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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy improve recovery from a stroke?

Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy improve recovery from a stroke?

There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy — which involves breathing pure oxygen in a special pressurized chamber — improves the outcome of stroke: Some researchers theorize that increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affected by stroke may reduce the extent of irreversible damage. But this has not been proved. Too few people have been studied to say whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy decreases the chance of dying or if it offers other benefits, such as improving the ability to perform everyday tasks. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found useful in the treatment of a number of conditions — such as decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning — more research is needed to evaluate what, if any, role it plays in stroke treatment. ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen help you to recover from brain injury?

Does hyperbaric oxygen help you to recover from brain injury?

Yes: Texas researchers have found that patients with long-standing but stable traumatic brain injury (tbi) show a general improvement in speech, memory and attention after undergoing a series of hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments. Dr. Paul harch and colleagues presented their findings in seattle at the undersea and hyperbaric medical society annual scientific meeting. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a full recovery for a patient suffering fro a hypoxic brain injury?

What are the chances of a full recovery for a patient suffering fro a hypoxic brain injury?

It depends: Brain cells do have a remarkable ability to recover. They can go into a shock state following hypoxia. With good support and good therapy many may recover and return to near normal function. Many may die. The outcome is hard to predict, but full effort is justified. At some point it will become obvious the degree of damage that has been done for which no recovery is possible. ...Read more

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What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi. ...Read more

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I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract a permanent brain injury from running into a car with a bad driver?

Is it possible to contract a permanent brain injury from running into a car with a bad driver?

Yes.: Our brain is the most delicate of our organs. It has limited ability to heal from an injury. One of the most common ways to injure your brain is during a car accident. If you have concerns, you should be evaluated by your doctor right away. ...Read more

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What activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury to gain back functionality?

Physical and mental: Most doctors recommend moderate physical activity to aid in healing, coupled with mental activities tailored to your injury. Physical and occupational therapists usually assist with this. However, it is important to stop as soon as you feel fatigued. And if you haven't already, see someone in a clinic that specializes in treating traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Doctors! what activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

Exercise the brain: The brain is capable of far more plasticity than was ever thought possible. The key is persistent work at tasks that are difficult. If an arm is not working well, repeated practice will allow other parts of the brain to assume function and make the arm function better. This takes time and lots of heard work. If the therapy is easy, the chances are that it is not going to help. ...Read more

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Would someone in an induced coma recovering from severe sepsis with no brain damage & are able to breath without assistant of machinery be on the mend?

Would someone in an induced coma recovering from severe sepsis with no brain damage & are able to breath without assistant of machinery be on the mend?

Sounds like it: The object of medically induced 'coma' is to lessen the stress of treatment for severe sepsis. 'Bringing the patient back' from this experience requires trained and very attentive professionals, and it sounds like that is happening. So with recovery of brain, lung, and presumably heart and GI function, likely to be 'on the mend'. ...Read more

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Can an aphasia from a head injury that involves reading heal on its own with time?

Can an aphasia from a head injury that involves reading heal on its own with time?

May take time: A head injury tends to slowly improve and recover over 18-24 months, but a good speech therapist can accelerate your abilities and outcomes, so you can cope far better. ...Read more

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Can someone recover from a pulmonary hemorrhage with Staph infection?Currently hooked up to breathing tube to help him breath. Any hope in recovering

Can someone recover from a pulmonary hemorrhage with Staph infection?Currently hooked up to  breathing tube to help him breath. Any hope in recovering

Yes: This is a very serious condition, but recovery is possible. Prognosis is largely dependent on health prior to succumbing to infection and, of course, response to antibiotic treatment and the ability to provide ventilation/resolve hemorrhage. ...Read more

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How often does conservative treatment of a sesamoid fracture lead to full recovery? Enough to participate in athletics, distance running, etc?

How often does conservative treatment of a sesamoid fracture lead to full recovery?  Enough to participate in athletics, distance running, etc?

Open Sesame!: Before arriving at the diagnosis of a fractured sesamoid, it is always wise to x-ray the other foot and examine the sesamoids there. These little sesame shapped bones can be in two, three and even more pieces, normally. Having said that, the earlier treatment begins as well as the less weight bearing, the better the chances of a heal. The chances of resolution are so so but not great. ...Read more

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Can rehab help me with a traumatic brain injury?

Can rehab help me with a traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program. If you have difficulty identifying one contact your state Brain Injury Association for recommendation ...Read more

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I am recovering from a stroke termed "ataxic". Will an elliptical machine will help my balance?

I am recovering from a stroke termed "ataxic". Will an elliptical machine will help my balance?

Avoid it now: Your characteristic term implies loss of balance and incoordination. Do not risk falling from an exercise machine, you do not need new injury. Instead work with physical therapist and gradually rehab and gain better function. Perhaps in a few months you can return to your exercise machines. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and dislocated my shoulder swimming. Mri indicates a bankart tear of the labrum. Is surgery necessary for me to return to weightliftg?

I'm 20 years old and dislocated my shoulder swimming. Mri indicates a bankart tear of the labrum. Is surgery necessary for me to return to weightliftg?

Most likely: Contact orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder arthroscopic procedures. Without seeing your MRI and examining you it is impossible to make surgical decision. ...Read more

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I had a severe sprain which was a complete tear of my ATFL ligament along with damage to the CFL. I'm immobilized but unstable. Will stability return?

I had a severe sprain which was a complete tear of my ATFL ligament along with damage to the CFL. I'm immobilized but unstable. Will stability return?

Ankle sprains: You are describing an ankle sprain with 2 of the 3 ropes that hold your bones together (ligaments) on the outside of ankle torn. (Get xray if bones hurt). For first sprains, most people do well with rest, ice, elevation and gentle range of motion activity. Later, exercises often strengthen the supporting muscles and can help. If the ankle remains unstable make sure to see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...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


Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the ...Read more