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Brain Injuries At Birth
Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?
Judgement: There's no answer to your question. No one has collected a series of 5, 000 people like you and tested the two options. This is where having a doctor whom you trust and who knows your history and all about you makes all the difference. (your question exemplifies why computers are never going to be able to practice medicine!). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Brain injury oxygen deprivation are there institutions which specialize in brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation after taking oxycoten?
Yes: Sorry to hear about your loved one. There is nothing specific about oxycontin-induced anoxic brain injury; however, there are rehab facilities that do specialize in brain injury. Much can be done to help some patients to regain some of their activities of daily living, however most of this is general to all brain injury. Look for good management of family expectations while maximizing function. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more
No: There has been no association between pushing and formation of brain aneurysms. There have been concerns of increased risks of pushing in patients with certain specific neurological conditions (shunts, strokes, etc). Patients with neurological conditions should ask their OB and neurologist about the safest mode of delivery. ...Read more
Hard to say...: Hi UMays My sympathy for you or whoever has the injury..any spinal injury can cause major changes, and regulation of circulation is one of them. Saying that, effects on respiration and upper cord function should be minimal. Regulation of circulation to lower gut, bladder, and lower limbs may be changed. this includes control of sexual response. Good luck. ...Read more
Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?
Bad event: Brain stem hemorrhage is not great, as relatively small area with critical nerves and connections. Hard to control once started, and often pts left with chronic disability. I know this is not good news, but hopefully careful inpatient medical care will lead to survival and rehabilitation measures to restoration. ...Read more
What's the fastest recovery time of a tbi with 5 brain bleeds 3 skull fractures and a glasgow coma of 3?
Yes BUT: Anytime a previously healthy adult develops a seizure disorder it is necessary to do a full evaluation to exclude any metabolic or structural lesion. Brain imaging is required to rule out any sort of a mass or vascular lesion. You might also need an eeg. You need to been seen by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: Congenital cardiac defects frequently deprive the developing brain of oxygen and result in microcephaly (hlhs) and/or distinct areas of brain infarction. It is rather common for infants affected by such defects to demonstrate neurodevelopmental delay of varying degree as they grow older. Repetitive major cardiothoracic surgeries do little to protect the already vulnerable brain in such cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any part: Since the brain has excellent blood flow, in theory, a bleed can occur anywhere,there is a vessel. Location of injury is important as th functional loss will be determined this way. If cause is aneurysm , or bubble, these are often in the central circulation from the circle if Willis and can affect the brain stem, forebrain or middle branches that supply movement centers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parents suspect brain injury in 2 year old girl with developmental delays and hypertonia from birth. Neurologist refuse's mri. What can be done?
Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?
Yes: Severe anoxia causing brain injury and server handicap may not result in early infant death. Children with severe brain injury whether acquired late in pregnancy, even within days of the onset of labor, or less likely during labor may live for decades requiring a great deal of special care and services. ...Read more
Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?
I'm sorry: Please forgive my frankness. Charlatans prey on the desperation of handicapped people to make money. Anyone offering you "healing foods" or some magic supplement is trying to scam you. However, there are whole practices of medicine that focus on helping folks with this kind of disability -- not with the hope of cure or reversing the tissue injury, but making life easier and more enjoyable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a forceps birth and got a ping pong fracture which left me with a depression on left parietal bone, is it possible that i suffered brain damage?
I had a ping pong fracture at birth from forceps. Could I have brain damage? Will dti or MRI confirm this?I have a residual dent on left parietal bone
Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more
Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury: It really depends on the injury, how severe it was and the resultant effect on you. If "you think" you have had a brain injury then it is likely not that severe. If you think it was more severe then you need to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation to determine how severe or not severe the injury might be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: Are you concerned about re-injury? Was it a traumatic brain injury? Frontal lobe affected? Have you been diagnosed with depression or post traumatic stress disorder? This is not a simple subject- It isn't one we can answer on HealthTap Basic. It is worth discussing with your neurologist. Take care. ...Read more
Brain damage: Tbi- traumatic brain injury is when the brain is injured from a strike, fall, accident, explosion or any other concussive injury to the head injuring the underlying soft brain tissue. They can be mild from concussion to severe such as persistent vegetative state. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant vigilance: The patient should be checked every two hours for the first 24 hours after the injury. If the patient is asleep, he or she should be awakened. Seek emergency help if they are unusually sleep, confused, restless, agitated, nausea, vomitting, headache, unequal pupil size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: The main issue is how old is the brain injury - acute injuries are likely to be aggravated by flight as most planes require pressurization in the cabin which affects oxygen levels needed for healing. Chronic injuries are different. Also what kind of plane, what kind of injury. And i assume you mean as a passenger as flight regulations are very strict about pilot's health! ...Read more
Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers