Sökning: "Congenital Limb Deficiency"
Hittade 5 avhandlingar innehållade orden Congenital Limb Deficiency.
1. Healthcare interventions in children with congenital limb reduction deficiency : long term outcomes and experiences of decisions made during childhood
Sammanfattning : The overall aim of this thesis was to describe experiences and long-term outcomes of healthcare interventions for children with congenital limb reduction deficiency (CLRD). The four studies included were conducted with descriptive designs. LÄS MER
2. Upper limb reduction deficiencies in Swedish children : classification, prevalence and function with myoelectric prostheses
Sammanfattning : Upper limb reduction deficiency (ULRD) is a rare condition that has been known ever since the 6th century B.C. This is a lifelong deficiency which in an afflicted child can lead to practical limitations, social restrictions and physical problems. LÄS MER
3. Social Construction of Technical Aids - Personal Meaning and Interactional Effects of Disability and Assistive Devices in Everyday Life
Sammanfattning : This thesis concerns the role of disability and assistive devices in everyday life among persons with, for instance, impairments related to mobility (e.g. wheelchair users) and bodily shape and configuration (e.g. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Objectives: This thesis has three interrelated aims: (1) To describe the epidemiology of congenital upper limb anomalies (CULA) in Stockholm County, Sweden, in order to augment the few existing population studies of CULA (paper I); (2) To measure the incidence of different categories of CULA while using and evaluating a recently proposed new classification scheme (Oberg, Manske and Tonkin (OMT) Classification) based on more current knowledge of limb development than the previously used International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) Classification is based on (paper II); and (3) To investigate the relationship between measurements of body function and structure with both activity and participation in children and adults with radial longitudinal deficiency (RLD) by using the International Classification of Functioning and Health (ICF) framework, in order to shed light on what aspects of physical limb function and structure actually affect individuals’ daily life activity (papers III and IV). Methods: 562 children born with a CULA were identified through registry studies. LÄS MER
5. Studies of laminin a2 chain deficient mice -muscle sparing, charaterization of Cib2 and defective spermatorgenesis
Sammanfattning : Mutations in the gene encoding laminin α2 chain, an extracellular matrix protein mainly expressed in the neuromuscular system, cause a severe form of muscular dystrophy, congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A (MDC1A). Laminin α2 chain is associated to the muscle fibers by two major receptors, where one of them, integrin α7β1, is diminished upon laminin α2 chain deficiency. LÄS MER