Neuromuscular disease

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  • Guillain Barre Syndrome : Rare Neuromuscular Disease

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    Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare neuromuscular disease. It is when the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. It is a disorder where the myelin sheath of the nerves is lost. This prevents the nerves from sending signals to the muscles. This creates weakness in the muscles, normally starting in the extremities and in some cases spreading to be complete paralysis. Guillain-Barre can happen to anyone regardless of age, this includes children, and any sex. The causes are

  • Kennedy 's Disease : An Incurable Neuromuscular Disorder

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    Kennedy’s Disease is an Incurable Neuromuscular Disorder. What is Kennedy’s Disease? Kennedy’s disease is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that affects both the spinal and bulbar neurons. KD is a lower motor neuron disorder because it interrupts the transmission of nerve cell signals in the brain and spinal cord. This interruption affects the spinal and bulbar neurons causing the major symptoms muscle atrophy, weakness, contraction fasciulations, and bulbar weakness. KD is the first of the

  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association ( Mda )

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    network with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). While learning about the work the association does, I realized that I want to do similar work. In my effort, I worked on a promotional campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Neuromuscular diseases, like Muscular Dystrophy, take away physical strength and eventually life. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) fights to find a way to give back strength, independence, and life. The work they do truly changes lives; however, they need

  • The Relationship Between Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ( Dmd )

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    The ability to walk is something that our society seems to take for granted. A neuromuscular disease can take that ability away instantly. As with any neuromuscular disease, the body’s muscles are specifically attacked. Normally that attack is caused by a lack or mutation of a specific gene. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) has a direct relationship with a lack of dystrophin synthesis. It is possible that the dystrophin synthesis can be increased by manipulation of microRNA-31. When looking at

  • The Effect Of The Abdominal Drawing On Forward Steps

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    kinematics of hip and pelvis joints. The ADIM, a neuromuscular control exercise, increases function of the TrA and internal oblique (IO) to create improved trunk stability. The objective “was to examine the influence of the ADIM on forward steps as a gait exercise.” A convenience sample of 20 healthy male volunteers from a university was obtained. At the time of testing, these participants did not have any known lower back pain or neuromuscular disease.

  • Essay Diagnosis and Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

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    information………………………………………………………………2 • The normal functioning of an organ and Pathogenesis of the disease……………………………………………………………..2 • Symptoms………………………………………………………………………………….2 • Diagnosis…………………………………………………………………………………..3 • Treatment………………………………………………………………………………….3 • Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………...4 • References………………………………………………………………………………..4   Introduction Myasthenia gravis is a disease that affects voluntary muscles of the body; it causes the weakening of the muscles. In this

  • Muscular Dystrophy : The Different Types And The Problems Associated With Dystrophy

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    What do you think of when you hear the word muscular dystrophy? Some people may have no idea as others may have firsthand experience dealing with this disease or having extensive knowledge on the subject. The purpose of this paper is to inform any healthcare professional, anyone taking care of someone with muscular dystrophy, or anyone interesting on being informed about Muscular dystrophy. This paper will provide an overview of muscular dystrophy as well as the different types and the problems

  • Abstract. . This Individual Study Was Written To Bring

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    Abstract. This individual study was written to bring attention to a group of diseases known as Muscular Dystrophy (MD). In the past, there was little known about these diseases. The basic understanding was people with MD displayed muscle loss, and the disease was most commonly found in males. This group of diseases left scientists bewildered and wondering what MD exactly was. Different cases of MD displayed different characteristics. There were some forms where the face was affected, where the

  • Myasthenia Gravis : An Autoimmune Neuromuscular Disorder

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    Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder meaning grave muscular weakness. Symptoms associated with myasthenia gravis include painless, fluctuating, and fatigable weakness involving specific muscle groups. Weakness is usually least in the morning and progresses as the day continues especially with prolonged muscle use. Double vision and drooping eyelids is usually the first symptom complaint from patients with MG. The patient may complain of difficulty with speech, chewing

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    muscles." Muscular Dystrophy has no cures, and this particular type of muscular dystrophy affects only males. One in 3,500 baby boys are born with this disorder and survival is rare beyond the early 30s, death is usually caused by a respiratory disease. (ygyh.org) Duchenne's muscular dystrophy is named after the French neurologist, Guillaume B. A. Duchenne, who lived from 1806 to 1875. In 1861 he became the first person to describe the disorder. In 1951 Elizabeth Shull Russell, an American

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