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What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Country Music And Brain Research Come Together At Nashville Summer Camp
Researchers in Nashville are tapping into a country music camp to learn more about Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Many people who have it love music but don't know why.(Image credit: Emily Siner/WPLN) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Siner Source Type: news

Chloe ’s smile: Moving the needle on Williams syndrome research
“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Her wide, warm smiles are generous. Even strangers can’t resist smiling back. “Chloe loves people and relationships,” says her mom, Johanna. “She can completely change a person’s demeanor with one of her incredible smiles.” Now, Chloe’s powerful smile is bringing together supporters and scientists to advance research on Williams syndrome, the rare neurodevelopmental disorder she was born with 11 years ago. What is Williams syndrome? Williams syndrome is a genetic condition that affects 1 in 10,000 ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Dr. Amy Roberts Dr. James Lock Dr. Leslie Smoot Heart Center Williams syndrome Source Type: news

If You Could Cure Your Special Needs Child, Would You?
New Book about a teen with Williams Syndrome explores the conflicts, challenges, and triumphs of raising a special needs child (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 3, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Books Guides & Publications Source Type: news

Student killed in San Bernardino shooting endured great deal in short life
Jonathan Martinez was born with a rare genetic condition called Williams syndrome ​, had heart surgeries and lived with developmental delays (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The boy killed in the San Bernardino school shooting had a rare disorder that causes challenges — and inspires creativity
At only 8 years old, Jonathan Martinez was already a survivor. He had endured heart surgery and many other challenges presented by Williams syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder marked by cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities, as well as impressive creative talents. On Monday, however, the little boy with the bright smile came face […]Related:The federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mindPhysician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they face (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Problem behaviour and psychosocial functioning in young children with Williams syndrome: parent and teacher perspectives - Klein-Tasman BP, Lee K.
BACKGROUND: There is sparse literature about problem behaviour in young children with Williams syndrome (WS) and little consideration of the perspectives of multiple respondents. METHODS: Problem behaviour of 35 children with WS ages 2 to 6 was exa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Williams Syndrome: Rare genetic condition needs support
Rare genetic condition Williams Syndrome needs more support, a Swansea University professor warns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annette Karmiloff-Smith obituary
Neuroscientist who provided fresh insights into our development as individualsWhat is the origin of the unique and complex behaviours that our species are capable of? Is it nature or nurture? How is human cognition – our memory, language, numerical abilities – organised? How do developmental disorders occur? These age-old questions have puzzled – and deeply divided – scientists for hundreds of years. Over the course of more than four decades, research by the developmental neuroscientistAnnette Karmiloff-Smith, who has died aged 78, provided key insights that challenged the traditional answers, and l...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Elman and Lorraine Tyler Tags: Neuroscience Psychology Genetics Biology Down's syndrome Health Society Alzheimer's UK news Source Type: news

Williams Syndrome
Title: Williams SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/5/2012 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 21, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Neurodevelopmental model of Williams syndrome offers insight into human social brain
In a study spanning molecular genetics, stem cells and the sciences of both brain and behavior, researchers have created a neurodevelopmental model of a rare genetic disorder that may provide new insights into the underlying neurobiology of the human social brain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Internet use and online safety in adults with Williams syndrome - Lough E, Fisher MH.
BACKGROUND: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) increasingly have access to the Internet. Whilst Internet access increases opportunities for social connection for individuals with IDD, it also may increase risk of victimisati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Lauren Taylor has Williams syndrome which means she's unafraid of strangers
Lauren Taylor, three, from Barnsley, was diagnosed with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition. Her mother Katherine is often held up while shopping as Lauren stops to say 'hello' to people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little girl's rare illness means she's unafraid of strangers and is 'extremely friendly and polite' to everyone she meets
Lauren Taylor, three, from Barnsley, was diagnosed with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition. Her mother Katherine is often held up while shopping as Lauren stops to say 'hello' to people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent and teacher perspectives about problem behavior in children with Williams syndrome - Klein-Tasman BP, Lira EN, Li-Barber KT, Gallo FJ, Brei NG.
Problem behavior of 52 children with Williams syndrome ages 6 to 17 years old was examined based on both parent and teacher report. Generally good inter-rater agreement was found. Common areas of problem behavior based both on parent and teacher report inc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Williams Syndrome
Title: Williams SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/5/2012 1:33:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What Causes Hypercalcemia?
Discussion Calcium homeostasis is regulated by mechanisms involving the absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, bone deposition and resorption, and renal excretion. To review Vitamin D homeostasis click here. Serum calcium is found in three forms: free (47%), protein bound (43%) and diffusable calcium complexes (10%). The protein binding proteins are albumin (80%) and globulin (20%). The free calcium is the most important biologically. Acidosis also increases free calcium and alkalosis decreases free calcium. Problems associated with hypercalcemia include nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, constipation, polyuria, dehydra...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news