (hypoplastic) lungs, usually one or two days after delivery. Even if this problem is treated the baby cannot survive without kidneys. (Potter's syndrome is also known as Renal Agenesis, which simply means that the kidneys did not develop). Potter's sequence is the name given to a condition which resembles Potter's syndrome in that although the baby has kidneys, there is little or no amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios). This may sometimes be because the mothers waters have broken in mid-pregnancy, or due to developmental problems in the baby's kidneys or urinary system. In Potter's sequence, as in Potter's syndrome, the baby's lungs are compressed and cannot develop properly. The baby dies of respiratory failure within one or two days of delivery (subnote: although shorter and longer lifespans do exist).
Extractions: Latest News WHO Announces New Polio Effort (05/18/2004, United Press International) Polio Immunization of Children in Botswana (05/11/2004, United Press International) Polio Reported in Botswana (04/14/2004, World Health Organization) From the National Institutes of Health Post-Polio Syndrome (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
Extractions: University Students With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome What's New? New e-booklet of advice for students with Asperger's The University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University have produced a very useful e-booklet called "Towards Success In Tertiary Study with Asperger's syndrome and other autistic spectrum disorders", which can be downloaded for free from http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/ellp/publications/towards.html A book specifically for students with AS Succeeding In College With Asperger Syndrome by John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald. A book about the college experiences of students with autism Aquamarine Blue 5: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism edited by Dawn Prince-Hughes, published by Ohio University Press - out now! A new support scheme for students with Asperger's syndrome in the UK "Student support is a new initiative aimed at providing specialist support and guidance to students with Asperger syndrome and their place of learning. Advice and information is given by our consultants in helping to develop an understanding of the difficulties people with Asperger syndrome may face with regards to their studies. We also work on a one to one basis with the student and liase with staff and peers. Help is also given in setting up support networks such as mentors and providing effective strategies to aid independent learning. The support and advice is provided by Prospects, part of the National Autistic Society. For further information contact Justin Penney or Penny Deakin at Prospects on 020 7704 7450 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org".
Badbelly 's Home Page Jackie's personal story about having Cyclic Vomiting syndrome. Detailed and powerful. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4202/
Extractions: At age 10 the episodes became less frequent every few weeks or so. Maybe I was outgrowing this anxious phase. My throat had time to heal before the next episode. Sometimes I had no esophageal bleeding whatsoever during an episode! The "bad episodes lasted 2-4 days and were far apart because I was a "healthy kid" when it came to viruses. Life seemed to be getting better. At 11 I caught Lyme's disease and went into three day stints of vomiting and three days after the last vomiting bout I would begin again. Vomiting is of course a symptom of Lyme's diseae. So when my mum told the doctor that I had been vomiting, he wasn't surprised. I don't think that he understood that this was not plain old vomiting, but this was vomiting in exact increments of time, and to the point of exhaustion,and dehydration. As the Lyme's disesase began to clear, so did the three day stints of vomiting. I again went to my normal vomiting every few weeks with the peak only lasting between 6 and 24 hours.
Extractions: @import url(http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/images/advanced.css); Skip navigation Other encyclopedia topics: A-Ag Ah-Ap Aq-Az B-Bk ... Z Contents of this page: Alternative names Ritter disease; Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS) Definition Return to top Scalded skin syndrome is a skin infection characterized by damage to the skin with marked shedding (exfoliation). It usually affects infants and children under the age of 5. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Return to top Scalded skin syndrome is caused by infection with certain strains of a bacteria called staphylococcus. During the infection, the staphylococci produce a poison (exotoxin) that is responsible for the skin damage. Onset of the illness may be heralded by fever and skin tenderness. The effects of the toxin first produces reddening of the skin . Fluid collects beneath the skin loosening it. Subsequently, light rubbing of the skin may pull away large sheets of skin leaving a raw red base (this effect is called the Nikolsky sign). These bare areas dry out and crust over. It is found most commonly in infants and very young children.
Extractions: To the HMSA web site. The Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA) is a charity run by and for people diagnosed with the Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS). The HMSA aims to provide support and information to those affected by the Syndrome and to promote knowledge and understanding within the medical community and the public at large. We hope to assist sufferers to come to terms with the HMS and the distress that it can cause. The severity of the effects of HMS varies with the individual: some have few symptoms others are severely affected. HMS is an 'invisible illness' and because of this we can look well to the outside world but are often in severe pain. Moreover the nature of hypermobile joints combined with frail tissues means that we are prone to injury when performing simple everyday tasks. This opens us to skepticism, particularly by those in the medical profession who know little about HMS. The pain, stress and frustration can lead to depression: thus depression can often be mistaken as the cause of the illness, not a result of it. We work closely with those in the medical community with a special interest in HMS. Through our newsletters we aim to provide members with updates on the developments and issues within the medical community. As patients we need as much current and useful information as is available.
