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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Farber
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Drowning (Definition)

Drowning = suffocation due to aspiration ...Read more


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Bronchial pnuemonia and sudden death -accidental?

Bronchial pnuemonia and sudden death -accidental?

Probably not: Some pneumonia is very aggressive and even with treatment may cause death. Age, smoker, lung disease, heart trouble. Other illnesses. ...Read more

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Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Depends: Much depends on the reason for intubation. If done to maintain airway during surgery the rate is almost zero. If done because of an underlying illness which effects pulmonary ventilatory capacity it will depend on the disease, age of patient, underlying issues. ...Read more

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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death Explain please?

Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death  Explain please?

It pushes on brain: A subdural hematoma, as a result of a head injury, is a collection of blood between the covering of the brain and the surface of the brain. The bleeding after an injury fills the brain area very rapidly, compressing the brain with the pressure from the enlarging glob of blood (the hematoma). Our brains do not tolerate compression, which stops some of the normal brain functions, and then we die. ...Read more

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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

Guarded: I am sorry for this situation. No one can say for sure what will happen, but from your description, I think the prognosis would be guarded. ...Read more

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How fast does death from pulmonary aspiration occur?

How fast does death from pulmonary aspiration occur?

Few minutes: Pneumonia if it happens when the vomitus volume was small, will take few days if not treated. ...Read more

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Blowing air into vagina, dangerous?

Blowing air into vagina, dangerous?

Maybe: Maybe a little would be ok but a lot could cause rupture and extreme illness. Wow you are kinky! ...Read more

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Whats more dangerous hypoxia or hypoxemia?

Whats more dangerous hypoxia or hypoxemia?

Same phenomena: Hypoxia is more a physiologic state wherein biological tissue or organs are low on Oxygen gas. Hypoxemia is more of a specific term for low oxygen in the bloodstream. Just a matter of semantics. ...Read more

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Can swallowing anesthesia lead to cardiac arrest?

Can swallowing anesthesia lead to cardiac arrest?

Which one?: Possible but extremely unlikely depending upon type & amount. ...Read more

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Can paralysis happen during intubation?

Can paralysis happen during intubation?

Only in rare cases: Intubation involves using an instrument (called a laryngoscope) to help the health care provider see the vocal cords and trachea. If the patient has an unstable spine in his neck, perhaps from an auto accident, etc, there is a very remote chance that using the laryngoscopes could put strain in the pine and damage the spinal cord. Anesthesiologists are trained how to intubate all patients safely. ...Read more

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Could epidural hematoma lead to cerebral hypoxia?

Could epidural hematoma lead to cerebral hypoxia?

Yes: Imagine a pressure on one side of the brain from the skull, pushing that side of the brain compressing all the tissues including the blood vessels causing brain hypoxia on one side. It then pushes the whole brain and shifts to the brain against the unyielding skull to the other side, compressing the tissues there also (counter coup effect). That is epidural hematoma without surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Which babies die of sids?

Which babies die of sids?

Ubpredictable: There are known associations. 1. A male at or about 3 to 4 months. 2.Preventive position in the crib should be supine. 3. Commoner in bottle fed.4.Sometimes warning symptoms include irritability, a "simple cold", or occasional apnea (stopped breathing) for a few seconds during sleep. It is usually nocturnal and can be related to vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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What percent of oxygen deprived can lead to coma after brain surgery?

What percent of oxygen deprived can lead to coma after brain surgery?

Oxygen deprivation: Different people's brains are different. Some may endure more stress than others. There is no specific cut off that is used to determine the point irreversible brain cell changes ensue. ...Read more

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What does dreaming about drowning kittens signify?

What does dreaming about drowning kittens signify?

Many possibilities: The best person to interpret a dream is the dreamer. It sounds like this dream may be upsetting to you, and talking with a therapist could help you discover how this dream relates to your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is there cyanosis during hypoxia?

Why is there cyanosis during hypoxia?

Low oxygen: Cooling slows down metabolic process of circulatory system and oxygen levels fall. ...Read more