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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?

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 more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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Brain injury oxygen deprivation are there institutions which specialize in brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation after taking oxycoten?

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

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Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Do ping pong skull fractures in neonates cause brain damage?

Should not: The ping-pong skull fracture is akin to a greenstick fracture of the long bones in children." should not cause any brain damage unless there was bleeding into the brain... http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/343764-overview. ...Read more

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In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries?

In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries?

Sounds like a riddle: Okay, i give up. In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries? ...Read more

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Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more

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Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

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

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What are the respiratory effects of spinal cord injuries at c7-8?

What are the respiratory effects of spinal cord injuries at c7-8?

Minimal: In such injuries the phrenic nerve remains intact. Only intercostal nerves aren't working; adaptation rapidly develops. ...Read more

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How would a incomplete Spinal cord injury at T5 Affect the Circulatory system?

How would a incomplete Spinal cord injury at T5 Affect the Circulatory system?

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

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Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?

Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?

Being studied: I believe that dr. Tyson is correct. See: http://www.Va.Gov/vatap/docs/hbotbiiptsd2010tagm.Pdf (bibliography update: hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder). ...Read more

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Bleeding at lower brain stem?

Bleeding at lower brain stem?

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

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What's the fastest recovery time of a tbi with 5 brain bleeds 3 skull fractures and a glasgow coma of 3?

What's the fastest recovery time of a tbi with 5 brain bleeds 3 skull fractures and a glasgow coma of 3?

Varies: The speed of recovery depends on the size and location of the brain bleeds and the skull fractures. Oftentimes, gcs of 3 may be the initial gcs but this may improve rapidly with resuscitation and neurosurgical intervention. ...Read more

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How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

Blod Clot: A blod clot to the brain and or spinal cord is always a risk with surgery although uncommon. Pregnancy itself increases the risk for clotting. Sounds like an unfortunate event. ...Read more

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At 34 yrs old can you develop epilepsy with no brain injuries?

At 34 yrs old can you develop epilepsy with no brain injuries?

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 more

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Are cranial sacral therapy and rebirthing effective to heal birth traumas?

Are  cranial sacral therapy and rebirthing effective to heal birth traumas?

Garbage: For chronic conditions there are many who seek and even more willing to sell therapies of little or no value. Beware of this and other such offerings.They waste time and money that could be devoted to real help. ...Read more

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Can a heart condition at birth cause any problems with the brain later in life?

Can a heart condition at birth cause any problems with the brain later in life?

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 more

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What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

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 more

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Is it true that acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury are the same thing?

Is it true that acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury are the same thing?

Similar: Traumatic specifically deals with trauma. Acquired includes a few other types of brain injury, such as anoxic, encephalopathic, infectious, etc. So a traumatic brain injury is an acquired brain injury, but an acquired brain injury is not necessarily traumatic. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can a heart condition at birth cause problems with the brain later in life?

Can a heart condition at birth cause problems with the brain later in life?

See Below: Unless the heart defect was severe enough to cause a lack of adequate oxygen delivery to the brain, then no. ...Read more

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Are concussions considered to be head or brain injuries?

Are concussions considered to be head or brain injuries?

Brain: A concussion is considered an injury to the brain and there are various grades or levels or severity of which some levels can have only a temporary effect on the brain whereas more severe grades can have longer lasting effects. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?

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

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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?

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 more

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Could my collapsed lung at birth have caused me brain damage?

Could my collapsed lung at birth have caused me brain damage?

Lack of oxygen: Can cause deficits . A collapsed lung causing decrease oxygen to brain can theoretically cause brain damage but not likely. ...Read more

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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 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?

Ping pong fracture: Ping pong fractures are not uncommon and most resolve on their own. It is rare that any brain damage is associated with these types of fractures. ...Read more

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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

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

Possibly: An MRI will show if there was significant damage to the brain tissue. If there was mild damage, it may not show up. To be honest, not sure what dti would show, i haven't worked with it at all. ...Read more

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Slight and transit brain injury?

Slight and transit brain injury?

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

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What are the tests for brain injury?

What are the tests for brain injury?

Neuroimaging: The most widely used tests are neuroimaging - CAT scan and MRI scans of many forms. Other tests include electroencephalogram, evoked potentials and most important, the clinical neurological examination. ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain injury?

What are common causes of brain injury?

CDC guidelines: According to cdc: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%). The link for the above is at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Describe the features of a brain injury.?

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 more

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What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

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 more

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What should you do if you have had a brain injury?

Let me explain: You have to try to understand your injury? What are your limitations? You have to try to live with your limitation? Do not bashful to ask for gaudiness and help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

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

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What's a traumatic brain injury?

What's a traumatic brain injury?

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 more

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How is brain injury observation done?

How is brain injury observation done?

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 more

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What is a dissecting brain injury is?

What is a dissecting brain injury is?

Damage to artery: Dissection usually relates to injury to an artery when part of the multilayer of the artery partially tears and blood gets between the layers. ...Read more

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How do you define anoxic brain injury?

No oxygen: An anoxic brain injury is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can be global in nature, as in chocking or near-drowning, or it can be local, as in a stroke. ...Read more

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How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

Lack of oxygen: Hypoxia means a lack of oxygen. inadequate oxygen can be acquired from a cardiac/respiratory arrest, from being overcome as a result of a fire, carbon monoxide intoxication, severe respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Safe to fly if you have a brain injury?

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

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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

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 more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more