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Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival? Any possible impairment?

Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival?  Any possible impairment?

Not good : Sorry about this one, but there will be a suboptimal outcome at best. Survival may be issue, talk to your doctors, and perhaps an eeg can guide decisions, but hard to predict outcome of comas. Sounds like a profound traumatic event, and since young and severe, have a family conference with the treatment team, and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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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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I am recovering from a diffuse axonal brain injury so I take a large amount of supplements. How can I help my kidneys process this many supplements?

I am recovering from a diffuse axonal brain injury so I take a large amount of supplements. How can I help my kidneys process this many supplements?

Stop: If you suffered a diffuse axonal injury, you don't need many potentially toxic supplements creating problems for your healing brain. B-complex vitamins are excellent with Folic Acid for neuronal healing. Other than that, i wouldn't take much else and allow your brain to heal. ...Read more

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What is a axon test? How is it done?

Concussion test: It is a concussion test that can accurately diagnose concussion injuries.The test uses well known playing cards and measures reaction time and memory. ...Read more

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What is the axon and what does it do?

What is the axon and what does it do?

Axon: Nerve fiber projecting from nerve cell (Neuron), conducting electrical impulses to send information to other neurons & muscles & glands. ...Read more

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What is the function of an axon terminal?

What is the function of an axon terminal?

Transmission: The axon transmits the electrical signal from the nerve to the next nerve or a muscle through the neuromuscular junction. ...Read more

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Describe how a nerve impulse is transmitted along to axon?

Describe how a nerve impulse is transmitted along to axon?

It's complex: 1. Polarization of the neuron's membrane; 2. Resting potential gives the neuron a rest; 3. Action potential: sodium ions move inside the membrane; 4. Repolarization: potassium ions move outside, and sodium ions stay inside the membrane; 5. Hyperpolarization: more potassium ions are on the outside than there are sodium ions on the inside; 6. Refractory period puts everything back to normal. ...Read more

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What are axonal neuropathies?

What are axonal neuropathies?

Many causes: Axonal neuropathy is a classification of neuropathy that affects the nerve axon. The axon makes up the inner fibers of a nerve. Many different conditions can cause axonal neuropathy, including toxins (alcohol, certain chemicals), endocrine/hormonal conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease), nutritional deficiencies, and many others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of axon degeneration?

What are the symptoms of axon degeneration?

VARIES: Several peripheral neuropathies are considered "axonal" problems, and these include alcohol nutritional, diabetes, solvent poisoning, porphyria, amyloidosis, but small fibre axonal problems may be seen in sarcoid, sjogren's, lupus, paraproteinemias, celiac disease. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness, inability to discern hot/cold. Perhaps problems with balance. ...Read more