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Neuropharmacology & Neurotherapeutics
Mar. 02, 2021
Childhood Degenerative & Metabolic Disorders
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is the most common inherited urea cycle disorder and the only one to be transmitted as an X-linked trait.
Aug. 17, 2021
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is characterized by recurrent facial palsy, orofacial swelling, and a furrowed tongue, with orofacial swelling as the most consistent and dominant feature. Facial palsy is manifested as a peripheral 7th nerve dysfunction, and dysfunction of other cranial nerves may be present. The full triad of symptoms is uncommon, making the correct diagnosis difficult at times.
Oct. 21, 2020
Epilepsy & Seizures
Childhood absence epilepsy manifests with severe and frequent absence seizures, with abrupt onset and termination of marked impairment of consciousness. It is the prototype idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome of typical absence seizures, affecting otherwise normal children.
Apr. 25, 2021
Apr. 18, 2021
Thoracic intervertebral disc disease is a rare source of pain and neurologic dysfunction. It has been described as causing many different symptoms without a discrete clinical syndrome. Although back pain is usually the most common presenting symptom, many other presentations have been described that are often misleading. MRI is the key imaging modality for diagnosis of disc prolapse and cord compression.
Jan. 12, 2021
Neurogenic bladder is a dysfunction of the lower urinary tract due to disease of the CNS or PNS involved in the control of micturition. Clinical details along with urodynamic studies are helpful in determining the possible causes of neurogenic bladder. Treatment is targeted to preserve renal function, to keep patients continent, to improve quality of life, and to prevent urinary tract infection.
Mar. 20, 2021
Mar. 12, 2021