Shoulder dystocia is a birth injury that happens during delivery. Essentially, the baby's shoulder gets trapped in the birth canal of the mother, and if the doctor doesn't immediately resolve the situation, a tearing of nerve pathways in the shoulder can result. Paralysis in the baby's arm and hands is the common side effect. Sometimes, this paralysis is temporary and heals on its own with time. Other times, it's permanent.
The most important part of any medical recovery after a traumatic brain injury happens during the immediate days, weeks and months following the accident. However, what happens after someone has stabilized and is now dealing with the permanent effects of disability, emotional challenges, cognitive difficulties and memory challenges? Is there still room for improvement?
Scientists have discovered a genetic cause for some cases of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy, or EIEE. The results could help doctors in Arizona and elsewhere make more efficient diagnoses of the disease.
In what may come as surprising news to people in Arizona, the time of day when a person goes to the hospital may affect the quality of care that he or she receives. While some of these issues may simply reflect the body's natural rhythms, people depend on health care professionals for accurate diagnosis and precise treatment throughout the day. However, doctors, nurses and others are not exempt from the slump that many people feel at around 3:00 p.m. Productivity can decline at this time as people get tired, and fatigue among healthcare professionals can have serious consequences.
In the weeks before your child is born, it's natural to start feeling anxious and thinking about potential risks and complications. You don't want to stress yourself out unnecessarily, but you also want to know the odds of something bad happening. Understanding the risks can help you plan ahead and take steps to ensure the birth go as well as possible.
When Arizona patients get a chance to visit with their doctors, they may feel rushed. According to a new study, many doctors do not give their patients enough time to explain their problems.