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Vitamin D Does this test have other names? 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-high-DROX-ee-VIE-tuh-min D), 25(OH)D What is this test? Vitamin D is mainly found in fortified dairy foods, juice, breakfast cereal, and certain fish. This vitamin plays many roles in the body. But because it helps the body absorb calcium from foods and supplements, it's particularly important for bone health. Vitamin D has many additional roles in the body. Vitamin D comes in several forms. When ultraviolet light, such as sunlight, hits...
Varicoceles Varicoceles are veins that have expanded, or dilated, because of swelling. The condition is much like varicose veins that occur in the legs of some adult women and men. Swelling occurs when veins inside the spermatic cord aren't working properly. The spermatic cord is a structure that contains vessels and other tissues joining each testicle to the body. Veins in the cord normally take blood back to the heart, and tiny valves inside the veins keep the blood flowing in the right direction. Val...
Vertebroplasty (Percutaneous Vertebroplasty) Procedure overview Vertebroplasty is a procedure in which a special medical-grade cement mixture is injected into a fractured vertebra. The vertebrae are the small bones that make up the spine. When they become fractured, you will often experience pain and a loss of mobility. When vertebroplasty is successful, the cement mixture injection stabilizes the vertebra and allows you to return to normal activity after a recovery period. Click image to enlarge Reason...
Vardenafil Hydrochloride Oral tablet
Vardenafil Hydrochloride Oral tablet What is this medicine? VARDENAFIL (var den a fil) is used to treat erection problems in men. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without meals. The dose is usually taken 1 hour before sexual activity. You should not take this dose more than once per day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regardi...
Venography (Lower Limb Venography)
Venography (Lower Limb Venography) What is venography? Venography is a procedure that makes X-ray pictures of the veins, often of the legs. Dye (contrast material) is injected. The contrast dye lets your health care provider to check the size and condition of the veins. Depending on the reason for the procedure, different areas may be looked at. For example, the procedure may involve one or both legs or arms or the vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the body to the heart. Click Image to E...
Valvuloplasty (Balloon Valvuloplasty) Procedure overview What is valvuloplasty? Valvuloplasty is performed, in certain circumstances, to open a stenotic (stiff) heart valve. In valvuloplasty, a very small, narrow, hollow tube (known as a catheter) is advanced from a blood vessel in the groin through the aorta into the heart. Once the catheter is placed in the valve to be opened, a large balloon at the tip of the catheter is inflated until the leaflets (flaps) of the valve are opened. Once the valve has ...
Visual Screening Overview
Visual Screening Overview Newborn babies arrive equipped with wonderful abilities to see and hear. Although their vision is not as sharp as that of an adult, newborn babies show responses to adult faces in the earliest days of life. Babies also have remarkable responses to sounds. They startle with loud noises and become quiet to the mother's voice. Sometimes, babies have problems with vision. These problems may be due to a birth defect, or may be caused by the effects of prematurity, neurological probl...
Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) What is vesicoureteral reflux? Vesicoureteral reflux happens when urine dwelling in the bladder flows back into the ureters and often back into the kidneys. The bladder is the hollow, muscular organ that stores urine before urination happens. The bladder has 3 small openings; 2 connect the ureters where urine is drained down from the kidneys, and 1 connects the bladder to the urethra where urine exits the body. The ureters are funnel-shaped tubes that carry urine from the kid...
Very Low Birthweight
Very Low Birthweight What is very low birthweight? Very low birthweight is a term used to describe babies who are born weighing less than 1,500 grams (3 pounds, 4 ounces). Only a few babies, 1.5%, are born this tiny. However, the overall rate of very low birthweight babies in the U.S. is increasing. This is primarily due to the greater numbers of multiple birth babies who are more likely to be born early and weigh less. Babies with very low birthweight look much smaller than other babies of normal birth...
Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn)
Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn) What is vitamin K deficiency bleeding? Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) is a bleeding problem that occurs in some newborns during the first few days of life. VKDB was previously called hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. What causes vitamin K deficiency bleeding? Babies are normally born with low levels of vitamin K, an essential factor in blood clotting. A deficiency in vitamin K is the main cause of VKDB. Who is affected by vitamin...
