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Bone Infarct Treatment
Two things:: First and foremost, control the underlying contributing factors to the strokes, ie: the high blood pressure or cholesterol or smoking, etc. Secondly is to treat the dementia by increasing acetylcholine in the brain with aricept, etc and to decrease glutamate with namenda (memantine). ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Stroke is: The cause of multi-infarct dementia. Management is to prevent other strokes from occurring. See doctor regularly to keep blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes (if you have it) under good control. If abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) is present, then would need blood thinner to prevent blood clots in heart which can lead to stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic lacunar infarcts in right putamen-this is MRI report.what is its treatment?is it a major problem?age is 49 years of patient.
70 year old woman, diabetic and hypertension. implications of Acute Lacunar Infarct in left thalmus. What does it signify and what is the treatment.
Father of 52 MRI report's " infovour of tiny infarcts within frontal lober of both cerebral hemispheres' is it serious and treatment ?
Specialist: Well- it's not life threatening- if that is what you are asking. However it can cause progressive dementia and severe headaches. A good neurologist should help. Also need to find out where these infarcts coming from---- is your heart sending out emboli? Is their defect in blood? Or is their local trauma? ...Read more
What is the treatment for cerebral infarct with reportedly 80% brain dead and what is the chance for survival and recovery of consciousness?
MRI shows chronic infarct right cerebellar hemisphere and inferior vermis with internal hemorragic areas.TREATMENT & PROGNOS? TIME F COMPLT RECOVERY?
Depends upon cause: A cerebellar infarct in someone of your age would likely be due to an embolic cause. Considerations include vertebral dissection, valvular heart disease, or hypercoagulable state. The treatment is different in each case. As far as recovery, the human brain is quite plastic and will continue to improve as long as you stimulate it. In cerebellar disease special attention is paid to balance. ...Read more
Please tell the treatment of " chronic infarct in left periventricular white matter in frontal region with age related gross diffuse cerebral atrophy"?
After 16 w of HCV treatment ,stopped due to huge constant pain in heart.I had EKG and it showed normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct age undetermined. ?
Work up : I am assuming you were treated with PEG INF and ribavarin combo. At age 26 having a septal infacrt is very rare. Suspect the EKG needs to be repeated and if shows the same changes then seeing a heart doc would be an option. Heart disease in your age and gender is almost unheard of. Best of luck. ...Read more
Here are my thoughts: Placental infarcts, if they occur in an ongoing pregnancy, would lead me to have concern for the well being of the fetus. So addressing the underlying disease that caused the infarcts is important. In addition testing of the fetus for its well being should occur. I might also treat the mom so that the fetus received the best placental function possible, examples: rest, hydration & possibly oxygen. ...Read more
30 y/o f HbSS & I am having less VOC & < bone pain, AVN, & now bone infarcts. left the ED & now I'm in more pain than b4. What can I do 2 lessen pain?
Specialist f/u: Limited data available.sickle cell disease (SCD) have acute and chronic disorders of bones , joints, including vasoocclusive pain episodes, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, osteonecrosis of the femoral (hip)and humeral heads( shoulder), vertebral body collapse(back pain). f/u with specialist ASAP. Had you ever been on Hydroxyurea?opiates for chronic pain-tolerance/dependence ...Read more
Delay=bad: The longer the delay, the higher the incidence of death. Hence the expression, "time is myocardium". ...Read more
What can I do to reduce pain of bone infarcts. The pain in my shin-ankle is getting worse, I went to the ED last night & woke up w/ more pain today.
My father had recently diagnosed by chronic lacuna infarction in capsule ganglion region and bilateral Corona radiata.please suggest me the treatment?
Explanation : Your father need to discuss his treatment with doctor, who know his clinical condition, age and other medical problems. It's important to know all picture . Explain this to your father. Sometimes parents do not want share their medical problems with children or other relatives. And doctor must follow their instructions. ...Read more
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more