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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?

If severe enough: C diff colitis can result in sepsis, which can manifest as alterations in mental status. C diff colitis causing sepsis is life threatening. The current definition of sepsis is called qSOFA. You get 1 point each for low blood pressure, high respiratory rate, or altered mental status. A score of 2 or more means you have sepsis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOFA_score#Quick_SOFA_Score ...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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3 days ago I was found unresponsive.bf call 911. I was in status epilipticus for over 8 hours and was intubated.im now very tired.any idea of causes?

3 days ago I was found unresponsive.bf call 911. I was in status epilipticus for over 8 hours and was intubated.im now very tired.any idea of causes?

Neurologist: New onset epileptic seizures can be due to epilepsy itself, withdrawal from drugs, alcohol or tranquilizers, brain tumor or other brain lesions, certain metabolic alterations or prolonged sleep deprivation. It is important that you be evaluated by a neurologist who will order appropriate tests and medications. Fatigue is aftermath of prolonged convulsions, medications used and time on ventilator. ...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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I read that IV lidocaine can be used for refractory status epileptus. I thought higher doses of IV local anesthetics caused seizures?

I read that IV lidocaine can be used for refractory status epileptus. I thought higher doses of IV local anesthetics caused seizures?

Not exactly: The dose is adjusted to appropriate level to help control the arrhythmias, anesthesia etc. Too high doses can cause seizures ...Read more

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Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Narrow airway: In asthma, wheezing is usually expiratory, but in any case, the sound of wheeze is basically caused by the movement of air through a narrow airway. ...Read more

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Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Stop worrying: Missing all the eosinophils means nothing. There are probably some but either the machine or the technician doing a by-hand count didn't spot any. This happens all the time. ...Read more

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Why are the blood vessels in my hands sometimes big/bulging and other times harder to see? Other than hydration status what causes changes in size?

Why are the blood vessels in my hands sometimes big/bulging and other times harder to see? Other than hydration status what causes changes in size?

Bulging vessels: U described a phenomenon that is entirely within the normal range, smooth muscle encircling the vessel wall under automatic nervous and chemical control will contract and relax causing the changes that youl observe. ...Read more

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Paranoid. How would a sore throat caused by early HIV look & what would accompany it? Sex protected.Her status unknown. Please don't say see a doctor.

Paranoid. How would a sore throat caused by early HIV look & what would accompany it? Sex protected.Her status unknown. Please don't say see a doctor.

HIV: In early hiv, many people have a flu-like syndrome including pharyngitis -- but you would not be able to tell from simply looking at the throat. Other symptoms might include patches of thrush infection, because immune status is reduced. Chronic cough, weight loss, chronic diarrhea, night sweats, fungal nail infections, skin rash, etc may other hints. An HIV test is necessary, though. ...Read more

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Has 2 kids, 3x miscarriage.Had status epilepticus n addisonian crisis last year. On cortef (hydrocortisone). Trying to conceive but failed. Any related causes

Has 2 kids, 3x miscarriage.Had status epilepticus n addisonian crisis last year. On cortef (hydrocortisone). Trying to conceive but failed. Any related causes

Depends: It depends upon whether your low cortisol levels were from adrenal or pituitary causes. If it was pituitary, you may have other hormonal abnormalities that interfere with conception. If it was your adrenal glands, and you're receiving appropriate replacement, you should return to whatever fertility you had prior to your acute episode. Check w/your doctors and have your partner checked. ...Read more

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What is the current legal status of ephedra in the u.S.?

What is the current legal status of ephedra in the u.S.?

banned: After a series of health effects including many deaths, the fda finally activated a ban on this stimulant which was being abused, especially by professional athletes. ...Read more

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My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results." What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?

My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results."
What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?

Don't let paranoia: get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it.The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more

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Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.

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What's the status of rural healthcare?

What's the status of rural healthcare?

Limited: Doctors less and less are moving to rural areas due to the incredible debt they get from medical scvhool. Rural health care is more, and more from physician extenders like nurse practitioners and physician assistants. There is also less funding for rural hospitals and rural public health. So the status is getting less favorable. ...Read more

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What should you do if someone has status asthmaticus?

What should you do if someone has status asthmaticus?

Go to the ER!: If someone is having an asthma attack that doesn't respond to their rescue medication, they need to go to the er immediately for treatment. ...Read more

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