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The Frontal Bone’s Connected to the Parietal Bone’s Connected to the Occipital Bone… by Emily Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 12:00am Oh my goodness, I’ve my first Anatomy quiz in 9hours and I am not ready!  A migraine hit last night and stopped my study session cold.  I’ve got to hurry to bed so I can keep learning in the morning. Breakfast. Three local prune plums from the farmers’ market, and a WW Sandwich Thin with 2T Wegman’s chunky pb and Croft ... Read on »
I visited the neurosurgeon today... by jmead1970 Posted Thu 25 Feb 2010 4:13pm I had a really good visit with the neurosurgeon...that is, after I got over being frustrated at driving 1 1/2 hours and then waiting for 2 hours for my appointment, and then my appointment was only 10 minutes! (But that is a side issue). The result of my appointment was what I had anticipated...they recommend against doing the surgery. Apparently ... Read on »
Classic example of iniencephaly by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 26 Aug 2009 10:12pm Iniencephaly is a rare neural tube defect involving the occiput and inion combined with rachischisis of the cervical and thoracic spine and retroflexion of the head. The first syllable of " iniencephaly" is derived from the word inion, which in turn is derived from the Greek word for 'nape of the neck'. The inion is the most prominent posterioinfer ... Read on »
Stryker and FDA Issue Class One Recall of OASSYS Occiput Plate -Lawsuit Filed Disputing Metal Content in Device by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 18 May 2014 2:52am   “At issue is the OASYS Midline Occiput Plate, part of the OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System used to promote fusion of the cervical spine and occipito-cervico-thoracic junction (Occiput - T3). The OASYS Midline Occiput Plate provides stabilization at the junction between the occipital bone and the vertebrae in the cervical spine.” Th ... Read on »
Passion by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 06 May 2010 9:38am Simply stated, I am beyond the point of passionate regarding the importance of raising awareness of many rare conditions affecting our children. Sure, my own little one is living with hydranencephaly... a cephalic disorder that happens roughly one in 10,000 births. Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions which affect the brain and central ne ... Read on »
The Perfect Blow Out For Your Hair by Take Root and Write .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 10:31pm While in the process of morphing into a beauty buff, it has always been so interesting to me how seemingly mundane tasks in the morning can somehow start to feel so entirely complicated once you gain a little more enlightenment on the topic. For instance, blowing out your hair, seems simple enough, right? Well, if you've ever wondered why i ... Read on »
Thankful Thursday: Passion by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 4:29pm Simply stated, I am beyond the point of passionate regarding the importance of raising awareness of many rare conditions affecting our children. Sure, my own little one is living with hydranencephaly... a cephalic disorder that happens roughly one in 10,000 births. Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions which affect the brain and centra ... Read on »
Q&A #135 by myspecialks Posted Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:00am Renee, first I have to tell you I delved into your archives a bit before asking this, but I was wondering what exactly an AAI and AOI are? I looked to see if there was a post explaining, and there may well be one I couldn't find :) Atlantoaxial instability (at-lan-toe-ax-ee-ul instability), often referred to as AAI, is a condition affecting t ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Knobloch syndrome by nih.gov Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 5:12pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed June 2011 What is Knobloch syndrome? Knobloch syndrome is a rare condition characterized by severe vision problems a ... Read on »
How much do you know about Paget disease? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 06 Aug 2012 4:10pm Here is a question to get you thinking about bone pathology. Which of the following is NOT TRUE regarding osteitis deformans? A. Urinary hydroxyproline elevation B. Bilateral maxilla abnormalities C. Osteolysis circumscripta D. X-linked pattern of inheritance E. Polyostotic distribution Osteitis deformans is another ... Read on »