Hydrocephalus

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  • Hydrocephalus Research Paper

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    Hydrocephalus is a medical condition in which there is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) thus abnormal increase of Intracranial Pressure (ICP). Hydrocephalus could happen for adult and infants, but it is more common with infants. It affects one to two in every 1000 live births. And it is by far the leading cause of brain surgery for children in the US. The NIH website estimates 700,000 children and adults living with hydrocephalus, less than 20% were appropriately diagnosed. The

  • Book Report On Hydrocephalus

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    This story follows a 14 year old Indian boy named Arnold Spirit Jr. He was born with hydrocephalus which filled too much cerebral spinal fluid inside his skull. This lead to numerous health problems which included extra teeth in his mouth, awkwardly sized body parts, and random seizures as a child. Since his parents were very poor the hospital couldn’t do as much to help. Junior lived all his life with the Spokane Tribe going to a very low budget school he calls the “Rez”. On page 46 of this book

  • The Muscular And Nervous Systems Of Our Body

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    diseases that could affect our homeostasis within our Muscular and Nervous System are Hydrocephalus and Dystonia. The Nervous System is the system of our body that deal with the many nerves in our body that help us respond and react to things outside of our body that could or could not be conscious to us. The disease Hydrocephalus is a disease that affects the Nervous System through the brain. Hydrocephalus is when fluid that normally would help cushion our brain becomes excessive. This fluid

  • Essay On The Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

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    A condition is defined as the state of something, especially with regard to its appearance, quality, or working order. Hydrocephalus is classified as a condition due to the abnormal shape the head takes. The head becomes swollen and large due to the excessive amount of cerebrospinal fluid that will not drain properly. Currently there is only two ways to treat this condition and that is by installing a shunt or preforming an Endoscopic Third ventriculostomy. Some people oppose the thought of the endoscopic

  • Why Become A Doctor Essay

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    spending 68 days in the NICU. I was born at Michael Reese Hospital which was located in the Bronzville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago . The fact I was born premature, caused me to have other medical issues such as, being diagnosed with Hydrocephalus at three months old. In the early 2000’s Michael Reese was facing huge financial problems so my health records were transferred to Children’s Memorial Hospital which was located in the

  • Chronic Intracranial Hemorrhage And Intraventricular Hemorrhage

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    independence by 1 year. On presentation, patients with ICH are often only mildly impaired and cognitively intact. Within a few short minutes or hours, a patient 's progress can change rapidly as a result of hematoma expansion, or cerebral edema, and hydrocephalus. Intraventricular (IVH) occurs in 12-45% of patients with ICH. It also can occur independently of ICH without a significant parenchymal component. Mortality estimates for IVH in any setting range from 45-80%. The most common cause of IVH is spontaneous

  • Concussions In Athletes Research Paper

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    Spotting any of the symptoms above, is one of the quickest and effective ways for a concussion to be diagnosed by a person trained to spot these symptoms. Although many of these symptoms, don’t appear or will not be present in an athlete that has sustained a concussion. New ways for diagnosing concussions, have been developed to better identify the injury, making it easier to diagnose and treat an athlete who has sustained a hit to the head or neck area. Many concussions, never have an athlete completely

  • Consequences Of Concussions Essay

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    sustaining a concussion are: headaches, stroke, seizures, nausea, vomiting, internal bleeding, and hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid in the brain ("Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury", 2016). These are all conditions, that an athlete can suffer from within hours or a few days of an initial hit to the head. These conditions range from minor to severe, the most severe being internal bleeding, and hydrocephalus and the minor ones being, nausea and vomiting ("Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury"

  • Mi Brain Design Techniques

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    3. Proposed Technique Intuitively, if we can precisely locate the tumor region in the MRI image and recognize the corresponding shape as well, then we will obtain a high-performance algorithm, also if we can take only a few features from this region, then we will obtain an algorithm with a low complexity compared with the previous algorithms. This section describes an overview of all fundamental processes in our brain diseases classification system. These processes are generally referred to as image

  • Chiari Research Paper

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    Hydrocephalus is when CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) builds up in the brain, causing increased pressure in the brain. The pressure can cause mental defects and possibly a misshapen skull. Hydrocephalus can occur with any other type of Chiari but it is most often seen with Type II. Severe Hydrocephalus can be fatal if left untreated. Spina Bifida occurs when the spinal cord is either incomplete or underdeveloped