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What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

Central sleep apnea: It means that your brain is not sending the "you have to breath signal" to your chest and lungs. Your airways remain open in this case. You will need a special ventilator that breath for you when you don`t get the order. ...Read more

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Is thoracic outlet syndrome fatal?

Is thoracic outlet syndrome fatal?

No.: There is no known mortality associated with thoracic outlet syndrome, but complications can arise during surgical treatment. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Yes!: Yes! I do not know why the first term exists, other than to explain why certain heart problems exist from metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Is thoracic outlet syndrome permanent?

Is thoracic outlet syndrome permanent?

Not necessarily.: Assuming that is correct diagnosis, this can commonly be helped with physical therapy. There may be necessity to consider surgical intervention for refractory symptoms, yet that surgery is commonly successful. This is a difficult diagnosis, to come to, so I would make sure you are comfortable with how you came to this diagnosis, and if not consider another opinion. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called adult respiratory distress syndrome.?

Explain the condition called adult respiratory distress syndrome.?

Emergency: ARDS is a general term for acute respiratory failure in which the capillaries in the lungs leak causing the air spaces to fill with fluid. There are many causes. Treatment requires supplemental oxygen and a search for the underlying cause. Mechanical ventilation with a "breathing machine" temporarily is necessary in many cases. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Still a mystery: Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions. As part of the definition of cfs other conditions known to cause fatigue are not present. The cause of cfs is still a mystery but there is often evidence of immune dysfunction and many theorize it is caused by viruses. Please see my comments for more:. ...Read more

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What is obstructive or central apnea?

What is obstructive or central apnea?

Apnea: Hello. The diagnosis of apnea (a temporary stoppage of respiration or breathing) depends on the cause. Central means that the brain isn't sending the appropriate neural impulses for breathing. Obstructive apnea refers to an anatomical blockage (most commonly upper airway like tongue, tonsils and/or soft palate) causing the breathing to stop. Both are dangerous and need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is demyelination related to compartment syndrome?

Is demyelination related to compartment syndrome?

Yes and no: Demyelination refers to damage to a nerve that causes the myelin sheaths (which help conduct electricity faster along nerves) to either shrink or go away entirely, thus affecting the overall ability of the nerve to move signals along its length. Compartment syndrome refers to an acute condition of increased pressure in a confined space, normally the forearm or lower leg. It can injure nerves. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation associated with thoracic outlet syndrome cause complications?

Can poor circulation associated with thoracic outlet syndrome cause complications?

RISKS: If you have experienced artery or vein compression due to tos, and possess a cervical rib, there is risk of possible local blood clotting, and, on rare occasions, strokes have occurred. Since this can be very complex, and may be benign or more dangerous, best to have a very experienced thoracic outlet surgeon evaluate the blood vessels fully. ...Read more

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Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Well it can. : paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system usually can have varying symptoms of all kinds depending on the body part being injured. one of the things that can be injured is known as Dysautonomia. This means injury to the body functions that are involuntary that includes heart rate. ...Read more

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What's thoracic output syndrome?

What's thoracic output syndrome?

Brachial plexus : Tos is caused by compression of usually the lower brachial plexus at the level of the medial cord. A congenital cervical rib may be present but trauma can also cause the problem. Pain and numbness especially on elevation of the arm is characteristic, but the subclavian artery or vein may be involved. Thus, both neurogenic and vascular problems separate or together. ...Read more

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Can Maccune Albright syndrome cause hyperthyroidism?

Can Maccune Albright syndrome cause hyperthyroidism?

