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Doctor insights on: Handling Kernicterus Condition

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Can you reverse kernicterus?

Can you reverse kernicterus?

Kernicterus: Once the neurological symptoms and signs of kernicterus are established, then it is not revrersible. The child will have permenant neurological disabilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Valerie Hines
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Kernicterus (Definition)

When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. It can cause athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing loss, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Kernicterus?

What is the definition or description of: Kernicterus?

Brain damage & bili: When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. It can cause athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing loss, vision problems, mental retardation. ...Read more

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What is kernicterus?

What is kernicterus?

Term definitions: Kernicterus is a term uses to describe the effect that occurs when bilirubin rises to toxic levels in a baby and injures brain cells. It goes through several phases leading to a variety of permanent defects. These can include a movement disorder, deafness, visual problems and others. Recognition and treatment of high bilirubin levels can prevent this if done quickly. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kernicterus?

Kernicterus tests: Kernicterus is a devastating chronic disabling condition characterized by the clinical tetrad of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy, central neural hearing loss, palsy of the vertical gaze, and tooth enamel hypoplasia as the result of bilirubin-induced cell toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kernicterus?

CNS damage: Symptoms of kernicterus include hearing loss, spasticity and delays in development, including cognitive, motor and personal social areas. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kernicterus?

What is the treatment for kernicterus?

Prevention: Kernicterus occurs as a result of newborn jaundice of a severely high level that is untreated. I have not seen nor heard of a case in my entire career. Newborn jaundice is common and is easily treated with sun, phototherapy, or in severe cases exchange transfusion. (have not seen that in 20+ years). The best treatment is prevention. ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus talk, read and write?

Kernicterus: Children with kernicterus usually have significant neurological, cognitive, learning and movement disorders, isolated hearing loss, and auditory dysfunction may be noted. They are likely to not be able to talk, read and write. ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus eventually talk, read or write?

Mostly not: Most of chidren who survived kernicterus-severe bilirubin toxicity-develop sensorineural hearing loss and athetoid type cerebral palsy which adversely affects coordination of fine movements. Neuronal damage in cerebral cortex often associated in kernicterus results in hampering of higher cognitive function. ...Read more

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Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?

Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?

Spasticity: Basal ganglia and substantia nigra are different structures. Injuring the basal ganglia, such as by stroke, may cause spasticity. Injuring the substantia nigra may cause parkinsons symptoms, such as tremor and rigidity. Rigidity and spasticity are not the same, as you recognize. These two different structures of the brain modulate movement differently, that is why the symptoms are different. ...Read more

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Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Either potentially: Cooking does not inactivate the malfolded infectious prion protein nor does formalin treatment. It was shown decades ago that brain in formalin for years could transmit cjd. ...Read more

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How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

Ask around: People you could ask include your gp, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami. Org, nmha. Org and dbsalliance. Org. ...Read more

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What are the hazards of handling silver?

In what form?: Pure solid silver, as in jewelry? Liquid silver? Are you taking pure silver or compound that has some silver in it? Please ask again and clarify. The condition of silver toxicity, is called Argyria. See the article, which discuses how one might be harmed by silver. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Argyria ...Read more

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I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

Lots of tips: Breath in 4 counts, breathe out 7 counts. Close your eyes and pretend you are somewhere on vacation. Imagine yourself being there. Different types of stress lend themselves to different ways of handling it. For more than a bandaid, a good psychotherapist or mind-body medicine practitioner can be extremely helpful in the long run. ...Read more

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Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Varies on severity: Of compromise of the blood supply. Individuals with vaso-occlusive disease such as diabetes may be prone to more extensive disease and complications. However brief contact is unlikely to cause frostbite. ...Read more

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What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

Communication is key: Check for hearing and may need to remove wax or change the tone of speech. Check for visual activity and may need routine eye care. Check for memory to ensure safety and to maintain independence otherwise potential vulnerable and it needs to be addressed by elder attorney and geriatrician. Check for safety to prevent falls and accidents. and check for nutrition - balanced diet is maintained ...Read more

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What steps should I take to become better at handling pain?

What steps should I take to become better at handling pain?

Pain psychologist: Techniques like biofeedback, relaxation therapy and guided imagery help you take your mind and off pain and reduce anxiety. Coping skills are also key. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with handling confrontation better?

Can you tell me how to deal with handling confrontation better?

An assertiveness: Book, such as "when I say no, I feel guilty, " might help. A mental health professional could help you learn what you fear about confrontation and how to overcome that. Most people find confrontation distressing, but handling it is a skill that can be learned. ...Read more

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Hi. I would appreciate a professional answer to my question please. What is the best way of handling life with ADD? Diagnosed at 22, w/meds from 2012

Hi. I would appreciate a professional answer to my question please. What is the best way of handling life with ADD? Diagnosed at 22, w/meds from 2012

I DoNotBelieveAnyone: Really knows. Like many diagnostic terms, ADD is only a label for some generalities of behaviors which become accepted, yet represents only a superficial manifestation of a large variety of underlying issues. Thus the label (Diagnosis) does not have any certain universal basis much less any great insight about bases (within the medical community) & even less known reliable treatment strategies. ...Read more