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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Global Atrophy: Global atrophy refers to a diffuse loss of neurons or decrease in size of the neurons throughout the brain. In young children it is generally caused b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Definitions: In medicine, we often use the term 'global' to mean widespread, or the whole. Atrophy is a term which generally means 'shrinking' or 'wasting away'. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Why ask here?: Unless it's different in Merrie Olde England from US your nephew's parents didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. The ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Question?: Extra axial fluid is essentially CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) that is acting as a fluid cushion for the brain. Extra fluid is the face of atrophic cha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
31 years experience in Neurology
Typical no need: Tga, by virtue of being transient, resolves spontaneously without treatment. It is usually thought to be a migraine aura-based mechanism. Do no harm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Quadriplegic spasticity itself should not cause global developmental delay. There are, however, conditions that result in both development delay and q ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Multiple systems: Global dysfunction refers to illness or pathological status of multiple portions of the body rather than one specific system. Global therefore indica ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
DOCTOR NAME: Because dr. William kennedy first described it in 1968.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: Cerebellar atrophy can be associated with long term Phenytoin use and alcohol consumption. It by itself is not a fatal condition
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Shrinkage of brain: Atrophy of brain occurs to a small extent as all of us age, but accelerates with dementia, especially alzheimer's disease. Brain atrophy can be a bad ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
So complicated: In short, no - migraines are not a hypoperfusive state. The old (not correct) understanding in fact was based on the observation that blood flow ofte ... Read More
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
As above: I hope s/he is being seen by a neurologist , if this the case discuss u question with him.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or smal ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Discoverer: William r kennedy md first described it in 1966. Full report kennedy wr, alter m, sung jh. Progressive proximal spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy of ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
CEREBRAL PALSY (CP): CP is the disorder of movement and posture due to non-progressive defect or lesion of developing brain, often associated with epilepsy and abnormaliti ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Cerebellar atrophy: Cerebellar atrophy from any cause is not reversible. Treating the underlying cause may prevent it from getting worse such as alcohol and vitamin E def ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: If they live long enough and have enough physical strength. This is a family of cruel diseases of widely variable severity.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Loss of brain cells: This is a finding on either a CT scan or MRI of the brain. It is commonly seen in the elderly and can be a normal finding as we age. We tend to lose n ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Very Interesting: I would think this is not true for you at this time. I think there is little doubt that global warming and the slow poisoning of the earth is a real t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Hypokinesis: Global severe hypokinesis means the whole heart is contracting poorly. It implies very significant heart muscle dysfunction.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
TGA: Transient global amnesia (tga) has no known specific cause and no specific treatment. That's the bad news. The good news is that it almost always goes ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Heart don't squeeze.: I suspect you are talking about a cardiac echo. Global hypokinesis means that the heart as a whole is contracting less well than would be expected. T ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
"Normal"?: I assume you're reading from a brain CT or MRI report. You didn't just wander into an imaging center & make an impulse purchase. Right? Your Dr or ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Slow development: The term of global developmental delay is being used more by pediatricians to describe children who are not meeting their usual milestones. Four area ... Read More
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