Periventricular Leukomalacia

Recent improvements in neonatal care have led to the increasing survival of premature babies. One neurologic complication encountered in these very vulnerable infants is periventricular leukomalacia, a destructive disorder of white matter related to perinatal asphyxia. Extensive cerebral white matter injury can be seen that leads to hydrocephalus or brain atrophy. The cortex and deep gray matter are relatively normal, implying a special vulnerability of white matter to asphyxia. Cerebral palsy and mental retardation are frequent long-term sequelae and may be severe.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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