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How does a severe crush injury lead to ards?

How does a severe crush injury lead to ards?

Inflammation: Patients who are critically ill get inflammation throughout the body that affects multiple organs. When the lung is affected it becomes filled with fluid, stiff and has difficulty doing its job of getting oxygen into the body, and carbon dioxide ( our waste gas) out. This is called ards.. In traumatic injuries/ crush, material leaked from the damaged tissue can act as the inflammatory trigger. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

ARDS, now know as acute respiratory distress syndrome, is an acute inflammatory respiratory illness resulting from lung injury that usually leads to respiratory failure and need for intubation/mechanical ventilation. It can be caused by an initial insult directly (as in a pneumonia) or indirectly ...Read more


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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Sort of...: Head injury can injure the brain in such a way that the symptoms mimic bipolar disorder with impulsivity, irritability and mood instabilty. It wouldn't be true bipolar per the dsm but we would essentially treat it the same way with mood stabilizers and possibly antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can brain injury lead to autism?

Can brain injury lead to autism?

Not by definition: A brain injury under the age of three, would fit the research definition as a cause of cerebral palsy and any associated limitations would be part of it. After three, the limitations would be brain injury related. The complex interplay of language, social and other features of autism do not fit a the pattern of an injury as it affects too many different areas of the brain at the same time. ...Read more

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Can a brain injury/brain damage lead to incontinence?

Can a brain injury/brain damage lead to incontinence?

Yes: The damage may cause the patient to fail to void "normally". This can be caused by several mechanisms having to do with the injury. ...Read more

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Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more

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Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better. ...Read more

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Can subluxations lead to death?

Can subluxations lead to death?

Myth / lie: Old-fashioned chiropractors talked about "subluxations" that they would treat by popping the back and that supposedly this would restore health. If anyone is telling you this nowadays or putting you in fear for your health, contact your local district attorney & the chiropractic licensing board. Vertebral bodies may be misaligned but this by itself will not cause serious disease elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can lumbalpunction cause ha/pneumonia/ brain damage ?

Can lumbalpunction cause ha/pneumonia/ brain damage ?

Lumbar puncture: Lumbar punctures can cause headaches from low cerebrospinal fluid pressure but this is usually temporary. Brain damage is a rare complication related to a large mass or pressure in the brain that can cause brain contents to herniate into the spinal canal or against the brainstem. Vomiting and aspirating after a lumbar puncture could lead to pneumonia. ...Read more

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Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more

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Can blunt force trauma cause long-term damage to the vagina?

Can blunt force trauma cause long-term damage to the vagina?

Yes: Blunt trauma can cause bruising, and cause skin/mucosa to tear. It does require some force but examples can be bike injuries or gymnastic falls on a bar or beam. The vagina tends to heal well but scaring can occasionally cause long-term problems like pain. ...Read more

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Could liver failure lead to ards?

Could liver failure lead to ards?

Possibly: Liver failure may cause ARDS but many other things must be known to determine if this is the case or not. Fluid overload can present like ARDS but is not ards. ...Read more

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Can a TFCC injury lead to arthritis? How?

Can a TFCC injury lead to arthritis? How?

Potentially: There is a term known as post traumatic arthritis that can occur with an injury. The cartilage is the cushion in the joint that acts as somewhat of a shock absorber. In degenerative arthritis, it can simply be worn down over time. In post traumatic arthritis. It can be injured and lose its ability to protect the joint from damage. ...Read more

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How serious is acute spinal cord injury?

How serious is acute spinal cord injury?

Very: It can lead to paralysis. It needs to be managed by an expert in an appropriate setting. ...Read more

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How does ARDS lead to tracheal stenosis?

How does ARDS lead to tracheal stenosis?

Not caused by ARDS: ARDS itself is unlikely to cause tracheal stenosis. However, patients with ARDS are usually on life support, including respirators/mechanical ventilators, for extended periods of time. A tube has to be placed into the trachea, to connect the respirator to the patient. If this tube is in place for prolonged periods, it damages the lining of the trachea and can lead to tracheal stenosis. ...Read more

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Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

No: Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition. The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the immune system ("body police") attack the brain. This is reflected in the highly efficacious MS therapy available such as interferons, cop axone and tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read more

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Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Definition)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome. A life threatening disease that needs ...Read more