Noah’s story: Enterovirus and a race against the clock
“I’m so excited to babyproof my house,” says Elisa Holt. “I haven’t had to. Now, Noah wants to climb and do all of these normal baby things.” The toddler, born in March 2014, sailed through his first six months of life. As summer turned to fall, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a mysterious virus linked with paralysis, started to dominate headlines. On Oct. 3, 2014, Elisa was nursing Noah when she realized something was wrong with her son. “I went to sit him up and he just fell over. I did it again and the same thing happened.” When she realized he wasn’t moving his feet, legs or toes, she called her son’s pediatrician, who directed her to Beverly Hospital. “We are so so thankful for the emergency room doctor [Dr. Munirah Qualls] who told us, ‘I don’t know. I’m going to send you to Boston Children’s Hospital.’ I know Noah would not be where he is today if the Beverly Hospital doctor did not move us as fast as she did.” Within 15 minutes, an ambulance arrived to rush Noah to Boston Children’s. The emergency department was on high alert for EV D-68 — a tricky virus that can mask itself as many other illnesses. “Noah’s doctors were racing against the clock to make a diagnosis,” Elisa says. She and her husband Mitch cuddled their baby boy. “We were waiting to see what Noah’s future held. How did we end up here? Would his paralysis...
BACKGROUND: Studies cite the incidence of pediatric blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) ranges from 0.03% to 1.3%. While motor vehicle incidents are a known high-risk mechanism, we are the first to report on American football injuries resulting in BCVI. ...
ConclusionsCDT seems to have similar outcomes with ST in the management of acute PE, although larger, more homogenous data are needed. In our experience, ST should be viewed as a complementary alternative for patients with contraindication for thrombolytics or severely compromised hemodynamic profile and can yield good outcomes in an otherwise highly morbid population.
CONCLUSION: Infection was an important risk factor for children with AIS in China. Infection and thrombophilia risk factors were more likely to occur in isolation. The stroke lesions commonly occurred in the basal ganglia region. PMID: 30890011 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
UAB has named Andrew Butler as the new dean of the School of Health Professions following a national search. Butler’s last position was at Georgia State University, where he was associate dean for research and a professor of physical therapy. The search was led by a committee chaired by UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany. “I have had several very positive interactions with UAB and Birmingham in my career and am delighted to be joining the School of Health Professions as dean,” Butler…
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