Fragile X Syndrome A Policy Statement from the American College of Medical Genetics. http://www.faseb.org/genetics/acmg/pol-16.htm
Extractions: Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation, seen in approximately one in 1,200 males and one in 2,500 females. Males with fragile X syndrome usually have mental retardation and often exhibit characteristic physical features and behavior [Hagerman and Silverman, 1991; Warren and Nelson, 1994]. Affected females exhibit a similar, but usually less severe phenotype. The diagnosis of fragile X syndrome was originally based on the expression of a folate-sensitive fragile site at Xq27.3 (FRAXA) induced in cell culture under conditions of folate deprivation. Cytogenetic analysis of metaphase spreads demonstrates the presence of the fragile site in less than 60% of cells in most affected individuals. The cytogenetic test has limitations, especially in testing for carrier status, and it exhibits a high degree of variability between individuals and laboratories. Also, interpretation of the cytogenetic test for fragile X syndrome is complicated by the presence of other fragile sites in the same region of the X chromosome (FRAXD, FRAXE, and FRAXF). Males and females carrying a premutation are unaffected. Male carriers are referred to as "normal transmitting" males, and they pass on the mutation, relatively unchanged in size, to all of their daughters. These daughters are unaffected, but are at risk of having affected offspring. Variable clinical severity is observed in both sexes. Most, but not all, males with a full mutation are mentally retarded and show typical physical ant behavioral features. Of females with a full mutation, approximately one-third are of normal intelligence, one-third are of borderline intelligence, and one-third are mentally retarded.
Tolosa Hunt Syndrome A description of this disorder, its symptoms and diagnosing. http://uscneurosurgery.com/glossary/t/tolosa hunt syndrome.htm
Extractions: May you light up the WWW with your beauty, Angelica! No flash used when photo was taken ] The First Sound Look of An Angel The Last Sound The Moral of the Story ... If You Made it This Far, Then You Well Diserve a Gift From Shared From My Heart Here I share my Daughter Angelica's story. Sharing this has helped me to close certain doors in my mind, which for some years, were swinging in the wild winds' of life. However, I do hope that this story may help others who come across and take the time to read this. I take the opportunely to ask those who may be grieving lost ones, or who may be feeling pain or helpless due to tragedy, to forward their story on the WWW, or write it down on paper at least. One may shed tears while recalling wonderful and or painful memories of lost ones. Reflect upon this, that tears are nature's way of washing away the pain, while reinforcing the positive attributes shared with those whom you Love and cherish. The First Sound The first sound Angelica heard as she came into this world, was the sound produced by gently blowing a stream of warm air from my lips, into her right ear. After this I expressed a short prayer. This is the way of the Sufi, bringing and welcoming a new born child into this world.
Index Support site for teenage girls who have a condition called Turner's syndrome, which can stunt growth. Features chat rooms, penpals, links, and fun activities. http://www.geocities.com/chatt_turnergirl/
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. Develops and disseminates educational materials; stimulates support for research; apprises members of rights, services, and benefits provided by government and other organizations http://www.tsa-usa.org
Magnesium Reviews Mitral Valve Prolapse as a symptom of a magnesium deficiency as well as Anxiety and Psychiatric Disorders, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue syndrome and many other disorders. http://www.ctds.info/5_13_magnesium.html
Extractions: Magnesium is a must. The diets of all Americans are likely to be deficient........Even a mild deficiency causes sensitiveness to noise, nervousness, irritability, mental depression, confusion, twitching, trembling, apprehension, insomnia, muscle weakness and cramps in the toes, feet, legs, or fingers. Adelle Davis, writing in Let's Have Healthy Children Read my Magnesium (Mg) is a trace mineral that is known to be required for several hundred different functions in the body. A significant portion of the symptoms of many chronic disorders are identical to symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Studies show many people in the U.S. today do not consume the daily recommended amounts of Mg. A lack of this important nutrient may be a major factor in many common health problems in industrialized countries. Common conditions such as mitral valve prolapse, migraines, attention deficit disorder, fibromyalgia, asthma and allergies
Who Has A Disability? PostPolio syndrome, CFS, progressive long term disabilities, helpful hints and links, information on SS Guidelines, equipment options, accessibility solutions, handicap lifestyle changes, family awareness and support. http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/grove/1105
Extractions: We have since then bought a Ford F150 and replaced the tailgate with a commercial quality electric lift usually used by agencies like the Sheriff's Department. We will supply a picture as soon as we can borrow a camera. We had many reason's for making this our choice after looking into all the other ramps, vans, lifts available on the market. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us a note. Let us explore the question "Who has a Disability" with an open mind and heart. Is someone disabled only if you can see that they have a physical limitation? Is someone disabled by something you can not readily see or perceive? If you take a very broad brush and label anyone who has a limitation of any kind, either mentally, physically or emotionally, then everyone is disabled on some level. Why do some people feel uncomfortable if they see someone using a "tool" to help them walk or get from point A to point B? Everyone uses tools to get a job done, don't they? If someone has a physical limitation, does that automatically mean they have a less than average mental capacity? Who and what defines an individual's worth to society? We hope to explore these questions and many more with you and will look forward to hearing your thoughts on the subjects as time goes on.
Nail Patella Syndrome Worldwide The home page of NailPatella syndrome Worldwide, the only non-profit serving the needs of people with Nail-Patella syndrome. Includes information on the syndrome and the work of the organization. http://www.nailpatella.org
China Syndrome, The (1979) Provides information about the cast and crew from this 1979 film about a reporter discovering a hazard cover up at a nuclear power plant. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0078966/
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