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What is kernicterus?

What is kernicterus?

Term definitions: Kernicterus is a term uses to describe the effect that occurs when bilirubin rises to toxic levels in a baby and injures brain cells. It goes through several phases leading to a variety of permanent defects. These can include a movement disorder, deafness, visual problems and others. Recognition and treatment of high bilirubin levels can prevent this if done quickly. ...Read more

Dr. David Boyle
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Kernicterus (Definition)

When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. It can cause athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing loss, ...Read more


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Can you reverse kernicterus?

Can you reverse kernicterus?

Kernicterus: Once the neurological symptoms and signs of kernicterus are established, then it is not revrersible. The child will have permenant neurological disabilities. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kernicterus?

Kernicterus tests: Kernicterus is a devastating chronic disabling condition characterized by the clinical tetrad of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy, central neural hearing loss, palsy of the vertical gaze, and tooth enamel hypoplasia as the result of bilirubin-induced cell toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kernicterus?

What are the symptoms of kernicterus?

CNS damage: Symptoms of kernicterus include hearing loss, spasticity and delays in development, including cognitive, motor and personal social areas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kernicterus?

Brain damage & bili: When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. It can cause athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing loss, vision problems, mental retardation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kernicterus?

What is the treatment for kernicterus?

Prevention: Kernicterus occurs as a result of newborn jaundice of a severely high level that is untreated. I have not seen nor heard of a case in my entire career. Newborn jaundice is common and is easily treated with sun, phototherapy, or in severe cases exchange transfusion. (have not seen that in 20+ years). The best treatment is prevention. ...Read more

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My baby 7 days old is diagnosed with high level of biliburin 15mg/dl, this is the first time baby had his blood test after week, is it kernicterus?

My baby 7 days old is diagnosed with high level of biliburin 15mg/dl, this is the first time baby had his blood test after week, is it kernicterus?

Unlikely: This is a moderate level for the bili level. Numbers over 25 or 30 would be suggestive but a single level in this range is relatively common in infants who do well. ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus talk, read and write?

Kernicterus: Children with kernicterus usually have significant neurological, cognitive, learning and movement disorders, isolated hearing loss, and auditory dysfunction may be noted. They are likely to not be able to talk, read and write. ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus eventually talk, read or write?

Mostly not: Most of chidren who survived kernicterus-severe bilirubin toxicity-develop sensorineural hearing loss and athetoid type cerebral palsy which adversely affects coordination of fine movements. Neuronal damage in cerebral cortex often associated in kernicterus results in hampering of higher cognitive function. ...Read more

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Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?

Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?

Spasticity: Basal ganglia and substantia nigra are different structures. Injuring the basal ganglia, such as by stroke, may cause spasticity. Injuring the substantia nigra may cause parkinsons symptoms, such as tremor and rigidity. Rigidity and spasticity are not the same, as you recognize. These two different structures of the brain modulate movement differently, that is why the symptoms are different. ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles I reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Body odor: Can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. Before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

For high BP: Eprosartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Eprosartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin ii receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only. It is also available as pacerone, brand name. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? What's your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action. ...Read more

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My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more

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I'm 38 I have plan to make a baby any medicine did I take to easy to pregnant me thank you and my husband he 's 47 yrs old so that's why I ask

I'm 38 I have plan to make a baby any medicine did I take to easy to pregnant me thank you and my husband he 's 47 yrs old so that's why I ask

Pregnancy: You need to know when you ovulate. If you have a 28 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 14 of the cycle. That is your prime time to get pregnant. To see how your ovarian reserve is, you need to have a fsh level drawn in your doctor's office. ...Read more

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I'm confused, was diagnosed over year ago with spontaneous onj now in grade/stage 4a. Why do some dr. S only believe get it if u taken osteo drugs & etc?

I'm confused, was diagnosed over year ago with spontaneous onj now in grade/stage 4a. Why do some dr. S only believe get it if u taken osteo drugs & etc?

Clarification….: Comment a little more on your question, please? I'd love to answer, but am not clear about your question. Were you diagnosed with onj without taking any medications and wonder why doctors are asking or assuming your history of bone-treating drug use? ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www. Empr. Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine?

What is the best medicine?

Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, I think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more

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What is medicine for acidity?

What is medicine for acidity?

Mylanta: Try otc mylanta or tums (calcium carbonate). Beside medications eat on time. Avoid spicy food. Medications like asprin and Ibuprofen should be avoided. If symptoms persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for dadar?

What is best medicine for dadar?

Dadar??: Could you possibly mean dandruff? I'm sorry I don't know what dadar is. .. please resubmit for clarification, at least to me:) ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pe?

What is the best medicine for pe?

Blood thinner: For PE (pulmonary embolism), there are many options including aspirin, Coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Pradaxa, Lovenox, Arixtra, unfractionated heparin. Which is better depends on your specific case and cannot be stated at this point. ...Read more

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