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How Much Brain Damage Is Suffered After 30 Minutes Of No Oxygen To Baby
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?
Yes: Severe anoxia causing brain injury and server handicap may not result in early infant death. Children with severe brain injury whether acquired late in pregnancy, even within days of the onset of labor, or less likely during labor may live for decades requiring a great deal of special care and services. ...Read more
Does oxygen desaturation on a long-haul flight (13.5 hours) cause any sort of brain damage to a baby? I've read they go as low as 80% and lower.
Odd comment: Babies with a normal lung structure will maintain normal oxygen levels on a long flight the same way any adult or older child would. There is no drop in the blood oxygen level during a flight. Pressurized air craft are a safe mode of travel for infants. Someone is providing you with goofy information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My niece was without oxygen for about 5 minutes was brought back but is now comatose for 13 days now she has brain damage and had EEG had 7 seizures?
Hypoxic encephal.: The hypoxia has likely resulted a secondary brain injury, and depending on age, the extent of recovery will be unknown for some time. The seizures are not unexpected and will need control, but likely not to be a long-term challenge. Have a neurology consult, provide supportive care, and hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my husbands oxygen level got down in the 50s after getting a chest tube, can he have some brain damage?
Good question: I am assuming when he had the chest tube put in he was monitored and had some sedation? Sometimes the pulse oximeter readings can be off (movement, poor contact)...Especially when procedures are being done. I would bring your concerns to the treating m.D's, but i suspect that the dip was only transient and did not cause any permanent damage. ...Read more
Hypoxia: That depends on many factors: age of the person when it happened (children tolerate low oxygen better than adults), duration of the low oxygen (longer is worse), how healthy the person is (medical conditions may make the person more sensitive), and the body temperature of the person when it happened (the colder they were, the less oxygen their body and brain needed). There's no simple answer. ...Read more
Generally no: A simple faint restores adequate blood flow to the brain as you become horizontal, and recovery is forthcoming. If you have brain damage from a faint it can be from a near- fatal arrhythmia (such as from long qt syndrome or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.), or prolonged seizure. A physician can help determine if there is cause for concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ate one foxglove flower a few years ago by an accident, it contains a digoxin which slows oxygen to the brain, might I have brain damage?
Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more
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