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Could embryonic stem cells repair brain damages?

Could embryonic stem cells repair brain damages?

No one knows: Lots of research going into this but no one knows yet. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity,an organ ,or brain which ...Read more


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Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Yes: How did you measure the hypoperfusion, just low blood pressure, anemia, low heart rate, or you measured the cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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What are brain stem function?

What are brain stem function?

For life: Brain stem functions include most things we do reflexively without thinking, like breathing, swallowing, adjusting our heart rate to our environment, sweating on the face, moving our eyes in unison, keeping our balance and even digesting food. The brain stem also houses the nerves that innervate the structures of the head, including facial muscles. ...Read more

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Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Sure can: We term multiple small strokes, lacunar infarcts, and these can mount up and produce "etat lacunaire", or full blown vascular dementia. Here, the job involves prevention with an appropriate stroke anti platelet, or anti-coagulant approach. ...Read more

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What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxygen. ...Read more

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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

See comments: Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but not straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury. ...Read more

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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more

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Can stem cells injection cure optic nerve atrophy?

Can stem cells injection cure optic nerve atrophy?

Not yet.: While there is a lot of interest in using stem cells to regenerate injured brain, spinal cord, and eye disease, so far, these are all experimental and unproven. ...Read more

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Does stem cell research help diseased arteries?

Does stem cell research help diseased arteries?

Limited to Date: For surgical replacement of diseased arteries, taking cells from an intended recipient to grow in lab over months to populate a scaffold structure (e.g. Pig artery with cells washed away using detergents) is being done; limited, slow & does nothing about intrinsic disease. For the original disease, best is to optimize the ds drivers within each of us: lipoproteins, blood sugar, bp, no smoking etc. ...Read more

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Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

No: It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). ...Read more

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Do brain cells heal from hypoxia?

depends on severity: It depends on how severe and how long the hypoxia lasted. In general, brain cells have limited regenerative capability. ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen help brain injury or stroke?

Does hyperbaric oxygen help brain injury or stroke?

Yes: We have used hbot for brain injuries of all types for over 10 years and have gotten excellent results. If i ever have a condition of this kind, an hbot chamber is one of the first places i want to be. Jain's textbook of hyperbaric medicine is a good starting place for info about the effects of hbot. ...Read more

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Is ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

Is  ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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What does brain stem compression mean?

What does brain stem compression mean?

Bad news: Means something is pushing on the brainstem. Because it controls breathing and other basic body functions, brainstem compression is very bad news, especially if it is rapid. ...Read more

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Cardiac arrest related to brain inflammation?

Cardiac arrest related to brain inflammation?

Cause of death: Brain swelling (edema) will eventually cause the brain to herniate through one of the layers of protective scaffolding. This usually leads to wild fluctuations in blood pressure and rapidly to respiratory and cardiac arrest. However, the cause of death is the cause of the brian edema, not the cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Does anybody know of any umbilical cord stem cell transplants successful for brain injuries?

Does anybody know of any umbilical cord stem cell transplants successful for brain injuries?

Research ongoing: German researchers are looking at this idea using rats that suffered brain damage from too little oxygen. Their results are promising. However, even if it works out well in similar studies, it will be several years before it would be tested in humans. ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy treat optic atrophy?

Can stem cell therapy treat optic atrophy?

Stem cells: Adult stem cells have helped Leukemia, lymphoma. We have been using limbal stem cell transplants in eye surgery for years with excellent results. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. Stem cell injections are now being used to treat painful joints (shoulders, hips, etc) Still there are few published studies proving its benefit in some of these conditions. No published study saying cures optic atrophy yet ...Read more

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Can microvascular ischemia (brain) be treated?

Can microvascular ischemia (brain) be treated?

Prevention: Fixed strokes have no trearment. However, prevention with treatment of underlying treatable conditions is key. Also, many people have microvascular ischemia, but many don't have prominent symptoms from this. ...Read more