Myoclonus

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  • Elizabeth Otte Case Summary

    Introduction Authorities are investigating what seems to be an indication of murder after an infant child was discovered stuffed in the microwave early morning by relatives. Elizabeth Renee Otte and Joseph Anthony Martinez Sr., the mother and father of infant baby Joseph Lewis Martinez Jr. lived with the father’s elder parents in a small, one brick rancher in Lenexa, Virginia. Elizabeth Otte, who apparently suffers from severe epileptic seizures and blackouts up to 50 minutes, claims that she remembers nothing about the incident besides feeding the child. Is it possible that she could have become so disorientated after a blackout that it caused her to mistaken Joseph Lewis Martinez for a bottle of milk that needed warming, placing him in the oven, cooking and eventually killing him? According to Timberg and White (1999), of the Daily Press, the Washington Post, friends of Otte’s say her mood darkened and her epileptic seizures became more frequent after July 4, when her 17-year-old brother died in a fiery car crash not far from her New Kent home. The day started off as a normal regular day and then suddenly took a turn for the worse as relatives and family described this as a tragic accident. The family told authorities that they awoke early on a Thursday morning noticing the baby; Joseph Martinez Jr. had gone missing. The father Martinez Sr. who initially noticed baby Joseph’s disappearance told reporters, he was usually awoken by the cries and moans of the baby in the…

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  • Holly's Epilepsy Case Study

    As a vocational rehabilitation counselor I believe that Holly’s goals are very realistic and possible. She wants to first seek an appropriate job in her anticipated field of writing. She enjoys writing as a leisure activity and also has a writing background from a high school job, which could count as a transferable skill. She could work for a local newspaper, blog, magazine or even publishing company. She could start in an entry level position or as a paid intern. After saving enough money she…

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  • Epilepsy Vs Superstition

    Unexpected mental and physical properties such as abnormal heart beat, foaming of the mouth, eyes rolling back, abnormal movement of limbs, abnormal strength, etc.; demon possession and epilepsy have much of the similar attributes. One a scientific view and analyses of these characteristics the other a belief with more spiritual strength behind its statements of the explanation of these actions. With many of the same characteristics and massive unwavering support, behind both explanations for…

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  • Periodic Limb Research Paper

    Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), also known as nocturnal myoclonus, is a sleeping disorder in which those who are affected by PLMD experience will involuntarily move their limbs during sleep, and rarely while awake. This can include both legs and arms. There is a wide range of those at risk, and is more likely to occur with age. PLMD is often confused with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), although though to be the same each has its own characteristics that…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Video Games

    highly likely to suffer from backache problems. Games are played in a sitting position. An addict, therefore, spends most of his time seated. This will lead to adverse effects on the back. Gamers mostly spend their time awake. As such, they have high tendencies of developing sleep-related conditions such as insomnia, parasomnia, nocturnal myoclonus, narcolepsy and sleep apnea. These conditions are due to excessive stimulation of the brain. The most common condition among these is insomnia. This…

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  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Research Paper

    similar across all patients, severity and onset of symptoms depend on the individual patient because each patient has a different prion protein gene. o 2 copies of prion gene= ~250 bps on Chromosome 20 o Polymorphism at position 129 is associated with different clinical presentations with patients who develop prion disease  Methionine and Valine are the two possibilities at position 129  2 types of diseased prion encoding gene, dependent on how they are digested (remember: pathological…

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  • Mad Cow Disease Research Paper

    acquire the disease by exposure or consumption of an infected cow. Humans can transfer the disease to one another however. It can happen through cannibalism, eating a human beings meat that is already infected. Bone and organ transplants as Prions are highly found in bone marrow. Blood has low signs of prions but it is possible to transmit them through blood transfusion.The U.K. has only reported three cases of vCJD in humans by blood transfusion. Also unsterile medical tools and some surgeries…

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  • Gaucher Disease Research Paper

    Children with saccadic initiation abnormalities tend to move their head to shift their gaze. Neurologic progression is marked by severe hypertonia, rigidity, arching (opisthotonus), swallowing impairment, and seizures.33 Visceral disease in GD3 is often more severe than in GD1. In children, failure to thrive because of massive organomegaly can lead to delayed milestones and growth retardation and this should not be interpreted as GD3. On the other hand, subtle neurological signs may be missed…

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  • Analysis Of The Devil In The Shape Of A Woman By Carol Karlsen

    the colonists and this she postulates is an isolated epidemic of encephalitis (124). In comparing the physical manifestations that appeared in Salem with an encephalitis lethargica pandemic that occurred in the early 20th century, Carlson draws on some strikingly similar descriptions of symptoms that took place between each that she points to too make her case. Symptoms that were often mentioned in the historical accounts of Salem include, "fits" body tremors, spectral visions, mental…

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  • Chronic Kidney Disease Case Study

    inspiration, chest pain, pericardial friction rub (McCance & Huether, 2014) and congestive heart failure (CHF) (Lewis et al., 2010). Patient J.H. has an existing hypertension that is severe and uncontrolled. The nervous system accumulates uremic toxins that can result to encephalopathy which leads to fatigue, weakness, inattentiveness, inability to concentrate, generalized irritability (McCance & Huether, 2014) and impaired sleep (Cash & Glass, 2014). Peripheral neuropathy leads to pain,…

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