Vision Many eye problems that affect infants, children, and adolescents require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below you will find some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Vision Overview Age-Appropriate Vision Milestones Eye Examinations and Visual Screening Types of Visual Screening Tests for Infants and Children Problems With Vision
Varicella (Chickenpox) What is varicella? Varicella (chickenpox) is a very common childhood disease. It's usually mild, but can be serious, especially in young infants and adults. Varicella is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), a form of the herpes virus. Varicella is a highly contagious virus that is spread from person-to-person through the air or by contacting the fluid from the blisters caused by the virus. Chickenpox causes a blistering itching rash (pox), fever, and fatigue. It can lead to...
Varicella and Pregnancy
Varicella and Pregnancy What is varicella? Varicella (or chickenpox) is a highly infectious disease, usually associated with childhood. By adulthood, the vast majority of Americans have had chickenpox or have previously been vaccinated in childhood. Although more than 90 percent of pregnant women are immune to chickenpox, about 1 in 2,000 pregnant women in the United States will develop chickenpox during pregnancy, however, because they are not immune. Pregnant women who get chickenpox are at risk for s...
Visual Screening and Eye Examinations
Visual Screening and Eye Examinations Listed in the directory below you will find some additional information regarding your child's vision, for which we have provided a brief overview. Visual Screening Overview Age-Appropriate Vision Milestones Eye Examinations and Visual Screening Signs and Symptoms of Potential Eye Problems Types of Visual Screening Tests for Infants and Children
Vulvitis in Teens
Vulvitis in Teens What is vulvitis? Vulvitis is simply an inflammation of the vulva, the soft folds of skin outside the vagina. This is not a condition. It is a symptom that results from a host of diseases, infections, injuries, allergies, and other irritants. Diagnosing and treating this condition can be frustrating because it is often difficult to determine the specific cause of the irritation. What causes vulvitis? Vulvitis may be caused by 1, or more, of the following: Scented or colored toilet pape...
Vaginitis in Adolescents
Vaginitis in Adolescents What is vaginitis? Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. This is a common gynecological problem found in females of all ages, with one-third of females having at least 1 form of vaginitis at some time during their lives. When the walls of the vagina become inflamed, because some irritant has disturbed the balance of the vaginal area, vaginitis can happen. What causes vaginitis? Bacteria, yeast, viruses, or chemicals in creams or sprays, or even clothin...
Vascular Conditions and Diseases
Vascular Conditions and Diseases There are many vascular conditions that require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of these conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview. Overview of the Vascular System Medical Management of Vascular Conditions Aneurysm Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Cerebral Aneurysm Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Carotid Artery Disease Chronic Venous Insufficiency Claudication Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophleb...
Varicose Veins What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body, but are more common in the legs. Varicose veins are not considered a serious medical condition. But, they can be uncomfortable and can lead to more serious problems. And, because they may be very noticeable, they may cause people to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. What are spider veins? Spider veins, a milder type of varicose veins, are smaller than varicose veins and oft...
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor What is a vocational rehabilitation counselor? Vocational rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities in planning careers, and finding and keeping satisfying jobs. They evaluate the patient for the following: Education and job training history prior to the disability Skills and training potential since the disability Personal interest and motivation Financial needs Progress after job placement Vocational rehabilitation counselors educate disabled patient...
Vision, Hearing, and Speech Milestones
Vision, Hearing, and Speech Milestones Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding your child's vision, hearing, speech, and language development, for which we have provided a brief overview. Vision, Hearing and Speech Overview Vision Milestones Hearing Milestones Speech Milestones
Vulvar Cancer Click Image to Enlarge What is the vulva? The vulva is the external portion of the female genital organs. It includes: Labia majora. Two large, fleshy lips, or folds of skin. Labia minora. Small lips just inside the labia majora and surround the openings to the urethra and vagina. Vestibule. Space where the vagina opens. Prepuce. A fold of skin formed by the labia minora that covers the clitoris. Clitoris. A small protrusion of nerve tissue sensitive to stimulation. Fourchette. Area beneat...
