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what is the definition or description of: cerebral vascular accident?

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Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 43 years experience
A stroke: Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that causes a blood clot.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Stroke: Cva typically refers to a stroke. A stroke is the condition whereby the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. There are many possible reasons for the interruption. Due to lack of oxygen, the brain tissue can be injured and patient will experience loss of function, or loss of consciousness. This is a serious condition that can lead to permanent brain injury, or death. Urgent evaluation is needed.

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Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: The typical fevers of childhood illnesses do not cause brain trauma and damage. If the fever is caused by an infection of the brain (meningitis or encephalitis), the infection can cause damage but not the fever. Fevers from heat stroke (in the 107 degree range or more) may cause brain damage but these are not typical fevers of childhood. They result from exposure to extreme heat.
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What do I need to know if I get into a car accident while pregnant?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
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Report to your doc: Regardless of the trimester you are in, you should inform your OB that you were involved in a car accident. He/she will have certain tests performed to ensure that you and your baby are safe. While driving or a passenger in any motor vehicle, a seatbelt should always be worn.
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Is head banging a sign of a serious brain condition?

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Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Rarely is this is a sign of a serious problem. Many children bang their heads as a way of "self soothing." the best approach is to make sure they are in a safe environment where they cannot hurt themselves and to try to distract the from the behavior. If worsening behavior or other symptoms develop, speak with your pediatrician about this.
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I am terrified of cutting my baby's fingernails, I feel like I might cut her by accident.What should I do?

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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 32 years experience
File them: Parents often do accidentally cut their babies' skin while cutting the nails. These are minor cuts and will heal quickly. Cutting the nails when baby is asleep or just after a bath is recommended. Make sure you use special baby-sized clippers. If you are still fearful, use a nail file to file the nails down. But they grow quickly, so be sure to file them frequently.
A 21-year-old female asked:

What effects does acohol and smoking have on brain tumor? How can I care for someone with brain tumor?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Part of the team: Brain tumors are either benign or malignant and are either primary or due to tumors elsewhere in the body. Any patient with brain tumor needs a team support. There may be a surgeon, cancer specialist, neurologist, radiation specialist, chemotherapy team, rehab therapists, psychological support, etc. You can help by being part of the team. Alcohol in small amounts should not harm but no smoking.

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