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How is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy treated?

How is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy treated?

Hearing loss: Theoretically, hypoxia can affect any part of the brain, hence it is possible for auditory cortex be involved causing deafness. Not sure how often it occurs. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more


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What can be done for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

What can be done for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

Hypoxia encephalopat: Symptoms of hypoxia encephalopathy are altered mental status, agitation, sleep disturbance, confusion, and even seizures. Medications may control these symptoms. Other supportive measures as needed. Usually it is a total care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

What are the causes of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

Lack of oxygen/blood: Hypoxic-ischemic encepahalopathy is caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow. This can occur around the time of birth, for example, from compression of the umbilical cord, or throughout life for example from cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from hie(hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy)for the past3&1/2yrs(almost nw) coz I dn't wanna bother any1 anymo'?

I have been suffering from hie(hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy)for the past3&1/2yrs(almost nw) coz I dn't wanna bother any1 anymo'?

Hypoxic Ischemic : Encephalopathy is diagnosed in newborn infants who have varying degrees of brain damage from perinatal asphyxia, reduced blood flow & oxygen, that occur just before or during labor & delivery. Please check your diagnosis & re-frame your question with the symptoms that impair your functioning & the specific kind of help, advice &/or resources you are seeking. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is medication treatment of ischemic encephalopathy for adults? Men 54 years old is sick for 20 years. Dizziness, tremor, headages, weakness.

What is medication treatment of ischemic encephalopathy for adults? Men 54 years old is sick for 20 years. Dizziness, tremor, headages, weakness.

Encephalopathy: Ischemia is tissue damage from poor blood flow. If blood flow cannot be restored by stenting a blocked vessel, then usually we focus on managing cholesterol, blood pressure and other conditions which damage blood vessels like diabetes and smoking. A neurology consultation is needed. ...Read more

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How long is my son's hospital stay likely to be if he had hypoxemic ischemic encephalopathy?

How long is my son's hospital stay likely to be if he had hypoxemic ischemic encephalopathy?

Variable: Your baby will need to pass several milestones before discharge. The doctor will want baby to be stable in mutlple areas, breathing, feeding, gaining weight, etc. ...Read more

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Does hypoxemic ischemic encephalopathy happen more in males than females?

Does hypoxemic ischemic encephalopathy happen more in males than females?

No: The hie is similar to choking enough to stop breathing for an extended period & get brain damage. Sex doesn't matter, the triggering stress is an equal factor. If blood flow to brain is interrupted or oxygen is unable to enter the blood, the injury can occur. This could be true knots in the umbilical cord, a cord wrapped around the neck or trapped in a clenched fist, stress at or before birth etc. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hypoxic ischemic encepathalopathy and infant stroke the same thing?

Help docs, is hypoxic ischemic encepathalopathy and infant stroke the same thing?

No: Hypoxic events tend to involve large areas of the brain and can produce generalized problems like general seizures and defects in several areas of function. An infant stroke would indicate a more localized area of injury with potential for focal seizures and specific loss of function based on the location involved. ...Read more

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An infant born premature through C-section who never cried; mri: http://bit. Ly/12eymz7 which says profound hypoxic ischaemic injury. How to deal?

An infant born premature through C-section who never cried; mri: http://bit. Ly/12eymz7 which says profound hypoxic ischaemic injury. How to deal?

No easy answer: So profoundly sorry to here about your baby. There are never any easy answers here. I have seen miracle babies in this situation, but as likely is a baby with a lifetime of challenges, dependency and need. You need to sit down with neonatologist, a pediatric neurologist and have a frank and open discussion about what lies ahead for you and this child. There is not a one size fits all answer. ...Read more

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My son was born w/ dual pneumothorax ischemic hypoxia &congenital pneumonia. I was diagnosed with mild chorioamnitis. Should I worry in future pregnancy?

My son was born w/ dual pneumothorax ischemic hypoxia &congenital pneumonia. I was diagnosed with mild chorioamnitis. Should I worry in future pregnancy?

Unclear: These issues seem to more related to the delivery itself rather than a pregnancy problem. However, with so many complications, it would be prudent to speak to your OB doctor as to what initiated all the issues. ...Read more

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What are the available treatments for hypoxic eschemic encephalopathy?

What are the available treatments for hypoxic eschemic encephalopathy?

Hypoxia encephalopat: Symptoms of hypoxia encephalopathy are altered mental status, agitation, sleep disturbance, confusion, and even seizures. Medications may control these symptoms. Other supportive measures as needed. Usually it is a total care. ...Read more

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Is it true that a person will have hearing loss if they developed hypoxic encephalopathy?

Is it true that a person will have hearing loss if they developed hypoxic encephalopathy?

Hearing loss: Theoretically, hypoxia can affect any part of the brain, hence it is possible for auditory cortex be involved causing deafness. Not sure how often it occurs. ...Read more

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Do ischemic events run in the family?

Do ischemic events run in the family?

Yes: Ischemic events like heart attacks and strokes do tend to cluster in families. ...Read more

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What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause. ...Read more

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How could I have ischemic colitis at age 28?

How could I have ischemic colitis at age 28?

Very unusual: Ischemic colitis typically affect the older population with intrinsic vascular disease and secondary factors such as tobacco use, dehydration (in sufficient intake or due to medication). It can also happen at times as a complication with certain procedures. Work with your doctor, make sure it is the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

Low blood flow: Ischemia is due in general to inadequate circulation
colitis relates to the colon large bowel
large or small blood vessel obstruction, thrombosis, embolism and some spastic vascular situations may cause ischemic bowel. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Encephalopathy (Definition)

Encephalon means brain, pathy means abnormal, so the full term means abnormal brain. I see the statement used by many of my colleagues, but it is not a diagnosis, ...Read more