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Penumbra Vs Amnesia
TGA/TEA: TEA recurs,is usually brief (Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there the same risk of post-operative death (e.G., cardiac arrhythmia) from conscious sedation as there is with general anesthesia?
Both fairly safe,: Yet, i would tend not to use tegretol due to its potential for adverse effects, such as lowering sodium, causing bone marrow anemias, affecting liver function, but also raising cholesterol levels (which indirectly might harm the heart eventually). Big issue with Lamictal is occasional rash, but otherwise, not a bad choice and well tolerated. ...Read more
After vs before: Anterograde amnesia is difficulty remembering things since the injury, hence it is a sign that the centers to encode new memories may not be functioning. Retrograde amnesia is difficulty remembering things that occurred before the injury, and is more of a sign of difficulty in retrieving old memories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Names of most suitable ssri antidepressant needed for multiinfarct stroke dementia patient, 67, with minor congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes. Dosage and duration info appreciated.
SSRIs: There is some evidence that ssris help with post stroke remodeling where the brain works on regrowing connections between brain areas that were not killed by the stroke. There is also evidence they help prevent post stroke depression that is very common. Not much reason to think one ssri is better than another. See your prescriber for specific dosage recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: This is a complex question. It depends on what percent of is already showing signs of infarction (dead brain) rather than just ischemia (brain at risk).... When we see > 1/3 of territory abnormal on initial ct scan, it is a contraindication for tpa (alteplase). It also depends on how long the symptoms have been occurring. But to answer your question, theoretically all could potentially benefit. ...Read more
For discharge: Post anesthesia recovery score basically helps to tell when a patient is ready to discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (pacu). Patients should be awake, have stable and normal vital signs, have controlled pain, minimal nausea, and show no ill effects from surgery or anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
General Anesthesia: Any surgery on the esophagus is done with some form of general anesthesia. This may be supplemented by the use of a thoracic epidural to assist you with postoperative pain control. Your anesthesiologist will be available to answer any specific questions before your surgery. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is part of ACLS: securing airway with the breathing tube is the recognized part of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support algorithm, i.e. it is very effective. However, cardiac arrest per se in adults often happens due to abnormal electrical activity in the heart and that is why defibrillators, whether in the healthcare facilities or for public use, are recommended to be used first. ...Read more
What does (1) 436 -Acute, but ill-defined, cerebrovascular disease and (2) 434.10 Cerebral embolism, without mention of cerebral inf codes mean?
Anesthesia for teeth: Local anesthesia involves injection of local anesthetic drugs in your mouth to make the jaw numb so the wisdom teeth can be painlessly removed. General anesthesia, on the other hand, involves the injection of general anesthetic drugs or sedative through an I.V. It's very common in an oral surgeon's office for you to have both I.V. Anesthesia and local anesthesia. This is the most comfortable way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers