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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


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Can a head injury stop growth in a child?

Possible: If the pituitary gland is damaged in a head injury production of growth hormone as well as other hormones could not only stop or slow growth ...Read more

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How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

Medications: Frequently when a patient with a traumatic brain injury recovers he/she goes through different stages. Where he starts depends on the severity of the injury. The patients may have agitation and confusion as they improve. This is treated with medications such as valproate, seroquel, (quetiapine) inderol. This helps to calm the patient. ...Read more

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With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

This is plenty: The number one thing to worry about in a head injury is the brain. This is also the number 2 and 3 and 4 etc thing to worry about. The brain is the most complex organ in the body. Lots of things can go wrong and often do. Answering this question fills books.. Eyes, ears, mouth, jaws can be injured too but the effects are usually obvious soon after, while brain injury may not appear for months. ...Read more

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How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well. ...Read more

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How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

Head injury: It really depends on the severity of the head injury, a mild one then going back to school should be no issue. A more severe injury with loss of consciousness could require more time. Best to discuss this with you treating physician as he/she will have a better understanding of what took place and can give better advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

Depends: Please rephrase the question. exercise is good. Uncorrected low sodium increases the risk for seizures. How severe is the TBI? ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I know to be concerned about a head injury?

Impaired function: Head injuries can cause headaches, nausea, arm or leg weakness immediately. Later, the effects of a concussion can be present, that would affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read more

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I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

Exam: In general, by keeping the injured person awake, it allows for others to watch them closely in case the injured person begins to display neurologic changes early and allow for a more prompt trip to the hospital. If someone is sleeping, it would be much more difficult for an observer to know if the injured person is deteriorating. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more