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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Brain damage: Coma is severe brain inhibition. Injuries to the brain, such as traumas, circulation compromise, inflammation, etc, can induce coma.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Brain injury: Deep centers of the brain control the ability to react to our environment and control our basic needs. When these deep centers are damaged we lose th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Glasgow Coma Scale.: The glasgow coma scale is the most widely used measure of a patient's mental status. Other scales are also used.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Redirection of blood: Even though there is a dramatic increase in blood flow to the stomach and intestines after a meal (proven by ultrasounds) it is thought that it is the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Surgically: Dbs requires brain surgery. Patients are awake during the procedure to provide feedback to the surgeon, but they feel no pain because the head is unde ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Pouratian
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: It is a non-fda approved indication. It is effective in approximately 50% of patients.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience in Neurology
No, but very helpful: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with mi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Possibly: Dbs holds promise as a treatment for parkinson's disease, depression, and ocd. It is still listed as an experimental treatment by the nimh. Possible s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Parkinson's: Dbs implantation is a neurosurgical procedure where electrodes are placed deep in the brain, and impulses are programmed to improve parkinson disease ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
For a few pts: People who have this do seem to benefit in the main but this is sort of a last ditch procedure for pts with treatment depressions who have tried mainy ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Fms helps preserve muscle bulk in paralyzed muscles. It helps with circulation and joint health. It is not a cure for paraplegia but it is helpful to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Possibly: In a damaged heart , vagal stimulation will decrease the heart rate and atrial contractility thus decreasing ventricular filling .This effect can prod ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and perf ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Pacemaker for Brain: In many ways a deep brain stimulator access a pacemaker for the brain. It sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. In select brain re ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Pouratian
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
~50% response rate: This is a non-fda approved indication for dbs. However, patients who fail medical therapies, including botox, can be considered. Approximately 50% of ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Paralysis patients: If i'm understanding the question, that's a treatment for individuals either partially or completely paralyzed below the waist, used to maintain muscl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neurologic treatment: It is being used for Parkinson's disease..New active research field.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience in Neurology
Maximize CDS!!: First, make sure your dbs programming is being done well by an experienced programmer. Get a second opinion if needed! then, make sure your regimen in ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Experimental: DBS of Cingulate Gyrus area 25 of the brain with electrodes has demonstrated positive benefits for some very depressed folks. The treatment is surge ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Possibly: Dbs holds promise as a treatment for parkinson's disease, depression, and ocd. It is still listed as an experimental treatment by the nimh. Possible s ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
2 months : You should give the bone, sternum, 2 months to heal. You have wires to hold the bone together. No driving until you are off pain meds. You need to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
It has been: Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been used in treatment-resistant bipolar depression with positive results. But the risks would be similar to us ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Effective 4 some : Nipple stimulation can be effective for some. It triggers a release of a hormone called oxytocin from the brain. Always get clearance from your doctor ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Usually not helpful: To the extent brainwave entrainment and eeg biofeedback teaches you to relax and reduce worry and stress, it helps prevent muscle tension headache or ... Read More
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