Flaccid paralysis

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    with my Physiology Attendings. It amazed me at the intricate detailed balance of Nervous system and its profound effects on the human faculty and function. Attending residents’ presentation and the seminars was always a satisfying experience to me and I became a regular fixture of these presentations even though it was not a part of my curriculum. I applied myself diligently to gaining a foundation with which to localize neurological lesions and to formulate differential diagnosis. After completing medical school, I started as Resident Physician where not only I was doing clinical work but also was responsible for implementation of National Health Programmes. One of them was the Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance. It involved evalution of children who presented with Acute flaccid paralysis Generally the most common causes was traumatic injection neuritis but conduction of a Neurological examination to rule out other causes was something I found very challenging sometime but very satisfying experience. With this interest, I applied for an observership with Dr. Intazam Khan, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, New York and . There, I enjoyed interacting with patients, taking their history and discussing management plan with the attending faculty. The experience not only gave me an invaluable glimpse of the health care system in USA but also provided me the golden opportunity to refine my skills. Apart from being home to the best academic facilities, the most appealing…

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    was diagnosed with Bell Palsy or also known as facial palsy. It is where the nerve near your ear becomes inflated. They speculate that the blood flow and information transferred between the nerve to the face and back is cut off slightly due to the inflammation. Three months later I finally fully healed but it was the experience that changed me. During the time span of three months, I went from being “normal” to abnormal. It was interesting to see how people’s characters can change. They believe…

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    Sleep Paralysis Problem

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    learn if sleep paralysis is a serious problem. Is sleep paralysis a serious problem? Sleep researchers believe sleep paralysis is when your body is not moving smoothly threw the sleeping stages. Sleep paralysis usually occurs one out of two times, if it occurs when you are falling asleep it is called hypnagogic or predormital sleep paralysis if it occurs when you are waking up it is called hypnopompic or postdormital. When your body slowly falls asleep it gets comfortable, you may not notice…

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    In, The Destruction of the European Jews, Hilberg states that “they had evolved a set of reactions that were to remain remarkably constant over the centuries. This pattern may be portrayed by the following diagram: Resistance Alleviation Evasion Paralysis Compliance” (Hilberg). Arnost Lustig shows in his novel, The Unloved, that these five classifications are not independent of one another, but are in fact organic, flowing and melting into one another. This paper explores that melding of those…

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    The Polio Vaccine

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    Imagine a fatal disease that you could not see, touch, cure, or hear. This deadliest disease is known as the polio virus. The polio virus causes paralysis of the arms, legs, and chest muscles. The disease used to be called “infantile paralysis”, because it was most common in children. Many could no longer walk again without the use of leg braces. Others could not breathe without the help of machines. This disease caused terror all over the world. People couldn’t figure out how it came about,…

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    Kanashiwa Tribe Analysis

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    Japan’s national religion is influenced by folklore and culture and it ultimately affects the Japanese’s views and interpretations of events. Kazuhiko Fukuda, a psychologist, who wrote the book High Prevalence of Isolated Sleep Paralysis: Kanashibari Phenomenon in Japan, describes different survey results regarding kanashibari. One of the surveys given, asked the subjects about their perceptions of kanashibari. The survey was given to 235 college students who lived in Canada and in Japan (86…

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    Erika Dobis 10/13/15 English Thriller Story Sleep paralysis is the inability to move or speak when falling asleep or upon waking. The feeling is so horrifying because you've always been able to move. When someone has sleep paralysis they feel vulnerable and watched. One day as I was walking home from a long day at work. I felt really strange today. I felt like there was always someone next to me...... I rushed in my house and literally passed out from my exhausting day. As I was sleeping, I…

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    Dr. S.A. Kinnier Wilson coined the term “sleep paralysis’ in the medical journal Brain in 1928. He described the phenomena as “that of a man dreaming of a murderer, then carrying said dream over to a conscious state”. He noted the patient "lay motionless but suffered acute mental stress." Sleep paralysis is often a terrifying sleep experience but is not so easily explained as nightmares. On October 28, 2015, the article “Sleep Paralysis Is an Inescapable Waking Nightmare” by Brian Barrett…

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    Sleep paralysis goes by many different names, and one famously known name for it is Old Hag Syndrome. For some people who have had episodes of sleep paralysis, they might have experienced an inanimate being known as the old hag. When the old hag is present, your chest might feel like it is getting crushed, making it hard to breath. “In Newfoundland sleep paralysis has been called an attack of ‘Old Hag’” (Heffron, Thomas). In a paper by N C. Ness, multiple people had reported of seeing the same…

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    Tick Paralysis In Bats

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    Beginning in the late 1980s, SFF afflicted with tick paralysis have been described in populations from the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland, Australia (8). The tick has been identified as Ixodes holocyclus (7), one of two paralysis ticks found in eastern Australia (9). One main theory has been presented describing why these arboreal animals have been so adversely affected by a tick that is considered to be ground dwelling. As the natural foraging habitat of the SFF is eliminated, the bats are…

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