McCune Albright: McCune -Albright syndrome is associated with excess hormone production, including hyperthyroidism. People with this condition should be screened regularly. ...Read more

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Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Same as exertional: Chronic compartment syndrome is the same as exertional compartment syndrome. It is when the pressure from the muscle compartment in the shin is high. It causes pain in the front of the shin after activity or exercise and it typically is relieved after rest. Some patients report numbness and tingling to the front of the foot as well. It can be experienced in any kind of sport that involves running. ...Read more

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Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Yes: Eds is a disease of the connective tissue with several sub-types. The connective tissue layer of the arteries can be affected and this can lead to cystic medial necrosis. This is a degenerative disease of the media of the aorta and other arteries with loss of elastic tissue and muscle cells. It is a pathological substrate for aortic dissection. Not all people affected get cmn. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: The thoracic outlet is notable for the presence of arteries, veins, and nerves. This outlet may be compressed to various degrees by various means (position, abnormal anatomy, tumor), impairing arterial blood supply to, or veinous drainage of, the arm. Also, there may be supply/drain complications to the brain. Symptoms include pain, swelling, numbness of the arm, and potentially lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Can paraneoplastic neurological syndrome be reversed?

Can paraneoplastic neurological syndrome be reversed?

Removal of primary: Complete removal of the tumor causing the paraneoplastic syndrome should help. However, the lesions may not be reversible. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/paraneoplastic-syndromes/basics/definition/CON-20028459 ...Read more

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What are the best hospitals for the treatment of central hypoventilation, central sleep apnea, pathologic hypersomnia, seizures?

What are the best hospitals for the treatment of central hypoventilation, central sleep apnea, pathologic hypersomnia, seizures?

MANY CHOICES: Consider some of the best facilities for respiratory problems. National jewish hospital is ranked #1 by usnwr, but you could receive amazing care at johns hopkins hospital, mass general, mayo clinic, ucla, or a number of other academic centers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypoventilation and bradypnea?

What is the difference between hypoventilation and bradypnea?

I can't think: of one except hypoventilation may relate to low volume expansion of lungs and bradypnea refers to low rate of respiration,but they are used interchangeably ...Read more

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Should I continue with nebulizer with saline ventolin or oral medicines like butalin or any other recommended ones needed? I have hypoventilation prob

Should I continue with nebulizer with saline ventolin or oral medicines like butalin or any other recommended ones needed? I have hypoventilation prob

Hypoventilation: What is the cause of hypoventilation in your case?Please consult a physician to provide more health information to guide you appropriately. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is central cord syndrome?

What sort of problem is central cord syndrome?

Spinal cord injury: Central cord syndrome is characterized by weakness ue>le, with urinary retention and sensory loss below the level of the lesion. The arms and hands maybe paralyzed or moderately weak, the legs may be severely weak or minimally weak. The accuracy of the neurologic exam in the first week is more important in prognosis than imaging studies. ...Read more

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How is pain from central pain syndrome different than normal pain?

How is pain from central pain syndrome different than normal pain?

Spinal, brain pain: Central pain is pain originating from the spinal cord, brainstorm or brain. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for central cord syndrome?

Is there a cure for central cord syndrome?

Yes/no: Central cord syndrome is basically a force injury to the spinal cord. Usually when someone has this injury it was the result of a fall. This can happen if someone has a normal spinal canal but more oftern it happens because there is stenosis at baseline. This should be corrected to stop further injury. The timing of the surgery depends on the surgeon. The symptoms improve at a variable rate. ...Read more

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Is there a drug free treatment for central pain syndrome?

Is there a drug free treatment for central pain syndrome?

Use your mind: Psychotherapy, with a trained pain psychologist is a great therapy for any chronic pain syndrome. It focuses on helping your mind cope and live with the pain, not just cover it up with pain medication. If you stick with it and give it a good try, you can improve your functioning greatly. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for central cord syndrome?

What is the treatment for central cord syndrome?

See below: The main treatment for central cord syndrome is rehabilitation which consists of physical and occupational therapy as well as speech therapy if there are swallowing difficulties. The physical therapist deals with movement and improving independence in all movement activities. The ot deals with so called activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting and dressing. A rehab md coordinates. ...Read more

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What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

Central sleep apnea: It means that your brain is not sending the "you have to breath signal" to your chest and lungs. Your airways remain open in this case. You will need a special ventilator that breath for you when you don`t get the order. ...Read more

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I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second  could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

Possibly: It really depends where the embolic strokes occurred within the brain. I need further information to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Does a sroke in the left anterior cerebral territory and deep white matter cause central post stroke pain syndrome?

