Sickle Cell Disease Pain

Rest, over the counter medicine (such as ibuprofen and aspirin), and fluids are some of the ways that SCD patients can treat mild pain symptoms at home. However, those who experience persistent and severe bouts of pain should seek medical treatment. In addition, children with SCD are at increased...

Pain-Associated Disability Syndrome (PADS)

Pain-associated disability syndrome (PADS) is characterized by at least two months of severe abdominal or chest pain that disrupts daily activities. The pain can occur in either persistent or recurrent episodes.

Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL)

Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a form of brain injury that can occur in the period before a baby’s anticipated due date. It is characterized by injury to the white matter surrounding the brain’s fluid-filled ventricles.

Physical Deconditioning

Physical deconditioning is a process that affects all areas of the body after a long period of inactivity. This could include an inactive lifestyle or extended bedrest, especially after a severe injury or chronic disease.


Multiple pregnancy accounts for approximately 15 percent of premature births. Complications are related to immaturity of organ systems. Common problems associated with prematurity include Respiratory distress Jaundice Apnea Inability to breast or bottle feed Neurological problems There is also a...