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Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

This is a brief review of selective dorsal rhizotomy offered at our center. From this information, you will learn more about not only selective dorsal rhizotomy, but also other currently available treatments for spastic cerebral palsy. You’ll also learn about what happens during hospitalization after selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery. In spastic cerebral palsy there are […]

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Pompe disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Pompe disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Pompe disease, also called glycogen storage disease type II, is a genetically inherited condition caused by insufficient functioning of an enzyme called lysosomal acid alpha-1,4-glucosidase, or just acid alpha-glucosidase, due to a mutation of the GAA gene. It’s named after the Dutch pathologist, Dr. J.C. Pompe, who first described it in 1932. Glucose is used […]

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Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system

Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system

The main job of the lungs is gas exchange, pulling oxygen into the body and getting rid of carbon dioxide. Normally, during an inhale – the diaphragm contracts to pull downward and chest muscles contract to pull open the chest, which helps suck in air like a vacuum , and then during an exhale – […]

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Body focused repetitive disorders (trichotillomania & excoriation)

Body focused repetitive disorders (trichotillomania & excoriation)

Body-focused repetitive disorders is an umbrella term in the DSM-5 or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the 5th edition, for disorders where individuals compulsively damage their physical appearance. In fact, these used to be classified as impulse-control disorders, but now belong in the family of obsessive-compulsive disorders. Two of the well known ones are trichotillomania which […]

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