Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

March 1, 2015
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Surgical treatment for cervicomedullary compression among infants with achondroplasia

Dr. Shimony’s team published on the 17th of February 2015 in the Childs Nerv. Syst. journal, an article about respiratory failure being responsible for most deaths among children with achondroplasia and that it is often related to cervicomedullary compression (CMC). … Continue reading

March 20, 2014
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Use of Intraoperative Computed Tomography to perform foramen magnum cervicomedullary decompression

Before a cervicomedullary decompression surgery, it is essential to do an MRI. It wasn´t a regular procedure to perform CAT scan during surgery. In recent studies, a Japanese team used intraoperative computed tomography. This image technique is considered to be helpful … Continue reading

October 10, 2013
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Sleep apnea – new reviews

Searching about this very common theme around parents, but not that well understood, I found a recent article publish at the Journal of clinical sleep medicine, that has very explicit points about the subject. A Three-Month-Old Achondroplastic Baby with both Obstructive Apneas … Continue reading

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