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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Is static encephalopathy a common disease?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Is static encephalopathy a common disease?

Not a disease: Encephalopathy is term to describe diffuse brain dysfunction of any etiology, and indeed is found quite frequently. The goal is to uncover cause, as treatment then becomes viable. ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich
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Can you tell me about encephalopathy?

Dr. James Goodrich
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Can you tell me about encephalopathy?

Encephalopathy: Encephalopathy is a general term to refer to an injury to the brain, by trauma, infection, anoxia, bleeding among other causes. In short the brain has been injured by any of the above mechanisns, there are others but these are the most common. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What is the definition or description of: encephalopathy?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Generic : Encephalon means brain, pathy means abnormal, so the full term means abnormal brain. I see the statement used by many of my colleagues, but it is not a diagnosis, merely a generic expression. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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If I develop encephalopathy, how will it be treated?

Dr. Martin Raff
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If I develop encephalopathy, how will it be treated?

Due to what?: Encephalopathy means damage to the brain and its functioning. There are numerous causes for this. Some are direct and others affect the brain by metabolic changes due to disease occurring elsewhere. Examples include infection, kidney failure, liver failure, vitamin deficiencies, drugs taken for other reasons, etc. You must know why the encephalopathy is occurring to answer this meaningfully. ...Read more

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Dr. Julian Bragg
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What are the indications someone has wernicke's encephalopathy?

Dr. Julian Bragg
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What are the indications someone has wernicke's encephalopathy?

The three Ws: The classical triad of wernickes is mental status changes, gait ataxia (discoordination), and incontinence. That being said, the majority of patients with wernickes do not display this triad, and as such we will often treat them empirically with thiamine, especially if they have a history of nutritional compromise. ...Read more

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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What can you tell me about encephalopathy?

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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What can you tell me about encephalopathy?

A lot!!: Briefly encephalopathy is a term used when the brain is affected universally by either metabolic, infective' hypoxic or toxic causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What is postpanoxic encephalopathy ?

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What is postpanoxic encephalopathy ?

Post-anoxic?: Post-anoxic encephalopathy occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time. There are many causes of this including when a patient suffers a cardiac arrest and survives a prolonged resuscitation attempt. Sometimes, in this case, the body survives but the brain suffers a severe injury and the patient does not awaken. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How can you heal encephalopathy naturally .?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Encephalopathy: Know of no natural treatment for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Adler
Board Certified, Pediatric Critical Care
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Explain what happens in postpanoxic encephalopathy?

Dr. Jason Adler
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Explain what happens in postpanoxic encephalopathy?

Encephalopathy: Post anoxic encephalopathy or hypoxic encephalopathy is a condition characterized by brain dysfunction caused by lack of oxygen delivery to the brain. The patient may have coma, seizures, agitation, motor, sensory, and/or cognitive impairment. Patient recovery from this state varies, but there may be significant residual neurological deficits. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Are there symptoms of encephalopathy?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Are there symptoms of encephalopathy?

See definition: Encephalopathy means pathology of brain. It is not a disease or specific, as it means abnormal brain. There are muliple variations depending on cause and presentation. Most common might be issues with focus, memory, and concentration. ...Read more

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