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Risk Of Infant Brain Damage
Continue taking your: Child to early intervention (http://www.Health.Ny.Gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/) to monitor his hearing & development till age 3, then to your public school district's child find for evaluation, since learning disabilities, fine motor delays & attention problems may not show up till school-age. Severe motor or cognitive impairments would've been found on testing by now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
No: The two issues are not directly related. ...Read more
Rarely: Jaundice caused by high level of bilirubin in blood can lead to brain damage by compromising the integrity of neuronal cells. Infants with hemolytic disease, e.g., ABO incompatiblity, are at higher risk. Extreme preemies are also at high risk even with modestly elevated bilirubin level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not uncommon: When Insulin first came out, back in 1921 the fatalities from hypoglycemia were quite common. Now, the monitoring, accurate finger stick readings and understanding of how Insulin works, delays and quick carb tabs for low sugars makes the fatalities much less common. Still very important to work with your team of docs to prevent low blood sugars and brain damage. ...Read more
You're kidding right: I've heard some interesting myths proposed by the anti-circumcision crowd, but this one is bizarre. The effect on infants does cause diminished activity and feeding aggressiveness for a few hours before it reverts to normal.There are no other behavioral effects of note.There is no evidence to support the myth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally small: Accidents do happen, but you would be more likely to get a concussion playing football or soccer. Since judo does not involve strikes or kicks to the head, it is pretty safe in that regard. The first thing you learn is how to fall without hitting the back of your head. I took judo for close to 20 yrs without a single head injury - but if you play rough, the risk increases just like other sports ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?
Judgement: There's no answer to your question. No one has collected a series of 5, 000 people like you and tested the two options. This is where having a doctor whom you trust and who knows your history and all about you makes all the difference. (your question exemplifies why computers are never going to be able to practice medicine!). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival? Any possible impairment?
Not good : Sorry about this one, but there will be a suboptimal outcome at best. Survival may be issue, talk to your doctors, and perhaps an eeg can guide decisions, but hard to predict outcome of comas. Sounds like a profound traumatic event, and since young and severe, have a family conference with the treatment team, and get all your questions answered. ...Read more
Yes..Back & No Smoke: The studies clearly show there are things that can be done to reduce the incidence of sids. There are 2 essential things to reduce your baby's risk of sids. Sleep them on their backs every time they sleep and do not smoke - not even if you go outside. The chemicals in smoke end up on your clothes and affect baby's breathing pattern. Also, sleeping in separate bed but in parent's room is safest! ...Read more
Probably: No extensive information is available on lsd effects on pubertal (teenage) brains, but what we do know is that it is likely that developing brain tissue is harmed by lsd. Some reports state that it is not permanently harmful, but these reports were based on adult brains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?
Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more
Can anesthesia cause brain damage or reduce cognition? Not from complications but purely from the anesthesia affecting your brain?
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