- Incontinentia Pigmenti
Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare genodermatosis also called Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome or Bloch-Siemens, that shows early at birth or in the neonatal period.In its classical form,the cutaneous symptomatology develops through three steps. 1st step, with evid ...
Article - Camillo Di Cicco - Apr 9 2010 - 5:57am
- Kindler Syndrome
A case is reported of a 28 year old man referring the appearance of swollen blisters due to insignificant trauma since birth. Later he noticed progressive changes of the skin as teleangectasies, atrophic spots, sensivity to sun, dystrohic fingermails and w ...
Article - Camillo Di Cicco - May 9 2010 - 9:12am
- "Men that look no further than outside think health an appur
"Men that look no further than outside think health an appurtenance unto life and quarrel with our condition of being sick. But I who have looked at the innermost parts of man and known what tender filaments that fabric hangs on oft wonder that we are ...
Blog Post - Camillo Di Cicco - May 1 2010 - 11:00am
- Space Suit Helps Rehabilitate Stroke Victims
Each year, technologies initially intended for space exploration come into our everyday lives- if you still haven't tried Tang or pens that write upside down, you are living in a cave. One innovation, which physicians for astronauts have shared with t ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2008 - 10:30am
- Study: High Prevalence Of Eating Disorders In Narcoleptics
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes people to fall asleep uncontrollably during the day. It also includes features of dreaming that occur while awake. Other common symptoms include sleep paralysis, hallucinations and cataplexy. About one out of ever ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2008 - 1:00pm
- Study: North Americans Need More Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats found in some fish such as salmon and herring and in smaller amounts in eggs and chicken. New research from the Child & Family Research Institute shows the typical North American diet of eating lots of meat and ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2008 - 4:44pm
- Cilia Link Shows Common Genetic Origin For Distinct Disorders
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that two clinically different inherited syndromes are in fact variations of the same disorder. The team suggests that at least for this class of disorders, the total number and “strength” of genetic alterations ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2008 - 5:11pm
- 'Frightened Stiff' May Be Literal- Anxious People Have More Blood Clots
Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time – something specific, like going down into a dark cellar where you know the Book of the Dead is waiting, or, in a more general sense, trepidation about what the future holds. Some people are gripped by powerfu ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2008 - 10:49am
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Increases Breast Cancer Recurrence
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for peri- and postmenopausal symptoms increases disease recurrence in breast cancer survivors, according to an article published online March 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies have shown ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2008 - 1:04am
- NOTES On A U.S. First- Guess How They Removed This Woman's Appendix
On March 26, 2008, surgeons at UC San Diego Medical Center removed an inflamed appendix through a patient’s vagina, a first in the United States. Following the 50-minute procedure, the patient, Diana Schlamadinger, reported only minor discomfort. Removal o ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2008 - 1:03pm