There's a hospital ship waiting for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it

Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now, he can't even get the oxygen he needs.
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Conclusions and ImplicationsThe results of this analysis suggest that while children diagnosed with CP and with access to stored CB differ from a broader population sample in terms of demographics, they have similar clinical severity and comorbidity profiles. As such, LUSTRE may serve as a valuable source of data for the characterization of individuals with CP, including individuals who have or will receive CB infusions.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Abstract Inflammatory mediators affect the brain during development. Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, cognitive impairment, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and schizophrenia have been linked to early life inflammation. Recent advances have shown the effects of systemic inflammation on children's neurodevelopment. We discuss the potential mechanisms by which inflammatory molecules can exert their effects on the developing brain and consider the roles of MHC class I molecules, the HPA axis, glial cells, and monoamine metabolism. Methods to prevent the effects of cytokine imbalance may lead t...
Source: Trends in Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Trends Mol Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsEQ-5D-3L is widely used in studies of HRQoL associated with CNCDs in China. Our results suggest that many factors may influence the measurement results of health utilities, including age, gender, sample source, comorbidities, rural/urban, and EQ-5D-3L value sets.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2018Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Sabrina Yu, Helen L. Carlson, Aleksandra Mineyko, Brian L. Brooks, Andrea Kuczynski, Jacquie Hodge, Sean Dukelow, Adam KirtonAbstractBackgroundStroke is a leading cause of perinatal brain injury with variable outcomes including cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The biological processes that underlie these heterogeneous outcomes are poorly understood. Alterations in developmental myelination are recognized as a major determinant of outcome in preterm brain injury but have not been explored in perinatal stroke. We aimed to characterize myelinati...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
Approximately 85-90% of infants with congenital cytomegalovirus infection (CCMVI) are asymptomatic at birth. Among them, however, approximately 10% develop sequelae, such as sensorineural hearing impairment, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy.1,2 A definite diagnosis of CCMVI is made by detecting CMV or its genome in clinical specimens obtained within three weeks after birth,3 because subsequent virus detection may represent acquired infection. Such a strict time constraint in addition to the nonspecific clinical features makes late-onset CCMVI extremely difficult to diagnose.
Source: Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Uncategorized AlfieEvans Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: We observed a significant decrease in the prevalence and severity of CP subtypes and associated impairments among children with CP in Norway. This coincided with improvements in perinatal health indicators in the general population. These improvements are most likely explained by advancements in obstetric and neonatal care. PMID: 29779984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Eur J Paediatr Neurol Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 29700828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
Neuropediatrics DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641568Intracranial hemorrhage is an important cause of brain injury in the neonatal population and bedside percutaneous needle aspiration has emerged as an alternative due to the major risks that can be caused by standard neurosurgical decompression. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of this minimally invasive bedside technique and conducted a retrospective analysis of all newborn infants with a large extra-axial hemorrhage associated with a parenchymal hemorrhage causing a midline shift, managed at three academic centers over a 15-year period. Collected data included clinical histor...
Source: Neuropediatrics - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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