Hydrocephalus

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  • Poverty Is A Risk Factor

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    In Arnold “Junior” Spirit’s life, the cards are completely stacked against him from the beginning. He was born with hydrocephalus: too much fluid in his brain. After a risky procedure he survived, but with several physical and mental problems including bad vision, a stutter, a lisp, and small stature. Junior was bullied a lot because of his physical differences. To make matters worse, Junior lives among the poorest of poor on a rural Indian reservation. Poverty is a risk factor because low socioeconomic

  • The Effect of Neural Tube Defects on Healthcare

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    containing brain tissue protrudes from the skull. The outlook for affected individuals depends on the amount of nervous tissue involved” (neural tube defect, 2014). Infants born with a neural tube defect are also examined for hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain.” Hydrocephalus “occurs when normal passages for the cerebrospinal fluid that fills the neural tube are partially or completely blocked” by a neural tube defect (neural tube defect, 2014). (Frazier & Drzymkowski, 2013; neural tube defect

  • The Effects Of Autism On Children With Early Signs Of Autism

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    For years there has been many speculations conveying that some vaccines, particularly Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) causes signs of autism. Many compelling concerns have been formulated from parents of children who received vaccines and associated noticeable changes in their children with early signs of autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the behaviour and cognition of children (Quinn, 2014). Autism impairs communication, interest and repetitive patterns of behaviour in

  • A Brief Look at Dementia

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    Dementia is the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory, and reasoning that is severe enough to interfere with a person's daily functioning. Dementia is not a disease itself, but rather a group of symptoms that are caused by various diseases or conditions. Symptoms can also include changes in personality, mood, and behavior. In some cases, the dementia can be treated and cured because the cause is treatable. Examples of this include dementia caused by substance abuse (illicit drugs and

  • Sherman Alexie A Native American Writer Essay

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    of life, from birth to death (Russell). The narrator is suddenly stricken with a disease that harkens back to an illness diagnosed at birth. This rings true to Alexie, he has dealt with illness his entire life. As an infant he was diagnosed as hydrocephalus, the same disease the narrator had suffered in youth. When reading this piece you can hear Alexie's voice exploring a life riddled with sickness. “I was worried I had a brain tumor. Or that my

  • How Child Development Is Important For A Person 's Life

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    were healthy enough to come home. I was the smaller twin, and as result some of my organs were not as developed like my brain. At three months old I was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, which is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain which causes swelling and minor brain damage. Due to my Hydrocephalus, some skills such as math and driving are more

  • The First Cases Of Osteogenesis Essay

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    Introduction      The first cases of osteogenesis imperfect date back to ancient times, with history of the condition becoming evident when an Egyptian infant mummified around 1000 BC was discovered with skeletal structure similar to those associated with osteogenesis imerfecta (Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation [OIF], 2015b). Researchers also believe a Viking leader in the 9th century who had weak legs and had to be carried into battle, known as "Ivar the Boneless", had osteogenesis imperfect

  • Pseudotumor Cerebri Research Paper

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    Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), also called benign intracranial hypertension (BIH), is characterized by elevated intracranial pressure that is unrelated to hydrocephalus, tumor, brain edema, or any other structural entities associated with normal CSF analysis (12). Usually, PTC presents with headache, and, often, there are changes in the vision of obese women of childbearing age (13). Almost all patients with PTC have headaches, i.e., 90-94%. Their headaches are associat5ed with a feeling of pressure

  • Cerebrospinal Essay

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    fluid is essential to the health of the brain. Keeping its correct volume is very important also. If the CSF volume every gets low it can cause the brainstem to sink in the cranial vault into a pressure conus. An excess in CSF volume can cause hydrocephalus. The Nervous System Tissue Nervous tissue is the main component of the two parts of the nervous system. The brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system (CNS), and the branching peripheral nerves of the peripheral nervous system PNS. The

  • Parkinson Disease Research Paper

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    disease is a disease that affects the way a person moves. Movement for a parkinson’s sufferer can be slow and shaky. There are different types of parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP),normal pressure hydrocephalus and tremors including essential tremors, dystonic tremors, indeterminate tremors and atypical tremors. These tremors are all part of this disease and affect all patients in different ways. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition