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what is a coup injury?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Coup injury: A coup injury is an area of trauma to the brain at the site of impact to the head.

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What are the causes of testicular injury?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Testes.: Direct trauma or torsion.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can a reperfusion injury be lethal?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Organ failure: Reperfusion injuries are rare, complex. Loss of blood flow comes with swelling and increased pressure in limb. The leg's fascial compartments can not expand. When blood flow is restored and compartments released, reperfusion occurs. The metabolic waste products previously trapped, now get out of the leg. These waste products can overwhelm the other organs, shutting them down.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is reperfusion injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Reperfusion injury: Reperfusion injury refers to tissue damage caused when blood supply returns to the tissue after a period of ischemia or lack of oxygen. The absence of oxygen and nutrients from blood during the ischemic period creates a condition in which the restoration of circulation results in leaking from blood vessel the substances that produce damage to tissue - the degraded enzymes create further damage.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why does lethal reperfusion injury develop so rapidly?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Blood flow restored: When the blood flow is restored to area that was hurt or damaged the blood vessel is not able to maintain its elasticity so the blood products leak and the damage occurs since the blood is in a place it should not be. New research points to cardiac death being secondary to reperfusion injury and research is being focused on this issue for future learing.
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Dr. Tracy Berg commented
General Surgery 32 years experience
If the blood flow is restored within a four hour window, tissue damage is minimized and reperfusion is less overwhelming.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What happens when you get a radiation injury?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Depends on organ: Radiation is a great adjunct to cancer treatment in the appropriate setting. Radiation side effects have improved with technology and radiation oncology expertise over time. However, some injury to surrounding tissue may occur. The nature of injuries is dependent on dose, schedule, area of exposure, etc. A superficial overview is here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/acute_radiation_syndrome.

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