Muscle Dysfunction Abnormality

Abnormalities in diadochokinesia can be seen in the upper extremity, lower extremity and in speech. The deficits become visible in the rate of alternation, the completeness of the sequence, and in the variation in amplitude involving both motor coordination and sequencing.Average rate can be used as a measure of performance when testing for dysdiadochokinesia.
Dysdiadochokinesia is demonstrated clinically by asking the patient to tap the palm of one hand with the fingers of the other, then rapidly turn over the fingers and tap the palm with the back of them, repeatedly. This movement is known as a pronation/supination test of the upper extremity. A simpler method using this same concept is to ask the patient to demonstrate the movement of trying a doorknob or screwing in a light bulb. When testing for this condition in legs, ask the patient to tap your hand as quickly as possible with the ball of each foot in turn. Movements tend to be slow or awkward. The feet normally perform less we…

Biblical Adeodatus

Adeodatus, the only-known son of Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was born while his father was a student at Carthage to the first of the several mistresses with whom Augustine lived. In this particular case, though the woman’s name be unknown, they cohabited for a period of at least fourteen years, she finally leaving Augustine when he had taken up with others. The child was left with his father; the mother returned to the Roman province of Africa, from which she had come, “vowing never to give herself to any other man” .

Augustine’s father, Patricius, had died two years before Augustine was nineteen; his mother, Monica did not remarry. Augustine appears to have begun his daliances in that interval, even though it was ultimately his mother’s parental and religious influences which were to prevail. Monica had been instrumental in the conversion of her husband to Christianity not long before his death, and in the instilling within her son the seeds of such a possibility, in spite of the post…

The Outbreak of Adenovirus That Killed Dozens

Seven children at a healthcare facility have died in an outbreak of adenovirus, a virus that can cause cold and flu-like symptoms, according to health officials. An additional 11 children at the facility, called the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, have also fallen ill with adenovirus, according to a statement from the Department of Health. The facility is not admitting any new patients until the outbreak ends, the statement said.

Adenoviruses are prolific viruses that can cause a variety of illnesses, including upper respiratory infections — such as colds — as well as pneumonia, gastrointestinal illness, conjunctivitis and even urinary tract infections.

Symptoms can range from mild to severe, although serious illness with adenovirus is not common, the according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Still, people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of developing severe illness from adenovirus, according to the CDC.

The children at the Center fit into…

Enemy of Mortality: Peritoneal adhesions

Postsurgical adhesions severely affect the quality of life of millions of people worldwide. Numerous attempts have been made to prevent or reduce the incidence of peritoneal adhesions, but with limited success.

Reoperating through a previous wound can be extremely difficult, risky, and potentially dangerous. Also, adhesiolysis extends operating time, anesthesia, and recovery time and causes additional risks to the patient such as blood loss, visceral damage including injury to the bladder, enterocutaneous fistulas, and resection of damaged bowel.

Congenital or inflammatory adhesions rarely give rise to intestinal obstructions, except for malformation. However, between 49 and 74% of the small bowel obstructions are caused by post surgical adhesions.4, 17, 18 Small bowel obstructions from adhesions are responsible for a large proportion of general surgical admissions and unavoidable operations in current surgical practice. Approximately 1% of all surgical admissions and 3% of lsaparotomie…

His Life was On the Edge Due to Adenoid Hypertrophy

A 15-month-old boy with Noonan syndrome was referred to our pediatric pulmonary department to assess the need for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). He required hospital care during the first 3 weeks of life because of transient upper airway obstruction requiring nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). He was discharged home with nasal oxygen therapy for a few weeks. He also presented a moderated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated with beta-blocker therapy that was stopped after 6 months after improvement on ultrasonographic examination.

At the age of 6 months, he was hospitalized during several weeks for an important persistent dyspnea due to rhinitis and major nasal obstruction and at the age of 12 months for a pneumopathy that rapidly responded to oral antibiotics. He was hospitalized again at the age of 15 months because of important desaturations during his daytime nap. Clinical examination was normal during wakefulness, while numerous obstructive apneas,…

Implications of Adenogenesis

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a group of substances that “interfere with biosynthesis, secretion, transport, elimination and function of naturally existing hormones in the human body”. Exposure to endocrine disruptors during crucial developmental time windows increases an individual’s risk of developing a variety of diseases, including inborn errors, infertility, obesity and cancer. One of the most well-known EDCs is diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogen that was widely prescribed to prevent miscarriage. During that time period, millions of women and their offspring were exposed to this compound, which was later shown to have teratogenic and oncogenic effects on many organ systems especially the reproductive tract. Since then, the mechanisms underpinning DES-related pathogenesis have been intensively studied and several animal models have been established. The most widely used model for DES research is the neonatal-DES model…

Memoir of An Adeni

The invasion of Houthi militia caused the loss of 4 districts out of the 8 in Aden. And due to the bad situation in the 4 invaded districts, people were forced to relocate, women children and old men . Moved with the least they can carry escaping for their lives .

During the invasion Houthi militia tend to close the hospitals in the places they invade “AlJomhoria Hospital” In Khormaksar district was one of them. My friend Salwa communication engineer and a volunteering nurse there told me “on the day Khormaksar was controlled by Houthi militia they entered the hospital kicking everyone out and looking for wounded local defenders to kill”. Salwa was not the only women who have volunteered as a nurse to cover the lack of nurses , lots of Adeni women have done the same , they stayed for days living in the hospitals leaving there families and loved once at home, so they can be there to help .

I still remember my aunt Bushra ,every morning cooking extra meal for the defenders although we di…