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December 2017 Archives

Promising treatment found for spinal cord injury patients

North Carolina residents who have suffered spinal cord injuries may be interested to learn that a recent study showed promising results for a treatment that could help with the regeneration of nerves. Following a major spinal cord injury, victims may have scarring, which limits the potential recovery for the regrowth of nerves.

Study reveals how durotomy med mal cases tend to be judged

Incidental durotomy is a condition where small tears or punctures develop on the outer membrane of the spinal cord, and it is often caused indirectly by spinal surgery. When it is quickly recognized and treated, it will not affect the patient's long-term health. However, when it is not recognized, or when a treatment to repair it fails, surgeons may face lawsuits. North Carolina surgical patients may be interested in a published study that revealed the criteria that durotomy cases tend to be judged by.

Risk factors for Erb's palsy and symptoms in newborns

Although parents in North Carolina anticipate the birth of their children with excitement, the birth process inherently imposes risks on the mother and infant. Erb's palsy is a type of birth injury, and its severity can range from temporary symptoms to lifelong disability. The condition results from nerve damage to the brachial plexus during birth. One to two infants per every 1,000 births experience some form of the injury.

Diagnosing HIV

According to a report issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control, an unsettling number of people in North Carolina and the rest of nation have HIV for a significant amount of time before their condition is diagnosed, even while the rate of detection has been improving. This includes individuals who have been examined by their physician.

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