Only being there for about an hour she was transported via life flight to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburg. Undergoing, three months of testing and random treatments, she was finally diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. But the real question was, What Is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases is a flaw within the immune system which attack normal cells or self-cells, because they can no longer differentiate between self and
Between June 1980 and March 1981, Hospital for Sick Children found several newborn infants dead. At first, officials believed the incident was just an unfortunate coincidence as at the time it was not incredibly uncommon for multiple people to pass away within a 10 month period. At a later date, an autopsy of a newly passed baby revealed an unusually large amount of digoxin. Digoxin is a drug used to regulate a hearts beating pattern. Shortly after another infant had also died from an increased amount of digoxin.
A GP is the first important point of medical contact when a mother finds out she is pregnant. There will then be shared care between a GP and Midwife. During pregnancy a GP will arrange tests, check health, ask about previous pregnancies and look at medical history. The GP is the first person to go to if there are general health problems during and after pregnancy. During the birth a GP may attend a pregnancy if there have been complications.
In most cases of Down syndrome, a child gets an extra chromosome 21 for a total of 47 chromosomes instead of 46. (Susan Skallerup) Research said it is this extra genetic material that causes the physical appearance and developmental delays associated with DS. Today no one knows for sure why DS happens and there's no way to prevent the chromosomal error that causes it. Scientists do know that women age 35 and older have a extremely higher risk of having a child with the condition. At age 30, for example, a woman has about a 1 in 1,000 chance of expecting a child with DS.
The mean gestation age was 16.88 weeks (SD= 1.36). Five of the mothers had one or more children before the miscarriage and three mothers had a healthy baby after the miscarriage. Six of the women were induced after the diagnosis of fetal demise and three women labored spontaneously. See Table 4.2 for information regarding the birth details for each parent interviewed. Mothers were interviewed from seven to twenty three months following the miscarriage (mean = 14.44 months, SD = 5.17).
Laboratory testing for known causes of brain calcifications came back negative; thus the patient was diagnosed with Fahr’s disease, a condition that was diagnosed in her younger sibling two years previously. As there is no cure for the condition, the patient received physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and her diabetic control was optimised prior to discharge from hospital; she made mild improvement in her symptoms. Fahr’s disease is a condition characterised by an idiopathic bilateral basal ganglia calcification. It is a rare disease with prevelance believed to be less than one in a million; most often an autosomal dominant in nature. It can
Referred pain is known and I felt the doctors should have been more knowledgeable with referred pain. All the years of pain were relieved in three hours and I think I was angry for several years that the doctors had not found out what was wrong with me. I quit going to doctors when I was in my twenties because they did not help and my liver could not process medication. Only when I was unable to refuse to go and my husband took me to the emergency room was when I was forced to see a doctor again. I want to be a general practitioner because I do not want anyone else to feel the way I felt in my life.
Meningitis is caused by a “weak immune system, fungi and any bacterial virus” ( ). As a young baby I was more at risk for Meningitis because I am a twin. Many twins are known to come early than their expected due date. Because I came a month early my mom never got the results back from the meningitis test she took just weeks before. If I was not born early, The doctors could of saved me from being born with meningitis.
Your elderly parents and grandparents, newborn babies, your loved ones and others who may have weak immune systems, all rely upon you and everyone else the community to make the choice for vaccination. Samantha Reade was a 19-old-mum who lost her first child, Kristian to pertussis (whooping cough). At just 14 days of age, the deadly whooping cough took his life, Samantha could not do anything to save her child, he was too little to be immunised against the illness. She didn 't know where he got the disease, maybe in the hospital, maybe it was when she was pregnant. This wouldn 't have happened if people were vaccinated, families shouldn 't have to go through the fear of when they discover a disease that may kill their child, they shouldn 't have to go through the pain, grief and loss.
The first gene therapy procedure was done in 1990 by Dr William French Anderson on a four year old girl, Ashanthi who had the ADA-SCID disease. At first, she was treated with regular adenosine deaminase enzyme injections, which received positive results but soon her health began to worsen and another treatment was needed. The next procedure was the bone marrow transplant that could only be performed if a well suited donor was found, which did not happen for the young patient. If none of the two treatments were applicable, the only solution for the infected child was to be detached in an artificial and germ free habitat. This is why the ADA-SCID disease is often referred to as “the bubble boy disease” or “bubble babies” for the infected children.
Postpartum depression is something some mother 's get after having a baby. Postpartum needs to be more talked about to mother 's. There are many mother 's who go diagnosed with postpartum because they don 't know what it is. Postpartum can happen right after birth, although some mother 's don 't notice until around three weeks after the baby. This is a very common disease through out mother 's.
Premature babies are usually placed in the intensive care unit (ICU). (March of dimes) Respiratory distress syndrome is a very common disorder that almost all infants that are born before 28 weeks end up having. A premature infant may have issues breathing problems due to not fully developed lungs, so they are not able to provide them selfs with enough oxygen to breathe. If the infant 's lungs lack a substance called surfactant, what this does is doesn 't allows their lungs to expand. This is a disorder that rarely occurs with infants that serve a full term inside the womb.
Registered Nurses and the Neonatal Specialty On August 7, 1963, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, was born 5 ½ weeks premature [37 weeks]. He weighed 4 pounds 10 ½ ounces, but succumbed 39 hours after birth to “hyaline membrane disease, now known as respiratory distress syndrome [RDS]” (James 1). Today, this baby would have lived. However, in 1963 “about 25,000 children a year died because medical science lacked the skills and the specialized equipment needed to save them” (James 1). “By 2002, fewer than 1,000 babies a year die[d] of respiratory distress” (Philip 807) and “doctors can now save preemies as young as 23 and 24 weeks with the use of the protein surfactant, ventilators, and advanced technology known as continuous positive air pressure” (James 3).
If an individual is regularly seen by a health care practitioner the NPC1 gene mutation can be detected early on. Roughly 1 in every 120,000 live birth that will be affected by this gene(3). Children between the ages of 5-15 die and the progression of the symptoms relating to the gene in adults is usually slow(2).
This disease lasts a lifetime and usually gets worse with time. According to thoracic.org, “Cystic fibrosis affects at least 30,000 people in the United States; between 900 and 1,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. One in 29 people of Caucasian ancestry is an unaffected carrier of the CF gene mutation.” Although Cystic fibrosis is more commonly found in white people, there is no scientific evidence or answer on why so many Caucasian people have this disease. According to Ms. Judy Monroe, “…tissue in the pancreas becomes scarred and damaged. Healthy tissue also is replaced by cysts, or small holes filled with fluids.” CF affects the transport of salt and water across cells.