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Sanjad Sakati Richardson Kirk Syndrome By Aamir Al Mosawi
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The syndrome of severe growth retardation , mental retardation, and chronic hypocalcemia caused by hypoparathyroidism was first reported by Sanjad, Sakati, and Abu-Osba in 1988. However, the ... More > syndrome was first fully described in 1990 by Ricky J Richardson from the Sick Children Hospital of Great Ormond Street in London, and Jeremy MW Kirk from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. The total number of the reported patients with Sanjad-Sakati-Richardson-Kirk syndrome is 103. Sanjad-Sakati-Richardson-Kirk syndrome has not been reported before in Iraq. The main aim of this book is to report the first case of this syndrome in Iraq which is the case number 104 in the world.< Less
Agenesis of Corpus Callosum with Colpocephaly: A Novel Therapeutic Approach By Aamir Al Mosawi
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In this book, two Iraqi infants with non-syndromic agenesis of the corpus callosum are described. One infant had the isolated type and the second infant had agenesis of the corpus callosum associated... More > with colpocephaly. Both infants had the clinical features of the syndrome resulting from the associated failure of neuronal migration including hypotonia with poor spontaneous movements, and poor head control, no response to voice. The infant with corpus callosum associated with colpocephaly was treated with a novel therapeutic approach aiming at improving brain functions and accelerating development. She received two medications given by intramuscular injections in five successive therapeutic courses over three months period. Treatment was associated with significant improvement. The second patient didn’t receive any specific therapy during three month of observation and he didn’t show any obvious improvement despite he didn’t have colpocephaly.< Less
Von Recklinghausen Syndrome By Aamir Al Mosawi
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von Recklinghausen syndrome is a complex genetic disorder that range from mild hardly noticed condition to an extremely terrifying progressive disorder with numerous complications and serious... More > disfigurement of the body caused by generalized or huge growth of tumors. The condition was named after Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen who published in 1882 a detailed description of the disorder including information from previous literature. However, the condition has not been well described or documented in Iraqi children despite it is believed that the condition was observed. The main aim of this book is to describe a unique case of von Recklinghausen syndrome in an Iraqi child associated with right sided basal ganglion abnormalities on brain MRI. A second aim of this book is to describe the early historic documentation of the syndrome in the literature.< Less
The Pattern of Mental Retardation in Iraqi Children By Aamir Al Mosawi
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Mental retardation is a group of heterogeneous disorders associated with generalized developmental delay during infancy and early childhood, while impairment in cognitive functions and adaptive... More > behaviors became generally apparent during pre-school and early school years depending on the severity of the condition. There are two main types of mental retardation: The syndromic mental retardation is associated with other abnormalities caused by chromosomal and non-chromosomal genetic defects, endocrine disorders, and inborn errors of metabolism. Non-syndromic or idiopathic mental retardation is not associated with other abnormalities or underlying metabolic or endocrine disorder. Mental retardation may also occur in various forms of cerebral palsy, bilirubin encephalopathy, and atypical autism. Little is known about the pattern of mental retardation in Iraq. The aim of this book is to describe the pattern of mental retardation in a sample of Iraqi children.< Less
The Uncommon and Rare Genetic Disorders in Iraq By Aamir Al Mosawi
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Little is known about the uncommon, rare, and very rare genetic disorders in Iraq. The aim of this book is to describe the pattern of uncommon, rare and very rare genetic disorders observed by one... More > pediatrician at single tertiary pediatric center during three-year period.< Less
New Therapies for The Treatment of Spastic Cerebral Palsy By Aamir Al Mosawi
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There are no specific therapies for cerebral palsy, and treatment of spastic cerebral palsy is generally aiming at improving mobility through muscle relaxation and physiotherapy. This is a... More > retrospective observational study describing the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy with individualized treatment plans providing a new combination of interventions including nutritional support, muscle relaxants and the use of oral pyritinol, intramuscular piracetam, citicoline (oral and injectable), intramuscular cerebrolysin, and intramuscular nandrolone decanoate. Treatment in this study aimed primarily at improving motor development particularly standing and walking. After treatment, all the patients experienced improvement in motor development without the occurrence of any side effect.< Less
The Pattern of Cerebral Palsy in Iraqi Children By Aamir Al Mosawi
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Cerebral palsy is a heterogeneous condition associated with a non-progressive lesion causing permanent disorder of movement with limited mobility. It is generally associated with gross motor... More > developmental delay. In moderate to severe cases of cerebral palsy, motor developmental milestones such as walking may never be achieved. Little is known about the pattern of cerebral palsy in Iraq. The aim of this book is to describe the pattern of cerebral palsy in a sample of Iraqi children observed by a single pediatrician in a tertiary pediatric referral center. Spastic cerebral palsy affecting all limbs (Spastic quadriplegia) accounted for about 67 % of all Iraqi children with cerebral palsy. Radiologic evidence of diffuse brain atrophy was present in more than 25% of the patients with cerebral palsy in this series. This book can also serve medical educators and medical practitioners as an atlas of cerebral palsy as it is rich in photographs.< Less
Citicoline Research Progress By Aamir Al Mosawi
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Citicoline is a safe form of the essential nutrient choline that is commonly grouped with B vitamins. An accumulating research evidence suggests that citicoline is endowed with interesting... More > pharmacological properties that can make it useful in the treatment of various disorders that has no universally accepted effective treatments including neurological conditions such as Parkinson disease, brain ischemia, Alzheimer’s disease; and ocular conditions such as glaucoma, non-arteritic ischemic neuropathy and amblyopia. In addition, citicoline has been recently used with benefit in the treatment of childhood neuro-psychiatric disorders including mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorders, brain atrophy, kernicterus, and cerebral palsy. The aim of this book is to review the research evidence which promise the emergence of a useful therapeutic agent for several disorders.< Less
The Extended Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome With Multiple Congenital Abnormalities and Mental Retardation By Aamir Al Mosawi
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About 30 cases of Michelin tire baby syndrome have been reported in the literature, including very few cases with the extended form of the syndrome which is associated with multiple congenital... More > abnormalities and mental retardation. Kondoh et al (2004) reported the second case of a type of the extended Michelin tire syndrome associated with significant non-cutaneous abnormalities and mental retardation associated with hearing impairment, undescended testis. The aim of this book is to report the third case of the extended Michelin tire syndrome associated with significant non-cutaneous abnormalities and mental retardation associated with hearing impairment, undescended testis which occurred in an Iraqi child with the novel occurrence of excessive gyration of brain tissues seen on ultrasonography.< Less
The Syndrome of Upward Slanting of Split Eyebrows, Downward Eye Slanting, and Bilateral Convergent Squint By Aamir Al Mosawi
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The aim of this book is to report the occurrence of a new dysmorphic syndrome with the novel occurrence of unique eyebrows abnormalities consisting of splitting with a relatively thick upward... More > slanting medial parts and thin non-slanting lateral parts in association with downward slanting palpebral fissures, bilateral convergent squint, hypertelorism with flat mid-face, epicanthic folds, large ears, developmental delay, and infantile hypotonia mostly attributed to congenital myopathy.< Less

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