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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Call 911: You call 911. You tell the operator that your husband is deteriorating and going into a coma from cirrhosis. No argument. Let the mental health and a ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
911 will help you: Please call 911 if your husband is abusive, violent, confused, incoherent, hallucinating, etc. An ambulance will come, do an initial quick review and ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
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Brain dysfunction: Encephalopathy is a general term that refers to any disturbance in brain function such as level of conciousness, attention, or orientation to time, pl ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Brain malfunction: Encephalopathy is a non specific term for a syndrome where the brains higher functions like memory, concentration, attention, level of alertness are a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Altered mental state: Encephalopathy is a generalized description of an altered mental state that is caused by a medical condition. This is seen as confusion, agitation, le ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Generic : Encephalon means brain, pathy means abnormal, so the full term means abnormal brain. I see the statement used by many of my colleagues, but it is not ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Definition problem: Myalgic means muscle pain. Encephalopathy means brain problem. This is a fancy term for chronic fatigue syndrome.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Post-anoxic?: Post-anoxic encephalopathy occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time. There are many causes of this including when a patient su ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: Depends on the cause of the encephalopathy. If it was due to changes in metabolism (like cirrhosis, diabetes, etc.) then it may be quite reversible b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
The three Ws: The classical triad of wernickes is mental status changes, gait ataxia (discoordination), and incontinence. That being said, the majority of patients ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
See definition: Encephalopathy means pathology of brain. It is not a disease or specific, as it means abnormal brain. There are muliple variations depending on caus ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Encephalopathy: Encephalopathy is a general term to refer to an injury to the brain, by trauma, infection, anoxia, bleeding among other causes. In short the brain has ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not a disease: Encephalopathy is term to describe diffuse brain dysfunction of any etiology, and indeed is found quite frequently. The goal is to uncover cause, as ... Read More

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