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Dr. Charles Harvey Dr. Harvey
Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Why does the spinal dura mater not have two layers like the cranial dura mater?

Why does the spinal dura mater not have two layers like the cranial dura mater?

Periosteum: The outer layer of the cranial dura mater derives from the periosteum of the inner table and it is not tightly attached to the skull. It can be dissected away from the skull and separated from the inner layer of the dura. In the spine, the periosteum attaches tightly to the vertebra and the epidural space is between that and the dura mater. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Friedman Dr. Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
34 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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If one receives a dura mater transplant, is the recipient required to take immunosuppressant medication for life, as with other tissue transplants?

If one receives a dura mater transplant, is the recipient required to take immunosuppressant medication for life, as with other tissue transplants?

No immunos required: No immunosuppression is required for a dura mater transplant, or for most types of tissue transplants. Most of these tissues have been processed in ways that remove the antigens (proteins) exposure to the new host's immune system and therefore do not provke a rejection response. The big risk for dura mater transplants is creutzfeld-jacob disease (prions) transmission. ...Read more

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Dura mater in brain and spinal chord, can you tell me more?

Dura mater in brain and spinal chord, can you tell me more?

Dura mater: The dura mater is a thick membrane that covers the brain and the spinal cord, it is a protective membrane and holds the brain and spinal cord in place and is also the structure that gets infected when one has a "meningitis" ...Read more

Dr. David Lundin Dr. Lundin
Neurosurgery
23 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

Up to 2 years : Traumatic brain injury (concussion falls into this category) are notoriously slow to heal taking months or even years to fully improve. In some cases the resultant symptoms can be permanent especially if the injuries happen repetitively (think football). ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Was told that if the tumours continue to re-grow they would have to remove the whole dura matter. Is this surgically possible?

Ask your doctor: Since you have a doctor giving you this advise...Please ask this question to your treating doctor. Anything can be removed surgically including dura mater, if needed and medically indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Dr. Felizardo Belga Dr. Belga
General Practice
59 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

Weight risks: Any steroids either parenteral or oral has its risks/side effects especially in the long run. Affects a lot of organ systems. So your md who is taking care of you will brief you more of it. And remember, your condition is an auto-immune condition. What steroids and other meds being used or available is just a palliative measure - quiet down or blocks the inflammatory reaction of these condition. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen Dr. Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
27 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What are the difference between lamina dura and the bundle bone?

What are the difference between lamina dura and the bundle bone?

No difference!: Lamina dura is bundle bone that lies adjacent to the periodontal ligament, lining the tooth socket. The lamina dura surrounds the tooth socket and provides the attachment surface with which the sharpey's fibers of the periodontal ligament perforate. On an x-ray a lamina dura will appear as a radiopaque line surrounding the tooth root. An intact lamina dura is seen as a sign of healthy periodontium. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Richards Dr. Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Can dura puncture from csection cause meningitis?

Can dura puncture from csection cause meningitis?

Spinal Anesthesia: Very very rarely. I have never seen it. If you have a fever and stiff neck->doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez Dr. Prieto-hernandez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Sufro de cólicos fuertes que me provocan sudor frio, vomito, etapas de dearrea o estreñimiento, mi periodo dura 8 dias y de esos de 3 a 5 dias me dan?

Sufro de cólicos fuertes que me provocan sudor frio, vomito, etapas de dearrea o estreñimiento, mi periodo dura 8 dias y de esos de 3 a 5 dias me dan?

Toma Aleve : Naproxen 220 mg ( Aleve) una o Dos tabletas con comida cûando tengas tu primer sangrado de la regla ayuda dos veces al dia sin Receta o Ibuprofen (Motrin) 200 mg dos tabletas tres veces al dia con comidas mientras tengas el periodo ayuda, Si no functiona mejor es que Veas y consultes a un ginecologo ! ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Glassman Dr. Glassman
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Hi I have been feling realy deprest latly I am tierd no mater how much sleep i get i don't won't to do enything or talk to enyone what can I do?

Hi I have been feling realy deprest latly I am tierd no mater how much sleep i get i don't won't to do enything or talk to enyone what can I do?

Please Seek Help: I'm glad that you have reached out in this way. It is your first step in feeling better. Please see your doctor, who can evaluate the cause of the problem and help you to feel better. Your doctor may also help you find a therapist, someone experienced and completely private to talk with. ...Read more

Dr. Piotr Obara Dr. Obara
Radiology
10 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Mri with findings of mild chronic white mater supratentorially in periventricular region. Is this something to worry about or normal aging process.

Mri with findings of mild chronic white mater supratentorially in periventricular region. Is this something to worry about or normal aging process.

Mild ischemic change: Signal abnormalities in the supratentorial white matter, which are best appreciated on the flair sequence of the MRI exam, in general are not very specific and may be the result of various processes. However, in older adults these are very common and in most cases the result of small vessel ischemic changes; essentially considered a normal part of aging given the high prevalence. ...Read more

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can I get pregnant if the guy mater bated in a paper towel but some went on the bed. he finger ed me but not 100% he didn't touch the bed where wet?

Can I get pregnant if the guy mater bated in a paper towel but some went on the bed. he finger ed me but not 100% he didn't touch the bed where wet?

Possibly : Pregnancy is possible anytime semen is placed in the vaginal area ( playing "nearsy") whether by fingers, a penis, or a turkey baster.However it sounds improbable that u conceived in this instance. If ur period is late it is still a good idea to check a pregnancy test and it is also a good idea to see about starting a reliable method of contraception before u do get pregnant unless u want a baby. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Just started taking a pack of contraceptive pills but i always seem to be either taking it at 11 wen i forget at 10 does this mater much?

Just started taking a pack of contraceptive pills but i always seem to be either taking it at 11 wen i forget at 10 does this mater much?

1 hour OK: If you are saying you are taking it one hour late pretty often, a) that is ok, and b) it is a hint you should move your time by an hour and just take it at 11! keep it simple to facilitate your schedule / memory / compliance. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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I was treated foe chlamydia around 2 weeks ago, was a weeks course of antibiotics 2 to be taken daily yet I vomited 2 tablets back up does that mater?

I was treated foe chlamydia around 2 weeks ago, was a weeks course of antibiotics 2 to be taken daily yet I vomited 2 tablets back up does that mater?

Probably not: Your 6 days of antibiotics should be sufficient. This presumes that your sexual partner(s) have been treated as well, or you can contract it again. You should be rechecked to assure that it is cleared. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Masson Dr. Masson
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

Sometimes: Definitely needs to be watched carefully. Sometimes resolves with a spinal drain alone, but sustained leakage through the wound requires re operation. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Had an epidural blood patch, does spinal fluid recover itself?, What happens with the blood that got injected in my dura? Does it all go bac to normal

Had an epidural blood patch, does spinal fluid recover itself?, What happens with the blood that got injected in my dura? Does it all go bac to normal

Blood patch outcome: The CSF replaces itself about every 8 hours. The blood of the blood patch forms a clot near any hole in the dura, otherwise it is reabsorbed and recycled. ...Read more