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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Anoxic Brain

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Could you tell me if someone is in an anoxic brain a coma does that mean they're in a 'vegetative state'?

Could you tell me if someone is in an anoxic brain a coma does that mean they're in a 'vegetative state'?

Possibly: It depends on the level of coma. ( there are several) if they do not at all interact with their environment, it is most likely they may remain in that vegetative state. It also depends on the age of the patient. Children will sometimes improve. A very complex question with more information needed to give a really good answer. ...Read more

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How do you define anoxic brain injury?

How do you define anoxic brain injury?

No oxygen: An anoxic brain injury is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can be global in nature, as in chocking or near-drowning, or it can be local, as in a stroke. ...Read more

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What is anoxic brain injury?Is it enough to determine the patient has it by just having an eeg

What is anoxic brain injury?Is it enough to determine the patient has it by just having an eeg

Usually: Physicians rely on a history, physical examination, a period of observation of the patient and changes in their examination, eeg, and ct of brain and/or MRI of brain to make this diagnosis. I'm sorry you and your loved one are going through this. ...Read more

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Can you re-write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg XR, since my anoxic brain injury which was in March they cut me off and my life is just getting worse?

Can you re-write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg XR, since my anoxic brain injury which was in March they cut me off and my life is just getting worse?

Controlled drug: Xanax (alprazolam) Is a controlled medication and must be prescribed by a licensed physician. Speak with your primary care doctor or request a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old  son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

School saying Help!: An evaluation by a team - dbpede, neurologist, neuropsychologist, child psychiatrist, et al will establish both categorical & etiologic diagnoses & provide recommendations for medical, educational, behavioral & social/adaptive interventions to help your son function to the best of his ability in his transition to adulthood. Idea requires the school to pick a category for services & they need help. ...Read more

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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia. ...Read more

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Brain had no oxygen - consequences, what to do?

Brain had no oxygen - consequences, what to do?

Anoxic Brain Injury : Both glucose and oxygen are needed for brain metabolism and the brain cannot tolerate being without oxygen more than 5 minutes. ...Read more

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How long can the brain go without oxygen before damage occurs?

How long can the brain go without oxygen before damage occurs?

About 4 hours: From multiple studies with stroke, permanent brain damage occurs after three hours of interruption of blood supply. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like there's no oxygen going to my brain?

What to do if I am feeling like there's no oxygen going to my brain?

See your doctor: If no oxygen was "going to my brain", you would not be capable of asking this question. See your physician and explore why you have this feeling. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lack of oxygen to the brain?

What are the effects of lack of oxygen to the brain?

Stroke or death : If localized area then patient will have stroke but if it's global and for long time then can cause brain death. ...Read more

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How does a lack of oxygen affect the brain?

How does a lack of oxygen affect the brain?

Cerebral anoxia: Confusion or loss of consciousness, dizziness, seizures, coma. Oxygen deprivation to the brain causes brain cells to die within minutes. ...Read more

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Is all death lack of oxygen? Is all brain death lack of oxygen? Can humans die solely from too much oxygen?

Is all death lack of oxygen? Is all brain death lack of oxygen?  Can humans die solely from too much oxygen?

Not for "BrainDeath": Yes lack of oxygen is a cause of brain damage from a variety of causes. One can also have brain death from trauma (head injury). Also metabolic issues such as to low blood sugars. Also too much oxygen can damage the lung tissue. ...Read more

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Does a catscan show lack of oxygen in brain ?

Does a catscan show lack of oxygen in brain ?

CT scan brain: It can show that if the brain has suffered severe ischemic brain injury. However, in someone who is walking and talking, a ct is very unlikely to show any signs of a slightly diminished delivery of oxygen to the brain. ...Read more

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What are we doing in brain damage by lack of oxygen?

What are we doing in brain damage by lack of oxygen?

Hypoxia/anoxia: A lack or deficit of oxygen to the brain can occur for a variety of reasons. The term for this is hypoxia. Complete lack of oxygen is referred to as anoxia and is more severe. The neurons are particularly sensitive to this lack of oxygen and will die. This then results in the brain damage. In the most severe cirucumstances, this can lead to death of the patient. ...Read more

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How much brain damage is suffered after 30 minutes of no oxygen to baby?

How much brain damage is suffered after 30 minutes of no oxygen to baby?

Can't survive: If the brain is without oxygen, it will die after about 4 minutes. If the brain is still alive after 30 minutes, that brain was getting oxygen. ...Read more

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How many minutes without oxygen does it take before a child suffers permanent brain damage?

How many minutes without oxygen does it take before a child suffers permanent brain damage?

Varies: Depends on whether the deprivation is complete or not. The brain uses 20% of oxygen with every breatn taken because it is the most metabolically tissue in the body.Complete deprivation will kill the lower part of the brain in seconds. ...Read more

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Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause a air hunger feeling?

Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause a air hunger feeling?

Sure: The body is powerful and when not getting enough air (or oxygen) it will stimulate you to breath more coming from direction of your brain. It can also cause cloudy thinking or headaches. ...Read more