Familial Dysbetalipoproteinemia is characterized by accumulation of abnormal beta lipoproteins, which resemble normal pre-beta migrating VLDL in size and flotation characteristics, but differ from them in composition. Planar xanthomas, particularly in the palmar and digital creases, are peculiar to this form of primary hyperlipoproteinemia, but tuberous, tuberoeruptive, and … [Read more...] about What Is Familial Dysbetalipoproteinemia;Diagnosis And Treatment
In the Eaton Lambert syndrome, the amplitude of the muscle action potential evoked by stimulation of its nerve is markedly reduced, and with repetitive stimulation the action potential is augmented. Parthenogenesis of Lambert Eaton The first cases were all associated with oat-cell carcinoma of the lung, but cases have been found with other tumors, other diseases, and … [Read more...] about What Is Lambert Eaton;Diagnosis,Treatment And Clinical Manifestations
Scoliosis means lateral curvature of the spine which may occur in the lumbar, thoracolumbar, or thoracic regions. The higher the location of the scoliosis in the vertebral column, the greater the likelihood of severe deformity and of disturbance of cardiopul monary function (heart failure of the hunchback). Lumbar scoliosis is relatively benign. Thoracic scoliosis is associated … [Read more...] about What Is Scoliosis;Prognosis,Treatment And Etiology
The term primary or idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation denotes a rare clinical syndrome occurring in patients with normal pulmonary and thoracic cage mechanics in whom the primary abnormality is alveolar hypoventilation. It is sometimes referred to as Ondine's curse. The syndrome is characterized by symptoms of headache, drowsiness, or somnolence, exertional dyspnea, and signs … [Read more...] about What Is Alveolar Hypoventilation;Diagnosis,Treatment And Prognosis
Chronic airway obstruction denotes an alteration in the mechanical properties of the lungs characterized by poorly reversible increased hindrance to expiatory airflow; it is usually but not necessarily accompanied by increased resistance to inspiration. It occurs mainly in association with primary disorders of the lungs such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma, but … [Read more...] about What Is Chronic Airflow Obstruction;What Does It Do?