Hydrocephalus

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  • Taking a Look at Spina Bifida

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    disease in detail and gave it the name spina bifida. He described this disease, along with over 200 others, in his book Observations Medicae. Later in 1761, Giovanni Battista Morgangni contributed to the knowledge of spina bifida when he described hydrocephalus and its association with spina bifida. German doctors Rudolf Verchow and Hans Chiari helped contribute to spina bifida research. Verchow came up with the name spina bifida occulta in 1875. In 1891, Chiari described a condition where the cerebellum

  • Evaluation Of The Paediatric Neurosurgical Patient

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    Medulloblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumor in children comprising 20% to 25% of all pediatric brain tumors. The median age at diagnosis is approximately 6 to 9 years. Most of tumors occur in midline and frequently found associated with hydrocephalus. Success with surgical intervention has become possible because of improved understanding of physiology, advances in imaging and microsurgical techniques, excellent anaesthetic techniques available, advances in perioperative care of the patient

  • Sherman Alexie Research Paper

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    through the experience, he was plagued with seizures as a child.” (“Sherman Alexie” ) and Junior says¨I haven't had a seizure in seven years, but the doctors tell me that I am susceptible to seizure activity.¨ (30 Alexie gave Junior’s character hydrocephalus and his susceptibility to seizures to show his actual medical experiences. Their experiences with sports were also very similar. Alexie starred on the varsity high school basketball team as a freshman. (McFarland) Junior and Alexie have similar

  • Ella Case Study Essay

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    Ella Reason for referral: Ella is a 11 year old female with a history of Hydrocephalus, anxiety disorder, ADHD, learning disability, Cerebral Palsy, and. Her foster mother describes Ella as follows: ''Ella has a bubbly personality and a good sense of humor. She likes to participate in '' She was referred for assessment by Dr. Hoon, a clinician from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her foster mother indicated that Ella had been referred for testing for the following: ''Ella is having trouble in school

  • An Inside Look at a Hemispherectomy

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    Intuition, creativity, and expression are encompassed by the right brain. Logic, reasoning, analytical thinking, and language all are incorporated in the left. Even if you aren’t a fan of numbers or being creative, could you imagine living without one of those halves? What if it was a life-or-death situation? If you’re having trouble making that decision, imagine being in the shoes of a parent who has a child oppressed by daily, hourly, and sometimes minute by minute seizures, with their only chance

  • The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian, By Sherman Alexie

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    dissimilar aspirations. Biography: Sherman Alexie was born in Spokane, Washington, on October 7th, 1966. His parents were both of Native American descent, albeit two different tribes. He grew up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Alexie was born with Hydrocephalus, which is also known as water on the brain. At the age of six months, Alexie went into surgery and wasn’t expected to make it out alive. When he overcame the odds and survived the procedure, doctors assumed he would have to live with severe mental

  • Sports Concussions And Its Effects

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    Sports Concussions In America, the sports industry is one of the largest and most powerful country; whether the sport is football, baseball, basketball, or any of the other sports the country has. Recently reports and documented cases have risen involving some of these sports’ greatest athletes, as well as current players, dealing with concussions (Famous sports concussions, 2012). Numerous athletes, some of them being the sport’s highest profile players, were found to have several mental illnesses

  • Essay On Age And Sex

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    subarachnoid spaces which can hold larger amounts of subarachnoid blood, thus increasing their risk of developing CSF circulation disturbances. Moreover, the ventricular compliance decreases with age leading to the increased liability to symptomatic hydrocephalus (5). The study

  • Analysis Of The Scarlet Ibis

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    the name of William Armstrong. From the start, Brother noticed something off about his younger brother. It is believed that the young boy had a condition called “Hydrocephalus”, also known as water on the brain. He is believed to have this condition because his head is significantly larger than his body and that is an effect of Hydrocephalus. Due to his condition, the boy was not able to do much of anything. Brother thought that the name William Armstrong was not very fitting for the young boy, so he

  • Sports Concussions And Its Effects Essay

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    Sports Concussions In America, the sports industry is one of the largest and most powerful country; whether the sport is football, baseball, basketball, or any of the other sports the country has. Recently reports and documented cases have risen involving some of these sports’ greatest athletes, as well as current players, dealing with concussions (Famous sports concussions, 2012). Numerous athletes, some of them being the sport’s highest profile players, were found to have several mental illnesses