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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Status Migrainosus

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How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

That's something: that you definitely should do under the care of a live physician who knows your case. ...Read more

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30yr old female, 10 weeks pregnant in status migrainosus; would you try steroid, triptans, or both?

30yr old female, 10 weeks pregnant in status migrainosus; would you try steroid, triptans, or both?

Call your neurologis: Neurologist or go to the er right away as they can treat you and get ahold of your neurologist and your ob. ...Read more

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What causes status epilepticus?

What causes status epilepticus?

Severe brain insult: There are multiple problems but all involve acute insults to the brain. This can include, strokes, infections like encephalitis, severe metabolic problems, including "ischemia/ hypoxia" ( lack of blood flow/oxygen to the brain as with a cardiac arrest for example), certain kinds of drug intoxication. Sudden cessation of anti-seizure meds in someone with epilepsy. There are other causes as well. ...Read more

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What would cause mental status changes after a cardioversion?

What would cause mental status changes after a cardioversion?

A stroke: There is a risk of a clot getting loose from the heart and if it travels to the brain, a stroke could develop. As medications used for anesthesia are rather short lived it would be unlikely that the medication would cause the mental status change except very transiently. ...Read more

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Can cdiff cause alterations in mental status?

Can cdiff cause alterations in mental status?

Indirectly: Diarrhea from C diff infection may cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance that may affect mental status. ...Read more

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What are some causes for changes in cognitive status?

What are some causes for changes in cognitive status?

Numerous causes: There are numerous possible causes for changes in cognitive status. A few are: medications, head trauma, sleep apnea, lack of sleep, illegal drug use, stroke, alzheimer's disease, kidney disease, liver disease, brain tumor. The list goes on and on. If you think you are having a problem with cognitive function you need to speak to your doctor about this so that they can diagnose your situation. ...Read more

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Question about seizures vs status causes?

Question about seizures vs status causes?

Long seizures: Status epilepticus is a convulsive state in which the usual mechanisms by which the brain terminates seizures fail to operate. Hence the seizure persists quite long and is often fatal or severely debilitating. Status can start just like any other seizure, but just keeps going. ...Read more

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In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real problem is the increased work of breathing and decreased oxygenation. Medications open the airway, decreasing the flow velocity, reducing the noise and allowing you to breath easier. ...Read more

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