Does a sroke in the left anterior cerebral territory and deep white matter cause central post stroke  pain syndrome?

Central pain: Central pain from stroke typically follows thalamic strokes. This part of the brain not in the anterior cerebral territory however this does serve the orbital frontal cortex that could in theory cause some changes in how your brain processes pain. Stroke in young adults requires an extensive workup including a hypercoagulable evaluation. Best health. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with central stenosis. My doctor now says I have diminished dtr. Is that an upper motor neuron syndrome?

I've been diagnosed with central stenosis. My doctor now says I have diminished dtr. Is that an upper motor neuron syndrome?

Upper: Central spinal stenosis refers to narrowing of spinal canal usually due to congenital narrowing or bony overgrowth with age, or combination of both. Narrowed space causes compression on nerve roots. This is an upper motor neuron problem. The diminished reflexes are related to the chronic nerve root pressure. Sometimes surgery needed to reduce symptoms. Physical therapy also helps. ...Read more

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Can prolonged serotonin syndrome (4 1/2 months of savella (milnacipran) and tramadol taken together) cause damage to the central nervous system?

Can prolonged serotonin syndrome (4 1/2 months of savella (milnacipran) and tramadol taken together) cause damage to the central nervous system?

Serotonin Syndrome: It's possible, if a hypertensive crisis or spike in BP occurred . Micro vascular CNS infarcts may be a residual. It doesn't seem likely as it went on for months and would have been picked up by your md. Serotonin syndrome is a serious condition which makes people very sick. Symptoms are significantly debilitating. Milder forms would be very unlikely to leave sequelae. ...Read more

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What test should my nuerolgist do to see if I have central poststroke pain sydrome having terib;e headaches since2nd sroke ?

What test should my nuerolgist do to see if I have central poststroke pain sydrome having terib;e headaches since2nd sroke ?

MRI/MRA: The Magnetic Resonance Imaging test is best test for brain tissue, but the MRA important too as it looks at the blood vessels in the brain also. headaches are complicated, and usually difficult to find association with an imaging study. This is why most Doctors do not order imaging of the head for headaches, unless it is the worse headache of your life. I suggest looking at a more complete picture ...Read more

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What's little man syndrome?

What's little man syndrome?

Short man syndrome: Another name for the short or little man syndrome is a napoleon complex. Sometimes men with short stature may feel inferior and over-compensate for it. An example: a short man who aggressively drives the top of the line sports car- (is he compensating for feelings of inadequacy?). ...Read more

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How do you get reye's syndrome?

How do you get reye's syndrome?

Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any aspirin product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read more

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How to diagnose brown syndrome?

How to diagnose brown syndrome?

MRI: A rare disorder, in which the tendon of the superior oblique eye muscle becomes entrapped. Mri and mr angiography are recommended studies, the MRI study may need to be performed with gadolinium enhancement. ...Read more

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Sir can ye help on KS syndrome?

Sir can ye help on KS syndrome?

Not sure: I do not know what you mean by KS syndrome. Do you mean Klinefelter Syndrome? Sorry. Please post again and I will try to answer your question. Dr R ...Read more

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What can cause conn's syndrome?

What can cause conn's syndrome?

Cause of Conn's: 37F from PA "what causes Conn's Syndrome?" Classically due to adrenal adenoma making excess aldosterone. Aldosterone and eating too much salt causes high BP, later low K, cramps, weakness, having to get up at nigh to pee many times, arrhythmias, brain fog, headache. I recommend DASH eating plan: lo Na/hi K improves Sx. I specialize in Conn's. Go to hyperaldosteronism at Yahoo 1,300 like you there ...Read more