Vulvitis What is vulvitis? Click Image to Enlarge Vulvitis is simply an inflammation of the vulva, the soft folds of skin outside the vagina. This is not a condition, but rather a symptom that results from a host of diseases, infections, injuries, allergies, and other irritants. Diagnosing and treating this condition can be frustrating because it is often difficult to determine the specific cause of the irritation. What causes vulvitis? Vulvitis may be caused by one or more of the following: Scented or ...
Vaginitis What is vaginitis? Click Image to Enlarge Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. It's common in women of all ages. One-third of women have at least one form of vaginitis at some time during their lives. When the walls of the vagina become inflamed, because some irritant has disturbed the balance of the vaginal area, vaginitis can occur. What causes vaginitis? Bacteria, yeast, viruses, chemicals in creams or sprays, and even clothing can cause vaginitis. Sometimes, it ...
Viral Hepatitis Overview
Viral Hepatitis Overview What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that results in liver cell damage and destruction. Click Image to Enlarge Hepatitis can be categorized in 2 groups: Acute hepatitis Chronic hepatitis There are 6 main types of the hepatitis virus that have been identified: Hepatitis A This type of hepatitis is usually spread by fecal-oral contact, or fecal-infected food and water. It may also be spread by blood-borne infection (which is rare). The following is a list of m...
How Much Do You Know About Vitamins? Sometimes it's hard to keep your vitamin facts straight. How much vitamin A do you need? What's the best source of Vitamin C? And all those B vitamins—which one is which? Here's a quiz that offers a chance to learn something different about vitamins. 1. The time of day, season, where you live, your skin color, and how often you use sunscreen can all affect the amount of which vitamin your skin is able to make? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct...
Vegetarian protein sources
Good sources of protein for vegetarians are eggs (for those who eat eggs), beans, nuts, beans, nut butters, peas and soy products, says the USDA .
Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.
Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S. THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows. Also, hospitalizations and outpatient visits for chickenpox have continued to fall since 2006, when a second dose of the vaccine was recommended to boost protection against the disease, the researchers found. Before 1995, about 4 million people in the United States got chicken...
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they are closer to finding a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness that few recognize by name but one that's a major cause of lower respiratory infection in babies and the elderly. Two new studies of the same vaccine combination, one involving people, don't prove that it will work in humans. Still, "they certainly do offer hope for the development of v...
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates. "While high-dose vitamin D did indeed increase calcium absorption, the increase was only 1 percent and [it] did not translate into gains in spine, hip or total body bone mineral density," said study author Dr. Karen Hansen. In fact, Hansen, an associate professor of medici...
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses cause more pneumonia-related hospitalizations among American adults than bacteria, although the cause of the lung infection is undetected in most cases, a new federal study says. The findings show the need for improved diagnostic tests, according to Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted the study. "Pneumonia is a leading cause ...
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study suggests. "Many people may be taking vitamin B12 supplements on a regular basis, and it has been thought they would enhance function in older people," said study author Dr. Alan Dangour, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. "Our study fou...
Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions
Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mosquitoes typically found in tropical regions are expanding into new areas, including the United States, where they could transmit disease, a new study finds. Once introduced through major shipping routes, mosquitoes carrying viruses such as dengue and chikungunya spread quickly over land, according to the Oxford University researchers. The study findings were published recently in the journal eLife . Using deta...
Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk
Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could impotence drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra raise a man's odds for melanoma skin cancer? A new review of data involving over 20,000 men does find a slightly higher risk of the disease in men who took erectile dysfunction drugs versus those who didn't. However, the researchers believe the bump in risk is tied to lifestyle factors that men who take impotence medications indulge in -- such as tanning -- rath...
Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds
Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual reality therapy may help alcoholics battle their addiction, a small study from South Korea suggests. Researchers recruited 12 people being treated for alcoholism for the study. The volunteers went through a week-long detoxification program and then did two sessions of virtual reality therapy a week for five weeks. The patients were presented with three virtual scenes: a relaxing environmen...
Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 2014-15 flu vaccine was less effective than expected due to a new mutation in the flu virus, a new study shows. The mutation in the H3N2 virus led to a mismatch between it and the H3N2 strain used to create the vaccine, the researchers explained. This meant that the vaccine did not fully prime the immune system to recognize and attack the version of the virus that circulated during t...
Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs
Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's important to have your puppy fully vaccinated against parvovirus before going to the dog park or anywhere else your pup might encounter other dogs, an expert says. Failure to take this precaution could prove deadly for your pet, according to Susan Nelson, clinical an associate professor of clinical sciences at the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University. "Parvovirus -- parvo -- i...
Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead researcher and a professor of pediatrics, biochemistry and molecular biology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. For the study, researc...
Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say
Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D may help the body in many ways, but a new data review suggests it won't do much to lower high blood pressure. Vitamin D is nicknamed the "sunshine vitamin," because the body produces the nutrient when skin is exposed to sunlight. People can also get vitamin D through such foods as eggs, milk, yogurt, tuna, salmon, cereal and orange juice. In the new study, a team led by Dr. Miles Witham o...
Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening efforts, including colonoscopy, have helped save many lives by detecting precancerous polyps, said the study's lead researcher, Dr. M...
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 450,000 European adults, those whose diets were about 70 percent plant-based -- meaning whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruit and nuts -- had a relatively lower risk of dying from heart disease. Their odds were 20 percent lower, compare...
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests. In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pressure, and almost 15 percent were diabetic. Seventy-five percent had high levels of a protein that's linked to heart disease. "Severe obesity in the adolescent age...
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus, a large U.S. study finds. The researchers found that 66 percent of pneumonia cases in the more than 2,000 children in the study were caused by viruses alone. Just 8 percent had solely bacterial causes, and 7 percent were known to be caused by both bacteria and vir...
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with recurring bouts of compulsive overeating known as binge-eating disorder. It's the first drug sanctioned in the United States to treat the disorder, the agency said in a news release. Vyvanse was first approved in 2007 to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for those aged six and older. P...
Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review
Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking B vitamins does not slow age-related mental decline or prevent Alzheimer's disease, a new review says. People with Alzheimer's have high blood levels of a compound called homocysteine, and people with elevated levels of the compound have been shown to be at higher risk for Alzheimer's. It's known that folic acid (vitamin B-9) and vitamin B-12 lower homocysteine levels, so it was believed that taking B vitamins ...
Venograma renal (Venograma renal, Venografía renal, Venograma de los riñones) Descripción general del procedimiento ¿Qué es un venograma renal? Un venograma renal es un procedimiento de diagnóstico que brinda información sobre el estado de la circulación de los riñones. Un venograma renal utiliza rayos X y un colorante de contraste intravenoso (IV) para visualizar las venas en los riñones y las venas que transportan sangre fuera de los riñones. La solución de contraste hace que los vasos sanguíneos apar...
Vascular Studies (Carotid, Arm, and Leg Arterial and Venous Studies, Carotid Ultrasound, Venous Doppler Studies, Arterial Doppler Studies, Pulse Volume Recordings, PVRS) Procedure overview What are vascular studies? Vascular studies are a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the blood flow in arteries and veins. A transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. When the transducer is placed on the skin at certain locations an...
Vision Overview When an infant first emerges into the world, his or her eyesight is immature. While the infant can see the form of his or her mother and can tell the difference between light and dark, the ability to focus has not been developed. Monitoring your child's ability to see is an important part of the health of your growing child. Facts about vision problems: More than one in 20 preschoolers have vision problems of a type that can lead to vision loss if not treated. More than 12.1 million, or ...
Vision and Hearing
Vision and Hearing Sometimes, babies have problems with vision or hearing. These problems may be due to a birth defect or prematurity. Vision and hearing loss in babies requires clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below is some additional information regarding vision and hearing, for which we have provided a brief overview. Retinopathy of Prematurity Hearing Loss in Babies
Vitamin, Gene, and Enzyme Replacement Therapy
Vitamin, Gene, and Enzyme Replacement Therapy How is vitamin, gene, and enzyme replacement therapy useful in the identification, treatment, and prevention of birth defects? Vitamin therapy. There is a wealth of research occurring in the area of nutrition and how it plays a role in either causing, preventing, or decreasing the chances for disease. Similarly, there has been research into the nutritional causes of birth defects. One such discovery involves a B vitamin called folic acid. Taking folic acid o...
