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How do you define anoxic brain injury?

How do you define anoxic brain injury?

No oxygen: An anoxic brain injury is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can be global in nature, as in chocking or near-drowning, or it can be local, as in a stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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What is anoxic brain injury? Is it enough to determine the patient has it by just having an eeg

What is anoxic brain injury? Is it enough to determine the patient has it by just having an eeg

Usually: Physicians rely on a history, physical examination, a period of observation of the patient and changes in their examination, eeg, and ct of brain and/or MRI of brain to make this diagnosis. I'm sorry you and your loved one are going through this. ...Read more

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Can you re-write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg XR, since my anoxic brain injury which was in March they cut me off and my life is just getting worse?

Can you re-write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg XR, since my anoxic brain injury which was in March they cut me off and my life is just getting worse?

Controlled drug: Xanax (alprazolam) Is a controlled medication and must be prescribed by a licensed physician. Speak with your primary care doctor or request a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia. ...Read more

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Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

School saying Help!: An evaluation by a team - dbpede, neurologist, neuropsychologist, child psychiatrist, et al will establish both categorical & etiologic diagnoses & provide recommendations for medical, educational, behavioral & social/adaptive interventions to help your son function to the best of his ability in his transition to adulthood. Idea requires the school to pick a category for services & they need help. ...Read more

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What to do if I was given the brain injury I had, how am I doing?

What to do if I was given the brain injury I had, how am I doing?

Clarification: If you are asking how to learn about your functional profile after a head injury, the ideal way to go is to see a physician who specialized in brain injury first. Neuropsychological testing, if done to standard, can be very helpful in clarifying domain strengths and areas affected. Brain imaging obtained well after an injury can be helpful but less so as it does not speak to function. Good luck ...Read more

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I have brain injury or just a bad headache?

I have brain injury or just a bad headache?

Vague Q!: Did you hit your head? You need to be seen by a doctor, I can not clearly answer you like this! ...Read more

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How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

Specialist: You usually should see an optometrist or opthalmologist who has special interest and training in this area. They can recommend and fit you for special glasses that may help as well as recommend other types of rehabilitation programs usually in conjunction with an occupational therapist. These specialist are usually affiliated with rehabilitation hospitals although they also may be independent. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing the world in slow motion after my brain injury is this normal?

Slow processing: After a brain injury one of the most common problems is a slowing of the brain's processing speed. If this is a persistent problem, speak to a neurologist about how to help this issue. ...Read more

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My daughter fell out of the window. How can I save my daughter from brain injury?

My daughter fell out of the window. How can I save my daughter from brain injury?

See below: The initial trauma has all ready occurred. You have to make sure that you check with an urgent care center to make sure that there are no further problems. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose sexual interest and horny feeling with a brain injury that how I am since this happen?

Is it normal to lose sexual interest and horny feeling with a brain injury that how I am since this happen?

It Is Possible: Traumatic brain injury and after neurosurgery you can have changes in your libido. You can also have changes in your personality. Give it at least two years before assuming this is how you are now. Your brain is adapting and changing. ...Read more

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I have a brain injury ever since I've had this I've noticed my body twitches why does it do this and what causes it?

I have a brain injury ever since I've had this I've noticed my body twitches why does it do this and what causes it?

Possible myoclonus: After brain damage, you can have seizures or myoclonus a twitching of muscles. You should check with your doctor as to what you have. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a brain injury and I'm wondering if I can take protein mixes such as dymatize and products such as?

What to do if I have a brain injury and I'm wondering if I can take protein mixes such as dymatize and products such as?

There shouldn't: Be any problem with taking supplements as an adjunct to an exercise/training program, but if you have a healthy balanced diet, there is probably no added benefit unless you are engaging in relatively vigorous or high level activities. ...Read more

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I have a brain injury and lost the sexual urges feeling but my body still tells me I need pleasure how does this happen and work?

I have a brain injury and lost the sexual urges feeling but my body still tells me I need pleasure how does this happen and work?

Endo problem?: I wonder if your injury affected the hypothalamus and/or pituitary gland. There are certainly other areas of the brain which, if injured, could affect your sexual function. But if you've not had an endocrine evaluation to check levels of gonadotropins and sex hormones, it would be worth checking. If there's no problem there, it's possible that a psychotropic med might help (trial and error). ...Read more

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I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury. I have complicated symptoms like: I ahve no sensation (from music especially), cognitive, memory?

I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury. I have complicated symptoms like: I ahve no sensation (from music especially), cognitive, memory?

Treatment: First, you will slowly improve and recover some function over the next 18-24 months. Coping can be enhanced by multiple medications, and cognitive-behavioral speech therapies will also improve your situation. Perhaps a neurologist can supervise your rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Why have I lost my sexual needs urges since my brain injury happen? I never get the feeling now will it ever come back again? Been over a year injury

Why have I lost my sexual needs urges since my brain injury happen? I never get the feeling now will it ever come back again? Been over a year injury

Not uncommon. Neuro.: In brain injury, the pituitary gland & hypothalamus (2 brain parts) can get injured. They are the "master gland" that controls all the hormones released in the body & the sex drive center. Unfortunately, in some cases (pituitary apoplexy, hypothlamic infarct) these parts can be irreparably damaged. Talk to a good neurologist, & get hormone levels tested, maybe prescribed, to restore it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more