Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

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

May 6, 2014
by inesp.alves
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Sleep study and misleading medical report

Some medical reports can give us misleading results. So, during this path, I have confirmed once more how important is to be alert and have a critical spirit to analyze the information provided to us by doctors. And if someone don´t feel in a … Continue reading

April 7, 2014
by inesp.alves

Overnight sleep study – level 1

A sleep study type 1 is a painless test done in a sleep center of hospital that records the brain waves, heart beat, and breathing during sleep. It also records eye and leg movements as well as muscle tension. It … Continue reading

CPAP air intensity

April 28, 2013 by inesp.alves | 0 comments

Since 2 nights ago, Clara slept without using the CPAP because the oximeter gave good oxygen levels all night. So good! Each night without it is a small step for her airway improvement. But this past night, she had to use it for several hours.
It is hard to explain the air pressure that comes from the devide, but by the sound of it, I think you can understand. But wearing it is much harder than what can be imagined to be!

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