Viruses, Bacteria, and Parasites in the Digestive Tract
Viruses, Bacteria, and Parasites in the Digestive Tract What are viruses, bacteria, and parasites? Viruses, bacteria, and parasites are living organisms that are found all around us. They exist in water and soil, on the surfaces of foods that we eat and on surfaces that we touch, such as countertops in the bathroom or kitchen. Some bacteria live in our bodies and do not cause problems. Other kinds of bacteria (as well as parasites and viruses) can make us quite ill if they invade our bodies. Bacteria an...
Viral Exanthems (Rashes)
Viral Exanthems (Rashes) Many viral infections of the skin in childhood are called "viral exanthems." Exanthem is another name for a rash or skin eruption. Viral exanthems (rashes) require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Rubella (German Measles) Rubeola (Measles) Roseola Fifth Disease Chickenpox
Viral Skin Infections
Viral Skin Infections Viral skin infections require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below is some additional information regarding viral skin infections, for which we have provided a brief overview. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Pityriasis Rosea Warts Molluscum Contagiosum
Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas
Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas What is a hemangioma? A hemangioma is a type of birthmark. It is the most common benign (noncancerous) tumor of the skin. Hemangiomas may be present at birth (faint red mark) or may appear in the first months after birth. A hemangioma is also known as a port wine stain, strawberry hemangioma, and salmon patch. About 60 percent of hemangiomas occur in the head or neck area. Hemangiomas occur at least three times more often in females than in males. Most will continu...
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) What is a ventricular septal defect? Click Image to Enlarge A ventricular septal defect is an opening in the ventricular septum, or dividing wall between the two lower chambers of the heart known as the right and left ventricles. VSD is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. As the fetus is growing, something occurs to affect heart development during the first eight weeks of pregnancy, resulting in a VSD. Normally, oxygen-poor (blue) blood returns to the right atri...
Vasculitis Vasculitis is a term that refers to several different conditions, all of which involve inflammation and/or damage to the blood vessels, ranging from moderate to severe. Many forms of vasculitis require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of these diseases, for which we have provided a brief overview. Other forms of vasculitis including Wegener's granulomatosis, polyarteritis, and Takayasu arteritis occur rarely in children. Ka...
Vision, Hearing and Speech Overview
Vision, Hearing, and Speech Overview Vision, hearing, and speech are an important part of your child's life. When an infant first emerges into the world, his or her eyesight is immature, later developing the ability to focus. Hearing appears early in fetal development and is necessary for proper progression of speech and language. Monitoring your child's ability to see, hear, and speak is an important part of the health of your growing child. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Optometri...
Venas Varicosas ¿Qué son las venas varicosas? Las várices o venas varicosas son venas dilatadas visibles a través de la piel, como cordones retorcidos de color azul o púrpura que parecen nudos. Las venas varicosas se pueden presentar en cualquier parte del cuerpo, pero se encuentran con más frecuencia en las piernas. Las hemorroides, un tipo de venas varicosas, pueden aparecer durante el embarazo alrededor del ano o en la vagina. ¿Qué son las arañas vasculares? Las arañas vasculares, un tipo de venas va...
Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome What is von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL)? Two eye doctors--von Hippel in Germany and Lindau in Sweden--were the first to publish descriptions of tumors in patients' eyes and brains, hallmarks of this genetic condition. In the 1960s, the disease was named von Hippel-Lindau syndrome to recognize their contributions in characterizing the condition. Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by an increased risk of developing the tumors listed below: Heman...
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Visión General del Equipo de Tratamiento de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación ¿Qué especialistas forman el equipo de tratamiento de PM&R? El programa de rehabilitación se diseña específicamente para cada paciente dependiendo de su lesión, trastorno o enfermedad. La base para el tratamiento rehabilitador es un enfoque multidisciplinario en los cuidados y los servicios. El término multidisciplinario hace referencia al hecho de que varias disciplinas colaboran para conseguir un objetivo común. Generalme...
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