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Doctor insights on: Shaken Brain Syndrome

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Describe shaken baby syndrome?

Describe shaken baby syndrome?

Shaken baby syndrome: This is a condition now known as abusive head injury, wherein a child experiences injury to the brain due to head trauma. The trauma often results from violent shaking or from blunt force injury to the head. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe, including coma and death. There are certain characteristic findings that may be present on physical exam. Imaging may aid diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can shaken baby syndrome cause behavioral/emotional problems?

Can shaken baby syndrome cause behavioral/emotional problems?

Absolutely: Depending on the severity, and if there is damage of the frontal lobe of the brain. Also, if there is still a pour child parent relationship, that can lead to behavioral and emotional problems. ...Read more

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Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Who Shakes Head?: The baby can't shake his head enough to cause damage. But if the baby is shaken by someone else there can be severe and fatal brain injury. Babies must not be shaken! ...Read more

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What is shaken baby syndrome?

What is shaken baby syndrome?

Pattern of injury: The SBS refers to a few physical findings that suggest that a baby was violently shaken. Most notable are petecial hemorrhages within the retina that are visible to exam of the inner eye.These reflect violent pressure that has causes tiny blood vessels to burst.Brain hemorrhage from the same process is common & sometimes bone chips are sheared off the upper arms at the same time. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

No: Marfan syndrome affects the eyes and damages one's vision, and the syndrome affects the lining of the spinal cord, but it typically does not cause brain problems. ...Read more

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What happens in shaken baby syndrome?

What happens in shaken baby syndrome?

Brain Injury: The brain bounces back and forth in the skull resulting in bruising and brocken blood vessels. If severe enough increase in intracranial pressure and inability to get the nutrition it needs to stay alive. In ability for the fluid then to drain resulting in hydrocephalous. ...Read more

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Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes: Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought. ...Read more

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Can wernicke-korsakoff syndrome turn into alzheimer's?

Can wernicke-korsakoff syndrome turn into alzheimer's?

No: Wernicke-korsakoff syndrome is caused by vitamin b1 thiamine deficiency. It is caused mostly by alcoholism. It can cause neurological problems like tremors. If left untreated it can lead to confusion ; coma. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. The cause is unknown but may have links to genes ; chronic inflammation. There are increased plaques ; tangles near dying brain cells. ...Read more

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Whats traumatic compartment syndrome?

Whats traumatic compartment syndrome?

High pressure: After trauma such as a broken bone the pressure in the "compartment" where the bone and muscle are contained can get very high because fluid and blood fill it. It can get so high as to cut off oxygen to the muscles and nerves which can die. It is an emergency that needs to be evaluated by a doctor for possible surgery to release the compartments. Failure to do so can cause loss of use of that limb. ...Read more

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Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Well it can. : paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system usually can have varying symptoms of all kinds depending on the body part being injured. one of the things that can be injured is known as Dysautonomia. This means injury to the body functions that are involuntary that includes heart rate. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called brain dysfunction (encephalopathy).?

Describe the disorder called brain dysfunction (encephalopathy).?

Delirium: Encephalopathy refers to symptoms related to the brains higher cognitive or thinking functions. This means people have altered levels of consciousness ( lethargic or even comatose to agitated and restless) they are often confused, may have hallucinations, . It is a consequence of a large # of possible problems from infections, drug side effects, to things like kidney or liver failure. ...Read more

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What's the difference between shaken baby syndrome and an epileptic seizure?

What's the difference between shaken baby syndrome and an epileptic seizure?

Huge difference: Shaken baby syndrome is a complex of intrabrain and retinal hemorrhages from hitting, hard shaking and head banging of a (usually) crying infant to try and shut them up. It is a serious form of child abuse. Seizures are due to electrical disturbance of the brain which can be from tumors, malformations, vascular lesions or simply no known cause. It is an accident and not due to abuse. ...Read more

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What is this shaken baby syndrome?

What is this shaken baby syndrome?

Adult shakes baby: When an adult shakes an infant or young child, their head rocks back and the brain inside the skull is shaken back and forth striking the inside of the skull and being deformed during the movements. In addition, blood vessels may be torn. ...Read more

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Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

No: It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). ...Read more

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Could osteogenesis imperfecta look similar to shaken baby syndrome in a deceased infant?

Could osteogenesis imperfecta look similar to shaken baby syndrome in a deceased infant?

Location/type of fx: Oi has several sub forms and the type & location of their fx are often used to help classify their subgroup. That said, the type and pattern of intentional trauma is recognizable. Breaks that show symetrical shoulder fx from shaking of a child lifted by his upper arms/ circumferential skull fx, etc. I believe a sub-board of pediatrics recognises those with the added training to sort these out. ...Read more

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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more