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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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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


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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

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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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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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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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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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What is micro angiopathic ischemic changes?

What is micro angiopathic ischemic changes?

MRI lingo: This is a description of white spots seen, using t2 software, within the white matter of brain in a nonspecific fashion. Although these could be non-diagnostic, they may well be associated with some atherosclerotic changes associated with aging. Smaller blood vessels are noted here, and unless you have had cerebrovascular events, it is unlikely that these represent strokes. ...Read more