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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

Yes: I wouldn't call them febrile seizures.That is a label we use for kids who have unexplained seizures during a febrile illness. An adult with a head injury has a potential reason for seizures and any fever would likely bring it out. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a head injury?

How can I deal with a head injury?

Head injury: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or ...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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I've had head injury causing issues years later?

I've had head injury causing issues years later?

Yes: If i understand your question, head injury can cause lots of problems years later. ...Read more

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What should I do for my two year olds head injury?

What should I do for my two year olds head injury?

Depends : It depends on how serious it was. Physical therapy can help with retraining if needed for things like walking and balance (assuming they could do these before the injury and now can't). Speech therapy can help with some cognitive problems that can arise after a moderate to severe head injury. Fortunately, the brain is still developing quite a lot at this stage so minor injuries can be overcome. ...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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Could i get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Could i get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Yes: Think shaken baby syndrome. Usually something else causes the shaking (car wreck or sports injurty). ...Read more

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What to do if I have head injury causing issues years later?

What to do if I have head injury causing issues years later?

See a specialist.: There are neurologists who specialize in the management of head injury (behavioral neurologists). ...Read more

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