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Helping Unresponsive Stroke Victim
During resuscitation for an adult, what is the first thing you should do after a person is checked for unresponsiveness?
Is the medical definition of autism defined as being in a state of unresponsiveness to one's outside environment?
NO: Autism has a wide range within which the following are consistently present: -language and social skill deficits out of proportion to overall ability,-restricted, repetitive or stereotypical patterns of behavior, -difficulty with communication, -sometimes lack of interest in environment and other times hypersensitivity to environmental stimuli, absence of imaginative play, -lack of theory of mind ...Read more
Gall Bladder removal on my 24 year old wonderful daughter Post surgery, blood pressure very high muscle spasms, periods of unresponsiveness MRI clear?
Drug reaction?: May be a reaction to one if the myriad of medications, including the anesthesia that caused this, assuming it happened immediately after the operation. Ask for follow up with the anesthesiologist to get more input. If itnhappened in the operating room, it could have been related to a gas embolism, and that would resolve on its own. I'm sure she'll come around and be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Stroke: Repetitive motions working on the are where weakness exists will help. Be aware that depression and the loss of effort and or hope can be detrimental for recovery. Repetitive efforts to use the neural circuits which have been damaged however although frustrating can be quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Supportive: As with everyone, you should treat a stroke victim with respect. Give them support if they need it, help if they request it and space if they want it. Just think about how you would want to be treated in the same circumstance and let that be your guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very individualized: Hopefully, they regain full function w/ interdisciplinary care. Was it ischemic (lack of oxygen like heart attack) or hemmorhagic? What part of the brain? Cerebellum? Right hemisphere? Or left where 97% of patients have the speech center? Did the motor strip take a hit? Recovery takes time. You learn to work w/ deficits, head high. Success is a journey: Living the struggle is winning your life back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TIA vs CVA: Medically speaking, mini-strokes are transient ischemic attacks. Strokes come in two flavors: ischemic & hemorrhagic. Former is a clogged pipe while latter is a burst pipe. Patients who have had a stroke are at increase risk for another. And those who've had a mini-stroke are at great risk for a full blown stroke. Talk to family doc about symptoms in order to get more testing & optimize treatment. ...Read more
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