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Is there treatment for diffuse swelling of the brain stem in children? Thank you

Is there treatment for diffuse swelling of the brain stem in children? Thank you

What's diagnosis?: Treatment of a condition such as brain swelling should always be preferentially directed at the cause (infectious, autoimmune inflammatory, toxic, etc.). Generic treatment without a diagnosis is certainly possible and should be instituted with steroids if nothing else is found but this has its drawbacks so needs to seriously considered. Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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Hello, what iş the latest technics in the treatment of serious Cervical disc hernia?

Hello, what iş the latest technics in the treatment of serious Cervical disc hernia?

Conservative first: Conservative treatments are always tried first and include physical therapy, targeted pain therapy, heat, massage, and analgesics. If your symptoms are not relieved anymore by such therapies, then seek out a neurosurgeon to discuss the possible risks and benefits of a cervical spine surgery. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-treatment ...Read more

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What is the recommended course of action for treating degeneration and bulging in all of my lumbar discs?

What is the recommended course of action for treating degeneration and bulging in all of my lumbar discs?

No surgery!: Multiple bulging discs is the main cause for 'failed back surgery'. Bulging of discs is a normal phenomenon of aging and only if it causes nerve compression and leg radiculopathy (radiating pain), can a decompression improve things. The back needs gently daily stretching, sometimes some anti inflammatories and healthy core muscle without being overweight to protect it. ...Read more

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What is new in medicin/rehab regarding treatment and correcting the lifelong difficulties/handicap/reconstructing of large burntrauma (electric)?

What is new in medicin/rehab regarding treatment and correcting the lifelong difficulties/handicap/reconstructing of large burntrauma (electric)?

Microcurrent: Our physical therapy department has had success with a type of electrical stimulation machine called frequency specific microcurrent. See the website for referrals to practitioners and, if the person you call hasn't ever treated this extensive electrical burn, refer them to the fsm practitioner website where they can learn what frequencies to run for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of cutting the median nerve?Is there any hope for treatment?

What is the treatment of cutting the median nerve?Is there any hope for treatment?

Depends: Depends on where the cut was? I have seen a handful of individuals have nerve grafting surgeries. Results varied and for those the completely failed, the patients did a poor job of following the surgeon's instructions. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?

That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for 1cm benign cyst on the cervical spine..? Also what are the risks?

What is the treatment for 1cm benign cyst on the cervical spine..? Also what are the risks?

Probably none needed: Benign means not cancer and stable. You probably have had it for years. Why did you have the image taken in the first place? If the symptoms go away, its fine. If it gets worse, it is probably something else and you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment.Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?

A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment.Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?

Sort of: We have some newer forms of L-DOPA, like Duodopa, and Rytary, and Deep Brain Stimulation seems to be used earlier and in more patients, but otherwise, not any profound advances, so far. However, loads of research programs under supervision of some outstanding Movement Disorder Specialists. If you are available, there may be some areas of benefit to consider. ...Read more

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What are treatments of an ependymoma of the spinal cord?

What are treatments of an ependymoma of the spinal cord?

Depends on exact: Location. Some could be intramedullary others extramedullary. Depends on how much mass effect it's exerting, and symptoms. See your neurosurgoen to better review your mris, rule out other issues with the rest of your neural axis. By checking MRI of your brain, cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine with and without contrast, and then deciding on treatment, surgery may be needed... ...Read more

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Just diagnosis with infolding of arytenoids. What is the cause of this, treatment, prognosis?

Just diagnosis with infolding of arytenoids. What is the cause of this, treatment, prognosis?

Cartilage issue: From what I recall it has to do with supporting cartilage. Often it is treated surgically. Since my knowledge is limited on this subject I suggest you speak to an ENT. ...Read more

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What are the signs of failed treatment of the brain cancer?

What are the signs of failed treatment of the brain cancer?

Progression of cance: The signs that treatment has failed- are indicated by the lack of improvement clinically -for example-persistent or worsening symptomatology; and progression of disease/cancer-i, e, enlargement of the mass -shown on imaging studies ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammation of the spinal cord?

What is the treatment for inflammation of the spinal cord?

Depends on disease: Myelitis- inflammation of the spinal cord is treated in several different ways depending on the reason for the inflammation. It could be treated with steroids, antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and several therapies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for for arteriovenous malformations (avm) of the brain?

What is the treatment for for arteriovenous malformations (avm) of the brain?

Several types : Depending on the size, location, and particular anatomy of the avm, treatments could include: embolization, radiosurgery, open brain surgery, or a combination of these treatments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and long term prognosis of someone with a hyalinizing trabecular tumor of the thyroid?

What is the treatment and long term prognosis of someone with a hyalinizing trabecular tumor of the thyroid?

HTT: Or hyalinizing trabecular tumor is a rare and controversial thyroid lesion as to whether it is benign or malignant. For the most part, it is believed to be a benign lesion with low likelihood for malignant potential and current recommendations is for a lobectomy and clinical follow-up and surveillance. ...Read more

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What is required for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond the signs of dementia?

What is required for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond the signs of dementia?

Medical examination: It is important to exclude the possibility that the signs of dementia are caused by some reversible condition, e.g. Vitamin B12 deficiency, . ...Read more

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What are the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for spinal stenosis?

What are the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for spinal stenosis?

It depends: These arethe result after 8 years follow up for patients have the sugery.There were 68% excellent and good, 22% fair and 10% poor results. Back pain was relieved in 91% of the patients. Leg pain was relieved in 76% of the patients. Numbness was relieved in 87% of the patients. Five patients had re-operations. ...Read more

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What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?

What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?

Treatment: The medications reduce rigidity and tremor but probably don't retard the progression of the pathology. If the patient's quality of life has not been significantly impacted, delaying the institution of medication may not be crucial. A neurologist would be best to advise you, however. ...Read more

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My doctor commented the Osseous structures are remarkable for mild degenerative changes of the spine. What does that mean?

My doctor commented the Osseous structures are remarkable for mild degenerative changes of the spine. What does that mean?

Incidental findings: The bone parts of your spine have early signs of wear or age frequently asymptomatic this is a normal report for those over thirty your facet joints may have light sclerosis and spurring ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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Phytotherapy (Definition)

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