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What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Discussion Microcephaly is usually defined as an occipitofrontal head circumference (OFC) more than 2 standard deviations (SD) below the mean for sex, age and ethnicity. Severe microcephaly is used for OFC < 3 standard deviations. Rates of microcephaly range from 0.5-12 patients/10,000 live births. The OFC should be measured at every well child visit and at other opportunities and plotted on standard growth charts. The OFC is measured using a nonelastic tape measure around the largest part of the head with the tape measure held above the eyebrows and ears. It is a highly reproducible measurement. There are several diff...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) with Laboratory Abnormalities of Unknown Significance (LAUS) --Where Does It Begin and Where Does It End? (P4.144)
CONCLUSIONS: Further detailed analysis of progression rate by site of onset, sex, age, treatment will require assimilation of clinic-based datasets of properly analyzed ALS-LAUS patients from multiple clinic sites. The appropriate role of IVIg in ALS-LAUS patients requires further study following explication of the natural history of these patients compared with non-ALS-LAUS patients. The determination as to whether auto-antibodies to additional antigens may play a role in the progression rate of ALS-LAUS compared with sporadic ALS needs to be systematically studied. Study Supported by: Carolinas ALS Research FundDisclosur...
Source: Neurology - April 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Brooks, B., Bravver, E., Langford, V., Alwan, M., Smith, N., Lucas, N., Nichols, M., Belcher, S., Lary, C., Nemeth, J., Russo, P., Wright, K., Ward, A., Holsten, S., Fischer, M., Bockenek, W., Desai, U., Lindblom, S. C., Pacicco, T., Sanjak, M. Tags: Neuroepidemiology: ALS Source Type: research

Growth of newborn babies' brains tracked
Conclusion This study has mapped out the growth rate of the major structures of the brain in 87 apparently healthy neonates from within a week of birth up to 90 days. A study of this nature can help our understanding of the growth and development of the brain and our ability to monitor brain development over time. The fact the investigation had no apparent side effects is also welcome. However, as the authors point out, the relatively small size of the study means the results cannot be used as a reference for normal development. Larger and more ethnically diverse studies would be required. The goal of establishing data ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news