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Does decorticate & decerebrate posturing during hypoglycemia followed by coma mean that a person has brain damage?

Does decorticate & decerebrate posturing during hypoglycemia followed by coma mean that a person has brain damage?

Posturing: It is definitely concerning to have this posturing. The ability to recover would relate to the amount of time the patient was hypoglycemic. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Slight and transit brain injury?

Slight and transit brain injury?

Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain injury?

What are the tests for brain injury?

Neuroimaging: The most widely used tests are neuroimaging - CAT scan and MRI scans of many forms. Other tests include electroencephalogram, evoked potentials and most important, the clinical neurological examination. ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain injury?

What are common causes of brain injury?

CDC guidelines: According to cdc: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%). The link for the above is at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

Brain injury: It really depends on the injury, how severe it was and the resultant effect on you. If "you think" you have had a brain injury then it is likely not that severe. If you think it was more severe then you need to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation to determine how severe or not severe the injury might be. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have had a brain injury?

What should you do if you have had a brain injury?

Let me explain: You have to try to understand your injury? What are your limitations? You have to try to live with your limitation? Do not bashful to ask for gaudiness and help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Need evaluation: Are you concerned about re-injury? Was it a traumatic brain injury? Frontal lobe affected? Have you been diagnosed with depression or post traumatic stress disorder? This is not a simple subject- It isn't one we can answer on HealthTap Basic. It is worth discussing with your neurologist. Take care. ...Read more

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How is brain injury observation done?

How is brain injury observation done?

Constant vigilance: The patient should be checked every two hours for the first 24 hours after the injury. If the patient is asleep, he or she should be awakened. Seek emergency help if they are unusually sleep, confused, restless, agitated, nausea, vomitting, headache, unequal pupil size. ...Read more

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What is a dissecting brain injury is?

What is a dissecting brain injury is?

Damage to artery: Dissection usually relates to injury to an artery when part of the multilayer of the artery partially tears and blood gets between the layers. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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