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(Contributed by Dr. Nina Martinez.)
Aug. 31, 2020
In this article, the author focuses on rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury from both traumatic and nontraumatic causes. Rehabilitative
May. 08, 2021
Chorea describes a syndrome characterized by brief, abrupt involuntary movements resulting from a continuous flow of random muscle contractions. When choreic movements are more severe, assuming a flinging, sometimes violent, character, they are called ballism. Vascular disease of the brain is the most common cause of nongenetic chorea in adults.
Aug. 16, 2020
Oct. 11, 2020
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A is characterized by childhood onset and progressive peripheral nerve manifestations with distal dominant weakness, sensory loss, and limb deformities. Demyelinating changes are also characteristic. Mutations in the peripheral myelin protein 22 gene are the cause.
Aug. 20, 2019
Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy is a disease caused by various mutations in the mitochondrial genome and, as such, is inherited only via the maternal ovum as spermatozoa do not have mitochondria. It usually manifests as sequential binocular acute painless vision loss in sons of carrier mothers. The typical vision loss pattern is decreased visual acuity, with most patients seeing 20/200 or worse, a visual field defect involving the blind spot, and central fixation (cecocentral scotoma).
Dec. 19, 2020
Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Hemiplegia is a total paralysis of the arm, leg, and sometimes the face on one side of the body, whereas hemiparesis is partial paralysis on one side of the body. Hemiplegia and hemiparesis are not diseases but a response of the central nervous system to a variety of insults. Clinical manifestations, course, and outcome of acute hemiplegia vary depending on the etiology.
Nov. 08, 2020
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is an often-disabling syndrome of symptomatic orthostatic tachycardia in the absence of orthostatic hypotension. POTS has been associated with a wide variety of conditions, including diabetes, some autoimmune disorders, infections, trauma, surgery, stress, mastocytosis, and the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Palpitations, dizziness, and other symptoms of POTS occur mainly when standing upright and are typically relieved by sitting or lying flat.
Dec. 12, 2020