Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – Definition Shoulder impingement refers to mechanical compression and/or wear of the rotator cuff tendons. The rotator cuff is actually a series of four muscles and tendons connecting the scapula (shoulder blade) to the humeral head (upper part of the arm bone). These muscles are located deep …Read More »
Sundown Syndrome- Definition, Causes, Management and Prevention
Definition Sundowner’s syndrome is a behavioural condition represented by a collection of symptoms. The exact cause is unclear, but some specialists believe it happens when a person’s biological clock is off kilter. This is often due to disturbances in their circadian rhythms or sleep cycles. Many doctors and neuropsychiatrists believe …Read More »
Subdural Hematoma – Description, Causes, and Treatment.
Description A subdural hematoma is the pooling of blood (hematoma) underneath the dura (subdural), the covering of the brain. This bleeding occurs when the blood vessels that bridge the subdural space, the area between the brain and the dura, are ruptured. The condition, if left untreated, can result in an …Read More »
Subungual Melanoma – Description, Treatment, and Prevention.
Description Subungual melanoma is a type of melanoma in the nails. Unlike other types of nail melanoma that grow in the surrounding skin, this type begins in the nail matrix. The nail matrix is a part of the nail bed that protects the underlying skin. Sometimes melanoma looks like other …Read More »
Savant Syndrome- Definition, Causes and Treatment
Definition Savant syndrome is the rare disease that is also defined mental disorders. However, the syndrome is more of special skill than a normal disorder. However, the fact remains that the syndrome is witnessed among people who are suffering from Autism. The record shows that half of the Savant syndrome …Read More »
Sarcopenia – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.
Definition Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the aging process. Loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living, are hallmark signs of this disease. Most people begin to lose modest amounts of muscle mass after age 30, …Read More »
Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
Description Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by a loss of certain nerve cells in the spinal cord called motor neurons or anterior horn cells. Motor neurons receive the nerve impulses transmitted from the brain to the spinal cord (brainstem) and, in turn, transmit the …Read More »
Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) – Definition, Causes, and Treatment.
Definition Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a form of the genetically inherited disorder that is characterized by abnormalities in the person’s brain functioning. The disorder represents a varied group of related disorders and is commonly inherited as a dominant trait, meaning that people who carry one of the various different gene …Read More »