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My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

encephalomalacia: This essentially refers to damaged brain. It is not really an active disease but a response to an injury--essentially the lasting scar of where once viable brain tissue used to be. There is no real reversal of this process. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Extremely: Most healing occurs in the first 12-18 months. Rehabilitative efforts are most effective during this time as well. ...Read more

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After a head injury, what are some treatments out there proven to help neurogenesis?

After a head injury, what are some treatments out there proven to help neurogenesis?

Review article: There is nothing proven to be clinically valid, but a number of ideas. A good review article (if somewhat technical) available to you on the net is: curr opin investig drugs. 2010 mar;11(3):298-308. Angiogenesis, neurogenesis and brain recovery of function following injury. Xiong y, mahmood a, chopp m. There may also be some evidence for progesterone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

When I was a diving : Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial. ...Read more

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Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

It may take time: If i interpret your question correctly, you have had a concussion and have had a ct scan that was negative. Your physician has made the diagnosis of concussion. This is a clinical diagnosis based on your complaints, physical findings, history you have provided. ...Read more

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Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Not advised: I would not advise doing so. After a concussion, please have a Neurologic examination with your PCP. Once they have determined that you are well, then they will advise you regarding activities and alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

Not much: Unless your head injury was severe enough to cause brain damage at the time, and i'm guessing not as you are able to be online asking this question, you should not develop new brain problems now. If there was focal brain damage at the time, there is always a risk of seizure after several months but this is exceedingly low. ...Read more

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I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

TBI: Symptoms can persist for a long time. Once one has a significant TBI even a minor trauma can precipitate symptoms. Consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...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