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  • Proteus Syndrome Essay

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    known as elephant man syndrome, Proteus syndrome is a very rare condition that is characterized by an overgrowth of bones, skin, and tissue. The organs that are affected grow out of proportion. The condition is named after a Greek god Proteus known to change its shape. The condition was first described by Drs Michael Cohan and Samia, when they first described it in 1976, only 200 cases were confirmed worldwide. Currently, we have about 170 confirmed cases. Proteus syndrome is a progressive disease

  • Proteus Syndrome Research Paper

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    Proteus syndrome (PrSy) (OMIM:176920) is a disorder characterized by asymmetric overgrowth of the parts of the body :cerebriform connective tissue nevi; epidermal nevi; vascular malformations; and dysregulated adipose tissue. Its etiology is unknown ,this leading to frequently misdiagnosed of this disorder (Biesecker, 2005). Many types of neoplasms have been associated with PS, including ovarian, testicular, meningeal, and parotid tumors. Some tumors are rare in the general population under 20

  • The Life Of Gregor Samsa

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    April 2017 The Life of Gregor Samsa in The Metamorphosis vs. Joseph Merrick, “Elephant Man” One person who lived a life that greatly resembled Gregor is Joseph Merrick, the “Elephant Man.” Merrick was afflicted with a genetic disease, possibly Proteus syndrome (James 554), that deformed him to the point that his skin resembled an elephant. There were bony growths on his face and body. From difficulty moving around to challenges with communications, there are many similarities between the two men. However

  • An Evolving Science New York 2009

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    Charles Gathathi BIOL 2420. Dr. Elizabeth Carrington. Proteus mirabilis: I. Introduction: Proteus mirabilis is a Gram-negative, dimorphic bacillus and a facultative anaerobe bacterium. It is a motile member of the family Enterobacteriaceae. This bacteria colonies shows a unique characteristic called swarming behavior. Swarming occurs when the flagellate rods grow into long chain swarmer cells, the swarmers gather together forming “rafts” that swim together, growing into a complex biofilm. P. mirabilis

  • Hannibal And Hannibal: The Most Important Lessons Of The Narrative Challenges

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    Perspective is one of the most important lessons of the cognitive disciplines. It also weighs heavily in the balanced consideration of moral problems. What may seem to be one thing to one man, is likely something else to another. It can be disquieting for us to see the world as others see it, for every man’s window overlooks his own tangled garden of direful secrets. Several anecdotes illustrate this in amusing ways. The Roman writer Aulus Gellius (Noctes Atticae V.5) relates a conversation that

  • Prader Willi Syndrome Essay

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    Brownsville, she was sent to Driscoll Hospital in Corpus Christie within a couple of weeks. While being in the care at the hospital, medical doctors diagnosed Janelle with Prader-Willi Syndrome. As you can imagine, so many questions and thoughts went through her parent’s minds. To start, what is Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)? According to Genetic Home Reference, PWS is a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body, such as muscle tone, insatiable appetite, intellectual impairment, and

  • The Article Is Titled “Communication Modality Sampling

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    The article is titled “Communication Modality Sampling for a Toddler with Angelman Syndrome” by Jolene Hyppa Martin, Joe Reichle, Adele Dimian, and Mo Chen. The authors explored three modes of communication, vocal, gestural, and graphic, with a young child with Angelman syndrome. The researchers investigated which mode of communication would be the most effective and efficient for the child. Angelman syndrome can cause cognitive, communication, and physical disabilities. It is a disorder that affects

  • Sleep Apnea Theory

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    Epidemiology: Obstructive sleep apnea is becoming more prevalent in adults and children in our society. Obstructive sleep apnea is undiagnosed mostly in women being 92% and 80% in men. The estimated prevalence in women is 2% and in men is 4%. A study was done by the University of Pennsylvania revealing that the prevalence in women was 4% and 9% for men. Another study called The Wisconsin Cohrt study showed that people who are 30 to 60 years old, the prevalence is 9-24% for men and 4-9% for women

  • The Autobiography Look Me The Eye By John Elder Robison

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    but also the difficulties he has had to over-come and the courage he needed to get through them. This story gives a glimpse into the life of an Aspergergian- as he likes to call himself. Aspergers syndrome is a form of autism that affects the ability to effectively socialize and communicate. This syndrome generated a vast majority of complications all throughout his life. During his childhood, John is a social outcast. He does not know how to befriend people, and he is very blunt and rude to his peers

  • Reflection On Velocardiofacial Syndrome

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    Tierani Richardson Reflection 15 Content: Our group was assigned velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS). I was excited to receive a syndrome to which I had not been exposed. I was assigned etiology, history, and incidence/prevalence. I learned that VCFS originates from the Latin words “velum” which means “palate,” “cardia” which means “heart,” and “facies” which means having to do with the face. It is the most common syndrome associated with cleft palate! Additionally, VCFS is an autosomal dominant condition