Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

August 30, 2015
by inesp.alves
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Sleep study – annual control

Last 28th July, Clara did her fifth sleep study. She was 35 months-old. This exam was done with video monitoring. She was excited to sleep that night at the hospital. But it was a quite tiring night. It was a hot … Continue reading

February 5, 2015
by inesp.alves

How can sleeping position influence obstructive sleep apnea

There are many positions a person can adopt to sleep. This article will make the approach to back and stomach sleep positions (supine and prone). “In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement recommending that all healthy infants be … Continue reading

November 6, 2014
by inesp.alves

Midfacial hypoplasia in achondroplasia: How surgery can rescue the upper respiratory function

One of achondroplasia caracteristics is midface hypoplasia, a facial dysmorphology. Hypoplasia is the underdevelopment or incomplete development of a tissue or organ. In this case, midface hypoplasia (blue region in the image) is the maxillary bone region hypoplasia and or depressed nasal bridge. In … Continue reading

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