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Doctor insights on: Diffuse Axonal Injury Prognosis

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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

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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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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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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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

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What exactly is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

What exactly is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

Answer: Description of a peripheral neuropathy that predominantly affects the axon, wire within nerve, and secondarily affects the myelin, insulation. This characteristically occurs in diabetes, alcohol nutritional problems, porphyria, solvent exposure, amyloidosis, etc. ...Read more

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What is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

What is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more

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What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

Axonal PN: Axonal peripheral neuropathy is an illness that may cause numbness and weakness affecting the feet, legs and sometimes the hands. In this condition the nerve cells (axons) that transmit information become ill. Common causes of this condition are hormonal and blood chemistry disorders...... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm ...Read more

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What is axonal dropout?

What is axonal dropout?

Nerve fatigue: The nerve fires so frequently that it finally fatigues and slows or quits firing for a while. ...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 is the role of the axon in learning and development?

What is the role of the axon in learning and development?

Arms and legs: The neuron is the cell of the brain that is involved in learning and development. They need to be connected to other neurons to communicate. The axon is the arms or legs of the neuron that connect one neuron from another one. Without them, no communication and no learning and development. ...Read more

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I hv demyelinating (not MS) located in pontomedular & hippocampus, with axonal damage in fronto pariental right-left. What function will be affected?

Too nonspecific: The description you provide is too nonspecific to correlate a localization to a function. More than likely your doctor ordered this test for a certain reason, not the other way around. Suggest you speak to your health care provider who understands your symptoms to get a further determination of correlation. ...Read more

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Are there any kinds of GI diseases that cause axonal neuropathy?

Are there any kinds of GI diseases that cause axonal neuropathy?

Some: Axonal small fibre neuropathies can occur from pernicious anemia, gastric cells, and celiac disease, small intestine, but digestive issues can accompany alcohol nutritional and diabetic problems, and these can cause large fiber axonal neuopathies. Porphyria can cause axonal issues and the intermittent form can cause attacks of stomach pain. ...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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Can you tell me what is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

Can you tell me what is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

Peripheral Nerve: Damage to the peripheral nerve body and projection is an axonal peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are the differences between giant axonal neuropathy and gigantism?

What are the differences between giant axonal neuropathy and gigantism?

Big difference: Gigantism is due to excessive secretion of growth hormone prior to closure of the epiphyseal plates. Giant axonal neuropathy is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of nerve cell protein that causes peripheral nervous system dysfunction in infancy and progresses to involve hearing vision, and eventually higher cortical function. One sees seizures and kinky hair in most cases. ...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