Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

March 20, 2016
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Hearing disturbance in achondroplasia

“Achondroplasia has a variety of head and neck manifestations. The otolaryngologic complications include respiratory manifestations as a result of upper airway obstruction and frequent otitis media which may be accompanied by hearing loss and delayed speech”. Bilateral Ossiculoplasty in 1 Case … Continue reading

July 12, 2014
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Otitis media returns

The last few days have been hard for Clara. Last weekend, she had to deal with a high fever with gastritis for a couple of days. Two days later, her left ear (once again) released a large amount of effusion. … Continue reading

May 18, 2014
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Bilateral Ossiculoplasty in one case of Achondroplasia and Society for middle ear disease

I have found an extremely interesting article that can be potentially very useful for otorhinolaryngology doctors that are following achondroplasic patients. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3936547/ This article was published in December 2013, by Jongyoon Jung, Chulwon Yang, Sunkyu Lee and June Choi, all … Continue reading

April 28, 2014
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Days to enjoy better

This last couple weeks have been intense, filled with new challenges. Clara started to take her first steps alone! She also had another sleep study (the fourth) and the report was unacceptably inconclusive (and I will address this theme here soon). … Continue reading

March 30, 2014
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Custom-made silicone earplugs

Clara loves to be inside water. But since she has tubes in both ears (now she is on her second set, this time T-tubes to last more time) we, parents, never felt confidant enough to let her inside water and … Continue reading

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